Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Treatments

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Slow Continuous Ultrafiltration (SCUF)

This type of CRRT removes fluid without the need for replacement fluids known as substitution solutions. This can help prevent or treat fluid overload in cases when waste products don't need to be removed, or the pH levels don't need to be corrected.

Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration (CVVH)

This type of CRRT removes large volumes of fluids and waste from the patient. It then uses replacement fluids (also known as a substitution solution), which are devoid of toxins, to maintain electrolyte and acid base balance.

Continuous Venovenous Hemodialysis (CVVHD)

This type of therapy primarily uses diffusion along with a cleansing fluid known as a dialysate solution to boost the removal of waste products.

Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)

With CVVHDF, large volumes of fluids and waste are removed from the patient. Cleansing fluids (dialysate solution) and replacement fluids (substitution solution) are used to replace the “dirty plasma” with clean fluid. This allows for the removal of large volumes of toxin-filled plasma, while still maintaining electrolyte balance.