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Historical Perspectives

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Dialysis, Ultrafiltration, and Blood Pressure

Bergström J. · Asaba H. · Fürst P. · Oulès R.

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St Erik’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

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Hiroyuki Asaba, MD, PhD

Kohnan Hospital

Asaba Medical Research Foundation

4584, 2-Chome, Tai, Tamano City 706-0001 (Japan)

Tel. +81 863 32 11 22, Fax +81 863 32 16 13, E-Mail Konan@tamano.or.jp

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The effect of ultrafiltration on blood pressure was compared in six patients with problems of overhydration during single-pass dialysis, ultrafiltration only (the fluid bypassing the dialyser) and recirculation dialysis (using the RP 6 dialyser and the 75 l Rodial system). Adequate ultrafiltration during single-pass dialysis was hampered by symptomatic hypotension. However, during recirculation dialysis as well as during ultrafiltration without dialysis much more rapid ultrafiltration was tolerated without a fall in blood pressure. A considerable fall in plasma osmolality occurred with single-pass dialysis, whereas only a small decrease occurred with recirculation dialysis and no change with ultrafiltration only. We conclude that a rapid fall in plasma osmolality interferes with blood pressure regulation and that ultrafiltration is far better tolerated provided that osmotic shifts are avoided or minimised.

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Published online: February 15, 2006
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