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Relationships between illness representations, physical activity and depression in chronic kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is exacerbated by depression and confers significant healthcare costs. Whilst adverse impacts may be mitigated by physical activity, many patients with CKD remain physically inactive, with this physical inactivity potentially influenced by how CKD is appraised.

Objectives: The study aims to explore the relationship between physical activity, depression and illness representations in CKD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12274DOI Listing
April 2019
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Patients' perceptions of their experience, control and knowledge of fluid management when receiving haemodialysis.

J Ren Care 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

School of Psychology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Background: Person-centred care is increasingly promoted, empowering patients to become more involved in their treatment rather than being passive recipients of care (Barnes et al. ). Haemodialysis is typically required three times a week, with fluid management decision-making occurring at each treatment session (Ahmed et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12275DOI Listing
April 2019
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Implementing a tailored education programme: renal transplant recipients' experiences.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.

Background: Patient-centred education is a key element in the care of patients undergoing kidney transplantation. We implemented a tailored, evidence-based education programme for the post-transplant phase.

Objective: The aim of the study was to explore renal transplant recipients' experiences of participating in a new, tailored, evidence-based education programme. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12273DOI Listing

The non-directed living kidney donor: Why donate to strangers?

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Background: Kidney transplantation improves survival and quality of life for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). However, there is a shortage of donated organs, resulting in long wait times and the potential for death before a donor is found. Non-directed (also called altruistic) living kidney donation is a growing type of donation; however, few studies have examined the values and motivation of individuals evaluated to be a non-directed donor. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12267
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March 2019
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The effect of a self-management program on hand-washing/mask-wearing behaviours and self-efficacy level in peritoneal dialysis patients: a pilot study.

Authors:
Ezgi Karadag

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 2. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Oncology Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing, Turkey.

Background: Self-management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is crucial for health outcomes.

Objectives: This study was conducted to demonstrate the effect of a self-management programme based on Bandura's self-efficacy theory offered to patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) on behavioural changes regarding hand-washing/mask-wearing and self-efficacy level.

Design: In this study, the pretest-posttest design was used without a control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12270DOI Listing

The effect of perceived organisational justice on job satisfaction and burnout levels of haemodialysis nurses.

J Ren Care 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, Dialysis Unit, Sivas, Turkey.

Background: Organisational justice influences job satisfaction, the performance of individuals and the functioning of institutions. The lack of evidence-based studies investigating the relationship between hemodialysis nurses' perceptions of organisational justice, job satisfaction and burnout has created a research gap in this area.

Objective: To investigate the effect of perceived organisational justice on professional satisfaction and burnout levels of haemodialysis nurses and to identify any relation ship with individual and organisational factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12271DOI Listing
February 2019

Burden, access and disparities in kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar;45(1):4-8

Faculty of Medicine, Nephrology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Kidney disease is a global public health problem, affecting over 750 million persons worldwide. The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socio-economic, cultural and political factors leading to significant disparities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12269DOI Listing
March 2019
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Managing care for people with diabetes undergoing dialysis.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar;45(1):59-67

Renal Consultant Nurse, East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust, UK.

Background: Caring for patients with diabetes undergoing dialysis often proves challenging for staff working in haemodialysis units as they are not experts in diabetes and unfamiliar with insulin dosing regimens and the impact dialysis can have on blood sugar levels and lifestyle adjustment. There is a need to improve the knowledge base of renal healthcare professionals to better understand the physiology of diabetes, its relationship with end stage kidney disease, and potential changes that can take place when commencing dialysis.

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to improve the understanding of the epidemiology of diabetes, associated risk factors, and complications associated with combined kidney disease & diabetes. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12266
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March 2019
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Development and evaluation of dedicated low clearance transplant clinics for patients with failing kidney transplants.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar;45(1):51-58

University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Birmingham, UK.

Background: Recipients with failing kidney transplants (RFKTs) may receive sub-optimal care compared with patients with native kidney disease. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of RFKTs managed in a dedicated low clearance transplant clinic (LCTC) compared with those attending a general transplant clinic.

