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. 31-5. ISSN 1735-0344

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemodialysis, High flux membrane, Pulmonary function tests, Spirometry
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2017 09:23
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2857

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