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Seminars in Dialysis

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421638/renal-replacement-therapy-and-incremental-hemodialysis-for-veterans-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
#1
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Susan T Crowley, Srinivasan Beddhu, Joline L T Chen, John T Daugirdas, David S Goldfarb, Anna Jin, Csaba P Kovesdy, David J Leehey, Hamid Moradi, Sankar D Navaneethan, Keith C Norris, Yoshitsugu Obi, Ann O'Hare, Tariq Shafi, Elani Streja, Mark L Unruh, Tushar J Vachharajani, Steven Weisbord, Connie M Rhee
Each year approximately 13,000 Veterans transition to maintenance dialysis, mostly in the traditional form of thrice-weekly hemodialysis from the start. Among >6000 dialysis units nationwide, there are currently approximately 70 Veterans Affairs (VA) dialysis centers. Given this number of VA dialysis centers and their limited capacity, only 10% of all incident dialysis Veterans initiate treatment in a VA center. Evidence suggests that, among Veterans, the receipt of care within the VA system is associated with favorable outcomes, potentially because of the enhanced access to healthcare resources...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393400/sonography-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-and-grafts
#2
Jason A Pietryga, Mark D Little, Michelle L Robbin
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are the vascular accesses of choice for long-term hemodialysis. Strategies to establish and maintain functioning AVFs and AVGs are essential. In addition to clinical evaluation, ultrasound plays a critical role in the evaluation and maintenance of AVFs and AVGs. AVFs have a high rate of failure to mature which can be reliably diagnosed with ultrasound. Treatable etiologies of the failure to mature can often be diagnosed with ultrasound. Causes of secondary AVG failure can also be diagnosed with ultrasound and treated...
April 10, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387031/ultrafiltration-rate-scaling-in-hemodialysis-patients
#3
LETTER
Jennifer E Flythe, Magdalene M Assimon, Lily Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382736/vessel-mapping-for-dialysis-access-planning
#4
Vandana Dua Niyyar, Haimanot Wasse
The population of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States is progressively increasing, with hemodialysis (HD) as the major mode of renal replacement therapy. National guidelines recommend increasing the use of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) in both incident and prevalent hemodialysis patients. Pre-operative vascular mapping prior to the surgical creation of an AVF is now considered standard of care and may be helpful in achieving these goals. This manuscript focuses on the advantages and limitations of the various imaging techniques currently available for vessel mapping including physical examination, ultrasonography, angiography (iodinated contrast vs...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382634/angiography-of-hemodialysis-fistulas-and-grafts
#5
Gerald A Beathard
Angiography of the dialysis access is an important procedure in dealing with dialysis arteriovenous access (AVA) dysfunction. It is an integral part and the initiating procedure for all the interventional procedures performed for the management and salvage of dialysis AVA. The performance of this procedure and normal dialysis access-related anatomy including anatomical variants are discussed. In addition, pathology commonly encountered in association with the anatomy is reviewed.
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382631/imaging-in-chronic-kidney-disease-metabolic-bone-disease
#6
Anup J Alexander, David Jahangir, Martin Lazarus, Stuart M Sprague
Musculoskeletal manifestations in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are the result of a series of complex alterations in mineral metabolism, which has been defined as chronic kidney disease - mineral and bone-related disorder (CKD-MBD). Biochemical assessment and, at times, bone biopsy remains the mainstay of disease assessment, however, radiological imaging is an important adjunct in evaluating disease severity. This review aims to illustrate the radiological features of CKD-MBD, such as secondary hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia, adynamic bone disease, osteopenia, and extra-skeletal calcifications...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382626/use-of-radiocontrast-agents-in-ckd-and-esrd
#7
Jehan Z Bahrainwala, Amanda K Leonberg-Yoo, Michael R Rudnick
Contrast exposure in a population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires additional consideration given the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after exposure to iodinated contrast as well as systemic injury with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA). Strategies to avoid CIN, and manage patients after exposure, including extracorporeal removal of contrast media, may differ among an advanced CKD population as compared to a general population. There is strong evidence to support the use of isotonic volume expansion and the lowest dose of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar contrast media possible to decrease CIN...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345136/twice-weekly-hemodialysis-in-china-can-it-be-a-better-option-for-initiation-or-maintenance-dialysis-therapy
#8
Yucheng Yan, Sylvia Ramirez, Shuchi Anand, Jiaqi Qian, Li Zuo
Cumulative evidence indicates it may be worthwhile revisiting the twice-weekly hemodialysis (HD) regimen as a valid option for individualized or incremental treatments for selected patients with end-stage renal disease. In this article, we will review the current evidences on the potential pros and cons of twice-weekly HD compared to thrice-weekly HD including China's experience in the practice of twice-weekly HD. A prudent patient selection and close dialysis adequacy monitoring might be necessary for this medical treatment choice...
