Update 1991 pp 444-453 | Cite as

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

  • S. K. Wedel
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 14)


Continous renal replacement therapies are advantageous alternatives to traditional modes of dialysis. In many critically ill patients, they have become the extracorporeal treatment of choice for fluid and solute removal. This chapter will describe two continuous renal replacement therapies, continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) and continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis (CAVHD), and their technical and operational characteristics.


Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Blood Pump Oncotic Pressure Plasma Water Ultrafiltration Rate 
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