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Background Frailty exhibits a high prevalence in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and is associated with adverse health-related outcomes, including falls and fractures. Available studies do not address whether frailty is associated with temporal changes...

["Geriatrics","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3542
220 downloads
1,281 views

Background Renal supportive care (RSC) is an important option for elderly individuals reaching end-stage renal disease; however, the frequency of RSC practice is very low among Asian countries. We evaluated the attitude, the knowledge, and the preference for specific...

["Geriatrics","Nephrology","Public Health","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3540
5 citations
441 downloads
1,364 views

Background. Geriatric syndromes (GS) exhibit high prevalence in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under chronic dialysis irrespective of age. We sought to determine whether GS influences medication adherence in ESRD patients. Methods. A prospective cohort...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Hematology","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2122
4 citations
522 downloads
1,854 views

Background: Symptoms of depression are often reported among patients with a cancer diagnosis. Strong sense of coherence (SOC) is shown to be associated with less depression in the general older population and among nursing homes (NH) residents in particular. Knowledge...

["Geriatrics","Oncology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2096
10 citations
1,093 downloads
2,236 views

Background. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a high symptom burden, among which fatigue is highly prevalent. Many fatigue-assessing instruments exist, but comparisons among instruments in this patient population have yet to be investigated. Methods....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1818
2 citations
1,452 downloads
3,317 views

Background. Knowledge about mixed-methods perspectives that examine anxiety, depression, social support, mental health and the phenomenon of suffering among cognitively intact NH residents is scarce. We aimed to explore suffering and mental health among cognitively...

["Geriatrics","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1120
316 downloads
1,180 views

Introduction. A safe and effective transition from hospital to post-acute care is a complex and important physician competency. Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) form the new educational rubric in Graduate Medical Education Training. “A safe...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Evidence Based Medicine","Nursing","Science and Medical Education","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.819
5 citations
688 downloads
1,763 views

Background. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often active in patients with multiple comorbidities and a short natural life expectancy, but limited information exists as to how often these patients undergo high-risk operations and of the perioperative outcomes...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Emergency and Critical Care","Palliative Care","Public Health","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.245

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