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State of the Art Review
Extracorporeal renal replacement therapy and blood purification in critical care
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2013
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2013
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Special Issue: Advances in Renal Physiology and Therapy
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 194–204, March/April 2013
How to Cite
Cowgill, L. D. and Guillaumin, J. (2013), Extracorporeal renal replacement therapy and blood purification in critical care. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 23: 194–204. doi: 10.1111/vec.12028
- Issue published online: 8 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 AUG 2012
- acute kidney injury;
- kidney failure;
- therapeutic plasma exchange
To review indications methods of renal replacement therapies (RRT) and practical considerations for the creation of a RRT program.
Current human and veterinary literature review with a focus on advanced renal physiology and clinical experience in RRT and acute/chronic kidney diseases.
Renal replacement therapies encompass intermittent hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy as well as some “hybrid” techniques. Each method of RRT has practical and theoretical advantages but currently there is no evidence that one technique is superior to the other.
RRT is a valuable therapeutic tool for treatment of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The implementation of an RRT program needs to take into consideration multiple parameters beyond the choice of an RRT platform.