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Biofiltration, a new method of short hemodiafiltration: preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3557656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four patients previously treated by traditional dialysis (HD, 240 min) were switched to biofiltration (BF, 180-210 min) and followed for twelve months. Before and at the end of this period, clinical and biochemical data were assessed for each patient. Patients treated for 180 min by BF presented no increase in BUN but a significant increase of predialytic phosphorus. The 210 min BF schedule achieved the same pattern of depuration as HD. Acidosis was corrected better in all patients during BF. No hypoxemia and no change of WBC count were observed during BF. Cardiac function, assessed by echocardiography, improved similarly with each session of both methods. BF is a useful alternative treatment procedure for patients with endstage renal failure.
R Bigazzi; P Paparatto; G P Setti; M Raugi; G Baldari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of artificial organs     Volume:  9 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0391-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Artif Organs     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-11     Completed Date:  1987-05-11     Revised Date:  2006-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802649     Medline TA:  Int J Artif Organs     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acrylic Resins
Acrylonitrile / analogs & derivatives
Bicarbonates / blood
Blood Chemical Analysis
Blood Pressure
Membranes, Artificial
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis*
Time Factors
Ultrafiltration / methods*
Uremia / therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylic Resins; 0/Bicarbonates; 0/Membranes, Artificial; 107-13-1/Acrylonitrile; 60650-36-4/AN-69

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