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How to perform venipuncture from renal dialysis patient?

How to perform venipuncture from renal dialysis patient?

Venipuncture: It depends on the reason for the labs and the dialysis access the patient has. Most often, labs are draw during dialysis from the machine. If a fistula or graft is being used and labs are drawn outside of dialysis, its best to use the arm without the access. ...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


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What are the differences between renal dialysis and transplant?

What are the differences between renal dialysis and transplant?

Less cardiac risk: The most important advantage of kidney transplant over dialysis is that it reduces the excess risk of cardiac mortality from kidney failure. However it is an invasive procedure with its own risks from the surgical procedure and the side effects of the drugs needed to prevent rejection. This is the reason for extensive testing and counseling before transplantation. ...Read more

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How does a renal dialysis machine work?

Good question: Dialyzers are made of a polyurethane capsule within which hollow fibers or parallel membrane plates are suspended in dialysate (dialysis solution). The fibers or plates act as a semipermeable membrane across which blood and dialysate flow. By crossing this membrane, solutes and water move between a patient's intravascular compartment and the dialysis fluid contained within the dialyzer. ...Read more

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Some medication good in renal dialysis patient and some not good (why)?

Depends: It depends if the medications are renally excreted and if they are dialyzable. If they are renally excreted and not dialyzable then they hang around in the body for a long time and have no way of being removed. If they are not renally excreted then the patient shouldn't have any problem with the medication. ...Read more

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What renal dialysis effect while patients on post obstructive diressis?

What renal dialysis effect while patients on post obstructive diressis?

P-obstruct. Diuresis: In majority, functional recovery in usually seen in the first week to ten days after obstruction is relieved. If severe renal failure is present, dialysis may be indicated, even after complete resolution of the obstruction. Dialysis may be required for a few weeks. In these cases complete functional improvement may not take place. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between renal dialysis and kidney transplant?

Big difference: Both are ways to treat kidney failure. Dialysis is the cleansing of the blood of most impurities that build up without a functioning kidney. It can be done through a machine with filters or through a tube in the peritoneum (abdomen) to exchange fluids. A transplant means surgically implanting a new kidney to due to job of the old ones. ...Read more

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Why's stable blood pressure a concern when someone goes in for renal dialysis?

Why's stable blood pressure a concern when someone goes in for renal dialysis?

Low BP: An unstable patient would be more likely to suffer hypotension, which happens all too often during dialysis. ...Read more

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Why is arm with dialysis port swelling?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for this to happen. You really need to have your doctor check this out right away. ...Read more

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How does kidney dialysis work?

Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful molecules in the blood are diffused across the filter membrane and eliminated as waste. Dialysis replaces some of the function of normal kidneys, but not all. It is better to stay healthy and prevent the need for dialysis if possible. ...Read more

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What is the use of kidney dialysis?

Kidney dialysis: Kidney dialysis removes those harmful products such as urea and creatinine which are normally excreted by normally functioning kidney. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

Kidneys underperform: The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications:
1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste
2. Insufficient clearance of excess water
3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, including hyperkalemia and acidosis. ...Read more

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When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Not good for most: Patients on dialysis have very little or no kidney function. This leads to a higher risk for heart disease and is one of the leading causes of death with many times the risk compared to normal population. Any measure to reduce the risk is beneficial including improoving the lipid profile ie reducing "bad" cholesterol and avoiding saturated fats is one way of doing so. ...Read more

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My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

Be a nurse: It is best to be a nurse whether a 2 years or 4 years degree since you will have better pay than a tech and can change your career from dialysis to other e.g. Cardiology, icu, ccu, etc whenever you want. It is certainly a more rewarding and growing career. Once a nurse, dialysis companies will train you. Seek sites like fresenius or davita for poss dialysis tech training. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for a normal person to have kidney dialysis, like get a colonic, just for good health?

No: The kidney, when functioning properly does the job. Dialysis is only used for those who have renal failure/injury requiring it. ...Read more

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How does one undertake kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?

How does one undertake kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?

Peritoneal or hemo: There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis & peritoneal. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center 3x/week & requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred, it can also be done thru a large catheter (tube) that is placed in a neck vein. After dialysis, one may feel a bit drained. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter inserted into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my mum is on kidney dialysis and has problems with her liver but want to know what the syndrome is?

See below: I am not sure since you have not given all facts,
there is a condition called hepato renal syndrome, which is worsening liver failure causing the kidneys to fail, for which kidney dialysis is being offered nowadays, in anticipation of a liver transplant
in some cases the kidneys recover after liver transplant
this is a serious condition. ...Read more