Pre-dilution and Post-dilution Replacement Fluid
The physical effect of pre-filter and post-filter replacement fluid has been explored in Question 5.1 from the first paper of 2009.
The strategy of giving the replaceent fluid before the countercurrent filter has several positive and negative implications. Ronco, Bellomo and Kellum's Critical Care Nephrology (2009) within its cavernous interior contains a chapter (number 249, on page 1370) by Zhongping Huang et al, dedicated solely to the discussion of pre and post dilution. The time-poor candidate would be well advised to steer clear of this chapter, and of this textbook as a whole. In its effect on the trainee, it functionally resembles the Necronomicon. To prevent an epidemic of madness among the CICM exam candidates, I have scraped together some salient points from the abovementioned chapter into a table of comparison.