Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration: an alternative dialysis therapy in neonates.


Modifications have made it possible to perform CAVH in the neonate. One of these is decreasing the extravascular volume in the tubing and filter to a minimal amount to allow for adequate intravascular blood volume in the infant. Another is utilizing predilutional fluid to decrease the need for heparinization. A third modification is utilizing the suction… (More)