Kidney Transplantation

A retrospective review of telehealth services for children referred to a paediatric nephrologist.

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Aug 03, 2015

BACKGROUND: Telemedicine has emerged as an alternative mode of health care delivery over the last decade. To date, there is very limited published information in the field of telehealth and paediatric nephrology.

Telephone-adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction (tMBSR) for patients awaiting kidney transplantation: Trial design, rationale and feasibility.

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May 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has demonstrated benefits for stress-related symptoms; however, for patients with burdensome treatment regimens, multiple co-morbidities and mobility impairment, time and travel requirements pose barriers to MBSR training.

Attitudes and perceptions of patients on the kidney transplant waiting list toward mobile health-delivered physical activity programs.

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Mar 12, 2015

CONTEXT: Dialysis patients' lifestyles are associated with low levels of physical activity, increasing the chances of being removed from kidney waiting lists or dying while awaiting transplant because of increased cardiovascular risk factors and deteriorating health conditions.

Usability of mobile technology to screen for drug-drug interactions in kidney transplant patients.

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Sep 24, 2014

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk for adverse safety events related to reduced renal function and polypharmacy.