A member asked:

What do you suggest if i would like to know if someone has hyperglycemia, and gets a hemodialysis, is the machine gonna clear this high glucose?

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Dr. Jack Rubin answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Glucose (G) has a molecular mass of 180.2 and can diffuse across a hemodialyzer membrane. So if there is no glucose in the dialysate (D), there will a flux of G from the patient to the D. If there is G in the D, the concentration is 200 mg/dl. If the patient's glucose is > 200, glucose will flux from the D to the patient, if it's

Answered Aug 2, 2014



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