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Insights into Living with Kidney Disease


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1University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

2University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

3Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Australia


Insights into Living with Kidney Disease

Description

Kidney disease has many implications for those who live with it. Self-care is an integral part of daily life and often means that patients and/or their carers take responsibility for day-to-day management of complex clinical interventions and treatment regimens, with support from the health care professionals involved in their care. People living with kidney disease can benefit enormously if they receive appropriate support for self-care; to understand the best ways to support them we need detailed insights into the challenges and rewards of living with kidney disease.

This special issue is intended to present and discuss current evidence and new innovations which have the potential to inform our insights into living with kidney disease. This new knowledge can shape the services and support offered to patients and families. We invite authors to submit high quality papers that focus on the experience of and/or insights into living with kidney disease from the perspective of patients of all ages, their carers, and families. We welcome research, clinical practice, reviews, and theoretical papers. Papers could, for example, relate to health care settings, home settings, schools or workplaces, and/or transition from one age group to another, from one treatment modality or stage of disease to another or from one health care context to another (e.g., chronic to palliative care and child healthcare to adult healthcare).

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality of life assessments
  • Qualitative studies of patient, carer, and/or family member perspectives of living with kidney disease
  • Mixed methods studies, feasibility, proof of concept, pilot studies, or randomised controlled trials
  • Studies using new methodological paradigms that challenge current thinking in clinical research
  • Development and evaluation of complex interventions to promote optimum healthcare experiences or clinical outcomes
  • Patient/carer/family member involvement in designing and conducting research on insights into living with kidney disease
  • The insights of healthcare professionals who support patients living with kidney disease
  • The effect of exercise, sleep quality/duration, and/or renal diets on people living with kidney disease
  • Studies on the burden of comorbidities and patient-centered outcomes
  • Patient care in natural disasters such as earthquake or hurricane
  • Application of advanced therapies (e.g., stem cells therapy, immune modulation, reversing fibrotic disease, reversing advanced glycation end products, and metabolic reprogramming)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2805684
  • - Editorial

Insights into Living with Kidney Disease

Veronica Swallow | Houry Puzantian | ... | Ulf Gunnar Bronas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2726369
  • - Review Article

Cognitive Impairment in Chronic Kidney Disease: Vascular Milieu and the Potential Therapeutic Role of Exercise

Ulf G. Bronas | Houry Puzantian | Mary Hannan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6987240
  • - Research Article

Posttransplant Anemia as a Prognostic Factor of Mortality in Kidney-Transplant Recipients

Maria Majernikova | Jaroslav Rosenberger | ... | Jitse P. van Dijk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2543262
  • - Research Article

Etiology of End-Stage Renal Disease and Arterial Stiffness among Hemodialysis Patients

Balsam El Ghoul | Yazan Daaboul | ... | Sola Aoun Bahous
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9647156
  • - Review Article

How Should Disaster Base Hospitals Prepare for Dialysis Therapy after Earthquakes? Introduction of Double Water Piping Circuits Provided by Well Water System

Naoki Ikegaya | George Seki | Nobutaka Ohta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7859725
  • - Research Article

The Experience of Older People in the Shared Decision-Making Process in Advanced Kidney Care

Nicola Thomas | Karen Jenkins | ... | Brian Gracey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1685362
  • - Research Article

Piloting Psychology Annual Reviews as a Method of Measuring Psychological Distress and Quality of Life in Paediatric Renal Transplant Patients

Jade Bamford | Lucy Wirz
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