Effects of high-flux versus low-flux membranes on pulmonary function tests in hemodialysis patients

Momeni, A. and Rouhi, H. and Kiani, G. and Amiri, M. (2013) Effects of high-flux versus low-flux membranes on pulmonary function tests in hemodialysis patients. Tanaffos, 12 (1). pp. 31-35.

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Background: Several studies have been carried out to evaluate the effects of dialysis on pulmonary function tests (PFT). Dialysis procedure may reduce lung volumes and capacities or cause hypoxia; however, to the best of our knowledge, there is no previous study evaluating the effects of membrane type (high flux vs. low flux) on PFT in these patients. The aim of this study was the evaluation of this relationship. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 43 hemodialysis patients without pulmonary disease were enrolled. In these patients dialysis was conducted by low- and high-flux membranes and before and after the procedure, spirometry was done and the results were evaluated by t-test and chi square test. Results: The mean age of patients was 56.34 years. Twenty-three of them were female (53.5). Type of membrane (high flux vs. low flux) had no effect on spirometry results of patients despite the significant decrease in the body weight during the dialysis session. Conclusion: High flux membrane had no advantage over low flux membrane in terms of improvement in spirometry findings; thus, we could not offer these expensive membranes for this purpose. © 2013 NRITLD, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Iran.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; aged; article; body weight; chi square test; clinical article; cross-sectional study; dialysis membrane; female; hemodialysis patient; high flux membrane; human; low flux membrane; lung function test; male; spirometry; Student t test
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 04:33
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 04:33
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2673

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