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Haemodialysis

Ken Farrington and Roger Greenwood

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.210701_update_001

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Haemodialysis

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Over the past four decades, maintenance haemodialysis has proved to be a highly successful treatment for patients with endstage renal disease. In the developed world, the haemodialysis population continues to increase and is becoming more elderly and dependent. However, despite considerable advances in haemodialysis technology and other significant improvements, such as those in renal anaemia management, the long-term clinical outcomes for patients remain much less good than those of other people with comparable characteristics but without renal failure....

Chapter.  11836 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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