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Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) carries adverse impact. Heart rate variability (HRV) represents autonomic cardiac regulation which influences intradialytic blood pressure. We aimed to evaluate the association between IDH and HRV. This prospective study was carried out in a teaching hospital in Taiwan from June to August 2010. Adult patients on chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Both uremia and metabolic syndrome (MetS) affect heart rate variability (HRV) which is a risk factor of poor prognoses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of MetS on HRV among chronic hemodialysis patients. METHODS This cross-sectional study was carried out in a teaching hospital in Northern Taiwan from June to August, 2010. Adult(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular access (VA) is the lifeline of hemodialysis patients. Although the autonomic nervous system might be associated with VA failure (VAF), it has never been addressed in previous studies. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive values of the heart rate variability (HRV) indices for long-term VA outcomes. METHODS This retrospective(More)
A 68-year-old woman with end-stage diabetic nephropathy undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for 2 years was admitted for septic shock with coma, who was found hours earlier. Physical examination revealed an unconscious febrile woman with blood pressure of 84/ 49 mm Hg. Blood tests showed a haemoglobin of 11.5 (normal 12–15) g/dL, white(More)
The effects of high doses of hemodialysis on the nutritional status, morbidity and mortality of 85 metabolically stable chronic hemodialysis patients were studied. Urea kinetic studies showed Kt/Vurea 1.8 +/- 0.4, mean time-average concentration of urea (TAC) 48.4 +/- 11 mg/dL and protein catabolic rate (PCR) 1.3 +/- 0.3 g/kg/d. All patients were followed(More)
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