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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. Jaynish Patel
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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


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What are the different types of vascular access?

What are the different types of vascular access?

AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access ...Read more

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What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

A generic term: Vascular access is a generic term that describes anything from ivs to sophisticated catheters. This also describes when veins are surgically connected to arteries (called av fistulas) so patients can get dialysis for kidney disease. Special catheters called ports are often needed for patients about to receive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What does vascular dry mean?

What does vascular dry mean?

Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more

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What does the term vascular invasion mean?

What does the term vascular invasion mean?

Vascular invasion: Vascular invasion refers to the direct invasion by cancer into a blood vessel. That can render a cancer intersectable, and can be a harbinger of more extensive spread of the cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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What does "increase vascularity thyroid" mean?

What does "increase vascularity thyroid" mean?

Increased blood flow: Is the general implication. If diffuse it could be due to active gland such as in hyperthyroidism. If present in one localized area could represent an active tumor. ...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 a stepwise decline mean when speaking of vascular desease?

Progressively worse: Since the vascular system is everywhere in our body stepwise decline usually involves first the blood pressure(BP)-especially if it is persistently elevated and then going into the major organ systems like the heart, the brain, large vessels like the Carotid Arteries and the kidneys. All systems can be affected. The key is to have your BP, Cholesterol, stress levels under control, plus exercise ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more