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Artificial Organs and their Impact

  • W. J. Kolff
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 8)

Abstract

While artificial kidneys are being applied to 40, 000 people throughout the world, the search for the molecules most responsible for the clinical picture of uremia goes on. We have always held that uremia is not due to a single toxin but to the summation of all the substances retained in kidney failure and other factors that occur as well.

Keywords

Reverse Osmosis Peritoneal Lavage Artificial Organ Artificial Heart Dialyze Fluid 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Kolff
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Artificial Organs, Department of Surgery and The Institute for Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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