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In peritoneal dialysis, what is the color the returned dialysate (cleansing solution) should be?

In peritoneal dialysis, what is the color the returned dialysate (cleansing solution) should be?

Light amber: The PD fluid is normally clear and very light yellow (like a very diluted urine!). The most important thing is it should be clear (as opposed to turbid). The best test of clarity of fluid is to place a piece of newspaper under the bag, you should be able to read it through, if not, it's called turbid and highly suspicious for infection! ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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In regards to peritoneal dialysis, what color should the returned dialysate be?

Clear: Any opaqueness could be the result of infection and should be investigated. ...Read more

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Can someone who is doing peritoneal dialysis have a pet?

Can someone who is doing peritoneal dialysis have a pet?

Yes: The main issues would be hygiene and cleanliness. It would probably be a good idea to establish a "pet free zone" in the area where you do your treatments to prevent contamination and infection. Also, don't allow you pet to bite, scratch or otherwise contaminate your catheter. ...Read more

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What is the longest you can survive on peritoneal dialysis?

What is the longest you can survive on peritoneal dialysis?

Indefinitely: It is impossible to predict how long any individual may survive most medical conditions, as there is too much variation in tolerance, genetics, associated factors, and the human spirit! I've never seen an "expiration date" on any patient and would question anyone who believes there are specific time frames for survival in any given person with any disease! ...Read more

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What diet is recommended to follow with peritoneal dialysis?

High Protein diet: Patients lose large amounts of protein during peritoneal dialysis and a high protein diet is recommended. ...Read more

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How do you prepare well for a session of peritoneal dialysis?

PD Prep: It depends upon what kind of peritoneal dialysis you are askinig about. Here is an excellent source of information on peritoneal dialysis that you can read at your leisure: http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/peritoneal/. ...Read more

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How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

Depends: The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need. When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges. ...Read more

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What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

PD cath: A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out. ...Read more

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Intermittent peritoneal dialysis cpt code?

90945 and 90947: 90945*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies), with single physician evaluation
90947*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies) requiring repeated physician evaluations, with or without substantial revision of dialysis prescript. ...Read more

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Could patient on peritoneal dialysis swim?

Yes: Only once it heals well after initial insertion. Three to six months minimum. You still need to be very careful with it ...Read more

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What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

Dialysis methods: Hemodialysis as the name suggests is directly cleansing the blood of waste, there are incenter ie going to a dialysis unit 3 times a week, and home hemodialysis ie doing it yourself at home
peritoneal dialysis is home dialysis with a special fluid instilled nto the abdomen cavity which can also clean the blood through the lining of the cavity. ...Read more

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Why would I be on peritoneal dialysis not haemodialysis?

Access: I agree with the freedom that pd offers, but remember that not everyone has blood vessels that can support a fistula or graft, so sometimes pd is a nice way to fix that. ...Read more

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How long is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis continued?

CAPD Duration: It continues until there is no longer a need for dialysis. Here is an excellent resource for you to read on the internet: http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/peritoneal/. ...Read more

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If you are on peritoneal dialysis can you go swimming in a pool?

If you are on peritoneal dialysis can you go swimming in a pool?

Not advisable: Your doctor will tell you that you may develop a infection called peritonitis if bacteria in water enter your cathetor, not worth the risk. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of peritoneal dialysis at 13% be?

Depends: Peritoneal dialysis allows patients with kidney disease to not suffer symptoms of kidney failure and to not die from their disease. The life expectancy really depends on how healthy the patient is and how compliant they are with the treatment recommendations. Most deaths of dialysis patients are cardiovascular. If the patient has a bad heart the likelihood of death increases. ...Read more

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Can you have peritoneal dialysis if you also have a urostomy bag?

Yes: It can certainly be done if you have the right person to place the catheter. I will be happy to help you with that. ...Read more

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What is the cost of hemodialysis compared to peritoneal dialysis?

What is the cost of hemodialysis compared to peritoneal dialysis?

Don't know: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Depends on patient: In capable patients the peritoneal does not only provide for a better quality of life but also is safer. But in patients who are not likely to follow the rules well due to older age, dementia, poor manual dexterity etc, in-center dialysis is safer. ...Read more

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What is hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis difference in benefits?

Blood vs peritoneum: Both are equally effective in "washing"/"clearing" the blood - the differences are more of cost and convenience (av fistula vs peritoneal access catheter/3 x'sper week vs nightly/faster vs slower/....). ...Read more

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What diet changes should I make while I am doing peritoneal dialysis?

What diet changes should I make while I am doing peritoneal dialysis?

Low phosphorus: People on dialysis generally need to limit salt intake to avoid swelling. Also you may need to avoid foods high in phosphorus and potassium. Examples of phosphorus rich foods include dairy products, chocolate, dark colored colas. Examples of high potassium foods include oranges, orange juice, bananas. ...Read more

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What are the differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

What are the differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

Both means to an end: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis both accomplish filtering the blood of impurities. Hemodialysis is done by rapidly filtering the blood through a machine using a catheter or a surgically created access. Sessions usually last four hours and are done three times a week. Peritoneal dialysis is done by instilling special fluid into the abdomen and overnight the impurities are removed. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Not for the dialysis: No needle sticks are needed to do the peritoneal dialysis procedure. But routine blood tests, which require a needle stick each time they are done, are performed at least once a month. These tests monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and monitor the associated problems (like anemia, hormone and electrolyte problems) related to the renal failure that has caused the need for dialysis. ...Read more

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Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to removing the tube and just using hemodialysis procedure instead. ...Read more

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What are some things peritoneal dialysis patients should know about traveling?

It can be done!: Patients on either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can travel the world with advance planning. You will need to work with your home dialysis center to travel with enough supplies or be able to get them at your destination. You will want to be current with your vaccinations and have a plan in case you become ill while traveling. Make sure you plan for possible delays while traveling. ...Read more

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How are wastes and excess water actually eliminated during peritoneal dialysis?

Concentrations: Concentrations of waste are zero in the dialysis fluid. Combined with the glucose and other substances in the dialysis fluid "drags" waste and water out of the blood and changing the bags as has been prescribed by your kidney doctor results in less waste and water in the body. It's all based on the behavior of fluids and physical chemistry. Great question! ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between hemodialysis & peritoneal dialysis?

Please help! What is the difference between hemodialysis & peritoneal dialysis?

Different filters!: Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis remove toxins and excess fluid in kidney failure. In hemodialysis, blood runs out of the body through IV tubing, and into a machine - where it's filtered before returning to the body. In peritoneal dialysis, dialysis fluid is introduced into the abdomen, where it interfaces with blood by way of the peritoneal membrane. Read 'help! I need dialysis' by agar. ...Read more

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I am on peritoneal dialysis and sometimes the effluent smells funny, why is this?

See below: It is after all bodily fluid. Have it examined by your nurse or doctor
if it is cloudy it is possibly an infection. ...Read more

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What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

Renal Diet: Patients who have ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and require dialysis need adequate nutrition (daily protein 1.2 gm/kg) but need to watch out for high phosphorus and potassium. Dialysis patients are assigned a dietitian to review their diet and to go over their blood test results to individualize their dietary needs. ...Read more

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