Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cytokines adsorption in CRRT

Q: The hemofilter in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) is? (select one)

 A) Positively charged
B) Negatively charged

 Answer: B

The hemofilter, also known as hemodialyzer in CRRT machines are high-permeability, high-flux biocompatible membranes with negative charge. This allows more adsorption and removal of some solutes, particularly cytokines. 



Noriyuki Hattori, Shigeto Oda, Cytokine-adsorbing hemofilter: old but new modality for septic acute kidney injury,  Renal Replacement Therapy 20162:41

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