Journal Watch - Fluid Management
Quanta SC+ Fluid Removal Accuracy
Through both passive and active fluid control mechanisms, the Quanta SC+ home HD machine was accurate to within 1 mL per hour for flow balance and to within 13 mL/hr for ultrafiltration.
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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)