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How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...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 diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

Renal Diet: Patients who have ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and require dialysis need adequate nutrition (daily protein 1.2 gm/kg) but need to watch out for high phosphorus and potassium. Dialysis patients are assigned a dietitian to review their diet and to go over their blood test results to individualize their dietary needs. ...Read more

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What indication of hemodialysis peritoneal dialysis?

What indication of hemodialysis peritoneal dialysis?

Kidney failure: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are 2 effective types of treatment for kidney failure. Kidney function generally needs to be less than 10% before dialysis is needed. Kidney failure can be permanent or reversible. Kidney doctors (nephrologists) need to be involved in evaluation and treatment of kidney failure. There are 6 stages depending on severity. Stages 4-6 require specialist care. ...Read more

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Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

No: Dialysis does not cure kidney disease. It replaces enough kidney function to allow support and survival while the kidneys get better or, if kidney failure is permanent, until transplant can be considered. Some permanent kidney failure patients remain on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dialysis poleneuropathy?

Dialysis near: 53 M Greece asks: What is the treatment for dialysis polyneuropathy? ANS: Depends on what is causing it. Can be B12 def, Diabetes, hypertension. Most likely do to inadequate dialysis and is really uremic neuropathy. If none of the above the a trial of more frequent and/or longer dialysis may be in order. ...Read more

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What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

PD cath: A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out. ...Read more

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Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Dialysis: It is a form or kidney replacement therapy. It is not a cure. Once a person starts on dialysis, the chances that their kidneys will ever start to work again ar pretty slim (there are some exceptions, however). The added caveat here, is that while dialysis can prolong life, it can never completely replace a good functioning kidney and it is a major life change. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which dialysis is better: peritoneal or hemodialysis?

Expert opinions? Which dialysis is better: peritoneal or hemodialysis?

To peritoneal or not: Hemodialysis cleans your blood directly meaning, your blood is taken from you, ran thru a filteration system, then returned to you. On the other hand, peritoneal does it indirectly. The blood vessels in your abdomen are exposed to a very concentrated solution. By osmosis, the concentrated solution will leech out the excess fluids you normally pee out if your kidneys were working well. As the ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: The only way to treat and prevent folks from dying once disease has progressed too far. Done millions of times a day in US. ...Read more

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How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating acute renal failure?

Lasix (furosemide) and ARF: It really depends upon the cause for ARF. Lasix (furosemide) is however, still the mainstay of therapy in re-establishing urine flow during the recovery phase from an acute renal injury. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen treatment cure alcoholic polyneuropathy?

Does hyperbaric oxygen treatment cure alcoholic polyneuropathy?

Hyperbaric: There is no evidence that hyperbaric medicine can cure alcoholic polyneuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney transplant + willing to cope and live a healthy lifestyle + follow available good advice are your best possible hope. Nonetheless, do something within our control now and don't waste time & energy to think & worry about what beyond our control. Best... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

Renal failure: Acute renal failure requires close attention to volume status, acid-base status, electrolytes, and any signs of uremia. These events might signal a need for urgent dialysis. Avoiding exposure to nephrotoxic meds is necessary. Studies to rule out obstruction (u/s usually) are necessary as well. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Yes and No: Depends on your degree of kidney failure. Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options. ...Read more

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Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysis can be given. It will likely need to be hemodialysis as a pulmonary patient is not likely to tolerate peritoneal dialysis. For an individual case, a kidney specialist will determine if the patient will tolerate dialysis treatment. ...Read more

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In what situation dialysis or transplantation done?

END STAGE RENAL FAIL: Both are done at end stage renal failure due to any cause. ...Read more

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How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

Depends: The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need. When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges. ...Read more

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