Journal article

Patient and kidney survival by dialysis modality in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury

S Uchino, R Bellomo, JA Kellum, H Morimatsu, S Morgera, M Schetz, I Tan, C Bouman, E Macedo, N Gibney, A Tolwani, H Oudemans-Van Straaten, C Ronco

The International Journal of Artificial Organs | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007


Using a large, international cohort, we sought to determine the effect of initial technique of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on the outcome of acute renal failure (ARF) in the intensive care unit (ICU). We enrolled 1218 patients treated with continuous RRT (CRRT) or intermittent RRT (IRRT) for ARF in 54 ICUs in 23 countries. We obtained demographic, biochemical and clinical data and followed patients to either death or hospital discharge. Information was analyzed to assess the independent impact of treatment choice on survival and renal recovery. Patients treated first with CRRT (N=1006, 82.6%) required vasopressor drugs and mechanical ventilation more frequently compared to those receivin..

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