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Vol. 27, No. 1, 2009
Issue release date: January 2009
Section title: Paper
Blood Purif 2009;27:11–15
(DOI:10.1159/000167002)

How Do Changes in Water Quality and Dialysate Composition Affect Clinical Outcomes?

Hoenich N.A.a · Levin R.b · Ronco C.c
aNewcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; bRenal Research Institute, New York, N.Y., USA; cSan Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy

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Abstract of Paper

Published online: 1/23/2009
Issue release date: January 2009

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0253-5068 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9735 (Online)

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Abstract

Dialysis relies upon the transfer of waste products and electrolytes across a semi-permeable membrane contained in the dialyser facilitated by the dialysis fluid, a fast-flowing electrolyte solution prepared continuously by the mixing of treated water with a concentrated electrolyte solution. Both the water, the buffer and electrolyte composition play important roles in modulating complications associated with treatment. With respect to water, historically the focus was on chemical contaminant content, but more recently has shifted to microbiological quality due to the role that such quality plays in the pro-inflammatory state. The composition of the dialysis fluid is crucial in normalization of electrolyte composition of plasma water, homeostasis and acid-base balance, and should be individualized to the patients’ requirements in the same way as blood and dialysate flow rates are individualized to ensure optimal comfort and minimal complications associated with the procedure.

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Dr. Nicholas A. Hoenich
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Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH (UK)
Tel. +44 191 222 6000, Fax +44 191 0721, E-Mail nicholas.hoenich@ncl.ac.uk

  

Article Information

Published online: January 23, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 28

  

Publication Details

Blood Purification

Vol. 27, No. 1, Year 2009 (Cover Date: January 2009)

Journal Editor: Ronco C. (Vicenza)
ISSN: 0253-5068 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9735 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/BPU


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 1/23/2009
Issue release date: January 2009

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0253-5068 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9735 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/BPU


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