The delivery of optimal acute dialytic support requires that the correct patients be selected for such treatment in a timely fashion and that such treatment be delivered at the appropriate dose, for an appropriate length of time, and for the appropriate indications. The Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative sought to address these issues through an expert-enhanced review of the literature. This article represents a condensation of its findings with regard to patients selection for CRRT, indications for initiation of treatment, transition to other treaatments, cessation of treatment, and availability of continuous therapy. The article offers recommendations for clinical practice based on the findings of the expert group. It also offers suggestions and sets priorities for future research in this important area of critical care nephrology.
- Acute renal failure
- Continuous renal replacement therapy
- Critical illness
- Intensive care unit