Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/15205
Title: Physical exercise in patients with severe kidney disease.
Authors: Kosmadakis, GC
Bevington, A
Smith, AC
Clapp, EL
Viana, JL
Bishop, NC
Feehally, J
First Published: 2010
Citation: NEPHRON CLIN PRACT, 2010, 115 (1), pp. c7-c16
Abstract: Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those on long-term dialysis, often suffer from muscle wasting and excessive fatigue. It is known that inactivity, muscle wasting and reduced physical functioning are associated with increased mortality in CKD. Known causes include uraemic myopathy and neuropathy, inactivity, and anaemia. Exercise in patients receiving regular dialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease was first introduced 3 decades ago, but is still only offered in a minority of renal units around the world, despite a significant body of evidence to support its use. Work is needed to increase awareness of the potential benefits of increased physical activity for patients with advanced CKD. This review summarizes the mechanisms of exercise intolerance and debility in advanced CKD patients, the methods used for the estimation of functional capacity, the options currently available for exercise training, and their influence on the well-being of this group of patients.
DOI Link: 10.1159/000286344
eISSN: 1660-2110
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/15205
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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