Bacteriological Studies of the Modified Kiil DialyserBr 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
- D. M. Jones,
- Barbara M. Tobin,
- G. R. Harlow,
- A. J. Ralston
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.