Low Molecular Weight Heparin as Anticoagulation for Nocturnal HD

How can the dialysis circuit be kept free of clots during slow, HD treatments done during sleep? In a small study, 12 patients who did alternate night, 8-hour treatments were randomized to nadroparin (a low molecular weight heparin) or unfractionated heparin. The dosing regimens were adapted to make them more practical for overnight use. Both were effective, but with different monitoring requirements.

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