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Relationship between arteriovenous fistula cannulation practices and dialysis adequacy: A prospective, multicenter study.

Nurten Ozen, Aylin Aydin Sayilan, Samet Sayilan, Dilek Mut, Emin B Akin, Suleyman T Ecder,

<h4>Background</h4>Successful arteriovenous fistula cannulation ensures maximum patient benefit in the haemodialysis procedure.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to determine the effect of various cannulation methods used for arteriovenous fistulas on dialysis adequacy.<h4>Design</h4>It is a descriptive, cross-sectional and multicenter study.<h4>Participants</h4>A total of 164 dialysis patients from four dialysis centers were included.<h4>Measurements</h4>Data were collected by determining ... Read more >>

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Impact of virtual reality interventions on haemodialysis patients: A scoping review.

Olumuyiwa Omonaiye, Wendy Smyth, Cate Nagle,

<h4>Background</h4>An understanding of the potential of virtual reality to affect the level of engagement in self-care and health-related quality of life is required for patients receiving haemodialysis.<h4>Objective</h4>This scoping review aimed to collate, summarise, and report on related study findings to identify evidence gaps and draw conclusions from the existing literature.<h4>Methods</h4>The ... Read more >>

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Nurse's practices and attitudes toward sexual health, wellbeing, and function in people receiving haemodialysis: A scoping review.

Amanda L Mckie, Theresa Green, Ann Bonner,

<h4>Background</h4>Sexual health, wellbeing, and function are important parts of a person's identity. Chronic diseases, such as kidney failure can alter, impair, and profoundly, affect sexual wellbeing and function.<h4>Objective</h4>To conduct a scoping review of studies about renal nurses' practice and attitudes towards sexual health, wellbeing, and function in people with kidney ... Read more >>

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Effect of reminiscence on cognitive impairment and depression in haemodialysis patients.

Neda Ameri, Monir Nobahar, Raheb Ghorbani, Milad Bazghalee, Nemath Sotodeh-Asl, Hassan Babamohamadi,

<h4>Background</h4>Cognitive impairment and depression are common problems in haemodialysis patients.<h4>Aim</h4>The present study was carried out to determine the impact of reminiscence on cognitive impairment and depression in haemodialysis patients.<h4>Design</h4>This clinical trial (2016) was conducted with a pretest-posttest design on the haemodialysis patients of hospitals in Shahrud, Iran.<h4>Participants and measurements</h4>Block random ... Read more >>

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Self-management program for adolescents with chronic kidney disease: A randomized controlled trial.

Tufan Aslı Sezer, Hicran Çavuşoğlu, Ali Düzova,

<h4>Background</h4>It is important to develop self-management behaviours in adolescents to prevent chronic kidney disease progression.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study evaluates the effect of a self-management program that was developed based on individual and family self-management theory to aid adolescents with chronic kidney disease in the acquisition of competencies in the management of their ... Read more >>

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Treating peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas with chlorhexidine swabstick: A pilot study.

Yun-Ho Hui, Winnie K-W So, Marques S-N Ng, Janet T-W Leung, Elaine T-L Ho, Sunny S-H Wong,

<h4>Background</h4>Silver nitrate cauterisation is the conventional treatment for peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas. However, it requires to be performed by nurses, patients often experience pain and chemical burns. Therefore, the appropriateness and applicability of using 2% aqueous chlorhexidine swabstick as an alternative was explored in two nephrology centres in Hong ... Read more >>

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Critical review of leaflets about conservative management used in UK renal services.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(4):195]

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2020-An extraordinary year.

Magnus Lindberg,

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The work environment of haemodialysis nurses and its mediating role in burnout.

Ioannis Moisoglou, Aris Yfantis, Erasmia Tsiouma, Petros Galanis,

<h4>Background</h4>The work environment can contribute to the occurrence of nurses' burnout.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study assessed the work environment of haemodialysis nurses and the extent of burnout they have suffered, and it explored the connection between work environment and burnout.<h4>Design</h4>A multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted in 53 public, hospital-based haemodialysis units in Greece.<h4>Participants</h4>A total ... Read more >>

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Analysis of experience of the use of plastic cannulas in Spanish haemodialysis units.

Guillermo Pedreira-Robles, Yaiza Martínez-Delgado, Cristina Herrera-Morales, Ana Vasco-Gómez, Ernestina Junyent-Iglesias,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Plastic cannulas (PC) have shown efficacy in haemodialysis (HD) and are presented as a positive innovation for patients and vascular access survival.<h4>Objective</h4>To analyse Spanish HD nurses' experience of using PC.<h4>Design</h4>Cross-sectional observational study.<h4>Methods</h4>An ad hoc questionnaire was administered on nurses' experience of PC use.<h4>Results</h4>A total of 163 Spanish HD nurses were ... Read more >>

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Validation of the scale of assessment of self-care behaviours for arteriovenous fistula in patients ongoing haemodialysis in Turkey.

Saime Nuray İkiz, Yasemin Yıldırım Usta, Clemente Neves Sousa, Paulo Teles, Vanessa Filipa Ferreira Dias, Anna Luiza Pereira Magalhães, Silvia Maria de Sá Basílio Lins, Olga Maria Pimenta Lopes Ribeiro,

<h4>Background</h4>Several guidelines recommend that patients with chronic kidney disease treated by haemodialysis (HD) take care of their own arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The dialysis nurse plays an important role in the development of such self-care behaviours. A very small number of instruments are available to assess self-care behaviours with AVF in ... Read more >>

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Illness perceptions of Turkish Cypriot patients receiving haemodialysis: A qualitative study.

