International Journal of Nephrology

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy

Publishing date
01 Mar 2011
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2010

Lead Editor

1Department of Nephrology & Medical Intensive Care, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany

2Renal Division, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium

3Centre for Nephrology, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Pond Street, London, UK

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy


Acute kidney injury is an important clinical condition particularly in the intensive care unit. It develops in as many as two-thirds of critically ill patients during the course of their illness and constitutes a significant independent risk factor for death. About 5 % of patients admitted to an ICU will eventually require renal replacement therapy. In these patients, in-hospital mortality is extremely high, exceeding 50%. The adequate delivery of acute renal replacement therapy is a key aspect in the treatment of these patients and a prerequisite for a successful outcome.

The main focus of this Special Issue will be on clinical and technical aspects of acute renal replacement therapies. It will serve as an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last three to five years. Papers (original articles and reviews) covering aspects related to the following topics will be considered for inclusion. Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Indications, beginning and ending of acute RRT
  • Initial choice of treatment: intermittent versus continuous versus extended daily dialysis
  • Specific technical aspects: convective versus diffusive therapy
  • Membranes and Materials
  • Kinetics of uremic toxins/markers during acute RRT/AKI
  • Dose/intensity of acute RRT
  • RRT in sepsis/multiorgan failure
  • Acute peritoneal dialysis: access, dose, regimens, solutions, and indications
  • Acute RRT in children
  • Acute RRT in the elderly
  • Anticoagulation
  • Vascular access
  • Drug dosing during acute RRT
  • Nutritional support
  • Volume balance and cardiovascular stability
  • Treatment practice and epidemiology of acute RRT
  • Extracorporeal therapies for nonrenal indications: sepsis, liver failure, and poisoning
  • RRT in patients with crush syndrome/ in disaster conditions
  • Economic implications

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 681374
  • - Editorial

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy

Achim Jörres | Wim van Biesen | ... | Michael Oppert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 739794
  • - Review Article

Peritoneal Dialysis in Renal Replacement Therapy for Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

Naheed Ansari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 930539
  • - Clinical Study

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy in Children with Diarrhea-Associated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Single Center 16 Years of Experience

Silviu Grisaru | Melissa A. Morgunov | ... | Lorraine A. Hamiwka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 432094
  • - Clinical Study

Comparison of Sustained Hemodiafiltration with Acetate-Free Dialysate and Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration for the Treatment of Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

Masanori Abe | Noriaki Maruyama | ... | Masayoshi Soma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 762634
  • - Review Article

Acute Kidney Injury: Controversies Revisited

Kenneth Yong | Gursharan Dogra | ... | Wai Lim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 748053
  • - Review Article

Renal Replacement Therapy in Austere Environments

Christina M. Yuan | Robert M. Perkins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 748320
  • - Review Article

Citrate Anticoagulation for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients: Success and Limits

Filippo Mariano | Daniela Bergamo | ... | Giorgio Triolo
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