Mortality of Haemodialysis Patients With and Without Chronic Itch: A Follow-up Study of the German Epidemiological Hemodialysis Itch Study (GEHIS).

This study demonstrates a high mortality in HD patients; however, mortality depends on itch intensity, not on the occurrence of CI itself. PMID: 30673111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

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The objective was to determine whether changes in parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are associated with changes in symptoms within this patient population.Study DesignProspective cohort.Setting &Participants165 adults with hyperparathyroidism secondary to kidney failure diagnosed, a range of dialysis vintages, and receiving regular hemodialysis from a US single-provider organization.ExposureChange in PTH levels over 24 weeks.Outcomes19 putative symptoms of secondary hyperparathyroidism measured up to 4 times using a self-administered questionnaire that assessed severity on a 5-level ordinal scale.Analytical ApproachLong...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Better skin management is needed for itch in patients with ESRD or CKD. Moisturizing and lifestyle factors are important. Topical or oral medications may also be used. Nalfurafine, a κ receptor agonist, is now available in Japan for the treatment of uremic pruritus in these patients.Blood Purif 2019;47(suppl 2):1 –5
Source: Blood Purification - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionLoop diuretics may have an impact on the development of CI in HD patients. As it is most likely that a multifactorial origin may explain CI in HD, future research should also focus on the role of loop diuretics in CI, both on a clinical as well as on a molecular level.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionLoop diuretics may have an impact on the development of CI in HD patients. As it is most likely that a multifactorial origin may explain CI in HD, future research should also focus on the role of loop diuretics in CI, both on a clinical as well as on a molecular level.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsImpairments in HRQOL are a serious problem in HD patients. CI means an additional burden in affected patients, also impairing their HRQOL. GEHIS showed significant sex differences in HRQOL outcomes also in HD patients. CI and pain as well as sleep frequently occur combined and significantly impair HRQOL in HD patients. The care of HD patients should be complemented by psychosocial support and mental health services.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Authors: Mettang T Abstract Uremic itch is a frequent and sometimes very tormenting symptom in patients with advanced or end-stage renal failure, with a strong negative impact on the quality of life. According to a representative study, the point prevalence of chronic itch is 25% in hemodialysis patients but may reach more than 50% in single cohorts depending on the country and dialysis efficacy. Not much is known regarding the pathogenesis of uremic itch. Besides parathyroid hormone, histamine, tryptase, and alteration of the calcium-phosphate metabolism have been suspected. More recently, derangements in the opio...
Source: Current Problems in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Curr Probl Dermatol Source Type: research
Authors: Ramakrishnan K, Bond TC, Claxton A, Sood VC, Kootsikas M, Agnese W, Sibbel S Abstract One of the most common conditions affecting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) is pruritus. Studies report that itchy and dry skin, symptoms of pruritus, affect 40%-90% of ESRD patients. Yet, in clinical practice the condition is often underdiagnosed resulting in inadequate management and an underappreciated impact on patient outcomes. Two retrospective analyses were conducted: a preliminary analysis of ESRD patients with pruritus symptoms (n=73,124) undergoing HD or peritoneal dialysis a...
Source: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Long-term follow-up studies will show if the type of dialysis membrane influences the development of CI in HD patients. It is most likely that several factors e.g. elevated parathormone, origin of end stage renal disease (ESRD), type of dialysis membrane, and a neuropathic component all contribute to the occurrence of CI in HD patients. Future research should consider a multifactorial origin of itch in HD.
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Nalbuphine HCl ER tablets can be safely administered to HD patients without dose adjustment up to 240 mg BID and may hold promise in treating uremic pruritus.
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: chronic kidney disease hemodialysis itch peritoneal dialysis uremic pruritus Source Type: research
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