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start early vs late onset of renal replacement therapy in acute renal failure

Anna Konopka, Marek Banaszewski, Izabela Wojtkowska, Janina Stępińska
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of heart failure (HF). Continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) is a widely accepted method for treating this complication. However, the optimal time of its initiation has not been established. AIM: To compare the outcome of patients with HF treated with CVVHDF which was implemented late (the first two years of our experience) or early (the next two years of our experience). METHODS: Thirty seven patients, mean age 65 years, were hospitalised between April 2006 and January 2010 with the diagnosis of HF complicated by AKI...
2011: Kardiologia Polska
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