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13 November 2013 : Review article

The role of technological progress vs. accidental discoveries and clinical experience

Zofia WańkowiczABCDEFG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.889710

Med Sci Monit 2013; 19:984-992

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The 50th anniversary of dialysotherapy celebrated by nephrologists around the world in 2012 provided an opportunity for discussion on the role of clinical experience in relation to technological progress in the evolution of dialysis, especially of recently observed inadequate decrease in mortality/morbidity rates of patients on chronic dialysis. My report, based on almost 50 years of career in nephrology, refers the evolution of dialysis, from catharsis to modern dialysotherapy with special attention devoted to nowadays gravely underestimated role of clinical experience and personalized professional care for patients.

Keywords: Inventions - trends, History, 21st Century, History, 20th Century, Nephrology - trends, Renal Dialysis - trends

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