Fatigue in chronic dialysis patients

Maurizio Bossola, Carlo Vulpio, Luigi Tazza

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Fatigue is common in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients and impacts on daily living, impairs significantly the quality of life, increases the risk of cardiovascular events and negatively influences survival. Although numerous social, demographic, clinical, and laboratory variables have been associated with fatigue, the causes of this symptom are often unclear. In the absence of an underlying, treatable disorder, the results of therapeutic intervention are typically frustrating. So far, none of the drugs tested can be recommended for preventing and treating fatigue in chronic HD patients. There is some evidence that exercise may significantly improve fatigue in dialysis patients; however, this requires confirmation through large, prospective, randomized studies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)550-555
Numero di pagine6
RivistaSeminars in Dialysis
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011


  • Fatigue
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Renal Dialysis


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