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  1. HEMOTHORAX
    A collection in the chest that keeps the lungs from fully expanding.
  2. HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA
    A shortage of red blood cells due to hemolysis.
  3. FIBROSIS
    Overgrowth of scar tissue.
  4. FIBRIN SHEATH
    A collection of blood clotting fibers that build up on the outside of a catheter lumen.
  5. INTRAMUSCULAR
    Means within the muscle.
  6. INTRADERMAL
    Means within the skin.
  7. HIGH OUTPUT CARDIAC FAILURE
    Occurs when the patient's heart cannot work hard enough to pump out the extra blood sent to it by an AV fistula or graft.
  8. SEPSIS/ SEPICEMIA
    A life threatening blood infection caused by bacteria that enters the bloodstream.
  9. PULMONARY EDEMA
    Fluid build up in the lungs.
  10. STENTS
    Small, expanding metal rings that can be placed inside a fistual, graft, or blood vessel. They feed into it keep the lumen from narrowing.
  11. PRODUCT WATER
    Water that has been forced through a reverse osmosis membrane.
  12. THROMBOSIS
    Formation of a Thrombus or blood clot.
  13. PERICARDIAL EFFUSION
    A build up of fluid in the pericardium, or sac that surrounds the heart.
  14. OPPORTUNISTC ILLNESSES
    Occurs when a patient's immune system is impaired.
  15. NEOINTIMAL HYPERPLASIA
    Occurs when smooth muscle cells at the venous anastomosis form extra layers of cells that fill up up the graft lumen, reducing blood flow.
  16. ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT (UV)
    A form of invisible radiation that can destroy microorganisms by changing their DNA so the can't multiply.
  17. VASOCONSTRICT
    Means to tighten the blood vessels.
  18. PSEUDOANEURYSM
    A false aneurysm.
  19. RETROGRADE
    Against the direction of blood flow.
  20. REVERSE OSMOSIS
    A membrane separation process for removing solutes from a solution.
  21. THROMBECTOMY
    A surgery to remove a blood clot (thrombus).

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