Dialysis and skin care.

@article{Crawford2000DialysisAS,
  title={Dialysis and skin care.},
  author={S. Crawford and L. Sands and J. Neiwirth},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          105-9
        }
}
  • S. Crawford, L. Sands, J. Neiwirth
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation
I N THE Saint Alphonsus Nephrology Center dialysis facilities (Boise, ID), we find that itchy skin is a frequent complaint of patients. This may be caused by a high phosphorus level, dry skin, or other factors. When we inquired about education information on skin care for these patients, we found very little. Consequently, we decided to research and put together a pamphlet to help give patients some relief from this common problem. We have also translated the brochure to Spanish because of the… 
Effect of Skin Care With an Emollient Containing a High Water Content on Mild Uremic Pruritus
  • K. Okada, Koichi Matsumoto
  • Medicine
    Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
  • 2004
TLDR
It is concluded that the aqueous gel with high water content reduced itching and improved xerosis in patients with mild uremic pruritus, and it is reasonable that skin care with an emollient containing a highWater content is first started for hemodialysis patients with xerotic problems, even if they do not feel itching.