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Peritoneal dialysis in acute kidney injury: lessons learned and applied.
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PMID:  21517980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a simple, safe, gentle, and efficient renal replacement therapy (RRT) method. It is able to correct acute kidney injury (AKI)-induced metabolic, electrolytic, and acid-base disorders and volume overload both in and out the intensive care unit setting. Some PD modalities, such as high-volume PD and continuous flow PD, can provide RRT doses and efficiency comparable to extracorporeal blood purification methods. PD is particularly suitable for children, patients with refractory heart failure or hemodynamically instable, conditions where systemic anticoagulation should be avoided, patients with difficulty for vascular access and hypo- and hyperthermia conditions. In the following manuscript, PD technical aspects and the possible advantages and limitations of this RRT method will be discussed, and the more recent literature on clinical experience with PD for treatment of AKI will be reviewed.
Emmanuel A Burdmann; Rajasekara Chakravarthi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1525-139X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dial     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Nephrology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil Department of Nephrology, CARE Hospital, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.
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