Haemodialysis by N. T. Richards, A. J. Wing (auth.), G. R. D. Catto MD, DSc,

By N. T. Richards, A. J. Wing (auth.), G. R. D. Catto MD, DSc, FRCP (Lond., Edin. and Glasg.) (eds.)

For greater than a new release haemodialysis has been the vital approach to treating sufferers with either acute and protracted renal failure. in the beginning, advancements and enhancements within the approach have been hugely technical and appropriate to simply a comparatively small variety of experts in nephrology. extra lately, as advances in treatment have dem­ onstrated the price of haemoperfusion for specific sorts of poisoning, the fundamental rules ofhaemodialysis were perceived as vital in lots of components of scientific perform. during this quantity, the capability merits of bicarbonate haemo­ dialysis are objectively assessed, the technical and medical features of either haemofiltration and haemoperfusion mentioned and the con­ tinuing difficulties linked to such extracorporeal circuits analysed. all of the chapters were written by means of well-known specialists of their box. The expanding availability of hugely technical amenities for safely chosen sufferers should still make sure that the knowledge inside the ebook is suitable not just to nephrologists yet to all training clinicians.

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D. (1983). Effects of acetate and bicarbonate haemodialysis on cardiac function in chronic dialysis patients. , 24, 782-787 45. Ruder, M. , Alpert, M. , Selmon, M. , Kelly, D. , Haynie, J. D. and Perkins, S. K. (1985). Comparative effects of acetate and bicarbonate haemodialysis on left ventricular function. , 27, 768~773 46. Henrich, W. , Woodard, T. , Meyer, B. , Chappell, T. R. J. (1983). High sodium bicarbonate and acetate haemodialysis: Double blind crossover comparison of haemodynamic and ventilatory effects.

M. L. and Van Hooff, J. P. (1988). Acetate or bicarbonate for haemodialysis? Nephrol. Dial. , 3, 1-7 31 2 HAEMOFI LTRATION A. M. MARTIN AND M. t. McHUGH HAEMOFILTRATION: PRINCIPLES, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT Principles The term 'haemofiltration' was suggested by Burton in 1976 1• It describes a process of blood purification first conceived by Henderson et al. 1. This differs from dialysis in which solute molecules pass through a • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • •• • •• •• • • • • • • • .. • • • • • ..

229. Springer-Verlag) tension and cerebrovascular disease are frequently encounter-ed in the haemodialysis group, while vascular access problems, together with malignancies and myocardial infarction, predominate in the haemofiltration patients l8 • Overall survival rates for low-risk patients are no different with haemodialysis or with haemofiltration, but, for highrisk patients, benefits of haemofiltration are evident. 11). 12). 51 50 ..... 12 Survival rates of patients with diabetic nephropathy depending on treatment modalities (reproduced by kind permission from Quellhorst.

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