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Laser hair reduction is a well-established modality for a wide range of medical indications. Laser hair reduction can be beneficial for hemodialysis patients who undergo repeated adhesive tape application and removal at their hemodialysis site during hemodialysis sessions. There is a paucity of published literature on efficacious laser hair removal treatments for hemodialysis patients. Herein, we present a case of a 50-year-old male (Fitzpatrick III) with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, who achieved successful laser hair reduction at his hemodialysis vascular access site with five sessions of a neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (1064 nm) to improve his quality of life by reducing the hair burden at the adhesive tape site application. We recommend providing this safe and effective hair reduction treatment option for hemodialysis patients given the decreased quality of life associated with end stage renal disease and hemodialysis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(7):794-795.
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Name: Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Consideration of quality of life has developed into an important concept of a patient-oriented medicine in the last 50 years. With it, it should be possible to capture the subjective experience of the...
The diagnosis of vestibular schwannomas (VS) is associated with reduced patient quality of life (QOL). Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) was introduced as the lowest improvement in a pati...
To compare the utility of generic health quality of life (QOL) and disease-specific indicators as patient reported outcomes measures (PROM) for urethral stricture surgery.
This contribution discusses the role of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in improving quality of care. The development of PRO in primary care using scoring methods on various domains such as trust, inf...
Patients who require highly complex abdominal wall hernia repair with composite soft tissue free flap coverage represent the most challenging population, and the most difficult to definitively treat. ...
This study will compare two commonly-used methods for assessing patient-reported quality of life. The first is to assess quality of life before surgery and again after surgery using the sa...
Although patient-reported adverse events have been promoted as an essential element in clinical trials and daily managements, their efficacy remained unknown. The purpose of this trial was...
Cancer-related pain has a major adverse impact on functional status and quality of life. Recently, a Survey conducted in 2015 in 10 Asian countries showed that among cancer patients in Asi...
Aim #1. To investigate the efficacy of the psychoeducational intervention (PED) on sexual arousal. H1: Compared to a control group and to baseline, PED will result in significant improve...
Primary Objectives: - (A) Assess and estimate any potential association between the change of Quality of Life (QOL), patient expectations during treatment, effectiveness of treatm...
Assessment of the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured and directly reported by the patient.
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...
Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...