Peritoneal Dialysis as an Alternative Choice for Renal Replacement Therapy in Emergency Department
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2014),
1 August 2014
Increasing the prevalence of renal failure cases needing renal replacement therapy (RRT) among refereeing to the emergency department highlights the preparation requirement for services giving to these patients. The limited number of hemodialysis machines, inaccessibility of dialysis machines in all hospitals, large number of patients, and shortage of expert personnel in this field are some of current problems of health centers to present services for these patients. Since hemodialysis units are usually reserved for patients with chronic renal failure as overnight and weekly base, this problem would be exacerbate when the subjects need emergent dialysis. On the other hand, in acute critical patients who have hemodynamic instability or heart failure, hemodialysis is not tolerable then not treatment of choice.
- Renal replacement therapy; Peritoneal dialysis
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