PowerPoint Slides for: Pneumatic Compression, But Not Exercise, Can Avoid Intradialytic Hypotension: A Randomized Trial

Álvares V.R.C., C.D. Ramos, B.J. Pereira, A.L. Pinto, Moysés R.M.A., B. Gualano & R.M. Elias
Background: Conventional hemodialysis (HD) is associated with dialysis-induced hypotension (DIH) and ineffective phosphate removal. As the main source of extracellular fluid removed during HD are the legs, we sought to reduce DIH and increase phosphate removal by using cycling and pneumatic compression, which would potentially provide higher venous return, preserving central blood flow and also offering more phosphate to the dialyzer. Methods: We evaluated 21 patients in a randomized crossover fashion in which each patient...