Does renal replacement therapy increase mortality in the ICU?
Servicio Anestesia-Reanimación, Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Critical Care 2011, 15:415 doi:10.1186/cc10071
See related research by Elseviers et al., http://ccforum.com/content/14/6/R221Published: 24 March 2011
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is associated with potential risks such as hypotension, catheter-related complications, hemorrhage and blood-extracorporeal circuit interactions. Several studies, however, have shown that early RRT in acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with a better outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients [1-3].