Optimization of mid-dilution haemodiafiltration: technique and performance.

  title={Optimization of mid-dilution haemodiafiltration: technique and performance.},
  author={Luciano A. Pedrini and Annalisa Feliciani and Simona Zerbi and Giorgio Cozzi and Pio De Ruggiero},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={24 9},
BACKGROUND Mid-dilution haemodiafiltration (MD-HDF), reported as a highly efficient convective-mixed technique, has demonstrated serious drawbacks in relation to the high pressure originating inside the blood compartment of the filter during clinical application. This randomized crossover design study was planned to optimize the efficiency of the MD-HDF technique while reducing its inherent risks. METHODS Fifteen patients on RRT were submitted in random sequence to standard and reverse MD-HDF… CONTINUE READING