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Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is common in patients on dialysis, and parathyroidectomy (PTx) is often required. We present a retrospective, descriptive analysis of data corresponding to 148 patients on dialysis undergoing PTx due to severe refractory HPT (PTH 1401 +/- 497 pg/mL, Ca 10.6 +/- 0.8 mg/dL, P 6.9 +/- 1.7 mg/dL). Demographic data were compared with(More)
Mortality is markedly elevated in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Between 30 and 50% of prevalent patients have elevated serum levels of inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein and IL-6. The presence of inflammation, chronic or episodic, has been found to be associated with increased mortality risk. The causes of inflammation are multifactorial and(More)
BACKGROUND The current predominance of older patients, diabetic patients and high-comorbidity patients among the hemodialysis (HD) population has probably influenced the definition of the effects of renal disease on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and these effects can be different in the patient subgroup without these characteristics. This(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life in patients on chronic dialysis and to research the influence of various factors related to treatment and ESRD on quality of life. The cross-sectional study was carried out nationally and 1013 randomly selected stable patients on dialysis were evaluated. The evaluation of quality of life was by the(More)
Several sociodemographic and clinical variables are known to influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with kidney disease, yet the relationship between psychological factors and the HRQOL measured by the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form (KDQOL-SF) is incompletely understood. The objective of this study was to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies in renal patients have reported that women perceive a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than men: however, these studies have been carried out without taking into account the gender-related differences shown in general population samples. The aims of the present study are: a) to define the HRQOL dimensions in which(More)
Patients returning to hemodialysis (HD) after failure of their kidney transplant suffer from high morbidity and mortality rates. It is common practice to keep failed kidney transplants in place. It is not known if these failed kidney transplants induce an inflammatory state that contributes to morbidity and mortality. In a single facility, patients starting(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is usually related to an overload of sodium and water, and is the most important factor for arterial hypertension in dialysis. On the other hand, food intake also contributes to IDWG, and is the basic factor for nutrition. The objective of this study is to assess the long-term prognostic effect of IDWG(More)
UNLABELLED Elderly patients are increasingly enrolled in dialysis programs and present a series of special characteristics due to their high morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of incident dialysis patients aged >75 years, their comorbidities and their admissions, with a view to determining the factors that influence their(More)
Target hematocrit/hemoglobin values in dialysis patients are still controversial. The Spanish Cooperative Renal Patients Quality of Life Study Group (including 34 hemodialysis units) conducted a prospective, 6-mo study of the effect on patient functional status and quality of life of using epoetin to achieve normal hematocrit in hemodialysis patients with(More)