April 19, 2014

Haemodialysis in patients treated with oral anticoagulant: should we heparinize?

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This study shows that it is possible to dialyze anticoagulated patients without using heparin in the hemodialysis circuit. The data in the small study show no decrease in dialysis session length or increase circuit clotting scores. Furthermore, there was no benefit to a specialized grafted heparin membrane (HeprAN) as compared to the usual polysulphone variety.

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