Insulin syringe Alcohol pad Intermediate-acting insulin. Needle collection container (with a lid and impenetrable protection)
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?
On dialysis, the clearance of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (Cre) must meet the criteria for adequate toxin removal.
Although most hemodialysis are safe, complications in treatment may occur, especially in patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and cerebrovascular diseases. All patients should cooperate with the medical team and follow the doctor's instruction.
Dry weight means the patient's body weight with no water accumulation, no limb edema, neither no pulmonary edema before dialysis, and blood pressure is normal before dialysis. Besides, blood pressure will not be too low after dialysis
Itchiness has been the most common and frustrating problem in uremic patients. About 60% of dialysis patients have itching problem. Current research shows that the causes of itch are numerous and complicated.
Don't press the wound while sleeping, and don't press the catheter by sleeping on one’s side. The exposed part of the catheter should be fixed firmly. If there is any shaking of the catheter, it should be fixed again.
Hypertensive patients may suffer from cerebral hemorrhage, fundus hemorrhage or epistaxis due to the use of heparin in dialysis. Be careful, otherwise it's treatment may be delayed.