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Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

It depends: Depends on the reason the patie t needed to be started on dialysis. Acute renal failure potentially can be recovered from, in which case dialysis is supportive. Chronic renal failure does not improve with dialysis. ...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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A person with kidney function of 25%. Can she live without dialysis?

A person with kidney function of 25%. Can she live without dialysis?

Probably can: Your nephrologist is the best person to guide you. If you are well and do not have any serious symptoms, you can be managed medically which will include low protein diet and good management of your bp (keeping it as low as it is safe. What is your blood creatinine level like? ...Read more

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What. Is lowest kidney function can get before dialysis is required?

What. Is lowest kidney function can get before dialysis is required?

GFR 10: This differs for everyone but in a relatively narrow range. Some patients with cardiac disease benefit from dialysis at higher GFR (low creatinine), african americans seem to tolerate higher creatinine without symptoms. In general convert the creatinine to egfr (online calculator) and expect dialysis at egfr less than 15 ml/min. ...Read more

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Kidney function at 18% ---- will I need dialysis or transplant?

Kidney function at 18% ---- will I need dialysis or transplant?

Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term prognosis is best with a transplant rather than dialysis. ...Read more

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Can someone with less than 95% of kidney function survive on dialysis treatment?

Here are some. ..: A patient on long-term dialysis can survive without any available renal function, i.e., even without kidneys although zero-functioning kidneys may still contribute their effects on red blood cell production and others. And some patients may recover to the state of not needing dialysis anymore if dialysis is given for some acute correctable conditions such as drug-/trauma-related renal failure. ...Read more

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Can someone with less than 95% of kidney function survive on dialysis treatment?

Yes: That would be the reason to get on dialysis as the kidneys are not clearing out the toxins, so the dialysis machine does that. 2 types of dialysis-PD&HD. Older people-above 70, tend get really wiped out after HD treatments which are 3 times a week. Survival time also depends on underlying other disease states and current functional status. ...Read more

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For what length of time can my dad live with 10% kidney function when he refuses dialysis and transplant?

For what length of time can my dad live with 10% kidney function when he refuses dialysis and transplant?

Life expectancy: Tough question. A person can survive on 10% kidney function for a long time if managed aggressively with medical treatment. The caveat here is what caused the 90% loss of function? Under most circumstances, any fall below 10% creates a cascade effect that accelerates function loss to 0 and death and this can happen very quickly. I am being vague because I need more info to answer accurately. ...Read more

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What is the % of kidney function in 6 week prem baby with a cr 407, urea 17.9, sodium 124? L 49cm weight 2.6kg? When would dialysis need to start?

What is the % of kidney function in 6 week prem baby with a cr 407, urea 17.9, sodium 124? L 49cm weight 2.6kg? When would dialysis need to start?

Probably now: These levels are high & in at uremic levels. Baby needs to be under a pediatric nephrologist and will noo doubt require peritoneal dialysis unless baby has bilateral obstructed hydronephrosis which can be drained by nephrostomy tube/s.Creatinine & urea in usa are expressed in mg% unlike uk & commonwealth countries who use si, cr of 407micrm/l = 407/88=4.6mg%, urea of 17.9= 19.9/0.36=50mg% ...Read more

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Kidney function at 18%, bad edema, very bad heart, 63...How long can I last without dialysis?

Kidney function at 18%, bad edema, very bad heart, 63...How long can I last without dialysis?

Stating dialysis: It seems as if you may be quite near the initiation of dialysis. Most diabetics start dialysis when they have less than 15% of their kidney function, non-diabetics start when their's is less <10%. You need to see a nephrologist and cardiologist to see if your renal and heart function can be improved to get rid of some of your edema. Ask your doctors for more information on your particular case. ...Read more

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Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/min is about 30% of normal kidney function. As one ages, the GFR naturally decreases, so it becomes less accurate. But for common use they are about the same. ...Read more

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GFR is 33 and creatinine is 145. I was wondering what is the percentage of kidney function?

GFR is 33 and creatinine is 145. I was wondering what is the percentage of kidney function?

Remember: That the GFR is basically an estimation of a degree of your kidney function based on your creatinine measurement, age, gender and race. It may not be accurate if your body type (shape) is extreme or you have significantly more or less muscle mass than "normal". Normal is around 100 by GFR. ...Read more

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How can a physician determine percentage of kidney function?

How can a physician determine percentage of kidney function?

Formulas: Kidney function can be estimated in several ways- collection of 24 hr urine for measuring creatinine, using formulas with serum creatinine.Mdrd equation is the most commonly used formula and nowadays, many labs report this estimate when serum creatinine is measured. All these tests only give an estimate and this has to be considered in the context of the patient, underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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What are the differences and similarities between kidney dialysis and in-vivo kidney functions?

What are the differences and similarities between kidney dialysis and in-vivo kidney functions?

Not the same: Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney. The kidney is more of a selective filter. The normal kidney also produces hormones--small molecules, that aid in things such red blood cell formation, and calcium metabolism. ...Read more

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2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

Recovery?: You best resource for the answer to your question is the nephrologist (n) taking care of you. The questions to ask your n are: do you have acute renal failure? Does your n expect your kidney function to return? If you had acute renal failure, due to drugs that affected the kidney or due to low bp, recovery may be possible. Your n can and should give more information about your prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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If only one kidney is functioning at 13%, should one go on dialysis and if I did would the treatment prevent further failure?

If only one kidney is functioning at 13%, should one go on dialysis and if I did would the treatment prevent further failure?

Judgment is needed: Overall function is measured as "gfr" or glomerular function rate, + represents the amount coming from all of your kidneys (1 or 2 native kidneys, + any transplanted kidneys). The judgment to start dialysis may be clearcut (e.g., if too much fluid is retained or potassium is too high), or less urgent. Most pts with symptoms feel better after even 1 treatment, but it won't prevent further failure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Can you tell me how a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Filters: Kidneys filters blood, They basically have all the body's blood pass through them and they have specialized filters that take salts, toxins, drug and drug metabolites out. When they are not working dialysis machine's try to take over that function. Medicine has advanced a lot, and they are better than before, but still are not as efficient as the natural human kidney. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Substitute...: Dialysis is needed for someone with acute or chronic kidney failure with so-called uremic syndrome with fluid and electrolyte derangement, and can be done through extracorporeal "circulation" - abdominal or vascular - to remove fluid excess and correct electrolyte imbalance for detail, ask the expert in charge. Best. ...Read more

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My mother aged 80 has 23 percent kidney functioning left. Does she require dialysis at this stage? Which food we may prefer to let her take?

My mother aged 80 has 23 percent kidney functioning left. Does she require dialysis at this stage? Which food we may prefer to let her take?

Dialysis: She does not require dialysis at this stage. Dialysis is typically required at 15 percent or less kidney function. Diet is important. She must avoid high potassium and high phosphate foods. She must take low salt diet. See a dietitian as soon as possible. Food lists are available on AAKP and NKF web sites. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more