Methods: We undertook a retrospective analysis of patients with failing kidney transplants comparing two clinics-a LCTC versus a general transplant clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12268DOI Listing
March 2019
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Feasibility and effectiveness of pre-emptive rehabilitation in persons approaching dialysis (PREHAB).

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 16;45(1):9-19. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Renal Medicine, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK.

Introduction: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is characterised by several complications, leading to reduced functional ability and quality of life during transition to dialysis. This study aimed to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of a patient-centred programme of exercise, nutritional intervention and multidisciplinary education for persons approaching dialysis.

Methods: Patients with eGFR <15 ml/min/1. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12262
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March 2019
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Psychosocial consequences of gastrointestinal symptoms and dietary changes in people receiving automated peritoneal dialysis.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 25;45(1):41-50. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Central and Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS), Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, 5000, Australia.

Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are associated with poor psychosocial wellbeing among people receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD). The mind-gut axis represents one possible explanatory mechanism for this relationship. Despite existing evidence, the individual's experience of GI symptoms and their potential psychosocial consequences have not been explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12265DOI Listing
March 2019
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Young adults with chronic kidney disease: An exploration of their relationships and support networks.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 12;45(1):20-28. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Background: Young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a number of key issues and life changes to manage while also possibly transitioning into adult care. During this time, the nature of their support networks including, social, romantic, family and health care relationships, is changing.

Objective: To explore these young people's experience and perceptions of their past, current and future relationships and support networks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12263DOI Listing
March 2019
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Virtual reality in dialysis: a new perspective on care.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec;44(4):195-196

Professor of Nephrology, University of Bologna, Dialysis and Renal Transplant Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12264DOI Listing
December 2018
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A qualitative analysis of eating behaviour change for patients with diabetes and non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease stages 4-5.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec 23;44(4):219-228. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Western Sydney University, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Dietary changes recommended for chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4-5 and concurrent diabetes are difficult to follow given the multitude of food and fluid restrictions aimed at reducing the rate of CKD progression. Reduced adherence is commonplace and there is limited literature on patients' experiences with dietary changes and potential strategies to overcome this.

Objectives: Examine patients' experiences when adopting dietary changes recommended for CKD Stages 4-5 (pre-dialysis) and diabetes, and their perceptions of dietetic services and how they can be improved to assist them with dietary change. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12258
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December 2018
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Academic achievement and employment in young adults with end-stage kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2019 Mar 2;45(1):29-40. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Oxford Kidney Unit and Transplant Center, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Background: Young adults with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are at a pivotal stage of life: progressing through education, seeking employment and developing relationships. We set out to explore how ESKD impacts education and employment attainment in a matched UK and USA patient cohort. Moreover, we aimed to determine if there were significant differences in reported perceptions of impact. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12261
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March 2019
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How do patients and carers make sense of renal dietary advice? A qualitative exploration.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec 27;44(4):238-250. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Graduate Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Dietary modification is an integral part of chronic kidney disease (CKD) management. However, adherence to the renal diet is often suboptimal.

Methods: The aims of this study were to (i) describe the experiences of patients with CKD and their carers in their process of interpreting and implementing renal dietary advice; (ii) to explore strategies they used to make sense of and apply renal diet information and (iii) to develop recommendations for improved clinical practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12260DOI Listing
December 2018
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Nephrology nurses' perceptions of discussing sexual health issues with patients who have end-stage kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec 31;44(4):229-237. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Despite sexual dysfunction (SD) being common among, and affecting quality of life in people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) receiving dialysis, sexuality is not a subject that patients and nephrology nurses usually discuss.

Objective: To explore Thai nephrology nurses' perceptions about discussing sexual health issues with patients receiving dialysis.

Material And Methods: A phenomenological approach was applied and data were collected using semi-structured individual interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12257DOI Listing
December 2018
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Patients receiving dialysis do not have increased energy needs compared with healthy adults.

J Ren Care 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, USA.

Background: Patients receiving dialysis are thought to have increased energy needs due to stress from the dialysis process or uraemic toxins. However, certain conditions may induce hypometabolic states potentially leading to unwanted weight gains when increased calorie intake is recommended.

