2021
DOI: 10.1111/hdi.12920
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Abstract: Introduction Assessment of dry‐weight among patients on dialysis is challenging in the absence of reliable markers to define fluid overload (FO). This study aimed to explore the value of two simple clinical signs, pedal edema, and crackles at pulmonary auscultation, in diagnosing hypervolemia, using bioimpendence spectroscopy (BIS) as reference standard. Methods In a cohort of 107 asymptomatic dialysis patients, FO was assessed with physical examination and BIS shortly before the mid‐week dialysis session. Pat… Show more

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