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Hemodialysis International

Joan C Lo, Gerald J Beck, George A Kaysen, Christopher T Chan, Alan S Kliger, Michael V Rocco, Glenn M Chertow
Introduction End-stage renal disease is associated with elevations in circulating prolactin concentrations, but the association of prolactin concentrations with intermediate health outcomes and the effects of hemodialysis frequency on changes in serum prolactin have not been examined. Methods The FHN Daily and Nocturnal Dialysis Trials compared the effects of conventional thrice weekly hemodialysis with in-center daily hemodialysis (6 days/week) and nocturnal home hemodialysis (6 nights/week) over 12 months and obtained measures of health-related quality of life, self-reported physical function, mental health and cognition...
October 23, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Eugene Lin, Manjula Kurella Tamura, Maria E Montez-Rath, Glenn M Chertow
Introduction The use of administrative data to capture 30-day readmission rates in end-stage renal disease is challenging since Medicare combines claims from acute care, inpatient rehabilitation (IRF), and long-term care hospital stays into a single "Inpatient" file. For data prior to 2012, the United States Renal Data System does not contain the variables necessary to easily identify different facility types, making it likely that prior studies have inaccurately estimated 30-day readmission rates. Methods For this report, we developed two methods (a "simple method" and a "rehabilitation-adjusted method") to identify acute care, IRF, and long-term care hospital stays from United States Renal Data System claims data, and compared them to methods used in previously published reports...
October 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Márcio Viegas, Cristina Cândido, Joana Felgueiras, José Clemente, Sara Barros, Rostislav Farbota, Filipa Vera, Antero Matos, Francisco Sousa
Introduction The dialysate bicarbonate (DB) influences the acid-base balance in dialysis patients. Very low and high serum bicarbonate (SB) have been related with a higher mortality. Acid-base balance also has been associated with hemodynamic effects in these patients. The trial aim was to compare the effect of DB concentration variation on SB levels in maintenance hemodiafiltration (HDF) patients and the effect on intradialytic hypotension and interdialytic weight gain. Methods  A prospective study, with 9 months of follow-up, involving 93 patients, divided in two groups: group 1 and group 2 with a DB of 34 mmol/L and 30 mmol/L, respectively, with monitoring of pre and post HDF SB, intradialytic hypotension, and interdialytic weight gain...
October 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Jin Han Lim, Kyung Pyo Kang, Sik Lee, Sung Kwang Park, Won Kim
Heparin has remained the most commonly used anticoagulant for patients undergoing hemodialysis. It is usually safe to use but can have severe adverse effects in some cases. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening complication of exposure to heparin. It results from an autoantibody directed against endogenous platelet factor 4 (PF4) in complex with heparin, which activates platelets and can cause catastrophic arterial and venous thromboses. Here, we present the case of an 80-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of chronic renal failure who developed acute HIT (platelet count nadir, 15 × 10(9) /L) on day 7 of hemodialysis performed with routine heparin anticoagulation, who despite subsequent heparin-free hemodialysis (with argatroban and warfarin) developed recurrent HIT (complicated by acute cerebral infarction) on day 11 that we attributed to "rinsing" of the circuit with heparin-containing saline (3,000 units of unfractionated heparin, with subsequent saline washing) performed pre-dialysis as per routine...
October 13, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Alexandre Minetto Brabo, Nayrana Soares Do Carmo Reis, Pasqual Barretti, Daniela Ponce
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis that carries a high morbidity and mortality. Although its pathogenesis is still not clear, the "two hit theory" suggests that long term deterioration of the peritoneum combined with intraperitoneal inflammation is needed in the pathogenesis of EPS. To date, there is no proven effective therapy with an absence of randomized controlled trials. Individual case reports and small case series have reported on the use of tamoxifen and corticosteroids for medical management of EPS...
October 9, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Hoon Suk Park, Youn Hee Lee, Hyung Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Baik, Yong Sung Won, Cheol Whee Park, Young Ok Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Dong Chan Jin
Introduction To increase the rate of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use, assisted procedures for immature AVF have been strenuously performed. However, this is controversial in that an AVF matured by these assisted procedures may require more frequent intervention to maintain its patency, and have decreased long-term patency. Methods Eighty four AVFs that were matured with assisted maturation procedures and 266 AVFs that matured spontaneously without intervention, created between November 2009 and March 2013 from the hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA) cohort, were compared retrospectively and we also investigated the factors that may influence AVF long-term patency...
