Journal Article

III.5 Shear stress/haemolysis

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

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

Volume 17, issue suppl_7, pages 38-44
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
III.5 Shear stress/haemolysis

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Guideline III.5

A. Shear stress‐related problems/haemolysis can be prevented by:

the use of large needles/cannulae (14/15 gauge);

the application of an optimal relationship between dialyzer blood flow and access diameter;

the prevention of highly negative arterial pressure alarms (exceeding 150 mmHg);

the correct positioning of cannulae and needles in the access system;

the correct positioning of tubings in the roller pumps;

minimizing recirculation;

the maintenance of vascular access systems in anatomically correct condition.

(Evidence level: C)

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Subjects: Nephrology

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