Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage in chronically hemodialyzed patients.

  title={Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage in chronically hemodialyzed patients.},
  author={Heather Bhasin and Charles Dana},
  volume={22 4-6},
Patients maintained on chronic hemodialysis have an increased incidence of spontaneous bleeding from various parts of the body. In this paper we describe 5 patients who developed spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage. All patients were receiving anticoagulants (Coumadin and/or heparin) at the time of bleeding. Clinically, retroperitoneal hemorrhage was evident in the interdialytic period. Presenting symptoms and signs included sudden and progressive onset of pain in the abdomen, flank, back… CONTINUE READING
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