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2021 Mar 17

BMC Nephrol



Exploring factors associated with pain in hemodialysis patients: a multicenter cross-sectional study from Palestine.


Marzouq MK, Samoudi AF, Samara A, Zyoud S'edH, Al-Jabi SW
BMC Nephrol. 2021 Mar 17; 22(1):96.
PMID: 33731036.


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a rising medical concern around the world. End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the last stage of CKD stages that necessitates renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis (HD), which seems to be the most commonly used type. However, patients on HD still suffer from high mortality and morbidity rates compared to those who receive a kidney transplant. Therefore, we aimed in this study to assess the prevalence of pain among ESKD patients on HD, as well as to explore the factors that were associated with this complaint.