Clinical factors impacting quality of life and outcomes through the transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease to early dialysis treatment

Dugan W. Maddux

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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Abstract

This thesis, “Clinical factors impacting quality of life and outcomes through the transition from pre-dialysis CKD to early dialysis treatment”, examines clinical factors that improve dialysis start and patient survival. The gathered data suggests that patient differences, which affect the way patients start dialysis, may be present in late stage CKD. Clinical interventions related to blood pressure, dialysis preparation, and home therapy use may benefit patients. The way patients start dialysis and dialysis changes in the first treatment year may impact quality of life perceptions. CKD clinical data analysis may help to personalize CKD care and improve the transition to dialysis start.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kooman, Jeroen, Supervisor
  • Kotanko, P., Supervisor, External person
  • Usvyat, L.A., Advisor, External person
  • van der Sande, Franciscus, Advisor
Award date18 Dec 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463800884
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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