Journal Watch - Conventional HD
Bioimpedance Assessment of Conventional vs. Daily HD
In a small physiological study, 12 patients were switched from conventional (3x/week) to daily (6x/week) HD treatments. Baseline and monthly blood pressure, BMI, and bioimpedance measurements were gathered on participants. Among the 9 patients who completed the data collection, body composition was not altered--but fluid overload was reduced and fewer antihypertensive medications were needed.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-06-13)
Metaanalysis of Nocturnal HD and Sleep Quality
Nine studies of 286 patients found significantly less sleep apnea and better O2 saturation—but less total sleep time—after switching from conventional to nocturnal HD. Prospective pre-post studies found improved sleep quality, but randomized trials did not. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-10-12)