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the removal of waste products from the blood by using large amounts of ultrafiltration with reinfusion of sterile replacement fluid. See also hemoperfusion.
continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration a form of continuous renal replacement therapy consisting of hemofiltration with arteriovenous access using small-volume, low-resistance filters powered by the patient's arterial pressure, without need for a mechanical pump; used as an alternative to conventional hemodialysis in patients with acute renal failure.
A process, similar to hemodialysis, by which ultrafiltrate is continuously removed from the blood. Process most often is combined with either replacement of a portion of the ultrafiltrate or continuous dialysis.
hemofiltration/he·mo·fil·tra·tion/ (-fil-tra´shun) removal of waste products from blood by passing it through extracorporeal filters.
a type of hemodialysis in which there is convective transport of the solute through ultrafiltration across the membrane. It is reported to be more effective than diffusion in removing higher-molecular weight solutes from the blood, particularly in the treatment of uremia. Also spelled haemofiltration.
A process, similar to hemodialysis, by which blood is dialyzed using ultrafiltration and simultaneous reinfusion of physiologic saline solution.
the removal of waste products from the blood by passing the blood through extracorporeal filters.