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Kidney Indications for Urgent Hemodialysis

what are indications for it?

One of the indication is hyperkalemia so how much k level excess indicate dialysis?
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HAVE PEE
hyperkalemia (refractory)
acidosis (refractory)
Volume overload (refractory)
Elevated urea
Pericarditis
encephalopathy
edema (pulmonary)

or u can just think of extreme lab abnormalities (K, H, Urea) & Uremic complication (pericarditis, encephalopathy)

Add intoxication with Methanol/ethynel glycol as the best rx
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...so how much k level excess indicate dialysis?
Depends on a lot of factors, I guess, but I think a rough threshold is >7 mEq/L with EKG changes where medical management has (or is expected to) fail
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Another common mnemonic is

A: Acidosis
E: Electrolytes
I: Ingestions
O: Oliguria
U: Uremia
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