Volumetric-based ultrafiltration

Haemodialysis 6

 

Volumetric-based ultrafiltration:

  • Ultrafiltration is the process of removing fluid from the patient in a controlled fashion, during which volume is accurately measured
  • Most dialysis machine use volumetric-based control, which uses a balancing chambers composed of two compartments seperated by a flexible membrane
  • One side of the membrane allows fresh dialysate in, while the other allows spent or used dialysate out
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