Continuous venovenous renal replacement therapy using a conventional infusion pump

Citation
C. Sanchez et al., Continuous venovenous renal replacement therapy using a conventional infusion pump, ASAIO J, 47(4), 2001, pp. 321-324
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Research/Laboratory Medicine & Medical Tecnology
Journal title
ASAIO JOURNAL
ISSN journal
1058-2916 → ACNP
Volume
47
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
321 - 324
Database
ISI
SICI code
1058-2916(200107/08)47:4<321:CVRRTU>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
To evaluate continuous venovenous hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration with a conventional infusion pump in a pediatric sized animal model. Fourteen M aryland pigs weighing 8 to 13 kg were used. A conventional infusion pump (I VAC 571), with a flow of 900 ml/h and a pediatric hemofilter of 0.22 m(2) w ere used. Ringer's solution was used for both the dialysate and the replace ment fluid. Each experiment included 1 hour of hemofiltration and 1 hour of hemodiafiltration. Heart rate, arterial blood pressure, pH, Na, K, CI, and hematocrit were measured every 30 minutes. Mean ultrafiltrate flow was 249 .7 +/- 100.3 ml/hr, 240.5 +/- 109.5 ml/hr with hemofiltration and 271 +/- 1 01.1 ml/hr with hemodiafiltration, the differences not being significant. N o significant changes were seen in heart rate, blood pressure, hematocrit, electrolytes, or pH. Pressure in the circuit rose from 107.7 +/- 70.3 mm Hg at the beginning of the experiment to 234.2 +/- 118.1 mm Hg after 2 hours (p < 0.05). The technique was well tolerated by all the pigs. Continuous ve novenous hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration with a conventional infusion pump is a possible alternative to conventional methods of extrarenal replac ement therapy in neonates and infants.