My husband has recently started dialysis, coming up to his third month now. His clearance rate is only 67% up from 65% last month. At the beginning of the month we were asked if we would accept a larger needle or four hours instead of three and a half. We opted for the bigger needle. The idea was to put him on at a pump speed of 350 but this has only happened three times in the past month and only happens when one of two nurses puts him on to the machine. All of the others put him on at 300 and when I ask why I am 'reassured' that pump speed does not matter. I am sorry to say that I do not believe this and feel that it is more for a quiet life or lack of confidence. Am I being paranoid? How do clearance rates improve if not by pump speed acceleration. Thank you
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