Effect of the Dialysis Membrane on Mortality of Chronic Hemodialysis Patients. Hakim RM, Held PJ, Stannard DC, Wolfe RA, Port FK, Daugirdas JT, Agadoa L. Kidney International 1996, 50:566-570.

The prevalence and incidence of patients with endstage renal disease (ESRD) is growing, and it already consumes a significant proportion of the healthcare resources in the United States. As of December 1993, there were 217,479 ESRD patients in the U.S., of whom 160,127 were on dialysis (1). The annual cost of treating ESRD is in excess of $11.1 billion, a… CONTINUE READING