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      Insufficient Documentation of the Hemodialysis Prescription: Delaying the Definition of Adequate Dialysis

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Hemodialysis prescription, Adequate of dialysis

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          We analyzed 953 articles published in three established nephrology journals to select those pertaining to treatment with hemodialysis. A total of 152 papers were selected on the criteria that the reported results might have been affected by variation in the dialysis prescription. Only a small proportion of the papers studied (11.8%) detailed the complete dialysis prescription including type of dialyzer, blood flow rate, and duration and frequency of dialysis. A surprising 29% of papers provided no details of the dialyzer employed. Other potentially important variables such as the type of blood tubing or method of water treatment used were rarely mentioned. Comparative studies of the course and outcome of hemodialysis regimens require specification of exactly how dialysis was performed. It is suggested that manuscripts provide this information as a condition of suitability for publication.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1984
          1984
          04 December 2008
          : 37
          : 3
          : 200-202
          Affiliations
          Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA
          Article
          183244 Nephron 1984;37:200–202
          10.1159/000183244
          6738771
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 3
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis prescription, Adequate of dialysis

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