Inpatient Dialysis

Dialysis is available to patients admitted as an inpatient to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital with acute kidney failure. The partnership with Washington University nephrologists, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and interventional radiologists provide vascular access to patients on dialysis treatment.

ACUTE KIDNEY FAILURE: POTENTIAL CAUSES

Acute renal (kidney) failure happens quickly, usually due to an illness or injury and is potentially reversible. Potential causes include:

  • Blockage in the urinary tract
  • Decreased blood flow to the kidneys
  • Eating or drinking anything toxic to the kidneys
  • Glomerulonephritis - a type of kidney disease
  • Heart attack
  • Infections such as an E. coli infection
  • Injury to the kidneys
  • Severe dehydration

CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE: POTENTIAL CAUSES

Chronic renal (kidney) failure is when the kidneys get worse over a period of several months or years and this often leads to permanent renal failure. Potential causes include:

  • Abnormal fetal development of the kidneys
  • Blocked urine flow due to a tumor or kidney stones
  • Decreased blood flow to the kidneys
  • Diabetes that is not well managed
  • Eating or drinking anything toxic to the kidneys
  • Enlarged prostate decreasing blood flow
  • High blood pressure
  • Illegal drug abuse
  • Injury to the kidneys
  • Lupus disease
  • Malaria or yellow fever
  • Overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) medications; such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with a nephrologist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free at 844.542.9378.

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