October 6, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Eunjin Bae, Eun Yong Seong, Byoung-Geun Han, Dong Ki Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Shin-Wook Kang, Cheol Whee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Byung Chul Shin, Sung Gyun Kim, Wookyung Chung, Jae Yoon Park, Joo Yeon Lee, Yon Su Kim
Introduction Patients with chronic kidney disease have an extremely high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). In patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated with increased mortality from CVD. Methods The present study aimed to investigate the risk factors for CAC in Korean patients with incident dialysis. Data on 423 patients with ESRD who started dialysis therapy between December 2012 and March 2014 were obtained from 10 university-affiliated hospitals...
October 5, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Joseph Chilcot, Karin Friedli, Ayman Guirguis, David Wellsted, Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
Introduction Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis (HD) may have increased C reactive protein (CRP) values and depressive symptoms. There is debate about the strength and nature of previously reported associations. We investigated these issues in a cohort of patients on HD. Methods We screened for depressive symptoms using two valadiated depression screening tools: the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Demographic and clinical correlates of depression symptoms were eveluated in adjusted linear and logistic regression models, which included extra renal comorbidity and high CRP (>5 mg/L)...
September 27, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Bogusz Trojanowicz, Christof Ulrich, Roman Fiedler, Markus Storr, Torsten Boehler, Peter Martus, Michael Pawlak, Marcus A Glomb, Christian Henning, Markus Templin, Kristin Werner, Daniel Zickler, Kevin Willy, Ralf Schindler, Matthias Girndt
Introduction Patients with chronic kidney disease maintained on intermittent hemodialysis suffer from systemic chronic inflammation which is causally associated with high mortality. Inflammation mediators of 15-45 kDa range cannot be effectively removed by conventional dialysis membranes. In this study, we tested the influence of serum and dialysates obtained from patients maintained on High cut-off or High flux membranes on the inflammation profile of THP-1 monocytes. Methods THP-1 monocytes were treated with serum or dialysates obtained from patients maintained on High cut-off and High flux membranes within a randomized crossover pilot trial...
September 26, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Marcus V S João Luiz, Cristoforo Scavone, Carmen Tzanno
Introduction Poor blood flow rate (PF) is highly prevalent among CKD 5D patients with long-term central venous catheters. Heparin catheter lock solutions are commonly used to maintain catheter patency, however the incidence of PF remains high. The purpose of the CLOCK Trial was to evaluate two catheter lock solutions on reduction of PF incidence. Methods Seventy-five CKD 5D patients on high-efficiency hemodialysis at the Integrated Centre of Nephrology (Guarulhos, Brazil) were randomized 1:1:1 to receive a lock solution combining minocycline 3 mg/mL with the anticoagulant/chelation agent EDTA 30 mg/mL (M-EDTA) or heparin 1000 IU/mL (H) or trisodium citrate 30% (TSC) vs...
September 26, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Na Kyoung Hwang, Harin Rhee, Il Young Kim, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak, Chang Won Kim, Sang Heon Song
We encountered three cases of retroperitoneal hematoma caused by spontaneous lumbar artery rupture, a rare vascular complication. At the time of retroperitoneal hematoma, two patients were on anticoagulant/antiplatelet therapy. One patient was not taking any anticoagulant/antiplatelet agents but was receiving hemodialysis treatment with heparin. Lumbar artery rupture was successfully controlled by transcatheter arterial embolization in all patients, but one patient developed multiple organ failure and died...
September 26, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Gauri Bhutani, Mireille El Ters, Walter K Kremers, Joe L Klunder, Sandra J Taler, Amy W Williams, Andrew H Stockland, Marie C Hogan
Introduction Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) may adversely impact future successful arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). As part of a quality improvement project, the performance of tunneled small bore tunneled central venous catheters (TSB-CVCs), as alternatives to PICCs, was evaluated. Methods A retrospective observational study, involving individuals ≥18 years of age who underwent TSB-CVC placement by Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN between 1/1/2010 and 8/30/2013...
