Quality of life in incident patients vs prevalent patients. Is there any difference in quality of life?
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Quality of life
chronic kidney diseases.

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Varela DC, González NM, Vanegas O, Rodríguez K. Quality of life in incident patients vs prevalent patients. Is there any difference in quality of life?. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 27 [cited 2023 Mar. 24];4(2):141-8. Available from: https://revistanefrologia.org/index.php/rcn/article/view/269


Quality of life is impaired in patients with hemodialysis finding a lower quality of life in incidents patients, those who initiate or carry less than three months in renal replacement therapy,identifying common factors of elevated PTH, low rate body mass, anemia and use of catheter

Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has increased its prevalence in recent years, from 44.7 patients per million in 1993 to 621 patients per million in 2012; patients who receive renal replacement therapy hemodialysis in Colombia have increasingly improved survival. The increase in the number of patients and the increase in the survival encourage us to improve the quality of life for dialysis years.

Methodology: The quality of life was compared by SF-36 in 154 patients with end-stage CKD on hemodialysis management, 77 incidents patients and 77 prevalent patients who are part of a renal unit in Bogotá, Colombia

Results: All scales of quality of life in the entire population of hemodialysis patients, have dropped. In the incident patients there is a lower quality of life compared to prevalent ones (p = 0.028) in this group the most relevant features was BMI <31, hb <11 g/dL and use of catheter, the scales of the SF-36 the most affected ones are those of physical component.

Conclusions: The quality of life of dialysis patients is affected with greater impact on the group of incident patients, the nutritional aspects should be enhanced, hematological and vascular access in this group.

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