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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
Vincenzo Panuccio, Rocco Tripepi, Marianna Bellantoni, Licia Saporito, Serena Quattrone, Viviana Lacava, Giovanna Parlongo, Giovanni Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Carmine Zoccali
BACKGROUND: Pruritus has a negative impact on quality of life (QoL) in dialysis patients. The reversibility of this symptom after renal transplantation and its impact upon QoL has scarcely been studied in these patients. METHODS: Pruritus was evaluated by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Visual Rating Scale (VRS), and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) in 133 unselected renal transplant patients, 62 healthy subjects, and 29 hemodialysis patients. QoL was assessed by KDQOL-SF(™) 1...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Ji-Won Min, Su-Hyun Kim, Young Ok Kim, Dong Chan Jin, Ho Chul Song, Euy Jin Choi, Yong-Lim Kim, Yon-Su Kim, Shin-Wook Kang, Nam-Ho Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Yong Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Uremic pruritus is a common, but unpleasant, complication of end-stage renal disease. The uremic burden may differ between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. This difference may also change the clinical characteristics of uremic pruritus between the 2 modalities. In this study, we investigated the uremic pruritus between patients on HD and PD. METHODS: A total of 425 HD and 223 PD patients from the Clinical Research Center registry in Korea were included...
June 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Michael Joseph Lavery, Carolyn Stull, Michael Owen Kinney, Gil Yosipovitch
Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.
March 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Saeid Amirkhanlou, Anna Rashedi, Jalal Taherian, Ali Akbar Hafezi, Sahar Parsaei
OBJECTIVES: Uremic pruritus is a common problem in hemodialysis patients. Several treatments have been used for decreasing itching in these patients. Gabapentin and ketotifen are two drugs used for treating uremic patients. The aim of this study was to compare gabapentin and ketotifen in treatment of uremic pruritus in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 52 hemodialysis patients with uremic pruritus referred to 5azarTeaching Hospital in Gorgan in 2013 were studied...
January 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Torey Lau, Sharon Leung, Wynnie Lau
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Uremic pruritus (UP) is a common discomfort of dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease. Some studies suggest a neuropathic cause of UP. Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant, has shown promising results as an emerging drug to treat this condition. OBJECTIVE: An updated qualitative systematic review was conducted to evaluate its efficacy and safety in hemodialysis patients. SOURCE OF INFORMATION: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Clinicaltrials...
2016: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Eman Nofal, Fawzia Farag, Ahmad Nofal, Fatma Eldesouky, Reham Alkot, Zeinab Abdelkhalik
BACKGROUND: Treatment of uremic pruritus (UP) is a big challenge. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate efficacy, appropriate dosing regimen and safety of gabapentin on UP in hemodialysis (HD) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-four uremic patients undergoing HD and complaining of UP were randomly classified into two equal groups. Gabapentin group: 27 patients received gabapentin capsules starting with 100 mg and gradually titrated up to a maximum of 300 mg after each HD session for one month...
November 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Tahir Mehmood Khan, Abdul Aziz, Amal K Suleiman
Uremic pruritus (UP) is one of the complications faced by majority of the patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Due to complex pathophysiology of UP, most of the anti-inflammatory and tropical lubricants often not provide a long lasting control over pruritus. Recently the uses of certain anti-epileptics are found to demonstrate promising relief to UP. To test the effect of 75 mg pregabalin in patients with treatment resistance pruritus. Data was prospectively collected from a patient with ESRD and suffering from treatment resistance pruritus...
January 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Berna Solak, Seyyid Bilal Acikgoz, Savas Sipahi, Teoman Erdem
PURPOSE: There are only a few small studies investigating chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-P) in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD). None of these has taken into account the associations of CKD-P with clinical features and laboratory data. We aimed to study prevalence of and clinical and laboratory associates of CKD-P in pre-dialysis CKD patients. METHODS: A total of 402 consecutive stage 2-5 pre-dialysis CKD patients were included in this cross-sectional study...
April 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Carolyn Stull, Michael J Lavery, Gil Yosipovitch
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pruritus is a common symptom that arises from both dermatologic and non-dermatologic conditions including chronic kidney disease, cholestasis, lymphoma and neuropathy. Over the past decade, research has elucidated many of the receptors, neuropeptides and cytokines involved in itch sensation and transmission. In addition, the first biomarker for cholestatic itch has been discovered. These findings have led to the development of a host of novel antipruritic medications, both on the market and in the pipeline...
2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
E Weisshaar
Chronic itch (CI) is a frequent and impairing symptom in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Within the last decades, worldwide variations were reported in the prevalence of itch in HD patients, ranging from 10 to 77%. Regional differences and especially the irregular pattern of itch in HD may explain why CI is still not well perceived and underestimated in HD patients. The pathogenesis is still unclear and therapy is ineffective in the majority of cases. There is a great diversity of prevalence estimates of itch used in different studies as well, as the study population greatly differs, especially when investigating CI in HD...
