Journal Watch - Fluid Overload
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 01/09/2020)
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 06/13/2019)