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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139376/the-longitudinal-effects-of-peritonitis-on-peritoneal-membrane-function%C3%A2
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Christopher S B Sia, Eldho Paul, Peter Tregaskis, Rowan G Walker, Scott G Wilson
BACKGROUND: The longitudinal effects of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis on small solute clearance and ultrafiltration are controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 27 patients with PD peritonitis over a 4-year period at a tertiary hospital. Adequacy tests at an "early" (1 - 3 months), "intermediate" (6 ± 2 months), and a "late" (12 ± 2 months) time period after the episode were compared with a pre-peritonitis baseline. The effect of time on serum albumin, weekly creatinine clearance, Kt/V, and net fluid volume removal was assessed...
December 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124925/organic-gas-sensor-with-an-improved-lifetime-for-detecting-breath-ammonia-in-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Ming-Yen Chuang, Chang-Chiang Chen, Hsiao-Wen Zan, Hsin-Fei Meng, Chia-Jung Lu
In this work, a TFB (poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-(4,4'-(N-(4-s-butylphenyl)diphenylamine)]) sensor with a cylindrical nanopore structure exhibits a high sensitivity to ammonia in ppb-regime. The lifetime and sensitivity of the TFB sensor were studied and compared to those of P3HT (poly(3-hexylthiophene)), NPB (N,N'-di(1-naphthyl)-N,N'-diphenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diamine), and TAPC (4,4'-cyclohexylidenebis[N,N-bis(4-methylphenyl) benzenamine]) sensors with the same cylindrical nanopore structures...
November 17, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103152/barriers-for-implementation-of-intensified-hemodialysis-survey-results-from-the-international-pediatric-dialysis-network
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Julia Thumfart, Dominik Müller, Steffen Wagner, Anuradha Jayanti, Dagmara Borzych-Duzalka, Franz Schaefer, Bradley Warady, Claus Peter Schmitt
BACKGROUND: In patients on conventional hemodialysis (HD), morbidity is high and quality of life is poor. Intensified HD programs have been developed to help overcome these shortcomings, , but very few pediatric dialysis centers have reported the implementation of such a HD program. METHODS: An online survey was sent to all 221 pediatric dialysis centers which participate in the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN). The aim of the survey was to assess the attitude of pediatric nephrologists towards intensified HD, the penetrance of intensified HD into their clinical practice and barriers to implementation...
November 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097857/like-the-eye-of-the-tiger-inpatient-psychiatric-facility-exclusionary-criteria-and-its-knockout-of-the-emergency-psychiatric-patient
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Veronica Tucci, John Liu, Anu Matorin, Asim Shah, Nidal Moukaddam
Context: Over 6% of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States involve primary mental health or behavioral issues. The patients are stabilized in the ED but frequently require admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit or institution for longer term treatment and management. To facilitate this process, an emergency physician (EP) must first "medically clear" the patient as stable for transfer. At present, there is no interdisciplinary consensus regarding the necessary elements of the medical clearance or stability assessment process...
October 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093973/frail-patient-in-hemodialysis-a-new-challenge-in-nephrology-incidence-in-our-area-barcelon%C3%A3-s-nord-and-maresme
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Ioana Bancu, Fredzzia Graterol, Jorge Bonal, Pilar Fernández-Crespo, Jessica Garcia, Susana Aguerrevere, Domingo Del Castillo, Josep Bonet
Introduction: Labeling a patient as "frail" may be useful in assessing the prognosis and therapeutic approach. Objective: The aim of the study is to define a pattern of frailty among our dialysis population, to analyse the incidence and clinical evolution of these patients. Materials and Methods: We analysed a total of 320 patients with stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were on hemodialysis between September 2014 and September 2015...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093248/-effect-of-cinacalcet-combined-with-low-dose-calcitriol-on-clinical-outcome-and-bone-metabolism-in-patients-with-severe-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Fang Yuan, Xing Chen, Chang Wang, An Zhou, Hong Liu
To observe the clinical outcome and the effect of the combination of cinacalcet hydrochloride with low-dose calcitriol on bone metabolism in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT).
