Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Dialysis is a treatment used to clean the blood and perform other functions of the kidneys when the kidneys are not functioning properly. Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) is a type of dialysis used to care for critically ill children with acute kidney injury (a condition in which the kidneys suddenly stop performing their normal functions).
It is a temporary treatment performed in the intensive care unit for patients with acute kidney injury who are unstable and cannot tolerate hemodialysis. Dialysis is provided continuously if a child needs to be treated with CVVH. A child may be on CVVH for just a few days or up to several weeks, depending on the severity of his or her illness.
During continuous veno-venous hemofiltration, a machine does the usual work of the kidneys. If your child requires
CVVH, you can expect the following:
Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration is only used until your child is stable enough to receive hemodialysis treatment or experiences the recovery of his or her kidney function.
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