Dear Experts ,
a patient of 50 years old started hemodialysis since 6 months came to our unit 2 days ago to have his sessions . he was discovered to be hypertensive one year ago and was kept on CCB ( ADALAT 30 ) ONCE DAILY . BB ( LOPRESSOR 50 ) ONCE DAILY . BP = 160/110
The patient did not have dialysis for 12 days . new labs were as follows : urea 136 mg/dl , creatinine = 7.6 mg/dl , k 5.5 mmol/l
no symptoms or signs of volume overload . according to cockroft formula the GFR = 8 ML/M .
what is your advice for this patient regarding dialysis frequency and BP control ?