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How long after installing dialysis port you can actually have a dialysis treatment?

How long after installing dialysis port  you can actually have a dialysis treatment?

Immediately: If you are talking about a temporary port placed under the chest wall then it can be used immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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How long can a person with kidney failure be on morphine?

How long can a person with kidney failure be on morphine?

Forever : The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain (i.e., not associated with a terminal disease) is fairly recent and is a complex and somewhat controversial issue.As opposed to many other medications used in pain, opioids do not cause organ damage with long-term use. The concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy be done for hidradenitis suppurativa? How safe is it in the long run?

Can radiation therapy be done for hidradenitis suppurativa? How safe is it in the long run?

Radiation is harmful: Using Radiation for benign conditions is not advised or used any longer(It was used in the past when we did not know that radiation can cause cancer). The treatment for your medical condition is best done by an experienced doctor who has treated this condition before...most doctors have not had this experience. But it is treatable. ...Read more

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How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after treatment for MRSA is it safe for someone to be near other people?

How long after treatment for MRSA is it safe for someone to be near other people?

Treatment length: Mrsa is most infectious if there is a wet or draining wound. Once the wound is dry and scabbed and antibiotics are clearing the infection the infectiousness goes down dramatically. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, how effective can a lidocaine patches be for chronic lbp with radiculopathy, and where should they be placed?

Generally speaking, how effective can a lidocaine patches be for  chronic lbp with radiculopathy, and where should they be placed?

Lidocaine: This is fine to use if you are thin and have muscle pain. The penetration of the lidocaine is not very deep. IT will have no effect on the deep underlying nerves. Keep in mind that your insurance probably will not cover this as it is FDA labeled for PHN - INsurance companies are sticking to the label more recently with OBAMACARE in order to not pay and "save money" for their CEO's salary. ...Read more

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How long can a person be in cardiac arrest and ressurect?

How long can a person be in cardiac arrest and ressurect?

Survival rate : Of people that receive initial emergency treatment by ambulance is less than 5%, with 15% returning to spontaneous circulation. With defibrillation within 3-5mins the survival can increase to 30%. Survival depend on the cause of the arrest, circumstances, age. Every minute without oxygen to the organs, specially the brain, decrease the recovery without permanent damage. ...Read more

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How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read more

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How long can one be in uncontrolled afib?

How long can one be in uncontrolled afib?

Afib: It probably is possible to be in uncontrolled afib perhaps for years. The modern treatments we hope improve quality and quantity of life. ...Read more

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How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?

How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?

Depends: There are several reasons for low BP in esrd, including dehydration, carnitine deficiency, heart failure (with or without cardiogenic shock), adrenal insufficiency, and autonomic instability. Some of those can be treated with oral therapies such as midodrine, mineralococorticoids, and carnitine for example. ...Read more

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For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

A few painful days: A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine. A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

No cure: There is no cure for sle. The key is to control the underlying inflammation as well as possible. Then the symptoms will also be much less severe and the chances of a longer and healthier life will increase. ...Read more

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For how long can you live in a coma without treatment?

For how long can you live in a coma without treatment?

Depends on reason: Person is in coma. Often, when a patient is in a coma, they need breathing support as well. If they do, then removing that, they may succumb in just a few minutes. They could pass from what ever other ailments they have fairly quickly from those issues as well. If they are stable in a vegetative state and do not breathing support, they can live until they pass from dehydration or malnutrition. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a leaking heart value can live?

Valvar insufficiency: A person with valvar insufficiency can live a long time depending on how severe the insufficiency of the valve is. Major mitral or aortic insufficiency will shorten a persons life while minor insufficiency likely will not. ...Read more

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How long can a person with hodgkin's keep living normally untreated before they become really sick? Can they be well 3 years later without treatment?

Wow: Good question. Patients with certain kinds of non-hodkin's can do well for over a decade with no therapy but i'm not sure the same is true for hd. Why would someone not want to be treated for a very curable illness? ...Read more

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How much can dalsysis patient can take a liquid in a day?

Talk to your doctor: It will vary depending on you condition. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can a person live in a coma with kidney failure and chf?

How long can a person live in a coma with kidney failure and chf?

Coma: The cause of the coma and the drivers for the renal and heart failure will dictate survival. If irreversible renal, cerebral and cardiac status a dialysis decision may be needed and artificial ventilation, without intense support not likely very long survival. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an elderly person to die from moderate kidney failure?

How long does it take for an elderly person to die from moderate kidney failure?

See below: People do not die of moderate renal failure we like to determine what stage 1 to 5 your kidneyfunction is at..Important to know what GFR of your kidneys.When this rate is less than 10-15 , [normally90 ] and untreated you develop what is called uremia [accumulation of waste in your blood] or if there are electrolyte abnormalities like high pottassium, this would cause the heart to slow down or stop. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more