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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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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 some dialysis patient got dark skin?

Why some dialysis patient got dark skin?

Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are incompletely removed by dialysis. The pigmentation usually causes no problems. There can also be small deposits of calcium in skin, itching, sores from scratching and other skin problems in dialysis patients that can cause more severe symptoms. ...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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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more