Preliminary Evaluation at the Nephrology Clinic Fill in the basic information. Evaluation by the attending physician at the nephrology clinic. Physical examination (including abdomen, groin, peripheral blood vessels).
Many commercially available analgesics, cold medicines (such as naproxen and ibuprofen) and Chinese herbal medicines have kidney toxicity. Don't take them without a doctor's prescription. Patients should be familiar with the side effects of antibiotics and painkillers prescribed by their doctors.
In patients with end-stage renal disease, because the kidneys cannot work properly, phosphorus cannot be eliminated and accumulated in the blood, resulting in hyperphosphatemia.
Long-term constipation that results in change of intestinal permeability, which could easily cause peritonitis.
Herpes Zoster is likely to attack during exchange of season and great daily change of temperature. Particularly, the decline in elderly’s immunity increases the risk of herpes zoster attack and level of severity.
Do not touch the dialysis catheter and the surrounding area with sharp material.
Peritoneal dialysis patients having peritonitis could lead to severe complications. Research reveals that there is a significant correlation between patients receiving invasive procedures and peritonitis.
Tinea pedis, commonly known as "Hong Kong foot," is a kind of superficial fungal infection occurring in the foot, often worsening in high temperature and wet summer.
Ultraviolet (UV) refers to the light with a wavelength of 100 ~ 400nm in sunlight, which can be divided into UVA with a wavelength of 320 ~ 400nm, UVB with a wavelength of 280 ~ 320nm and UVC with a wavelength of 100 ~ 280 nm.