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Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life in Greek Adult Patients Two Years after Successful Renal Transplantation

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Impact of Interdialytic Weight Gain (IDWG) on Nutritional Parameters, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients

gain and blood pressure among prevalent hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis 2007; 50: 108-118. 32. Wu SC, Jeng FR. Relationship between increased interdialytic body weight and left ventricular hypertrophy in maintenance dialysis patients. Nephrology 2001; 6, 85-88. 33. Dwyer JT, Larive B, Leung J, et al. Hemodialysis Study Group.Nutritional status affects quality of life in Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study patients at baseline. J Ren Nutr 2002; 12: 213-223. 34. Rambod M, Bross R, Zitterkoph J, et al. Association of

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Dialysis and Depression in the Light of Suicide Attempt with Fruits

. Hullemann. Suicide due to consumption of bananas. Death of a bilaterally nephrectomized female patient due to hyperkalemia after consumption of bananas. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 1969; 94(35): 1765-1767. 14. Nordentoft M. Prevention of suicide and attemted suicide in Denmark. Epidemiological studies of suicide and intervention studies in selected risk groups. Dan Med Bull 2007; 54(4): 306-369. 15. Birmele B, Le Gall A, Sautenet B, et al. clinical, sociodemographic, and psychological correlates of health-related quality of life in chronic

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Impact of Different Variables on Recovery Time in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

References 1. Fukurama S, Lopes AA, Bragg-Gresham JL, et al. Worldwide Dialysis Outcomes and Practise patterns Study, Healthrelated quality of life among dialysis patient on three continents: The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study, Kidney Int 2003; 64(5): 1903-1910. 2. Finkelstein FO, Wuerth D, Finkelstein SH. Health related quality of life and CKD patient: challenges for the nephrology community. Kidney Int 2009; 76: 946-952. 3. Young EW, Goodkin DA, Mapes DL, et al. The dialysis Outcomes and

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Post-intensive care syndrome: An overview

, occupational therapy, and symptom management including rehabilitation. Conclusions The above article emphasizes on the physician’s awareness of PICS in the patients surviving a critical illness and the irresponsibility towards the patients beyond saving their lives. The extra effort, time and care by forming a multidisciplinary management plan can improve the long-term functioning capacity and quality of life of the ICU survivors and also their families. Conflicts of Interest None declared References 1 Needham DM, Davidson J, Cohen H, Hopkins RO

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PreSSUB II: The prehospital stroke study at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel II

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Economic evaluation of resonable nutrition support

References 1. Wang M, Liu Y. Research on the cost control of clinical nutritional therapy and relevant policies. Chin J Med Guide 2007;9:517-20. 2. Lochs II, Pirhanl C, AIlison SP. Evidence supports nutritional support. Clin Nutr 2006;25:177-9. 3. Jie B, Jiang ZM. Impact of parenteral and enteral nutrition support on the outcome of patients with nutrition risk. Chin J Clin Appl, 2009;17:127-8. 4. Dvir D, Cohen J, Singer P. Computerized energy balance and complications in critically ill patients

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Systemic corticosteroids in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

References 1. Leuppi JD, Schuetz P, Bingisser R, Bodmer M, Briel M, Drescher T, et al. Short-term vs conventional glucocorticoid therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the REDUCE randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013;309:2223-31. 2. Abroug F, Ouanes-Besbes L, Fkih-Hassen M, Ouanes I, Ayed S, Dachraoui F, et al. Prednisone in COPD exacerbation requiring ventilatory support: an open-label randomised evaluation. Eur Respir J 2014;43:717-24. 3. Kiser TH, Allen RR, Valuck RJ, Moss M

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Clinical significance of airway mucus hypersecretion in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

References 1. World Health Organization. World Health Statistics 2008 [EB/OL]. Available at: Access on March 23, 2015. 2. Fahy JV, Dickey BF. Airway mucus function and dysfunction. N Engl J Med 2010; 363: 2233-47. 3. Guo W, Zhang J. Study and clinical treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of airway mucus hypersecretion. Chin J Pract Intern Med 2007; 27: 1390-4. 4. Sherman CB, Xu X, Speizer FE, Ferris BG Jr, Weiss ST

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