Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Causes of leg problems in chronic kidney failure, and opportunities for prevention]

KRIMMER-S. Tünde1

OCTOBER 30, 2013

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2013;26(05)

[In patients with chronic kidney failure, especially diabetic haemodialysis patients, the risk of lower-limb complications increases. Through the early recognition of changes in the leg, the definition of risk factors and timely intervention, the prevalence of ulcers and amputations can be reduced. The author aims, through a review of the specialist literature, to provide skills for the recognition of lower-limb complications occurring in chronic kidney patients, and to summarise the most common factors leading to amputation, and the opportunities for prevention. It gives guidance for the definition of risk factors, briefly describes the procedure for assessing the condition of the leg, and the basic principles and options relating to patient education. ]

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