Effects of thrice weekly nocturnal hemodialysis on arterial stiffness.

  title={Effects of thrice weekly nocturnal hemodialysis on arterial stiffness.},
  author={Meltem Seziş Demirci and Gulperi Celik and Mehmet Ozkahya and Murat Tumuklu and Huseyin Toz and Gulay Aşci and Soner Duman and Ali Başçi and Fatih Kirçelli and Oner Ozdoğan and Cenk Demirci and Levent Hurkan Can and Ismet Onder Işik and Ercan Ok},
  volume={220 2},
OBJECTIVE In this study, we compared the changes in arterial stiffness in chronic hemodialysis patients treated with 8-h vs. 4-h thrice weekly in-center hemodialysis. METHODS Sixty prevalent chronic hemodialysis patients assigned to 8-h nocturnal in-center thrice weekly HD (NHD) and 60 control cases assigned to 4-h thrice weekly conventional HD (CHD) were followed for one year. Radial-carotid pulse wave velocity, augmentation index and echocardiography were performed at baseline and 12th… CONTINUE READING