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Doctor insights on: Waterproof Bandages For Dialysis Catheter

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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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Why does a dialysis catheter clog sometimes?

Why does a dialysis catheter clog sometimes?

Catheter Clogs: Causes of intermittent peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction are: 1) a tissue called the omentum has wrapped itself around the catheter; 2) the catheter openings are up against the bowel; or 3) the catheter openings are against the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum. One added reason that really is serious is impending infection. Need to talk with your dr. About this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

See below: A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance or surgically. ...Read more

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What exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

What exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

PD Catheters: This is a procedure that is used to get a malfunctioning catheter to work again. There are many different ways this is done - putting a wire down the catheter or putting other devices down the catheter. Ask you doctor for a more thorough explanation. ...Read more

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When can I expect my peritoneal dialysis catheter be removed?

When can I expect my peritoneal dialysis catheter be removed?

When infection occur: Peritoneal catheter can serve for long years unless a resistant infection develops or open abdominal surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to removing the tube and just using hemodialysis procedure instead. ...Read more

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Husband has chest catheter for dialysis. said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. wont go get it looked it. what should he do?

Not normal: Green drainage or push from any drains is concerning and should be evaluated before it becomes a bigger problem. If he was my father or brother, I would help him make an appointment with the doctor that put in the chest catheter to at least get it looked at. Even if he is stubborn, it may be that he is afraid of what the doctor may tell him. Get him to make an appointment or make it for him. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can protect the catheter site during peritoneal dialysis?

Yes: Keep it covered and without tension on the exit site, and use a antibacterial cream recommended by your nephrologist.Contact your nurse if you notice any redness or discharge. ...Read more

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Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and wont go to the dr. does local infection always spread?

Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and wont go to the dr. does local infection always spread?

Green goo dialysis: Green goo makes me worry about staph or other serious infection. If he wants to live much longer he should see Dr. Many patients decide that dialysis is not worth it and stop. Or may have serious depression. Please call his dialysis team. ...Read more

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During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

During dialysis  why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

Venous blood: A subclavian catheter has only venous, deoxygenated blood returning from the body. A fistula contains oxygenated arterial blood coming from the heart. This is the reason for the bright red blood seen in fistulas. ...Read more

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For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with fistula?

For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with fistula?

Catheter vs fistula: An a-v fistula (avf) is a connection between an artery and a vein, that's why its called an a, for artery, v, for vein, fistula. Arterial blood has more oxygen, making it redder, than venous blood. A subclavian catheter has both blood tubes in the vein, where there is less oxygenated blood, as it does not have any arterial inflow. That's why it has darker blood than an avf. ...Read more

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Why would nephrologist recommend catheter dialysis to my 90 yr old grandmother? Demented, barely ambulatory and 16% function.

Catheter dialysis: I assume you are referring to peritoneal dialysis, using a catheter in her abdomen. This decision brings the family to a discussion of life goals. Extending her life with dialysis may not be the consensus decision. Hemodialysis is harsh for everyone, especially so for the frail elderly and was never intended for frail elderly. Peritoneal dialysis is gentle. At 16% function, she does not require D. ...Read more

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Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it ? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it ? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Very tricky: Transplantation requires an adequate vein near an adequate artery and the bladder. Even if a femoral vein has been damaged, the vein higher up in the abdomen (the iliac or the vena cava) may still support a transplant. These technical details need to be carefully reviewed with a transplant surgeon in advance of transplantation. Most of the time, it is still possible. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Taking subclavian vein from left arm n artrey from right n placing graft betwen them for dialysis.is it better or permanent catheter?no other option

Avoid catheters.: It sounds like your vascular surgeon is planning on placing what is sometimes referred to as a "necklace graft." Regardless of their location, and if placed by an experienced surgeon, grafts carry a much lower risk of getting infected than catheters. With this lower risk for infection, people with grafts generally live longer than those with catheters, so catheters are a last resort. Good luck! ...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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When am I supposed to change the bandage on my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to  change the bandage on my piccline catheter?

Picc line bandage: Your bandage on your picc line should be changed by a health professional like a nurse. There are protocols on the frequency and method of those changes. ...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