 Methods: Thirty SHPT patients were enrolled to receive treatment of cinacalcet combined with low-dose calcitriol, with inclusion criteria as follows: maintenance on MHD>6 months; serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH)>600 pg/mL; parathyroid glands with more than 1 nodules by ultrasonography; traditional therapy with no effects...
October 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093182/a-completely-biological-off-the-shelf-arteriovenous-graft-that-recellularizes-in-baboons
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Zeeshan H Syedain, Melanie L Graham, Ty B Dunn, Timothy O'Brien, Sandra L Johnson, Robert J Schumacher, Robert T Tranquillo
Prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) conventionally used for hemodialysis are associated with inferior primary patency rates and increased risk of infection compared with autogenous vein grafts. We tissue-engineered an AVG grown from neonatal human dermal fibroblasts entrapped in bovine fibrin gel that is then decellularized. This graft is both "off-the-shelf" (nonliving) and completely biological. Grafts that are 6 mm in diameter and about 15 cm in length were evaluated in a baboon model of hemodialysis access in an axillary-cephalic or axillary-brachial upper arm AVG construction procedure...
November 1, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064182/anti-thrombotic-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-current-views
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REVIEW
Rugheed Ghadban, Greg Flaker, Natraj Katta, Martin A Alpert
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs in approximately one-third of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The presence of CKD, particularly advanced CKD, confers increased risk of both thromboembolism and major bleeding in this group of patients who are already at risk for ischemic stroke and systemic embolism and at risk of bleeding due to anticoagulation. Studies assessing the effect of warfarin on risk of ischemic stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding have produced disparate results, particularly in patients with advanced CKD including those treated with hemodialysis...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064128/the-association-between-change-in-serum-bicarbonate-and-change-in-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-patients-receiving-conventional-or-more-frequent-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Alessio Molfino, Gerald J Beck, Minwei Li, Joan C Lo, George A Kaysen
AIM: Correction of metabolic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease has been associated with improvement in thyroid function. We examined whether changes in bicarbonate were associated with changes in thyroid function in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving conventional or more frequent hemodialysis. METHODS: In the Frequent Hemodialysis Network Trials, the relationship between changes in serum bicarbonate, free triiodothyronine (FT3) and free thyroxine (FT4) was examined among 147 and 48 patients with endogenous thyroid function who received conventional (3x/week) or more frequent (6x/week) hemodialysis (Daily Trial) or who received conventional or more frequent nocturnal hemodialysis (Nocturnal Trial)...
October 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052790/efficacy-and-safety-of-glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-in-hcv-infected-japanese-patients-with-prior-daa-experience-severe-renal-impairment-or-genotype-3-infection
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Hiromitsu Kumada, Tsunamasa Watanabe, Fumitaka Suzuki, Kenji Ikeda, Ken Sato, Hidenori Toyoda, Masanori Atsukawa, Akio Ido, Akinobu Takaki, Nobuyuki Enomoto, Koji Kato, Katia Alves, Margaret Burroughs, Rebecca Redman, David Pugatch, Tami J Pilot-Matias, Preethi Krishnan, Rajneet K Oberoi, Wangang Xie, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND: Once-daily, orally administered, co-formulated glecaprevir (NS3/4A protease inhibitor) and pibrentasvir (NS5A inhibitor) (G/P) demonstrated pangenotypic activity and high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates in studies outside Japan. Here we report safety and efficacy in a subset of Japanese patients with chronic HCV infection who received G/P 300/120 mg in a phase 3, open-label, multicenter study (CERTAIN-1). METHODS: This analysis focuses on three difficult-to-treat subgroups: HCV GT1/2-infected patients who failed to achieve SVR after treatment with a direct acting antiviral (DAA)-containing regimen; GT1/2-infected patients with severe renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min/1...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016605/cognitive-impairment-in-hemodialysis-patients-implementation-of-cut-off-values-for-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca-test-for-feasible-screening
