The technique of slow continuous ultrafiltration. Steps to maintain fluid balance without hemodynamic instability.

  • R H Merrill
  • Published 1991 in The Journal of critical illness


Slow continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF) is ideally suited for fluid overloaded patients with renal insufficiency, and for patients who need intravenous fluids in amounts that exceed renal excretory capacity. Like other methods of continuous ultrafiltration, including CAVH and CAVHD, SCUF can be performed in the intensive care unit with a minimum of… (More)