The Importance of Dialysis Filters


Dialysis filters as name suggests is designed for dialysis, when ultrapure fluid production is required for this purpose.

For the renal replacement therapy, quality as well as purity of this fluid is very important. So, medical professionals use an ultrafilter for dialysis, as right purity and quality of fluid during the dialysis is one of the major concerns.

During each dialysis process, dialysis fluid of large volumes may come in contact with the bloodstream of the patient.

Certain treatments like hemodiafiltration, where large volume of fluids is exchanged, the purity and quality of this substitution fluid usually are matter of greater importance.

During dialysis process, bacterial endotoxins and few other microbial contaminations that are present within dialysis fluid can always produce acute reactions that can influence long-term outcome of the patient.

Therefore, to avoid such endotoxin-related complications, during the dialysis, application ultra-pure dialysis fluid will be strongly recommended by the doctors.

To ensure the effectiveness of such disinfection process verification, samples must be taken on a regular basis. The schedule for sample collection will depend on disinfection process type used.

Minimum once in a year, samples must be taken for each of the system and in few systems, samples must be taken for every time. The monthly monitoring can be most frequently accepted.

There will be no need of tests for endotoxins and bacteria growing, if your system is fully equipped with bacteria or endotoxins retention filter that is approved by manufacturer, and also operated and monitored as per the instructions of the manufacturer.

All the dialysis systems that does not contain the filter for retention of bacteria and endotoxins must be controlled minimum once in a year.

The repetitive production of the ultra-pure dialysis fluid as well as substitution fluid will rely on the application of ultrafilters like DIASAFE plus.

In order to obtain ultra-pure dialysis fluid, the dialysis fluid must be having a purity of very high order with endotoxins must be below 0.03 IU/mL.

Due to routine application of the ultra-pure dialysis fluid, it is possible to reduce any kind of dialysis-related inflammation. Besides, it can improve control of anemia, which will make it an important foundation of cardioprotective hemodialysis.

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