Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy

  • W. De Corte
  • I. De Laet
  • E. A. J. Haste
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Acute kidney injury (AKI) defined by the sensitive Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage kidney disease (RIFLE) or AKI criteria occurs in 10 to 60 % of intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and is associated with increased mortality [1, 2]. Despite advances in ICU care, the mortality of patients with AKI has remained more or less stable over recent years [3]. A possible explanation for this unchanged mortality in AKI includes the plethora of definitions used to define AKI, but also differences in case mix, including more older and more seriously ill patients.


Acute Renal Failure Renal Replacement Therapy Acute Kidney Injury Intensive Care Unit Patient Serum Urea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. De Corte
    • 1
  • I. De Laet
    • 2
  • E. A. J. Haste
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareAZ GroeningeKortrijkBelgium
  2. 2.Intensive Care Unit ZiekenhuisNetwerk AntwerpenZNA StuivenbergAntwerpBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Intensive CareUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium

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