Many clinicians will have unpleasant memories of their first visit to their hospitals haemodialysis unit. Unfortunately, this situation hasnt improved much over the years, where the evening RMO is called to check Mr Jones dry weight pre-haemodialysis. This can be a difficult task for a nephrologist, so it was refreshing to review this handbook which states, after a series of helpful instructions, In practice, initial determination of the dry weight of the patient is trial and error using the signs above and frequent assessment.
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