Journal Watch - Cardiovascular Risk
PD—Controlling Volume to Reach Normal Hydration Protects the Heart
Reanalysis of data from a multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial looked at fluid control in PD in 151 patients followed for a year. While most (120) reached normal hydration levels as measured by bioimpedance analysis, those who did not had significantly higher left atrial diameter—and a lower left ventricular ejection fraction at the end of the study.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-12-10)
Gender and Malnutrition in PD
Do hypoalbumineumia, overhydration, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk affect men and women on PD differently? A small study (N=26 men and 28 women) with comparable BMI found more fluid overload, inflammation, and heart risk in women with low serum albumin than in men. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-09-10)