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The impact of pre-dialytic endurance training on nutritional status and quality of life in stable hemodialysis patients (Sawada study).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17654322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Protein-energy malnutrition and decreased quality of life (QOL) are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Although several studies have proved that regular exercise has beneficial effects, few control studies have shown the effects of exercise training on the nutritional status and QOL in HD patients. METHODS: Fifty-five HD patients were recruited, and 22 of them were trained to exercise on an ergometer prior to dialysis three times a week for one year. Serum albumin levels, creatinine generation rate (CGR), and the Short Form 36 were assessed as outcome measures. RESULTS: The serum albumin levels and CGR increased in the training group compared with baseline. The QOL scores also increased in half of the physical health and mental health dimensions in the training group. CONCLUSION: These observations suggest that low-dose, long-term pre-dialytic endurance training might reverse the poor clinical outcome by improving the nutritional status and QOL in HD patients.
Yoshihiro Matsumoto; Akiharu Furuta; Sachiko Furuta; Motohiro Miyajima; Terukazu Sugino; Kijun Nagata; Shigeki Sawada
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0886-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ren Fail     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-11-02     Revised Date:  2008-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology & Dialysis, Shizuoka City Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Nutritional Status*
Physical Endurance*
Quality of Life*
Renal Dialysis*
Time Factors

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