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2 CVVH vs CVVHD Does it Matter? Patrick D. Brophy MD University of Michigan Pediatric Nephrology

3 OBJECTIVES Definitions –CVVH vs CVVHD Mechanisms of action –Convective vs Diffusive clearance Other Issues & Selective data review –Drug Clearance, membranes & patients, anticoag Implementation of one modality over another- Rationale –Sepsis vs ARF vs Toxic ingestions –Advantages and Disadvantages, expertise

4 Definitions  Continuous Venous Venous Hemofiltration  Mimics the process which occurs in the mammalian kidney  Describes an almost exclusive convective treatment with highly permeable membranes  Ultrafiltrate produced is replaced by a sterile solution (High UF rates)  Patient weight loss results from the difference between ultrafiltration and reinfusion rates

5 Definitions  Continuous Venous Venous Hemodialysis  Describes a predominantly diffuse treatment in which blood and dialysate are circulated either side of the dialysis membrane in countercurrent directions.  Dialysate may be custom or commercially produced  The ultrafiltration rate is approximately equal to the scheduled weight loss (lower UF rate).

6 Definitions Post-Dilution CVVHCVVHD Pre-Dilution CVVHCVVHDF QbQb QbQb QbQb QbQb Q ef f QdQd QdQd QrQr QrQr QrQr

7 Mechanisms of Action  CVVH  Convection  Solute is removed by “Solvent Drag”. The solvent carries the solute (plasma water) through a semi- permeable membrane.  The Roller Pump creates Hydrostatic Pressure, which drives the solvent through the membrane.  The membrane pore size limits molecular transfer  More efficient removal of larger molecules than diffusion

8 Mechanisms of Action  CVVH  Convection  Since it mimics the mammallian kidney its thought to be more “physiologic” and provides better removal of middle molecules ( Daltons) thought to be responsible for uremia.  With the advent of highly porous membranes need to use larger markers ( Daltons) to determine “uremic clearance”.  Enhanced clearance of autologous cytokines- thought to be involved in Septic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS).

9 Mechanisms of Action  CVVH  Convection  Sieving Coefficient- clearance coefficient for hemofiltration defined by UV/P  U= Filtrate Concentration  V= Volume  P= Mean plasma concentration over the clearance period  SC is 1 for molecules that pass through the membrane easily & 0 for those that do not

10 Mechanisms of Action  CVVHD  Diffusion (predominantly) Solute diffuses down an electrochemical gradient through a semi-permeable membrane in response to an electrolyte solution running counter current to the blood flow through the filter. Diffusive movement occurs via Brownian motion of the solute- smaller molecules (ie urea) have greater kinetic energy and are preferentially removed based on the size of the concentration gradient

11 Mechanisms of Action  CVVHD  Diffusion (predominantly) Some convection occurs due to prescribed UF and if High flux filters are utilized Solute removal is proportional to the concentration gradient and size of each molecule Dialysate flow rate is slower than BFR and is the limiting factor to solute removal Solute removal is directly proportional to dialysate flow rate

12 Mechanisms of Action  CVVHD  Diffusion (predominantly)  Diffusion Coefficient- clearance coefficient for hemodialysis defined by UV/P  U= Dialysate (+Filtrate) Concentration  V= Volume  P= Mean plasma concentration over the clearance period  Principle same as for SC with 1= to optimal clearance and 0= to no (minimal clearance)

13 Other Issues The greatest difference between modalities is likely the impact of the membrane utilized and their specific characteristics. There are no data available assessing patient outcomes using diffusive (CVVHD) and convective (CVVH) therapies

14 Other Issues Low molecular weight solutes Middle/High molecular weight solutes Drug/Toxin Clearance Impact on Adsorptive membrane characteristics Anticoagulation Patient Characteristics

15 Low Molecular Weight Solutes Relative equivalence of convective and diffusive clearances (membrane variation and design) Relative equivalence of convective and diffusive clearances (membrane variation and design)

16 Solute Molecular Weight and clearance Jeffrey et al., Artif Organs 1994 Solute (MW)Sieving Coefficient Diffusion Coefficient Urea (60)1.01 ± ± 0.07 Creatinine (113)1.00 ± ± 0.06 Uric Acid (168)1.01 ± ± 0.04* Vancomycin (1448)0.84 ± ± 0.04** *P<0.05 vs sieving coefficient **P<0.01 vs sieving coefficient

17 Diffusive & Convective Solute Clearances During CRRT Brunet AJKD 34:1999 Evaluated convective & dialysate clearance of : UREACreatininePhosphateUrates B 2 microglobulin Variety of UF & Dialysate Flows with Multiflow60 &100 membranes

18 CVVH vs CVVHD continued Conclusions: At Q UF with predilution (2L/hr) FRF 15-20% reduction in urea, urates & creatinine SC= 1 for all small molecules for CVVH-both filters M100>M60 (Q D L/hr) diffusive clearance with the difference increasing as molecular weight increased Q D > 1.5L/hr poor diffusive middle molecule clearance (both membranes); whereas increasing nonlinear clearance occurred with convection as Q UF increased for both filters

19 CVVH vs CVVHD continued No additive effect with combination dialysate & FRF therapy for middle molecule clearance Authors conclude: –“Convection more efficient than diffusion in removing mixed- molecular- weight solutes during CRRT”

20 Drug & Toxin Clearance Drug/Toxin Clearance –Molecular Weight –Protein Binding –Vd –Membrane composition As MW increases diffusive drug clearance declines more than convective clearance

21 Adsorptive Membrane Characteristics Biocompatible membranes appear to have greater adsorptive properties than less biocompatible membranes (PAN>Polysulfone) Filter Characteristics for small molecule removal include: pore size distribution & density and surface area and at conventional flow rates (in adults-2L or less) clearance is flow rate dependent. As molecular size increases: hydraulic permeability & adsorption capacity become important.

22 Adsorptive Membrane Characteristics No specific Membrane recommendations as no studies to definitively prove superior performance under specific modality

23 Anticoagulation Citrate use- centers relatively confined to diffusive therapy (works well with CVVHDF) –Citrate: multiple protocols for CVVHD Few for CVVH (Niles CRRT abstract) where citrate included in FRF Heparin- both CVVH & CVVHD

24 Patient Characteristics Etiology underlying the patient’s can help determine choice of therapy –Speculative benefit of CVVH in Sepsis, Toxin removal (although filter impact very important) –For ARF & Fluid overload little difference is likely No Definitive demonstration of superiority of one over the other

25 Final Thoughts & Summary Currently- no data to prove outcome superior with either modality Best to use what each center is most comfortable with Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) Guidelines reflect these ongoing study requirements and recommendations Plenty of work to do!!!!


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