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Susanne Angermann, Marcus Baumann, Dominik Steubl, Georg Lorenz, Christine Hauser, Yana Suttmann, Anna-Lena Reichelt, Robin Satanovskij, Franziska Sonntag, Uwe Heemann, Timo Grimmer, Christoph Schmaderer
OBJECTIVE: Reliable identification of cognitive impairment in hemodialysis patients is of utmost importance, as it is associated with poor outcomes including dialysis withdrawal and death. High prevalence of cognitive impairment has been demonstrated in several studies using brief screening instruments or neuropsychological test batteries. However, the relevance of cognitive impairment as well as the accuracy of screening procedures have never been studied in this patient population. METHODS: 151 chronic hemodialysis patients (mean age 65...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969531/kidney-transplant-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patient-case-report-of-drug-interactions
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Mümtaz Yılmaz, Deniz Gökengin, Osman Bozbıyık, Cüneyt Hoşcoşkun, Ayşe Uyan, Hüseyin Töz
End-stage renal disease in the human immunodeficiency virus-positive population is increasing. Kidney transplant is the optimal therapy for this population rather than dialysis modalities if some criteria are met. These include undetectable plasma human immunodeficiency virus RNA, CD4 cell count over 200 cells/μL, and the absence of any AIDS-defining illness. Here, we describe the first living-donor kidney transplant in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive recipient in Turkey. The patient, a 52-year-old male diagnosed as human immunodeficiency virus positive, was on antiretroviral therapy, which consisted of 400 mg twice daily darunavir, 100 mg/day ritonavir, and 50 mg/day dolutegravir...
September 30, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967233/overhydration-underhydration-and-total-body-sodium-a-tricky-m%C3%A3-nage-a-trois-in-dialysis-patients
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EDITORIAL
Luminita Voroneanu, Cristina Gavrilovici, Adrian Covic
Overhydration is a frequent complication in dialysis patients. It has been linked with hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, arterial stiffness, atherosclerosis uremic cardiomyopathy, and all-cause mortality or cardiovascular morbidity. In addition, predialysis underhydration is also associated with increased risk of death in ESRD patients. In this context, the optimal evaluation of hydration status is a must. However, this mission is not easy or accurate. In the last 10 years, several new methods have been tested in dialysis patients, particularly bioimpedance and lung ultrasonography...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963833/-home-daily-hemodialysis-with-nxstage-system-one-monocentric-italian-casistic-results
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Chiara Brunati, Franca Cassaro, Laura Cretti, Michela Izzo, Marisa Pegoraro, Daniela Negri, Francesca Gervasi, Giacomo Colussi
NxStage System One is a new dialytic technology based on easy setup, simplicity of use and reduced dimensions, which is increasingly in use worldwide for home hemodialysis treatments. The system utilizes a low amount of dialysate, usually 15-30 liters according to anthropometric patients' values. The dialysate is supplied at very low flux, generally about 1/3 of blood flow, in order to obtain an elevated saturation of dialysate for solutes. In these conditions the clearance of urea will be almost equal to dialysate flow rate...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948161/restless-legs-syndrome-is-contributing-to-fatigue-and-low-quality-of-life-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Christoforos D Giannaki, Michael Hadjigavriel, Akis Lazarou, Aristos Michael, Loukas Damianou, Efthimios Atmatzidis, Ioannis Stefanidis, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Giorgos K Sakkas, Marios Pantzaris
AIM: To examine whether hemodialysis (HD) patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are subjects of greater fatigue and impaired quality of life (QoL) compared to HD patients without RLS. METHODS: Eighty five stable HD patients participated in this study. According to their RLS status, the patients were divided into the RLS group (n = 23) and the non-RLS group (n = 62). QoL, fatigue, sleep quality, daily sleepiness and depression symptoms were assessed by using various questionnaires...
