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In earlier studies, a reduction in intradialytic procedures was observed in patients with severe intradialytic hypotension symptomatology by the use of blood volume controlled biofeedback systems. However, few data are present on the use of biofeedback-controlled treatments in patients experiencing minor intradialytic symptoms. In the present study, 157(More)
OBJECTIVES To study incidence and severity of steal phenomena in hemodialysis patients and to investigate possible methods for its detection. METHODS A questionnaire was composed based on a literature search. A subgroup of patients having steal as identified by the questionnaire was studied using physical examination, arterial blood pressure, skin(More)
BACKGROUND The recommended parameter of dialysis dose differs between K-DOQI and the European Best Practice Guidelines. It is not well known to what extent an agreement exists between the different parameters, nor if target and delivered dialysis dose are prescribed according to the urea reduction rate (URR), single-pool Kt/V (spKt/V) or equilibrated(More)
BACKGROUND Although a higher dialysate sodium concentration (DNa) is frequently used to improve haemodynamic stability during haemodialysis, few studies have compared ionic mass balance (IMB) during different DNa. Moreover, DNa is usually a standard prescription, whereas inter-individual pre-dialytic serum sodium levels may differ widely. The aims of the(More)
BACKGROUND Sodium profiling improves haemodynamic tolerance in haemodialysis (HD) patients but may also influence sodium homeostasis. Changes in blood volume and plasma conductivity (PC) during HD can be modelled by feedback technology, but their effects on sodium homeostasis are not widely studied. METHODS This randomized crossover study compared PC and(More)
Changes in blood volume (BV) during dialysis as well as plasma levels of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal (NT) pro-BNP levels are possible tools to assess dry weight in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of the study was to compare these parameters with other non-invasive techniques used to assess dry weight in HD patients, and to study their(More)
OBJECTIVE Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may be involved in the pathogenesis of peritoneal membrane dysfunction. As glycoxidation may play an important role in AGE formation, peritoneal dialysis fluids with low levels of glucose degradation products (GDPs) might result in a reduction in AGE concentration in the peritoneal effluent.(More)
In this study, variations in plasma conductivity (PC), as a surrogate marker of plasma sodium, as well as its relation with intradialytic ionic mass balance (IMB) and blood pressure were assessed in 73 patients. Plasma conductivity and IMB were retrieved on a treatment to treatment basis during a 6-month period. Dialysate sodium concentration was 140(More)
and T-MARE regulatory sequences of HNF1β was evidenced. In conclusion, although mutations in RARE and T-MARE regulatory sequences of HNF1β may nevertheless be implicated in some renal congenital disorders, we show here that mutations in these sequences are not a frequent cause of CAKUT. More experiments are required to assess the role of the RA-MAFB-HNF1β(More)