The effect of haemodialysis on blood volume and plasma cholinesterase levels

Summary

Blood volume studies showed that bilaterally nephrectomized patients maintained on haemodialysis are usually slightly hypervolaemic. Haemodialysis made no statistical difference to either blood volume or plasma cholinesterase levels. Plasma proteins were within normal limits; there were changes seen in the albumen/globulin ratio in many cases.

Résumé

Des études sur le volume sanguin ont démontré que les malades ayant subi une néphrectomie bilatérale et maintenus par hémodialyse sont généralement en légère hypervolémic. Selon les statistiques ľhémodialyse n’a rien changé au volume sanguin ou aux niveaux de cholinestérase plasmatique. Les protéines du plasma demeurent dans les limites de la normale; dans plusieurs cas, on a vu des changements dans le rapport albumine/globuline.

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Desmond, J.W., Gordon, R.A. The effect of haemodialysis on blood volume and plasma cholinesterase levels. Can. Anaes. Soc. J. 16, 292–301 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03004457

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Keywords

  • Blood Volume
  • Cholinesterase
  • CANADIAN Anaesthetist
  • Plasma Cholinesterase
  • Dibucaine