Renal replacement strategies in the ICU.

  title={Renal replacement strategies in the ICU.},
  author={Stefan John and Kai-Uwe Eckardt},
  volume={132 4},
Acute renal failure (ARF) with the concomitant need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a common complication of critical care medicine that is still associated with high mortality. Different RRT strategies, like intermittent hemodialysis, continuous venovenous hemofiltration, or hybrid forms that combine the advantages of both techniques, are available and will be discussed in this article. Since a general survival benefit has not been demonstrated for either method, it is the task of the… 

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