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Renal Replacement Therapy

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6 Nov 2016 - General
 

Renal replacement therapy is required when patients reach end stage renal failure, in which the renal function is no longer sufficient to maintain the quality of life. The are 3 types of renal replacement therapy, which are haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and renal transplantation.The most common choice or option of renal replacement therapy will be haemodialysis. Patient will usually require 3 sessions of haemodialysis per week. Renal transplatation is usually the best choice of renal replacement therapy for most of the patient, as both the quality of life and survival are improved. However, the limited availabity of donor organ usually be the restriction factor. What is your experience with regards to renal transplantaion in your country ?? Is it a very limited of organ donation as well ??

Getting enough donors for kidneys is always a major problem around the world. Theekshana Abayawickrama , you was saying that the patient in your country who need of a kidney is supposed to find a donor ?? I suppose this will be very challenging for the patients !! Is it about the live donor kidney programme ? Public awareness with regards to the importance of organ donation should be nurtured. Public should be car...
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I think that there is a universal problem on organ donation. Everyone knows that organ donation is a kind and humanitarian act that will save the lives of many. It is also well established that renal donation is beneficial because studies show that renal donors in fact live healthier lives. However, a lot of people hesitate to do this because they worry about future consequences of having one kidney. Also, the process of matching is tedious and it requires a lot of time and effort, not to mentio...
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Not only end stage renal failure. Renal replacement therapy is also important in acute kidney injury. While chronic kidney disease patient are better off considering the option of renal transplantation, renal replacement therapy plays a major role in the management of acute kidney injury patients, because for them the insult to the kidney is temporary most often than not and when the acute stage is managed with hemodialysis their kidneys can regain the normal function and take over the process. ...
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The Malaysian government encourage people to become organ donors. There are also continuous efforts trying to get Malaysians to adopt a healthier lifestyle to lessen the chances of needing an organ transplant. Roughly, there are 19,000 patients waiting for a kidney transplant. Each year, 7,000 people are diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease in which treatment is only through kidney transplant. So, prevention is better than cure. Most donors did not pledge their organs but their families had t...
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