Buse Keskindag, Ken Farrington, Duriye D Oygar, Biran Mertan, Abigail Hucker, Shivani Sharma,

<h4>Background</h4>Illness perceptions refer to cognitive appraisals that help patients understand and make sense of their condition. Although their importance in health behaviour and outcomes has been evidenced, less is known about cultural influences on mental representations of kidney failure amongst patients receiving haemodialysis in different settings.<h4>Objective</h4>To explore the illness perceptions ... Read more >>

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Cognitive impairment in patients with chronic kidney disease-Next of kin's experiences.

Maiken Schjerlund, Hanne Agnholt, Laerke Rohr Gregersen, Tina Heilesen, Mona K Pedersen,

<h4>Background</h4>Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been associated with a progressive decline in cognitive functions. This may lead to significant consequences for the person with CKD physically, psychologically and socially and may affect the everyday lives of the family.<h4>Objectives</h4>To explore the everyday life experiences of next of kin of persons with ... Read more >>

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A narrative review of peer support barriers and facilitators in kidney care.

Andrew Trasolini, Eleri Wood, Nicola Thomas,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Patients with chronic kidney disease often experience emotional/mental challenges and benefit from peer support, as it provides insight/information from others with the same condition. Previous studies show it is effective in improving health outcomes and aids in treatment decisions.<h4>Literature review</h4>There is low peer support uptake among patients with chronic kidney ... Read more >>

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The experiences of living with a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

Oana A Petre, Irina C Crăciun, Adriana Băban,

<h4>Background</h4>Kidney transplantation is considered an optimal treatment option for patients with end-stage kidney disease in terms of survival rate, quality of life and cost-effectiveness. However, posttransplant life involves many medical, psychological and social challenges for transplant recipients. Understanding individuals' challenges and needs after transplantation is a prerequisite for developing effective ... Read more >>

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Nomenclature for kidney function and disease: Executive summary and glossary from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Consensus Conference.

Andrew S Levey, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Nijsje M Dorman, Stacy L Christiansen, Michael Cheung, Michel Jadoul, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer,

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(3):136]

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Involvement of patients with chronic kidney disease in research: A case study.

Jeanette Finderup, Aidan Crowley, Henning Søndergaard, Kirsten Lomborg,

<h4>Background</h4>Knowledge about best practices of patient involvement in research among patients with chronic kidney disease is sparse, with little information about barriers to and facilitators of this process. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the process and outcomes of patient involvement in a particular chronic kidney disease research ... Read more >>

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The Experience of Donating and Receiving A Kidney: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(3):135]

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Palliative care needs experienced by Danish patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Julie Boje, Jens Kristian Madsen, Jeanette Finderup,

<h4>Background</h4>Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) may have palliative care needs. A tool validated in a Danish context to identify such needs is lacking. The Integrated Palliative Outcome Scale-Renal (IPOS-Renal) aims to identify patients' palliative care needs. The current study is the first phase of a research project translating and ... Read more >>

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Care Needs for Organ Transplant Recipients Scale: Development and psychometric testing.

Yu Hsuan Chang, Yeur Hur Lai, Meng Kun Tsai, Shiow Ching Shun,

<b>Background: </b>Needs assessment can determine how large the gap is between needs and available services; however, no tools are available to assess the unmet needs of renal transplant recipients.<br><br><b>Objectives: </b>The aim of this study was to develop the Care Needs for Organ Transplant Recipients Scale (CNOTRS) and examine its psychometric ... Read more >>

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Monitoring for intradialytic hypotension: An audit of nursing practice.

David McIntyre, Kathryn Havas, Ann Bonner,

<h4>Background</h4>Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is one of the most common complications associated with haemodialysis (HD), yet the frequency of patient assessment by nurses varies in practice. We sought to measure the frequency of nursing assessments before, during and after HD and to identify any predictors of IDH.<h4>Objectives</h4>To audit the frequency, nursing ... Read more >>

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Prevalence of foot disorders according to chronic kidney disease stage.

Ana M Pérez Pico, Pedro Dorado, Miguel Á Santiesteban, Esther Mingorance-Alvarez, Vanesa García-Bernalt Funes, Raquel Mayordomo,

<h4>Background</h4>Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health disease that affects 15.1% of the adult population. Although a high prevalence (94.1%) of skin disorders has been detected in people on haemodialysis or with advanced CKD, few studies have analysed foot disorders at initial CKD stages.<h4>Objectives</h4>To analyse the prevalence of foot ... Read more >>

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Ultrafiltration rates and intradialytic hypotension: A case-control sampling of pooled haemodialysis data.

Chitrada Thongdee, Phichayut Phinyo, Jayanton Patumanond, Bancha Satirapoj, Nantana Spilles, Boonruksa Laonapaporn, Pichaya Tantiyavarong, Adis Tasanarong,

<h4>Background</h4>Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is one of the most critical adverse events during maintenance haemodialysis. Previous studies reported the association of fluid removal rate with the occurrence of IDH.<h4>Objective</h4>We aimed to identify the optimal threshold of ultrafiltration rate to prevent the occurrence of IDH events. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Prognostic factor research ... Read more >>

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Body weight-based initial dosing of tacrolimus in renal transplantation: Is this an ideal approach?

Rajkumar Chinnadurai, Sara T Ibrahim, Tricia Tay, Shiv Bhutani, Philip A Kalra,

<h4>Background</h4>Tacrolimus dosing immediately posttransplant is based on body weight. Recent studies have highlighted that the dosing of tacrolimus purely based on weight may not be appropriate, particularly in individuals who are obese.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study aimed to estimate the effect of body mass index (BMI) and the weight-based dosing on tacrolimus trough ... Read more >>

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Acute Kidney Injury: The Hidden Killer in the Ward.

Karen Nagalingam,

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(2):72-73]

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