Importance of increased ultrafiltration volume and impact on mortality: sepsis and cytokine story and the role for CVVH.
C Ronco, Z Ricci, R Bellomo
Journal of Renal Care | Published : 2002
There is growing interest in extracorporeal blood purification therapies (EBPT) as adjuvants in the complex therapy of sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Nowadays the only routinely used purification technique is 'renal replacement therapy' (RRT) during acute renal failure (ARF), one of the almost inevitable and deadly components of MODS. RRT has been the first and still is the most utilised and effective type of EBPT. Evidence is growing about its ability to maintain homeostatic balance in critically ill patients, and specifically in septic patients with MODS. Clinical trials have been recently designed to modify or improve these therapies. In detail, the following issue..View full abstract