Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a procedure to replace the lost function of the kidney.

The procedure is used to remove fluid and waste from the body slowly and continuously in unstable patients. It is also a type of therapy that can be adjusted to a patient’s condition quickly to best respond to their needs in removing fluids and waste products from their body.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Bleeding.
  • Therapy is minimally effective.
  • Hematoma or blood clot where equipment is placed.
  • Infection due to placement of dialysis catheter.
Technical Complications
  • Blockage of filter.
  • Blood vessel used for dialysis can no longer be used.
  • Fluid filter rate is low.
  • Imbalance of blood and dialysis solution.
  • Machine malfunction.
The success of the procedure depends on many factors. Please discuss this with your doctor.
What if the procedure is not performed?
Since the patient is in a critical state and cannot undergo normal dialysis, not performing continuous renal replacement therapy can cause life-threatening build up for fluid and waste in the body.
Continuous renal replacement therapy has been determined as the most appropriate therapy for a patient with critical kidney failure.

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