Content and distribution of water and electrolytes in maitenance hemodialysis.

A group of patients whose dietary potassium was unrestricted and who received 12-18 h of Kiil dialysis twice weekly against a bath containing no potassium, had body potassium concentrations (total body potassium/intracellular volume) of 7.6% lower than normal. Despite marked hypokalemia at the end of dialysis, suprisingly few electrocardiographic changes… (More)