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What is the longest you can survive on peritoneal dialysis ?

What is the longest you can survive on peritoneal dialysis ?

Indefinitely: It is impossible to predict how long any individual may survive most medical conditions, as there is too much variation in tolerance, genetics, associated factors, and the human spirit! i've never seen an "expiration date" on any patient and would question anyone who believes there are specific time frames for survival in any given person with any disease! ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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What is the record for the longest period of time on peritoneal dialysis?

Years!: This modality to keep people alive is not the easiest. If all works well and there are no complications with the catheters and especially infections/peritonitis one can live on it for years. Of course a kidney transplant is the best of the solution with the best quality of life! ...Read more

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What is peritoneal dialysis?

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. ...Read more

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How does peritoneal dialysis work?

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will diffuse through the membrane into the fluid. This fluid is then drained from belly and that is how toxins are removed from your body. ...Read more

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What types of peritoneal dialysis are there?

PD: As far as i know there is only one type of peritoneal dialysis. However it is personalized for each patient. There are several different catheters that can be used and the fluid used in the dialysis can be different based on a patient's membrane transport type and residual renal function. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Does it hurt to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Not usually: Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days. Peritoneal dialysis involves filling the abdominal cavity with water like solution to remove bodily toxins. Overall peritoneal dialysis is virtually painless if done properly. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of peritoneal dialysis?

Peritoneal: Peritoneal dialysis gives you many freedoms that incenter hemodialysis does not. You can drain and fill and then go live your life. Travel is easier as is work and activities. Most nephrologists would choose pd if they needed dialysis. ...Read more

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What exactly happens during peritoneal dialysis?

Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this solution which is then drained. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Often at home: This procedure is typically done by the patient having kidney diseases who are appropriate for this type of dialysis. Once determined appropriate by the kidney doc and the patient, he/she is trained in performing this daily procedure at home.... Check with your doc..Especially the kidney doc.. ...Read more

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What are some complications of peritoneal dialysis?

PD Complications: Short answer - infection, loss of effectiveness due to changes in the bowel and abdominal cavity, and loss of catheter. Here is a link to a more thorough answer: http://www.Thirdage.Com/hc/p/561964/peritoneal-dialysis-complications. ...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