Pulmonary Aspects of Dialysis Patients

  • Marc E. de Broe
  • Robert R. Lins
  • Wilfried A. De Backer

Abstract

Patients with acute or end-stage chronic renal failure, whether treated by dialysis or not, frequently develop pulmonary complications such as edema, pleural effusion and infection. In addition, hemodialysis treatment is always accompanied with a variable degree of hypoxemia at the start or towards the end of the treatment session. Respiratory failure secondary to hyperkalemia is a life threatening, fortunately rare complication, in chronic hemodialysis.

Keywords

Peritoneal Dialysis Dialysis Patient Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Breathing Pattern Respiratory Quotient 
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  • Marc E. de Broe
  • Robert R. Lins
  • Wilfried A. De Backer

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