Journal article

High volume hemofiltration

R Bellomo, I Baldwin, C Ronco

Current Opinion in Critical Care | Published : 2000


The use of continuous hemofiltration has increased dramatically since its first description in 1977. It is now the dominant form of renal replacement therapy in Australia and is fast reaching a similar status in many European countries. Its growing use and the frequent observation of its beneficial effects in septic patients has directed the attention of researchers toward its application in the field of blood purification for sepsis. In this context, experimental studies have suggested that increasing the volume of ultrafiltrate produced may increase the beneficial effects of continuous hemofiltration. This so-called high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) has now been demonstrated to have striki..

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