Drug Therapy During Continuous Arteriovenous Hemofiltration
Since the first description of continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration as a method of emergency fluid removal (Kramer et al. 1977), this measure has gained wide acceptance predominantly as a supportive treatment of acute renal failure in critically ill patients. It has been shown that the machinefree hemofiltration allows liberal parenteral nutrition without the risk of fluid overload. In addition it has some capacity to remove uremic toxins. The method can be applied without sophisticated apparative equipment and without trained dialysis personal being familiar with the problems of extracorporal circulation.
KeywordsFiltration Heparin Half Life Macromolecule Vancomycin
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