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What are the side effects of undergoing dialysis?

in a pt w/fluid overload who undergoes a procedure to place an ij catheter for dialysis access & the pt has SOB, worsening resp distress, pleural effusions, & declining O2 sat on supp O2, is the risk of draining the fluid in the OR after the procedure minimal to the pt? isn't it to the pt's benefit to get fluid drained prior to xfer to floor for dialysis, thus causing delay & additional resp distress?
Thu, 22 Sep 2016
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Hi,
I have gone through your query and understand your concerns.

A patient with symptoms like you have mentioned will get some relief only with dialysis. He is having extra fluid in his body which needs to be removed with the help of dialysis. It is good that he is having IJV catheter but he needs a AV fistula as the access for dialysis.

Hope this answers your query.

Regards,
Dr.Alekhya.
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What are the side effects of undergoing dialysis?

Hi, I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A patient with symptoms like you have mentioned will get some relief only with dialysis. He is having extra fluid in his body which needs to be removed with the help of dialysis. It is good that he is having IJV catheter but he needs a AV fistula as the access for dialysis. Hope this answers your query. Regards, Dr.Alekhya.