Hypercoagulability, a serious problem in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis, and its correction after kidney transplantation.

@article{Nampoory2003HypercoagulabilityAS,
  title={Hypercoagulability, a serious problem in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis, and its correction after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Mangalathillam R N Nampoory and Kshitish C Das and Kaivilayil V. Johny and Nabieh Al-Hilali and Mini Abraham and Sicy Easow and Tarek Saed and Ibrahim A Al-Muzeirei and Thattaruparampil N Sugathan and Musthafa Al Mousawi},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={797-805}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent vascular access thrombosis (VAT) resulting in failure to continue maintenance hemodialysis (HD) therapy is not an uncommon event. The cause of VAT in these circumstances remains uncertain. We describe results of our studies to identify changes in hemostatic balance in patients on maintenance HD therapy that probably contributed to a hypercoagulable state. METHODS We studied 82 patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance HD therapy who underwent HD for 11 to 52… CONTINUE READING