Table 1: Conventional indications for renal replacement therapy.

1.1. Fluid overload resistant to diuretic therapy
1.2. Metabolic acidosis (pH < 7.15) refractory to medical management
1.3. Hyperkalaemia (K > 6.5 mEq/L) refractory to medical management
1.4. Uraemic symptoms or signs (encephalopathy, pericarditis, and bleeding diathesis)
Other important indications for RRT
1.5. Poisoning with a dialyzable drug or toxin
1.6. Hyperthermia refractory to regular cooling techniques
1.7. Life-threatening electrolyte derangements in the setting of acute kidney injury
1.8. Progressive azotaemia or oliguria unresponsive to medical management