Journal article

Relationship between residual kidney function and symptom burden in haemodialysis patients

Jessica H Kong, Matthew RP Davies, Peter F Mount

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Residual kidney function (RKF) has been associated with improved solute clearance and survival in haemodialysis (HD) patients. However, whether RKF impacts symptom burden in HD patients is unknown. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of RKF in HD patients and to explore associations between higher levels of RKF with symptom burden, as well as clinical and biochemical parameters. METHODS: This is a single-centre, retrospective, observational study. RKF was assessed as urea clearance (KRU) by interdialytic urine collection. Symptom burden was measured using the palliative care outcome scale renal questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 90 maintenance HD patients was recruited; 31.9% had K..

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