Microemboli, developed during haemodialysis, pass the lung barrier and may cause ischaemic lesions in organs such as the brain
2010 (English)In: Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, ISSN 0931-0509, E-ISSN 1460-2385, Vol. 25, no 8, 2691-2695 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The infused and returning fluid from HD devices contains air microbubbles that enter the patient without triggering any alarms. These small emboli pass the lung and may cause ischaemic lesions in organs supported by the arterial circuit, such as the brain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 25, no 8, 2691-2695 p.
haemodialysis, hazards with haemodialysis, microbubbles, microemboli
Urology and Nephrology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38727DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfq116PubMedID: 20305135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38727DiVA: diva2:381095