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Treatments for Kidney damage -- Amyl Alcohol

Treatment List for Kidney damage -- Amyl Alcohol

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Kidney damage -- Amyl Alcohol includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Removal of toxin from body, monitoring and support of kidney function, dialysis if needed, kidney transplant in severe cases
  • Treatment of kidney damage from exposure to amyl alcohol is dependant upon the severity of damage and the degree of spontaneous recovery, as well as the patients' age, pre-existing renal function and coexisting health problems. Treatments include:
  • Removal from further exposure to the causative agent
  • Supportive therapy in the acute phase
    • Fluid and electrolyte management
    • Management of hypertension
    • Dialysis for acute severe renal failure
  • Longer term management:
    • Monitoring of renal function to ascertain degree of spontaneous recovery
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke increase their risk of progression to end stage renal failure
    • Close management of high blood pressure - ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARB's (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) usually first line
  • Dietary management
    • Protein management dependant upon urinary protein loss and degree of renal impairment. Protein intake needs to be adequate to avoid malnutrition
    • Sodium management as required. May need to be restricted, or supplemented if salt wasting occurs
    • Adequate hydration
    • Phosphate restriction in chronic renal failure
    • Potassium restriction as necessary
    • Management of chronic renal failure:
      • Erythropoietin agonists - for management of anaemia associated with chronic renal failure
      • Phosphate binders - for management of hyperphosphatemia in chronic renal failure
      • Calcium supplements - for hypocalcaemia
      • Calcitriol and other Vitamin D supplements - for hypocalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic renal failure
      • Sodium bicarbonate - for acid-base disturbance
      • Diuretics - may be used in situation of volume overload
      • Renal dialysis - used when there are manifestations of uraemia and the GFR is < 10mL/min
      • Renal transplantation

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