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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848598/outcomes-and-challenges-of-a-pd-first-program-a-south-african-perspective
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Bianca Davidson, Kenneth Crombie, Kathryn Manning, Brian Rayner, Nicola Wearne
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) currently performs the most peritoneal dialysis (PD) in Africa. Yet outcome data on PD programs on the continent are limited. With the escalating need for renal replacement, PD remains a life-saving modality especially as hemodialysis is limited in the public sector. This study aims to evaluate and report the outcomes of a PD-First program performed in a resource-limited setting and identify factors linked to poor outcomes. METHODS: This observational cohort study was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital, analyzing all PD patients retrospectively from January 2008 to June 2014 and thereafter prospectively until June 2015...
May 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794094/prevalence-of-peritonitis-and-mortality-in-patients-treated-with-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-capd-in-africa-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mothusi Walter Moloi, Shepherd Kajawo, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Ikechukwu O Mbah, Udeme Ekrikpo, Andre Pascal Kengne, Aminu K Bello, Ikechi G Okpechi
INTRODUCTION: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is the ideal modality for renal replacement therapy in most African settings given that it is relatively cheaper than haemodialysis (HD) and does not require in-centre care. CAPD is, however, not readily utilised as it is often complicated by peritonitis leading to high rates of technique failure. The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of CAPD-related peritonitis and all-cause mortality in patients treated with CAPD in Africa...
May 24, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793982/peritoneal-dialysis-for-aki-in-cameroon-commercial-vs-locally-made-solutions
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Dennis Palmer, William J Lawton, Charles Barrier, Bd Fine, Hayden Hemphill, Norah Nyah, Virginie Kinne, Njaprim I Ringnwi, Genevive Yong, Amy L Neufeldt, Yves Mitterand M Mambou, Fredric O Finkelstein, Thomas Krahn
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in low- and middle-income countries, and is associated with a high mortality. The high mortality rate is in large part due to the inability to perform dialysis in resource-limited settings. Due to significant cost advantages, peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been used to treat AKI in these settings. The costs, however, remain high when commercial solutions are used. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of the outcome, and of the peritonitis rates, of patients with AKI treated with either commercially manufactured PD solutions or locally-made PD solutions...
May 23, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793981/expanding-capd-in-low-resource-settings-a-distance-learning-approach
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Robert Rope, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Abdul Wazil, Sewmini Dickowita, Rajitha Abeyeskera, Lishanthe Gunerathne, Dinuka Adoosoriya, Nishamani Karunasena, Charaka Ratnayake, Shuchi Anand, Anjali Saxena
BACKGROUND: Despite growing need, treatment for end-stage renal disease is limited in low- and middle-income countries due to resource restraints. We describe the development of an educational curriculum and quality improvement program to support continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) performed primarily by non-nephrology providers in Sri Lanka. METHODS: We developed a program of education, outcome tracking, and expert consultation to support providers in Kandy, Sri Lanka...
May 23, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774544/functional-molecules-in-mesothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-revealed-by-transcriptome-analyses
#5
Sara Namvar, Adrian S Woolf, Leo A H Zeef, Thomas Wilm, Bettina Wilm, Sarah E Herrick
Peritoneal fibrosis is a common complication of abdominal and pelvic surgery, and can also be triggered by peritoneal dialysis, resulting in treatment failure. In these settings, fibrosis is driven by activated myofibroblasts that are considered to be partly derived by mesothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (MMT). We hypothesised that if the molecular signature of MMT could be better defined, these insights could be exploited to block this pathological cellular transition. Rat peritoneal mesothelial cells were purified, using an antibody to HBME1, a protein present on mesothelial cell microvilli, and streptavidin nanobead technology...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760854/peritoneal-dialysis-in-austere-environments-an-emergent-approach-to-renal-failure-management
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REVIEW
Chad Gorbatkin, John Bass, Fredric O Finkelstein, Steven M Gorbatkin
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a means of renal replacement therapy (RRT) that can be performed in remote settings with limited resources, including regions that lack electrical power. PD is a mainstay of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapy worldwide, and the ease of initiation and maintenance has enabled it to flourish in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings. In natural disaster scenarios, military conflicts, and other austere areas, PD may be the only available life-saving measure for acute kidney injury (AKI) or ESRD...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742515/dose-response-between-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-cardiovascular-mortality-among-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Xiaoxue Zhang, Dahai Yu, Yamei Cai, Jin Shang, Rui Qin, Jing Xiao, Xing Tian, Zhanzheng Zhao, David Simmons
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors (RFs) and their management targets may not be applicable to specific medical subpopulations, particularly dialysis patients. This study aimed to evaluate the dose-response association between measurements of RFs, cardiovascular mortality, and potential metabolic targets among Chinese patients initializing peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: Risk-set sampling was applied to two population based 1: 10 case-control studies of incident PD patients, matched by age, sex and the year of initialisation of PD: a main sample (204 cases and 2,040 controls) and a replication sample (81 cases and 810 controls)...
