Application of extracorporeal ultrafiltration therapy given to a dog and a cat with pulmonary edema and renal failure

Hyung Jin Park, Seok Young Byun, Jun Hyuk Choi, Jong Bok Lee, Kun Ho Song, Kyoung Won Seo

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A 13-year-old castrated male mixed breed dog and a 12-year-old castrated male mixed breed cat were referred to the hospital for the treatment of pulmonary edema and azotemia at the same time. To resolve the pulmonary edema and azotemia, intermittent hemodialysis (HD) was performed using ultrafiltration (UF), and the pulmonary edema, azotemia, other electrolyte and acid-base imbalances were improved. This case study demonstrated that when we encountered pulmonary edema patients with diuretic resistance, severe electrolyte imbalance, and impaired renal function complicated by decongestive therapy using diuretics, UF therapy can be considered a life-saving intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hemodialysis
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Renal failure
  • Ultrafiltration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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