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Complications of hemodialysis in the older adult patient

INTRODUCTION

Older adult patients are subject to the same complications as all patients on maintenance hemodialysis. For a variety of reasons, many of these complications occur with increased frequency in older adult subjects. The most important are:

Intradialytic hypotension

Malnutrition

Withdrawal from dialysis

Infection

               

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Literature review current through: Jun 2014. | This topic last updated: Dec 20, 2012.
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