SCUF: Slow Continuous UltraFiltration


SCUF is used to remove water from the body in case of fluid overload. Thus it allows to reduce the pressure within the body, especially on the heart, and to remove water that has cumulated within some organs, such as the lungs, and forms oedema there. SCUF is usually performed from 4 to 24 hours, until the targeted water level within the patient is reached.

Examples of application

Technical information

In SCUF, blood is passed through a hemofilter which allows water to be filtrated, together with some other substances which are not of relevant importance in this case. The water is removed at a rate that is well tolerated by the patient and there is no compensation for the few undesired losses of other substances.

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