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Perma Cath For Dialysis
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?
Have urinary retention & to do self cathing cuz i can't urinate. Is this something i'm going to have to do forever or will I have to do dialysis?
What about risk of dialysis after heart cath and 3 stent w ceratinine 1.5 but before operation in average 2.0 ?
Cath/dialysis: There is an increased risk of needing dialysis when your creatinine pre cath/intervention is abnormal. The angiographers/interventionalists deal with this everyday and take hydration and dye precautions to decrease this risk. The risks/benefits need to be considered for every procedure and you should discuss with your doctors. ...Read more
My son, a dialysis patient due to kidney loss has a scheduled cardiac cath tomorrow. How dangerous is this procedure?
Fairly low risk: Like any arteriogram (dye study accomplished through direct injection into an artery), the risks are 1. Technical and 2. Linked to the dye (contrast). 1.- the needle goes in an artery + a catheter is snaked into another artery (in this case the coronary arteries) + rarely damages the artery lining. 2. Contrast may cause allergic reaction or harm kidney function - not an issue for your son. ...Read more
No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work in dialysis: Absolutt yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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