Successful delivery of RRT in Ebola virus disease.

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Successful delivery of RRT in Ebola virus disease.

Description

AKI has been observed in cases of Ebola virus disease. 

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2015-01-01

Citation

Connor, M. J., Jr., C. Kraft, A. K. Mehta, J. B. Varkey, G. M. Lyon, I. Crozier, U. Stroher, B. S. Ribner and H. A. Franch (2015). "Successful delivery of RRT in Ebola virus disease." J Am Soc Nephrol 26(1): 31-37.

Abstract

AKI has been observed in cases of Ebola virus disease. We describe the protocol for the first known successful delivery of RRT with subsequent renal recovery in a patient with Ebola virus disease treated at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia. Providing RRT in Ebola virus disease is complex and requires meticulous attention to safety for the patient, healthcare workers, and the community. We specifically describe measures to decrease the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease and report pilot data demonstrating no detectable Ebola virus genetic material in the spent RRT effluent waste. This article also proposes clinical practice guidelines for acute RRT in Ebola virus disease.

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