The Impact of Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration in Nonoliguric Septic Patients

  • N. Weksler
  • I. Chorni
  • G. M. Gurman
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Continuous hemofiltration is a worldwide used technique for renal replacement therapy in septic hypercatabolic patients, mostly when renal failure is present [1, 2]. However, in the late 80s Barzilay and coworkers found an improved survival in nonoliguric septic patients, when continuous hemofiltration was added to conventional therapeutic measures as fluids, and vasopressors together with aprotinin as protease inhibitor and allopurinol plus vitamin C as free-radicals scavengers [3] .


Acute Renal Failure Renal Replacement Therapy General Intensive Care Unit Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System Multiple System Organ Failure 
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  • N. Weksler
  • I. Chorni
  • G. M. Gurman

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