Daytime sleepiness in stable hemodialysis patients.

  title={Daytime sleepiness in stable hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Kathy P Parker and Donald L. Bliwise and James Lynch Bailey and David B. Rye},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={41 2},
BACKGROUND Patients frequently sleep during hemodialysis (HD), a behavior often attributed to treatment-related fatigue and/or simple boredom. The possibility that this behavior reflects a more pervasive underlying increase in daytime sleepiness has never been systematically examined. Thus, we studied a sample of HD patients on an off-dialysis day to establish the presence or absence of daytime sleepiness independent of effects of treatment, quantify its severity, and identify associated… CONTINUE READING


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