Continuous venovenous hemofiltration

Peter D. Yorgin*, Alan M. Krensky, Bruce M. Tune

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Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is a technique characterized by a venovenous circuit and a pump to perfuse the hemofilter. CVVH is suited to individualization of ultrafiltration and solute clearance in patients with acute renal failure and volume overload, specifically when there is impaired cardiovascular function or where arterial access is problematic. Examples, indications and relative advantages of this and other dialytic modalities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-642
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1990


  • Acute renal failure
  • Continuous hemofiltration
  • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration
  • Dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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