Journal Article

III.4 Reactions to membranes and other dialyzer‐related material

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 17, issue suppl_7, pages 37-38
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
III.4 Reactions to membranes and other dialyzer‐related material

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Guideline III.4.1

A. Use of dialyzers and tubings sterilized with EtO should be avoided, especially in patients showing otherwise unexplained signs of anaphylactoid reaction (evidence level: B), eosinophilia or elevated IgE (evidence level: C).

(Evidence levels: B and C)

Guideline III.4.2

A. Phthalates and other potentially allergenic components of dialyzers and tubings should be avoided if prolonged allergic reactions persist despite avoiding EtO.

(Evidence level: B)

Guideline III.4.3

A. The combination of dialysis with AN69 membranes and medical treatment with ACE‐inhibitors (ACE‐i) should be avoided because of the possibility of severe haemodynamic reactions.

(Evidence level: B)

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Subjects: Nephrology

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