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Ingram AJ, Parbtani A, Churchill DN

Effects of two low-flux cellulose acetate dialysers on plasma lipids and lipoproteins: a crossover trial

Nephrol Dial Transplant (Jun) 13:1452-1457 1998

The abstract of this paper is available from Oxford Press at this site.

A nice study, but someone needs to inform these authors of the usual definition of high vs. low flux. One of the dialyzers tested, the Althin AN140 has substantial clearance of beta-2-microglobulin, and should therefore be termed a high-flux dialyzer, despite a modest water permeability coefficient, whereas the control dialyzer, the Baxter CA-210 has negligible beta-2 clearance and hence is a low-flux dialyzer. (jtd)