Acute Blood Purification
Editor(s): Suzuki H. (Saitama)
Hirasawa H. (Chiba)
Publication year: 2010
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Contributions to Nephrology , Vol. 166
Editor(s): Ronco C. (Vicenza)
VIII + 196 p., 38 fig., 5 in color, 31 tab., hard cover, 2010
This book describes the use of hemodiafiltration to inhibit the cytokine storms which cause serious organ damage in patients with septic shock. Moreover, the technical construction of the blood purification system, which includes various machines, devices, membranes, fluids, etc., is explained in detail. Finally, leading experts discuss the concept of continuous renal replacement therapy as the standard care in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury.
Describing the current state of acute blood purification, this publication provides new impulses and opens new avenues in the treatment of acute organ damage.