DIALYSIS: Heparin-free haemodialysis—use and outcomes

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Shenet al.report that heparin-free haemodialysis is not associated with a decreased risk of death, bleeding, atherothrombosis and venous thromboembolism compared with standard haemodialysis using heparin. These data suggest that the assumption that avoiding heparin use during haemodialysis may have beneficial effects may be incorrect.

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