Anesthetic Considerations for Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy
Acho C, Chhina A, and Galusca D. Anesthetic Considerations for Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy. Anesthesiology Clinics 2020.
The number of patients presenting for surgery with renal dysfunction requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) is expected to increase as the population ages and improvements in therapy continue to be made. Every aspect of the perioperative period is affected by renal dysfunction, its associated comorbidities, and altered physiology secondary to RRT. Most alarming is the increased risk for perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality seen in this population. Perioperative optimization and management aims to minimize these risks; however, few definite guidelines on how to do so exist.
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