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Acute Complications of Hemodialysis and their Prevention and Treatment

  • Salim K. Mujais
  • Todd Ing
  • Carl Kjellstrand

Abstract

Hemodialysis is the most successful and most commonly used form of organ replacement therapy. Its success and widespread worldwide use attest to its safety. The latter is based on a combination of factors primordial among which is the vigilance and attention to detail of healthcare workers providing the therapy. Advances in dialysis technology (both machinery and disposables) contribute significantly to the safety of this therapeutic modality. Awareness of the potential complications of the procedure should facilitate preventive and remedial interventions. The present chapter offers a discussion of the most common complications and their therapies

Keywords

Dialysis Patient Hemodialysis Patient Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Artif Organ Nephrol Dial Transplant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salim K. Mujais
    • 1
  • Todd Ing
    • 2
  • Carl Kjellstrand
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of NephrologyNorthwestern University School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Chicago Stritch School of MedicineLoyola UniversityMaywoodUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of Alberta HospitalEdmontonCanada

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