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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051145/a-discrete-choice-study-of-patient-preferences-for-dialysis-modalities
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Rachael C Walker, Rachael L Morton, Suetonia C Palmer, Mark R Marshall, Allison Tong, Kirsten Howard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improved knowledge about factors that influence patient choices when considering dialysis modality could facilitate health care interventions to increase rates of home dialysis. We aimed to quantify the attributes of dialysis care and the tradeoffs that patients consider when making decisions about dialysis modalities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective, discrete choice experiment survey with random parameter logit analysis to quantify preferences and tradeoffs for attributes of dialysis treatment in 143 adult patients with CKD expected to require RRT within 12 months (predialysis)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042462/infrequent-provision-of-palliative-care-to-patients-with-dialysis-requiring-aki
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Kelly Chong, Samuel A Silver, Jin Long, Yuanchao Zheng, V Shane Pankratz, Mark L Unruh, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of palliative care in AKI is not well described. We sought to better understand palliative care practice patterns for hospitalized patients with AKI requiring dialysis in the United States. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, we identified patients with AKI and palliative care encounters using validated International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038261/coadministration-of-minocycline-with-colistin-in-critically-ill-patients-is-associated-with-reduced-frequency-of-acute-renal-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
#3
Thomas P Lodise, Weihong Fan, David C Griffith, Michael N Dudley, Katherine A Sulham
Nonclinical studies have suggested oxidative damage, caspase-mediated apoptosis, and inducible nitric oxide synthase levels may be involved in the pathogenesis of colistin (CST)-associated acute renal failure. Synergistic antibacterial activity of minocycline (MIN) with polymyxins has been demonstrated in vitro, and MIN inhibits caspase 1, caspase 3, and inducible nitric oxide synthase, leading to the hypothesis that coadministration of CST with MIN (CST-MIN) may reduce incidence of acute renal failure. A multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Premier Research database to examine the impact of CST-MIN on acute renal failure...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029967/-10-years-of-external-quality-assurance-in-dialysis-in-germany-results-and-future-prospects
#4
Dorothea Büchtemann, Stefan Meinhold, Peter Follert
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the Federal Joint Committee introduced a quality assurance programme for ambulatory dialysis treatment in Germany. Regarding the impact of chronic dialysis treatment on the quality of life of patients and on health care costs, quality assurance in dialysis is considered highly relevant. The directive on Quality Assurance in Dialysis (QSD-RL) established an external quality assurance programme based on the assessment of certain quality parameters combined with an internal quality management system based on benchmarking parameters in all dialysis practices and centres...
October 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029567/more-than-20-years-experience-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-at-a-non-transplant-centre
#5
Erica Holmberg, Henrik Ahn, Bengt Peterzén
OBJECTIVES: Over recent decades implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have increased the possibility of improved survival in patients with advanced heart failure who also benefit from a better quality of life. The aim of this retrospective survey was to review the clinical results of LVAD implantation at a low-volume non-transplant centre (Linköping, Sweden) between 1993 and 2016. Our aim was also to assess the mortality and morbidity rates associated with implantation of three LVAD versions at our centre, and to compare our results with those from transplant centres...
October 13, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017465/frequency-of-arrhythmia-symptoms-and-acceptability-of-implantable-cardiac-monitors-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Naya El Hage, Bernard G Jaar, Alan Cheng, Chloe Knight, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, Luis Gimenez, Eliseo Guallar, Tariq Shafi
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmia-related complications and sudden death are common in dialysis patients. However, routine cardiac monitoring has so far not been feasible. Miniaturization of implantable cardiac monitors offers a new paradigm for detection and management of arrhythmias in dialysis patients. The goal of our study was to determine the frequency of arrhythmia-related symptoms in hemodialysis patients and to assess their willingness to undergo implantation of a cardiac monitor. METHODS: We conducted a survey of in-center hemodialysis patients at a hemodialysis clinic in Baltimore, Maryland...
October 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981616/spreading-depression-promotes-astrocytic-calcium-oscillations-and-enhances-gliotransmission-to-hippocampal-neurons
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Dong Chuan Wu, Rita Yu-Tzu Chen, Ting-Chun Cheng, Yao-Chang Chiang, Mei-Lin Shen, Li-Ling Hsu, Ning Zhou
Spreading depression (SD) is a pathophysiological phenomenon characterized by propagating waves of profound neuronal and glial depolarization in central nervous system gray matter. Although SD is primarily mediated by neurons with a subsequent astrocytic response, it remains unclear how astrocytic activity is modulated after SD and how altered astrocyte signaling contribute to neuronal excitability. Here, we report that after the concurrent Ca2+ wave, SD enhanced astrocytic activity by promoting a secondary period of Ca2+ oscillations...
