Heparin or citrate? When prescribing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), this question is often encountered. In a recent article appearing in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Drs. Mei-Yi Wu (MW) and Ka-Wai Tam (KT) discuss their systemic review of heparin versus regional citrate anticoagulation for CRRT with eAJKD advisory board member Dr. Joel Topf. The review looks at 6 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) done on these 2 agents.
Heparin or Citrate: What is the Evidence? –