Fluid balance, dry weight, and blood pressure in dialysis.

  title={Fluid balance, dry weight, and blood pressure in dialysis.},
  author={Bernard Charra},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  volume={11 1},
  • Bernard Charra
  • Published 2007 in
    Hemodialysis international. International…
The total amount of sodium present in the body controls the extracellular volume. In advanced renal failure, sodium balance becomes positive and the extracellular volume expands. This leads to hypertension, and vascular changes that lead to adverse cardiovascular consequences in dialysis patients. Controlling the body sodium content and the extracellular volume allows one to better control hypertension and its consequences. This can be achieved by reducing the sodium input (sodium dietary… CONTINUE READING


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