Review collection - Renal 

87 reviews


Buur LE, Bekker HL, Madsen JK, Søndergaard H, Kannegaard M, Khatir DS, Finderup J. Patient involvement interventions in patients with kidney failure making end-of-life care decisions: a scoping review. JBI Evid Synth. 2023 Jun 7. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00261. Epub ahead of print.

Collins A, Hui D, Davison SN, Ducharlet K, Murtagh F, Chang YK, Philip J. Referral Criteria to Specialist Palliative Care for People with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul 26:S0885-3924(23)00613-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.07.013. Epub ahead of print.

Fidan C, Ağırbaş İ. The effect of renal replacement therapy on health-related quality of life in end-stage renal disease: a meta-analysis. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2023 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s10157-023-02377-3. Epub ahead of print.

Jia X, Tang X, Li Y, Xu D, Moreira P. Update of dialysis initiation timing in end stage kidney disease patients: is it a resolved question? A systematic literature review. BMC Nephrol. 2023 Jun 7;24(1):162. doi: 10.1186/s12882-023-03184-4.

Ma S, Pu N, Ma J. Effects of high-flux hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration on the mortality of patients with end-stage kidney disease: a meta-analysis. Ren Fail. 2023 Dec;45(1):2147436. doi: 10.1080/0886022X.2022.2147436.

Mcpeake ML, Cook N, Mcilfatrick S, Hasson F. The experience of shared decision-making for patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing haemodialysis and their families-A scoping review. J Clin Nurs. 2023 May 27. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16766. Epub ahead of print.

Meijers B, Wellekens K, Montomoli M, Altabas K, Geter J, McCarthy K, Lobbedez T, Kazancioglu R, Thomas N. Healthcare professional education in shared decision making in the context of chronic kidney disease: a scoping review. BMC Nephrol. 2023 Jun 29;24(1):195. doi: 10.1186/s12882-023-03229-8.

Park JY, Yang WJ, Doo SW, Park JJ, Gwon YN, Kim KM, Kim JH, Kim DK. Long-term end-stage renal disease risks after living kidney donation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Nephrol. 2023 May 30;24(1):152. doi: 10.1186/s12882-023-03208-z.

Pereira-Céspedes A, Jiménez-Morales A, Palomares-Bayo M, Martínez-Martínez F, Calleja-Hernández MÁ. Medication review with follow-up for end-stage renal disease: Drug-related problems and negative outcomes associated with medication-A systematic review. J Clin Med. 2023 Aug 2;12(15):5080. doi: 10.3390/jcm12155080.

Perez-Dominguez B, Suso-Marti L, Dominguez-Navarro F, Perpiña-Martinez S, Calatayud J, Casaña J. Effects of resistance training on patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: an umbrella review with meta-analysis of the pooled findings. J Nephrol. 2023 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s40620-023-01635-7. Epub ahead of print.

Zhao Q, He Y, Wu N, Wang L, Dai J, Wang J, Ma J. Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Improve Physical Function in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis. Am J Nephrol. 2023;54(1-2):35-41. doi: 10.1159/000530219. Epub 2023 Mar 30.


Busink E, Kendzia D, Kircelli F, Boeger S, Petrovic J, Smethurst H, Mitchell S, Apel C. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of renal replacement therapies, and consequences for decision-making in the end-stage renal disease treatment pathway. Eur J Health Econ. 2022 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s10198-022-01478-2. Epub ahead of print.


Alshammari B, Noble H, McAneney H, Alshammari F, O'Halloran P. Factors Associated with Burden in Caregivers of Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease (A Systematic Review). Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 14;9(9):1212. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9091212.

Boje J, Madsen JK, Finderup J. Palliative care needs experienced by Danish patients with end-stage kidney disease. J Ren Care. 2021 Sep;47(3):169-183. doi: 10.1111/jorc.12347. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Imamah NF, Lin HR. Palliative Care in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Meta Synthesis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Oct 11;18(20):10651. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182010651.

