Shao-Yo Yang

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BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been implicated in the pathogenesis of uraemic pruritus in haemodialysis (HD) patients. However, each one's independent roles have not been previously studied. METHODS A total of 321 HD patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease with maintenance HD for >3 months were included.(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty is prevalent among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment. However, apart from its influence on cognition, it is currently unknown whether frailty affects subtler cerebral function in patients with ESRD. METHODS Patients with ESRD were prospectively enrolled, with(More)
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