Continuous venovenous renal replacement therapy using a pulsatile blood pump

The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a pulsatile pump for continuous renal replacement therapy in a pediatric-size animal model. A vacuum-driven, tubular, blood-pumping device was used in 13 pigs weighing 10.4±1.5 kg, connected to a neonatal hemofiltration circuit with an FH22 filter and a flow sensor. Three different flow rates [30… CONTINUE READING