January 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Sara A Combs, J Pedro Teixeira, Michael J Germain
Pruritus is a common and distressing symptom in patients with chronic kidney disease. The most recent epidemiologic data have suggested that approximately 40% of patients with end-stage renal disease experience moderate to severe pruritus and that uremic pruritus (UP) has a major clinical impact, being associated strongly with poor quality of life, impaired sleep, depression, and increased mortality. The pathogenesis of UP remains largely unclear, although several theories on etiologic or contributing factors have been proposed including increased systemic inflammation; abnormal serum parathyroid hormone, calcium, and phosphorus levels; an imbalance in opiate receptors; and a neuropathic process...
July 2015: Seminars in Nephrology
Samaneh Nakhaee, Ahmad Nasiri, Yadollah Waghei, Jamileh Morshedi
INTRODUCTION: Uremic pruritus is a common complication in patients with chronic kidney disease. While its cause is not known for certain, different treatments are currently applied. This study aimed to compare the effects of Avena sativa, diluted vinegar, and hydroxyzine on the reduction of uremic pruritus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this crossover randomized clinical trial, 23 hemodialysis patients with uremic pruritus were randomly divided into 3 groups. The first group was treated with Avena sativa lotion, twice a day, for as long as 2 weeks; the second group received diluted vinegar; and the third group took hydroxyzine tablets for the same time span...
July 2015: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
J C Robles-Mendez, O Vazquez-Martinez, J Ocampo-Candiani
Skin manifestations associated with chronic kidney disease are very common. Most of these conditions present in the end stages and may affect the patient's quality of life. Knowledge of these entities can contribute to establishing an accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Severe renal pruritus is associated with increased mortality and a poor prognosis. Nail exploration can provide clues about albumin and urea levels. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a preventable disease associated with gadolinium contrast. Comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus and secondary hyperparathyroidism, can lead to acquired perforating dermatosis and calciphylaxis, respectively...
October 2015: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Shigeki Inui
Uremic pruritus has a great negative influence on quality of life in hemodialysis (HD) patients and, importantly, negatively affects mortality risk. Recently, nalfurafine hydrochloride, an opioid κ-selective agonist, has been officially approved for resistant pruritus in HD patients on the basis of a well-evidenced clinical trial in Japan. From clinical observation, it has been suggested that the upper neuron system plays a role in its pathogenesis. According to previous experimental results, using mice injected with opioids, dynorphin suppresses itch through binding κ-opioid receptors, suggesting that κ-opioid opioid receptor agonists act as potential therapeutic reagents for pruritus in HD patients...
2015: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Wei-Yun Wang, Der-Cherng Tarng, Li-Chi Chiang, Chi-Ming Chu, Kwua-Yun Wang
AIM: To examine the reliability and validity of a modified Chinese version of the uraemic pruritus scale for measurement of different degrees of itching, as well as to identify the predictors for the severity of uraemic pruritus among long-term dialysis patients. METHODS: Long-term dialysis patients (n = 110) were recruited for a cross-sectional study from a medical centre in Taiwan. A modified Chinese version of the uraemic pruritus scale was used to evaluate sleep disturbance and the severity, frequency and distribution of itching...
September 2015: Nephrology
Alan Cowan, George B Kehner, Saadet Inan
Several chemically diverse pruritogens, including bombesin, compound 48/80, norbinaltorphimine, and 5'-GNTI, cause rodents to scratch excessively in a stable, uniform manner and consequently provide convenient animal models of itch against which potential antipruritics may be evaluated, structure-activity relationships established, and the nature of spontaneous, repetitive behavior itself analyzed. Decreasing the number of scratching bouts in these apparently simple models has been the requisite first step in the progress of kappa opioid agonists such as nalbuphine, asimadoline, and CR845 toward clinical testing as antipruritics...
2015: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Mehtap Kavurmacı
Uremic itching is a common problem with multifactorial etiology seen in hemodialysis patients. This study was carried out to determine the factors affecting and incidence of itching in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. The descriptive study was carried out in 130 patients who underwent hemodialysis treatment because of end-stage renal disease in Eastern Turkey between October 2014 and December 2014. A questionnaire prepared by the researcher based on the literature and the Visual Analog Scale were used for data collection...
October 2015: Hemodialysis International
Enas A S Attia, Ahmed A Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Uremia is the most important systemic cause of pruritus. Uremic pruritus (UP) was found to affect 50-90% of patients undergoing dialysis and about 25% of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Despite its high prevalence, morbidity and the marked influence on quality of life, UP remains poorly characterized. REVIEW: Triggering factors for UP may include cutaneous xerosis, uremic toxins, systemic inflammation and associated common co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus, endocrinopathies,viral hepatitis and somatic neuropathy...
May 2014: Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation
Hicham I Cheikh Hassan, Frank Brennan, Gemma Collett, Elizabeth A Josland, Mark A Brown
CONTEXT: Pruritus and restless legs syndrome (RLS) frequently affect patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), impacting the quality of life. Gabapentin (1-aminomethyl cyclohexane acetic acid) alleviates these symptoms in hemodialysis (HD) patients, but data are lacking for patients on the conservative pathway. OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and effectiveness of gabapentin for pruritus or RLS in conservatively managed patients (n = 34) with CKD and ESKD...
April 2015: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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