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Bacteriological Studies of the Modified Kiil Dialyser

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5715.135 (Published 18 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:135
  1. D. M. Jones,
  2. Barbara M. Tobin,
  3. G. R. Harlow,
  4. A. J. Ralston

    Abstract

    Bacterial proliferation in dialysis fluid during haemodialysis may be associated with rigors, hypotension, and bacteraemia. Investigations carried out in a period in which rigors were particularly common showed the source of bacteria to be parts of the gasket system of the Kiil dialyser, areas that are inaccessible to disinfectants.