Vasopressin administration facilitates fluid removal during hemodialysis.

  title={Vasopressin administration facilitates fluid removal during hemodialysis.},
  author={Sarina A van der Zee and Andrew Thompson and Rosanne Zimmerman and Jing Yuan Lin and Yonghong Huan and Melinda Braskett and Robert R. Sciacca and Donald W. Landry and Juan A. Oliver},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={71 4},
Inadequate secretion of vasopressin during fluid removal by hemodialysis may contribute to the cardiovascular instability that complicates this therapy and administration of exogenous hormone, by supporting arterial pressure, may facilitate volume removal. To test this, we measured plasma vasopressin in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during hemodialysis and found that despite significant fluid removal, plasma vasopressin concentration did not increase. We further found that ESRD… CONTINUE READING