Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Transpiration stimulée afin d'améliorer l'équilibre hydro-sodé chez les patients hémodialysés : à propos d'un cas [Stimulated sweating in order to improve the water-and-salt balance in hemodialysis patients. A case report].
Néphrologie et Thérapeutique
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish. Cas clinique
Obtaining the desired dry weight in dialysis patients is challenging once residual diuresis has disappeared, considering the trend of increasing dietary salt intake and shortening dialysis time over the last 40 years. We describe the case of a 55-year-old patient of Sudanese origin, who presented excessive interdialytic weight gain and hypertension on maintenance hemodialysis. After failure of conservative measures, a therapy of daily hot water baths of 30minutes each on non-dialysis days was introduced. All clinical parameters improved, including potassium profile. In this article, we review the history, pathophysiological mechanisms, efficacy and possible side effects of this interesting, somewhat forgotten technique.
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