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Exercise performance by hemodialysis patients: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20048545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hemodialysis (HD) patients exhibit poor functional capacity and reduced quality of life as a result of the complications associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). A review of the literature indicates that regular physical activity can reduce the complications associated with ESRD by inducing adaptations in the cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. In turn, this increases functional capacity and enhances quality of life in patients on HD. Hemodialysis patients can safely participate in a variety of exercise programs with minimal adverse effects. Intradialytic exercise programs that can incorporate aerobic and resistance exercise promote exercise adherence and should be encouraged on dialysis units.
Ingrid Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-05     Completed Date:  2010-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biology, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
Exercise Tolerance*
Health Behavior
Health Status
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications,  psychology,  therapy*
Motor Activity
Musculoskeletal Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Nervous System Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Quality of Life
Renal Dialysis*

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