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When Patients with Acute Renal Failure Need Dialysis

2013-11-07 15:48

Acute Kidney Failure, dialysisAcute renal failure is the rapid loss of your kidneys’ability to remove waste and balance fluids and electrolytes in your body. Dialysis may be needed for some patients, and can make you feel better. However, dialysis will most often be short term. Rarely, the kidney damage is so great that dialysis may be permanently needed. Now you can follow us to learn about when patients with acute renal failure need dialysis.

If acute renal failure patients who have been on oliguria or anuria for more than 24 to 48 hours are in any one of the following situations, then dialysis treatment will be needed. These situations include: BUN level is more than 21.4mmol/L or the increased level daily is more than 9mmol/L; serum creatinine level exceeds 442mmol/L; the phosphorus level is more than 6.5mmol/L or hyperkalemia appears; free hemoglobin level is more than 12.4mmol/L; there are some obvious and severe symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, pulmonary edema, unconsciousness, etc.

What is more, if patients with acute renal failure are in some urgent situations, dialysis treatment should be started. They include: the phosphorus level is more than 7mmol/L; pH is less than 7.25; BUN level exceeds 54mmol/L; serum creatinine level is more than 884umol/L; acute pulmonary edema.

Not every patient with acute renal failure needs dialysis treatment. You are welcomed to leave us a message or email to to tell us more about your condition or send us your medical report, our experts will help you to see whether dialysis treatment is needed, also some diet suggestions will be given to help manage your condition.

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