Effects of fluid volume changes during hemodialysis on the biophysical parameters of the skin

V. Brazzelli, G. Borroni, G. P. Vignoli, G. Rabbios, A. Cavagnino, E. Berardesca

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Abstract

Water plays an important role in maintaining skin suppleness and elasticity. We used hemodialysis as a model to investigate the effects on biophysical properties of the skin induced by removal of fluids and water from the body. The following parameters have been investigated before and immediately after a hemodialysis session: body weight, skin elasticity and distensibility, skin hydration, transepi- dermal water loss (TEWL) and skin thickness. A significant decrease was recorded after treatment in body weight, skin thickness (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalDermatology
Volume188
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Hemodialysis
  • Hydration
  • Skin biomechanics
  • Skin thickness
  • Transepidermal water loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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