Journal article

Continuous renal replacement therapy: Opinions and evidence

C Ronco, R Bellomo, JA Kellum

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2002


Continuous arteriovenous haemofiltration (CAVH) is the first example of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). CAVH was first applied for the treatment of diuretic unresponsive fluid overload. Subsequently, CRRT has undergone a remarkable growth, and it is now performed with pump technology (CVVH) and via double-lumen central venous catheters. In many intensive care units, especially in Australia and in Europe, CRRT has become the dominant, if not exclusive, form of artificial renal support. Continuous haemofiltration is now used beyond the original indications of blood purification, for the treatment of certain drug intoxications, for severe cardiac failure, for volume control during,..

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