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CVVH versus CVVHD

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by lmarti10 lmarti10 (Member) Member

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what is the difference?

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Chisca has 28 years experience as a RN and specializes in Critical Care, Dialysis.

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Difference is that CVVH uses convection as the driving force behind solute removal. CVVHD uses diffusion to remove solutes. CVVH is used if hemodynamic instabilty makes CVVHD impossible.

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