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Semin Nephrol. 2008 Sep;28(5):488-92. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2008.05.009.

Technical considerations for renal replacement therapy in children.

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DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.


Provision of renal replacement therapy to the critically ill child entails numerous technical and prescriptive considerations because pediatric nephrologists and intensive care physicians are faced with patients ranging in size from 2-kg neonates to 200-kg adolescents or young adults. The current article focuses on the common technical and prescriptive issues that inform the care of children with acute kidney injury.

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