Renal replacement therapies in the aftermath of the catastrophic Marmara earthquake

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

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, vol.62, pp.2264-2271, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1523-1755.2002.00669.x
  • Title of Journal : KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2264-2271


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.