The impact of continuous renal replacement therapy on renal outcomes in dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury may be related to the baseline kidney function
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication among critically ill patents, and 5% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients require initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT). In recent years, clinical trials have provided evidence-based guidance for some important aspects of RRT management in patients with AKI, such as dialysis dosing and approaches to anticoagulation in patients undergoing continuous RRT. However, there remain many areas of uncertainty, and delivery of RRT in the ICU requires clinical judgment, flexibility, and an understanding of dialysis principles. This article reviews the components of RRT prescription and provides an update on best practices.