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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239143/role-of-plasmapheresis-in-the-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-should-we-abandon-it
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Vedran Premuzic, Josip Batinic, Pavle Roncevic, Nikolina Basic-Jukic, Damir Nemet, Bojan Jelakovic
The aim of the current study was to determine whether plasmapheresis in combination with chemotherapy could significantly remove free light chains (FLC) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and therefore improve renal recovery and patient survival. During the study period, 29 patients with MM and AKI presented to our unit and were treated with two different therapy modalities (plasmapheresis with chemotherapy or bortezomib). At the end of treatment, a significant decrease of FLCs was present in the group treated with plasmapheresis compared to the bortezomib group...
December 14, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214739/evaluation-of-intradialytic-hypertension-using-bioelectrical-impedance-combined-with-echocardiography-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Hongqi Ren, Dehua Gong, Xu He, Fengyu Jia, Qunpeng He, Bin Xu, Zhihong Liu
Although intra-dialytic hypertension (IDH) has been noted in clinical settings for many years, its pathogenesis remains unclear. In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed IDH incidence in our center and the correlation between postdialysis volume state and IDH. One hundred thirty-one maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients were enrolled in our study, and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and echocardiography (ECG) were recorded. In addition, demographic data were collected, and laboratory examinations were conducted...
December 7, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214734/increased-serum-level-of-igf-1-correlates-with-better-cognitive-status-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#3
Vladimir Prelevic, Danilo Radunovic, Tanja Antunovic, Marina Ratkovic, Najdana Gligorovic-Bahranovic, Branka Gledovic, Snezana Vujosevic, Mirjana Nedovic-Vukovic, Nikolina Basic-Jukic
Prevalence of cognitive function decline in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis is higher than in the general population. We analyzed risk factors for cognitive function decline in those patients. This study included 93 ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis two or three times a week in three centers for hemodialysis in Montenegro. The cognitive status of patients was assessed using the mini mental score examination (MMSE) test. All 93 patients have been divided into three groups according to the results of MMSE...
December 7, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205940/relation-of-serum-adma-apelin-13-and-lox-1-levels-with-inflammatory-and-echocardiographic-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Ibrahim Dogan, Tolga Dogan, Mucahit Yetim, Huseyin Kayadibi, Mehmet B Yilmaz, Baris Eser, Macit Kalcik, Yusuf Karavelioglu
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nitric oxide has a critical role in both endothelial dysfunction and the atherosclerosis process. We aimed to investigate the relationships between serum asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), LOX-1, and Apelin-13 levels, which are known to act over nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and cardiac morphology as well as with each other in hemodialysis patients. The study comprised a total of 120 patients (53 females and 67 males) receiving hemodialysis three times a week for at least 6 months and an age-gender matched control group (55 females and 58 males)...
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205873/evaluation-of-dry-eye-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-undergoing-hemodialysis
#5
Öznur Kal, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Ali Kal, Gülşah Tanriaşki, Şefik Cezairlioğlu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate dry eye parameters with conventional tests and tear meniscus with Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Thirty-eight ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis, and 40 healthy individuals were enrolled. An ocular surface disease index questionnaire (OSDI) was administered. Before conventional dry eye tests, tear meniscus were evaluated using AS-OCT. After a complete ocular examination, Schirmer and break-up time (BUT) tests were performed and probable corneal staining was investigated...
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205870/therapeutic-thrombocytapheresis-for-symptomatic-thrombocytosis-in-hemato-oncology-patients
#6
LETTER
Satya Prakash, Rekha Hans, Ratti R Sharma, Pankaj Malhotra, Neelam Marwaha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205801/acute-splenic-sequestration-crisis-after-red-blood-cell-exchange-for-acute-chest-syndrome-in-an-adult-with-sickle-%C3%AE-thalassemia-what-went-wrong
#7
LETTER
Angelo Di Vincenzo, Piero Marson, Massimo Puato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193825/quality-of-life-and-depression-among-mexican-americans-on-hemodialysis-a-preliminary-report
#8
Subrata Debnath, Jason O'Connor, Claudia Hura, Balakuntalam Kasinath, Carlos Lorenzo
Health-related quality of life (QOL) and depression burden of Mexican Americans with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are not known. This observational cross-sectional study assessed QOL and depression and examined their inter-relatedness in Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes and ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) treatment. Prevalent Mexican Americans on HD (N = 40) completed the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form (KDQOL-SF) and the Beck Depression Inventory II. The overall median scores for the mental component summary and the physical component summary scales in the KDQOL-SF were 40...
November 28, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193656/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-by-sphingomonas-paucimobilis
#9
LETTER
Fatih Yılmaz, Feyza Bora, Fevzi Ersoy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082642/comparison-of-plateletpheresis-on-the-haemonetics-and-trima-accel-cell-separators
#10
Muzaffer Keklik, Ertugrul Keklik, Ugur Kalan, Ozerhan Ozer, Ferhat Arik, Murat Sarikoc
The use of apheresis equipment to collect platelets has rapidly increased in recent years. We compared two apheresis instruments (Haemonetics MCS + and Trima Accel) with regard to platelet (PLT) yield and efficiency, and collection rate (CR) in a retrospective study. Overall 120 data obtained by Haemonetics and Trima systems (N = 60 for each) were randomly selected among 400 plateletpheresis procedures performed at the Apheresis Unit of Kayseri Education and Research Hospital between July 2016 and January 2017...