April 23, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720505/teaching-pediatric-peritoneal-dialysis-globally-through-virtual-simulation
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Aleksandra E Olszewski, Dennis A Daniel, Deborah R Stein, Mignon I McCulloch, Sharon W Su, Daniel L Hames, Traci A Wolbrink
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the increasing prevalence of childhood kidney disease worldwide, there is a shortage of clinicians trained to provide peritoneal dialysis (PD). E-learning technologies may provide a solution to improve knowledge in PD. We describe the development of a virtual PD simulator and report the first 22 months of online usage. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The PD simulator was developed and released on OPENPediatrics in January of 2016...
May 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714433/peritoneal-dialysis-in-neonates-six-years-of-single-center-experience
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Ferda Özlü, Hacer Yapıcıoğlu Yıldızdaş, Gül Şeker, Hüseyin Şimşek, Aysun Karabay Bayazıt, Mehmet Satar
Background/aim: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is generally considered the practical dialysis modality for neonates in the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) and metabolic disturbances. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indications, complications, and outcomes of PD between January 2011 and December 2016. Materials and methods: This study included all 56 neonates that underwent PD over six years in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A retrospective chart review was performed for all patients in our institution...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682387/surgical-management-of-encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis-a-case-report-in-kidney-transplant-patient
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R Shahbazov, M Talanian, J L Alejo, F Azari, A Agarwal, K L Brayman
Introduction: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a clinical syndrome of progressive fibrotic change in response to prolonged, repetitive, and typically severe insult to the peritoneal mesothelium, often occurring in the setting of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Clear guidelines for successful management remain elusive. We describe the successful surgical management of EPS in a 28-year-old male s/p deceased donor kidney transplant for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669237/current-practice-of-diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-in-resource-limited-settings
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Nattachai Srisawat, Nattaya Sintawichai, Win Kulvichit, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Patita Sitticharoenchai, Nicha Thamrongsat, Sadudee Peerapornratana
PURPOSE: In a resource limited settings, there is sparse information about the management of acute kidney injury (AKI) based on systemic data collection. This survey aimed to described the current management of AKI in intensive care units (ICUs) across Thailand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to 160 physicians involved in the intensive care between January and December 2014 across Thailand. Distribution was done through an online survey platform or telephone interview...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649586/nephrotoxicity-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-combined-with-vancomycin-should-it-be-a-concern
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Cafer Balcı, Ömrüm Uzun, Mustafa Arıcı, Sibel Aşçıoğlu Hayran, Deniz Yüce, Serhat Ünal
The combination of piperacillin-tazobactam (pip-tazo) and vancomycin provides a wide spectrum of activity against many pathogens acquired in the health-care setting. However, there have been reports of increased potential for nephrotoxicity with this combination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nephrotoxic effect of pip-tazo plus vancomycin and compare it with that of pip-tazo and vancomycin alone, and meropenem plus vancomycin, another broad-spectrum combination. A total of 402 patients receiving either antimicrobial regimen for more than 48 hours were evaluated retrospectively in a two-year period...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602067/the-use-of-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-abdominal-cocoon
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Ujjwal Gorsi, Pankaj Gupta, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Harjeet Singh, Usha Dutta, Vishal Sharma
BACKGROUND: Literature on the diagnosis of abdominal cocoon using computed tomography (CT) outside the setting of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is sparse. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis of contrast enhanced CT done for patients treated for abdominal cocoon. The clinical features, radiological findings, underlying etiology and outcomes were recorded. RESULTS: Of the 22 patients analyzed, 19 had tuberculosis, 2 had malignancy and 1 was idiopathic...
