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Which Biological Structure Is The Dialysis Bag Comparable
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
Recycling PD bags: Never a good idea!Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: Peritoneal dialysis usually requires the patient to not have had surgery in their abdominal area. With a urostomy bag, the usual placement of a pd catheter might prove difficult. However you might be able to have the pd catheter placed near you chest area. You should consult your vascular surgeon to see if he/she can place the catheter there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diffusion difference: Diffusion (D) is the process of passive (without loss of energy) movement of any substance from higher concentration to the lower concentration of that substance. D depends on the membrane and varies from membrane to membrane. There is no diffusion across dialysis tubing. Dialyzer (D) membranes vary as well so they is no accurate way to correlate the rate of D from a biological membrane and D. ...Read more
What does it means when the drained fluid of peritoneal dialysis has a reddish/brownish powder at the bottom of the bag?
PD: That is certainly not normal, you need to talk to you Nephrologist and send the fluid for cell count and culture ...Read more
Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.
Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers