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  • Fluid Management Risks of Incremental HD

    Incremental HD critics worry that less-frequent treatments will lead to fluid overload—and they may be right. A sample of 23 patients had interdialytic weight gains (IDWG) analyzed in the first and last 3 months of twice-weekly (2x) HD and first 3 months of thrice-weekly (3x) HD. IDWG exceeded 5.7% of dry weight 0% in the first 3 months of 2x HD—12% in the last 3 months—and 4% after a switch to 3x. The authors said, “fluid management in incident-ESKD patients receiving bi-weekly HD deteriorates prior to conversion to thrice-weekly HD.”

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    Tags: Incremental HD, Fluid Management Risks, Volume Management