Journal article

The first international consensus conference on continuous renal replacement therapy.

John A Kellum, Ravindra L Mehta, Derek C Angus, Paul Palevsky, Claudio Ronco, undefined ADQI Workgroup

Kidney International | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Management of acute renal failure (ARF) in the critically ill is extremely variable and there are no published standards for the provision of renal replacement therapy in this population. We sought to review the available evidence, make evidence-based practice recommendations, and delineate key questions for future study. METHODS: We undertook an evidence-based review of the literature on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) using MEDLINE searches. We determined a list of key questions and convened a 2-day consensus conference to develop summary statements via a series of alternating breakout and plenary sessions. In these sessions, we identified supporting evidence and ge..

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