The Experience of Pruritus in CKD

How distress from itchy skin impacts patient health and quality of life

Recent findings from the Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) advance our knowledge of the patient experience of pruritus, or itchy skin earlier in the lifecycle of kidney disease. This study demonstrates the high prevalence of pruritus and it's strong relationship to the quality of life, poor sleep, and symptoms of depression. Check out the work of Nidhi Sukul, MD and CKDopps collaborators in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

CKDopps: New study designed to examine the effects of chronic kidney disease care

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing international problem, due to an aging population and a rise in diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Minimizing the complications associated with advanced CKD and improving the transition to dialysis and transplantation represents a challenge. Addressing this challenge requires reliable evidence regarding the effects of CKD care on patient outcomes.

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