Acute renal failure in critically ill surgical patients: Persistent lethality despite new modes of renal replacement therapy
Acute Kidney Injury
Renal Replacement Therapy
Despite more frequent RRT and the use of CRRT, the mortality of ARF in critically ill surgical patients remains high because of nonrenal organ dysfunction. Considering that ARF-related mortality was decreased by intermittent HD, and that intermittent RRT is less costly, patients who need RRT should be treated preferentially with HD.