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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

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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

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