Alison Thomas
University of Toronto
Health careIntensive care medicineDiseaseDialysisMedicine
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#1Alison Thomas (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
#2Samuel A. Silver (Queen's University)H-Index: 13
Last. Ron WaldH-Index: 44
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Rationale & Objective Surveillance blood work is routinely performed in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) recipients. Although more frequent blood testing may confer better outcomes, there is little evidence to support any particular monitoring interval. Study Design Retrospective population-based cohort study. Setting & Participants All prevalent HD recipients in Ontario, Canada, as of April 1, 2011, and a cohort of incident patients commencing maintenance HD in Ontario, Canada, between April 1, 20...
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#1Pia Kontos (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 26
#2Alisa Grigorovich (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 7
Last. Gary NaglieH-Index: 4
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Exercise improves functional outcomes and quality of life of older patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. Yet exercise is not promoted as part of routine care. Health care providers and family carers rarely provide encouragement for patients to exercise, and the majority of older patients remain largely inactive. There is thus the need for a shift in the culture of hemodialysis care towards the promotion of exercise for wellness, including expectations of exercise partici...
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#1Pia Kontos (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 26
Last. Gary NaglieH-Index: 47
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Background Evidence suggests that exercise training for hemodialysis patients positively improves morbidity and mortality outcomes, yet exercise programs remain rare and are not systematically incorporated into care. We developed a research-based film, Fit for Dialysis, designed to introduce, motivate, and sustain exercise for wellness amongst older hemodialysis patients, and exercise counseling and support by nephrologists, nurses, and family caregivers. The objective of this clinical trial is ...
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