Thursday, September 30, 2010

Absolute Indications for Dialysis

Remeber the vowels: A, E, I, O, U

Acidosis : intractable metabolic acidosis
Electrolytes : severe persistent hyperkalemia
Intoxications : menthol, ethylene, glycol, lithium, aspirin
Overload : hypervolemia (not managed by other means)
Uremia : based on clinical presentation (like uremic pericarditis)

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