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To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable?

To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable?

Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment. ...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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To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar?

To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar?

Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment. ...Read more

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To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment. ...Read more

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What biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

What biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment. ...Read more

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Can you have peritoneal dialysis if you also have a urostomy bag?

Can you have peritoneal dialysis if you also have a urostomy bag?

Possible: Peritoneal dialysis usually requires the patient to not have had surgery in their abdominal area. With a urostomy bag, the usual placement of a pd catheter might prove difficult. However you might be able to have the pd catheter placed near you chest area. You should consult your vascular surgeon to see if he/she can place the catheter there. ...Read more

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How could diffusion across a biological membrane differ from diffusion across dialysis tubing?

How could diffusion across a biological membrane differ from diffusion across dialysis tubing?

Diffusion difference: Diffusion (D) is the process of passive (without loss of energy) movement of any substance from higher concentration to the lower concentration of that substance. D depends on the membrane and varies from membrane to membrane. There is no diffusion across dialysis tubing. Dialyzer (D) membranes vary as well so they is no accurate way to correlate the rate of D from a biological membrane and D. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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What exactly will dialysis do?

Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications. ...Read more

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