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Guide to Reprocessing of Hemodialyzers

  • Norman Deane
  • Robert J. Wineman
  • James A. Bemis

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Norman Deane, Ira C. Berman
    Pages 3-15
  3. Norman Deane, David L. Maude, James A. Bemis
    Pages 17-38
  4. Martin S. Favero, Lee A. Bland
    Pages 63-73
  5. Nathan W. Levin, Anthony Messana, Mary Ann Miller-Messana
    Pages 75-86
  6. Sabri Challah, Antony J. Wing, Felix P. Brunner, Hans O. A. Brynger, R. Oules, Neville H. Selwood
    Pages 99-106
  7. Nicholas A. Hoenich, T. H. J. Goodship, Michael K. Ward, S. Ringoir
    Pages 107-133
  8. W. Fassbinder, Karl M. Koch
    Pages 135-150
  9. Lee W. Henderson, Dennis E. Chenoweth
    Pages 151-161
  10. Robert J. Wineman
    Pages 163-181
  11. Ronald E. Easterling
    Pages 183-197
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to provide information for the nephrologist to gain a perspective on the medical, scientific, and technical aspects of reprocess­ ing of hemodialyzers. The book is also designed to serve the needs of the associated medical, nursing, and technical staffs of dialysis facilities for data on reuse of hemodialyzers. As an information source, the book will prove to be useful for those who may be considering reprocessing of dialyzers, as well as persons who are currently involved in this aspect of the practice of nephrology. We have focused on the clinical and technological aspects of hemodialyzer reprocessing and have not dealt with socioeconomic considerations. We do wish to share with physicians performing hemodialysis several observations we have made as a result of assembling this volume. We believe that hemodialyzer reuse has had a beneficial impact on the quality of care for hemodialysis patients in consideration of the following factors. There is an increased awareness of membrane biocompatibility issues that has been brought to the forefront with the application of reuse. Utilization ofhemodialyzer reprocess­ ing has enabled nephrologists . to compare the effect of various measures on biocompatibility when the patient is exposed to either a new or a reprocessed device. Previously, few readily available comparisons existed. In the practice of dialysis, water quality has always been of considerable importance. With the advent of widespread hemodialyzer reprocessing, the issues of water bacteriology and water quality have become more prominent.

Keywords

bacteriology care dialysis hemodialysis membrane nephrology nursing patients quality water

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Deane
    • 1
  • Robert J. Wineman
    • 1
  • James A. Bemis
    • 1
  1. 1.Manhattan Kidney CenterNew YorkUSA

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