Bioimpedance-measured Fluid Overload and Short Daily HD Survival

In 297 patients switched from thrice-weekly to 5-6 sessions per week of in-center short daily HD (SDHD), predialysis hydration was measured at initiation of SDHD and 6 and 18 months later using bioimpedance. Compared to patients whose predialysis fluid overload (FO) was <15% of extracellular volume (ECV), those whose FO was >15% of ECV had no survival difference by 6 months. However, at 18 months, those with an FO <15% had 91% survival, while those whose FO was >15% had just 72% survival (p = 0.0006), and remained significant after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and laboratory variables.

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