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If someone has septic shock and then gets kidney failure with dialysis is there any chance they will recover?

If someone has septic shock and then gets  kidney failure with dialysis is there any chance they will recover?

Yes: Acute kidney failure has the potential to improve. Nephrologists watch for this routinely. Recovery is most likely when the other organ systems have improved too. ...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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Does dying from septic shock & kidney failure hurt?

Does dying from septic shock & kidney failure hurt?

Who knows?: Clinical experience shows all dying persons will, as expected, struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival & continuation at the early stage of dying, gradually become less energy & ability to fight on, then lapse into coma, and finally step into eternity. What is the pace of dying? It heavily depends upon the availability of supportive care & widely vary from days to... ...Read more

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If someone has septic shock and kidney failure what can we do?

If someone has septic shock and kidney failure what can we do?

Pray: Septic shock leading to kidney failure is one of the most devastating medical conditions, and all such patients should be in an intensive care unit. The patient needs to be under the care of a medical team consisting of an intensivist, pulmonary, infectious disease and nephrology doctors. The mortality from this condition is over 80-90% and almost always some form of dialysis is required. ...Read more

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What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.

What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.

When dialysis: Daughter asks what criteria are used to start diaysis for her mother. A complex question that can only b answered by your mother and her Nephrologist. But absolute indications to begin tonight: uremic pericarditis, pluritis or encephalitis, unresponsive high K or fluid Fluid excess. If eGFR <5 most need dialysis depending on other symptoms and signs of renal failure. some may need at higher eGFR. ...Read more

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How much kidney failure do you have had in order to have go on dialysis?

How much kidney failure do you have had in order to have go on dialysis?

Starting dialysis : The need for dialysis is not easily quantified by how much kidney failure you have, other than none. That is because of the multiple kinds of damage a kidney can have, and also on other illnesses you may have, like heart disease, the kind of diet you eat, and even your goal for dialysis (buying time or getting back to work). In general though, kidney function below about 5 ml per minute is a limit. ...Read more

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Is dialysis a true cure for kidney failure?

Is dialysis a true cure for kidney failure?

No: Dialysis is a way of filtering out the wastes cummulated in the blood, and renders temporary relief. Successful kidney transplant can only be a long-term cure for chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract infection), that it gets evaluated promptly and treated. ...Read more

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My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

Realistically yes: At his age treatment with dialysis of some type is really only viable option. Be thankful because in most countries outside U.S. Dialysis becomes very limited to almost unavailable if over age 65. If younger transplant would possibly be an option and someday soon directed stem cells may be able to restore renal function but not yet. ...Read more

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My 80yo dad has opted for hospice..Stopping dialysis. Will the kidney failure be paunful? Can it be controlled? Dr.'s gave him 5days.

My 80yo dad has opted for hospice..Stopping dialysis. Will the kidney failure be paunful? Can it be controlled? Dr.'s gave him 5days.

Kidney failure: Kidney failure itself is not going to be painful. However, if he has other problems on top of it, he may experience pain. Kidney failure will cause a build up of toxic substances and he will enter a comatose state and pass away eventually. ...Read more

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What is dialysis and how is it used to treat kidney failure?

What is dialysis and how is it used to treat kidney failure?

Dialysis: The process of dialysis is to take blood out of a patient who has kidney failure and send that blood through a dialysis machine. Inside the machine, blood is filtered, somewhat like a normal kidney but much less effiiciently taking out waster and water that has accumulated in the blood. The processed blood is then returned to the patient. Typically, dialysis takes place for 4 hrs 3 days/wk. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more