Indications and outcomes in children receiving renal replacement therapy in pediatric intensive care.

@article{Boschee2014IndicationsAO,
  title={Indications and outcomes in children receiving renal replacement therapy in pediatric intensive care.},
  author={Erin D Boschee and Dominic A. Cave and Daniel Garros and Laurance Lequier and Donald A Granoski and Gonzalo Garcia Guerra and Lindsay M. Ryerson},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          37-42
        }
}
PURPOSE We aimed to describe patient characteristics, indications for renal replacement therapy (RRT), and outcomes in children requiring RRT. We hypothesized that fluid overload, not classic blood chemistry indications, would be the most frequent reason for RRT initiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of all patients receiving RRT at a single-center quaternary pediatric intensive care unit between January 2004 and December 2008 was conducted. RESULTS Ninety children… CONTINUE READING

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