Two years clinical experience with continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration in acute renal failure.

@article{Domoto1985TwoYC,
  title={Two years clinical experience with continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration in acute renal failure.},
  author={Douglass T. Domoto},
  journal={Transactions - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs},
  year={1985},
  volume={31},
  pages={581-5}
}
Clotting of hemofilters is the most frequent single cause of filter failure. These filters frequently clot in spite of acceptable hemodynamic and anticoagulation parameters. Sixty percent of filters which eventually clotted never filtered above 200 ml/hr. In our experience maximum ultrafiltration rates of 500 ml/hr to over 1000 ml/hr are rarely achieved in routine clinical usage. Finally, a disproportionate number of filters accessed to the lower leg either clotted or were discontinued for… CONTINUE READING