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Acute kidney injury is common in patients admitted to the ICU and is associated with high mortality. The decision to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) for these patients is complicated. Not only is the optimal time for starting therapy unclear, decisions to transfer patients to higher levels of care often are driven by the perceived need to initiate hemodialysis or continuous RRT.
Financial Disclosure: Critical Care Alert’s Physician Editor Betty Tran, MD, MSc, Nurse Planner Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Peer Reviewer William Thompson, MD, Editor Jonathan Springston, Accreditations Manager Amy M. Johnson, MSN, RN, CPN, and Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.