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Early Mobilization on CRRT is Safe and May Improve Filter Life

Early Mobilization on CRRT is Safe and May Improve Filter Life

Despite studies demonstrating benefit, patients with femoral vascular catheters placed for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) are frequently restricted from mobilization. No researchers have reported filter pressures during mobilization, and it is unknown whether mobilization is safe or affects filter lifespan. Our objective in this study was to test the safety and feasibility of mobilization in this population. Mobilization during renal replacement therapy via a vascular catheter in patients who are critically ill is safe and may increase filter life. These findings have significant implications for the current mobility restrictions imposed on patients with femoral vascular catheters for renal replacement therapy.

CriticalCare.news
July 9, 2019

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