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What does an av fistula for dialysis mean?

What does an av fistula for dialysis mean?

Arteriovenous fistul: It is an arteriovenous fistula. It is a surgical connection of an artery and a vein. Once "mature", it is where they insert the needles for the blood to flow to the dialysis machine. It can take 3 months or so from "creation" until it is ready to use. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean for an av fistula to mature?

What does it mean for an av fistula to mature?

Growth for dialysis: A primary arterio-venous fistula ( that means where an artery and a vein have been sutured directly into each other as opposed to an interposition graft) takes some time for the vein to grow larger.The size of the vein is important because it allows the flow requirements of dialysis.This often takes a month or two to happen. ...Read more

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What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

"short circuit": A patient who is on dialysis needs the machine to clean toxins from the blood that the kidneys usually do. The patient's blood needs to get out of the body, through the machine, and back into the body. A dialysis fistula is made by sewing a vein to an artery. This short-circuits the blood flow and the vein becomes dilated because it experiences arterial pressures. This can be used for access. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have av fistula in left arm?

Connect Vein&Artery: This is when a vein is surgically connected to an artery (end-to-side anastomosis). This maintains blood flow to the hand while diverting blood into the vein. The vein becomes pressurized to arterial pressure and had much higher blood flow. Over time its size will double and its walls thicken so that it can be accessed for dialysis. Left arm is most often used because it is the non-dominant arm. ...Read more

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What is the process of decloting an av fistula for dialysis patients?

What is the process of decloting an av fistula for dialysis patients?

Two methods : There are two methods: mechanical or chemical. Occasionally both methods are used. In general, the doctor accesses the av graft or fistula with a needle and places a tube into the graft. He then uses wires and catheters to cross the clot and inject clot busting meds. There are devices he can use that also break up clot. Or, he can open the graft and use special balloons to pull clot out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have accelerated ventricular av conduction?

Abnormal heart rhyth: It means that the heart is not beating in sinus rhythm. The normal conduction is not present. The person is likely being seen by a cardiologist who will decide how best to treat. ...Read more

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What does a fistula for dialysis really look like?

What does a fistula for dialysis really look like?

A fistula: A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature. A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done. ...Read more

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What does mv insufficiency mean for a diagnosis to do a echo?

What does mv insufficiency mean for a diagnosis to do a echo?

Leaky valve: When your heart pumps blood, the mitral valve closes, and blood is pumped out an open aortic valve. If you mitral valve shows 'insufficiency', there is some degree of leak allowing blood to be pumped back up to the .And function. Talk to your doc about your particular diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do physicians de-clot an av fistula for dialysis patients?

How do physicians de-clot an av fistula for dialysis patients?

Open or endo: It can be done with tpa (alteplase) (a high-potency medication to dissolve blood clot) and a rotor-rooter device inserted through a needle stick in the access. I tend to make a small incision to remove the clot with a balloon catheter, then do an angioplasty on the area of stenosis (narrowing) which you usually find in the vein or graft. ...Read more

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What is RENAL AUTOTRANSPLANT and how does it relate to an Ileostomy Reversal?

What is RENAL AUTOTRANSPLANT and how does it relate to an Ileostomy Reversal?

Here are some ...: Organ auto-transplant is to move a locally damaged organ - intentionally or unintentionally - to a new site so such organ will / may continue to survive & function. For kidneys, such need usually takes place for insufficient ureter or artery. How is that related with ileostomy reversal? It would be most likely to make the shortened ureter to function. For individual situation, ask Doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an accessory renal artery can't be stented?

What does it mean if an accessory renal artery can't be stented?

Usually can stent. : Sometimes all you can do is balloon only if vessel too small. ...Read more

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What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

Valves malfunction.: Venous stasis is due to venous insufficiency which is a result of the valves in the venous system malfunctioning . This can be due to the valves in the deep system, superficial system or connecting system. Deep system valve malfunction could be due to prior clots, superficial problems could lead to varicose veins and perforator malfunction could lead to venous ulcers. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a femoral av fistula look like?

Femoral AV fistula: Here is a link that will show you a multitude of images of a femoral av fistula: https://www.Google.Com/search?Hl=en;site=imghp;tbm=isch;source=hp;biw=1280;bih=922;q=femoral+av+fistula;oq=femoral+av+f;gs_l=img.1.0.0i24l3.1107.5179.0.7581.14.8.1.5.5.0.110.688.7j1.8.0....0...1ac.1.32.Img..0.14.688.Hbqen24dzem;safe=active;ssui=on. ...Read more

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What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

ECG: Left ventricular obstruction has no meaning on an ecg. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction can cause the left ventricle to hypertrophy anatomically. The hypertrophy can be seen on ecg as the LVH pattern. One can not however read 'obstruction' on an ecg, it can be suspected but not diagnosed by ecg alone absent other information. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

Make easy to stick: If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an enlarged/wide carotid artery?

Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure i recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have atrial septal defect?

What does it mean to have atrial septal defect?

Atrial septal defect: An atrial septel defect is a hole or opening in the tissue that separates the left and right atrium. They are classified by location and named primum, secundum or patent foramen ovale. They can be observed or in some cases treated surgically to close them. ...Read more

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What does fluid around the kidney mean for an infant?

What does fluid around the kidney mean for an infant?

Retroperitoneal absc: Is there fluid "around" the kidney? Was this seen on ct or mri? Has this baby had fevers, illness, any ultrasounds demonstrating "fluid around the kidney"? If not, then i also would agree with answer that this sounds like a collection of urine backing up in the kidney because of a blockage of outlet, most commonly vur (vesico-ureteral reflux) , which causes the kidney to enlarge. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially blocked implies that you are at risk for progression - either gradual due the risk factors that cause the partial narrowing or suddenly when platelets stick to the area and cause complete blockage. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more