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dialyzer

 [di´ah-līz″er]
1. an apparatus for performing dialysis.

di·a·lyz·er

(dī'ă-lī'zĕr),
The apparatus for performing dialysis; a membrane used in dialysis.

dialyzer

(dī′ə-lī′zər)
n.
A machine equipped with a semipermeable membrane and used for performing dialysis.

di·a·lyz·er

(dī'ă-lī-zĕr)
The apparatus for performing dialysis; a membrane used in dialysis.

Dialyzer

An artificial kidney usually composed of hollow fiber which is used in hemodialysis to eliminate waste products from the blood and remove excess fluids from the bloodstream.
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kink, clamp, or occlusion in the arterial line between the pressure monitoring device and the dialyzer;
The authors concluded that measuring fiber bundle volume of reprocessed high flux dialyzers cannot be used to predict clearance of large solutes.
Nephrology nurses are responsible for monitoring and supervising the entire process of dialysis, including water quality and dialyzer reprocessing; ensuring that procedures used in the unit are up-to-date and consistently followed.
One factor under examination is the practice of repeated reuse of disposable dialyzers.
Further, the group monitored the effect of the changes in clinical practice on the average dialyzer reuse number and reported these results to the appropriate parties on a monthly basis.
The main factors driving the development of the global dialyzer market are the substantial increase in the geriatric population and the repetitive occurrence of kidney illnesses, particularly end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Effective removal of metabolic nitrogenous waste substances like blood urea nitrogen and creatinine were observed in M-60 and M-100 dialyzer than HF-20 dialyzer, which could be due to surface areas and filtration properties of dialyzers.
As reported by numerous studies, vitamin E possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects (7) and the antioxidant capacity of the vitamin E-coated dialyzer membrane is significantly higher than that of the PS membrane.
Dialyzer reuse is an integral part of dialysis since its inception.
We find that although dialyzer reuse is positively associated with improvements in clinical process measures, it is associated with an increase in the SHR of patients.
In addition to the danger of direct intravenous bacterial inoculation, the small molecular size of endotoxin and endotoxin fragments produced by bacteria enables them to pass through the semipermeable membrane of a dialyzer from the dialysate compartment.
All patients were dialysed with polysulfone membrane dialyzer Fresenius 4008H (Fresenius Medical Care, Germany): (1) 4 patients by low flux dialyzer F8 HPS with an effective membrane area of 1.8 [m.sup.2] and an ultrafiltration coefficient of 18 mL/h*mmHg; (2) one patient with a low flux membrane dialyzer F10 HPS with a membrane area of 2.2 [m.sup.2], ultrafiltration coefficient of 21 mL/h*mmHg; (3) 5 patients with high flux dialyzer FX 80 with effective membrane area of 1.8 [m.sup.2] and ultrafiltration coefficient of 59 mL/h*mmHg.