Journal article

The evolving technology for continuous renal replacement therapy from current standards to high-volume hemofiltration

C Ronco, R Bellomo

Current Opinion in Critical Care | Published : 1997


In 1977 a new treatment named continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration was described. The technique was subsequently modified and newer options were made available. The use of a blood pump with a venovenous blood access became popular, and the arteriovenous treatments were partially abandoned. At the same time, the hemofilters were equipped with a second port in the ultrafiltrate compartment, thus permitting the countercurrent circulation of dialysate. All of these modifications are today available as routine treatments; and special machines have also been designed to facilitate the clinical application of these techniques. Recently, some authors have claimed a better survival in patients tre..

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