Journal Watch - Sleep Quality
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.
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Metaanalysis of Nocturnal HD and Sleep Quality
Nine studies of 286 patients found significantly less sleep apnea and better O2 saturation—but less total sleep time—after switching from conventional to nocturnal HD. Prospective pre-post studies found improved sleep quality, but randomized trials did not. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 10/12/2018)