Continuous renal replacement therapy: continuous blood purification in the intensive care unit.

@article{Bellomo1998ContinuousRR,
  title={Continuous renal replacement therapy: continuous blood purification in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Rinaldo Bellomo and Claudio Ronco},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          426-9
        }
}
Severe acute renal failure (SARF) occurs when renal dysfunction is such that haemodialysis or haemofiltration becomes necessary to maintain homeostasis. SARF is increasingly seen in association with multiorgan failure and has become a predominantly Intensive Care Unit disorder. Because of this change in epidemiology, the treatment of SARF has evolved from being exclusively nephrologist and intermittent haemodialysis-based to being mostly intensivist and continuous haemofiltration-based… CONTINUE READING