journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Journal of Renal Care

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368417/continuing-education-online-monitoring-of-haemodialysis-dose
#1
REVIEW
Aarne Vartia
BACKGROUND: Kt/V urea reflects the efficacy of haemodialysis scaled to patient size (urea distribution volume). The guidelines recommend monthly Kt/V measurements based on blood samples. Modern haemodialysis machines are equipped with accessories monitoring the dose online at every session without extra costs, blood samples and computers. OBJECTIVE: To describe the principles, devices, benefits and shortcomings of online monitoring of haemodialysis dose. DESIGN: A critical literature overview and discussion...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357407/informal-caregivers-experiences-of-caring-for-people-receiving-dialysis-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Van Lan Hoang, Theresa Green, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: Living with end stage kidney disease and having dialysis is burdensome, and there is a need for support from informal caregivers (i.e. family members and friends). Renal health professionals readily acknowledge and value the support provided by caregivers although the activities and experiences of caring for a loved-one who is receiving dialysis is less well understood. OBJECTIVES: To review studies about the perspectives and experiences of family members and friends who provide support for adults receiving either haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320806/experiences-of-living-kidney-donors-during-the-donation-process
#3
Hanne Agerskov, Claus Bistrup, Mette S Ludvigsen, Birthe D Pedersen
BACKGROUND: The shortage of organs from deceased donors has led to more living donation. Furthermore, immunological developments have made it possible to perform kidney transplantation despite preformed antibodies against the donor organ. This has led to a broader recruitment base of living donors. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to investigate experiences and considerations on becoming, and during the process of being, a living kidney donor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interviews and participant observation were conducted before, during and after the donation...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316279/bowel-health-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patient-perceptions-differ-from-clinical-definitions
#4
Claire Trimingham, Stephen McDonald, Kathryn Dansie, Shilpa Jesudason, Randall Faull, Phil Clayton, Grace Liew, Richard Le Leu, Anthony Meade
BACKGROUND: The bowel health of those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be affected by medications, fluid/dietary allowances, reduced activity and pre-existing medical conditions. Patient perceptions of their bowel health can differ from those of health care professionals and the burden of gastrointestinal symptoms could be inaccurately reported. METHODS: Adults with CKD, including those undergoing haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant from four South Australian hospitals enrolled in the study...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271080/the-effect-of-the-interdialytic-interval-on-cognitive-function-in-patients-on-haemodialysis
#5
Shayna L Henry, Larry D Jamner, Sarah E Choi, Madeleine V Pahl
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are common among individuals on haemodialysis (HD). The degree of dysfunction may shift over the course of the interdialytic interval. OBJECTIVES: To use ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to examine the relationship between the length of the interdialytic interval and reports of cognitive dysfunction. DESIGN: A quantitative study whereby each patient's cognitive functioning was measured during both short and long interdialytic intervals...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239524/performance-measures-for-a-dialysis-setting
#6
Xiuzhu Gu, Kenji Itoh
OBJECTIVES: This study from Japan extracted performance measures for dialysis unit management and investigated their characteristics from professional views. METHODS: Two surveys were conducted using self-administered questionnaires, in which dialysis managers/staff were asked to rate the usefulness of 44 performance indicators. A total of 255 managers and 2,097 staff responded. RESULTS: Eight performance measures were elicited from dialysis manager and staff responses: these were safety, operational efficiency, quality of working life, financial effectiveness, employee development, mortality, patient/employee satisfaction and patient-centred health care...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230963/unravelling-current-sexual-care-in-chronic-kidney-disease-perspective-of-social-workers
#7
Gaby F van Ek, Dirry Keurhorst, Esmée M Krouwel, Melianthe P J Nicolai, Marjolein E M Den Ouden, Henk W Elzevier, Hein Putter, Rob C M Pelger, Brenda L Den Oudsten
BACKGROUND: Fifty to eighty percent of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience a form of sexual dysfunction (SD), even after renal transplantation. Despite this, inquiring about SD is often not included in the daily practice of renal care providers. OBJECTIVES: This paper explores the perspectives of renal social workers regarding sexual care for patients and evaluates their practice, attitude towards responsibility and knowledge of SD. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a 41-item online survey...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230952/children-tolerate-intradialytic-oral-nutrition
#8
Andrew M South, Bonnie Fainman, Scott M Sutherland, Cynthia J Wong
BACKGROUND: People undergoing haemodialysis (HD) often have poor nutrition, which in turn can contribute to worse outcomes. Inadequate nutrition has a particularly deleterious effect on growth and neurocognitive development, as well as mortality, in children and adolescents. Nutritional supplementation can improve outcomes but can be difficult to administer. OBJECTIVE: Determine the tolerability of intradialytic oral nutrition in children and adolescents. DESIGN: A cross-sectional quality improvement study in an outpatient paediatric HD unit...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405643/women-and-kidney-disease-reflections-on-world-kidney-day-2018
#9
EDITORIAL
Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
March 2018: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098807/the-challenge-of-nutritional-management-in-people-with-kidney-disease
#10
EDITORIAL
Simon Langley-Evans, Nicola Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944596/diet-quality-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-undergoing-dialysis
#11
Lauren A Roach, Kelly Lambert, Jane L Holt, Barbara J Meyer
BACKGROUND: People on haemodialysis (HD) are at risk of consuming a poor quality diet. This includes inadequate intake of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate diet quality, with a particular focus on n-3 LCPUFA intake, in a population of incentre HD patients. DESIGN: Dietary intake was measured using three 24 hour recalls; the Polyunsaturated food frequency questionnaire (PUFA FFQ) and the Total Diet Score (TDS)...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901048/administration-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis-a-time-and-motion-study
