Metabolic Assessment of Acetate-Free Biofiltration (AFBF)
AFBF is an hemodiafiltration which utilizes a buffer-free dialysate and hypertonic sodium bicarbonate as replacement fluid (1). It allows to overcome the side effects of acetate-dialysis as well as the clinical and technical problems of bicarbonate-dialysis such as bacterial contamination of dialysate and toilsome maintenance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the “adequacy” of AFBF as regards depuration and electrolytes balance.
KeywordsBody Weight Loss Replacement Fluid Calcium Balance Plasma Creatinine Concentration Plasma Sodium Concentration
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