September 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947524/elbasvir-grazoprevir-a-new-direct-acting-antiviral-combination-for-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Lamis R Karaoui, Hanine Mansour, Elias B Chahine
PURPOSE: The chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosage, administration, and role of elbasvir-grazoprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are reviewed. SUMMARY: Elbasvir-grazoprevir was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 or 4 infections with or without ribavirin in patients with or without compensated cirrhosis. Elbasvir exhibits antiviral activity against HCV genotypes 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, and 4a...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912971/sleep-parameters-in-short-daily-versus-conventional-dialysis-an-actigraphic-study
#17
Ludimila D'Avila E Silva Allemand, Otávio Toledo Nóbrega, Juliane Pena Lauar, Joel Paulo Russomano Veiga, Einstein Francisco Camargos
Previous studies have observed worse sleep quality in patients undergoing conventional dialysis as compared to daily dialysis. Our aim was to compare the sleep parameters of patients undergoing daily or conventional dialysis using an objective measure (actigraphy). This cross-sectional study was performed in three dialysis centers, including a convenience sample (nonprobability sampling) of 73 patients (36 patients on daily hemodialysis and 37 patients on conventional hemodialysis). The following parameters were evaluated: nocturnal total sleep time (NTST), expressed in minutes; wake time after sleep onset (WASO), expressed in minutes; number of nighttime awakenings; daytime total sleep time (DTST), expressed in minutes; number of daytime naps; and nighttime percentage of sleep (% sleep)...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902900/possible-clinical-effects-of-molecular-hydrogen-h2-delivery-during-hemodialysis-in-chronic-dialysis-patients-interim-analysis-in-a-12-month-observation
#18
Masaaki Nakayama, Noritomo Itami, Hodaka Suzuki, Hiromi Hamada, Naoyuki Osaka, Ryo Yamamoto, Kazumasa Tsunoda, Hirofumi Nakano, Kimio Watanabe, Wan-Jun Zhu, Yukio Maruyama, Hiroyuki Terawaki, Shigeru Kabayama, Ryoichi Nakazawa, Mariko Miyazaki, Sadayoshi Ito
BACKGROUND AND AIM: It is supposed that enhanced oxidative stress and inflammation are involved with the poor clinical outcomes in patients on chronic dialysis treatment. Recent studies have shown that molecular hydrogen (H2) is biologically active as an anti-inflammatory agent. Thus, we developed a novel hemodialysis (E-HD) system which delivers H2 (30 to 80 ppb)-enriched dialysis solution, to conduct a prospective observational study (UMIN000004857) in order to compare the long-term outcomes between E-HD and conventional-HD (C-HD) in Japan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895201/long-term-kidney-transplant-survival-in-patients-with-continent-urinary-diversion
#19
Romain Fournier, Ricardo Codas-Duarte, Theresa Daily, Xavier Martin, Lionel Badet, Hakim Fassi-Fehri
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term survival of transplanted kidneys in patients with a continent urinary diversion. METHODS: Between January 1987 and July 2015, 16 patients with a median age of 37 years (range 21-63 years) underwent kidney transplantation on a continent urinary diversion. A total of 14 patients presented irreversible dysfunction of the lower urinary tract, and two patients had required radical cystectomy because of bladder cancer. All continent urinary diversions were carried out before the transplantation...
November 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888762/probiotic-supplementation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Natália A Borges, Flávia L Carmo, Milena B Stockler-Pinto, Jessyca S de Brito, Carla J Dolenga, Dennis C Ferreira, Lia S Nakao, Alexandre Rosado, Denis Fouque, Denise Mafra
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of probiotic supplementation on the gut microbiota profile and inflammatory markers in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD). DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Forty-six HD patients were assigned to receive 1 of 2 treatments: probiotic (n = 23; Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus e Bifidobacterialongum, 90 billion colony-forming units per day) or placebo (n = 23) daily for 3 months...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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