Patent Number: 7,785,463

Title: Extracorporeal renal replacement modeling system

Abstract: A system, program product and method continuously optimize an ultrafiltration rate during an extracorporeal renal replacement process by modeling physiological and actual rate data. The system maps the sensed, physiological data to a mathematical model to assess the data in terms of the ultrafiltration rate. The model provides parameters used to predict where the treatment is headed based on current conditions. The system processes the parameters in terms of preset criteria to generate the optimized ultrafiltration rate. Where the system is networked, communication of the data may be accomplished using remote and online communication techniques.

Inventors: Bissler; John J. (Cincinnati, OH), Hemasilpin; Nat (Cincinnati, OH), Polycarpou; Marios M. (Strovolos, CY)

Assignee: Children's Hospital Medical Center

International Classification: B01D 61/32 (20060101); A61M 1/14 (20060101); B01D 61/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018