Jia L, Dong X, Li X, Jia R, Zhang HL. Benefits of resistant starch type 2 for patients with end-stage renal disease under maintenance hemodialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Med Sci. 2021 Jan 1;18(3):811-820. doi: 10.7150/ijms.51484.


Campbell P, Moss J, Mulder M, Roach L, Wilson N, Jacob A, et al. The effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in the symptom management of pruritus in patients with end-stage kidney disease: A systematic review (245kb pdf). Ren Soc Australas J. 2020;16(2):58-68.

Chilvers M, Johnston K, Ferrar K, Williams MT. Dyspnoea Assessment In Adults With End-Stage Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review. J Ren Care. 2020 Sep;46(3):137-150. doi: 10.1111/jorc.12321. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

de Jong RW, Stel VS, Heaf JG, Murphy M, Massy ZA, Jager KJ. Non-medical barriers reported by nephrologists when providing renal replacement therapy or comprehensive conservative management to end-stage kidney disease patients: a systematic review. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020 Jan 3;gfz271. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfz271. [Epub ahead of print]

Schmalz G, Patschan S, Patschan D, Ziebolz D. Oral health-related quality of life in adult patients with end-stage kidney diseases undergoing renal replacement therapy - a systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2020 Apr 29;21(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s12882-020-01824-7.

Tao WW, Tao XM, Wang Y, Bi SH. Psycho-social and Educational Interventions for enhancing adherence to dialysis in adults with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Meta-Analysis. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15301. Epub ahead of print.

Winterbottom AE, Mooney A, Russon L, Hipkiss V, Ziegler L, Williams R, Finderup J, Bekker HL. Kidney disease pathways, options and decisions: an environmental scan of international patient decision aids. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020 Aug 23:gfaa102. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfaa102. Epub ahead of print.

Zhang Q, Ma Y, Lin F, Zhao J, Xiong J. Frailty and mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2020 Jan 18;10.1007/s11255-019-02369-x. doi: 10.1007/s11255-019-02369-x. [Epub ahead of print]


Burlacu A, Artene B, Nistor I, Buju S, Jugrin D, Mavrichi I, Covic A. Religiosity, spirituality and quality of life of dialysis patients: a systematic review. Int Urol Nephrol. 2019 May;51(5):839-850. doi: 10.1007/s11255-019-02129-x. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Cangini G, Rusolo D, Cappuccilli M, Donati G, La Manna G. Evolution of the concept of quality of life in the population in end stage renal disease. A systematic review of the literature. Clin Ter. 2019 Jul-Aug;170(4):e301-e320. doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2152.

Clarkson MJ, Bennett PN, Fraser SF, Warmington SA. Exercise Interventions for Improving Objective Physical Function in End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 Feb 13. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00317.2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Gebrie MH, Ford J. Depressive symptoms and dietary non-adherence among end stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis therapy: systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Nov 21;20(1):429. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1622-5.

Huang CW, Lee MJ, Wang LJ, Lee PT, Tu YK, Hsu CW, Lin PY. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of treatments for restless legs syndrome in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019 Jun 3. pii: gfz097. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfz097. [Epub ahead of print]

Murali KM, Mullan J, Roodenrys S, Hassan HC, Lambert K, Lonergan M. Strategies to improve dietary, fluid, dialysis or medication adherence in patients with end stage kidney disease on dialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized intervention trials. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 29;14(1):e0211479. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211479. eCollection 2019.

Ren Q, Shi Q, Ma T, Wang J, Li Q, Li X. Quality of life, symptoms, and sleep quality of elderly with end-stage renal disease receiving conservative management: a systematic review. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2019 May 3;17(1):78. doi: 10.1186/s12955-019-1146-5.

Siddique AB, Krebs M, Alvarez S, Greenspan I, Patel A, Kinsolving J, Koizumi N. Mobile Apps for the Care Management of Chronic Kidney and End-Stage Renal Diseases: Systematic Search in App Stores and Evaluation. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Sep 4;7(9):e12604. doi: 10.2196/12604.

