Patrick F. Naish

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The aim was to assess the effects of exercise training on aerobic and fuctional capacity of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patients completed an incremental exercise test on a cycle ergometer to determine VO2 peak and VO2 at ventilatory threshold (VT; V-slope). On a separate day they performed two constant load exercise tests on a cycle(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity is the single most important determinant of outcome in patients on renal replacement therapy. The aims of this study were to evaluate a semi-quantitative approach to comorbidity scoring in predicting survival of patients commencing peritoneal dialysis (PD), and to establish the interaction between this and other known predictors of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a program of low-volume exercise rehabilitation on the functional capacity and self-reported functional status of nonanemic dialysis patients. DESIGN This was a controlled study in a clinical setting with a repeated measures design. Functional capacity and functional status were assessed(More)
26 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) induced by treatment with the antihypertensive drug hydralazine were investigated to determine if predisposition to the toxic effect was associated with an HLA-DR antigen. 25 of the 26 patients were slow acetylators. The group was compared with three others (1) 113 healthy subjects, untested for acetylator(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic renal replacement therapy patients exhibit reduction in skeletal muscle function as a result of a combination of metabolic effects and muscle fibre size reduction. The aim of this study was to compare muscle mass with function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at stages 4 and 5 on haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis(More)
Peritoneal solute transport increases with time on treatment in a proportion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, contributing to ultrafiltration failure. Continuous exposure of the peritoneum to hypertonic glucose solutions results in morphologic damage that may have a causative role in changes in peritoneal function. The purpose of this analysis was to(More)
BACKGROUND Several risk factors for patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) have now been identified. These include age, comorbid disease, nutritional status, loss of residual renal function (RRF) and high peritoneal solute transport. This is not the same, however, as knowing what actually happens to these patients, particularly in the long-term. The(More)
BACKGROUND In the present study we investigated the effect of a 6-month aerobic exercise programme on the morphology of the gastrocnemius muscle of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS Twenty-four ESRD patients volunteered to participate in the training programme and underwent muscle biopsy before training. Eighteen patients completed the(More)
It is generally recognized that in many patients the ureteric obstruction and other manifestations of non-malignant retroperitoneal fibrosis will respond to treatment with corticosteroids. However, most surgeons are reluctant to use steroids as the primary treatment for patients with this condition, mainly because of the risk of mismanagement of malignant(More)