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What Special Issues Face Older Adults Who Have Dialysis
Multiple issues: Older adults on dialysis tend to be sicker and have more associated health problems. This may adversely affect how well they do on dialysis. In addition, placing a good fistula for access may be more challenging as their veins may be small and scarred or "used up" from previous ivs or medical procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 6yrs old nephew has renal failure, stage 5. If he undergos dialysis, what is the percentage of survival?
YES BUT ONLY IF: Benefits outweigh risks and expectations are reasonable from you and the patient. ...Read more
93% survive 2 years: Based on data from United States Renal Data System (http://www.usrds.org) for 2010-2012 there is a 6.7% 2 year mortality after starting home peritoneal dialysis ( 9.9% 2 year mortality for home hemodilaysis). This compares to 2 year mortality of 12.3 % for in center hemodialysis. It should be emphasized that mortality after kidney transplant at 2 years is only 1.8%. Diabetes increases risk. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Please direct these questions to your nephrologist who should know more about your individual conditions than some Doc like me online so she/he can address your concerns more to the point. But for general understanding, realize and accept: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity as well as a constant struggle to cope with reality ... ...Read more
Help please? How long is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of dialyzed patients will die in a year, every year; so, it is not easy for them to live >5 years. But, regardless of what you may suffer, lifestyle + good medical advice + possibility for kidney transplant give you the best possible hope to live longer. Nonetheless, do something within your control now and don't waste time & energy to think and worry about what beyond... ...Read more
A 70year old man is going through dialysis but he is refusing treatment and has to be sedated in order to get dialysis.What will this do to his health?
Dear dr. My greandfather is 88 yrs old his urine creatinine is 4.7 so it's need to do kendy dialysis ?
Likely: ifnot now he is getting close.Get a more detailed answer ›
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