Chronic maintenance hemodialysis: making sense of the terminology.

  title={Chronic maintenance hemodialysis: making sense of the terminology.},
  author={John W. M. Agar and Mark S Macgregor and Christopher R. Blagg},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  volume={11 2},
During the early decades, the hemodialysis (HD) terminology for modality, technique and function altered little as the widely accepted regime of thrice-weekly, 4-hourly dialysis varied little. In the last decade, however, a wide range of new options have emerged in all facets of HD therapy. This has led to a sudden expansion in terminology, some duplicating, some contradictory, some superfluous. The definitions used in 1 geographical region may mean something entirely different elsewhere… CONTINUE READING

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