Clinical pearls: Renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in the postoperative period



  • The management of perioperative patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI), and its associated complications, is mostly supportive and includes renal replacement therapy (RRT). Available RRT modalities are intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), and hybrid therapies, known as prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy (PIRRT). This chapter reviews the current evidence regarding the timing of initiation of RRT, the modality selection, and the critical elements of the RRT prescription for AKI in the postoperative period.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781493912728
  • Start Page

  • 37
  • End Page

  • 51