Acute renal replacement therapy: Haemofiltration or haemodiafiltration or haemodialyis?

Rinaldo Bellomo, C. Ronco

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Endogenous toxins accumulate in blood as a result of many biochemical processes. If their concentration exceeds certain levels, they cause illness. Some toxins are volatile (e.g. CO 2 , ketones) and can be excreted by the lungs through ventilation; others are lipophilic (e.g. bile acids, bilirubin) and can be excreted by the liver via the biliary system; yet others are water soluble and non-volatile and are excreted by the kidneys. When the kidneys suffer acute failure, removal of such water-soluble toxins requires acute artificial renal replacement therapy (RRT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Intensive Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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