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Saturday, October 04, 2008

SVC Catheter: Emergency Dialysis

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This SVC catheter was inserted via my father's internal jugular vein in the neck. This procedure was made when his creatinine level soared up to 1000+ µmol/l (normal values: 53-97 µmol/l) and he needed to have an "emergency dialysis." Thankfully, after two sessions of hemodialysis, his creatinine level went down to 400+ µmol/l. Though he underwent minor surgery to create an Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF, for future dialysis), we are still hoping and praying that his creatinine level will go back to normal.

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