Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH) for Hemodynamic Stabilization by Blood Cooling in Septic Shock

  • K. Sodemann
  • G. E. Schäfer
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 24)

Abstract

Despite all the endeavors of intensive-care medicine, septic shock is still a clinical picture with a high lethality. When multiple organ failure is present in addition, the survival rate is at best 10% to 20%. Here, acute renal failure is a feared complication in which the necessary detoxication and dehydration measures can contribute to further destabilization of the disease course. We therefore investigated the influence of continous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) in patients in septic shock.

Keywords

Catheter Filtration Dehydration Polysulfone 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sodemann
    • 1
  • G. E. Schäfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Med. Klinik IIIStädtische KlinikenOffenbach/MGermany

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