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Repeated Dialysis of Indigent Patients for Chronic Renal Failure

J. WALDEN RETAN, M.D.; and HARVEY Y. LEWIS, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):284-292. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-284
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Most of the favorable experience with repeated hemodialysis in the treatment of chronic uremia has come from but a few major medical centers. In general these successful programs have been well financed and well staffed. The patients have been selected by conscious or unconscious criteria that tend to favor their success. Cannula care and diet control have been vigorously regulated. The results of those programs have been such that widespread clinical application of chronic dialysis has been advocated.

It is not yet clear how closely the pattern of those early successful programs must be followed to attain an acceptable degree of

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