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Is Creatinine 7.5 a Sign of Dialysis for Acute Renal Failure

2014-03-23 13:44

It seems that once kidney failure occur, dialysis is needed. Actually, it does not like what you imagine. Not all patients in kidney failure need dialysis. Then on what condition is dialysis needed? Is creatinine 7.5 a sign of dialysis for acute renal failure?

Acute renal disease is characterized by sharp decline of kidney function in a short time and suddenly elevated creatinine and BUN level. In most people’s view, dialysis is required if there is kidney failure and high creatinineand BUN level. Is that so?

At least half of the kidney functions will lost with acute kidney failure. Kidneys are not able to continue their normal work, such as filtering the toxins, regulating blood pressure, keeping balance of electrolyte and water, secreting hormone and so on. As a consequence, a series of symptoms will appear. You will suffer a lot due to this. On this condition, how to relieve your symptoms and sustain your life?

Dialysis is the most commonly used method. Adequate dialysis is thought to have protective function by relieve symptoms, controlling primary disease and preventing complications. Doing dialysis properly and in time can save one’s life in acute renal failure.

Ø The following is the information about when dialysis is needed in acute kidney failure.

On the premise of experiencing oliguria or anuria for at least 24-48 hours, if you have are along with one of the following conditions, dialysis is needed.

-BUN≥21.4mmol/l or increase 9mmol/l every day.





-Obvious symptoms like nausea, vomit, pulmonary edema, unconsciousness, etc.

Ø If you accord with one of the following factors, you need to do dialysis urgently.

-Creatinine≥ 10mg/dl

-BUN≥ 54mmol/l

-CO2 <15mmol/l


-Acute pulmonary edema

From the above we can see that if you are now suffering from oliguria or anuria for 24-48 hours, you should consider doing dialysis. If you still have questions, you can send an email to for a further consultation!

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