Introduction: The present cross-sectional study aimed to compare the prevalence, the characteristics of post-dialysis fatigue and the length of recovery time after hemodialysis in prevalent end-stage renal disease patients (ESRD) receiving bicarbonate hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods: Patients were suffering from post-dialysis fatigue if they spontaneously offered this complaint when asked the open-ended question: “Do you feel fatigued after dialysis?”. Moreover, each patient was invited to rate the intensity, duration, and frequency of post-dialysis fatigue from 1 to 5. In order to assess RECOVERY TIME AFTER DIALYSIS, patients were invited to answer to the following single open-ended question: “How long does it take you to recover from a dialysis session?”. Findings: We included 335 patients: 252 received HD and 83 received HDF. Post-dialysis fatigue was present in 204 patients (60.9%). Prevalence of post-dialysis fatigue did not differ significantly between patients on HD (62.3%) and on HDF (56.6%; p = 0.430). Median recovery time after dialysis was 180 min [180–240] and did not differ significantly between the two subgroups (180 min [130–240] and 240 min [120–332] p = 0.671, respectively). Median post-dialysis fatigue intensity, duration, and frequency were 3 [1–5], 3 [1–5], and 4 [1–5] and did not differ significantly between patients on HD and on HDF. At the multivariate analysis, age, ADL and hemoglobin levels were the independent predictors of the HDF treatment. Discussion: Prevalence and characteristics of post-dialysis fatigue do not differ significantly between patients receiving bicarbonate HD or HDF.

Post-dialysis fatigue: Comparison of bicarbonate hemodialysis and online hemodiafiltration

Vittorio Sirolli;Mario Bonomini;
2022-01-01

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Introduction: The present cross-sectional study aimed to compare the prevalence, the characteristics of post-dialysis fatigue and the length of recovery time after hemodialysis in prevalent end-stage renal disease patients (ESRD) receiving bicarbonate hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods: Patients were suffering from post-dialysis fatigue if they spontaneously offered this complaint when asked the open-ended question: “Do you feel fatigued after dialysis?”. Moreover, each patient was invited to rate the intensity, duration, and frequency of post-dialysis fatigue from 1 to 5. In order to assess RECOVERY TIME AFTER DIALYSIS, patients were invited to answer to the following single open-ended question: “How long does it take you to recover from a dialysis session?”. Findings: We included 335 patients: 252 received HD and 83 received HDF. Post-dialysis fatigue was present in 204 patients (60.9%). Prevalence of post-dialysis fatigue did not differ significantly between patients on HD (62.3%) and on HDF (56.6%; p = 0.430). Median recovery time after dialysis was 180 min [180–240] and did not differ significantly between the two subgroups (180 min [130–240] and 240 min [120–332] p = 0.671, respectively). Median post-dialysis fatigue intensity, duration, and frequency were 3 [1–5], 3 [1–5], and 4 [1–5] and did not differ significantly between patients on HD and on HDF. At the multivariate analysis, age, ADL and hemoglobin levels were the independent predictors of the HDF treatment. Discussion: Prevalence and characteristics of post-dialysis fatigue do not differ significantly between patients receiving bicarbonate HD or HDF.
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