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Aspects in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a slow and smooth continuous extracorporeal blood purification process. It is usually implemented over 24 hours to several days with gentle removal of fluid overload and excess uremic toxins. CRRT, which is based on the physiological principles of diffusion, ultrafiltration, convection, and adsorption, can be performed as slow continuous ultrafiltration, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration, continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration, and continuous veno-venous hemodialysis. Over many years, CRRT has been shown to be an effective dialysis therapy for hemodynamically unstable patients with acute kidney injury, brain injury, and/or multiorgan failure in intensive care units. Aspects in CRRT covers selected important topics with a practical approach to the management of different aspects of CRRT. All chapters have been updated and are well referenced, supported by well-illustrated figures and tables, and written by distinguished and experienced authors. Aspects in CRRT is considered as a guide to daily practice in intensive care units, and a reference for medical and nursing staff involved in taking care of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, sepsis, and multiorgan failure.

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Aspects in Continuous Renal Replacement TherapyEdited by Ayman Karkar

Published: April 17th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76484

ISBN: 978-1-78985-586-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-585-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-134-5

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Principles and Methods of Acute Therapies

By Ayman Karkar


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2. Acute Kidney Injury

By Ahmed M. Alkhunaizi


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3. Hemodiafiltration in Acute Kidney Injury

By Kullaya Takkavatakarn, Paweena Susantitaphong and Somchai Eiam-Ong


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4. Immunoadsorption Techniques and Its Current Role in the Intensive Care Unit

By Patrick Hamilton, Rhodri Harris and Sandip Mitra


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5. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Specialized Teams: A Challenge to Improve Quality Performance

By Jorge Echeverri, Carolina Larrarte and Manuel Huerfano


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