Online flow measurement in hemodialysis vascular access

E. Wijnen

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For haemodialysis patients there is always a risk of a blockage of the access to the bloodstream. Periodical measuring of the blood flow can timely signal an imminent blockage, upon which a dotter procedure can prevent complete blockage. This strategy is already successfully applied at the MUMC+, although the available scientific literature does not confirm this success yet. The described strategy could possibly be improved by increasing the measuring frequency by means of using innovative, in the dialysis equipment integrated techniques. Two techniques were studied: one of these turned out comparable to the present golden standard measuring method with regard to reliability.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Leunissen, Karel, Supervisor
  • van der Sande, Franciscus, Co-Supervisor
  • Tordoir, Johannes, Co-Supervisor
Award date3 Jun 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789052789415
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • haemodialysis
  • bloodstream
  • blockage
  • monitoring

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