Thermal therapy in dialysis patients - a randomized trial.

  title={Thermal therapy in dialysis patients - a randomized trial.},
  author={C Lin and Li-Shan Lee and Ling-Hwa Su and Tien-Chuan Huang and C F Liu},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  volume={39 5},
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of far-infrared (FIR) rays on the meridian in hemodialysis (HD) patients. End-stage renal disease or kidney failure is the last stage of chronic renal failure, and often implies that the renal function cannot be restored and HD or kidney transplantation is required as a life-saving measure. HD patients often feel sick, debilitated, demotivated, and sad. A quasi-experimental design was conducted using convenience sampling with 61 HD patients from… CONTINUE READING