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Timing of continuous renal replacement therapy in sepsis

  • H. Burchardi
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Abstract

Acute renal failure (ARF) in intensive care medicine is most often a multifactorial clinical syndrome characterized by an acute, but potentially reversible, reduction in renal excretory function. If pre-renal causes, such as volume depletion, hypotension, and decrease in cardiac output, can be excluded, ARF is generally caused by a systemic deterioration, such as septicemia, peritonitis, pancreatitis, bums. Thus, ARF in intensive care medicine is predominantly part of a multiple organ failure. In this case the kidney can be regarded as a “victim”.

Keywords

Septic Shock Acute Renal Failure Multiple Organ Failure Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Intensive Care Medicine 
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