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Slow continuous Ultrafiltration


Slow Continuous Ultrafiltration (SCUF) is an artificial method aimed at emulating the ultrafiltration function of the kidneys. It is generally used to remove fluid from fluid overloaded patients suffering from acute kidney failure. During this procedure, blood is removed from the body and passed through a circuit outside the body, through a filter and a percentage of plasma water is removed (typically up to 2 liters an hour). The remaining blood is then returned to the patient.