EUGENE SCHUPAK, M.D.; JOHN F. SULLIVAN, M.D.; DAE YON LEE, M.D.
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The application of repetitive hemodialysis to the treatment of chronic renal failure was first successfully accomplished by Scribner and associates (1) in 1960. However, a combination of technical problems, and also inexperience, limited the initial success and resulted in delayed acceptance of the procedure by others (2-4). The development of the Silastic® and Teflon® arteriovenous cannula in 1961 by the Seattle group did much to overcome these obstacles (5) and was largely responsible for the generation of renewed enthusiasm for chronic hemodialysis throughout the world. Since then the literature has been replete with reports emanating from numerous centers attesting to
SCHUPAK E, SULLIVAN JF, LEE DY. Chronic Hemodialysis in "Unselected" Patients. Ann Intern Med. ;67:708–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-4-708
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(4):708-717.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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