It is a non-invasive procedure without exposing to radiation. During the examination, the examinee will lie on a table in supine, lateral or prone position. The physician will apply gel on inspected areas and roll the probe to see the structures of kidney shown on the screen. The whole process will take about 10-15 minutes.
Kidney transplant ( also known as renal transplant ) is the transplant of a donor’s kidney into the pelvic of the donee while the original kidney will not be excised (with the exception of tumor or stone issue).
Water dehydrated too fast and too much. The majority of dialysis patients drink too much water that increases the dehydration speed in a short period of time or the overly low estimation of ideal weight. These factors often contribute to the reduction of effective blood volume and lower blood pressure.
Two major raw materials are needed for hematopoiesis, namely erythropoietin (EPO) and iron. Anemia has a wide range of effects on dialysis patients, including reducing exercise tolerance, work ability, appetite, nutrition, and quality of life.
Automated peritoneal dialysis is carried out by a desktop automatic peritoneal dialysis machine that offers you for three or more times of changing dialysate circles continuously. Its advantage is convenient, easy to operate, offer better quality of the life and even obtain better dialysis result.
Renal failure is renal cell injury which leads to reduced renal cell amount and inadequate elimination of body waste. When the injury is irreversible, it is called chronic renal failure. When the kidney is severely injured and leads to symptoms like edema, nausea, vomiting, and conscious disturbance, it’s called “uremia”.
Urinary tract infection is the massive breeding by the enteric bacteria near the anus area that sneaks to the previously bacteria-free urinary tract, which eventually follows the urinary tract upward and causes inflammation.
The peritoneal cavity is a sterile environment. If the bacteria enter the peritoneal cavity, the peritoneum will be infected and patients get peritonitis. Peritonitis is a major complication of peritoneal dialysis.
In Taiwan, most kidney transplant centers accept people under 65 years of age on the waiting list, but it is not objective to use age as an absolute criterion.
Successful kidney transplantation is the best treatment for uremia. Not only is the quality of life the highest among the three therapies (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation) for end-stage renal failure, but the survival rate is also the best. However, is this treatment suitable for every nephropathy patient?