Journal Watch - Exercise
Exercise and Quality of Life on PD
In a cross sectional study of 339 PD patients, 81.7% exercised a median of 5 hours per week, mainly slow walking. Those who exercised had better quality of life. Older age, female sex, higher BMI, and pain were independently associated with lower exercise capacity.
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Safety of Exercise for Those Who Do PD
A review of 25 studies of exercise in PD found only minor adverse events, mainly short-term muscle or joint pain or fatigue. There were no serious adverse events or signs of harm.
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New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Exercise on PD
The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and the Global Renal Exercise Network have teamed up to grade and review the literature and clinical experience to help people on PD stay physically active safely. With sparse quality evidence available, the new guidelines are largely opinion based, and cover timing of exercise relative to PD (i.e., empty or full); impact of exercise on mental health, weight, frailty, etc.; exercise nutrition, and potential adverse PD outcomes.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-11-12)