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Haemofilter Efficiency As A Result Of Membrane Charge And Wettability

  • H. D. Lehmann
  • U. Biesinger
  • G. Bergkvist
  • H. Goehl
  • H. Weber
  • E. Krauth
  • K. D. Kulbe
Part of the Strathclyde Bioengineering Seminars book series (KESE)

Abstract

In recent years, haemofiltration has become a well-established method for the life-saving treatment of kidney patients. This way of purifying their blood from metabolic waste substances seems to be closer to the function of the kidney than the usual dialysis treatment: as in the natural glomerulus, substances can be separated by convective transport. Haemofilters must be characterised both by their ultrafiltration (UF) efficiency and by their ability to clear macromolecular solutes, i.e. by their sieving coefficients.

Keywords

Hollow Fibre Membrane Bovine Blood Membrane Charge Kidney Patient Reference Filter 
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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. D. Lehmann
  • U. Biesinger
  • G. Bergkvist
  • H. Goehl
  • H. Weber
  • E. Krauth
  • K. D. Kulbe

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