Peripheral venous blood is not the appropriate specimen to determine the amount of recirculation during hemodialysis.

@article{Stone1996PeripheralVB,
  title={Peripheral venous blood is not the appropriate specimen to determine the amount of recirculation during hemodialysis.},
  author={John C Van Stone},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
When recirculation is determined by the classic method of comparing the blood urea concentrations in the dialysis inflow and outflow lines with blood obtained from a peripheral vein, any difference in peripheral venous and systemic arterial blood urea concentration will result in an error in recirculation calculation. The purposes of these studies are… CONTINUE READING