Evolution of Hemofiltration

  • C. Ronco
  • R. Bellomo
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Acute renal failure can occur in transplanted patients due to several pathologic events. Isolated acute renal failure (ARF), treated with intermittent or daily hemodialysis, generally has a favourable outcome [1, 2]. In patients with severe infectious complications or sepsis, however, ARF is often part of a more complex clinical entity generally described as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. These patients have a severe prognosis and hemo or peritoneal dialysis may sometimes be contraindicated or present potential hazards [2–4]. To overcome these problems, continuous renal replacement therapies have been introduced in the clinical routine and practically applied since 1977 [5, 6].


Peritoneal Dialysis Acute Renal Failure Renal Replacement Therapy Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Intensive Care Patient 
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