Assessment of kidney disease knowledge among chronic kidney disease patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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The persistent global increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence highlights the importance of providing patients with sufficient knowledge to allow them to self-manage their disease.To gain insights into non-dialysis […]

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Relationship between arteriovenous fistula cannulation practices and dialysis adequacy: A prospective, multicenter study.

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Successful arteriovenous fistula cannulation ensures maximum patient benefit in the haemodialysis procedure.The aim of this study was to determine the effect of various cannulation methods used for arteriovenous fistulas on dialysis adequacy.It […]

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Effect of reminiscence on cognitive impairment and depression in haemodialysis patients.

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Cognitive impairment and depression are common problems in haemodialysis patients.The present study was carried out to determine the impact of reminiscence on cognitive impairment and depression in haemodialysis patients.This clinical […]

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Nurse’s practices and attitudes toward sexual health, wellbeing, and function in people receiving haemodialysis: A scoping review.

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Sexual health, wellbeing, and function are important parts of a person’s identity. Chronic diseases, such as kidney failure can alter, impair, and profoundly, affect sexual wellbeing and function.To conduct a […]

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Self-management program for adolescents with chronic kidney disease: A randomized controlled trial.

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It is important to develop self-management behaviours in adolescents to prevent chronic kidney disease progression.This study evaluates the effect of a self-management program that was developed based on individual and […]

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Treating peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas with chlorhexidine swabstick: A pilot study.

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Silver nitrate cauterisation is the conventional treatment for peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas. However, it requires to be performed by nurses, patients often experience pain and chemical burns. Therefore, the […]

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Treating peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas with chlorhexidine swabstick: A pilot study.

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Silver nitrate cauterisation is the conventional treatment for peritoneal dialysis catheter exit-site granulomas. However, it requires to be performed by nurses, patients often experience pain and chemical burns. Therefore, the […]

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Validation of the scale of assessment of self-care behaviours for arteriovenous fistula in patients ongoing haemodialysis in Turkey.

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Several guidelines recommend that patients with chronic kidney disease treated by haemodialysis (HD) take care of their own arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The dialysis nurse plays an important role in the […]

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Illness perceptions of Turkish Cypriot patients receiving haemodialysis: A qualitative study.

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Illness perceptions refer to cognitive appraisals that help patients understand and make sense of their condition. Although their importance in health behaviour and outcomes has been evidenced, less is known […]

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A narrative review of peer support barriers and facilitators in kidney care.

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Patients with chronic kidney disease often experience emotional/mental challenges and benefit from peer support, as it provides insight/information from others with the same condition. Previous studies show it is effective […]

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The experiences of living with a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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Kidney transplantation is considered an optimal treatment option for patients with end-stage kidney disease in terms of survival rate, quality of life and cost-effectiveness. However, posttransplant life involves many medical, […]

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Involvement of patients with chronic kidney disease in research: A case study.

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Knowledge about best practices of patient involvement in research among patients with chronic kidney disease is sparse, with little information about barriers to and facilitators of this process. The purpose […]

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Ultrafiltration rates and intradialytic hypotension: A case-control sampling of pooled haemodialysis data.

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Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is one of the most critical adverse events during maintenance haemodialysis. Previous studies reported the association of fluid removal rate with the occurrence of IDH.We aimed to […]

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Body weight-based initial dosing of tacrolimus in renal transplantation: Is this an ideal approach?

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Tacrolimus dosing immediately posttransplant is based on body weight. Recent studies have highlighted that the dosing of tacrolimus purely based on weight may not be appropriate, particularly in individuals who […]

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Prevalence of foot disorders according to chronic kidney disease stage.

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health disease that affects 15.1% of the adult population. Although a high prevalence (94.1%) of skin disorders has been detected in people on […]

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Educational or behavioural interventions for symptoms and health-related quality of life in adults receiving haemodialysis: A systematic review.

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People with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) suffer from multiple symptoms, which have a negative impact on their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Educational and behavioural interventions are being developed for […]

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Critical review of leaflets about conservative management used in uk renal services.

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Written information supplements nurse-led education about treatment options. It is unclear if this information enhances patients’ reasoning about conservative management (CM) and renal replacement therapy decisions.This study describes a critical […]

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Use of the esa resistance index to guide dosing for anaemia management.

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Identifying erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) resistance is important for treating reversible causes, reaching target haemoglobin levels with minimal dosing, avoiding adverse effects and reducing costs. The resistance index (RI, dose/kg weight/g […]

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