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What does dialysis vascular access mean?

What does dialysis vascular access mean?

Access to blood: Hemodialysis needs access to blood to run high speed flow about 12-15 oz of blood per minute. This requires a larger line under the collar bone which is a temporary method or a surgery to connect the veins of arm with an artery which pours great flow of blood into the vein. The vein will get larger and can be stuck with a needle to make access to blood easy. A plastic tube may be used, a graft. ...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 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 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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What does it mean when a dialysis patient clogs the dialysis machine?

What does it mean when a dialysis patient clogs the dialysis machine?

Kidney machine clog?: I am not sure what you are referring to by a dialysis patient's clogging of a kidney machine. Patients can have their dialyzer (d), the artificial kidney, during dialysis. This normally occurs when the patients are not getting enough Heparin during dialysis and their d's clot ending their use of that d. If that is not the answer you were looking for, ask the patient's nephrologist youyr question. ...Read more

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What does it mean to say portal and hepatic veins are patent?

What does it mean to say portal and hepatic veins are patent?

Evaluation liver: Portal vein is the main blood flow to the liver it occluded sometime with thrombosis that is usually treated with blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) . Hepatic veins drains blood from liver to the heart , if they occlude the patient will develop jaundice and sometimes severe liver dysfunction . Really depends why you had the test for ? ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Cancer?: Vascular invasion is a term used when describing tumors. In this regard, vascular invasion means that the tumor has grown into, or invaded, a nearby major blood vessel. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

Depends: They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age. Alternatively, it might also mean that your stenosis (narrowing of the signal canal) is severe. ...Read more

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What does cystic artery leak mean?

What does cystic artery leak mean?

Gallbladder: The cystic artery provides the arterial blood supply to the gallbladder. When the gallbladder is surgically removed, cholecystectomy, the cystic artery is clipped and severed. A cystic artery leak usually refers to bleeding from the cystic artery stump following cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What does cardiac marker 72 mean in blood work?

What does cardiac marker 72 mean in blood work?

See below: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21448080 It is not a single test but changes in markers like troponin over a 72 hour period. See the site listed above for more information. ...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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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 the medical term kidney blush mean?

What does the medical term kidney blush mean?

Contrast: When a test in another part of the body is done with iodine based contrast, the kidneys will be visible, or "blush" as the contrast is cleared through them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

Plaques: Ca plaques - obstructions, should know why %, anything > 50% needs intervention and all need Plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more

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What does success mean on vascular surgery?

Depends: A successful outcome in vascular surgery will depend on the procedure performed but will entail achieving the desired goal of the procedure without major complications. ...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 it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

Clearing of Plaque: This is to surgically expose the carotid artery in the neck and to remove the plaque of the diseased artery. Arteries have 3 layers. Plaque / atherosclerosis develops in the inner two layers. The outer layer is the strength layer. These layers peel apart similar to the layers in an onion. Once cleared, the artery is closed using patch to prevent it from scarring down. The goal: prevent strokes. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Access (Definition)

Vascular access is a catheter or other small device that IV's can be attached to or needles can be inserted into, in order to give medications to a patient and/or take blood samples from him. Simple vascular access can be placed by a doctor at the bedside, but deeper or complex access is usually done under anesthesia, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more