Removal of Mediators by Continuous Hemofiltration in Septic Patients

@article{Hoffmann2001RemovalOM,
  title={Removal of Mediators by Continuous Hemofiltration in Septic Patients},
  author={Johannes N. Hoffmann and Eugen Faist},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={651-659}
}
Continuous hemofiltration currently represents standard renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients. Because higher ultrafiltration rates are related to better survival rates in experimental and clinical studies and hemofiltration results in fewer cardiovascular side effects than does conventional hemodialysis, the use of inflammatory mediator removal by this extracorporeal procedure has emerged. This article reviews clinically relevant principles of compound transport and the… CONTINUE READING