Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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MS Diawara

Department of Nephrology and Dialysis of the Regional Hospital El Hadji Amadou Sakhir Ndiéguene, Thiès, Senegal

  • Case Series   
    Chronic Pain in Hemodialysis Patients in Three Reference Centres in Senegal: Prevalence, Psycho-affective Impact and Associated Factors
    Author(s): M Faye1, A Dieng*2, MA Ba1, JH Sambou2, MS Diawara2, MO Faye1, AT Lemrabott1, El Fary KA1 and MM Cissé2

    Introduction: The prevalence of chronic pain is high on hemodialysis patients. It can alter the quality of life of these patients who are already exposed to numerous comorbidities. This study aimed to determine the characteristics, the psycho-affective impact and the chronic pain-related factors. Patients and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional, multicentre study of descriptive and analytical purposes in 3 centres in Senegal including 110 chronic haemodialysis patients. Sociodemographic, biological and therapeutic patterns were studied. The pain was considered chronic when it lasted more than 3 months. The intensity of the pain was explored according to the degree of understanding of the patients by different assessment scales. Results: The mean age of our patients was 48.15 ± 13.71 years and a sex ratio.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000373

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