B. HECHT, M.D.; P. BERKMAN, M.D.; M. E. RISCH, R.N.
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To the editor: We read the paper by Berkes and associates (Ann Intern Med 83:363-364, 1975) with considerable interest and would like to describe the case of a patient who had a similar problem in our hemodialysis unit recently.
A 43-year-old black man had been on hemodialysis for 2 years after developing malignant hypertension. His blood pressure had been well controlled during this period. One hour into a routine hemodialysis, the patient complained of feeling warm. This sensation became worse over a period of 10 minutes, at which time the air conditioner in the room was adjusted. Five minutes later
HECHT B, BERKMAN P, RISCH ME. Hemolysis from Hot Dialysate. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:902–903. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-902_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):902-903.
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