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      Repeated Use of Dialyzers is Safe: Long-Term Observations on Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease

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          In treating patients with end-stage renal disease, the dialyzer may be used on multiple occasions rather than once. Long-term effects of this practice are unknown. We report 259 and 1,059 successive patients from facilities practicing reuse in Cincinnati and Detroit, followed, respectively, for 535 and 2,209 patient years. The morbidity was relatively low, expressed by the number of hospital admissions (1.63 and 2.19/year) and by days in hospital (14.24 and 22.71/year), respectively. In Cincinnati the unadjusted case fatality rate was 70% of that in the Ohio Valley Renal Disease Network, in Detroit it was 96% of that in the Michigan Renal Network. There were no adverse long-term effects of multiple use of dialyzers.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1986
          1986
          04 December 2008
          : 42
          : 3
          : 217-223
          Affiliations
          Dialysis Clinic, Cincinnati, and Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. USA
          Article
          183670 Nephron 1986;42:217–223
          10.1159/000183670
          3945362
          © 1986 S. Karger AG, Basel

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