September 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Tawfik Khoury, Keren Tzukert, Roy Abel, Ayman Abu Rmeileh, Ronen Levi, Yaron Ilan
Evidence is accumulating to consider the gut microbiome as a central player in the gut-kidney axis. Microbiome products, such as advanced glycation end products, phenols, and indoles, are absorbed into the circulation but are cleared by normal-functioning kidneys. These products then become toxic and contribute to the uremic load and to the progression of chronic kidney failure. In this review, we discuss the gut-kidney interaction under the state of chronic kidney failure as well as the potential mechanisms by which a change in the gut flora (termed gut dysbiosis) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) exacerbates uremia and leads to further progression of CKD and inflammation...
September 16, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Pranav S Garimella, Weiling Wang, Shu-Fang Lin, Jeffrey Hymes, Eduardo Lacson
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September 14, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Eric Seibert, Anja Richter, Martin K Kuhlmann, Suxin Wang, Nathan W Levin, Peter Kotanko, Garry J Handelman
Introduction The achievement of erythropoiesis in hemodialysis (HD) patients is typically managed with erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents (ESA's) and intravenous iron (IV-iron). Using this treatment strategy, HD patients frequently show an elevated fraction of red blood cells (RBC) with hemoglobin (Hb) content per cell that is below the normal range, called hypochromic RBC. The low Hb content per RBC is the result of the clinical challenge of providing sufficient iron content to the bone marrow during erythropoiesis...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Xiao Tan, Xuesen Cao, Jianzhou Zou, Bo Shen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhonghua Liu, Wenlv Lv, Jie Teng, Xiaoqiang Ding
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasingly recognized disease with high global incidence and mortality. Yet, the existing diagnostic tools are not sufficient enough to predict prognosis of CKD and CKD comorbidities. Indoxyl sulfate, a typical uremic toxin, is of great importance in the development of CKD with its nephrotoxicity, cardiovascular toxicity, and bone toxicity. Some reports suggest that indoxyl sulfate directly associate with renal function loss and mortality in CKD patients. This review discusses the diagnostic value of indoxyl sulfate from its biological characteristics, pathophysiological effects, related therapies, and its diagnostic value in clinical studies...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Kalawat Tek Chand, Krishna Kishore Chennu, Lakshmi Amancharla Yadagiri, Ranadheer Manthri Gupta, Ram Rapur, Siva Kumar Vishnubotla
Introduction Studies on fever of unknown origin (FUO) in patients of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease patients on dialysis were not many. In this study, we used 18 F-FDG PET/CT scan whole body survey for detection of hidden infection, in patients on dialysis, labelled as FUO. Methods In this retrospective study, 20 patients of end stage renal disease on dialysis were investigated for the cause of FUO using 18F-FDG PET/CT scan. All these patients satisfied the definition of FUO as defined by Petersdorf and Beeson...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Zoe C L Pittman, Stephen G John, Chris W McIntyre
Introduction Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are a critical metric documenting the impact of disease and treatment from the patient's perspective. A variety of generic and disease specific PRO measures (PROMs) are used in chronic kidney disease (CKD) but studies are primarily cross-sectional. None of the available PROMs are designed for frequent iterative application. Methods An online PROM for daily use in dialysis and CKD 4/5 patients was developed. The custom website utilised visual analogue scales to capture 6 PROs (general well being (GWB), pain, sleep, breathing, energy, and appetite)...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Nina Dunne
Introduction Hemodialysis has improved in recent years, however, despite such improvements, intra-dialytic hypotensive episodes still persist which can lead to a reduction in the overall effectiveness of the treatment. Profiling sodium levels during dialysis can improve vascular refilling and therefore may prevent hypotensive events. A number of profiling methods exist and this meta-analysis set out to examine the effectiveness of these methods. Methods To assess the effectiveness of hemodialysis sodium profiling techniques...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Diana Jalal, Molly McFadden, Jamie P Dwyer, Kausik Umanath, Erwin Aguilar, Yoram Yagil, Barbara Greco, Mohammed Sika, Julia B Lewis, Tom Greene, Simin Goral
Introduction Oral phosphate binders are the main stay of treatment of hyperphosphatemia. Adherence rates to ferric citrate, a recently approved phosphate binder, are unknown. Methods We conducted a post-hoc analysis to evaluate whether adherence rates were different for ferric citrate vs. active control in 412 subjects with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) who were randomized to ferric citrate vs. active control (sevelamer carbonate and/or calcium acetate). Adherence was defined as percent of actual number of pills taken to total number of pills prescribed...
September 12, 2016: Hemodialysis International
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