Continuous renal replacement therapy: Does technique influence electrolyte and bicarbonate control?
H Morimatsu, S Uchino, R Bellomo, C Ronco
The International Journal of Artificial Organs | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2003
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Different techniques of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) might have different effects on electrolyte and acid-base control. The aim of this study was to determine whether continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) or continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) achieve better control of serum sodium, potassium and bicarbonate concentrations. DESIGN: Retrospective controlled study. SETTING: Two tertiary intensive care units. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients with acute renal failure (ARF) treated with CVVHDF (n=49) or CVVH (n=50). INTERVENTIONS: Retrieval of daily morning sodium and potassium values and arterial bicarbonate levels from computerized..View full abstract