Renal replacement therapy

Renal replacement therapy

Renal replacement therapy is a term used to encompass life-supporting treatments for renal failure.

It includes:
*hemodialysis,
*peritoneal dialysis,
*hemofiltration and
*renal transplantation.

These treatments do not cure chronic kidney disease; they are palliative treatments. Early dialysis in acute renal failure may have favourable outcomes and bring resolution of renal failure.


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