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Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere-From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care.

Philip Kam-Tao Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, ,

The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing with a projection of becoming the fifth leading cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. CKD is a major cause of catastrophic health expenditure. The costs of dialysis and transplantation consume up to 3% of the entire annual ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):4-12]

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Persons' Experiences of Suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):3]

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Family caregiver's burden and the social support for older patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis.

Xingjuan Tao, Susan Ka Yee Chow, Haifen Zhang, Jiaying Huang, Aiping Gu, Yan Jin, Yanna He, Na Li,

BACKGROUND:Most elderly people undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment have a high incidence of frailty, cognitive impairment and emotional disturbance leading to a significant impact on families. The burden experienced by the family caregivers could affect their physical and emotion health. The objective of this study was to examine the level ... Read more >>

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DYSPNOEA ASSESSMENT IN ADULTS WITH END-STAGE KIDNEY DISEASE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

Maria Chilvers, Kylie Johnston, Katia Ferrar, Marie T Williams,

BACKGROUND:Dyspnoea is a common, disabling symptom of people living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), which may persist despite optimal management. Dyspnoea assessments can be grouped according to the instruments that assess domains related to: sensory-perception (intensity, sensory quality), affective distress (unpleasantness) and impact/burden (function, quality of life). OBJECTIVES:To describe dyspnoea ... Read more >>

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN MATERIALS USED AND WORK-RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL HAND COMPLAINTS AMONG HAEMODIALYSIS NURSES.

Eva Westergren, Mette Spliid Ludvigsen, Magnus Lindberg,

BACKGROUND:One in every two haemodialysis nurses has reported musculoskeletal complaints concerning their hands, which is twice that reported for hospital nurses in general. It is possible that there is an association between the materials used by haemodialysis nurses and the occurrence of hand complaints. OBJECTIVES:To examine the association between the ... Read more >>

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Antidepressant usage in haemodialysis patients: Evidence of sub-optimal practice patterns.

Ayman Guirguis, Joseph Chilcot, Michael Almond, Andrew Davenport, David Wellsted, Ken Farrington,

BACKGROUND:Depression is common in patients on haemodialysis and associated with adverse outcomes. Antidepressant use is widespread though evidence of efficacy is limited. OBJECTIVES:To study antidepressant management practices in patients on haemodialysis with reference to NICE guidelines on management of depression in adults with chronic physical health problems. DESIGN:Prospective, multicentre, longitudinal ... Read more >>

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Intensity, duration, and frequency of post-dialysis fatigue in patients on chronic haemodialysis.

Maurizio Bossola, Enrico Di Stasio, Tania Monteburini, Emanuele Parodi, Fabio Ippoliti, Mario Bonomini, Stefano Santarelli, Pier Eugenio Nebiolo, Vittorio Sirolli, Stefano Cenerelli,

BACKGROUND:Although frequent and debilitating, little is known about the characteristics of post-dialysis fatigue (PDF). OBJECTIVE:To characterise the intensity, duration and frequency of PDF and the associated variables in patients on chronic haemodialyses. DESIGN:Prospective, observational and multicenter study. PATIENTS:We studied 271 patients. MEASUREMENTS:Patients were considered to be suffering from PDF if ... Read more >>

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Health literacy in kidney disease: Associations with quality of life and adherence.

Une Elisabeth Stømer, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Lasse Gunnar Gøransson, Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad,

BACKGROUND:Health literacy (HL) is a multidimensional concept with significance for self-management and health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, research with a multidimensional perspective on HL is scarce. OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to explore the relationship between multidimensional HL, quality of life (QoL) and adherence to long-term therapy ... Read more >>

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THE EXERCISE PERCEPTIONS OF PEOPLE TREATED WITH PERITONEAL DIALYSIS.

Jie Zeng, Paul N Bennett, Kathleen Hill, Monique Borlace, Qunyan Xu,

BACKGROUND:Individuals receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) report low levels of physical activity, which increases their risk of morbidity and mortality. Little is known about their perceptions towards barriers and benefits of exercise or physical activity. AIM:The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of exercise among people receiving PD. ... Read more >>

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Renal Replacement Knowledge and Preferences for African Americans With Chronic Kidney Disease.

Akilah King, Fanny Y Lopez, Lydia Lissanu, Eric Robinson, Erik Almazan, Gabrielle Metoyer, Jacob Tanumihardjo, Michael Quinn, Monica Peek, Milda Saunders,

BACKGROUND:Renal replacement therapies (RRT) other than in-centre haemodialyses are underutilised by African Americans with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) even though they are associated with reduced costs, morbidity and mortality as well as improved quality of life for patients. OBJECTIVES:To understand African American patients' knowledge of RRT options and how patient, ... Read more >>

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The experience of donating and receiving a kidney: A systematic review of qualitative studies.

Laura Rota-Musoll, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta, Ester Oriol-Vila, Mercè Homs-Del Valle, Esmeralda Molina-Robles, Serena Brigidi,

BACKGROUND:The experiences described by people who have undergone kidney transplant are complex. Understanding how donors and recipients experience kidney transplantation can help us to design strategies that provide a more person-centred health care. OBJECTIVES:To review articles that report the experiences of donors and recipients in the living-donor kidney transplantation process. ... Read more >>

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FACTORS INFLUENCING LOW SODIUM INTAKE IN PEOPLE WITH NON-DIALYSIS DEPENDENT CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE.

