B. HECHT, M.D.; P. BERKMAN, M.D.; M. E. RISCH, R.N.
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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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
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