Supplementary ultrafiltration may improve inflammation and cardiac dysfunction in patients with high interdialytic weight gain.

@article{Yilmaz2012SupplementaryUM,
  title={Supplementary ultrafiltration may improve inflammation and cardiac dysfunction in patients with high interdialytic weight gain.},
  author={Rahmi Yilmaz and Mustafa Arici and Tolga Yildirim and Levent Şahiner and Kudret Aytemir and Bulent Altun and Yunus Erdem and Cetin Turgan},
  journal={Blood purification},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS We tested the hypothesis that adding an ultrafiltration session per week may improve brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and left ventricular function in hypervolemic hemodialysis patients. METHODS Twenty-six patients (18 male, 8 female; mean age 57.2 ± 12.7 years) who had high BNP and CRP levels and interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) were recruited for the study. Patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups, namely the supplementary… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…