Background: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may benefit patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). However, the clinical benefits and timing of CRRT have not been fully elucidated for these patients. Methods: This study was conducted retrospectively at the Taipei Medical University Hospital between January 2008 and December 2010. We included patients who had Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) stage 3 disease at the initiation of ECMO and subsequently underwent CRRT. We excluded patients aged 2. Conclusion: No survival benefit is conferred by the use of CRRT within 24 h after initiating ECMO in patients with severe acute kidney injury according to AKIN criteria.
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