Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008
Issue release date: January 2008
Blood Purif 2008;26:6–11
(DOI:10.1159/000110556)
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Impact of Water Quality and Dialysis Fluid Composition on Dialysis Practice

Hoenich N.a, b · Thijssen S.b · Kitzler T.b · Levin R.b · Ronco C.c
aSchool of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; bRenal Research Institute, New York, N.Y., USA; cDepartment of Nephrology, St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
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 goto top of outline Key Words

  • Water quality
  • Haemodialysis
  • Dialysis fluid
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Endotoxin

 goto top of outline Abstract

An essential but frequently neglected aspect of dialysis treatment is the dialysis fluid produced by blending treated tap water with concentrated solutions containing electrolytes and buffer. Chemical and microbiological contaminants as well as the electrolyte and buffer composition of the dialysis fluid play major roles in the induction or modulation of morbidity associated with regular dialysis therapy.

Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel


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 goto top of outline Author Contacts

Nicholas Hoenich
School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH (UK)
Tel. +44 191 222 6998, Fax +44 191 222 0723, E-Mail nicholas.hoenich@newcastle.ac.uk


 goto top of outline Article Information

Published online: January 10, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 36


 goto top of outline Publication Details

Blood Purification

Vol. 26, No. 1, Year 2008 (Cover Date: January 2008)

Journal Editor: Ronco, C. (Vicenza)
ISSN: 0253–5068 (print), 1421–9735 (Online)

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


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