Bernard Charra

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Unsatisfactory control of blood pressure (BP) leading to an increased rate of cardiovascular events is the main cause of mortality in haemodialysis. BP control has deteriorated since haemodialysis session times have been reduced. Inadequate BP control most often is due to a failure to achieve and maintain dry weight. Dry weight and normotension have been(More)
must also be prepared to increase it to compensate for anabolism and to avoid episodes of hypotension. Background. The goal of haemodialysis treatment in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is to correct Key words: dry weight; post-dialysis bodyweight ; the complications of the uraemic condition. Among blood pressure; haemodialysis; cellulosic membrane(More)
Arterial compliance is found to be reduced in haemodialysis patients. It is not clear whether decreased arterial compliance in uraemic patients is a consequence of long-standing increased mean arterial blood pressure or a consequence of the uraemic state. An adequate blood pressure can be achieved by long-treatment-time dialysis of 8 h three times a week.(More)
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have a dramatically higher risk of death compared with the general population [1]. In 1998, Block et al. showed that hyperphosphataemia and a high calcium  phosphorus product are independently associated with mortality in dialysis patients [2]. More recently, based on a large cohort, the same authors have confirmed(More)
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