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Decreased physical function in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease.
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PMID:  22911116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing dialysis experience decreases in physical function; however, few data exist on physical function in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The primary objective of this study was to clarify physical function in pre-dialysis patients according to CKD stage. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 120 ambulant pre-dialysis CKD stage 2 or higher patients (85 male, 35 female; mean age 66.5 years) who visited St. Marianna University School of Medicine Hospital. Participants were grouped according to CKD stage as follows: stage 2 (n = 17), stage 3 (n = 55), stage 4 (n = 25), and stage 5 (n = 23). Handgrip strength, knee extensor muscle strength, single-leg stance time, and maximum gait speed were used to assess physical function. Clinical laboratory tests were also examined at the same time as physical function measurements. RESULTS: All indices of physical function decreased according to the progression of CKD. Each physical function index was significantly lower in CKD stage 4 or 5 patients than CKD stage 2 or 3 patients. All physical function indices showed a positive correlation with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), blood hemoglobin level, and serum albumin level, and a negative correlation with urinary protein levels. In multiple regression analysis, age, female sex, body mass index, eGFR and urinary protein were significantly correlated with indices of physical function. CONCLUSION: Physical function in pre-dialysis CKD patients decreased as the disease progressed according to stage. Early intervention in CKD patients might delay the loss of physical function.
Koji Hiraki; Takashi Yasuda; Chiharu Hotta; Kazuhiro P Izawa; Yuji Morio; Satoshi Watanabe; Tsutomu Sakurada; Yugo Shibagaki; Kenjiro Kimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709923     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine Hospital, 2-16-1 Sugao Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 216-8511, Japan,
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