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Blood Purification

Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Indranil Dasgupta, Mitesh Patel, Nuredin Mohammed, Jyoti Baharani, Thejasvi Subramanian, G Neil Thomas, George Tadros
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive impairment (CI) is very common condition that occurs in haemodialysis patients and it is associated with reduced functional capacity and mortality. We assessed the change in cognitive function during haemodialysis and associated risk factors. METHODS: All patients ≥50 years, on haemodialysis for ≥3 months, no dementia from 2 dialysis centres were selected. Cognition was assessed before and after a haemodialysis session using parallel versions of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) tool...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Chiara Carla Maria Brunati, Francesca Gervasi, Costanza Casati, Maria Luisa Querques, Alberto Montoli, Giacomo Colussi
BACKGROUND: Short frequent dialysis with NxStage System One cycler (NSO) has become increasingly popular as home hemodialysis prescription. Short dialysis sessions with NSO might not allow adequate phosphate (P) removal. METHODS: Single-session and weekly balances of P and calcium (Ca) were compared in 14 patients treated with NSO (6 sessions/week) and in 14 patients on standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD). RESULTS: NSO and BHD showed similar plasma P fall, with end-dialysis plasma P slightly lower in BHD (2...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Sojiro Imai, Susumu Ookawara, Kiyonori Ito, Satoshi Kiryu, Kaoru Tabei, Yoshiyuki Morishita
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February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Nicos Mitsides, Tom Cornelis, Natascha J H Broers, Nanda M P Diederen, Paul Brenchley, Frank M van der Sande, Casper Schalkwijk, Jeroen P Kooman, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: Extended haemodialysis (EHD) has been associated with better outcomes compared to conventional (CHD) regimes. The cardiovascular (CV) profile of these patients has not been assessed in detail. METHODS: We report baseline demographic and CV phenotype of 36 CHD and 36 EHD participants to a longitudinal multicentre study. We measured pulse wave velocity (PWV), 24-h ambulatory blood pressure, sublingual dark-field capillaroscopy and vascular biomarkers. RESULTS: EHD patients were younger (p < 0...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Abhilash Koratala, Michael J Casey, Amir Kazory
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February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Chen-Wei Pan, Yin Wu, Hui-Jun Zhou, Bin-Xian Xu, Pei Wang
BACKGROUND: To identify factors of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Chinese end-stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: In all, 315 HD patients were recruited from a tertiary hospital in Suzhou, -China. Each patient completed the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form. It generated 4 types of HRQOL scores: PCS score, MCS score, kidney disease component summary (KDCS) score, and SF-6D index score. Multiple linear regressions were conducted to identify the factors associated with each of the scores...
February 8, 2018: Blood Purification
Jinbo Yu, Zhonghua Liu, Bo Shen, Jie Teng, Jianzhou Zou, Xiaoqiang Ding
AIMS: This study aimed to assess risk factors of intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and the association of prognosis and IDH among maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. METHODS: Among 293 patients, 117 were identified with IDH (more than 4 hypotensive events during 3 months). The association between IDH and survival was evaluated. RESULTS: The incidence of IDH was 39.9%. Age, ultrafiltration rate, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), albumin, β2-microglobulin (β2MG), and aortic root inside diameter (AoRD) were independently associated with IDH...
February 2, 2018: Blood Purification
K Shivanand Nayak, Sreepada V Subhramanyam, Navva Pavankumar, Sinoj Antony, M A Sarfaraz Khan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Initiating renal replacement therapy in late referred patients with central venous catheter (CVC) hemodialysis (HD) causes serious complications. In urgent start peritoneal dialysis, initiating peritoneal dialysis (PD) within 14 days of catheter insertion still needs HD with CVC. We initiated Emergent start PD (ESPD) with Automated PD (APD) at our center within 48 h from the time of presentation. METHODS: A prospective, case-controlled, intention-to-treat study with 56 patients was conducted between March 2016 and August 2017...
