Journal Watch - Fluid Overload
PD: Sweat it Out to Reduce Fluid Overload
In a small study, 4 people on PD used a portable sauna bath daily for 10 days, at 30 minutes a day and a temperature of 45°C. Most (51) of the 54 sauna sessions were well-tolerated; two people reported dizziness and one person with advanced diabetic neuropathy received a second degree skin burn. Body water loss and blood pressure improved significantly from the control period. Larger studies are needed.
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Home HD Patients Grasp Fluid Management Better than In-Center Ones
Compared to 839 people on in-center HD in the UK from six clinics, 99 receiving home HD had significantly more knowledge about fluid management and signs and symptoms of fluid overload. They also felt more in control and reported better adherence—though knowledge gaps remained.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-06-10)