Effects of frequent hemodialysis on blood pressure: Results from the randomized frequent hemodialysis network trials.

@article{Kotanko2015EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of frequent hemodialysis on blood pressure: Results from the randomized frequent hemodialysis network trials.},
  author={Peter Kotanko and Amit X. Garg and Tom A. Depner and Andreas Pierratos and Christopher T. Chan and Nathan W. Levin and Tom H. Greene and Brett Larive and Gerald J. Beck and Jennifer J. Gassman and Alan S. Kliger and John B. Stokes},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          386-401
        }
}
Hypertension is a common complication of chronic kidney disease and persists among most patients with end-stage renal disease despite the provision of conventional thrice weekly hemodialysis (HD). We analyzed the effects of frequent HD on blood pressure in the randomized controlled Frequent Hemodialysis Network trials. The daily trial randomized 245 patients to 12 months of 6× ("frequent") vs. 3× ("conventional") weekly in-center hemodialysis; the nocturnal trial randomized 87 patients to 12… CONTINUE READING
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