Journal article

USE OF CONTINUOUS HEMODIAFILTRATION - AN APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE-RENAL-FAILURE IN THE CRITICALLY III

R BELLOMO, G PARKIN, J LOVE, N BOYCE

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY | KARGER | Published : 1992

Abstract

We have prospectively investigated the effect of a flexible approach to the management of acute renal failure in critically ill patients based on continuous haemodiafiltration (CHD). Fifty critically ill patients (mean APACHE II score 28.1, range 18-37), with a mean age of 59.5 years, were treated with continuous arteriovenous haemodiafiltration (CAVHD) and/or continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration (CVVHD). CHD achieved excellent haemodynamic stability and control of azotaemia in all patients and permitted aggressive parenteral nutrition. The mean blood urea concentration fell from 33.9 mmol/l (95% confidence interval, CI, 29.1-38.7) to a plateau of 17 mmol/l (95% CI 14.3-19.7) after 72 h ..

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