Isolated ultrafiltration using an extracorporeal filter to remove isotonic fluid is another treatment option.
Advantages of mechanical ultrafiltration may include:
- Controlled and predictable fluid removal
- Significant sodium removal while helping to avoid other electrolyte disturbances
- Use of a multi-platform machine for patients also suffering from renal insufficiency
The NxStage System One provides a simple platform to administer ultrafiltration therapy as part of an overall inpatient program when diuretics prove to be ineffective.