A comparison of early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@inproceedings{Yang2017ACO,
  title={A comparison of early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Xiao-mei Yang and Guo-wei Tu and Ji-li Zheng and Bo Shen and Guo-guang Ma and Guang-wei Hao and Jian Gao and Zhe Luo},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND To investigate the impact of timing the initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), focusing on the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in this field. METHODS The PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were searched between January 1, 1985, and June 30, 2016, to identify randomized trials that assessed the timing of initiation of RRT in patients with AKI. RESULTS Nine RCTs, with a total of 1636… CONTINUE READING
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