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Complications of hemodialysis in the older patient

Jeffrey S Berns, MD
Section Editor
Steve J Schwab, MD
Deputy Editor
Alice M Sheridan, MD


Older 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 subjects. The most important are:

Intradialytic hypotension



Gastrointestinal bleeding

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