Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1201--1209

Continuous renal replacement therapy: Principles, modalities, and prescription


Ayman Karkar 
 Baxter AG, Medical Affairs, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Ayman Karkar
Baxter A.G., P. O. Box 64332, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The mortality rate of critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) remains high. The associated sepsis and septic shock, as well as the presence of multiorgan failure, further increase the risk of death. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) represents the cornerstone of the management of severe AKI. Continuous RRT (CRRT) has been considered the predominant form of dialysis in the intensive care unit due to its accurate volume control, steady acid-base, and electrolyte correction and achievement of hemodynamic stability. This narrative review covers an introduction to CRRT, its physiologic principles, modalities, requirements, indications, and different elements of adequate prescription.


How to cite this article:
Karkar A. Continuous renal replacement therapy: Principles, modalities, and prescription.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2019;30:1201-1209


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Karkar A. Continuous renal replacement therapy: Principles, modalities, and prescription. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 20 ];30:1201-1209
Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/article.asp?issn=1319-2442;year=2019;volume=30;issue=6;spage=1201;epage=1209;aulast=Karkar;type=0