Thirst, interdialytic weight gain, and thirst-interventions in hemodialysis patients: a literature review.

  • Patriek Mistiaen
  • Published 2001 in
    Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the…

Abstract

A literature search completed over the period of 1980-1999 identified studies on the prevalence of thirst in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the relationship between thirst and interdialytic weight gain, as well as intervention studies in which thirst was used as an outcome variable. Twenty-three studies fulfilled the selection criteria and were included in… (More)

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