Objectives: Since there is conflicting research, this study aims to assess total energy expenditure (TEE) of patients receiving dialysis through analysis of resting energy expenditure (REE) and physical activity levels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12248DOI Listing
July 2018
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A triangulated evaluation of a youth clinic for patients with kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec 13;44(4):210-218. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Renal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark.

Background: With inspiration from Oxford, UK, a youth clinic outside the hospital for young people with kidney disease was established at a Danish university hospital in Autumn 2014. Four clinics have been held annually.

Objectives: To qualitatively evaluate a new established youth clinic and to gain knowledge of the experiences of young people and their parents with this clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12246DOI Listing
December 2018
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The impact of advanced nurse practitioners on patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease: A systematic review.

J Ren Care 2018 Dec 11;44(4):197-209. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Management of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires a collaborative approach. Nurses have diversified their skills to take on roles which have been traditionally physician-led. The impact of such roles, mainly that of the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), has not been previously assessed using a systematic approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12245DOI Listing
December 2018
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Exploring the relationship between illness perceptions and depression in patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic literature review.

J Ren Care 2018 May 27. Epub 2018 May 27.

Health Psychology Section, Psychology Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, 5th floor Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Campus, London, UK.

Background: The prevalence of depression is found to increase from early stages to later stages of chronic kidney disease. Research on illness perceptions in patients undergoing dialysis has confirmed that patients' beliefs are associated with important outcomes; one of the most significant being depression. However, the association between illness perceptions and depression in patients in pre-dialysis care remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12243DOI Listing
May 2018
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Kidney symptom questionnaire: Development, content validation and relationship with quality of life.

J Ren Care 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a range of symptoms, even at early stages. The importance of patient symptom experience is increasingly recognised, but validated symptom scores are lacking.

Objectives: This study aimed to refine an existing symptom questionnaire for use with patients not requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT), carry out content validity testing and explore convergent validity by comparing symptom scores with quality of life (QoL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12247DOI Listing
May 2018
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Corrigendum.

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J Ren Care 2018 Jun;44(2):123

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12242DOI Listing
June 2018
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EVIDENCE-BASED RENAL CARE: DOES IT MATTER?

Authors:
Magnus Lindberg

J Ren Care 2018 Jun;44(2):63-64

Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, SE 801 76, Gävle, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12244DOI Listing
June 2018
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Hydration and nutritional status in patients on home-dialysis-A single centre study.

J Ren Care 2018 Apr 17. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.

Background: Over-hydration (OH) and malnutrition are prevalent among patients on dialysis therapy. The prevalence of OH and malnutrition as well as the risk factors associated with OH and malnutrition in our patients on home peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home haemodialysis (HD) are examined.

Design And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12240
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April 2018
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Developing and pilot testing a shared decision-making intervention for dialysis choice.

J Ren Care 2018 Apr 17. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Background: Evidence is inconclusive on how best to guide the patient in decision-making around haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis choice. International guidelines recommend involvement of the patient in the decision to choose the dialysis modality most suitable for the individual patient. Nevertheless, studies have shown lack of involvement of the patient in decision-making. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12241DOI Listing
April 2018
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Post-operative arterio-venous fistula blood flow influences primary and secondary patency following access surgery.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 9. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

UCL Centre for Nephrology and Transplantation, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Purpose: Primary arteriovenous fistula arterio venous fistula (AVF) formation has proven to be the best and optimal vascular access for the majority of haemodialysis patients. At present there are limited data to suggest which haemodynamic parameters most correlate with the likelihood of early failure. The aim of this study is to identify the haemodynamic predictors of early failure, hence identify which fistulae may benefit from timely pre-emptive intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12238DOI Listing
March 2018
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Tracking patients with advanced kidney disease in the last 12 months of life.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 28;44(2):115-122. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: There is increasing recognition of the clinical need for timely and coordinated supportive and palliative care for those with terminal organ failure.

Objective: To describe symptoms, quality of life and supportive care needs in the anticipated 12-month period prior to death in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4 or 5.

