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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 dialysis, contact the AAKP (1-800-749-2257) with the location of the unit. They can put you in touch with the ESRD Network of that region. Some are quite helpful and supportive. They can also give you the number of the regional Medicare office some of which have indicated an interest in such reports.

The dangers of very rapid dialysis have been reported and it is partcularly a problem in older patients and those with underlying heart disease.

A rule of thumb in visiting a dialysis unit: The patients, unless suffering from another problem, should look well and healthy. You should not be able to pick out a well dialyzed patient from a crowd of normals.

Peter Lundin

Editors note: American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607-1796
Phone: 1-813-636-8100
Fax: 1-813-636-8122

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