The evolution of dialysis

Stephan Thijssen, Jochen G. Raimann, Nathan W. Levin

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The evolution of dialysis, from its beginning as a laboratory demonstration to the high technology procedure that it is today, has been accompanied by changes in socioeconomics, physician behavior, government administration, its relationship to the discipline of nephrology, and technological development. Dialysis is now a worldwide industry as well as a vital therapeutic procedure with genuine scientific opportunities to improve the understanding of heart disease, endocrinology, bone disease, and other problems, in contrast to its earlier stages as a purely technological process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDialysis
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Development and Promise
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789814289764
ISBN (Print)9789814289757
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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