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Vol. 43, No. 2, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Section title: Original Paper
Nephron 1986;43:87–92
(DOI:10.1159/000183805)

Effects of Exercise Training during Hemodialysis

Painter P.L. · Nelson-Worel J.N. · Hill M.M. · Thornbery D.R. · Shelp W.R. · Harrington A.R. · Weinstein A.B.
Nephrology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Hemodialysis Unit, Methodist Hospital, Madison, Wisc., USA

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Abstract of Original Paper

Accepted: October 14, 1985
Published online: December 05, 2008
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1660-8151 (Print)
eISSN: 2235-3186 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEF

Abstract

Fourteen maintenance hemodialysis patients volunteered to participate in a 6-month program of exercise training. The exercise was performed on a stationary bicycle during the hemodialysis treatment. Six maintenance hemodialysis patients served as control without exercise training. Exercising patients participated in 91% of all possible exercise sessions. The exercise group showed a significant (23%) increase in maximal oxygen consumption over the 6 months. No change in exercise capacity resulted in the control group. Five of eight hypertensive patients in the exercise group decreased or discontinued antihypertensive medications. No changes occurred in hematocrit or lipid profiles in either group. We conclude that exercise training during the hemodialysis treatment is technically feasible and safe for appropriately screened patients and will increase exercise capacity, and in some patients improve blood pressure control. Exercise during dialysis also improves compliance to regular exercise and facilitates supervised exercise sessions, which are desirable in this patient group.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Accepted: October 14, 1985
Published online: December 05, 2008
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1660-8151 (Print)
eISSN: 2235-3186 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEF


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