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Optimizing hypertension control in hemodialysis patients: a proposed management strategy.
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PMID:  17679745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the efficiency of a goal-oriented therapeutic strategy in lowering blood pressure and reducing the need for antihypertensive medications in 168 patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. METHODS: Patients were managed initially by achieving optimal dry weight. After reduction of the dry weight, patients with uncontrolled arterial hypertension were dialyzed using a 1.25 mmol/L calcium concentration buffer. RESULTS: The predialysis mean arterial blood pressure (PDBP) was 127.4/74.2 mmHg for the total population. Fifty (29.76%) of the total study population were hypertensive. Of them, 88% (44 patients) were receiving antihypertensive drugs, while the others were not on such medications. Twenty patients (40% of the hypertensives) were receiving one antihypertensive drug, 17 (34%) were receiving two antihypertensive drugs, while 7 patients (14%) were receiving three or more drugs. There was a significant increase in the number of patients with good control of PDBP in the second data collection [45 patients (90%)] compared to the first data collection of 40 patients (80%). Similarly, there was a significant reduction in the number of patients with uncontrolled PDBP in the second data collection (5 patients (10%) compared to the first data collection of 10 patients (20%). The average blood pressure in the first data collection was 137.2/76.3 and 167.4/87.1 mmHg in the controlled and uncontrolled blood pressure groups respectively. In the second data collection, the average blood pressure was 136.4/75.1 and 161.6/86.3 mmHg in the controlled and uncontrolled groups respectively. CONCLUSION: Therapeutic approach using combination of dry weight reduction and dialysis with low calcium dialysate provides acceptable long-term results in patients with arterial hypertension and reduces the need for antihypertensive medication.
Faissal Tarrass; Karima Addou; Meryem Benjelloun; Mohamed Zamd; Ghislaine Medkouri; Khadija Hachim; Mohamed Gharbi Benghanem; Benyounes Ramdani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1319-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-07     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436968     Medline TA:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center, 20100 Casablanca, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Weight
Hypertension / therapy*
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis*

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