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By Joan Gancedo Product Manager Dialysis División in B.Braun Medical
Remus Aurel Orasan, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Daniela Anghel, Cezarina Bejan, Ligia Iosub, Camelia Totolici, Mariana Pop, Carmen Turcea, Cristina Teodoru, Olga Hilda Orasan, Ina Maria Kacso, Mirela Gherman Caprioara
PURPOSE: The study of online hemodiafiltration (HDF) benefits over high-flux hemodialysis (HD) raises great interest. The purpose was to compare clinical and laboratory parameters in patients treated with HD who were switched to HDF. METHODS: Forty-eight HD patients (study group) were switched to HDF, while other 521 patients remained on HD as a control group. During last 6 HD months and during first year of HDF, we determined in both groups the following parameters: monthly-weekly dialysis time, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), interdialytic body weight gain (IBWG), blood flow rate (Qb), weekly erythropoietin-stimulating agents dose (EPO), single-pool Kt/V, calcium, phosphorus (P), hemoglobin and normalized protein catabolic ration (nPCR), plus every 3 months--albumin, parathormone (PTH), ferritin and transferrin saturation (TSAT)...
October 2013: International Urology and Nephrology
Renée de Mutsert, Diana C Grootendorst, Fleur Indemans, Elisabeth W Boeschoten, Raymond T Krediet, Friedo W Dekker
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of inflammatory and nutritional status on the association between serum albumin and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: This was a prospective cohort study of incident dialysis patients starting HD or PD. Inflammation (C-reactive protein >or=5 or >or=10 mg/L), malnutrition (1 to 5 on the 7-point subjective global assessment [SGA]), and low protein intake (normalized protein equivalent of nitrogen appearance [nPNA] <0...
March 2009: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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