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Chronic kidney fatigue

Sentaro Imamura, Shintaro Narita, Ryuta Nishikomori, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Kazuyuki Numakura, Atsushi Maeno, Mitsuru Saito, Takamitsu Inoue, Norihiko Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Nanjo, Toshio Heike, Shigeru Satoh, Tomonori Habuchi
BACKGROUND: Secondary bladder amyloidosis is an extremely rare disease, resulting from a chronic systematic inflammatory disorder associated with amyloid deposits. Although uncommon in Japan, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever of short duration and serositis and is frequently associated with systemic amyloidosis. Here, we present a case of a Japanese patient complaining of fever and macroscopic hematuria after a living donor renal transplantation...
October 19, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Nadia Gildeh, Panagis Drakatos, Sean Higgins, Ivana Rosenzweig, Brian D Kent
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes daytime fatigue and sleepiness, and has an established relationship with cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Recent years have seen the emergence of an evidence base linking OSA with an increased risk of degenerative neurological disease and associated cognitive impairment, an accelerated rate of decline in kidney function with an increased risk of clinically significant chronic kidney disease (CKD), and with a significantly higher rate of cancer incidence and death. This review evaluates the evidence base linking OSA with these seemingly unrelated co-morbidities, and explores potential mechanistic links underpinning their development in patients with OSA, including intermittent hypoxia (IH), sleep fragmentation, sympathetic excitation, and immune dysregulation...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Sexual dysfunction is a common finding in both men and women with chronic kidney failure. Common disturbances include erectile dysfunction in men, menstrual abnormalities in women, and decreased libido and fertility in both sexes. These abnormalities are primarily organic in nature and are related to uremia as well as the other comorbid conditions that frequently occur in the chronic kidney failure patient. Fatigue and psycho social factors related to the presence of a chronic disease are also contributory factors...
September 1, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Kristine Jimenez, Michaela Lang
Anemia affects a fourth of the global population, with iron deficiency remaining the primary cause. It is associated with diminished work capacity, fatigue, impaired cognitive function, and can negatively impact the course of diseases like chronic heart failure or chronic kidney disease. Treatment options include oral and intravenous iron; however, conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, or autoimmune gastritis can diminish the efficacy of oral iron. Timely recognition of iron deficiency anemia and administration of appropriate therapy not only improves quality of life, but also reduces the need for blood transfusions...
October 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Philip A Kalra, Sunil Bhandari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is common and associated with fatigue, reduced quality of life and poorer clinical outcomes. Treatment with oral iron is often inadequate and international guidelines recommend intravenous (i.v.) iron as the preferred option for the treatment of IDA in certain clinical situations. In this review, we assess the safety of using i.v. iron with a particular focus on patients with chronic kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have raised safety concerns regarding the incidence of serious reactions accompanying i...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Qing Olivia Zhu, Choon Seng Gilbert Tan, Hwee Leong Tan, Ruining Geraldine Wong, Chinmaya Shrikant Joshi, Ravi Amran Cuttilan, Gek Khim Judy Sng, Ngiap Chuan Tan
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of orthostatic hypotension (OH) among the elderly population in Singapore, as defined by a decline in blood pressure upon a change in position, is not well-established. Studies associate OH with clinically significant outcomes such as falls. This study aims to determine the prevalence of OH among elderly patients attending a public primary care clinic (polyclinic) for chronic disease management, and examine the relationships between postulated risk factors and OH...
August 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Allison Tong, Susan Samuel, Michael Zappitelli, Allison Dart, Susan Furth, Allison Eddy, Jaap Groothoff, Nicholas J A Webb, Hui-Kim Yap, Detlef Bockenhauer, Aditi Sinha, Stephen I Alexander, Stuart L Goldstein, Debbie S Gipson, Camilla S Hanson, Nicole Evangelidis, Sally Crowe, Tess Harris, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns, John Gill, Peter Tugwell, Wim Van Biesen, David C Wheeler, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation, have a mortality rate of up to 30-fold higher than the general aged-matched population, and severely impaired quality of life. Symptoms such as fatigue and pain are prevalent and debilitating. Children with CKD are at risk of cognitive impairment, and poorer educational, vocational, and psychosocial outcomes compared with their well peers, which have consequences through to adulthood...
2016: Trials
Zeid Badurdeen, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Neelakanthi V I Ratnatunga, Abdul W M Wazil, Tilak D J Abeysekera, Premil N Rajakrishna, Jalitha P Thinnarachchi, Ranjith Kumarasiri, Dulani D Welagedera, Needika Rajapaksha, Adambarage P D Alwis
INTRODUCTION: The majority of published data on chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) is on asymptomatic patients who were detected in screening programs. The clinicopathological profile of a group of patients presenting with acute symptoms and renal dysfunction from CKDu endemic regions in Sri Lanka was studied. METHODS: 59 patients > 10 years of age with backache, feverish fatigue feeling, dysuria, joint pain, or dyspepsia, singly or in combination with elevated serum creatinine (> 116 and > 98 µmol/L for male and females, respectively) were included in the study...
July 29, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
David C Ford, Naomi V Dahl, William E Strauss, Charles F Barish, David J Hetzel, Kristine Bernard, Zhu Li, Lee F Allen
INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and can adversely affect quality of life. Oral iron is poorly tolerated in many patients with GI disorders. Ferumoxytol is approved for the intravenous treatment of IDA in patients with chronic kidney disease. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ferumoxytol in patients with IDA and concomitant GI disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This analysis included 231 patients with IDA and GI disorders from a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating ferumoxytol (510 mg ×2) versus placebo in patients who had failed or were intolerant of oral iron therapy...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Jeremy A Saban, Michael Zappitelli, Susan M Samuel, Manish M Sood, R Todd Alexander, Steven Arora, Robin L Erickson, Kristine Kroeker, Braden J Manns, Allison B Dart
BACKGROUND: Significant practice variation exists in Canada with respect to timing of dialysis initiation in children. In the absence of evidence to guide practice, physicians' perceptions may significantly influence decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to (1) evaluate Canadian pediatric nephrologists' perceptions regarding dialysis initiation in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and (2) determine the factors guiding practice that may contribute to practice variation across Canada...
