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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-139
Number of pages10
JournalCardioRenal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


  • Acute kidney injury
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Glomerular filtration rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Urology


Dive into the research topics of 'Early continuous renal replacement therapy in cardiogenic shock patients with severe acute kidney injury undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this