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Parker, Kristen - - 2012
Sinasac, Lisa - - 2012
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the top 10 causes of death. CKD is often caused by diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN). Both DM Type 2 and HTN are treatable and preventable and, yet, the population of individuals diagnosed with these two diseases is increasing. Millions of dollars ...
Sarian, Mari - - 2012
The increasing prevalence of chronic illnesses and kidney disease, in particular, makes it necessary to adopt new approaches towards their management (Wagner, 1998). Evidence suggests that promoting self-management improves the health status of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, as they manage upwards of 90% of their own care. Patients who are ...
Quesnelle, Rejean - - 2012
Cormier, Tina - - 2012
As frontline nurses, we know firsthand the many challenges of renal disease faced by our patients and the impact on their lives and their families. How can we help them cope with their illness? How can we improve their quality of life? How can we prevent the complications inherent to ...
Amos, Anita - - 2012
Historically, there have been indications that we need to change the way we work and think about our health care processes. Yet, with the urgency to keep abreast of the changing needs of our patients, have we seen these signs? Moreover, how do we respond to the inevitable change processes ...
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Mansilla Francisco, Juan - - 2012
The incidence of end stage renal disease in older persons has been increasing progressively over the last 10 years. Improved survival rates with renal replacement therapy are making this increased prevalence even more pronounced. The usual risks of morbidity and requirements for specialized care associated with older people increase dramatically ...
Steele, Melanie - - 2012
Although there exist no specific data on the prevalence of substance abuse among children and adolescents with chronic kidney diseases (CKD), the magnitude of this problem should not be underestimated, as almost half of twelfth-graders in the U.S. admit to a history of using illegal drugs at least once when ...
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Brunier, Gillian - - 2012
Wile, Colleen - - 2011
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