August 1, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979785/estimated-dietary-sodium-intake-in-haemodialysis-patients-using-food-frequency-questionnaires
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Anastasia Gkza, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice, dietary sodium assessment requires reliable and rapid screening tools. We wished to evaluate the usefulness of food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) in estimating dietary sodium intakes in haemodialysis patients. METHODS: We used the Derby Salt Questionnaire (DSQ), and Scored Sodium Questionnaire (SSQ) to estimate sodium intake. Body composition was determined by bioimpedance. RESULTS: In total, 139 haemodialysis patients (95 men) completed the FFQs, with mean ± standard deviation age 67 ± 15 years...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963827/-iron-deficiency-in-nd-ckd-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Maria Elena Liberti, Carlo Garofalo, Adelia Sagliocca, Silvio Borrelli, Giuseppe Conte, Luca De Nicola, Roberto Minutolo
In non-dialysis-chronic kidney disease (CKD), iron deficiency is a frequent nutritional disorder due to either the greater tendency to occult gastrointestinal bleeding or to the chronic inflammatory state resulting in a reduced intestinal iron reabsorption through an increased synthesis of hepcidin. These phenomenon are responsible for a negative iron balance that compromises erythropoiesis and contributes to the pathogenesis of anemia in CKD. Several laboratory tests are now available to allow an adequate diagnosis of iron deficiency...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960036/measurement-of-fluid-status-using-bioimpedance-methods-in-korean-pediatric-patients-on-hemodialysis
#10
Eun Mi Yang, Eujin Park, Yo Han Ahn, Hyun Jin Choi, Hee Gyung Kang, Hae Il Cheong, Il Soo Ha
Adequate fluid management is an important therapeutic goal of dialysis. Recently, bioelectrical impedance methods have been used to determine body fluid status, but pediatric reports are rare. To determine the accuracy of bioelectrical impedance methods in the assessment of body fluid statusof children undergoing hemodialysis (HD), 12 children on HD were studied. A multi-frequency bioimpedance analysis device (Inbody S10) and bioimpedance spectroscopy device (BCM) were used to evaluate fluid status. Fluid removal during a HD session (assessed as body-weight change, ΔBWt) was compared with the difference in total body water determined by each device (measured fluid difference, ΔMF), which showed strong correlation using either method (Pearson's coefficient, r = 0...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956807/long-term-therapy-outcomes-when-treating-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-paricalcitol-in-german-and-austrian-clinical-practice-top-study
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Nicholas Obermüller, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Hans-Walter Müller, Dennis Hidde, András Veres, Sabine Decker-Burgard, Isolde Weisz, Helmut Geiger
Paricalcitol is approved for prevention and therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with only short-term data in clinical routine settings. A 12-month observational study was conducted in Germany and Austria (90 centers, 761 patients) from 2008 to 2013. Laboratory values, demographical, and clinical data were documented in 629 dialysis patients and 119 predialysis patients. In predialysis patients, median intact parathormone (iPTH) was 180.0 pg/mL (n = 105) at the start of the study, 115...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944596/diet-quality-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-undergoing-dialysis
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Lauren A Roach, Kelly Lambert, Jane L Holt, Barbara J Meyer
BACKGROUND: People on haemodialysis (HD) are at risk of consuming a poor quality diet. This includes inadequate intake of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate diet quality, with a particular focus on n-3 LCPUFA intake, in a population of incentre HD patients. DESIGN: Dietary intake was measured using three 24 hour recalls; the Polyunsaturated food frequency questionnaire (PUFA FFQ) and the Total Diet Score (TDS)...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937074/clinicoepidemiological-profile-of-peritonitis-complicating-acute-peritoneal-dialysis-a-single-center-experience
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Kunal Gandhi, Dharmendra Prasad, Vinay Malhotra, Dhananjai Agrawal, Pankaj Beniwal, Amith Vijay Leon Dsouza
A prospective observational study examining the incidence and microbiological aspects of peritonitis complicating acute intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) was performed. A total of 145 acute IPD treatments were included involving 112 patients. The majority of patients suffered from acute kidney injury (72.3%) secondary to sepsis. Peritonitis occurred in 31 treatment sessions, giving a frequency of 21.4% of procedures performed. The mean interval between starting dialysis and the first sign of peritonitis was 2...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931699/adoption-of-telehealth-remote-biometric-monitoring-among-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-in-the-united-states
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Susie Q Lew, Neal Sikka, Clinton Thompson, Teena Cherian, Manya Magnus
We examined participant uptake and utilization of remote monitoring devices, and the relationship between remote biometric monitoring (RBM) of weight (Wt) and blood pressure (BP) with self-monitoring requirements. Participants on peritoneal dialysis (PD) (n = 269) participated in a Telehealth pilot study of which 253 used remote monitoring of BP and 255 for Wt. Blood pressure and Wt readings were transmitted in real time to a Telehealth call center, which were then forwarded to the PD nurses for real-time review...
