Problems with your Dialysis Unit
© 1997 Andrew Lundin, M.D. All rights reserved.
Reproduced with permission.
If you have problems with dialysis units as to quality of
contact the AAKP (1-800-749-2257) with the location of the
can put you in touch with the ESRD Network of that region.
quite helpful and supportive. They can also give you the
number of the
regional Medicare office some of which have indicated an
The dangers of very rapid dialysis have been reported and it
partcularly a problem in older patients and those with
A rule of thumb in visiting a dialysis unit: The patients,
suffering from another problem, should look well and
healthy. You should
not be able to pick out a well dialyzed patient from a crowd
Editors note: American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607-1796
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