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  • Impact of a Nurse-led Protocol on PD Fluid Overload

    Among PD patients divided into a group symptomatic of fluid overload (>2L; n=53) and a group that was not (n=50), a 12-week nurse-led education and motivation intervention—with hypertonic cycles for short-term relief of fluid overload—significantly reduced overhydration. Knowledge and adherence were both significantly improved as well.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2020-01-09)

    Tags: Fluid Overload, Hypertonic Cycles, Over Hydration

  • 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)

    Tags: Conventional HD, Daily HD, Blood Pressure, BMI, Bioimpedance, Fluid Overload, Antihypertensive Medications