Comparison of two hemodialysis membranes, polyacrylonitrile and cellulose acetate, on complement and coagulation systems.

Two hemodialysis membranes, polyacrilonitrile (AN 69) and cellulose acetate (CA), were compared for their effects on complement and hemostasis. Two groups of 5 patients, in dialysis for more than 5 years, were successively dialysed for 4 weeks periods with each type of membrane. We measured C3a (complement activation), platelets and beta-thromboglobulin… CONTINUE READING