Bicarbonate and Calcium Balance in Postdilutional Hemodiafiltration
During Hemodiafiltration (HDF) the kinetics of bicarbonate and calcium involves both a convective loss through the filter into the dialysate and a diffusive uptake from the dialysate (1). A careful study of these phenomena is, therefore, necessary to avoid acid-base and calcium imbalance. Aim of this study was to evaluate the balance of both bicarbonate and calcium through the filter during postdilutional HDF.
KeywordsCalcium Balance Transmembrane Pressure Diffusive Uptake Plasma Bicarbonate Ultrafiltration Process
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