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assessment of quality of life in hemodialysis patients

Clara Suemi da Costa Rosa, Danilo Yuzo Nishimoto, Giovana Damasceno E Souza, Ariane Pereira Ramirez, Carla Oliveira Carletti, Célio Guilherme Lombardi Daibem, Giorgos K Sakkas, Henrique Luiz Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of continuous progressive resistance training on body composition, functional capacity and self-reported quality of life in end-stage renal disease patients. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: The study included 52 hemodialysis patients (aged 55.7 ± 14.03 years) randomized into exercise (progressive resistance training (PRT), n = 28) or control (CON, n = 24) groups...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Helen K Fuzari, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Marco A Rodrigues, Ana I Medeiros, Maíra F Pessoa, Amina M Lima, Mikhail S Cerqueira, Patrícia E Marinho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration (WBV) training improves maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of knee extensors, postural balance, functional capacity, and quality of life (QOL) in several diseases. The objective was to assess the efficacy of WBV training in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis (HD) in the interdialytic period. METHOD: A randomized, controlled trial study with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis, and triple blinding...
February 26, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Mansueto Gomes Neto, Filipe Ferrari Ribeiro de Lacerda, Antonio Alberto Lopes, Bruno Prata Martinez, Micheli Bernardone Saquetto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of different intradialytic exercise training modalities on physical functioning and health-related quality of life of maintenance hemodialysis patients. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Trials Register and CINAHL for controlled trials that evaluated the effects of intradialytic exercise training for maintenance hemodialysis patients and published from the earliest available date to December 2017. Weighted mean difference and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated, and heterogeneity was assessed using the I2 test...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Bénédicte Sautenet, Allison Tong, Gabrielle Williams, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns, David C Wheeler, Peter Tugwell, Wim van Biesen, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Sally Crowe, Tess Harris, Nicole Evangelidis, Carmel M Hawley, Carol Pollock, David W Johnson, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Kirsten Howard, Martin P Gallagher, Peter G Kerr, Stephen P McDonald, Angela Ju, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are most informative for evidence-based decision making when they consistently measure and report outcomes of relevance to stakeholders. We aimed to assess the scope and consistency of outcomes reported in trials for hemodialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adults requiring maintenance hemodialysis enrolled in clinical trials. SELECTION CRITERIA: All Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions published by August 29, 2016, and the trials published and registered in ClinicalTrials...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Shu-Chi Lu, Wen-Chuan Lin
People who receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) have more freedom than those who are on hemodialysis. However, some PD patients have difficulty adapting to their new environment and thus remain largely homebound. When they work or travel abord, who cannot rely wholly on others, these patients must handle certain life problems alone. It is essential for nursing staff to help PD patients to prepare for overcoming typical inconveniences, improving quality of life, and handling unfamiliar environments. The present study assists patients to arrange domestic and foreign tourism and to participate in various activities...
February 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Hideki Kozono, Hiroshi Yoshitani, Ryoko Nakano
Background: Intractable pruritus in hemodialysis patients can significantly decrease their quality of life and is also associated with poor vital prognosis. Although combined multiple causes of intractable pruritus in these patients have been identified, no existing treatments are proven to be sufficiently effective. We conducted a post-marketing surveillance to follow-up and assess the safety and efficacy of nalfurafine, a selective κ-opioid receptor agonist, for the treatment of intractable pruritus in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Piergiorgio Bolasco, Stefano Murtas
The purpose of this review is to give dignity at the Incremental Dialysis, which cannot be confused with the term and the therapeutic choice defined as Infrequent Dialysis. The Infrequent Dialysis is defined by each and every hemodialytic therapeutic choice like rhythms below thrice-weekly-hemodialytic treatments. Nonetheless, Infrequent Dialysis is a choice of replacement hemodialysis therapy with pays more special clinical attentions and nutritional monitoring and should also be accompanied by a slightly hypoproteic controlled nutrition...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Anna Mathew, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Nirav Mehta, Samuel Leung, Valerie Barta, Thomas McGinn, Gihad Nesrallah
Background: Survival and hospitalization are critically important outcomes considered when choosing between intensive hemodialysis (HD), conventional HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the comparative effectiveness of these modalities is unclear. Objective: We had the following aims: (1) to compare the association of mortality and hospitalization in patients undergoing intensive HD, compared with conventional HD or PD and (2) to appraise the methodological quality of the supporting evidence...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Rasheeda K Hall, Alison Luciano, Carl Pieper, Cathleen S Colón-Emeric
BACKGROUND: For older adults receiving dialysis, health-related quality of life is not often considered in prognostication of death or future hospitalizations. To determine if routine health-related quality of life measures may be useful for prognostication, the objective of this study is to determine the extent of association of Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL-36) subscales with adverse outcomes in older adults receiving dialysis. METHODS: This is a longitudinal study of 3500 adults aged ≥75 years receiving dialysis in the United States in 2012 and 2013...