Method: An observational, prospective, longitudinal design was used to follow 19 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12239DOI Listing
June 2018
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Implementation of a new patient education programme for renal transplant recipients.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 19;44(2):106-114. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Nurses' strategies regarding patient education should be informed by the best available research evidence. Clinical nurses play an essential role in implementing new patient education programmes for renal transplant recipients.

Aim: This study investigated transplant nurse job satisfaction, competence, training and perceptions of quality of care in relation to the implementation of a new, evidence-based, patient education programme. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12236
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June 2018
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Women and kidney disease: Reflections on world kidney day 2018.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar;44(1):3-11

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Background: Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly. Girls and women, who make up approximately 50% of the world's population, are important contributors to society and their families. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12232DOI Listing
March 2018
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Continuing education: online monitoring of haemodialysis dose.

Authors:
Aarne Vartia

J Ren Care 2018 Jan 25. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Retired from Savonlinna Central Hospital, Savonlinna, Finland.

Background: Kt/V reflects the efficacy of haemodialysis scaled to patient size (urea distribution volume). The guidelines recommend monthly Kt/V measurements based on blood samples. Modern haemodialysis machines are equipped with accessories monitoring the dose online at every session without extra costs, blood samples and computers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12234DOI Listing
January 2018
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Informal caregivers' experiences of caring for people receiving dialysis: A mixed-methods systematic review.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 22;44(2):82-95. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: Living with end stage kidney disease and having dialysis is burdensome, and there is a need for support from informal caregivers (i.e. family members and friends). Read More

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June 2018
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Experiences of living kidney donors during the donation process.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 10;44(2):96-105. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Background: The shortage of organs from deceased donors has led to more living donation. Furthermore, immunological developments have made it possible to perform kidney transplantation despite preformed antibodies against the donor organ. This has led to a broader recruitment base of living donors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12233DOI Listing
June 2018
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Bowel health in chronic kidney disease: Patient perceptions differ from clinical definitions.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 8;44(2):65-72. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Central and Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: The bowel health of those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be affected by medications, fluid/dietary allowances, reduced activity and pre-existing medical conditions. Patient perceptions of their bowel health can differ from those of health care professionals and the burden of gastrointestinal symptoms could be inaccurately reported.

Methods: Adults with CKD, including those undergoing haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant from four South Australian hospitals enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12230
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June 2018
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The effect of the interdialytic interval on cognitive function in patients on haemodialysis.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 21;44(1):44-51. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California, USA.

Background: Cognitive deficits are common among individuals on haemodialysis (HD). The degree of dysfunction may shift over the course of the interdialytic interval.

Objectives: To use ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to examine the relationship between the length of the interdialytic interval and reports of cognitive dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065249PMC
March 2018
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Performance measures for a dialysis setting.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 14;44(1):52-59. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: This study from Japan extracted performance measures for dialysis unit management and investigated their characteristics from professional views.

Methods: Two surveys were conducted using self-administered questionnaires, in which dialysis managers/staff were asked to rate the usefulness of 44 performance indicators. A total of 255 managers and 2,097 staff responded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12229DOI Listing
March 2018
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Unravelling current sexual care in chronic kidney disease: perspective of social workers.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 12;44(1):30-37. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Centre of Research on Psychological and Somatic Disorders, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Background: Fifty to eighty percent of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience a form of sexual dysfunction (SD), even after renal transplantation. Despite this, inquiring about SD is often not included in the daily practice of renal care providers.

Objectives: This paper explores the perspectives of renal social workers regarding sexual care for patients and evaluates their practice, attitude towards responsibility and knowledge of SD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12228DOI Listing
March 2018
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Children tolerate intradialytic oral nutrition.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 12;44(1):38-43. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Background: People undergoing haemodialysis (HD) often have poor nutrition, which in turn can contribute to worse outcomes. Inadequate nutrition has a particularly deleterious effect on growth and neurocognitive development, as well as mortality, in children and adolescents. Nutritional supplementation can improve outcomes but can be difficult to administer. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12226
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801058PMC
March 2018
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Oral nutritional supplementation in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a randomised, crossover pilot study.

J Ren Care 2018 Jun 19;44(2):73-81. Epub 2017 Nov 19.

