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Effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux in maintenance hemodialysis.
BACKGROUND The effects of the dose of dialysis and the level of flux of the dialyzer membrane on mortality and morbidity among patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis are uncertain. METHODS WeExpand
In-center hemodialysis six times per week versus three times per week.
BACKGROUND In this randomized clinical trial, we aimed to determine whether increasing the frequency of in-center hemodialysis would result in beneficial changes in left ventricular mass,Expand
Mortality risk for patients receiving hemodiafiltration versus hemodialysis: European results from the DOPPS.
Hemodiafiltration (HDF) is used sporadically for renal replacement therapy in Europe but not in the US. Characteristics and outcomes were compared for patients receiving HDF versus hemodialysis (HD)Expand
Extended daily dialysis: A new approach to renal replacement for acute renal failure in the intensive care unit.
Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is an effective form of renal replacement therapy for acute renal failure (ARF) that offers greater hemodynamic stability and better volume control thanExpand
Prescribing Hemodialysis: A Guide to Urea Modeling
1. Uremic Toxins & Dialysis.- The uremic syndrome.- Role of protein nitrogen metabolism.- Clinical measurement of uremia.- Effect of dialysis on the uremic syndrome.- Proposed uremic toxins.-Expand
Lessons from the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study: an improved measure of the actual hemodialysis dose.
The Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, 2 x 2 factorial clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of the dose of dialysis delivered ("standard" v "high") andExpand
Acute-phase response predicts erythropoietin resistance in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.
We defined erythropoietin (EPO) resistance by the ratio of the weekly EPO dose to hematocrit (Hct), yielding a continuously distributed variable (EPO/Hct). EPO resistance is usually attributed toExpand
Impact of dialysis dose and membrane on infection-related hospitalization and death: results of the HEMO Study.
Infection is the second most common cause of death among hemodialysis patients. A predefined secondary aim of the HEMO study was to determine if dialysis dose or flux reduced infection-related deathsExpand
Recommended Clinical Practices for Maximizing Peritoneal Dialysis Clearances
Data from the Canada-U.S.A. (CANUSA) Study have recently confirmed a long-suspected linkage between total clearance and patient survival in peritoneal dialysis (PD). Recognizing that what we haveExpand
Effect of frequent hemodialysis on residual kidney function.
Frequent hemodialysis can alter volume status, blood pressure, and the concentration of osmotically active solutes, each of which might affect residual kidney function (RKF). In the FrequentExpand