“We use the filter to support low weight patients who are particularly vulnerable during COVID-19. The device helps us manage the need these patients have for albumin/blood prime (which are in short supply) with non-peds tubing to support hemodynamic instability.”
- Stuart Goldstein, MD, FAAP, FNKF
Director, Center for Acute Care Nephrology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati, OH
A suitable alternative to larger filter sets for use in patients weighing less than 20 kg1
A recent multicenter, open-label single group study determined the PRISMAFLEX HF20 filter set, which has a relatively low extracorporeal blood volume of 60 mL, and the corresponding PRISMAFLEX System Software Version 7.10 and 7.20, deliver suitable kidney replacement therapy to treat AKI, fluid overload, or both in patients weighing 8–20 kg.
Reduced blood urea nitrogen (BUN) by <38% from CRRT initiation to 24 hours.
The smaller membrane surface area and filter set volume (60 mL) permitted initiation of CRRT without the requirement for a blood prime, helping to ensure that less than 10% of total blood volume in patients ≥ 8 kg is extracorporeal.
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