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Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients admitted to intensive care units.

Arulkumaran, N; Eastwood, JB; Banerjee, D (2007) Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients admitted to intensive care units. CRITICAL CARE, 11 (133). ISSN 1466-609X https://doi.org/10.1186/cc5914
SGUL Authors: Eastwood, John Bannister Banerjee, Debasish

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Abstract

Hutchison and colleagues report a 10-year experience of dialysis patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in the UK excluding Scotland. Their study is the largest published so far and raises issues of interest to both ICU physicians and nephrologists. Overall, the dialysis patients, although sicker on admission and having pre-existing co-morbidities, do as well as other ICU patients. Their clinical progress after leaving the ICU, however, is less good than for other ICU patients, raising the possibility that the patients might be leaving too early, or perhaps that dialysis patients should be discharged to a high-dependency unit rather than go direct to a renal ward. All in all, the paper by Hutchison and colleagues provides a useful foundation for planning the critical care management of dialysis patients in the UK and elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2007 BioMed Central Ltd. Made available with permission from the publisher.
Keywords: Great Britain, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care), Patient Admission, Peritoneal Dialysis, Renal Dialysis, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Critical Care Medicine, General & Internal Medicine, STAGE RENAL-DISEASE, CLINICAL-FEATURES, FAILURE, IMPACT
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS)
Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS) > Cardiac (INCCCA)
Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE)
Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE) > Centre for Clinical Education (INMECE )
Journal or Publication Title: CRITICAL CARE
ISSN: 1466-609X
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31 May 2007Published
Web of Science ID: WOS:000247722900025
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/716
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1186/cc5914

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