Acute kidney injury can be accompanied by life-threatening electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities. Kidney-replacement therapy may be urgently needed to prevent death from uremia. This review considers treatment approaches, indications, and intensity in critically ill patients with AKI.
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Drs. Palevsky and Dreyfuss contributed equally to this article.
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