A new polymethylmethacrylate membrane for hemodialysis.

  title={A new polymethylmethacrylate membrane for hemodialysis.},
  author={Mario Bonomini and B Fiederling and Tonino Bucciarelli and V Manfrini and Carmine di Ilio and Alberto Albertazzi},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  volume={19 4},
High molecular weight (MW) solutes are not removed during conventional hemodialysis (HD), and their accumulation is thought to play a role in some long-term HD complications (anemia, bone and joint pain, neuropathy, itching). The present trial was conducted to evaluate the removal capacity during in vivo HD of a new polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) membrane (Filtryzer BK-F, 1.3 m2) compared to conventional PMMA (BK-P, 1.6 m2) and to cellulose acetate (CA, 1.3 m2). BK-F dialyzers, with a pore size… CONTINUE READING