Acute hemodialysis complications in end-stage renal disease patients: The burden and implications for the under-resourced Sub-Saharan African health systems

Hemodialysis International, 05/01/2012

The shorter duration in dialysis was associated with the risk of bleeding and the disequilibrium syndrome while longer duration was associated with muscle cramps. Four deaths occurred, all during nighttime. Nearly half of dialysis sessions in these settings are associated with acute complications, some of which are fatal. The complications occurred mostly during understaffed periods.

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