Sleep apnea incidence in maintenance hemodialysis patients: influence of dialysate buffer.

@article{Jean1995SleepAI,
  title={Sleep apnea incidence in maintenance hemodialysis patients: influence of dialysate buffer.},
  author={Gong Jean and Daniel Piperno and Baudier Francois and Bernard Charra},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={1995},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={138-42}
}
A high prevalence of sleep disorders and sleep apnea syndrome in hemodialysis (HD) patients has been known for 10 years. Acetate, the buffer once most commonly used, favors intradialytic hypoxemia through hypoventilation and ventilation-perfusion changes. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of buffer, acetate or bicarbonate, on sleep… CONTINUE READING