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Could you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Could you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Provided by hospital: And dialysis centers. Please contact your nephrologist. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Hi doctors! Can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Hi doctors! Can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Tough question: If you're referring to permanent catheters they all function pretty well. Price is certainly an issue and sizes as well. You need to be able to place them in different sites (left or right). I've used a bunch of different brands and I have not found one to better than the others for flow rates or infection resistance. ...Read more

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Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. Is this ok?

Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. Is this ok?

No: Since the site is not waterproof, it is not generally ok. However he might be lucky enough to not have water entering the unsealed area. However if there is any abdominal or chest discomfort, be sure to get him to see his doctor or to an emergency room. ...Read more

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How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

Catheters: They are useful because they can offer a HD dialysis in a patient when needed right away. But would not suggest that be the longer term access, getting a permanent access such as a AV fistulae is the way to go. All plastics gets infected, it is a matter of time. So while very useful short term, aim for a permanent access. Talk to your Kidney doc if there is ESRD and dialysis will be permanent. ...Read more

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Can I restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as I've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis?

Can I restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as I've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis?

Difficult: After peritonitis, cavity will be obliterated, forms adhesions, loculations, will not allow free inflow and out flow, all the fluid will not return, also have to wait wks or months for pd, renal transplantation is best alternative, . ...Read more

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What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

Hard to Answer: Probably best to ask someone you know about who is on dialysis, and would like to talk about it. There are over 500, 000 patients receiving dialysis in the us each year. It should not be hard to find a dialysis patient. You could also call a local dialysis unit--and even volunteer to help out. ...Read more

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What foods are good for person under hemodialysis?

A good: "old fashioned" "balanced" diet is usually recommended although in kidney failure some restriction of protein is sometimes recommended to decrease the frequency of dialysis treatments.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

How is saline hemodialysis performed?

Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance (arterial end) when blood returns back (venous end) unclothed state. Some times heparin is contraindicated (like reaction to it etc) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system. ...Read more

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Can you please describe needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

Bad needle stick: Usually when the needle gets out of the vein due to different reasons (movement of patient, bad veins, poor initial placement) an infiltration of blood coming out of the vein occurs. The degree of severity is variable. ...Read more

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What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

Will lower anxiety: Restyl is the brand name for alprazolam in India. It's marketed as Xanax in the U.S. The major form of metabolism is through the liver to an inactive metabolite excreted through the kidneys. 20% of the active form is found in urine. Since you're on hemodialysis, the drug should lower anxiety, similar to someone w/o renal disease, unless you also have liver disease which may cause stronger effects. ...Read more

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Docs, could a patient under hemodialysis become fat?

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

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How long does a hemodialysis treatment typically take?

Dialysis time: The time or takes for hemodialysis depends on how large you are, how much fluid needs to be removed, the quality of the access you have, and the type of dialysis filter and machine set up. Usually the time needed for a reatment runs between 3 and 4 1/2 hours.3 times per week. Home dialysis is gentler and done more often. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fistula of someone with hemodialysis?

How do you treat a fistula of someone with hemodialysis?

Fistula? Hemodial?: Your question is confusing. Did you get a fistula formed to be cannulated for hemodialysis or are you getting hemodialysis treatment and you have some form of fistula on your body somewhere i.e. colocutaneous fistula, perianal fistula, intestinal fistula..... What do you have? ...Read more

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Are diabetics good candidates for daily home hemodialysis?

Are diabetics good candidates for daily home hemodialysis?

No: Well, I assume you are talking about diabetics with impaired renal function, but just to make sure we're on the same page, a diabetic must have significantly decreased renal function to be considered for dialysis. Not all patients will qualify for that. I'd get a referral to a kidney specialist to start the process of determining what modality will be best for the person in question. ...Read more

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Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

A little: The hd catheter insertion thru the jugular stings a little. You usually get sone Lidocaine and sedation to put it in. It is like a big IV line. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people on hemodialysis take blue/green algae?

No: Blue green algae also called cyanobacteria can produce toxins which can be harmful to health. There is paucity of data in this are and I would not recommend these to anyone at this time. ...Read more

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What are the dietary restrictions of someone on hemodialysis?

What are the dietary restrictions of someone on hemodialysis?

Renal DIet: Generally, dialysis patients are on a diet that is low in protein. They also may need to watch their intake of certain electrolytes such as potassium and phosphorus. They generally should not drink a great deal of fluids. The specifics of all of these limitations vary from patient to patient, however. ...Read more

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What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?

What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?

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 more