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Does renal replacement therapy increase mortality in the ICU?

David Pestaña

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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

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Published: 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].