Acute kidney injury: how can we facilitate recovery?
Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo
CURRENT OPINION IN CRITICAL CARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Successful renal recovery is a key goal of patient management during acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. However, limited information exists to guide clinicians as to what interventions might either decrease or increase the likelihood of renal recovery and especially renal recovery to dialysis independence. The purpose of this review is to analyse recent data and help clinicians with relevant therapeutic choices. RECENT FINDINGS: Two large trials, the Acute Renal Failure Trial Network (ATN) and Randomized Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level Renal Replacement Therapy (RENAL), provide important evidence on the possible impact of choice of renal replacemen..View full abstract