Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dialysis protocol for patients with Ebola

"Dialysis can be successfully and safely performed in a patient with Ebola virus disease, physicians at Emory University School of Medicine report.

A patient with Ebola virus disease who required renal replacement therapy and respiratory support was recently treated at Emory University Hospital and later recovered and was discharged. Providing hemodialysis was previously thought to be too risky because it involves large needles or catheters and potential contact with infectious blood."


The full paper is published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Connor MJ, Kraft C, Mehta AK, Varkey JB, Lyon GM, Crozier I, Ströher U, Ribner BS, Franch HA. Successful Delivery of RRT in Ebola Virus Disease. JASN 2014 Nov;ASN.2014111057. Available from: http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2014/11/13/ASN.2014111057

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