Peritoneal Dialysis as an Alternative Choice for Renal Replacement Therapy in Emergency Department
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 2 No. 3 (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
How to Cite
Avendano MBI, Solorzano GY, Valenzuela JR, et al. Automated peritoneal dialysis as a lifesaving therapy in an emergency room: Report of four cases. Kidney Int. 2008;73(S108):S173-S6.
Labato MA. Peritoneal dialysis in emergency and critical care medicine. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2000;15(3):126-35.
Mahdavi R, Naghib M. Kidney Transplantation In Children: Results Of Ten Years Experience In Imam Reza Hospital. Med J Islamic Repub Iran. 2002;16(3):145-9.
Kilonzo KG, Ghosh S, Temu SA, et al. Outcome of acute peritoneal dialysis in northern Tanzania. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(3):261-6.
Ajaz SM, Pathan MS, Badaam KM. Clinical Profile, Etiological Factors and Outcome of Acute Renal Failure in Children: A Clinical Study. Hypertension. 2012;26:46.2.
Najafi I, Hakemi M, Safari S, et al. The story of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in Iran. Perit Dial Int. 2010;30(4):430-3.
Little D, Custer MD. Peritoneal Dialysis. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery: Springer; 2011. p. 553-7.
Akhlaghi AA, Najafi I, Mahmoodi M, Shojaee A, Yousefifard M, Hosseini M. Survival Analysis of Iranian Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Using Cure Model. J Res Health Sci. 2013;13(1):32-6.
- Abstract Viewed: 242 times
- PDF Downloaded: 6816 times