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If someone is brain dead and on a breathing tube why would they perform dialysis on their kidney?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Brain death

If a patient is declared brain dead, there is no use for hemodialysis.
Hospitals usually stop all therapeutic procedures on such patients along with having the patients have their breathing tubes removed.

In brief: Brain death

If a patient is declared brain dead, there is no use for hemodialysis.
Hospitals usually stop all therapeutic procedures on such patients along with having the patients have their breathing tubes removed.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Organ Donation

If the patent is truly "brain dead" and not just in a coma, the only reason to continue artificial breathing and dialysis would be if the patient's other organs (heart, lungs, liver) might be able to be harvested and used for organ donation.

In brief: Organ Donation

If the patent is truly "brain dead" and not just in a coma, the only reason to continue artificial breathing and dialysis would be if the patient's other organs (heart, lungs, liver) might be able to be harvested and used for organ donation.
Dr. Jerry Light
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