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February 1971

A Totally Disposable, Presterilized Dialyzer: In Vitro Evaluation

Author Affiliations


From the Artificial Organs Research Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(2):278-284. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310140106014

A new 11-layer hemodialyzer (AB Gambro) was tested in vitro at a low dialysate flow of 500 ml/min and a high dialysate flow of 4 liters/min with recirculation and compared in performance at the low dialysate flow to a two-layer Kiil dialyzer. Metabolite removal was superior to that of the conventional Kiil dialyzer. Shorter dialysis times (six hours) appear to be possible with the new dialyzer. It has a relatively low priming volume. The design is unique, allowing it to be mass-produced and massassembled. The new dialyzer offers a definite hygienic advantage by being presterilized and totally disposable.

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