Reliability of delivered dialysate sodium concentration

Conclusion It is assumed when setting a dialysate sodium concentration that this sodium concentration is delivered. However we found that the dialysate sodium concentration delivered was greater than that set, despite the dialysis machines reporting a conductivity measurement in keeping with a lower sodium dialysate. Trials of lowered dialysate sodium therefore need to measure dialysate sodium concentrations to ensure what has been set is delivered.
Source: Hemodialysis International - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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