March 26, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601930/liposome-supported-peritoneal-dialysis-in-the-treatment-of-severe-hyperammonemia-an-investigation-on-potential-interactions
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Giovanna Giacalone, Simon Matoori, Valentina Agostoni, Vincent Forster, Meriam Kabbaj, Sarah Eggenschwiler, Martin Lussi, Andrea De Gottardi, Nicola Zamboni, Jean-Christophe Leroux
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) performed with transmembrane pH-gradient liposomes was reported to efficiently remove ammonia from the body, representing a promising alternative to current standard-of-care for patients with severe hepatic encephalopathy. In this study, we further characterized the properties of liposome-supported peritoneal dialysis (LSPD) by 1) assessing its in-use stability in the presence of ascitic fluids from liver-disease patients; 2) investigating its interactions with drugs that are commonly administered to acute-on-chronic liver failure patients; and 3) analyzing the in vivo extraction profile of LSPD...
May 28, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546637/influence-of-different-peritoneal-dialysis-fluids-on-the-in-vitro-activity-of-fosfomycin-against-escherichia-coli-staphylococcus-aureus-staphylococcus-epidermidis-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Manuel Kussmann, Stefan Hauer, Petra Pichler, Gottfried Reznicek, Heinz Burgmann, Wolfgang Poeppl, Markus Zeitlinger, Martin Wiesholzer
Peritonitis is still the main infectious complication among patients on peritoneal dialysis. For treatment of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis, the intraperitoneal administration of antibiotics admixed to peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDFs) should be preferred. However, the influence of diverse PDFs on the activity of frequently used antibiotics has been investigated insufficiently. Thus, the present study set out to investigate the in vitro activity of fosfomycin against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Staphylococcus aureus in commercially available PDFs...
June 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539161/dialysis-modality-and-survival-done-to-death
#16
Emilie Trinh, Christopher T Chan, Jeffrey Perl
The debate surrounding whether peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is associated with differential survival continues as the numerous comparative studies over the past 3 decades have yielded conflicting results. Findings have also evolved over time in the setting of changing patient characteristics, advances in dialytic technologies, and the use of more robust statistical and epidemiologic approaches. Here, we will critically review the body of evidence, both historical and contemporary, comparing survival across dialysis modalities...
March 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527509/diabetic-muscle-infarction-in-end-stage-renal-disease-a-scoping-review-on-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Tuck Yean Yong, Kareeann Sok Fun Khow
Diabetic muscle infarction (DMI) refers to spontaneous ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscle among people with diabetes mellitus, unrelated to arterial occlusion. People with DMI may have coexisting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) but little is known about its epidemiology and clinical outcomes in this setting. This scoping review seeks to investigate the characteristics, clinical features, diagnostic evaluation, management and outcomes of DMI among people with ESRD. Electronic database (PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, SCOPUS and EMBASE) searches were conducted for ("diabetic muscle infarction" or "diabetic myonecrosis") and ("chronic kidney disease" or "renal impairment" or "dialysis" or "renal replacement therapy" or "kidney transplant") from January 1980 to June 2017...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478058/visions-in-a-crystal-ball-the-future-of-peritoneal-dialysis
#18
Joanne M Bargman, Michael Girsberger
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the corner stones of renal replacement therapy and should be strongly considered if preemptive kidney transplantation is not available. SUMMARY: There are several initiatives that may help the growth in the use of PD around the world. First, PD is an underused and valuable option in patients with heart failure and the chronic cardiorenal syndrome, especially in those with frequent hospitalizations despite optimal medical therapy...
2018: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398341/inflammation-and-nutritional-status-assessment-by-malnutrition-inflammation-score-and-its-outcome-in-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#19
D Jagadeswaran, E Indhumathi, A J Hemamalini, V Sivakumar, P Soundararajan, M Jayakumar
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome (MICS), hyperhomocysteinemia, calcium and phosphate levels derangement have been predicted as important contributing factors for the progression of cardiovascular burden. Among patients with earlier stage of CKD, hypoalbuminaemia and inflammation deliberated as non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors, which add more burden to circulatory disease, mortality and rapid advancement to CKD stage 5. AIM: The aim of the study is to evaluate inflammation and nutritional status of CKD patients not on dialysis using Malnutrition inflammation score (MIS) and to verify the association with mortality in the follow-up period...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386309/increased-serum-lactate-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-presenting-with-intercurrent-illness
#20
Emilie Trinh, Nalinee Saiprasertkit, Joanne M Bargman
BACKGROUND: Lactate is the most commonly used buffer in peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions. While previous studies have shown that serum lactate is normal in stable PD patients, the purpose of our study was to evaluate whether abnormal lactate values are more common in PD patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) and have the same significance as in the general population. METHODS: This observational cohort study assessed the prevalence of elevated serum lactate in PD patients presenting to the ED and evaluated clinical factors associated with an abnormal lactate value...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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