continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration

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con·tin·u·ous ve·no·ven·ous he·mo·di·a·fil·tra·tion

a form of continuous renal replacement therapy used in critically ill patients who have experienced multisystem organ failure and in whom acute renal failure has developed.

con·tin·u·ous ve·no·ve·nous he·mo·di·a·fil·tra·tion

(CVVHD) (kŏn-tin'yū-us vē-nō-vē'nŭs hē'mō-dī'ă-fil-trā'shŭn)
A form of therapy that uses a diffusion solution clearance as a modality.
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