Post-Dialysis Fatigue “Syndrome”

May 2022 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Kevin Chan, M.D.

Executive Summary

Approximately half of hemodialysis patients experience debilitating fatigue following their treatment. A thematic study described this fatigue from the patient’s perspective as “Draining,” “You can’t get up, do nothing same day as treatment,” and “The rest of the day is trying to recover.” KUH desires to bring stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, CMS, and FDA) together through a workshop on post-dialysis fatigue to summarize the state of the science and clinical care. This will identify key gaps and develop a framework for subsequent prospective studies to address this important clinical need.