Postprandial blood pressure changes during hemodialysis.

  title={Postprandial blood pressure changes during hemodialysis.},
  author={Richard A. Sherman and Ferran Torres and Ronald P. Cody},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={12 1},
The effect of eating on BP during hemodialysis was examined in nine nondiabetic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. A standard meal was given during 62 of 125 dialysis treatments in a prospectively controlled study. Diastolic (P = 0.01) and mean (P = 0.03) BPs fell significantly faster in the 45-minute postprandial period in the fed treatments compared with equivalent times in the fasting treatments. In this period, symptomatic hypotension occurred 13 times in five patients fed during… CONTINUE READING