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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 14--29

Symptom management among patients with chronic kidney disease

1 Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India; APHN Palliative Care Consultant for Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, Singapor; Honorary Tutor, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
2 Clinical consultant, BARC Hospital; Division of Palliative Care and Medical Humanities, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Palliative Care Lead, National Cancer Grid-India
3 Department of Nephrology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Nephrology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
5 Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India
6 Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dharshan Rangaswamy
Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhavanagar, Udupi, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpc.ijpc_69_21

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Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience high symptom burden, both physical and psychological, that is underrecognized and undertreated. The high symptom burden significantly impacts the quality of life for patients and their families. This review enumerates the various physical and psychological symptoms that patients with CKD often experience and guides in the management of these symptoms. This review follows the recommended international guidelines and has been tailored to suit the Indian context.


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