#12
David W Johnson, Bruce Cleland, Josette Eris, Tom Rafferty, Kamal Sud, Josephine S Chow
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend treatment of anaemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). OBJECTIVE: To document the time required and the cost in terms of nursing time to prepare and administer ESAs to patients on facility based haemodialysis (HD) with anaemia due to CKD before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs. DESIGN: A time and motion study was implemented at four HD units in Australia to determine the time and costs associated with preparing and administering ESAs before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875588/health-beliefs-of-salt-intake-among-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
#13
Jianfei Xie, Siqing Ding, Lifang Liu, Zina Liu, Qiuxiang Zhang, Yinglong Duan, Chunyan Wang, Jianda Zhou
BACKGROUND: High salt intake has been recognised as a risk factor that contributes to a poor outcome in patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD). This study examined health beliefs about salt intake among patients undergoing haemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using a convenience sample. 307 outpatients completed the health beliefs of sodium intake scale (HBSIS). RESULTS: In this cohort, the score for the perceived self-efficacy subscale (3...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815975/urea-based-recirculation-validation-of-the-symmetrical-palindrome-catheter
#14
Martin Jonczyk, Christian Althoff, Torsten Slowinski, Ina Lieker, Marcel Naik, Jonas Auer, Raúl García Marcos, Ejona Duka, Bernd Hamm, Maximilian de Bucourt
BACKGROUND: High blood flow and low recirculation rates are central for adequate haemodialysis. A new symmetrical tip has been invented promising efficient haemodialysis even if the ports are reversed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate access recirculation of the 'palindrome' catheter and to report initial experiences in a clinical setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After implantation of the new catheter in 20 patients (male: 14; female: 6; mean age 72 ± 12...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636137/the-experience-of-waiting-for-a-kidney-transplant-a-qualitative-study
#15
Tania Burns, Ritin Fernandez, Moira Stephens
BACKGROUND: In Australia over 1100 people are living on dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. Worldwide there are an estimated 170,000 people who wait an average of three years before an organ becomes available. OBJECTIVE: To provide an understanding of the lived experience of people waiting on dialysis for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. APPROACH: A qualitative descriptive research design was used...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612998/symptom-experience-in-non-dialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#16
Karen Pugh-Clarke, Sue Cheryl Read, Julius Sim
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate that symptoms attributable to impaired kidney function are important determinants of quality of life and functional status in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Accordingly, symptom assessment and subsequent control are prerequisites of high-quality care in this patient population. Whilst symptom burden in patients with advanced CKD managed without dialysis has been likened to that of palliative care cancer populations, there is little information about the nature and range of symptoms in earlier stages of the CKD trajectory...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371226/patterns-of-healthcare-encounters-experienced-by-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
Janet L Welch, Julie Meek, Rebecca J Bartlett Ellis, Roberta Ambuehl, Brian S Decker
BACKGROUND: Patterns of healthcare encounters by patients in each stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been fully described. OBJECTIVE: This study describes patterns of healthcare resource use by patients with CKD. DESIGN: A retrospective descriptive design was used. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with Stages 1-5 CKD were identified in five existing de-identified healthcare insurance claims databases in the United States using codes from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM)...
December 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151280/oral-nutritional-supplementation-in-patients-undergoing-peritoneal-dialysis-a-randomised-crossover-pilot-study
#18
Karen M Salamon, Kelly Lambert
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a significant problem in those undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Factors such as gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the need for a fluid reduced diet can limit tolerance and thereby the efficacy of oral nutritional supplements to treat malnutrition. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the acceptability and impact of two different forms of oral nutrition supplementation for 16 weeks on nutritional markers and quality of life of malnourished patients undergoing PD...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047211/exploring-the-nature-of-illness-perceptions-in-people-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
#19
Jessica Rees, Joseph Chilcot, Warren Donnellan, Laura Soulsby
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and treatment for End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) results in vast lifestyle changes. Despite the high prevalence of depression in people with ESKD, the psychosocial impacts of ESKD are still often overlooked. Illness perceptions enable people to make sense of their illness and are closely associated with depression. Due to the high levels of depression within ESKD, this study sought to understand the nature of illness perceptions in people with ESKD. METHODOLOGY: In this qualitative study, eleven participants were identified through hospital and online patient support groups...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884500/under-diagnosed-chronic-kidney-disease-in-jordanian-adults-prevalence-and-correlates
#20
Amani A Khalil, Mona A Abed, Muayyad Ahmad, Ayman Hamdan Mansour
BACKGROUND: Jordan has no relevant database or registry by which chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be early identified. The purpose of the present study is to uncover the prevalence of CKD in a national sample of Jordanian patients at high risk and examine the association of CKD with demographic and clinical factors. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study that involved 540 outpatients at high risk for CKD. Demographic and clinical data were obtained in the period from September 2013 to March 2014...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
journal
journal
41834
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"