Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Cancer Patients

  • Kevin W. FinkelEmail author
  • Jaya Kala
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Acute kidney injury occurs commonly in patients with cancer and necessitates initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in a subset of patients. Although RRT has been available since the 1950s, and despite great technologic improvements in the procedure, there remain several fundamental clinical questions regarding the proper use of RRT. The methods and controversies regarding RRT are reviewed in this chapter.


Renal replacement therapy Dialysis Hemofiltration Convection Timing of dialysis Dose of dialysis Acute kidney injury Complications of dialysis Indications for dialysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Renal Diseases and HypertensionUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and HypertensionUTHealth Science Center at Houston–McGovern Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Renal Diseases and HypertensionUTHealth Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA

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