Nomenclature for continuous renal replacement therapies

Rinaldo Bellomo, Claudio Ronco, Ravindra L. Mehta

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Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs) have evolved over the last decade, but there is no standard terminology for the different methods in use. At an International Conference on CRRT, held in San Diego, CA, November 9-10, 1995, an international panel of experts developed a proposed nomenclature for these therapies. The nomenclature was developed to define common terms and to use a standardized language when papers in the field of CRRT are reviewed and published. This article describes the definition for each technique. It is hoped that these definitions will be used as a framework for subsequent descriptions of new techniques in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2-S7
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number5 SUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • acute kidney failure
  • Continuous hemofiltration
  • critical illness
  • hemodialysis
  • intensive care
  • sepsis

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