In spite of its economic benefit,1,2 good overall safety record3-5 and improved membrane biocompatibility, reusing dialyzer
remains a controversial issue6-8 all over the world.
Current hemodialysis therapies, including conventional HD using a low-flux or high-flux dialyzer
and hemodiafiltration, are effective at removing urea and smaller middle molecules but are limited in removing large middle molecules.
Bacterial contamination of the dialysis circuit has been identified through operator error during the priming process, contamination of equipment in contact with the dialysis bloodlines, contaminated machines or dialysate, or the type of dialyzer
Our first self-care or home dialysis patient was taught by Elaine and Birgit using the coil dialyzer
with "Travenol RSP", a single-pass recirculating hemodialysis machine.
Acute onset of decreased vision and hearing traced to hemodialysis treatment with aged dialyzers
The new plant enables Gambro to increase its existing production capacity of synthetic membrane dialyzers
by 5 million units annually.
David Feigal, MD, director of the FDA's Center for Medical Devices and Radiological Health, said the evidence points to a problem with the fluid used to test for leakage in the dialyzers
, according to Reuters.
Severe reactions occurred in all seven patients who underwent dialysis at an inpatient unit using conventional dialyzers
that had been manufactured 11 years earlier.
Editorial Note: Acute allergic or hypersensitive reactions infrequently occur in patients during hemodialysis and are usually attributed to the first use of a dialyzer
We have come a long way from coil dialyzers
that exploded when clotted or flat plate dialyzers
that were prone to blood leaks, but the dialyzer
still has room for improvement.
The ultrafiltration was calculated and monitored by the nurses using TMP and KUF of the Kiil dialyzer
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 15, 2005 - (JCNN) - Kuraray Medical and Kawasumi Laboratories jointly announced on October 11 that they will launch Evabrane EK, an advanced dialyzer
developed by the two companies, in November.