Peter Kramer's Arteriovenous Hemofiltration: A Kidney Replacement Therapy PDF

By Peter Kramer

Discovery and Relative significance of constant Arteriovenous HemofIltration Lee W. Henderson non-stop arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) has noticeable a brisk upswing in acceptance in Europe due to the fact that its creation by way of Dr. Kramer and associates from Gottingen, West Germany in 1977 [1]. within the usa, the approach re ceived approval as a scientific software from the foodstuff and Drug management in April 1982. This approval flowed, in no small degree, from the large expe rience said from Europe and particularly West Germany [e. g., 2, 3]. stories of its medical software now have began to seem within the usa [4]. elimination of extra overall physique water utilizing man made membranes in an extracor poreal circuit dates again to the paintings of Alwall and the substitute kidney that he designed which accredited usage of a hydrostatic strain gradient to moti vate water circulate around the membrane [5]. Kolffs unique rotating drum with its unencased membrane required an osmotic motive force [6]. Hemofiltration, using the filtration technique to take away uremic solutes with the substitute kidney, in analogy with the glomerulus, used to be mentioned in 1967 [7]. This used to be made attainable by way of the supply of artificial membranes with some distance better hydraulic permeability (approximately 10 occasions better) than conventionally used cellulosic hemodialysis membrane. particular purposes of those "high flux" membranes to the removing essentially of extra overall physique water presently thereafter [8].

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