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Optimizing continuous renal replacement therapy in the ICU: a team strategy.

08:00 EDT 10th October 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Optimizing continuous renal replacement therapy in the ICU: a team strategy."

The consideration of acute kidney injury, its incidence and its impact on the outcome of patients has grown continuously in recent years, leading to an increase in the use of renal replacement therapy (RRT) techniques. However, the successful conduct of RRT depends on the effectiveness of the entire team, doctors and nurses. It is therefore important to know the essential elements to be implemented in the ICU to ensure optimal RRT.

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Name: Current opinion in critical care
ISSN: 1531-7072
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