Chronic use of method in patient of End Stage Renal Disease is usually done :
A. Once per week
B. Twice per week
C. Twice per week
Ans: C. Thrice per week
- This type of dialysis achieves the extracorporeal removal of waste products such as creatinine and urea and free water from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of kidney failure. Hemodialysis is one of three renal replacement therapies (the other two being kidney transplant and peritoneal dialysis).
Indications for renal replacement therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) include the following:
- Severe metabolic acidosis
- Intractable volume overload
- Failure to thrive and malnutrition
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable gastrointestinal symptoms
- In asymptomatic adult patients, a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 5-9 mL/min/1.73 m².
In a dialysis center, hemodialysis is usually done 3 times per week for about 4 hours at a time.