Hattie H Wright, Heidi Kickbusch, Elizabeth Swanepoel, Nicholas Gray,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate dietary sodium intake in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identify contributing factors to low sodium intake by applying the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) framework. DESIGN AND METHODS:Non-dialysed people with CKD completed a 24-hour urinary sodium excretion test and Scored Salt Questionnaire (SSQ). A survey including ... Read more >>

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Test-Retest Reliability for Physical Function Measures in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Ioulia Hadjiioannou, Katy Wong, Herolin Lindup, Juliet Mayes, Ellen Castle, Sharlene Greenwood,

BACKGROUND:It is important to determine relative and absolute reliability values in outcome measures that are used in clinical practice so as to discriminate between true changes following exercise interventions for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVE:The study aimed to assess test-retest reliability of the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT), ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):25-34]

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Everyday life experiences in families with a child with kidney disease.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(4):203]

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Editorial.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(4):204]

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Improved outpatient haemodialysis adequacy using queued schedules.

Robert W Nappo, Edward A Ross,

BACKGROUND:Although technical advances help achieve haemodialysis adequacy, we hypothesise remediable non-therapy factors exacerbate patient dissatisfaction, non-adherence to treatment time and failure to meet dialysis goals. Scheduling inefficiencies lead to the total time in the unit far greater than actual treatment time, impacting facility efficiency and patient frustration. OBJECTIVES:We used queuing ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):62-68]

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Persons' Experiences of Suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome.

Anneli Jönsson, Thomas Hellmark, Anna Forsberg,

BACKGROUND:Little is known about health and wellbeing among patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), despite it being a serious condition in patients with renal failure. In order to promote health, it is important that both healthcare professionals and patients are aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. OBJECTIVES:The aim ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):45-51]

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Systematic Fluid Assessment in Haemodialysis: Development and Validation of A Decision Aid.

Jenny Stenberg, David Keane, Magnus Lindberg, Hans Furuland,

BACKGROUND:About a third of patients undergoing haemodialysis have poorly controlled fluid status, which may affect survival. Clinical assessment is subjective and imprecise, which has led to the increasing use of devices based on bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS). However, BIS cannot provide a simple target applicable to all patients. Our aim was ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):52-61]

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The relationship between chronic kidney disease, symptoms and health-related quality of life: a systematic review.

Harith Eranga Yapa, Louise Purtell, Shirley Chambers, Ann Bonner,

BACKGROUND:People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience a wide range of symptoms due to reduced kidney function. As the disease progresses these symptoms become more burdensome and often negatively affect a person's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVE:To examine the evidence of symptoms and HRQoL in CKD stages 1-5 and ... Read more >>

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From physical to emotional pain in chronic kidney disease: Nurses' perceptions.

Guillermo Pedreira Robles, Mariela Patricia Aguayo-González,

BACKGROUND:Changes in body image are a recurring theme in the literature on chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is insufficient evidence identifying nurses' perceptions of this topic. OBJECTIVE:To explore nurses' perceptions of changes in the bodies of persons with CKD. DESIGN:Phenomenological study. METHODS:Data were collected by semi-structured interviews with nephrology nurses ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(4):212-222]

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Awareness, Understanding and Treatment Practices when Managing Cachexia in End-Stage Kidney Disease.

Clare Mckeaveney, Helen Noble, Ilaria de Barbieri, Veronica Strini, Alexander P Maxwell, Joanne Reid,

BACKGROUND:Cachexia is a wasting syndrome found within a range of chronic illnesses/life-limiting conditions, however awareness and understanding of cachexia amongst renal Health Care Professionals has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES:To ascertain the awareness, understanding and treatment practices of Health Care Professionals who provide care for people with cachexia and end-stage renal ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):35-44]

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Understanding the Value of Patientview for Enabling Self-Care Practice in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Claire Hudson, Mary Darking, Jane Cox,

BACKGROUND:Individual responsibility and self-care are seen as ways to overcome some of the challenges for long-term health care provision. Patients are being encouraged to take an active role in their health care. Access to health information via a web-based, patient-facing portal is an innovative way to engage in self-care. PatientView ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):13-24]

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Could drug burden be associated with severe periodontitis in patients receiving haemodialysis?

Hasan H Yeter, Yasemin Erten, Sila C Isler, Fatma Soysal, Sehri Elbeg, Berrin Unsal,

BACKGROUND:Periodontitis increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in the general population by triggering systemic inflammation. AIM:To investigate the relationship between systemic inflammation and periodontitis, and clarify any association between severe periodontitis and the medications used by patients receiving haemodialysis. DESIGN:A cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS:The study was undertaken with 56 patients receiving ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(4):239-247]

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Experiences of safety among patients receiving home dialysis therapies.

Heli Virtanen, Riitta Tuominen, Senni Kiukainen, Jenni Koskinen, Jaana Koskenniemi, Johanna Laulaja, Vanesa Numanovic, Helena Leino-Kilpi,

BACKGROUND:Dialysis patients' experience of safety can be seen positively connected with their wellbeing and successful outcomes of their treatment and care. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the factors promoting and weakening the safety experiences and create a basis for empowering interventions. OBJECTIVES:Analyse patients' experiences of safety with dialysis and ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(4):223-231]

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Editorial.

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2019, 45(3):132]

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