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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need. When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PD Nurse: If there is a flow problem, always call your peritoneal dialysis nurse. She will advise you on what to do next. If there is a flow problem, its usuallly means that your pd catheter is clotted. Therefore you will need an anti-coagulation solution to be drained though your pd catheter to destory the clot. This solution can be provided by your pd nurse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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