October 30, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082626/two-stage-basilic-vein-transposition-second-stage-results
#11
Duarte Rego, Clara Nogueira, António Matos, Paulo Almeida, José Queirós, Fernanda Silva, Clemente Sousa, Rui Almeida
The increasing survival of hemodialysis patients results in the depletion of superficial venous capital justifying the use of the basilic vein. Many groups still prefer an arteriovenous graft due to transposition complexity and the time needed to achieve maturation. In this work we review the results of our series of basilic vein transpositions (BVT). BVTs were performed in two stages: first, creation of the fistula; second, transposition of the vein using three small incisions in the arm. All patients had to have direct arterialization of the basilic vein, therefore, patients with previous ipsilateral wrist fistulas also followed a two-stage protocol...
October 30, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071791/current-status-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-in-japan
#12
Takaya Abe, Sou Oomori, Wataru Obara
Complete recovery using interferon therapy in Japanese hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected dialysis patients is difficult to achieve because >70 % of the HCV genotypes observed in Japan are type 1. In 2016, new direct-acting antiviral drugs against HCV genotype 1 were reported to be effective and safe for HCV-infected hemodialysis patients. Although new direct antiviral therapy has become available, no large-scale studies evaluating the status of HCV infection in Japanese hemodialysis patients have been conducted since 2007...
October 26, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063706/relationship-between-mortality-and-cancer-bearing-status-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-who-attended-an-educational-program
#13
Akihito Tanaka, Daijo Inaguma, Yu Watanabe, Minako Murata, Hibiki Shinjo, Kiyomi Koike, Yasuhiro Otsuka, Asami Takeda
Patients with malignancy have a poorer prognosis than others do, which must be taken into consideration when treating them for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are few studies investigating their prognosis. This was an observational study of 515 (394 men and 121 women) stable non-dialysis patients with CKD who attended a CKD educational program. Mean age was 68.8 ± 13.0 years. Median follow-up was 968.5 days. Mean creatinine was 3.4 ± 1.6 mg/dL. Of these, 63 had malignancy and 452 did not; 20...
October 24, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057597/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-low-resource-settings-which-options-do-we-have
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LETTER
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 22, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047213/baseline-and-time-averaged-values-predicting-residual-renal-function-decline-rate-in-japanese-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#15
Kiyotaka Uchiyama, Akane Yanai, Keizo Maeda, Keisuke Ono, Kazuya Honda, Ryuji Tsujimoto, Yuka Kamijo, Mai Yanagi, Yoshitaka Ishibashi
Residual renal function (RRF) is a strong prognostic factor of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). We determined predictors of the RRF rate of decline using both baseline values and time-averaged ones. We retrospectively analyzed 94 patients being treated with PD at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center. The decline rate of RRF was calculated by a diminution in the weekly renal Kt/V between the first and last follow up divided by follow-up years. The mean follow-up period was 2...
October 19, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045047/star-fruit-intoxication-in-a-patient-undergoing-regular-hemodialysis
#16
LETTER
Jun-Li Tsai, Shang-Feng Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024501/hemodialysis-decreases-the-concentration-of-accumulated-plant-phenols-in-the-plasma-of-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis-influence-of-residual-renal-function
#17
Piotr Jan Nowak, Radoslaw Wilk, Anna Prymont-Przyminska, Anna Zwolinska, Agata Sarniak, Anna Wlodarczyk, Jeffrey de Graft-Johnson, Beata Mamelka, Anna Zasowska-Nowak, Piotr Bartnicki, Dariusz Nowak, Michal Nowicki
Plant phenols may accumulate in end-stage kidney disease. The effect of hemodialysis on their plasma concentration remains poorly determined. Contingent on concentration, health-promoting or noxious effects occur; therefore, we assessed plasma concentration in hemodialyzed patients. In total, 21 maintenance hemodialyzed patients with diuresis < 500 mL per day (with oliguria), nine hemodialyzed patients with diuresis ≥ 500 mL per day (without oliguria) and 31 healthy volunteers were included. Nine phenolic acids were identified with high-performance liquid chromatography and total polyphenol concentration was determined with the Folin-Ciocalteu method in pre- or post-hemodialysis plasma and pre- or intra-hemodialysis dialysate...
October 11, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024403/polymicrobial-bacteremia-involving-comamonas-testosteroni-in-a-patient-on-dialysis-with-acute-appendicitis
#18
LETTER
Yao-Min Hung, Yun-Te Chang, Chih-Hsiang Kao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980761/parathyroid-nodular-hyperplasia-and-responsiveness-to-drug-therapy-in-renal-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-an-open-question
#19
REVIEW
Carlo Vulpio, Maurizio Bossola
The goal of the pharmacological therapy in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is to reduce serum levels of parathyroid hormone and phosphorus, to correct those of calcium and vitamin D, to arrest or reverse the parathyroid hyperplasia. However, when nodular hyperplasia or an autonomous adenoma develops, surgery may be indicated. We reviewed the literature with the aim of defining if the echographic criteria predictive of unresponsiveness of SHPT to calcitriol therapy are valid also in the cinacalcet era and if drug therapy may reverse nodular hyperplasia of parathyroid gland (PTG)...
October 5, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976071/prevalence-of-and-predictive-factor-for-abdominal-aortic-calcification-in-thai-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#20
Dusit Lumlertgul, Surasak Kantachuvesiri, Somboon Apichaiyingyurd, Worapot Treamtrakanpon, Manoch Rattanasompattikul, Pongsathorn Gojaseni, Prasert Thanakitcharu, Thananda Trakarnvanich, Ussanee Poonvivatchaikarn, Kriengsak Vareesangthip
Presence and severity of cardiovascular calcifications strongly predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. This multicenter, cross-sectional study primarily aimed to determine prevalence of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) detected by plain lateral abdominal radiograph, and secondarily aimed to assess predictive factors for AAC. Patients (N = 1500), aged 18-70 years, with CKD stages 3-5D for ≥3 months prior to evaluation, were enrolled at 24 study centers in Thailand; 54...
October 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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