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What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

Need Catheter: If an av fistula fails in dialysis patients, then they require a dialysis catheter until another long term dialysis access can be established. If all arm veins are too small or scarred, then it is possible to place an av graft (synthetic tube to connect the arterial and venous systems). Av grafts are typically made of gore-tex (ptfe).

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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 happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

Other options: Include veins in the other arm or the legs. Also, another kind of dialysis that does not require veins or blood flow is called peritoneal dialysis could be done throught the abdominal wall.

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How is dialysis performed?

How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream.

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you.

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My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

Not clear: I'm not sure on the units in your value or if there is a decimal missing. A creatinine of 4.80 mg/dl is abnormal and requires investigation. A creatinine of 480 micromol/l is also elevated and requires evaluation.

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What is fatty deposit in dialysis tubing?

Not sure: Couild you be more explicit, I never heard about that akthough I take care of dialysis patients.

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When is it necessary to commence dialysis?

Dialysis: A patient is started on dialysis when their doctor decides that their metabolic disturbances caused bytheir renal failure can no longer be managed with medications alone. The length of time from the onset of chronic renal failure to dialysis varies from one patient to another and has to be individualized by your doctor with your concurrence.

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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk.

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What creatnine level are you placed on dialysis?

It's all relative.: A rising creatinine is a sign that your kidneys are failing. Dialysis is a type of kidney replacement therapy which needs to be started when you and your doctor decide that the time is right. This may be due to your just feeling lousy or due to specific medical threats to your health--high potassium, heart failure, etc. Once your creatinine is over 2, you need to see a nephrologist.

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What are the physical effects of stopping dialysis?

Multiple things: You can become uremic leading to pericarditis, nauseas/vomiting, altered mental status, and comatose. Also you can and likely will become hyperkalemia (increase in your potassium) and if this persist you will die from a cardiac arrthymia. Also you will have itching from increased phosphate. It's best not to missed dialysis.

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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Here is some...: Dialysis is to help patients with end-stage kidney disease to temporarily handle body fluid, electrolytes, & others by adjusting the electrolyte concentration of circulating fluid so to equilibrate and temporarily restore the electrolyte balance. As to "salting-in & salting-out", it simplifies the idea to balance electrolytes as briefed above. Besides, ask your nephrologist timely.

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What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

Kidney...: When dialysis is needed is because the kidneys are not able to work on their own so an artificial "filter" is needed to get rid of the waste that your body produces. What conditions cause kidney failure? Too many to list here but the most common ones are: hypertension, diabetes, kidney tissue damage, medications, autoimmune disease, kidney stones or masses, severe infections.

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In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

Different Solutions: Tonicity refers to concentrations of molecules that cause water to move from one side of a semipermeable membrane to another. Moving water out of a dialysis patient's blood along with waste products that also need to be removed requires a hypertonic solution. Isotonic means that there is no will be no movement of water, etc. Hypotonic means that water will move back into the patient.

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If you skip dialysis are there risks?

Yes: From something as simple as being a bit tired to more serious complications of excessive fluids and difficulty breathing as well as accumulation of waste products that can lead to some really serious medical complications. Skipping dialysis is simply put, not a real wise choice. Please, please, please discuss this with your doctor and get all of the facts.

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Can you be fertile while on dialysis?

Yes: Pregnancy is possible but carrying the baby to term is difficult.

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Should I have a baby and go on dialysis?

Should I have a baby and go on dialysis?

Ask your doctor: I have cared for women who have had children while having severe renal disease. The key is working very closely with your doctor and paying careful attention to your medical treatment.

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Laminine can be used for dialysis patients?

Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, I would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor.

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What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

Bad things: If you miss your dialysis appointment, a whole slew of bad things can happen. As dialysis helps in maintaining the proper equilibrium of acids/bases, salts etc in your blood, missing your appointment can lead to an imbalance in your blood. This may lead to fainting, weakness, heart complications, and death! Essentially, wherever blood may flow, problems can emerge from those organs.

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How high the keratin has to be to need dialysis?

How high the keratin has to be to need dialysis?

Kidney function: Creatinine, not keratin, is a substance excreted by the kidney. High levels in blood may indicate decreased kidney function. Usually creatinine level is plugged in a formula, to calculate the kidney function. If the kidney function is less than 10-25%, usually dialysis is planned. If the creatinine rises from 0. 8 to 1.6, it means 50% decline in kidney function.

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What is peritoneal dialysis?

Dialysis inside you: Hemodialysis involves blood leaving your body in a circuit that passes through a filter membrane, before being returned to your circulation. Peritoneal dialysis involves the patient instilling fluids into the abdominal space, via a surgically placed silicone catheter which remains in place. The toxins from the blood stream in the blood vessels flowing to the bowel loops, pass through to the fluid.

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