Quality of life may be a more valuable prognostic factor than depression in older hemodialysis patients
ConclusionQoL impairment is a key predictor of prognosis in older patients on HD and may be more important than depression. It is important that teams dealing with this population include in protocols an assessment of QoL, in order to offer a range of care according to the needs of these patients.
CONCLUSION: Metformin has a large distribution volume. It is not correct to make a final decision as to how long the dialysis will continue when dialysis begins. Dialysis should be continued without interruption until clinical and laboratory targets are achieved. PMID: 32165603 [PubMed - in process]
We examined the effectiveness of this program to reduce depression symptoms compared to nurse-supervised intradialytic exercise in 73 hemodialysis patients (age = 64.5 ± 8.7years, BMI = 31.6 ± 7.6kg/m2). Participants were randomized into an exergame group (EG) or a supervised exercise group (SG). Both groups received similar exercise tasks for 4 weeks, with three 30 min sessions per week, during hemodialysis treatment. Depression symptoms were assessed at baseline and the fourth week using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Both groups showed a significant reduction in depression s...
Conclusions: CKD patients exhibited psychological distress when receiving unplanned HD, not closely associated with sociodemographic profiles. PMID: 32146858 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Hemodialysis Complication; Fatigue; Anxiety Depression Intervention: Behavioral: Benson relaxation combined with music therapy Sponsor: Hacettepe University Completed
PMID: 32077814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The most commonly affected domains were usual activities (79%), pain (76.20%) and anxiety/depression (71.91%). Factors such as age (>65 yrs.), BMI (Underweight and Obese), educational background (Illiterate), Unemployment, domiciliary status (Rural), number of medications (>11) had significant association with EQ–5D index and VAS scores (p–0.000). It was found that QoL was impaired in stage 5D compared to other stages (p–0.000).
Abstract BACKGROUND: Dialysis patients who miss treatments are twice as likely to visit emergency departments (EDs) compared to adherent patients; however, prospective studies assessing ED use after missed treatments are limited. This interdisciplinary pilot study aimed to identify social determinants of health (SDOH) associated with missing hemodialysis (HD) and presenting to the ED, and describe resource utilization associated with such visits. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study with a convenience sample of patients presenting to the ED after missing HD (cases); patients at local dialys...