Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia
versão impressa ISSN 0101-2800
SEIXAS, Raquel Jeanty de; GIACOMAZZI, Cristiane Mecca e FIGUEIREDO, Ana Elizabeth Prado Lima. Exercise training during hemodialysis in the rehabilitation of chronic kidney disease patients. J. Bras. Nefrol. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.3, pp. 235-236. ISSN 0101-2800. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-28002009000300012.
The decline in physical activity of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is well known, due to either loss of muscle strength or progressive reduction in conditioning and function.1 Therefore, treatment of CKD besides increasing survival, should also include physical rehabilitation.2 More and more studies have shown that exercise training during hemodialysis plays a significant role in such rehabilitation. Corrêa et al., in their study "Effect of peripheral muscle training on functional capacity and quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis",3 have confirmed the benefits of that intervention in the routine of CKD patients.
Palavras-chave : exercise training; physical therapy; hemodialysis.