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The efficacy of short daily dialysis--a single-centre experience.
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PMID:  20690963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Studies have shown that patients converted to short daily haemodialysis (SDHD) have reported many clinical benefits, decreased complications during dialysis and a better quality of life.A six-month prospective cohort study was conducted to examine the efficacy of SDHD to patients previously receiving three times per week haemodialysis therapy. Following informed consent, participants received haemodialysis daily, Monday-Saturday, between 2 and 2.5 hours for each treatment and followed-up for a six-month period. The participants continued to experience hypotension, cramping and headache and were noncompliant with fluid intake. There was a gradual reduction in blood pressure, cessation of antihypertensives and reduction of erythropoietin therapy (ERT). There were no hospital admissions or reports of access complications. The nursing staff reported an increase in activity levels and nursing interventions with the participants following conversion to SDHD. However, the participants reported a better quality of life.
Glenda Rayment; Josephine Chow
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal care     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1755-6686     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ren Care     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392167     Medline TA:  J Ren Care     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-25     Citation Subset:  N    
Renal Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.
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