By Roger Gabriel (auth.)
In many ways this publication is a group attempt. many of us have helped me in writing it. to begin with, I thank my spouse who learn the manuscript two times correcting grammatical mistakes and spelling and clarifying many sentences. Secondly, I thank associates and co-workers at St. Mary's clinic, together with Mrs Jean Emerson, Renal Unit Social employee and Mrs June Morgan, Senior Dietician, either one of whom contributed technical details; Sisters Christine Holmes and Malinie Polpitiye who learn and criticized a few chapters; leave out Mary Williams, Mr Robert Minor and Mr Richard Viner who as sufferers learn a few sections and made valuable feedback. My thank you are because of omit Veronica Adams who typed lots of the manuscript and in addition to Mrs June Marshall and leave out Joyce Meadows who helped with typing and lots more and plenty photocopying. i need to thank Baxter Healthcare whose beneficiant monetary help enabled this booklet to be released. The editorial employees of MTP Press were very necessary, fast and effective in publishing the textual content. If any reader desires to comprehend extra approximately renal affliction, there are numerous strong introductory books on renal drugs to be had. i'm definite that the neighborhood public library should be happy to assist. Any components of this e-book which are fallacious or deceptive are my accountability. If an individual has the power to indicate blunders to me i'll attempt to right them in any next edition.
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It is perfectly feasible to treat stones by lithotripsy or surgery but there is a tendency for them to recur. Infection is often present in a kidney affected by stones. In some patients the combined effects of back pressure and infection cause progressive kidney damage. Some of these patients will require dialysis. 4 A stone in the renal pelvis Reflux of urine This condition is more frequent in children than adults but damage which has begun in childhood may not become evident until young adult life.
A different type of needle is used which allows blood to flow in two directions at the same time. The principal advantage of this system is that only a single needle has to be inserted. 7 An arm fistula with both needles inserted Principles of Haemodialysis There are many different types of kidney machine but all have essential features in common. 8. The tubes through which the blood passes are called 'lines'. Blood flows from the arm to the dialyser by the arterial line and from the dialyser back to the arm via the venous line.
There are more than 100 different types of dialysers available in various countries but they all work on the same principle. Semipenneable Membrane This membrane is a very thin layer of material which has many minute gaps or pores. Through these pores waste products can pass. The semipermeable membranes are made of cellulose (a product from plants) or from artificial sources. 2 is a diagram of a semipermeable membrane magnified many thousand times. Because 46 PRINCIPLES OF DIALYSIS the pores are of different sizes small substances pass through easily while larger particles pass across slowly or not at all.
A Patient’s Guide to Dialysis and Transplantation by Roger Gabriel (auth.)