Available extracorporeal treatments for poisoning: Overview and limitations

Georges Ouellet, Josée Bouchard, Marc Ghannoum, Brian Scott Decker

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Poisoning is a significant public health problem. In severe cases, extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) may be required to prevent or reverse major toxicity. Available ECTRs include intermittent hemodialysis, sustained low-efficiency dialysis, intermittent hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration, continuous renal replacement therapy, hemoperfusion, therapeutic plasma exchange, exchange transfusion, peritoneal dialysis, albumin dialysis, cerebrospinal fluid exchange, and extracorporeal life support. The aim of this article was to provide an overview of the technical aspects, as well as the potential indications and limitations of the different ECTRs used for poisoned patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-349
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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