Jeremy Levy, Edwina Brown, Christine Daley and Anastasia Lawrence

in Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235285
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598854 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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This chapter discusses principles of haemodialysis, factors affecting solute clearance on haemodialysis, ultrafiltration during haemodialysis, high efficiency and high flux haemodialysis, haemofiltration and haemodiafiltration, dialysers, technical specifications, dialysis membranes, biocompatibility, dialysis machines, dialysate, water purification, vascular access, evaluation prior to access surgery, formation of permanent access, stenosis and thrombosis of fistulae and grafts, screening for arteriovenous fistula/graft stenosis and thrombosis, tunnelled cuffed catheters, temporary vascular access, insertion of vascular access catheters, management of access (catheter) infections, prevention of infection of dialysis access, arteriovenous shunt (Scribner shunt), cardiopulmonary recirculation, access recirculation, complications during dialysis, hypotension from excessive ultrafiltration and other complications during dialysis, blood clotting, anticoagulation, regional anticoagulation, dialysis adequacy, residual renal function, targets for adequate dialysis, the HEMO study, increasing dialysis dose delivered, prescribing chronic haemodialysis, laboratory tests for patients on regular haemodialysis, dry weight, novel measures of dry weight, re-use of dialysers, home haemodialysis, daily haemodialysis, haemodialysis and surgery, haemodialysis in transplant recipients, haemodialysis in terminal care, and haemodialysis for non-renal disease.

Chapter.  27114 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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