Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies: A Brief Primer for the Neurointensivist
Neurocritical Care , 06/17/2010
Exclusive author commentary
Scott LK et al. – The review is not meant to be a discussion on the pros and cons of CRRT versus intermittent dialysis, but rather a primer on the technology of CRRT and how this therapy may affect general care of the ICU patient.
L. Keith Scott (06/17/2010) comments:
Most intensivist are familiar with CRRT indications. Many, however, are not as familiar with the technical aspects of CRRT and differences in modes and limitation of modes. As CRRT use expands to less traditional disease states, a working knowledge of these technical aspects becomes more pertinent. Also, to understand CRRT trials and other information about CRRT, a working knowledge of the technical aspects of CRRT is needed. This paper is a brief technical overview of CRRT and should be a good starting point for some new to CRRT or wanting to become more familiar with CRRT.