Common complications in a hemodialysis session

What are some of the common complications that are seen during a hemodialysis session?

Hypotension is the most common complication of the dialysis procedure. The reported prevalence of hypotension varies widely, depending on the definition used and the patient population studied, with prevalence ranging from 10% to 40%.

Other common complications include cramping (5% to 30%), nausea and vomiting (5% to 10%), headache (5% to 10%), pruritus (1% to 5%), chest pain (1% to 5%), back pain (1% to 5%), and fever and chills (<1%).


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