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Renal Association Clinical Practice Guideline on Haemodialysis
This guideline is written primarily for doctors and nurses working in dialysis units and related areas of medicine in the UK, and is an update of a previous version written in 2009. It aims to provide guidance on how to ...
Uremic serum-induced calcification of human aortic smooth muscle cells is a regulated process involving Klotho and RUNX2
Vascular calcification (VC) is common in subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. It is an active process involving transdifferentiation of arterial smooth muscle ...
Geriatric Assessment in Advanced Kidney Disease
Quality of life with conservative care compared with assisted peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis
Background. There is little information about quality of life (QoL) for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) choosing conservative kidney management (CKM). The Frail and Elderly Patients on Dialysis (FEPOD) study ...
Postdialysis recovery time is extended in patients with greater self-reported depression screening questionnaire scores
Introduction: Most patients take time to recover after a hemodialysis (HD) session. It has been suggested that recovery time is associated with intradialytic hypotension and rapid solute clearances. Other studies have ...
Is Kt/V useful in elderly dialysis patients? : Pro- and Con arguments
Current guidelines for dialysis specify a minimum Kt/V. For haemodialysis (HD) patients, minimum treatment time and frequency is also specified. The guidelines allow for modification to take account of renal function. The ...
Establishing a clinical phenotype for cachexia in end stage kidney disease - study protocol
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 ...
Depression Symptoms in Haemodialysis Patients Predict All-Cause Mortality but Not Kidney Transplantation : A Cause-Specific Outcome Analysis
Background: Depression is common in haemodialysis (HD) patients and associated with poor outcomes. Purpose: To evaluate whether depression symptoms predict survival and transplantation in a large sample of haemodialysis ...
Time, timing, talking and training : findings from an exploratory action research study to improve quality of end of life care for minority ethnic kidney patients
Background. With an ageing and increasingly diverse population at risk from rising levels of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including kidney complications, there is a need to provide quality care at all ...
Sertraline Versus Placebo in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Undergoing Hemodialysis : A Randomized, Controlled Feasibility Trial
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depression is common in patients on hemodialysis, but data on the benefits and risks of antidepressants in this setting are limited. We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, ...