Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Considerations in the statistical analysis of hemodialysis patient survivalChristos Argyropoulos
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Am Soc Nephrol 20:2034-43. 2009..Accelerated failure time models may be useful adjuncts to the Cox model when studying outcomes of dialysis patients...
- Impact of fatigue on outcomes in the hemodialysis (HEMO) studyManisha Jhamb
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
Am J Nephrol 33:515-23. 2011..Fatigue is a common debilitating symptom in chronic kidney disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis. However, little is known about its pathogenesis and association with survival...
- Heart failure severity scoring system and medical- and health-related quality-of-life outcomes: the HEMO studyKelly V Liang
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 58:84-92. 2011..We aimed to determine the prognostic importance of the Index of Disease Severity (IDS) of the Index of Coexistent Disease (ICED) scoring system as an HF severity measure...
- Abnormal nocturnal heart rate variability response among chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients during wakefulness and sleepMaria Eleni Roumelioti
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, A909 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:3733-41. 2010..We hypothesized that high-frequency (HF) HRV (vagal tone) will be attenuated from wakefulness to non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and then to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in dialysis patients as compared to patients with CKD...
- Correlates and outcomes of fatigue among incident dialysis patientsManisha Jhamb
Department of Medicine, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1779-86. 2009..This study examines the correlates of self-reported fatigue at initiation of dialysis and after 1 yr and assesses the extent to which fatigue was associated with health-related quality of life and survival...
- Numeracy skills in CKD: correlates and outcomesKhaled Abdel-Kader
University of Pittsburgh, Renal Electrolyte Division, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1566-73. 2010..Healthcare providers communicate the risks and benefits of treatments using frequencies, percentages, or proportions. However, many patients lack the numerical skills needed to interpret this information accurately to make informed choices...
- Sleep quality, mood, alertness and their variability in CKD and ESRDMaria Eleni Roumelioti
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Nephron Clin Pract 114:c277-87. 2010..In this report, we assessed these symptoms among patients with advanced CKD (stages 4-5) and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and compared them to healthy controls without known kidney disease...