Posts Tagged ‘renal replacement therapy’

Continuous Renal-Replacement Therapy

Posted by Sara Fazio • December 28th, 2012

In the latest review article in our Clinical Therapeutics series, a 20-year-old man with Marfan’s syndrome develops acute kidney injury after an aortic-valve replacement that was complicated by thoracic aortic dissection. Continuous renal-replacement therapy, rather than intermittent hemodialysis, is recommended because of hemodynamic instability. Acute kidney injury is characterized by a sudden decrease in kidney function… Read More…

Chronic Dialysis: Now or Later?

Posted by Rena Xu • June 28th, 2010

The optimal timing for the initiation of dialysis among patients with Stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been controversial. Some observational and case-controlled studies have suggested that starting dialysis when the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is above 10 mL/min/1.73m2 (“early-start” dialysis) may improve patient survival and reduce morbidity compared to starting at an… Read More…