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Acute complications during hemodialysis

Jean L Holley, MD, FACP
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Jeffrey S Berns, MD
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Alice M Sheridan, MD


Acute complications commonly occur during routine hemodialysis treatments. They include the following [1]:

Hypotension – 25 to 55 percent of treatments

Cramps – 5 to 20 percent

Nausea and vomiting – 5 to 15 percent

Headache – 5 percent

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