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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 ...