Current status of renal replacement therapy for acute renal failure. A survey of US nephrologists. The National Kidney Foundation Council on Dialysis

Am J Nephrol. 1999;19(3):377-82. doi: 10.1159/000013481.


Although the management of acute renal failure (ARF) constitutes a major component of the activities of practicing nephrologists, minimal information is available on the dialysis techniques utilized to treat ARF in the USA. It is evident from several recent publications that there are wide variations in the dialytic and nondialytic management of ARF. In order to obtain a better understanding of the current practice for dialytic management of ARF, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Council on Dialysis commissioned a survey of NKF members. This article describes the results of this survey and provides a snapshot of the current management practices for ARF. It is our hope that this information will provide a baseline for further research in this area.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy*
  • Health Care Surveys / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Peritoneal Dialysis* / methods
  • Peritoneal Dialysis* / statistics & numerical data
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / statistics & numerical data*
  • Renal Dialysis* / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / epidemiology