Journal article

The impact of lactate-buffered high-volume hemofiltration on acid-base balance

L Cole, R Bellomo, I Baldwin, M Hayhoe, C Ronco

Intensive Care Medicine | SPRINGER | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) with lactate-buffered replacement fluids on acid-base balance. DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SETTING: Intensive Care Unit of Tertiary Medical Center PARTICIPANTS: Ten patients with septic shock and acute renal failure. INTERVENTIONS: Random allocation to 8 h of isovolemic high-volume hemofiltration (ultrafiltration rate: 6 l/h) or 8 h of isovolemic continuous venovenous hemofiltration (ultrafiltration rate: 1 l/h) with lactate-buffered replacement fluid with subsequent crossover. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: We measured blood gases, electrolytes, albumin, and lactate concentrations and completed quantitative biophysica..

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