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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192778/annual-congress-of-the-blood-purification-management-branch-of-chinese-hospital-society-august-11-14-2016-nanjing-china-selected-abstracts
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February 14, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142133/perioperative-hemodynamic-instability-and-fluid-overload-are-associated-with-increasing-acute-kidney-injury-severity-and-worse-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery
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Anja Haase-Fielitz, Michael Haase, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paolo Calzavacca, Anke Spura, Hassina Baraki, Ingo Kutschka, Christian Albert
PURPOSE: The study aimed to investigate patients' characteristics, fluid and hemodynamic management, and outcomes according to the severity of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). METHODS: In a single-center, prospective cohort study, we enrolled 282 adult cardiac surgical patients. In a secondary analysis, we assessed preoperative patients' characteristics, physiological variables, and medication for intra- and postoperative fluid and hemodynamic management and outcomes according to CSA-AKI stages by the Renal risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-stage renal disease (RIFLE) classification...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135706/the-different-impacts-on-the-long-term-survival-of-tunneled-internal-jugular-hemodialysis-catheters-based-on-tip-position-and-laterality
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Vedran Premuzic, Drazen Perkov, Ranko Smiljanic, Bruna Brunetta Gavranic, Bojan Jelakovic
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of different catheter tip positions on the life of the catheter, dysfunction, infection, and quality of hemodialysis and possible differences between the access site laterality in jugular-tunneled hemodialysis catheters. METHODS: Catheters were evaluated for the following parameters: place of insertion, time of insertion, duration of use, and reason for removal. In all patients, the catheter tip position was checked using an X-ray...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135703/vascular-refilling-is-not-reduced-in-dialysis-sessions-with-morbid-events
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Susanne Kron, Daniel Schneditz, Til Leimbach, Sabine Aign, Joachim Kron
BACKGROUND: It is commonly believed that insufficient vascular refilling leads to hypovolemia during hemodialysis and contributes to intradialytic morbid events (IME). But data of refilling volumes at the time of IME are lacking. METHODS: We compared the vascular refilling in 10 patients with IME with 14 stable patients with normal blood volume at the dialysis end (66-80 mL/kg). RESULTS: The refilling characteristics in patients with IME did not differ from those in stable patients...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135701/catheter-failure-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-tunneled-cuffed-venous-catheters-in-a-single-center
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Min Shi, Tianlei Cui, Liang Ma, Li Zhou, Ping Fu
BACKGROUND: As of now, only a few studies have focused on the failure of tunneled cuffed venous catheter (tCVC) and mortality of hemodialysis (HD) patients using tCVC as long-term vascular access, whose vascular condition for arteriovenous fistula was not very satisfactory. In this study, we aimed to provide information about the first tCVC failure and survival rates of patients in this population. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients who used tCVC from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014 in our HD center were analyzed in this retrospective study and followed up either until their death or until December 31, 2015...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125806/procalcitonin-and-interleukin-6-levels-are-they-useful-biomarkers-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Grazia Maria Virzì, Massimo de Cal, Davide Giavarina, Mariarosa Carta, María-Jimena Muciño-Bermejo, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Loris Salvador, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury is an independent predictor of chronic renal disease and mortality. The scope of this study was to determine the utility of procalcitonin (PCT) and plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in predicting renal outcome and mortality in these patients. METHODS: PCT and plasma IL-6 levels of 122 cardiac surgery patients were measured at 48 h after the surgical procedure. Primary endpoints were adverse renal outcome and mortality...
January 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118627/prostacyclin-as-an-anticoagulant-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children
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Akash Deep, Mohammad Zoha, Pompa Dutta Kukreja
Effective delivery of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) depends on the longevity of the filter and circuit used in the CRRT machine. Safe and effective anticoagulation is crucial for maintaining the patency of these circuits. In children, heparin and citrate are the commonly used anticoagulants but they are limited by serious side effects and thus calls for meticulous monitoring. In conditions where neither of these can be used, prostacyclin can be an effective alternative. Prostacyclin is a platelet inhibitor that can be safely used as an efficient anticoagulant in CRRT...
