Starting Kidney Replacement Therapy in Critically III Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

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Crit Care Clin. 2021 Apr;37(2):409-432. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2020.11.005. Epub 2021 Feb 13.


Kidney replacement therapy (KRT) is a core organ support in critical care settings. In patients suitable for escalation in support, who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) complications and urgent indications, there is consensus that KRT should be promptly initiated. In the absence of such urgent indications, the optimal timing has been less certain. Current clinical practice guidelines do not present strong recommendations for when to start KRT for patients with AKI in the absence of life-threatening and urgent indications. This article discusses how best to provide KRT to critically ill patients with severe AKI.

PMID:33752864 | DOI:10.1016/j.ccc.2020.11.005

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