Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- For patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, an engagement interview on treatment acceptance has no effect on acceptance of depression treatment, and depression scores are modestly better with sertraline treatment...
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Cognitive impairment is common in haemodialysis (HD) patients and is associated independently with depression and mortality. This association is poorly understood, and no intervention is proven to slow cogniti...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveFatigue and depressed mood are considered main impediments to physical activity in haemodialysis (HD) patients. A better understanding of their interrelationships is crucial to develop effective therapies. Moreover, measurement of daily physical activity (DPA) in HD patients is tricky, as it is usually assessed by subjective self-report questionnaires. Therefore, we aimed to objectively measure sponteanous DPA with motion sensors and to explore its relation with fatigue and depressive symptoms.MethodsDPA was assessed for seven consecutive days in 37 HD patients based on their daily step count measured with...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractSpirituality is an important factor that may mediate the detrimental impacts of hemodialysis on mental health. Lack of research examining spirituality and mental health in the Arab world in general and Jordan in particular encouraged this research. The study examined levels of spirituality, depression and anxiety and explored the association between them among patients receiving hemodialysis treatment in Jordan. A cross-sectional design was used to recruit 202 patients receiving hemodialysis treatment. Self-administered questionnaires including spiritual well-being scale, depression and anxiety and a demographic da...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We report higher QoL and relatively better psychosocial profiles among current chronic hemodialysis patients than reported before. Psychosocial disorders specially anxiety can negatively impact QoL. Patients who were not cognitively impaired were more negatively affected in QOL. The findings re-emphasize the importance of the early detection and management of psychosocial disorders to improve QoL in chronic hemodialysis patients. PMID: 32893282 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study provides support for the relationship between the care satisfaction and QOL, highlighting the central role of the nephrologist-patient communication in the QOL of dialysis patients.Blood Purif
Source: Blood Purification - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMHDp bear a heavy burden of symptom which are associated with time spent on dialysis as well as depression. Clinical and research resources should be directed at controlling symptoms, improving daily function, detecting depression, and bettering quality of life.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeLimited data exist regarding the effects of detraining on functional capacity and quality of life (QoL) in the hemodialysis population. The aim of the current study was to assess whether the discontinuation from a systematic intradialytic exercise training program will affect aspects of health-related QoL and functional capacity in hemodialysis patients.MethodsSeventeen hemodialysis patients (12 Males/5 Females, age 60.8  ± 13.6 year) participated in this study. Patients were assessed for functional capacity using various functional capacity tests while QoL, daily sleepiness, sleep ...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
By RICHARD HOEHN, MD Experts claim we could have been better prepared when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020. With an annual budget of $400-700 million, the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is designed to respond to chemical, biological, and other disasters. Its $8 billion inventory included 13,000 ventilators and a limited supply of personal protective equipment, N95 masks, and medical supplies. This left state and local governments scrambling as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated and the capacity of many hospitals was overwhelmed. Faced with immediate and visible death and suffering, leaders took drastic...
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CONCLUSION: reduced quality of life in this population is associated with depressive symptoms, complications such as repetitive infections, pain and anemia, weakness after the dialysis session and low medication adherence. Actions aimed at changing these factors can promote well-being. PMID: 32696925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
Functional dependence is highly prevalent in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) settings. Also, poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and high levels of depressive symptoms have been reported by MHD patients...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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