Hemodial Int. 2006;10:S10-S15


Hypoalbuminemia is a risk factor for hypotension during hemodialysis, Japanese researchers report.

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They compared 12 patients who experienced hypotension during hemodialysis with 12 age-matched hemodialysis patients who served as controls. Serum albumin in the hypotension group was significantly lower compared with controls (3.2 vs. 3.5 g/dL). The hypotension group also had a significant negative correlation between changes in systolic BP during dialysis and serum albumin.