Pulmonary Function and Arterial Blood Gas in the Long-Term Hemodialysis Patient

  • Santosh B. Sureka
  • Mohamed H. Shahjahan
  • Morrell M. Avram
  • Seymour S. Cutler


Very little is known about pulmonary mechanical function and blood gas exchange in uremic patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis over a prolonged period. Because of the presence at our institution of a unique group of maintenance hemodialysis patients who had survived for a decade or longer, we initiated a study to assess their pulmonary function. We also investigated pulmonary function before and after dialysis in patients who had been treated by dialysis for a shorter period.1–4“ The purpose of our study was to determine whether or not pulmonary abnormalities develop in hemodialysis patients after 8 to 11 years, as compared with the normal population. We attempted to ascertain whether these abnormalities, if present, improve acutely after each dialysis.


Pulmonary Function Interstitial Fibrosis Inspiratory Capacity Lung Dynamic Expiratory Reserve Volume 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh B. Sureka
    • 1
  • Mohamed H. Shahjahan
    • 2
  • Morrell M. Avram
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Seymour S. Cutler
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary MedicineThe Long Island College HospitalBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Division of Respiratory ServicesThe Long Island College HospitalBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.The Avram Center for Kidney Diseases, Division of NephrologyThe Long Island College HospitalBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Department of MedicineThe Long Island College HospitalBrooklynUSA
  5. 5.Brooklyn Kidney Center and Nephrology Foundation of BrooklynBrooklynUSA

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