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CAVHContinuous Arteriovenous Hemofiltration
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CAVHChronic Active Viral Hepatitis
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The use of a blood pump to provide higher blood flow rates increased the ultrafiltrate volumes that could be attained in CAVH (see Table 2).
CAVH CVVH Blood flow dependent on blood Blood flow rates set on pump pressure Slow blood flow Ability to adjust blood flow rates Less efficient water removal, More efficient water removal, less solute clearance and better solute clearance Frequent clotting Brisk blood flow decreases clotting No alarm system Arterial, venous, and air pressure alarms Risk using femoral artery No femoral artery used, large veins only
The key indication for CRRT that led to the development of CAVH Includes A.