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L'hémodialyse intermittente aux soins intensifs = [Intermittent hemodialysis in the intensive care setting]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Acute renal failure is a frequent and potentially lethal disease in intensive care units. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is often required. Either intermittent or continuous methods of RRT can be used. When to start a RRT and which method to use is not always clearly defined and a global evaluation of the clinical situation is required. The choice of the modality of RRT will be up to the general clinical context, hemodynamic stability, the type of molecules to be cleared and the haemorrhagic risk as much as habits and available resources. No study currently showed a superiority of either continuous or intermittent renal replacement therapy. The collaboration between intensive care specialists and nephrologists allows an optimized choice for a given patient and allow better move from one technic to another if required.
Humans, Intensive Care Units, Renal Dialysis, Renal Insufficiency, Acute
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