Study Explores Effects of Exercise on Heart, Lung and Metabolic Physiology during Dialysis

Article title: Cardiopulmonary and metabolic physiology during hemodialysis and inter-/intra-dialytic exercise

Authors: Scott McGuire, Elizabeth Jane Horton, Derek Renshaw, Klaris Chan, Nithya Krishnan, Gordon McGregor

From the authors: “This study is the first to directly compare cardiopulmonary and metabolic physiology during hemodialysis, intra-dialytic exercise and inter-dialytic exercise. Hemodialysis was associated with increased respiratory exchange ratio, blunted minute ventilation and impaired [oxygen] uptake and extraction.”

This study is highlighted as one of April’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program.