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Recirculation: review, techniques for measurement and ability to predict hemoaccess stenosis before and after angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2969252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The measurement of recirculation during two-needle hemodialysis has been shown to provide valuable information concerning distal hemoaccess stenosis and the loss of effective dialysis. Reference sources have suggested that levels of recirculation above 20% call for further investigation. We proposed a technique for routine recirculation measurement and studied 20 stable hemodialysis patients using this method. We found that all patients had recirculations of less than 10%. We also studied 2 patients with angiographically proven stenosis and found 1 patient with a recirculation of less than 20%. Routine recirculation testing provides valuable information about hemoaccess integrity and using our techniques, recirculation greater than 10% is an indication for further study.
L Nardi; J Bosch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood purification     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0253-5068     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Purif.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-06     Completed Date:  1988-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402040     Medline TA:  Blood Purif     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Renal Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Blood Circulation*
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Constriction, Pathologic
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*

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