Renal replacement therapies in the aftermath of the catastrophic Marmara earthquake


SEVER M. Ş. , Erek E., Vanholder R., Yurugen B., Kantarci G., Yavuz M., ...More

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, vol.62, no.6, pp.2264-2271, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1523-1755.2002.00669.x
  • Journal Name: KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2264-2271

Abstract

Background. Renal replacement therapy is of vital importance in the treatment of crush syndrome victims, who are frequently encountered after catastrophic earthquakes. The Marmara earthquake, which struck Northwestern Turkey in August 1999, was characterized by 477 victims who needed dialysis.