Test-Retest Reliability and Validity of the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire

The purpose of this study is to test the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life (NSQOL) questionnaire for test-retest reliability and validity in a sample of patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD).
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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This study aimed to describe the prevalence of FID in patients with CKD on HD, characterize the included individuals in terms of clinical and workup parameters, and assess their nutritional, oxidative stress, and inflammation statuses. This cross-sectional study assembled a convenience sample of 183 patients with CKD on HD treated in Southern Brazil. Patients meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria were divided into two groups, one with anemic subjects with FID and one with anemic patients without FID. Participants answered a questionnaire probing into socio-epidemiological factors, underwent anthropometric measuremen...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study clarified the incidence of sudden death and its specific predictors in Japanese patients on hemodialysis. PMID: 31434843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Conclusions: Fish oil and wheat germ oil combination did not produce significant effects on serum homocysteine levels and nutritional indices of hemodialysis patients. PMID: 31433269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsNo safety signals were detected for the VasQ external support of brachiocephalic AVFs. Higher functional patency and vein luminal diameters were achieved with the device at 3 and 6 months. VasQ may safely intervene on mechanisms associated with the disturbed hemodynamic profile in the juxta-anastomotic region.FundingFunded by Laminate Medical Technologies Ltd.Trial RegistrationRegistered at ClinicalTrials.gov with study number NCT02112669.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our technique of retrieval may be suitable for cases of balloon rupture with a circumferential tear during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The technique enables less invasive retrieval and continuation of the percutaneous transluminal angioplasty thereafter. PMID: 31434523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
We described our findings in AVF creation and possible risk factors associated with FUHD.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
– Central venous stenosis and occlusion (CVO) is an increasing problem in the growing haemodialysis population. Sequelae include loss of access, loss of sites suitable for future venous access and venous hypertension. Endoluminal techniques are often unsuitable to treat longstanding stenoses and o pen surgery confers higher morbidity and is not be appropriate in many patients.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
The vast majority of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) are anemic. The severity of anemia in these patients may influence the postoperative outcomes and the durability of vascular access. Thus, the purpose of this study is to assess the association between anemia and adverse outcomes in patients undergoing HD access placement [arteriovenous grafts (AVG) and fistula (AVF)].
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
Studies have reported conflicting findings on the infection risk posed by intravenous iron supplementation among hemodialysis (HD) patients. We used a novel study design to assess associations between intraven...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Jeong et  al. reported the results of a randomized controlled trial in patients on hemodialysis in which intradialytic protein supplementation, with or without exercise, failed to show any beneficial effect on physical function, vascular health, and nutritional markers. These data provide an opportunity to reconsider the appropriate strategy to gain the most benefit from these otherwise proven interventions, that is, prescribing the right intervention for the right patient, at the right dose and at the right time.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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