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Is Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration Effective Against Severe Acute Pancreatitis?
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PMID:  23461644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) in treating severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). A literature search was performed using PubMed (1992-present), and all studies investigating the efficacy of CVVH in treating SAP were included. Four comparative studies and seven case series comprising a total of 354 patients were included. The overall mortality rate of patients receiving CVVH was 20% (55/275). A decreased mortality rate and decreased serum cytokine levels were reported in the CVVH groups in only two studies. The starting time point, substitution fluid flow rate, filter membrane type, hemofilter change interval, anticoagulation, and sustaining times of CVVH varied among the studies, and the impact of these parameters on the efficacy of CVVH was poorly reported. High-volume CVVH, when started early, was demonstrated to be more effective in eliminating cytokines in only one study. After the application of CVVH, the patient conditions started to improve between the 6th and 72nd hours. In conclusion, no solid clinical evidence has proven the efficacy of CVVH in treating SAP. High-volume CVVH that is started early and sustained for at least 72 h may be adopted to investigate the efficacy of CVVH for treating SAP.
Shiqi Wang; Lei Xu; Xiangying Feng; Shujun Li; Quanxin Feng; Chaoxu Liu; Xujie Zhang; Qingchuan Zhao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  Artif Organs     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013, Copyright the Authors. Artificial Organs © 2013, International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.
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