| REVIEW ARTICLE
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 12 | Page : 862--869
Extracorporeal treatment in the management of acute poisoning: What an intensivist should know?
Vijoy Kumar Jha1, KV Padmaprakash2
1 Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) represents a treatment modality promoting removal of endogenous or exogenous poisons and supporting or temporarily replacing a vital organ. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the technical aspects and the potential indications and limitations of the different ECTRs, highlighting the important characteristics of poison amenable to ECTR and the most appropriate prescriptions used in the setting of acute poisoning. The various principles that govern poison elimination by ECTR (diffusion, convection, adsorption, and centrifugation) and how components of the ECTR can be adjusted to maximize clearance have also being discussed.
Dr. Vijoy Kumar Jha
Physician and Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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