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Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Atsuhiko Matsunaga

Atsuhiko Matsunaga
Department of Rehabilitation, School of Allied Health Sciences, Kitasato University,
1-15-1 Kitasato, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0373
Japan

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  • Mini Review
    Frailty and Survival in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
    Author(s): Ryota Matsuzawa and Atsuhiko MatsunagaRyota Matsuzawa and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Frailty is highly prevalent in patients with end-stage renal disease who require hemodialysis therapy. Frailty has been proposed by Fried and colleagues, and predicts poor outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Muscle weakness is a major component of frailty. We previously performed a single-center, prospective, observational, cohort study among 190 Japanese patients undergoing hemodialysis and examined the association of muscle weakness in lower extremity with survival. As a result, muscle weakness in the lower extremities had a significant negative effect on survival in these patients. Muscle weakness is reversibly activated by exercise training or physical therapy in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Therefore, exercise training for patients with end-stage renal disease could improve their prognosis via correction of muscle weakness. In this paper, we reviewed muscle weakness, which is.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000227

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