Pharmaceutical Care for Dialysis Patients

Mateti, Uday Venkat and Naik, Anantha Nagappa and Bairy, Manohar and Nagaraju, Shankar Prasad and Prabhu, Ravindra A (2013) Pharmaceutical Care for Dialysis Patients. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 4 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0975-8453

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Abstract

The incidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing worldwide. Dialysis centers are overwhelmed by the increased number of patients. When a patient becomes aware that his/her kidneys are nonfunctional, he/she is likely to be confused and depressed. The counseling of the patient in the matter of drugs, disease, and lifestyle forms an important necessity, which can help the patient’s confidence and motivate the patient for self-care of his/her condition. The counseling of the patient and dispelling the myths regarding ESRD and dialysis is vital for all patients on a continuous basis. This can be achieved by practicing the pharmaceutical care in ESRD patients on dialysis. In this article, the knowhow and the significance of self-management of ESRD patients on dialysis is discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialysis; Education; Nephrology; Pharmaceutical care; Pharmacist
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Nephrology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Management
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2016 11:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140050

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