Controversies Surrounding Renal Replacement Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient

Gina M. Iacovella, Neelja Kumar

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) commonly occurs in the intensive care unit and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with AKI often require initiation of dialysis to control electrolytes, metabolic abnormalities, and volume status. This review will discuss controversies in renal replacement therapy (RRT), including timing of dialysis initiation, dialysis modality and dose, nonrenal indications for dialysis, and the patient population best suited for RRT therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-672
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • acute kidney injury
  • intensive care unit
  • renal replacement therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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