January 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114147/physical-activity-and-sleep-patterns-in-hemodialysis-patients-in-a-suburban-environment
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Schantel Williams, Maggie Han, Xiaoling Ye, Hanjie Zhang, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Marcee Bonner, Candace Young, Stephan Thijssen, Daniel Marsh, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hemodialysis (HD) patients are less active than their healthy counterparts. They are often plagued with sleep disorders that affect the quality of their sleep. Our aim was to objectively quantify activity and sleep quality among HD patients in a suburban HD population. METHODS: Activity and sleep parameters were measured using a commercially available activity tracker in 29 HD patients from Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Patients in the feedback group received their activity and sleep data at each dialysis treatment...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114144/hepatitis-c-treatment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-perspective
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Michel Jadoul, Paul Martin
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a very common infection found among hemodialysis (HD) and kidney transplant patients. It is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have much better efficacy (sustained viral response (SVR)) and tolerance than interferon-based regimens. Very recent studies extend this breakthrough finding to chronic kidney disease (CKD) populations. SUMMARY: CKD patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >30 ml/min/1...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114143/electrolyte-and-acid-base-disorders-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-end-stage-kidney-failure
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Tsering Dhondup, Qi Qian
The kidneys play a pivotal role in the regulation of electrolyte and acid-base balance. With progressive loss of kidney function, derangements in electrolytes and acid-base inevitably occur and contribute to poor patient outcomes. As chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a worldwide epidemic, medical providers are increasingly confronted with such problems. Adequate diagnosis and treatment will minimize complications and can potentially be lifesaving. In this review, we discuss the current understanding of the disease process, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment strategies, integrating up-to-date knowledge in the field...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114142/title-page-table-of-contents
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114140/peritoneal-dialysis-treatment-modality-option-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Daniela Ponce, Mariele Gobo-Oliveira, Andre Luís Balbi
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible and safe alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic but also in the acute setting. It was previously widely accepted as a modality for acute kidney injury (AKI) treatment, but its practice declined in favor of other types of extracorporeal therapies. SUMMARY: The interest in PD to manage AKI patients has been increased and PD is now frequently used in developing countries because of its lower cost and minimal infrastructural requirements...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114139/uric-acid-vascular-stiffness-and-chronic-kidney-disease-is-there-a-link
#13
Juan C Ramirez-Sandoval, L Gabriela Sanchez-Lozada, Magdalena Madero
Controversy exists with regard to the causal role of hyperuricemia in chronic kidney disease. Vascular stiffness may be the link that explains the relation between hyperuricemia and kidney disease. Hyperuricemia is associated with a number of effects on the vascular endothelium and vascular smooth muscle cells, including an increase in oxidative stress, production of vasoconstrictors, and changes on the structural properties of the large artery wall. Observational evidence in large epidemiological cross-sectional studies suggests that there is an independent association between uric acid and arterial stiffness...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114138/plasma-gelsolin-and-its-association-with-mortality-and-hospitalization-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Cesar Flores Gama, Laura M Rosales, Georges Ouellet, Yanna Dou, Stephan Thijssen, Len Usvyat, Hanjie Zhang, Viktoriya Kuntsevich, Nathan W Levin, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND: Human plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is an actin-binding protein that is secreted into the extracellular fluid, with the skeletal muscle and myocardial tissues being its major source. Depletion of pGSN has been shown to be related to a variety of inflammatory and clinical conditions. METHODS: pGSN levels were prospectively determined in prevalent maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients from 3 U.S. dialysis centers. Demographics (age, time since dialysis initiation, race, gender, body height and weight, comorbidities), inflammatory markers (C reactive protein, CRP; interleukin 6, IL-6), free triiodothyronine (fT3), and routine laboratory parameters were obtained...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114136/correlation-between-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-red-blood-cell-life-span-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#15
Jie Ma, Yanna Dou, Hanjie Zhang, Stephan Thijssen, Schantel Williams, Viktoriya Kuntsevich, Georges Ouellet, Michelle M Y Wong, Vanja Persic, Anja Kruse, Laura Rosales, Yuedong Wang, Nathan W Levin, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The pathogenesis of anemia in hemodialysis (HD) patients is dependent on multiple factors, with decreased red blood cell life span (RBCLS) being a significant contributor. Although the impact of reduced RBCLS on anemia is recognized, it is still a subject that is not well researched. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between RBCLS and inflammatory biomarkers in chronic HD patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: RBCLS was calculated from alveolar carbon monoxide concentrations measured by gas chromatography...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114135/preface
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Peter Kotanko, Laura Rosales, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114134/19th-international-conference-on-dialysis-advances-in-chronic-kidney-disease-2017-february-1-3-2017-las-vegas-nv-abstracts
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January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114133/the-effect-of-depression-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-on-inpatient-hospitalization-outcomes
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Lili Chan, Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, Rocco Ferrandino, Priti Poojary, Aparna Saha, Kinsuk Chauhan, Girish N Nadkarni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Depression is common in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD). Although, depression is associated with mortality, the effect of depression on in-hospital outcomes has not been studied as yet. METHODS: We analyzed the National Inpatient Sample for trends and outcomes of hospitalizations with depression in patients with ESRD. RESULTS: The proportion of ESRD hospitalizations with depression doubled from 2005 to 2013 (5...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114132/development-of-a-limb-preservation-program
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Richard F Neville, Ahmed Kayssi
In the global scenario, as the prevalence of renal failure and diabetes increases, healing and limb preservation assume increasing clinical importance for patients and healthcare systems. Unfortunately, there continues to be variation in the care delivered to patients at risk of losing a limb based on geography, race, socioeconomic status, and insurance status. There are also a variety of therapeutic approaches to patients with limb-threatening ischemia; 25% undergo primary amputation, 25% undergo medical therapy, and only 50% undergo any attempt at revascularization...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114129/lipid-lowering-therapy-in-ckd-should-we-use-it-and-in-which-patients
#20
George A Kaysen
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is associated with a 15-fold increase in the risk of death and a 30-fold increase in the risk of cardiovascular events even prior to dialysis initiation, and this situation remains unchanged following the initiation of the dialysis procedure. Lipoprotein structure and function, especially the anti-oxidative properties of high-density lipoprotein, are altered. In this study, the effectiveness of lipid-lowering therapy on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes is explored...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
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