Childrens Mercy Kansas City

Rapid Exchange of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury

January 16, 20179 min
Children’s Mercy is one of only a handful of programs across the nation using a unique bridging technique called Rapid Exchange of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (RECRRT) for children diagnosed with acute kidney injury. By consistently using RECRRT, Children’s Mercy has become proficient in the bridging technique, resulting in significantly less blood exposure and therapy downtime for these critically ill children. The technique’s primary goal is to reduce exposure to blood products for these patients. Vimal Chadha, MD, Pediatric Nephrologist explains how this technique helps lower the risk for iron overload, transfusion reactions, exposure to infectious agents and sensitization to different antigens that could jeopardize a future kidney transplant.

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