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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hemofiltration

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Hemofiltration: "Hemofiltration

The rationale to develop hemofiltration (HF) was to overcome the reduced efficacy of diffusion for larger MW solutes. HF has the advantage of removing solutes small enough to pass through the ultrafilter in proportion to their plasma concentration rather than their concentration gradient, as with diffusion. The driving force is a pressure gradient rather than a concentration gradient. The rate of solute removal is proportional to the applied pressure that can be adjusted to meet the needs of the clinical situation."