CONSTANTINE L. HAMPERS, M.D.; JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
With the demonstration by the Seattle group (1) that hemodialysis can be applied successfully to the long-term management of chronic renal failure has come an increased demand for this form of therapy. Other centers, including ourselves, have had an equally satisfactory experience with this treatment (2-4). It would appear that intermittent hemodialysis as a means of maintaining patients with end-stage kidney disease can no longer be considered entirely experimental.
Because of the increased financial and logistic demands placed upon the medical centers by the enlarged dialysis load and because it is our opinion that the financial and medical responsibility for
HAMPERS CL, MERRILL JP. Hemodialysis in the Home—13 Months' Experience. Ann Intern Med. ;64:276–283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-276
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):276-283.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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