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Term: Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-12-03


Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a therapy for patients with kidney failure that replaces kidney function (i.e., removal of wastes and excess water from the body) (Miller & Keane, 2003). RRT includes hemodialysis (centre- or home-based), peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplant.

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  • Miller BF, Keane CB. Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2003.(View)

Term used in 

  • Chartier M, Dart A, Tangri N, Komenda P, Walld R, Bogdanovic B, Burchill C, Koseva I, McGowan K-L, Rajotte L. Care of Manitobans Living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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