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Doctor insights on: Liver Treated Blood Treatment Procedures Kidney Dialysis

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

No: Dialysis does not cure kidney disease. It replaces enough kidney function to allow support and survival while the kidneys get better or, if kidney failure is permanent, until transplant can be considered. Some permanent kidney failure patients remain on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

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How effective is kidney transplantation for treating chronic kidney disease?

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Here are some ...: Of no doubt, renal tansplantation has been the well-established choice for ESRD (end-stage renal disease) if personal (mental and physical) & social (availability) situations are fit. So, ask the availability and take registration to transplant program for evaluation and preparation. But no matter what you need and will proceed, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence remains essential ...Read more

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Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Depends : Very low blood pressure sometimes hurts kidney function. The need for dialysis in the acute hospital setting is determined by complications of poor kidney function. Your physician can help explain this in the context of the specific patient. ...Read more

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Could a patient with thalassemia, renal failure (undergoing dialysis 3 times per week) get treatment for hepatitis c? The liver condition shrinks 40%

Yes: The hepatitis c can be treated although this may not actually improve survival or symtoms in dialysis patients, thalasemmia should not affect this decision. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: The only way to treat and prevent folks from dying once disease has progressed too far. Done millions of times a day in US. ...Read more

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Kidney function at 18% ---- will i need dialysis or transplant?

Kidney function at 18% ----  will i need dialysis or transplant?

Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term prognosis is best with a transplant rather than dialysis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acute alcohol induced hepatitis and early cirrhosis denied a liver transplant bleeding and infection are risks. On dialysis--prognosis?

Diagnosed with acute alcohol induced hepatitis and early cirrhosis denied a liver transplant bleeding and infection are risks. On dialysis--prognosis?

Still drinking?: Acute liver injury due to alcohol use is unlikely to have a good outcome unless abstinence occurs. That is the only chance of surviving. The kidney injury may improve - insufficient info to respond. Top priority now is alcohol abuse treatment. - for long term prognosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more

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Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysis can be given. It will likely need to be hemodialysis as a pulmonary patient is not likely to tolerate peritoneal dialysis. For an individual case, a kidney specialist will determine if the patient will tolerate dialysis treatment. ...Read more

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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Longer life: If a patient is in kidney failure they have few options. One is dialysis and the other is transplant. If you compare longterm outcomes of both options, on average people with transplants live longer. Also most patients state their quality of life is better after transplant than while on dialysis. Transplant does have it's own set of problems that patients must deal with however. ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance. ...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 effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...Read more

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Mcrc patient . Bilirubin rising as 12 19 12 32 51 74 85 Other liver tests are okay .will this lead to liver failure ? No blockage seen

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Other liver tests are okay .will this lead to liver failure ? No blockage seen

Are you on Stivarga?: I found "Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests ...." and "...Monitor liver function tests weekly in patients experiencing elevated liver function tests until improvement to less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or baseline values." You are above 3 times normal. Reduce or stop. call your PCP re liver failure ...Read more

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Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but,: Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! however, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. ...Read more

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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


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