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Doctor insights on: Names Of Hemodialysis Catheters

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How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

Catheters: They are useful because they can offer a HD dialysis in a patient when needed right away. But would not suggest that be the longer term access, getting a permanent access such as a AV fistulae is the way to go. All plastics gets infected, it is a matter of time. So while very useful short term, aim for a permanent access. Talk to your Kidney doc if there is ESRD and dialysis will be permanent . ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Could you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Could you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Provided by hospital: and dialysis centers. Please contact your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors! can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Hi doctors! can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Tough question: If you're referring to permanent catheters they all function pretty well. Price is certainly an issue and sizes as well. You need to be able to place them in different sites (left or right). I've used a bunch of different brands and I have not found one to better than the others for flow rates or infection resistance. ...Read more

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Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. is this ok?

Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. is this ok?

No: Since the site is not waterproof, it is not generally ok. However he might be lucky enough to not have water entering the unsealed area. However if there is any abdominal or chest discomfort, be sure to get him to see his doctor or to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Can i restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as i've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis ?

Can i restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as i've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis ?

Difficult: After peritonitis, cavity will be obliterated, forms adhesions, loculations, will not allow free inflow and out flow, all the fluid will not return, also have to wait wks or months for pd , renal transplantation is best alternative, . ...Read more

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What is hemodialysis?

What is hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. ...Read more

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more

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What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

See below: The needle which is inserted into the blood vessel to obtain blood from the vein is inadvertently placed into the tissue surrounding the vein and some blood spills out. ...Read more

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How much does hemodialysis for patients hurt?

Hemodialysis hurting: Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain. Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free. ...Read more

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How are the machines cleaned for hemodialysis?

Depends: The hd machines have removable tubes and filters that are only used once. After hemodialysis the tubes and filters that are in contact with blood are thrown out and exchanged for new ones. ...Read more

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Can baking soda be good for a person on hemodialysis?

Maybe: Baking soda may have too much salt for a hd patient. ...Read more

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Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

All sorts of reasons: Death can be due to all the reasons everyone dies from, such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonias, cancers, car accidents, murders, suicides, etc..., as well as their kidney disease worsening to the point that their bodies start to fail them. ...Read more

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Can you please describe needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

Bad needle stick : Usually when the needle gets out of the vein due to different reasons (movement of patient, bad veins , poor initial placement) an infiltration of blood coming out of the vein occurs. The degree of severity is variable. ...Read more

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What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

Will lower anxiety: Restyl is the brand name for alprazolam in India. It's marketed as Xanax in the U.S. The major form of metabolism is through the liver to an inactive metabolite excreted through the kidneys. 20% of the active form is found in urine. Since you're on hemodialysis, the drug should lower anxiety, similar to someone w/o renal disease, unless you also have liver disease which may cause stronger effects. ...Read more

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If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

Yes: Dialysis is ordered by kidney specialist called nephrologist who will discuss various dialysis options and kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemofiltration and hemodialysis?

Here are some...: Of course, a 400-letter space could not cover the needed info differentiating hemofiltration & hemodialysis for either patients or researchers/academics. However, you gain a glimpse of difference in the link at http://pkdclinic.blogspot.com/2011/10/difference-between-hemodialysis-and.html. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a difference between dialysis and hemodialysis?

Please let me know if there is a difference between dialysis and hemodialysis?

Yes: Dialysis can mean either hemo (blood) or peritoneal (fluid exchange in your "stomach"). Both are effective, and your nephrologist can tell you what your best option is. ...Read more

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Why would I do daily home hemodialysis?

Easier on body: More frequent daily treatments make need to remove fluids less per treatment. ...Read more

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How can the process of hemodialysis work?

Hemodialysis: The blood from your system will be diverted to a mechine....dialysis mechine...where it will be washed ....meaning the toxic material will be removed there and then the blood will be returned back to your circulation.....note....it does not completely replace a kidney ...Read more

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What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration rate.These include 24 urine collection for protein and creatinine clearance as well as complete blood. In addition clinical signs are taken into account such as the presence of swelling, poor appetite, weight loss, and decreased level of functioning. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

Hard to Answer: Probably best to ask someone you know about who is on dialysis, and would like to talk about it. There are over 500, 000 patients receiving dialysis in the us each year. It should not be hard to find a dialysis patient. You could also call a local dialysis unit--and even volunteer to help out. ...Read more

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What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

See below: Hemo means blood, it is an artificial way of removing waste from the body, there is a artificial membrane/filter which allows the blood from your body to run against a special water solution and waste and excess electrolytes moves across to the water and is eliminated. It takes 3-4 hours 3 times a week in the centers to carry this out. ...Read more

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Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet ?

Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet ?

NIDDK resources: The national institute of diabetes & digestive & kidney diseases (part of the national institute of health) has an excellent and very readable resource packet, which includes references for many cookbooks, both online and printed. Check out eat right to feel right on hemodialysis at:
http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/eatright/index.Aspx. ...Read more

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What foods are good for person under hemodialysis?

A good: "old fashioned" "balanced" diet is usually recommended although in kidney failure some restriction of protein is sometimes recommended to decrease the frequency of dialysis treatments.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the purpose venous access on hemodialysis?

Venous access use: Patients on hemodialysis need access to their vascular system to remove blood and send it to the artificial kidney (af). That can be done with an arteriovenous fistula, a graft or a central venous catheter. The arterial part of the access is the part that takes the blood out of the patients body to the af. The blood is returned to the patient via the venous access. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemodialysis and CRRT?

IHD vs CRRT: CRRT is a continuous form of hemodialysis used in critically ill patients who have kidney failure and unstable blood pressure. What most people mean when they use the term "hemodialysis" is intermittent hemodialysis. About 90% of dialysis patients in the U.S. get their blood cleansed and excess fluids removed by HD. Most get their treatment 3x per week and each session lasts 3-4 hrs. ...Read more

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Will daily home hemodialysis help get me back to work?

Yes: Daily dialysis at home is much more gentle and most patients notice improvement in their energy level and over all health. Most patients doing dialysis at home are able to do full time jobs without any problem. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

See below: To perform hemodialysis blood needs to pass through a artificial kidney or membrane in a hemodialysis machine.A fairly large volume needs to pass trough the machine and recirculated back to the patient to be an efffective way to "clean" the blood of waste. A large vein needs to be canulated and a large size IV plastic tube needs to inserted into a vein in the neck or groin. ...Read more