Amyloidosis

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    Hi. I have a friend who has been diagnosed with amyloidosis. I researched it some, but I would like to ask anyone with experience what is the usual outcome, once there is liver and kidney involvement? This person is in a hospital currently and has had liver, kidney and bone marrow biopsy. Can anyone share their experiences with this type of patient/condition? Thanks.
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    Hi again. I learned tonight that this person had a subclavian put in for dialysis. Can these people recover? Does anyone know?
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    Originally posted by PPL:
    Hi again. I learned tonight that this person had a subclavian put in for dialysis. Can these people recover? Does anyone know?
    I had a dialysis patient inhis 30's who died in 1989 from this. Hope your friend has a better prognosis. Also, the subclavin vein should not be used for dialysis. The catheter is in the internal jugular.
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    i work on a renal floor and we most definately use subclavian lines, only IJ lines if nothing else available. most of the lines put in temporarily are tunneled and sit in the superior vena cava. IJ lines, like femoral lines are uncomfortable for the patient and used as a last resort until something more permanent is made.


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