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Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Story One - all on the same day! ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm Story One - all on the same day! Well it was few days ago, I was asked to assist in an interesting case, a lady with a abnormal tract connecting her uterus to her previous surgical scar over the lower abdomen. This is what we call as utero-cutaneous fistula. Now how did that come about? Well, a year ago she presented herself to the emergency ... Read on »
What is a NeoBladder or Continent Cutaneous Urinary Diversion by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:39pm I have decided to add this article. It is not written by me but I have gratefully added the link, so those interested can peruse further. Continent Cutaneous Urinary Reservoir In 1982, Kock et al[6] described a technique for construction of an internal ileal reservoir that consists of a 80-cm segment of terminal ileum isolated on ... Read on »
It's a boil! It's a wound! No! It's a fistula, man! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:57pm I have a fistula in my left upper arm. I have so many people staring at it that I get a little uncomfortable at times. Now, fistulae generally are a little gross to see. Mine has the arterial vein dilated like crazy. That makes it even worse. Generally, my shirt or T shirt sleeve covers it but when a small part of it is visible ... Read on »
Anal Abscesses/Fistulae by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment An abscess results from an acute infection of a small gland just inside the anus, when bacteria or foreign matter enters the tissue through the gland. Certain conditions - colitis or other inflammation of the intestine, for example - can sometimes make these infections more likely. After an abscess has been drained, a tunnel may persis ... Read on »
State of the fistula by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 13 Sep 2009 10:02pm I was visited by a team from Fresenius recently. They are planning to start home hemo training in India and wanted to see my setup. When they came, we discussed my treatment and they saw my fistula. They were quite alarmed. They said I should have it checked right away. They thought it was very risky to have such a huge fistula and it could rupture ... Read on »
Fistula pain by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 5:42am For the last couple of days I have been having some pain in the venous site of my AV Fistula. I changed the location of the cannulation. I am actually at Care Hospital, waiting outside Dr. P. C. Gupta's OP room for my turn. Dr. P. C. Gupta is a vascular surgeon. I suspect that there is an infection at that site. There was a similar pain a coup ... Read on »
Moving from a jugular to a fistula: mixed feelings by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 06 Nov 2011 9:06pm When I was put on dialysis way back in 1997, I was given an AV Shunt. It was a small surgery, done in an Operation Theater. Dialysis was totally painless. The arterial and venous lines were connected to the two ends of the shunt and dialysis would be done. Shunts are outdated these days with the preferred mode of a temporary access for dialy ... Read on »
Fistula troubling yet again by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Nov 2012 8:15pm For the last few weeks, I have been having problems with my fistula. My venous site got slightly infected and I had to abandon it and develop a new site. (I use the buttonhole technique for my cannulation which means developing a tunnel by cannulating at the same site at the same angle for 5-6 times and then using blunt needles thereafter.) The ... Read on »
Fistula infected by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 28 Nov 2012 8:59pm My fistula is infected now like never before. I have been put on very strong oral antibiotics. I have also been given an intravenous dose of a vancomycin, a very potent antibiotic. I was advised to avoid dialysis yesterday to give the fistula rest for a day. In fact the nephrologist was also suggesting that I might need to skip dialysis for one ... Read on »

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