CRRT: Technology and Basic Concepts

  • Shina Menon
  • Jordan M. SymonsEmail author


Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a common modality for renal replacement therapy to treat hemodynamically unstable patients in the intensive care unit. In recent years, technological advances have made it easier to provide CRRT to critically ill children. While newer and more pediatric specific devices are becoming available, most devices and protocols currently under use were designed for adults and adapted to pediatric care. This chapter reviews the technical aspects of pediatric CRRT focusing on the basics and key concepts behind the procedure.


Continuous renal replacement therapy Dialysis Vascular access Acute kidney injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of MedicineSeattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA

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