Definition : Equipment designed to remove specific toxins or wastes from the blood (i.e., hemofiltration). Typically blood is taken via an extracorporeal circuit and passed through a high flux membrane that convectively extracts water and medium size molecular waste; a sterile replacement solution with similar electrolytic concentration as a dialysis solution is then infused in the same amount as the solution that is filtered out from the bloodstream. No dialysis procedure is performed during hemofiltration. Hemofiltration units are intended to decrease biochemical abnormalities as well as fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances; the procedure results in the flushing of larger molecules (e.g. medium-sized molecules) of water soluble substances from the bloodstream than hemodialysis. Hemofiltration is used mainly for blood purification in hemodynamic unstable patients or in those suffering from cardiovascular problems; hemofiltration units are frequently combined with other devices to conform continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) units.
UMDC code : 15039
Discount Medical Supply Inc
Company Type: Parent
Discount Medical Supply is a leading distributor in the dialysis market. Discount Medical Supply's success has been built on the ability to effectively provide our clients with the best choice of products and highest standard of customer care. Our available product lines are designed to maximize our customer safety, effectiveness and profitability. Discount Medical Supply is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of Diasol's products- the Acid Concentrate/Sodium Bicarbonate and the protected device line; 'Shelly' the protected fistula needle and 'Daisy' the protected butterfly. These products coupled with our other dialysis related products form a complete dialysis product line offering the convenience of a "ONE STOP SHOP".
Edwards Lifesciences Corp
Company Type: Parent
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.