March 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335077/introduction-to-the-critical-balance-residual-kidney-function-and-incremental-transition-to-dialysis
#9
Yoshitsugu Obi, Jason Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332217/imaging-for-vascular-calcification
#10
Paolo Raggi, W Charles O'Neill
Chronic decline in renal function is accompanied by deterioration of bone structure and function and progressive calcification of the vascular system. Both disease states have been linked with increased morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease. The severe alterations of mineral metabolism inherent with loss of renal function have an impact on vascular calcification development and progression, and several investigators have focused on ways to reduce their impact on vascular health. Imaging has contributed an important role in the assessment of vascular calcification, and the impact of various interventions aimed at curbing their progression...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326604/cardiac-imaging-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#11
Paolo Raggi, Nikolaos Alexopoulos
Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The implementation of various imaging modalities may help to risk stratify these patients with a potential ease on the burden of complications and the rising costs of care. In this article we review some of the modern imaging techniques to diagnose cardiac disease in patients affected by CKD.
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295607/incremental-hemodialysis-the-university-of-california-irvine-experience
#12
Mehrdad Ghahremani-Ghajar, Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, Wei-Ling Lau, Madeleine Pahl, Miguel Hernandez, Anna Jin, Uttam Reddy, Jason Chou, Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee
Incremental hemodialysis has been examined as a viable hemodialysis regimen for selected end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Preservation of residual kidney function (RKF) has been the driving impetus for this approach given its benefits upon the survival and quality of life of dialysis patients. While clinical practice guidelines recommend an incremental start of dialysis in peritoneal dialysis patients with substantial RKF, there remains little guidance with respect to incremental hemodialysis as an initial renal replacement therapy regimen...
March 14, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281281/hemodialysis-disparities-in-african-americans-the-deeply-integrated-concept-of-race-in-the-social-fabric-of-our-society
#13
REVIEW
Keith C Norris, Sandra F Williams, Connie M Rhee, Susanne B Nicholas, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, L Ebony Boulware
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is one of the starkest examples of racial/ethnic disparities in health. Racial/ethnic minorities are 1.5 to nearly 4 times more likely than their non-Hispanic White counterparts to require renal replacement therapy (RRT), with African Americans suffering from the highest rates of ESRD. Despite improvements over the last 25 years, substantial racial differences are persistent in dialysis quality measures such as RRT modality options, dialysis adequacy, anemia, mineral and bone disease, vascular access, and pre-ESRD care...
March 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264226/dialysis-related-amyloidosis-is-it-gone-or-should-it-be
#14
EDITORIAL
Laura Labriola, Michel Jadoul
The prevalence and severity of dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) appear to have decreased significantly over the last two decades, although recent, large-scale epidemiological studies show that DRA continues to occur. Recent experimental findings have documented a direct cellular toxicity of β2microglobulin (β2m) fibrils but the mechanisms of β2m fibrillogenesis remain incompletely understood. Although a high plasma concentration of β2m is still considered as a prerequisite for developing DRA, other factors have been clearly incriminated such as older age at dialysis onset and longer dialysis vintage, or suspected effects such as proinflammatory effects of bioincompatible dialysis techniques...
