Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.
Partes de la Interestatal 65 en el centro de Indianápolis estarán cerradas para reparaciones de puentes que empiezan en o después del 1 de Julio. La construcción puede afectar el viaje a los centros hospitalarios de IU Health en el área.
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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