Red blood cell damage from extracorporeal circulation in hemodialysis.

  title={Red blood cell damage from extracorporeal circulation in hemodialysis.},
  author={H D Polaschegg},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={22 5},
Blood damage is an unavoidable side effect of extracorporeal circulation. The effects of blood damage on patients' hematocrit and erythropoietin requirement as well as other potential side effects have not been studied for uneventful treatments. Comparing long nocturnal dialysis with regular 4-hour, three times per week dialysis allows for the conclusion that the influence of blood damage caused by extracorporeal circulation is small compared with biochemical effects. Acute hemolysis is one of… CONTINUE READING
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