Patterns of interdialytic weight gain during the first year of hemodialysis.

Janet L. Welch, Susan M. Perkins, Cynthia S. Johnson, Michael A. Kraus

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This retrospective study describes patterns of interdialytic weight gain (IWG) over the first year of hemodialysis in 27 individuals. IWG increased over the first 12 weeks and appeared to reverse after 12 weeks, increasing again after 32 weeks. Interventions may need to occur after the individual has been receiving treatment for 12 weeks; booster interventions may be indicated after 32 weeks. Variability in the two measures used (mean daily interdialytic weight gain and mean daily percent above dry weight) suggests a need for further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-499
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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