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Doctor insights on: Who Is Not A Good Candidate For Dialysis

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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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Who is an ideal candidate for a septoplasty? How would i know if a septoplasty is right for me? Who would be the ideal candidate for this surgery? .

Who is an ideal candidate for a septoplasty? How would i know if a septoplasty is right for me?  Who would be the ideal candidate for this surgery?

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In : In addition to the other contributors, i would add that surgery would be considered if a patient has failed an aggressive trial of medical therapy to help his/her breathing and/or is unwilling to take medication to achieve that endpoint. Clearly, a targeted examination is needed to be sure the cause of your breathing problem is attributable to the septum and not something else that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

It depends: Some folks are so disabled from other disease processes that dialysis can not help, that subjecting them to the added burden of dialysis will likely worsen their quality of life. ...Read more

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Who is not a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy?

Who is not a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy?

Not validated : I am assuming that you are referencing the use of spinal decompression tables. These are suppose to work by relieving pressure &/or reducing intradiscal pressure & thereby reducing the size of disc protrusions/herniation. Today there simply are no studies of good quality to support these claims. Further objective studies are needed. At present there are few complications associated, except expense. ...Read more

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Who would not be a good kidney candidate? What are the requirements?

Who would not be a good kidney candidate? What are the requirements?

As a kidney donor?: Healthy donor with two normal kidneys, aged 18 - 60 years. Preferably with single ureters & single renal arteries. Must have compatible blood type & hopefully an excellent tissue match. ...Read more

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Who is not a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?

Who is not a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?

Poor functional goal: Artificial disc replacement is a solution designed to improve range of motion, speed of recovery, physical capacity and ultimately to reduce the risk of adjacent level disc disease. People who are not committed to good physical health and who do not have functional goals are probably less good candidates for artificial disc. Medically, osteoporosis and severe arthritis complicate tdr treatment ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for cheek implants?

Who is a good candidate for cheek implants?

If health OK you are: If your malar areas are flat, anatomic cheek implants placed by an abps-certified plastic surgeon or abo-certified ENT surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery can be a wonderful improvement. They are solid, do not move, and can provide contour enhancements of several types for those who are a candidate and able to undergo the surgical procedure/recovery. See a ps for consultation! ...Read more

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Who is not a good candidate for nissen fundoplication?

Who is not a good candidate for nissen fundoplication?

When it won't work: If the operation won't help the symptoms or meet the patients goals, it shouldn't be done. While this cannot be predicted with 100% accuracy, a careful history along with tests of the upper GI tract can maximize the chmaces for success. It should not be done in patients with achalasia. Gastroparesis that is mild and has predominantly gerd symptoms may benefit from nissen. Severe gastroparesis not. ...Read more

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Who is a candidate for tenodesis? What needs to happen in order for a person to be a candidate for a tenodesis procedure? .

Shoulder Specialist: You may find this article helpful: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2011/shoulder-pain/biceps-tendon-pain-a-popular-diagnosis-loaded-with-decades-of-controversy/ there are multiple techniques for this procedure and in my experience biceps pain is rarely if ever the primary diagnosis. Here is our current technique: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=4iuesgnseki&list=uu15uuhuqiy9zdpywwxf31. ...Read more

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Is it true that a person with -8.00 contact prescription would be a good enough candidate for lasik?

Is it true that a person with -8.00 contact prescription would be a good enough candidate for lasik?

Possible: Patients with -8.00 can have laser vision correction surgery (lasik or prk can be done). However, it depends on other factors being normal as well, such as the thickness of your cornea, shape of your cornea. Consult an experience refractive surgeon for a consult to be sure. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for spinal decompression?

Who is a good candidate for spinal decompression?

Arm or leg pain: Assuming you mean surgical decompression, the best indications are arm pain (neck disk or bone spur) and leg pain (low back disk or bone spur). Besides pain, nerve pressure can cause muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling. ...Read more

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Who is a candidate for a hymenectomy?

Who is a candidate for a  hymenectomy?

No mentrual flow?: Often girls at age 12-13 are starting to have their period--often about same time or a bit earlier than mom when she had it. So, say if by 16-17 and having symptoms of period without the flow, then likely imperated hymen is there. A simple speculum exam by your doc/nurse can tell you this--and a simple incision is often adequate. There r other causes of no period. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes a person a good candidate for a liver transplant?

What makes a person a good candidate for a liver transplant?

Tough short answer: Failing liver basically. Multiple other factors involved including age, general health, underlying liver disease, alcohol use, hepatitis status to name a few. Best answer would come from comprehensive evaluation at a reputable transplant center. ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for a women who is a 2yr post transplant patient to have a child?

Is it actually healthy for a women who is a 2yr post transplant patient to have a child?

Complex issue: This is an answer better handled by your transplant team & their consultants. This will vary depending on what the transplant was, the chronic medications you must take that might produce defects in a fetus, and a collection of other issues too numerous to list. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for an endometrial ablation?

Who is a good candidate for an endometrial ablation?

Ablation: Anyone with heavy or painful periods who does not want the possibility of future children is a good candidate. It's important to understand you could still get pregnant, but it would be extremely dangerous for yourself and the baby to do so after ablation. ...Read more

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How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

Very effective: In general ivf is the most effective fertility treatment. It is very safe almost without any risks. Pregnancy rates are mostly related to age and an be very high in many but not all women. ...Read more

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I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

See the doctor: There is a process to go through to get an Insulin pump. My recommendation is for him to see his doctor for a referral to a pump educator. He can then learn the pros and cons from all the pumps. Then he can make an informed decision about which is best for him. ...Read more

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If judged to be a candidate for treatment, how successful is prp for an arthritic knee?

If judged to be a candidate for treatment, how successful is prp for an arthritic knee?

Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. Helps many people with knee arthritis ...Read more

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Who is eligible for a retina transplant? How successful is the procedure?

Who is eligible for a retina transplant? How successful is the procedure?

No one for now: This is in its earliest research stages and is not approved for any eye disease currently. ...Read more