The effect of increasing dialysis dose in overweight hemodialysis patients on quality of life: a 6-week randomized crossover trial.

@article{Wang2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of increasing dialysis dose in overweight hemodialysis patients on quality of life: a 6-week randomized crossover trial.},
  author={Wenjie Wang and Marcello Tonelli and Brenda R. Hemmelgarn and Song Gao and Jeffrey A. Johnson and Ken Taub and Braden J. Manns},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={
          796-803
        }
}
BACKGROUND Using standard hemodialysis regimens, overweight patients often do not reach Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiatives (KDOQI) Kt/V targets, and this has been associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQL). Whether increasing dialysis adequacy in large patients not achieving KDOQI targets improves HRQL is unknown. STUDY DESIGN Randomized blinded crossover study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Overweight (>80 kg) underdialyzed patients from 6 dialysis units in 2 Canadian… CONTINUE READING