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Anticoagulation by Ancrod for Haemodialysis

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5735.591 (Published 05 December 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:591
  1. G. H. Hall,
  2. Hazel M. Holman,
  3. A. D. B. Webster

    Abstract

    The defibrinating agent ancrod (Arvin) was used instead of heparin for intermittent haemodialysis. It was an effective, and apparently safe, anticoagulant and reduced the deposition of fibrin and leucocytes on the Cellophane membrane. Administration was more complicated and urea dialysance was less with ancrod than with heparin.