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      The Problem of Fatigue in Dialysis Patients

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Fatigue, Dialysis, Empirical study

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          137 patients on maintenance dialysis were studied. All but 2 patients were ambulatory, and all patients demonstrated good to normal strength on manual motor tests. With the exception of systemic lupus erythematosus, no correlation was found between primary diagnosis and patients’ fatigue ratings. Laboratory studies of hematocrit, BUN, creatinine, calcium, and phosphorus did not correlate with fatigue ratings for the majority of patients. Fatigue appeared more problematic for patients who had been dialyzing for less than 4 years. Depression was pronounced among patients who reported feeling fatigued upon arising.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1982
          1982
          03 December 2008
          : 30
          : 4
          : 336-340
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., USA; bCenter for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., USA
          Article
          182512 Nephron 1982;30:336–340
          10.1159/000182512
          7110464
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Empirical study, Dialysis, Fatigue

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