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Comparison of Coil and Kiil Dialysers

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: (Published 28 November 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:517
  1. P. F. Down,
  2. D. E. Farrand,
  3. S. E. Wood,
  4. H. A. Lee


    To assess the comparative efficiency, safety, and cost of maintenance dialysis, the treatment of 13 patients with a Kiil dialyser (representing 1,477 hospital and 735 home dialyses) was compared with that of 11 patients using a coil dialyser (898 hospital and 396 home dialyses). Kiil and coil dialysers proved equally satisfactory from a medical standpoint and equally acceptable to the patients. The capital costs of home dialysis were considerably reduced without any threat to safety or efficiency. The running costs of coil dialysers approximate to those of Kiil dialysers.