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If someone has septic shock and kidney failure what can we do?

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Dr. Keith Klein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pray

Septic shock leading to kidney failure is one of the most devastating medical conditions, and all such patients should be in an intensive care unit.
The patient needs to be under the care of a medical team consisting of an intensivist, pulmonary, infectious disease and nephrology doctors. The mortality from this condition is over 80-90% and almost always some form of dialysis is required.

In brief: Pray

Septic shock leading to kidney failure is one of the most devastating medical conditions, and all such patients should be in an intensive care unit.
The patient needs to be under the care of a medical team consisting of an intensivist, pulmonary, infectious disease and nephrology doctors. The mortality from this condition is over 80-90% and almost always some form of dialysis is required.
Dr. Keith Klein
Dr. Keith Klein
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1 step at a time

These are worrisome problems that may not be compatible with survival.
However, in an ICU setting, the team will consider each problem individually to develop the wisest strategy. Among them will be treating the septic shock source, using antibiotics, probably using artificial respiration, blood pressure support, dialysis. If overall picture is too ominous, they may advise care withdrawal.

In brief: 1 step at a time

These are worrisome problems that may not be compatible with survival.
However, in an ICU setting, the team will consider each problem individually to develop the wisest strategy. Among them will be treating the septic shock source, using antibiotics, probably using artificial respiration, blood pressure support, dialysis. If overall picture is too ominous, they may advise care withdrawal.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Septic shock

Septic shock should be treated in an intensive care setting becuse it is a serious problem and leads to multiple organ failure including the kidneys.
The patient often reuqires respiratory and heart support with machines and medications. The renal failure often recovers with ICU care, but sometimes it may not in which case renal replacement therapy (dialysis or hemofiltration).

In brief: Septic shock

Septic shock should be treated in an intensive care setting becuse it is a serious problem and leads to multiple organ failure including the kidneys.
The patient often reuqires respiratory and heart support with machines and medications. The renal failure often recovers with ICU care, but sometimes it may not in which case renal replacement therapy (dialysis or hemofiltration).
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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