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Renal therapy techniques 

Renal therapy techniques
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Renal therapy techniques
Author(s):

Carl Waldmann

, Andrew Rhodes

, Neil Soni

, and Jonathan Handy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723561.003.0003
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date: 21 October 2021

This chapter discusses renal therapy techniques and includes discussion on haemodialysis (showing principles of renal replacement therapies (RRTs) and complications of haemodialysis), haemo(dia)filtration (discussing indications to start RRT, indications to stop RRT, principles of renal replacement, choice of mode, and practical RRT prescription), and peritoneal dialysis (PD) (discussing peritoneal membrane structure and solute transfer, access, techniques, dialysate, PD as RRT, management of acute renal failure by PD, and management of the continuous ambulatory PD patient with critical illness).

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