What is the name of the 2 compartments in the dialyzer?

What is the name of the 2 compartments in the dialyzer?

The dialyzer has two compartments. They are the blood compartment and the dialysate fluid compartment. The dialysate fluid is the fluid that cleans your blood. Your blood enters the dialyzer from the top and flows inside of the membranes.

What is kuf of a dialyzer?

Hydraulic permeability (KUF) is an intrinsic characteristic of dialysers, reported by the manufacturer as a single value, which drives and limits fluid removal. High-flux dialysers have been introduced with the appearance of convective techniques, aiming to increase fluid and solute removal.

What are the types of Dialyser?

Types of Dialysis. There are two types of dialysis we may use: peritoneal and hemodialysis.

What are the different types of dialyzer membrane?

Dialyzers are classified to two types, low-flux and high-flux membrane dialyzers. High-flux dialyzers are recommended for good outcomes in hemodialysis patients [1,2]. The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines discourage the use of cellulose membranes with poor biocompatibility [3].

What is low flux dialyzer?

Low flux dialyzers are an option for acute and chronic dialysis where a lower rate of fluid removal (e.g., ultrafiltration coefficient) is desired. Explore our wide range of biocompatible, polysulfone dialyzers designed to meet the clinical needs of all patient types.

What is TMP in dialysis?

The major driving force that determines the rate of ultrafiltration or convective flow is the difference in hydrostatic pressure between the blood compartment and the dialysate compartments across the dialysis membrane; this is called the transmembrane pressure (TMP).

Which type of dialysis is more efficient?

Peritoneal dialysis is an effective form of dialysis, has been proven to be as good as hemodialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is not for everyone. People must receive training and be able to perform correctly each of the steps of the treatment.

What are the three types of dialyzer?

In addition, dialyzers are internationally classified into three types: low-flux, high-flux, and protein-leaking.

What is high flux dialyzer?

High-flux dialysis is defined as a β2-microglobulin clearance of over 20 ml/min (1, 2).

Why use a low flux dialyzer?

Low Flux Single-use Dialyzers Low Flux dialyzers allow patients with a smaller surface area to achieve desired Kt/V adequacy goals with the same reliability in performance and biocompatibility as our high flux dialyzers.