Treatment for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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When someone experiences a sudden injury to the kidneys or other health-related issue that causes a quick decline in how the kidneys are functioning -- it's called acute kidney injury (AKI). Anything that injures the kidneys, reduces blood flow to the kidneys, or obstructs the flow of urine after leaving the kidneys can cause AKI. Fortunately there are options for filtering the blood (and replacing the work of the kidneys) when patients experience AKI.
CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) is a safe, effective option for patients with AKI. CRRT filters the blood over 24 hours, mimicking the action of the kidney and keeping fluid levels in the body relatively constant. There are several options for CRRT. The type used depends on the patient's specific condition.Read More