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Table 1 Collation of recent studies with blood urea level criteria in exclusion or intervention

From: An isolated elevation in blood urea level is not ‘uraemia’ and not an indication for renal replacement therapy in the ICU

Study Year Urea exclusion criteria Late RRT urea intervention threshold
Zarbock et al. [5] 2016 None Serum urea > 100 mg/dL (35.7 mmol/L)
Gaudry et al. [3] 2016 Urea blood > 112 mg/dL (40 mmol/L) Urea blood > 112 mg/dL (40 mmol/L)
Combes et al. [2] 2015 None Serum urea > 36 mmol/L
Jamale et al. [4] 2013 Life-threatening uremic complications (alteration of higher mental function attributable to uraemia, and pericarditis) Uremic nausea
Bagshaw et al. [14] 2009 None Serum urea > 24.2 mmol/L
Bouman et al. [1] 2002 None Serum urea > 40 mmol/L
Pursnani et al. [15] 1997 Urea blood > 120 mg/dL (42.8 mmol/L) Serum urea > 40 mmol/L