Journal Watch - Fatigue
Fatigue at PD Start Linked with Higher Mortality
A PLOS One study compared 4,285 incident PD patients who completed a KDQOL-SF vitality scale from Brazil (1,388) and the U.S. (2,897) from 2004 to 2011. Lower vitality scores after 90 days of PD were linked with a higher risk of mortality in both countries
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Factors Associated with Fatigue in PD Patients
Analysis of fatigue scale data from 108 PD patients in China revealed that 78.7% suffered from fatigue, a number significantly higher than in the community population. Associated factors included sleep quality, normalized protein nitrogen appearance, transferrin, alkaline phosphatase, and total cholesterol levels.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-01-09)