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

  title={Hemodialysis hypoxemia: evaluation of mechanisms utilizing sequential ultrafiltration-dialysis.},
  author={Nachman Brautbar and James H. Shinaberger and John Howard Miller and Manfred Nachman},
  volume={26 2},
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 displayed no hypoxemia, rather a slight increase in PaO2 (from 82.5 +/- 3.0 to 88.5 +/- 2.0 mm Hg, mean +/- SE, p greater than 0.05). In contrast… CONTINUE READING