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Have advances in extracorporeal removal techniques changed the indications for their use in poisonings?
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PMID:  21531323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During the past 25 years, numerous changes have taken place in the use of hemodialysis as a therapeutic modality. Advances in technologies and a progression in our collective understanding of the pharmacokinetics of certain xenobiotics have resulted in alterations in the indications, effectiveness, and safety of hemodialysis. However, these changes have not necessarily been reflected in the current published data regarding treatment of intoxications. Reported clearance rates often reflect what was achievable in the 1970s and 1980s, and more recent reports are frequently lacking. Our goal in this review is to summarize the changes in hemodialysis and in other extracorporeal removal technologies and highlight the effects of these changes on the current indications for hemodialysis of the poisoned patient. Changes in dialysis performance that are reviewed in this article include the use of high-efficiency and high-flux dialysis membranes, improved hemodynamic stability because of ultrafiltration control, and the use of bicarbonate as a source of base. We review the indications for hemodialysis for removal of specific toxins, including vancomycin, methotrexate, carbamazepine, and valproic acid.
Fiona M Garlich; David S Goldfarb
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in chronic kidney disease     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1548-5609     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209214     Medline TA:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
New York City Poison Control Center, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY; Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY; Nephrology Section, NY Harbor VA Medical Center, New York, NY; Division of Nephrology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY.
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