January 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Jin-Bor Chen, Wen-Chin Lee, Ben-Chung Cheng, Sin-Hua Moi, Cheng-Hong Yang, Yu-Da Lin
OBJECTIVES: To survey by measuring patient's functional status which is crucial when end-stage renal disease patients begin a dialysis program. The influence of the disease on patients can be examined by the measurement of Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scores, together with a quality of life survey, and clinical variables. METHODS: The details for the dataset in the study were collected from patients receiving regular hemodialysis (HD) in one hospital, which were available retrospectively for 1166 patients during the 5-year study period...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
Yuan-Yuan Song, Ru-Jun Hu, Yong-Shu Diao, Lin Chen, Xiao-Lian Jiang
CONTEXT: Hemodialysis patients experience a heavy symptom burden that leads to a decreased quality of life. Pharmacological treatment is effective but costly and has adverse effects. Exercise is a promising approach for symptom management, but the effect of exercise on restless legs syndrome, depression, sleep quality and fatigue in hemodialysis patients is still uncertain. OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis was conducted to identify whether exercise training is beneficial in the treatment of the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, depression, poor sleep quality, and fatigue in patients receiving hemodialysis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta
Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
Brock Cooper, Kien Dang, Ann Jones, Alison Thomas
The mental health of patients living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is an important aspect of their care. According to national survey data, depressive disorders affect about 9% of the North American population (Kessler, Chiu, Demler, Merikangas, & Walters, 2005). A review of psychological distress and depression across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease indicates that the prevalence of depression in ESKD is reported to be about four times that of the general population and it is associated with adverse outcomes including low quality-of-life ratings, graft failure, and death after renal transplantation (Zalai, Szeifert, & Novak, 2012)...
January 2017: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
Andrea K Viecelli, Emma O'Lone, Benedicte Sautenet, Jonathan C Craig, Allison Tong, Eric Chemla, Lai-Seong Hooi, Timmy Lee, Charmaine Lok, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Robert R Quinn, Tushar Vachharajani, Raymond Vanholder, Li Zuo, Ashley B Irish, Trevor A Mori, Elaine M Pascoe, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley
BACKGROUND: Many randomized controlled trials have been performed with the goal of improving outcomes related to hemodialysis vascular access. If the reported outcomes are relevant and measured consistently to allow comparison of interventions across trials, such trials can inform decision making. This study aimed to assess the scope and consistency of vascular access outcomes reported in contemporary hemodialysis trials. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adults requiring maintenance hemodialysis...
March 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Shiloh D Erdley-Kass, Darrin S Kass, Zvi D Gellis, Hillary A Bogner, Andrea Berger, Robert M Perkins
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) in older hemodialysis (HD) patients by assessing changes in health-related quality of life and problem-solving skills. METHODS: 33 HD patients in an outpatient hemodialysis center without active medical and psychiatric illness were enrolled. The intervention group (n = 15) received PST from a licensed social worker for 6 weeks, whereas the control group (n = 18) received usual care treatment...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
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
Xiaoshuang Zhou, Fuping Xue, Hui Wang, Yufeng Qiao, Guangzhen Liu, Liping Huang, Deqian Li, Shuanggui Wang, Qunyuan Wang, Larong Li, Rongshan Li
OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life (QOL) and factors affecting QOL in hemodialysis patients so as to improve QOL of dialysis patients and provide the basis for better clinical care. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to assess the QOL and factors affecting QOL in hemodialysis patients. We recruited 125 patients who had been receiving hemodialysis for at least 2 years in the dialysis units of nine hospitals in Shanxi Province, China, and conducted a multi-center questionnaire survey between 1 May 2015 and 1 July 2016...
November 2017: Renal Failure
Julia Thumfart, Dominik Müller, Steffen Wagner, Anuradha Jayanti, Dagmara Borzych-Duzalka, Franz Schaefer, Bradley Warady, Claus Peter Schmitt
BACKGROUND: In patients on conventional hemodialysis (HD), morbidity is high and quality of life is poor. Intensified HD programs have been developed to help overcome these shortcomings, , but very few pediatric dialysis centers have reported the implementation of such a HD program. METHODS: An online survey was sent to all 221 pediatric dialysis centers which participate in the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN). The aim of the survey was to assess the attitude of pediatric nephrologists towards intensified HD, the penetrance of intensified HD into their clinical practice and barriers to implementation...
November 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Antonia Harford, Ambreen Gul, Serena Cumber, Susan Paine, Ronald Schrader, Nicole Trujillo, Philip Zager
INTRODUCTION: Modifiable hemodialysis treatment parameters may impact patient reported outcomes, including recovery time. Answers to the recovery question may predict the impact of treatment parameters on clinical outcomes and health related quality of life. However, the reliability of answers to the recovery question after consecutive and nonconsecutive dialysis treatments in diverse populations has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of this instrument and to determine if recovery time was associated with modifiable dialysis parameters, we conducted a quality assurance project in which we asked, "How long did it take you to recover from your last dialysis session?" after consecutive and nonconsecutive treatments...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
Denise Neumann, Wilfried Mau, Andreas Wienke, Matthias Girndt
Impaired cognitive functioning in patients with end-stage renal disease may reduce their capabilities to adhere to complex medical or dietary regimens and to fully participate in medical decisions. With decreasing renal function, cognitive abilities are likely to decline, with cognitive dysfunction improving after initiation of dialysis and even being generally reversible after successful renal transplantation. However, little is known about cognitive changes particularly regarding different treatment modalities...
February 2018: Kidney International
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