September 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923625/genitourinary-malignancies-in-transplant-or-dialysis-patients-the-frequency-of-two-newly-described-2016-world-health-organization-histopathologic-types
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A Billis, L L L Freitas, L B E Costa, I S Barreto, M A Asato, K S Araujo, D M Losada, A P Herculiani, G V B S Tabosa, B C Zaidan, G L P Oliveira, L Q A Bastos, R M Rocha
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to revise the histopathologic types of neoplasias in the genitourinary tract and determine the frequency of 2 new entities included in the 2016 book of World Health Organization classification of renal tumors. It is not established so far whether these 2 recently described tumors are the most frequent in association with end-stage kidney disease. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we revised the histopathologic type of 37 genitourinary tumors from 21 patients in dialysis and/or submitted to renal transplantation from 2003 to 2016 aiming to find the frequency of acquired cystic disease-associated renal cell carcinoma and clear cell papillary (tubulopapillary) renal cell carcinoma...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915452/bk-virus-replication-in-renal-transplant-recipients-analysis-of-potential-risk-factors-may-contribute-in-reactivation
#16
Mohammad Shenagari, Ali Monfared, Hadise Eghtedari, Aydin Pourkazemi, Tolou Hasandokht, Masoud Khosravi, Babak Asharfkhani
BACKGROUND: Considering the increasing problem of BK virus infection during post renal transplant surveillance, it is necessary to distinguish the main risk factors leading to reactivation of latent BK virus. Up to now, some probable risk factors have been investigated in some studies, but the results have been confusing and contradictory. OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to determine the frequency and potential risk factors that may play a role in BK polyomavirus reactivation and nephropathy...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910802/effects-of-expanded-hemodialysis-therapy-on-clinical-outcomes
#17
Sandip Mitra, Kunaal Kharbanda
The invention of dialysis has been a phenomenal advance in the treatment of kidney failure. The introduction of artificial kidneys in clinical care remains one of the most successful lifesaving interventions in modern medicine. Its glory, however, has been tempered by poor long-term outcomes and a negative qualitative impact on the lives of patients who suffer from an extremely complex, burdensome, and restricted life on dialysis. There remains a huge gap in patient well-being and outcomes between artificial kidney treatments and kidney transplantation...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894552/status-of-antioxidant-and-homocysteine-lowering-vitamins-related-to-cardiovascular-diseases-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Akram Kooshki, Mitra Eftekhari Yazdi, Manidgeh Yousefi Moghaddam, Roya Akbarzadeh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients. Oxidative stress and hyperhomocysteinemia may contribute to an increased risk of CVD. Therefore, we assessed the status of antioxidant and homocysteine-lowering vitamins related to cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients at Vasei hospital in Sabzevar. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 75 hemodialysis patients by using census method at Vasei Hospital in Sabzevar (Iran) in 2014...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885958/repeat-hospitalizations-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#19
Andrew H Lin, John C Chin, Nicholas M Sicignano, Amber M Evans
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) affects more than 5.1 million Americans and is projected to increase. Understanding the relationship between hospitalization and mortality can help to guide clinical management. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of repeat HF hospitalizations on all-cause mortality and to determine risk variables related to patient mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using administrative data from the Military Health System, a cohort of patients with an index admission for HF between 2007 and 2011 was identified...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869490/the-impact-of-hemodialysis-frequency-and-duration-on-blood-pressure-management-and-quality-of-life-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
#20
REVIEW
Mohammad Ali Shafiee, Pouyan Chamanian, Pouyan Shaker, Yasmin Shahideh, Behrooz Broumand
Cardiovascular complications are the most prominent causes of morbidity and mortality among chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing standard hemodialysis (HD) therapy. Cardiovascular disease risk is increased significantly through persistent hypertension and blood pressure (BP) fluctuation, which are the most common complications of CKD. It was hypothesized that an extended approach with lengthier and more frequent dialysis sessions, referred to in this paper as "extended hemodialysis" (EHD), can potentially lower and stabilize blood pressure, and consequently reduce the rate of morbidity and mortality...
September 2, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
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