March 6, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264150/blood-pressure-management-in-hemodialysis-patients-what-we-know-and-what-questions-remain
#15
REVIEW
Dana C Miskulin, Daniel E Weiner
Despite having thousands of blood pressure (BP) readings on individual dialysis patients over the course of a year, our knowledge about the optimal assessment of BP, the mechanisms underlying hypertension and its management remain incomplete. Observational studies reveal that BP is lower at home than when measured in the dialysis unit. However, we do not know if using home vs. in-center measurements to guide treatment decisions improves BP control and/or clinical outcomes. Moreover, a recent US study suggests that typical hemodialysis patients are unlikely to adhere to home monitoring over the long term...
March 6, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264139/residual-kidney-function-implications-in-the-era-of-personalized-medicine
#16
Tariq Shafi, Surekha Mullangi, Stephanie M Toth-Manikowski, Seungyoung Hwang, Wieneke M Michels
The association of residual kidney function (RKF) with improved outcomes in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients is now widely recognized. RKF provides substantial volume and solute clearance even after dialysis initiation. In particular, RKF provides clearance of nonurea solutes, many of which are potential uremic toxins and not effectively removed by conventional hemodialysis. The presence of RKF provides a distinct advantage to incident dialysis patients and is an opportunity for nephrologists to individualize dialysis treatments tailored to their patients' unique solute, volume, and quality of life needs...
March 6, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240423/nutritional-issues-with-incremental-dialysis-the-role-of-low-protein-diets
#17
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Valeria Aicardi
A gentle start of dialysis is a welcome possibility for both patients and physicians. Incident dialysis patients often maintain residual kidney function (RKF) for a considerable period of time; the start of dialysis is often driven mainly by uremic symptoms. Recently, the combination of a low-protein diet, along with a less-frequent dialysis schedule, has regained interest as an alternative option in selected and motivated patients. In addition, there is renewed interest in a low-protein diet in patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
February 27, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239994/aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
#18
REVIEW
Yousif Ahmad, Michael F Bellamy, Christopher S R Baker
Aortic valve stenosis occurs 10-20 years earlier in patients on dialysis compared with the general population. This is likely related to the exposure of the valve to a milieu that predisposes to calcification as well as increased shear stress across the valve. Objective assessment of stenosis severity is largely made using echocardiography though accurate interpretation requires an understanding of the potential pitfalls of the technique and the influence of cardiac output upon the gradient measured across the valve...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239979/beyond-sodium-phosphate-and-potassium-potential-dietary-interventions-in-kidney-disease
#19
EDITORIAL
Jaimon T Kelly, Megan Rossi, David W Johnson, Katrina L Campbell
People with kidney disease are advised to restrict individual nutrients, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate, in line with current best practice guidelines. However, there is limited evidence to support the efficacy of single nutrient strategies, and compliance remains a challenge for clinicians to overcome. Many factors contribute to poor compliance with dietary prescriptions, including conflicting priorities for single nutrient restriction, the arduous self-monitoring required, and the health-related knock-on effects resulting from targeting these nutrients in isolation...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229483/venous-hemodialysis-catheters-and-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-avoiding-a-high-risk-combination
#20
EDITORIAL
Theodore F Saad, Henry L Weiner
End-stage renal disease is frequently accompanied by cardiac comorbidity that warrants treatment with a cardiovascular implantable electronic device (permanent pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator). In the United States, chronic hemodialysis (HD) population, cardiac implantable devices are present in up to 10.5% of patients; a venous HD catheter is utilized for blood access in 18% of prevalent patients. The concomitant presence of a venous HD catheter and cardiovascular implantable device creates a high-risk circumstance, with potential for causing symptomatic central venous stenosis, and for developing complicated endovascular infection...
February 23, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
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