Who is affected by acute kidney failure?
About 250 cases of acute kidney failure occur per million individuals annually. Up to 25% of the patients at intensive care units and up to 4% of hospital patients are affected. In most cases, acute kidney failure is the consequence of a serious underlying illness. In recent years, the incidence of acute kidney failures has been observed to rise by more than 10% annually, especially among people aged over 60. The reason for this is the increasingly complex surgeries performed on elderly patients who usually suffer from cardiological secondary disorders. Conventional medication often proves inadequate for treating such patients’ acute kidney failure. These patients are then being dependent on extracorporeal blood treatments like hemodialysis, hemofiltration, or hemodiafiltration. What is acute dialysis? Acute dialysis encompasses all extracorporeal techniques used to treat acute kidney failure. Employed most frequently are continuous techniques, preferably lasting 24 hours in order to e