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Blood Flow Rate, Fistula Integrity, and Optimal Clearance
Let me place my “take” on fistulas, blood flow rates, optimal clearance of small and middle molecules, and fistula integrity on record. I do this in response to that advocate blood flow rates of 400, 450, and (ye gods!) even 520 ml/min!
Published on 10/26/2017 by
Dr. John Agar
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How dialysis works
, How to understand ‘bloods’ and other tests, Fistulas, grafts and catheters (including PD), Education issues: for patients and professionals
Are YOU Ready for a Vascular Access Rupture?
A rupture can happen any time with a fistula or graft. Do you know what to do about it?
Published on 03/12/2015 by
Lynda K. Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
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Fistulas, grafts and catheters