MSc (Nutr& Diet), Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Background: Malnutrition is a significant problem in those undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Factors such as gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the need for a fluid reduced diet can limit tolerance and thereby the efficacy of oral nutritional supplements to treat malnutrition.

Objectives: To evaluate the acceptability and impact of two different forms of oral nutrition supplementation for 16 weeks on nutritional markers and quality of life of malnourished patients undergoing PD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12224DOI Listing
June 2018
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THE CHALLENGE OF NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT IN PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 30;43(4):195-196. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12227DOI Listing
December 2017
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Exploring the nature of illness perceptions in people with end-stage kidney disease.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 18;44(1):19-29. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Background: Diagnosis and treatment for End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) results in vast lifestyle changes. Despite the high prevalence of depression in people with ESKD, the psychosocial impacts of ESKD are still often overlooked. Illness perceptions enable people to make sense of their illness and are closely associated with depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12225DOI Listing
March 2018
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Diet quality in patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing dialysis.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 24;43(4):226-234. Epub 2017 Sep 24.

School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: People on haemodialysis (HD) are at risk of consuming a poor quality diet. This includes inadequate intake of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA).

Objective: This study aims to investigate diet quality, with a particular focus on n-3 LCPUFA intake, in a population of incentre HD patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12215DOI Listing
December 2017
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Administration of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in patients undergoing haemodialysis: A time and motion study.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 12;43(4):219-225. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Department of Nephrology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Background: International guidelines recommend treatment of anaemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs).

Objective: To document the time required and the cost in terms of nursing time to prepare and administer ESAs to patients on facility based haemodialysis (HD) with anaemia due to CKD before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs.

Design: A time and motion study was implemented at four HD units in Australia to determine the time and costs associated with preparing and administering ESAs before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jorc.12213
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December 2017
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Under-diagnosed chronic kidney disease in Jordanian adults: prevalence and correlates.

J Ren Care 2018 Mar 7;44(1):12-18. Epub 2017 Sep 7.

School of Nursing, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Background: Jordan has no relevant database or registry by which chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be early identified. The purpose of the present study is to uncover the prevalence of CKD in a national sample of Jordanian patients at high risk and examine the association of CKD with demographic and clinical factors.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study that involved 540 outpatients at high risk for CKD. Read More

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March 2018
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Health beliefs of salt intake among patients undergoing haemodialysis.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 5;43(4):235-241. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410013, China.

Background: High salt intake has been recognised as a risk factor that contributes to a poor outcome in patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD). This study examined health beliefs about salt intake among patients undergoing haemodialysis.

Materials And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study using a convenience sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12211DOI Listing
December 2017
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Partnership with patients and their families.

Authors:
Nicola Thomas

J Ren Care 2017 Sep;43(3):131

Kidney Care, London South Bank University, UK.

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September 2017
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Urea-based recirculation validation of the symmetrical palindrome catheter.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 16;43(4):242-246. Epub 2017 Aug 16.

Department of Radiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Background: High blood flow and low recirculation rates are central for adequate haemodialysis. A new symmetrical tip has been invented promising efficient haemodialysis even if the ports are reversed.

Objective: To evaluate access recirculation of the 'palindrome' catheter and to report initial experiences in a clinical setting. Read More

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December 2017
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Could intradialytic nutrition improve refractory anaemia in patients undergoing haemodialysis?

J Ren Care 2017 Sep 21;43(3):183-191. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Community Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Background: This prospective randomised study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) therapy in malnourished patients with refractory anaemia.

Methods: Forty patients who were malnourished with a BMI not greater than 23 (17-23) kg/m , undergoing regular HD were included. Of those, 20 patients received 500-1000 ml of IDPN at a rate of 250-300 ml/h at each HD session three days per week for six consecutive months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12206DOI Listing
September 2017
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The experience of waiting for a kidney transplant: A qualitative study.

J Ren Care 2017 Dec 21;43(4):247-255. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

University of Wollongong Faculty of Science Medicine and Health, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Background: In Australia over 1100 people are living on dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. Worldwide there are an estimated 170,000 people who wait an average of three years before an organ becomes available.

Objective: To provide an understanding of the lived experience of people waiting on dialysis for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12209DOI Listing
December 2017
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