DOI 10.5414/CNX77S107

Clinical Nephrology, Volume 79 - Supplement 1 (28 - 33)

High-tone external muscle stimulation in endstage renal disease: effects on quality of life in patients with peripheral neuropathy

André Klassen1, Simona Racasan2, Mirela Gherman-Caprioara2, Bernhard Kürner3, Christoph Blaser4, Udo Bahner1, August Heidland1, 5
1 KfH Kidney Center, Würzburg, Germany, 2 Department of Nephrology, Cluj, Romania, 3 KfH Kidney Center Tirschenreuth, 4 KfH Kidney Center Lohr am Main, 5 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Würzburg, Germany

Abstract

Objective: High-tone external muscle stimulation (HTEMS) has been shown to ameliorate painful peripheral neuropathy of dialysis patients. We hypothesized that HTEMS could also lead to improved parameters of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Methods: 25 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients (17 men/8 women, mean age 62.2 ± 14.2 years) were enrolled for the study. For evaluation of HRQOL the short form SF-36 was used. In addition, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the pain severity score were investigated. HTEMS was applied intradialytically for 1 hour, 3 times a week. Its effect was evaluated just before the beginning and both 6 and 12 weeks after onset of this study. Results: SF-36 showed a significant effect of time for the subscales of physical role functioning and social functioning. A marginal significant positive trend could be observed for physical functioning. The pain symptom questionnaire sum scores improved significantly after 12 weeks. The HADS did not change significantly. Conclusion: The data indicate that intradialytic HTEMS treatment of ESRD patients with peripheral neuropathy ameliorates various components of physical health.

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Authors

  • André Klassen1
  • Simona Racasan2
  • Mirela Gherman-Caprioara2
  • Bernhard Kürner3
  • Christoph Blaser4
  • Udo Bahner1
  • August Heidland1
  • 5

Departments

  • 1 KfH Kidney Center, Würzburg, Germany,
  • 2 Department of Nephrology, Cluj, Romania,
  • 3 KfH Kidney Center Tirschenreuth,
  • 4 KfH Kidney Center Lohr am Main,
  • 5 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Würzburg, Germany

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