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Shipboard dialysis.
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PMID:  608889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With better understanding of the pathophysiology of uremia, the development of more efficient dialysis techniques and more portable machinery, a larger number of patients on maintenance dialysis are not stable enough to undertake travel to places where a regular hemodialysis center may not be availabel or to travel on a ship for a relatively long period of time. Ten stable patients were taken on a 7 day cruise utilizing the relatively lightweight and portable REDY Dialysis System. The medical team consisted of 2 nurses, 2 technicians and 1 physician. The ship's infirmary was converted to a 4 bed hemodialysis unit. Complications were minimal and easily handled by the medical staff.
W B Shapiro; J G Porush
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dialysis     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0362-8558     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dial     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-17     Completed Date:  1978-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612051     Medline TA:  J Dial     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  825-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Naval Medicine*
Renal Dialysis*

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