January 30, 2018: Blood Purification
Gerald B Appel, Wai L Lau
As the population worldwide ages, the epidemic of kidney disease will also increase. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) positive rapidly progressive positive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is the most common etiology for biopsied patients among the very elderly. Its pathological features and clinical course are well described, though there is still debate about the mechanism of injury involved in individual patients. From very ancient times, the cornerstone of treatment historically has been high-dose cyclophosphamide and a lengthy course of high-dose corticosteroids...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Esther R van de Wal-Visscher, Jeroen P Kooman, Frank M van der Sande
BACKGROUND: Magnesium (Mg) is an essential cation for multiple processes in the body. The kidney plays a major role in regulating the Mg balance. In a healthy individual, total-body Mg content is kept constant by interactions among intestine, bones and the kidneys. SUMMARY: In case of chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal regulatory mechanisms may be insufficient to balance intestinal Mg absorption. Usually Mg remains normal; however, when glomerular filtration rate declines, changes in serum Mg are observed...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Federico Nalesso, Francesco Garzotto, Eva Muraro, Alessandra Brendolan, Claudio Ronco
Arteriovenous fistula cannulation for dialysis treatments in Europe has traditionally been done by metal needles. In -Japan, plastic cannulas have been available for many years and are used in the majority of the dialysis patients. The mechanical structure and the cannulation procedure of the plastic cannulas differ from those of the metal needles. These differences are particularly beneficial for patients with delicate fistulas, tortuous vessels, metal allergies, oligophrenic patients, and also for the safety of the medical staff...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Dalia E Yousif, Alice R Topping, Maha F Osman, Jochen G Raimann, Elfadil M Osman, Peter Kotanko, Omar I Abboud
BACKGROUND: The burden of acute kidney injury (AKI) is high in Africa. While there are no reliable statistics about AKI in Africa, the Global Snapshot Study of the 0by25 initiative of the International Society of Nephrology has determined dehydration, infections, animal envenomation, and complications during pregnancy as the main causes. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Soba University Hospital (SUH), Khartoum, Sudan, a tertiary referral center. We included all hemodialysis patients treated for AKI at SUH between -January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 in the study...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Jessica Tangren, Molly Nadel, Michelle A Hladunewich
Pregnancy is uncommon in women with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Fertility rates are low in women on dialysis, and physicians still frequently counsel women with ESRD against pregnancy. Advancements in the delivery of dialysis and obstetric care have led to improved live birth rates in women on dialysis, so pregnancy for young women with ESRD is now more feasible and safer. However, these pregnancies remain high-risk for both maternal and fetal complications, necessitating experienced multidisciplinary care...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
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January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Frank M van der Sande, Marijke J Dekker, Karel M L Leunissen, Jeroen P Kooman
BACKGROUND: Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a common complication of haemodialysis (HD) and associated with adverse outcomes, especially when a nadir definition (systolic blood pressure <90 mm Hg) is used. The pathogenesis of IDH is directly linked to the discontinuous nature of the HD treatment, in combination with patient-related factors such as age, diabetes mellitus and cardiac failure. SUMMARY: Although the decline in blood volume due to removal of fluid by ultrafiltration is the prime mover, thermally induced reflex vasodilation compromises the haemodynamic response to hypovolemia...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Marijke J E Dekker, Frank M van der Sande, Florence van den Berghe, Karel M L Leunissen, Jeroen P Kooman
Extracellular fluid overload (FO), which is assessed using bioimpedance technologies, is an important predictor of outcome in dialysis patients and in patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease. While traditional cardiovascular abnormalities are assumed to mediate this risk, recently also, the importance of noncardiovascular factors, such as systemic inflammation and malnutrition has been shown. While both FO and inflammation are independent risk factors for mortality, recent studies have shown that their combined presence can lead to a cumulative risk profile...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Federico Nalesso, Francesco Garzotto, Ilaria Petrucci, Sara Samoni, Grazia Maria Virzì, Dario Gregori, Mario Meola, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound and colorDoppler technique, which is relatively inexpensive, rapid, non-invasive and repeatable is a powerful tool used for early diagnosis of vascular access (VA) complications in hemodialysis patients. To date a standard and widely comprehensible echocolorDoppler (ECD) protocol is not available. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A simple step-by-step protocol based on anatomical and hemodynamic parameters of VA has been developed during a 3-years VA ECD follow-up...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Karen M Van de Velde-Kossmann
Renal failure is common in the United States with an estimated prevalence of 660,000 treated end-stage renal disease patients in 2015 [<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="ref1">1</xref>]. Causes of renal failure are many, and complications from renal failure, underlying disease, and treatment are not infrequent. Examples of common skin manifestations include xerosis, pigmentary change, and nail dystrophies. Frequent disease-specific skin changes may be helpful in the diagnosis of primary disorders leading to renal disease or severity of disease including bullosis diabeticorum, sclerodactyly, or leukoctoclastic vasculitis...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
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