Jean - Marc Hurot

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OBJECTIVES Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac peptide secreted by ventricle myocardial cells under stretch constraint. Increased BNP has been shown associated with increased mortality in end-stage renal disease patients. In patients starting haemodialysis (HD), both fluid overload and cardiac history are frequently present and may be responsible(More)
Progressive nutritional impairment has been recently reported during conventional hemodialysis (HD) treatment. We studied the nutritional parameters during a 5-year follow-up in HD patients. Thirty-three patients (15F/18M; 65 years old at the study start) filled out a 3-day food questionnaire once a year between 1995 and 1999 (study group). Twenty patients,(More)
BACKGROUND In hemodialysis (HD) patients, the plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level is associated with left ventricular dysfunction and patients' survival. Malnutrition is common in HD patients, it is associated with inflammation and contributes to the high incidence of cardiovascular (CV) disease in this setting(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between predialysis blood pressure (BP) and hemodialysis (HD) patient outcomes is controversial. We report the evolution of predialysis BP in incident patients treated with the dry weight method and its relationship with patients' outcomes. METHODS Between January 2000 and 2009, 308 patients started HD treatment. Fluid was(More)
C disease is the main cause of the high mortality of dialysis patients and is largely due to poor control of blood pressure. Establishing and maintaining normal extracellular volume (ECV) is required to achieve normotension. The dry weight concept links ECV and blood pressure by a simple clinical relationship. Dry weight is the ideal postdialysis weight(More)
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