JOHN F. MAHER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD B. FREEMAN, M.D.; GEORGE E. SCHREINER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It has been demonstrated that hemodialysis can sustain life for as long as several years despite complete anuria (1-4) and for a few months after bilateral nephrectomy prior to renal transplantation (5-6). The enthusiasm for dialysis has even promoted the concept that in this setting it is adequate therapy rather than an experimental procedure. We consider dialysis for chronic renal failure a procedure that is still in the investigational stage and from which much biochemical information may yet be obtained.
For the past 5 years we have employed periodic hemodialysis for 11 patients with chronic renal failure. All subjects were
MAHER JF, FREEMAN RB, SCHREINER GE. Hemodialysis for Chronic Renal Failure: II. Biochemical and Clinical Aspects. Ann Intern Med. ;62:535–550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-3-535
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(3):535-550.
Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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