Treatment of osteo-arthropathy associated with dialysis-related amyloidosis by push/pull HDF

T. Shinzato, M. Miwa, S. Nakai, Y. Matsumoto, I. Takai, K. Maeda

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Twelve long-term hemodialysis patients who complained of shoulder joint pain were selected for the present study. In these patients, cuprophane dialyzer which had been employed t date was changed to PAN-22DX hemodiafilter® (polyacrylonitrile). After hemodialysis treatment with the PAN-22DX hemodiafilter for 4 weeks, hemodialysis were switched to the push/pull HDF using the same hemodiafilter and performed for another 4 weeks. The, the treatment was switched back to hemodialysis using the PAN-22 DX hemodiafilter. The patients showed a significant increase in upper arm movement ranges following the switch to push/pull HDF treatment. The increased upper arm movement ranges were retained for nearly 2 weeks even after the switch back to the original hemodialysis. The pretreatment β2- microglobulin concentration decreased following the switch from hemodialysis to push/pull HDF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics


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