Acute Renal Failure | Dialysis & Renal Transplantation | Pathophysiology of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies
Uremic pruritus: prevalence, clinical characteristics and impact on quality of life in patients on maintenance peritoneal dialysis
Maria Tsikeloudi*, Panagiotis Pateinakis, Aikaterini Patsatsi, Eleni Manou, Dimitrios Sotiriadis, Dimitrios Tsakiris
*Corresponding author: Maria Tsikeloudi
Department of Nephrology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 762 (poster) [English]
Poster [2.60 MB]
49th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association 2012, 24 - 27 May 2012, SA448
The aim of this study was to define the prevalence and clinical characteristics of uremic pruritus, as well as its impact on the quality of life (QoL) of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD).
Pruritus was reported by 24% of the patients at the time of examination. The presence of pruritus was associated with higher intact parathyroid level (iPTH) (p= 0.041). The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score had a positive correlation with patients' age (p= 0.023, r= 0.648).
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