A Low-Flux Hemodialyzer is a medical device used in hemodialysis, a life-saving treatment for patients with kidney failure or impaired kidney function. This hemodialyzer is a key component of the hemodialysis machine and is responsible for removing waste products and excess fluids from the patient’s blood.
Key features of a Low-Flux Hemodialyzer include:
Membrane Filters: The hemodialyzer contains a semipermeable membrane with small pores that allow for the diffusion of waste products and excess fluids out of the patient’s blood while retaining essential blood components.
Low Molecular Weight Cutoff: The term “low-flux” refers to a hemodialyzer with a low molecular weight cutoff, meaning it is less efficient at removing larger molecules, such as certain toxins and proteins, compared to high-flux hemodialyzers.
Sterile Blood Path: The device ensures that the patient’s blood remains in a sterile path throughout the hemodialysis process, preventing contamination.
Compatibility: Low-flux hemodialyzers are compatible with standard hemodialysis machines and circuits.
Low-Flux Hemodialyzers are used in specific clinical situations, often when there is a need to perform hemodialysis with less aggressive removal of larger molecules and proteins. These devices play a crucial role in supporting the health and well-being of individuals with kidney failure, helping to remove waste products and excess fluids from the bloodstream to maintain vital physiological functions.
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