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Pregnancy In The Hemodialysis Patient
Synthetic: It is made of Cellulose or cellophane. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Don't know: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Years!: This modality to keep people alive is not the easiest. If all works well and there are no complications with the catheters and especially infections/peritonitis one can live on it for years. Of course a kidney transplant is the best of the solution with the best quality of life! ...Read more
Documentation: Bruises are very common in the elderly, due to fragile skine, and can occur spontaneously (someone on blood thinners) or with routine hands on care. Nursing homes are so well regulated now, the nursing staff is required to document all changes of a patients skin. Staff abuse is rarely a cause for bruising, however if this is suspected discuss with the administrator and the director of nursing. ...Read more
If the patient is on a ventilation machine, can the hospital pull the plug without the family/friends consent?
Cystic fibrosis: This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more
Usually: Today's healthcare is largely driven by evidence based principles and extraneous treatments are neither encouraged academically or by reimbursing agencies. Consequently, the need for vascular access has been proven by past sometimes unpredictable bleeding episodes at a time when gaining vascular access is difficult and time is of the essence. Hospitals are not usually reimbursed extra for iv's. ...Read more
Current status: Outside of north america, europe & australia, there are not many lung transplant centers that routinely perform lung transplants for CF patients. Between jan 1995 & june 2011, a total of 5, 469 double lung transplants have been done for CF patients (ishlt data 2012), majority of the recipients being adults with cf. CF patients make up 26% of all lung transplants done worldwide. ...Read more
Does the presence of ascites in cirrhosis always indicate the patient is in a decompensated state?
That depends...: I have seen CF patients carry pregnancy to full term. The risk is the same as for anyone with impaired lung function and/or malnutrition (very common problems in CF patients). You should discuss pregnancy with your CF provider, usually a lung doctor, and maybe also a specialist in high risk ob. They can discuss the the risks of pregnancy based on your specific health status. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Dialysis Access: You may be preparing for kidney dialysis by getting a "fistula"- a surgically created connection between an artery and vein. You may be having a peritoneal access port placed in your abdomen. Or you may be having both! All surgeries carry risks of infection, bleeding, damage to tissue, and allergic reaction. But starting dialysis with a central IV line carries risks, too. We say, "Fistula first!" ...Read more
Hemodialysis hurting: Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain. Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free. ...Read more
Dialysis isn't diet: Hemodialysis is to replace the poor function of your kidneys and will remove excess water that your kidneys may not clear and can cause swelling and lung fluid. This can reduce your "water weight" but has nothing to do with fat metabolism. That depends upon your diet and activity level. Anyone eating the wrong foods and/or taking too many calories with low energy expenditure can gain far weight. ...Read more
Food/water control: Besides that, they have to do a strict schedule of dialysis i.e. Go to dialysis unit 3 times a week for hemodialysis and do peritoneal dialysis daily at home if on it. Hemodialysis restricts the travel since patients have to secure a space in a dialysis unit at the town they are going to visit before hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 years: It varies based on the patient other medical conditions. But on the average the mortality rate (death rate) is 20% per year. However some patients who are young with fewer other associated medical conditions and who are compliant with their dialysis. Treatment could live over 10 to 20 years on dialysis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis in a patient receiving hemodialysis?
What is the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis for a patient receiving hemodialysis?
Diflucan (fluconazole)?: 100 mg daily will be adequate. Due to partial renal excretion, which is lacking in dialysis patients, the dose may need to be decreased if used more than 10 days. For instance HIV patients may need long term treatment then interrupted treatment guided by response of candidiasis may be the way to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Dialysis can change the osmolarity of blood. The osmolarity of the jelly like substance inside the eye and lens can also change. These changes create a flux of fluid out of these tissues. These changes the anatomy of this lens system. So prescription of eye changes. These changes are temporary and not occur each time of dialysis or everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is a hemodialysis patient. He is experiencing shortness of breath. What could be the causes? Should he seek emergency medical treatment?
I am a hemodialysis patient with av fistula and i lift 5-10 pds of weights which my nephro agrees, can I take amino acid and creatinine to gain mass?
Hemodialysis: You sound like you are in excellent shape. I have seen the lab value for creatinine rise a bit in some patients, not on hemodialysis. This does not mean the kidney function was diminished; the body just had a higher creatinine intake. Especially being on hemodialysis, you should be able to take both supplements. Let your nephrologist know, in case any routine labs change over time. ...Read more
Increased risk: Dialysis patients are at increased risk of contracting hepatitis b due to the fact that the virus can survive on environmental surfaces. Patients with hep b that are dialyzed on the same machine that people without hep b can cause this but this is not commonly done any more because of the increased risk. ...Read more
Too high: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Slow and steady: disequilibrium syndrome after dialysis is usually due to "too effective" dialysis. To prevent similar reactions in future treatments ask your dialysis doctors to make adjustments such as slow the blood flow rate, decrease the amount of fluid removed and avoid excessive electrolyte correction or changes. Also treat the symptoms you currently have with appropriate medications. ...Read more
My husband is a chronic kidney failiure patient and is doing haemodialysis twice weekly, what will happen if he misses one session?
Get sick: Missing dialysis results in fluid retention manifested by swelling of the body, especially the dependent areas, making the heart work more, risking potential heart failure. Increase in electrolytes, especially potassium, which can be life threatening with cardiac dysrrhythmia. It is best to maintain a strict dialysis schedule, and stick with it. ...Read more
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