Milton E. Rubini, M.D. (Associate); Albert Sokol, M.D.; Sanford Gaynor, M.D.; David Edelbaum, M.D.; Jeanne McCray, R.N.; Sybil Gordon
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Life has been maintained by chronic dialysis techniques for 4 months or longer in 20 otherwise terminal uremic patients who required one or more dialyses per week. (Peritoneal dialysis for 86 patient months; hemodialysis for 98 patient months.) This report compares operational efficiency and clinical results obtained by the two techniques. The major criterion for selection was severe chemical uremia with disabling symptoms, although incidence and severity of hypertension and anemia was similar in both groups.
Of the 13 peritoneal dialysis patients 9 died despite therapy, invariably with or of infection. Three were transferred to hemodialysis or transplanted and one
Rubini ME, Sokol A, Gaynor S, et al. Comparison of Hemodialysis with Peritoneal Dialysis as a Means of Maintaining Otherwise Terminal Uremic Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:1181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1181_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1181.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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