Hemodialysis hypoxemia: evaluation of mechanisms utilizing sequential ultrafiltration-dialysis.

We studied the role of blood-dialyzer-membrane interactions in hemodialysis-induced hypoxemia by measuring PaO2 and white blood cell counts during isolated ultrafiltration (UF). These values were compared to those obtained from the same patients during subsequent hemodialysis (HD; utilizing the same dialyzer and membrane). Patients in the UF period… CONTINUE READING