Prevention of Aluminum Exposure in Hemodialysis Patients

Results after the Application of European Guidelines in Aragon (Spain)
  • P. Nosti
  • M. D. Zapatero
  • M. L. Calvo
  • A. García de Jalón
  • J. Escanero

Abstract

In the Spanish Autonomous Community of Aragón, with about 1.200.000 inhabitants, there are currently 314 patients suffering from chronic renal failure (CRF). They are undergoing hemodialysis in 7 public hospitals. These centers centralize their controls of the aluminum (Al) levels in the patients’ sera and in the fluids used for dialysis in the “Unidad de Metales del Servicio de Bioquímica” of the Miguel Servet Hospital.

Keywords

Chronic Renal Failure Public Hospital Hemodialysis Patient European Directive Dialysis Fluid 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    M. Gonzalez. In Alteraciones del Aluminio y otros elementos traza (Zn, Cu y Fe) en pacientes hemodializados. Universidad de Zaragoza. 1992.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Council Directive of 16 June 1986 (86/C184/04) relating to the protection of patients undergoing hemodialysis through a maximum decrease to the aluminium exposure.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Council Directive of 15 June 1980 (80/778/CEE) relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M.D. Zapatero. In Niveles de Aluminio sérico en la poblaciôn de Zaragoza: estudio transversal yfactores re-lacionables. Universidad de Zaragoza. 1995.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    A. Berlin, S. Challah, N.H. Selwood, G. Mattiello and M. Lai. Nephrologie. 6, 51–56 (1986).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Nosti
    • 1
  • M. D. Zapatero
    • 2
  • M. L. Calvo
    • 1
  • A. García de Jalón
    • 1
  • J. Escanero
    • 3
  1. 1.Unidad de Nutrición y Metales, Servicio de BioquímicaHospital Miguel ServetZaragozaEspaña
  2. 2.Hospital de AlcañizTeruelEspaña
  3. 3.Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad de ZaragozaEspaña

Personalised recommendations