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Chronic kidney fatigue

Lea Ann Matura, Susan Malone, Rosario Jaime-Lara, Barbara Riegel
Fatigue, a commonly reported symptom, is defined as an overwhelming, debilitating, and sustained sense of exhaustion that decreases the ability to function and carry out daily activities. To date, cancer researchers have been in the forefront in investigating the possible biological mechanisms of fatigue, identifying inflammation, dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and activation of the autonomic nervous system. The purpose of this systematic review is to describe fatigue and what is known about the biological mechanisms described in cancer in five chronic, noninfectious illnesses: heart failure, multiple sclerosis, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
G Gambaro, D S Goldfarb, R Baccaro, J Hirsch, N Topilow, S D'Alonzo, G Gambassi, P M Ferraro
Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a cause of nephrocalcinosis, associated with hematuria, renal colic, pyelonephritis. There are rare and atypical MSK cases characterized by chronic severe pain (CP), whose features are unknown, in particular the relationship with the stone disease activity. This study analyzes a cohort of MSK-CP patients belonging to three North-America self-support Facebook groups. Patients had to self-administer an on-line questionnaire (on intensity, progression and MSK-associated conditions, stone-related disease, pain features, drug use), the Brief Pain Inventory, the Fatigue Severity Score, and Wisconsin Quality of Life (WQL) in stone formers questionnaires...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Joanne Reid, Helen R Noble, Gary Adamson, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, John Mallett, C McKeaveney, S Porter, David S Seres, Joanne Shields, Adrian Slee, Miles D Witham, Alexander P Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Surveys using traditional measures of nutritional status indicate that muscle wasting is common among persons with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Up to 75% of adults undergoing maintenance dialysis show some evidence of muscle wasting. ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. At present, only limited data are available on the classification of wasting experienced by persons with ESKD...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Steven Fishbane, Bruce Spinowitz
Anemia is a frequent complication during the later stages of chronic kidney disease. When present, it may cause symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath. The pathogenesis of anemia in chronic kidney disease is complex, but a central feature is a relative deficit of erythropoietin. New information has elucidated the critical role of the hypoxia-sensing system in mediating erythropoietin synthesis and release. Iron deficiency is a second important factor in the anemia of chronic kidney disease. New insights into the dynamics of iron metabolism have clarified the role of chronic inflammation and hepcidin as key mediators of impaired iron utilization...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Iva Hoffmanová, Daniel Sánchez
Topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (CAI), used for treatment of glaucoma, are generally regarded as safe and unconnected with systemic side effects. We report an unusual case of fatigue, metabolic acidosis, and normocytic anaemia associated with ocular administration of the CAI, dorzolamide, in a patient with impaired renal function. In chronic kidney disease, where CAI elimination may be decreased, and patients prone to develop metabolic acidosis, systemic absorption of ocular administered CAI could lead to rare, but potentially serious adverse reaction, that are a consequence of inhibition of extraocular carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes...
January 14, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Federica Picariello, Rona Moss-Morris, Iain C Macdougall, Joseph Chilcot
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is commonly experienced in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients. In order to develop patient-centred psychosocial interventions to help patients manage fatigue symptoms, a more in-depth understanding regarding the experience of fatigue is needed. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore renal patients' experiences of fatigue, across renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities. METHODS: Twenty-five in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted...
December 27, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
Andrea Hinojosa-Azaola, Ariadna Jiménez-González, Natasha Alcocer-Castillejos
The objective of this study is to describe aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Mexican patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic-associated vasculitis (AAV). Cross-sectional comparison study includes patients with established AAV and a comparison group with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and healthy subjects. Variables considered were: socio-demographic data, comorbidities, laboratory, disease activity, damage, and Physician's and Patient's Global Assessment (PhGA and PtGA)...
December 15, 2017: Rheumatology International
Hai-Ming Yang, Xian-Jie Meng, Wei Wu, Ying-Lu Liu, Xiao-Juan Zhai
To analyze the interdependent relationship between serum bone metabolic markers and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes in patients with chronic kidney disease (stages 3 and 4)-related mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD), in order to provide the objective basis for exploring the rules of TCM syndrome differentiation in patients with CKD-MBD. The retrospective survey was conducted to collect 105 cases with CKD (stages 3 and 4)-MBD. General clinical indexes, frequency of TCM syndromes and distribution of TCM syndrome type were investigated...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Depeng Xia, Peifang Chen, Peixue Du, Lijun Ding, Anli Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy differences between acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion and regular acupuncture on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome, and to explore its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with CFS of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome were randomly divided into a catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion (CECGP) group and a regular acupuncture group, 30 cases in each one...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jolanta Malyszko, Stefan D Anker
Iron deficiency anaemia is a global health problem that manifests as fatigue and poor physical endurance. Anaemia can be caused by dietary iron deficiency, blood loss or a combination of poor iron absorption and ineffective iron mobilization in patients with chronic disease. Nephrologists caring for patients with impaired renal function understand that iron treatment is necessary to provide adequate iron for erythropoiesis during the treatment of overt anaemia. However, a less well-understood health problem is iron deficiency, which creates symptoms that overlap with those of anaemia and often occurs in concert with chronic disease...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Kate E Murray, Abdimalik Buul, Rasheed Aden, Alyson M Cavanaugh, Luwam Kidane, Mikaiil Hussein, Amelia Eastman, Harvey Checkoway
Research has shown that taxi drivers are at risk for numerous health concerns, such as low back and leg pain, linked to their highly sedentary occupation, long work hours and stressors related to the job (e.g. low income, safety threats). The goal of this study was to explore occupational health risks and opportunities for health interventions with taxi drivers using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods. A mixed methods approach included first a convenience sample of 19 East African taxi drivers participating in focus group discussions...
