Question 1: An extensive ________ system is
absolutely critical for hemodialysis.
Question 2: In the ________ and UK, 3-4 hour
treatments (sometimes up to 5 hours for larger patients) given 3
times a week are typical.
Question 3: The principle of hemodialysis is the same as other methods of ________; it involves diffusion of solutes across
a semipermeable membrane.
Question 4: Since hemodialysis requires access to the circulatory system,
patients undergoing hemodialysis may expose their circulatory
system to ________, which can lead to sepsis, an infection affecting
the heart valves ( endocarditis) or an infection affecting
the bones ( osteomyelitis).
Question 5: Nocturnal in-center dialysis, 3-4 times per week
is also offered at a handful of dialysis units in the ________.
Question 6: Next the water is run through a tank
containing activated charcoal to ________ organic contaminants.
Question 7: Side effects caused by
removing too much fluid and/or removing fluid too rapidly include
pressure, fatigue, chest
pains, leg-cramps, nausea and
Question 8: Instead, the choices would be made by an anonymous committee, which
could be viewed as one of the first ________ committees.
Question 9: One can also listen
through a ________ for the sound of the blood
"whooshing" through the fistula, a sound called . bruit
Question 10: ________ is the most
commonly used anticoagulant in hemodialysis, as it is generally
well tolerated and can be quickly reversed with protamine