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Indications for Dialysis in ARF & Summary

Indications for Dialysis in ARF & Summary

In this step, Prof. Chen clarifies the indications for dialysis in ARF, and gives the summary of this week.

To begin with, there are five main indications, including acid/base, electrolytes, intoxications, fluid overload, and uremia, called AEIOU.

Besides, for ARF treatment, prevention is always the best. Preventing nephrotoxicity from taking those medication is the first priority.

If the patient starts with ARF, we need to have a clear diagnosis about the types and the cause, then treat those underlying diseases specific to pre, intrinsic or post renal ARF carefully.

If we have suitable ARF supportive measures, we can let them fight on their own. Finally, check whether the patient develops complication or not.

This is the final video of this week. Please reflect upon the example that the professor used, and feel free to leave a comment that you think most useful or impressed. We hope you enjoy your learning.

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