December 2, 2017: Health Promotion International
Angela Ju, Mark L Unruh, Sara N Davison, Juan Dapueto, Mary Amanda Dew, Richard Fluck, Michael Germain, Sarbjit Vanita Jassal, Gregorio Obrador, Donal O'Donoghue, Peter Tugwell, Jonathan C Craig, Angelique F Ralph, Martin Howell, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating symptom in patients receiving hemodialysis. We aimed to identify and evaluate the characteristics and psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures for fatigue in patients receiving hemodialysis, to inform the selection of a robust and feasible measure for use in randomized trials in hemodialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of outcome measures for fatigue. SETTING & POPULATION: Patients receiving hemodialysis...
March 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Jeremy M Jacobs, Aliza Hammerman-Rozenberg, Jochanan Stessman
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between frequency of leaving the house and mortality. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up of an age-homogenous, representative, community-dwelling birth cohort (born 1920-21) from the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study (1990-2015). SETTING: Home. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 (n = 593), 78 (n = 973), 85 (n = 1164), and 90 (n = 645), examined in 1990, 1998, 2005, and 2010, respectively...
January 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Bincy Joshwa, Margaret L Campbell
As many as 70% to 97% of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) report fatigue. Fatigue is one of the common, troubling symptoms that affects one's quality of life. This narrative review summarizes the evidence and gaps about the epidemiology, causative factors, and assessment of fatigue in individuals with CKD. Most studies are focused on the hemodialysis population, with very few focused on the peritoneal dialysis and transplant populations in which fatigue is also prevalent. Understanding fatigue and its correlates can help in assessing fatigue and in implementing interventions to alleviate fatigue...
July 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Per-Anton Westerberg, Gunnar Sterner, Östen Ljunggren, Elin Isaksson, Fjölnir Elvarson, Hamid Dezfoolian, Torbjörn Linde
Background: Calcidiol insufficiency may accelerate the development of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). We tested the effect of a substantial increase in calcidiol on mineral metabolism in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: Ninety-five patients with CKD Stages 3-4, parathyroid hormone (PTH) above 6.8 pmol/L and calcidiol below 75 nmol/L were randomized to receive either cholecalciferol 8000 IU/day or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint was difference in the mean change in iPTH after 12 weeks...
May 30, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Minguang Chen, Jieqiu Zhuang, JianHuan Yang, Dexuan Wang, Qing Yang
RATIONALE: Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is a common organic acidemia, mainly due to methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) or its coenzyme cobalamin (VitB12) metabolic disorders. Cobalamin C (CblC) type is the most frequent inborn error of cobalamin metabolism; it can develop symptoms in childhood and often combine multisystem damage, which leads to methylmalonic acid, propionic acid, methyl citrate, and other metabolites abnormal accumulation, causing nerve, liver, kidney, bone marrow, and other organ damage...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Edward Gane, Eric Lawitz, David Pugatch, Georgios Papatheodoridis, Norbert Bräu, Ashley Brown, Stanislas Pol, Vincent Leroy, Marcello Persico, Christophe Moreno, Massimo Colombo, Eric M Yoshida, David R Nelson, Christine Collins, Yang Lei, Matthew Kosloski, Federico J Mensa
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is more prevalent among patients who have chronic kidney disease than among those who do not have the disease. Patients with chronic kidney disease who also have HCV infection are at higher risk for progression to end-stage renal disease than those who have chronic kidney disease without HCV infection. Patients with both HCV infection and advanced chronic kidney disease have limited treatment options. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, open-label, phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatment with the combination of the NS3/4A protease inhibitor glecaprevir and the NS5A inhibitor pibrentasvir for 12 weeks in adults who had HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection and also had compensated liver disease (with or without cirrhosis) with severe renal impairment, dependence on dialysis, or both...
October 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Gebran Khneizer, Ahmad Al-Taee, Meher S Mallick, Bahar Bastani
BACKGROUND: Hyperoxaluria has been associated with nephrolithiasis as well as acute and chronic kidney disease. We present a case of end stage renal failure caused by excessive dietary oxalate intake in a dietary weight loss regimen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old Caucasian male with the past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, gout, hypertension and morbid obesity was referred to the primary care clinic after being found pale and easily fatigued. The patient had lost 36 kg over a 7-month period by implementing exercise and intense dietary measures that included 6 meals of spinach, kale, berries, and nuts...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
Nicholas Obermüller, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Hans-Walter Müller, Dennis Hidde, András Veres, Sabine Decker-Burgard, Isolde Weisz, Helmut Geiger
Paricalcitol is approved for prevention and therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with only short-term data in clinical routine settings. A 12-month observational study was conducted in Germany and Austria (90 centers, 761 patients) from 2008 to 2013. Laboratory values, demographical, and clinical data were documented in 629 dialysis patients and 119 predialysis patients. In predialysis patients, median intact parathormone (iPTH) was 180.0 pg/mL (n = 105) at the start of the study, 115...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Lamis R Karaoui, Hanine Mansour, Elias B Chahine
PURPOSE: The chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosage, administration, and role of elbasvir-grazoprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are reviewed. SUMMARY: Elbasvir-grazoprevir was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 or 4 infections with or without ribavirin in patients with or without compensated cirrhosis. Elbasvir exhibits antiviral activity against HCV genotypes 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, and 4a...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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