Dialysis in acute kidney injury

Jeremy Levy, Edwina Brown, Christine Daley and Anastasia Lawrence

in Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235285
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598854 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Dialysis in acute kidney injury

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This chapter discusses dialysis in acute kidney injury (AKI), including indications for acute dialysis, choice of modality, psychosocial effects of dialysis in AKI, dialysis adequacy in AKI, prescribing acute haemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and other continuous renal replacement techniques, anticoagulation for CRRT, complications of CRRT, peritoneal dialysis in acute kidney injury, prescribing peritoneal dialysis in acute kidney injury, haemodialysis and haemoperfusion for poisoning, and drugs and toxins removed by haemodialysis and haemoperfusion.

Chapter.  5560 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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