2016: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Kun Hyung Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang, Tae-Young Choi, Jae Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: People living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience a range of symptoms and often have complex comorbidities. Many pharmacological interventions for people with CKD have known risks of adverse events. Acupuncture is widely used for symptom management in patients with chronic diseases and in other palliative care settings. However, the safety and efficacy of acupuncture for people with CKD remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the benefits and harms of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion and other acupuncture-related interventions (alone or combined with other acupuncture-related interventions) for symptoms of CKD...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jeffrey C Fink, Rebecca M Doerfler, Marni R Yoffe, Clarissa J Diamantidis, Jacob B Blumenthal, Tariq Siddiqui, James F Gardner, Soren Snitker, Min Zhan
BACKGROUND: Monitoring patient-reported outcomes (PROs) may improve safety of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the performance of an interactive voice-inquiry dial-response system (IVRDS) in detecting CKD-pertinent adverse safety events outside of the clinical environment and compare the incidence of events using the IVDRS to that detected by paper diary. METHODS: This was a 6-month study of Stage III-V CKD patients in the Safe Kidney Care (SKC) study...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Dora Zalai, Miqdad Bohra
Chronic fatigue--an overwhelming subjective feeling of mental or physical exhaustion--impacts patients' everyday functioning and quality of life, delays recovery after hemodialysis, and increases mortality. There are a number of factors that may perpetuate clinically significant fatigue among individuals with chronic kidney disease, including sleep disorders, depression, sedentary lifestyle, anemia, and chronic inflammation. Some of these factors (i.e., anemia and inflammation) are in the forefront of clinical attention, whereas the other contributing factors often remain unrecognized...
January 2016: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
Hayfa Almutary, Clint Douglas, Ann Bonner
AIMS: To explore the existence of symptom clusters in advanced chronic kidney disease. BACKGROUND: People with chronic kidney disease commonly report multiple symptoms. However, the complex relationships among these symptoms are still poorly understood. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: A total of 436 people with stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease were recruited from three tertiary hospitals during 2013-2014. Participants completed the Chronic Kidney Disease-Symptom Burden Index that assesses four symptom dimensions (occurrence, distress, severity and frequency) of 32 symptoms...
October 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Chong-Cheng Chen, Yi Chen, Xia Liu, Yue Wen, Deng-Yan Ma, Yue-Yang Huang, Li Pu, Yong-Shu Diao, Kun Yang
BACKGROUND: The impacts of nurse-led disease management programs on the quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease have not been extensively studied. Furthermore, results of the existing related studies are inconsistent. The focus of the proposed meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy of nurse-led disease management programs in improving the quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease. METHODS: Literature survey was performed to identify the eligible studies from PubMed, Current Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials with predefined terms...
2016: PloS One
K Schipper, W E van der Borg, J de Jong-Camerik, T A Abma
BACKGROUND: Within healthcare, almost no attention is given to patients with moderate-to- severe chronic kidney disease, having a with GFR between 20 and 45 while the presumption exists that these patients already experience several problems in their lives during the course of their illness. METHODS: A team of academic researchers and a renal patient participated in a qualitative study. Individual interviews (n = 31) and focus groups (10 participants in total) with patients having moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease were conducted to gain insight into their everyday problems...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Muhammad Shakil Ahmad Siddiqui, Aftab Saeed, Allah Nawaz, Safila Naveed, Khan Usmanghani
This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Unani Ajmal06, an herbal formulation for management of chronic renal failure (CRF). The therapeutic evaluations of three different formulations such as Itrifal Kashneezi, Jawarsih Zarooni Sada medicines were conducted on number 35 CRF patients clinically diagnosed cases of chronic kidney failure. It was found that herbal coded Ajmal06 was effective for the treatment of CRF in 70% of the patients treated. SPSS tests on sign and symptoms indicated the efficacy of Ajmal06 in lowering serum creatinine level in 70% of patients of chronic renal failure...
March 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fredrik Åberg
Return to active and productive life is a key goal of modern liver transplantation (LT). Despite marked improvements in quality of life and functional status, a substantial proportion of LT recipients are unable to resume gainful employment. Unemployment forms a threat to physical and psychosocial health, and impairs LT cost-utility through lost productivity. In studies published after year 2000, the average post-LT employment rate is 37%, ranging from 22% to 55% by study. Significant heterogeneity exists among studies...
April 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Hayfa Almutary, Ann Bonner, Clint Douglas
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to a range of symptoms, which are often under-recognised and little is known about the multidimensional symptom experience in advanced CKD. OBJECTIVES: To examine (1) symptom burden at CKD stages 4 and 5, and dialysis modalities, and (2) demographic and renal history correlates of symptom burden. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a convenience sample of 436 people with CKD was recruited from three hospitals...
June 2016: Journal of Renal Care
Wytske W Geense, Betsie Gi van Gaal, Jacqueline L Knoll, Elisabeth Am Cornelissen, Lisette Schoonhoven, Gerjo Kok
BACKGROUND: The care for children with a chronic kidney disease (CKD) is complex. Parents of these children may experience high levels of stress in managing their child's disease, potentially leading to negative effects on their child's health outcomes. Although the experienced problems are well known, adequate (online) support for these parents is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to describe the systematic development of an online support program for parents of children with CKD, and how this program will be evaluated...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
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