Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)



Elderly trauma patients are at particularly high risk for acute kidney injury because of injury-related hypotension and hypovolemia superimposed on decreased physiologic reserve. Aggressive fluid resuscitation should be balanced with other conditions which may limit how much volume an individual patient can tolerate. The initiation and withdrawal of renal replacement therapy in this population can be controversial. Guidelines exist to support decision making and resolving ethical conflicts related to renal support and palliative care.


Chronic Kidney Disease Renal Replacement Therapy Acute Kidney Injury Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Intermittent Hemodialysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Trauma Burn and Surgical Critical CareBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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