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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


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What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

Ask doctor...: The info provided is not enough to deduce life expectancy for patients requiring daily dialysis, which suggests the patient has fast fluid accumulation resulting from poor cardiac function on top of end-stage renal failure, together further decrease life expectancy. So, it is very poor - maybe a matter of weeks to 3-6 months unless some miraculous events happen. Best wishes... ...Read more

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My mom is in ccu. She is 63. She has copd. She has a very bad case of pneumonia. She also has a compromised immune system and needs dialysis. Recover

My mom is in ccu. She is 63. She has copd. She has a very bad case of pneumonia. She also has a compromised immune system  and needs dialysis. Recover

Cannot predict: Without seeing your mom and knowing the cause of her pneumonia, the type of immune deficiency from which she suffers, etc. It is not possible to predict how likely she is to recover, but sincerely hope she does well. ...Read more

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My mother is in the icu with pneumonia and sepsis, and now they are starting dialysis. Does that mean she will need a kidney transplant?

My mother is in the icu with pneumonia and sepsis, and now they are starting dialysis. Does that mean she will need a kidney transplant?

Probably not: Most patients who develop acute renal failure from septic shock will regain kidney function if they survive. My concern is that your mother may be developing multisystem organ failure which is a more pressing acute concern. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients have a massage?

Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site covered with gauze. ...Read more

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What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 4-5 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients take Apetamin?

Can dialysis patients take Apetamin?

Dialysis Patients: should take NOTHING in the way of Nutritional additions, Vitamins , Herbals etc etc etc WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM their RENAL Physician!!! Hope this is helpful My opinion only BE WELL ! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is banana good for pneumonia patient?

If banaphilic: It's good if you like bananas but it will have absolutely no effect one way or the other on pneumonia. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Why do dialysis patients become incoherent?

Metabolism: Kidneys eliminate toxins from the body. Dialysis is never a complete substitute for a real kidney. Some toxins are not removed or only partially eliminated from the body. Accumulation of these chemicals often disturbs brain function. Dialysis may result in infection, of which the first manifestation may be impaired thinking (cognition). ...Read more

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Is rambutan fruit bad for a patient on dialysis?

Possible: Tropical fruits have been shown to inhibit enzymes in the liver that help break down drugs. While this has not been critically tested in patients, test tube results are concerning. I would review with your doctor your medications and the available patient data on the interaction of tropical fruits with you meds. ...Read more

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When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When kidneys fail...: Dialysis is required when the kidneys are no longer able to do the work of removing the body's toxins, removing extra fluid, and keeping the body's acid/base balance normal. (The kidney has other functions, too.) Doctors follow lab tests (a rising creatinine and/or falling eGFR) to detemine when a patient requires dialysis. Ask your nephrologist for answers that fit your body! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What is the effect of high albumin in dialysis patient?

Good health: Albumin levels reflect the overall nutritional status of your body and generally patients on dialysis who have Albumin level more than 3.5 tend to have better outcomes when compared to patients with low levels. ...Read more

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What is actelectisis vs pneumonia on 65 year old patient?

What is actelectisis vs pneumonia on 65 year old patient?

The age is not a: factor. These sre two DIFFERENT issues. Atelectisis is COLLAPSE of a portion or "lobe" of the lung...Pneumonia is INFECTION of the lung..Both may exist alone or with one another! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does zinc help w/ the recovery of adult pneumonia patients?

Does zinc help w/ the recovery of adult pneumonia patients?

Yes . . . and No.: Zinc is an important co-factor in our immune system's functioning. One study has shown that maintaining normal zinc levels led to decreased duration of pneumonia, and decreased duration of antibiotics needed to treat the pneumonia. This does not mean that zinc supplementation will necessarily help with pneumonia recovery; but it does suggest that maintaining normal zinc levels in the body will. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do dialysis patients have right before dying?

ESRD and Death: Most patients simply become very disoriented, sometimes agitated, and then they go to "sleep". Many health professionals have commented to me that dying from renal failure is gentle and painless. My grandfather simply went to sleep and never woke up and he appeared comfortable. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a dialysis patient clogs the dialysis machine?

Kidney machine clog?: I am not sure what you are referring to by a dialysis patient's clogging of a kidney machine. Patients can have their dialyzer (d), the artificial kidney, during dialysis. This normally occurs when the patients are not getting enough Heparin during dialysis and their d's clot ending their use of that d. If that is not the answer you were looking for, ask the patient's nephrologist youyr question. ...Read more

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I've got high albumin. 6. What is the effect to me i'm a dialysis patient?

High albumin: You need to ask your nephrologist and renal dietician about the significance of your high Albumin level (ha). It can be seen in cases of dehydration, severe infection, hepatitis, HIV , some congenital disorders, cancer, severe infection and in some instances of chronic inflammation. Please speak to your nephrologist for the cause in your case. ...Read more

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What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

Depends: If your not a transplant candidate and depending on what other ailments they have the person may be on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more