Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 640–642 | Cite as

Continuous venovenous hemofiltration

  • Peter D. Yorgin
  • Alan M. Krensky
  • Bruce M. Tune
Brief Report


Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is a technique characterized by a venovenous circuit and a pump to perfuse the hemofilter. CVVH is suited to individualization of ultrafiltration and solute clearance in patients with acute renal failure and volume overload, specifically when there is impaired cardiovascular function or where arterial access is problematic. Examples, indications and relative advantages of this and other dialytic modalities are discussed.

Key words

Continuous hemofiltration Continuous venovenous hemofiltration Acute renal failure Dialysis 


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© IPNA 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. Yorgin
    • 1
  • Alan M. Krensky
    • 1
  • Bruce M. Tune
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of PediatricsStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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