How to perform Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) for renal failure patients?
Continuous renal replacement therapy or CRRT is a blood purification therapy. CRRT is advised for patients suffering from impaired renal function, also referred to as Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). ICU patients undergo this therapy 24 hours a day.
Kidney failure or renal insufficiency is a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood. Kidney failure leads to problems with increased fluid, acid and potassium in the body (leading to swelling), decreased levels of calcium, increased levels of phosphate, and in later stages anemia.
Kidney failure may be due to drug overdoses, chemotherapy, uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension, polycystic kidney disease and Hantavirus infection. The common diagnosis for kidney failure is called GFR or glomerular filtration rate, which is considered as the best overall index of kidney function.
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) which is advised for renal failure patients has short-term and long-term benefits. Short-term benefits of CRRT
- Provides continuous removal of excess metabolic waste products from the blood
- Returns normal electrolyte and acid/base balance
- Maintains net neutral fluid balance
- Provides for nutritional support irrespective of fluid restrictions
- Allows for optimized drug administration
Long-term benefits of CRRT
- Improves patient survival rate
- Increases the chance for complete renal recovery
CRRT is considered as advancement over the conventional Hemodialysis. CRRT is preferred due to its short and long-term benefits.
The Centre for Nephrology & Urology at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad provides high quality kidney disease treatment, bladder, urethra, prostrate and male genitalia. The CRRT treatments available at the Centre for Nephrology & Urology at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad include, SCUF, CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF and Hemoadsorption.
These treatments aim at purifying the blood of excess waste products and small molecules, restore balance of electrolytes, acid/base and excess fluid.
Our dialysis unit is open 24 hours and equipped with the most advanced dialysis machines for Hemodialysis, and other dialysis conditions.
The Centre for Nephrology & Urology has a Hemodialysis and post-transplantation unit. Haemodialysis unit has an efficient cardiac monitoring and central oxygen supply systems to meet any emergencies.