Sousa H, Ribeiro O, Paúl C, Costa E, Miranda V, Ribeiro F, Figueiredo D. Social support and treatment adherence in patients with end-stage renal disease: A systematic review. Semin Dial. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12831. [Epub ahead of print]

Wen X, Wang Y, Zhao Q, Zhang H, Shi H, Wang M, Lu P. Nonpharmacological Interventions for Depressive Symptoms in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Systematic Review. West J Nurs Res. 2019 Jun 28:193945919857540. doi: 10.1177/0193945919857540. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao QG, Zhang HR, Wen X, Wang Y, Chen XM, Chen N, Sun Y, Liu H, Lu PJ. Exercise interventions on patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Feb;33(2):147-156. doi: 10.1177/0269215518817083.


Eckert K, Motemaden L, Alves M. Effect of Hemodialysis Compared With Conservative Management on Quality of Life in Older Adults With End-Stage Renal Disease. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Jun;20(3):279-85. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000444

Hoang VL, Green T, Bonner A. Informal caregivers' experiences of caring for people receiving dialysis: A mixed-methods systematic review. J Ren Care. 2018 Jun;44(2):82-95. doi: 10.1111/jorc.12235. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

Jiang Z, Tang Y, Yang L, Mi X, Qin W. Effect of restricted protein diet supplemented with keto analogues in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018 Apr;50(4):687-694. doi: 10.1007/s11255-017-1713-9. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

O'Halloran P, Noble H, Norwood K, Maxwell P, Shields J, Fogarty D, Murtagh F, Morton R, Brazil K. Advance care planning with patients who have end-stage kidney disease: a systematic realist review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jul 16. pii: S0885-3924(18)30347-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Ong CY, Low SG, Vasanwala FF, Baikunje S, Low LL. Varicella infections in patients with end stage renal disease: a systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jul 24;19(1):185. doi: 10.1186/s12882-018-0976-4.

Vanderlinden JA, Ross-White A, Holden R, Shamseddin MK, Day A, Boyd JG. Quantifying Cognitive Dysfunction Across the Spectrum of End Stage Kidney Disease - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nephrology (Carlton). 2018 Aug 10. doi: 10.1111/nep.13448. [Epub ahead of print]


Picariello F, Hudson JL, Moss-Morris R, Macdougall IC, Chilcot J. Examining the efficacy of social-psychological interventions for the management of fatigue in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD): A systematic review with meta-analysis. Health Psychol Rev. 2017 Jun;11(2):197-216. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2017.1298045. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

San A, Hiremagalur B, Muircroft W, Grealish L. Screening of Cognitive Impairment in the Dialysis Population: A Scoping Review. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2017 Sep 5;44(3-4):182-195. doi: 10.1159/000479679. [Epub ahead of print]

Wongrakpanich S, Susantitaphong P, Isaranuwatchai S, Chenbhanich J, Eiam-Ong S, Jaber BL. Dialysis Therapy and Conservative Management of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly: A Systematic Review. Nephron. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1159/000477361. [Epub ahead of print]


Balogun SA, Balogun R, Philbrick J, Abdel-Rahman E. Quality of Life, Perceptions, and Health Satisfaction of Older Adults with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr;65(4):777-785. Epub 2016 Dec 19.

Foote C, Kotwal S, Gallagher M, Cass A, Brown M, Jardine M. Survival outcomes of supportive care versus dialysis therapies for elderly patients with end-stage kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrology (Carlton). 2016 Mar;21(3):241-53.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Kim TH, Kang JW, Choi TY, Lee JD. Acupuncture and related interventions for symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 28;(6):CD009440. CD009440.pub2.

