Handling continuous renal replacement therapy-related adverse effects in intensive care unit patients: the dialytrauma concept.

Abstract

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasingly used for the management of critically ill patients. As a consequence, the incidence of complications that accompany CRRT is also rising. However, a standardized approach for preventing or minimizing these adverse events is lacking. Dialytrauma is a newly proposed concept that encompasses all harmful adverse events related to CRRT while providing a framework for prevention or, at the least, early recognition of these events in order to attenuate the consequences. A mainstay of this approach is the utilization of a dedicated checklist for improving CRRT quality and patient safety. In this context, we discuss the most important adverse effects of CRRT and review current strategies to minimize them.

DOI: 10.1159/000342064

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@article{Moliner2012HandlingCR, title={Handling continuous renal replacement therapy-related adverse effects in intensive care unit patients: the dialytrauma concept.}, author={J Maynar Moliner and P M Honor{\'e} and J {\'A} S{\'a}nchez-Izquierdo Riera and Manuel E Herrera Guti{\'e}rrez and Herbert D M H Spapen}, journal={Blood purification}, year={2012}, volume={34 2}, pages={177-85} }