Effect of variations in dialysate temperature on blood pressure during hemodialysis.

The effect on BP of alteration in dialysate temperature was studied in 150 hemodialysis treatments in 17 patients using a randomized, double-blind protocol. Each patient was treated using dialysate at 35.6 degrees C, 36.7 degrees C, and 37.8 degrees C. Mean BP during 35.6 degrees C dialysis was significantly higher than during 36.7 degrees C or 37.8 degrees… (More)