Lim CE, Ng RW, Cheng NC, Cigolini M, Kwok C, Brennan F. Advance care planning for haemodialysis patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 26;7:CD010737. CD010737.pub2.

van Heurn LW, Talbot D, Nicholson ML, Akhtar MZ, Sanchez-Fructuoso AI, Weekers L, Barrou B. Recommendations for donation after circulatory death kidney transplantation in Europe. Transpl Int. 2016 Jul;29(7):780-9. doi: 10.1111/tri.12682. Epub 2015 Oct 7.

Vega-Alava KM, Luz VA. A comparison between dialysis versus conservative managment as modes of treatment in the management of elderly patients with end stage renal disease: A systematic review. Phil. J Int Med. 2016 Oct-Nov;54(4):1-6. [No abstract available]


Boland J, Currow DC, Wilcock A, Tieman J, Hussain JA, Pitsillides C, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ. A Systematic Review of Strategies Used to Increase Recruitment of People With Cancer or Organ Failure Into Clinical Trials: Implications for Palliative Care Research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):762-772.e5.

Hussain JA, Flemming K, Murtagh FE, Johnson MJ. Patient and health care professional decision-making to commence and withdraw from renal dialysis: a systematic review of qualitative research. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jul 7;10(7):1201-15. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11091114. Epub 2015 May 5.

Sakkas GK Giannaki CD, Karatzaferi C, Maridaki M, Koutedakis Y, Hadjigeorgiou GM, Stefanidis I. Current trends in the management of uremic restless legs syndrome: a systematic review on aspects related to quality of life, cardiovascular mortality and survival. Sleep Med Rev. 2015 Jun;21:39-49. Epub 2014 Aug 15.


Aydede SK, Komenda P, Djurdjev O, Levin A. Chronic kidney disease and support provided by home care services: a systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2014 Jul 18;15:118.

Luckett T, Sellars M, Tieman J, Pollock CA, Silvester W, Butow PN, Detering KM, Brennan F, Clayton JM. Advance care planning for adults with CKD: a systematic integrative review. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 May;63(5):761-70. Epub 2014 Jan 14.

Moens K, Higginson IJ, Harding R; EURO IMPACT. Are there differences in the prevalence of palliative care-related problems in people living with advanced cancer and eight non-cancer conditions? A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Oct;48(4):660-77. Epub 2014 May 5.

Murphy E, Germain MJ, Cairns H, Higginson IJ, Murtagh FE. International variation in classification of dialysis withdrawal: a systematic review. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Mar;29(3):625-35.

Tong A, Cheung KL, Nair SS, Kurella Tamura M, Craig JC, Winkelmayer WC. Thematic synthesis of qualitative studies on patient and caregiver perspectives on end-of-life care in CKD.  Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jun;63(6):913-27.Epub 2014 Jan 7.


Hall RK, O'Hare AM, Anderson RA, Colón-Emeric CS. End-stage renal disease in nursing homes: a systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Apr;14(4):242-7.


Horigan AE. Fatigue in hemodialysis patients: a review of current knowledge. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Nov;44(5):715-24.Epub 2012 Jun 27.

O'Connor NR, Kumar P. Conservative Management of End-Stage Renal Disease without Dialysis: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2012 Feb;15(2):228-35. Epub 2012 Feb 7.

To TH, Clark K, Lam L, Shelby-James T, Currow DC. The role of ondansetron in the management of cholestatic or uremic pruritus--a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Nov;44(5):725-30. Epub 2012 Jun 21.


Boateng EA, East L. The impact of dialysis modality on quality of life: a systematic review. J Ren Care. 2011 Dec;37(4):190-200. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2011.00244.x.

Chan R, Steel Z, Brooks R, Heung T, Erlich J, Chow J, Suranyi M. Psychosocial risk and protective factors for depression in the dialysis population: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2011 Nov;71(5):300-10. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Glover C, Banks P, Carson A, Martin CR, Duffy T. Understanding and assessing the impact of end-stage renal disease on quality of life: A systematic review of the content validity of self-administered instruments used to assess health-related quality of life in end-stage renal disease. The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. 2011 Jan;4(1):19-30.

