Increasing the dialysate sodium concentration based on serum sodium concentrations exacerbates weight gain and thirst in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Jung2013IncreasingTD,
  title={Increasing the dialysate sodium concentration based on serum sodium concentrations exacerbates weight gain and thirst in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Eun Sook Jung and Jeonghwan Lee and Jae Wook Lee and Hyung Jin Yoon and Dong Ki Kim and K O Oh and Yon Su Kim and Jin Suk Han and Kwon Wook Joo},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={230 2},
  pages={117-21}
}
Most dialysis centers adopt a standard dialysate sodium prescription. While pre-hemodialysis (HD) serum sodium levels remain relatively constant in each individual patient on chronic HD, these levels can vary between different patients. Therefore, a single dialysate sodium prescription may not be appropriate for all patients. Nineteen stable patients on maintenance HD were dialyzed for 9 HD sessions with their current dialysis solutions, followed by another 9 sessions using individualized… CONTINUE READING