Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure in Seattle

The First Twenty Years
  • Belding H. Scribner


It is my purpose here to describe for the first time some details of the early history of our maintenance dialysis program in Seattle, which began in 1960. In the second part of this chapter I deal briefly with the question of accelerated atherosclerosis, which emerged out of that early experience.1 Finally, I present an analysis of the long-term dialysis and transplant survivors, pointing out how this analysis, as well as that of others,2,3 may dramatically alter the prognosis of patients with chronic renal failure.


Peritoneal Dialysis Chronic Renal Failure Maintenance Hemodialysis Residual Renal Function Dialysis Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Belding H. Scribner
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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