Grams ME, Plantinga LC, Hedgeman E, Saran R, Myers GL, Williams DE, Powe NR; CDC CKD Surveillance Team. Validation of CKD and related conditions in existing data sets: A systematic review. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Jan;57(1):44-54. Epub 2010 Aug 6.

Johnson RF, Gustin J. Acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit: impact on prognostic assessment for shared decision making. J Palliat Med. 2011 Jul;14(7):883-9. Epub 2011 May 25.

Menzin J, Lines LM, Weiner DE, Neumann PJ, Nichols C, Rodriguez L, Agodoa I, Mayne T. A review of the costs and cost effectiveness of interventions in chronic kidney disease: implications for policy. Pharmacoeconomics. 2011 Oct;29(10):839-61. doi: 10.2165/11588390-000000000-00000

Wyne A, Rai R, Cuerden M, Clark WF, Suri RS. Opioid and benzodiazepine use in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Feb;6(2):326-33. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

Yarlas AS, White MK, Yang M, Saris-Baglama RN, Bech PG, Christensen T. Measuring the health status burden in hemodialysis patients using the SF-36® health survey. Qual Life Res. 2011 Apr;20(3):383-9. Epub 2010 Oct 23.


Danquah FV, Wasserman J, Meininger J, Bergstrom N. Quality of life measures for patients on hemodialysis: a review of psychometric properties. Nephrol Nurs J. 2010 May-Jun;37(3):255-69; quiz 270.

Kaptein AA, van Dijk S, Broadbent E, Falzon L, Thong M, Dekker FW. Behavioural research in patients with end-stage renal disease: a review and research agenda. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Oct;81(1):23-9. Epub 2009 Dec 1.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Choi SM, Ernst E. Acupuncture for treating uremic pruritus in patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jul;40(1):117-25.

Morton RL, Tong A, Howard K, Snelling P, Webster AC. The views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for chronic kidney disease: systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ. 2010 Jan 19;340:c112. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c112.


Douglas C, Murtagh FE, Chambers EJ, Howse M, Ellershaw J. Symptom management for the adult patient dying with advanced chronic kidney disease: a review of the literature and development of evidence-based guidelines by a United Kingdom Expert Consensus Group. Palliat Med. 2009 Mar;23(2):103-10.


Janssen DJ, Spruit MA, Wouters EF, Schols JM. Daily symptom burden in end-stage chronic organ failure: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2008 Dec;22(8):938-48. 

Liem YS, Bosch JL, Hunink MG. Preference-based quality of life of patients on renal replacement therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Value Health. 2008 Jul-Aug;11(4):733-41. Epub 2008 Jan 8.

Noble H, Meyer J, Bridges J, Kelly D, Johnson B. Patient experience of dialysis refusal or withdrawal-a review of the literature. J Ren Care. 2008 Jun;34(2):94-100.

Raymond CB, Wazny LD. Sodium thiosulfate, bisphosphonates, and cinacalcet for treatment of calciphylaxis. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Aug 1;65(15):1419-29.

Spiegel BM, Melmed G, Robbins S, Esrailian E. Biomarkers and health-related quality of life in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Nov;3(6):1759-68. Epub 2008 Oct 1.


Noble H, Kelly D, Rawlings-Anderson K, Meyer J. A concept analysis of renal supportive care: the changing world of nephrology. J Adv Nurs. 2007 Sep;59(6):644-53.

Murtagh FE, Addington-Hall J, Higginson IJ. The prevalence of symptoms in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2007 Jan;14(1):82-99.


Solano JP, Gomes B, Higginson IJ. A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):58-69.


Ok JH, Meyers FJ, Evans CP. Medical and surgical palliative care of patients with urological malignancies. J Urol. 2005 Oct;174(4 pt 1):1177-82.


Broadbent A.; Khor K.; Heaney A. Palliation and Chronic Renal Failure: Opioid and Other Palliative Medications - Dosage Guidelines  Prog Palliat Care. 2003 Aug;11(4):183-90.

Last updated 03 October 2023