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The mortality and hospitalization rates associated with the long interdialytic gap in thrice-weekly hemodialysis patients
Excess mortality and hospitalization have been identified after the 2-day gap in thrice-weekly hemodialysis patients compared with 1-day intervals, although findings vary internationally. Here we aimed to identify factors ...
Medication beliefs are associated with phosphate binder non-adherence in hyperphosphatemic haemodialysis patients
OBJECTIVES: Patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving haemodialysis (HD) are at risk of cardiovascular disease and bone disorders related to high levels of serum phosphate. We studied the association between medication ...
Conservative care for ESRD in the United Kingdom : a national survey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conservative kidney management (CKM) has been developed in the United Kingdom (UK) as an alternative to dialysis for older patients with stage 5 CKD (CKD5) and multiple comorbidities. This national ...
You cannot choose your family : sociological ambivalence in the hemodialysis unit
Living with end-stage renal disease is challenging and requires a great deal of self-management, but little is known about the experiences of patients and staff around the subject. We held six focus groups in three ...
Evidence That Self-Affirmation Improves Phosphate Control in Hemodialysis Patients : A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Hemodialysis patients are at risk of serious health complications, yet treatment non-adherence remains high.
Home haemodialysis : trends in technology
Self management and home-based dialysis therapies offer the prospect of improved patient experience and outcomes. To allow more patients to realize these benefits requires changes in technology which focus on maximizing ...
Emerging importance of residual renal function in end-stage renal failure
Residual renal function (RRF) is well recognized as an important marker of outcomes in peritoneal dialysis (PD), and contributes vitally to solute clearance. Recently, its importance in hemodialysis (HD) has emerged with ...
An association between depressive symptoms and survival in incident dialysis patients
Depression in end-stage renal disease patients is detrimental to quality of life, and is also associated with adverse clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine whether depression symptoms in 'incident dialysis' ...
An immunocompromised dialysis patient with skin and bone lesions
Patients with chronic kidney failure have disturbances of immune function involving both innate and adaptive systems. These result in both immunodepression which increases susceptibility to infection and immunoactivation ...
Illness representations are associated with fluid nonadherence among hemodialysis patients
Objective: Patients with end-stage renal disease are required to limit fluid and salt intake. We examined illness representations [common-sense model (CSM)] among a sample of hemodialysis (HD) patients, investigating whether ...