Ayman Karkar

Baxter AG, US

Dr. Ayman Karkar, MD, MSc, MRCP, Ph.D., FRCP, FASN, is a consultant physician and nephrologist. He is also a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP) of the United Kingdom (London), the American National Kidney Foundation, and the American Society of Nephrology. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Karkar received his MSc in Nephology and Hypertension and Ph.D. in Renal Medicine from the Hammersmith Hospital, University of London. Dr. Karkar was a consultant physician and nephrologist at the Kanoo Kidney Centre (KKC), Dammam Medical Complex (DMC) from 2001 to 2014. He served as director of KKC and DMC in addition to supervising the renal services in the Eastern province. He was also a key advisor and chairman of numerous steering committees and provided valuable assistance, especially in setting up the dialysis outsourcing project in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Karkar is currently Baxter Head, Medical Affairs for Renal Care – Middle East and Africa. Dr. Karkar has a great interest in renal medicine and has been contributing largely to the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and nursing staff. He has organized and participated, as a speaker or chairperson, in many congresses and symposia. Dr. Karkar is also interested in clinical research and has published around 150 papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals and 8 book chapters. He has also edited four books on renal medicine.

Ayman Karkar

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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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