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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318729/validation-of-modelflow-estimates-of-cardiac-output-in-hemodialysis-patients
#1
Clare MacEwen, Sheera Sutherland, Jonathan Daly, Christopher Pugh, Lionel Tarassenko
Volume-clamp technology (e.g. Finometer) has become a popular method of collecting continuous, non-invasive, hemodynamic information during hemodialysis. There is minimal data validating the technique in this patient group. A gold standard cardiac output measurement can be obtained using ultrasound dilution in patients with arterio-venous fistulae. Continuous cardiac output was measured in 124 hemodialysis sessions in 27 patients using a volume-clamp device (Finometer PRO). Ultrasound dilution measurement was first taken at baseline (Transonic HD03), then used to calibrate the Finometer...
January 10, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301135/a-retrospective-analysis-of-dialysis-events-over-a-3-year-period-in-an-outpatient-dialysis-unit-in-the-state-of-kuwait
#2
Moustapha Ramadan, Gautam Hebbar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in the rates of dialysis events stratified by vascular access type and to describe the microbiological profile and sensitivity patterns of positive blood cultures over a 3-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The dialysis event data of 10751 chronic hemodialysis patients collected from March 2013 to February 2016 at an Outpatient Dialysis Unit in Kuwait were reviewed. The dialysis events studied were; use of intravenous (IV) antimicrobials, positive blood culture and signs of inflammation at the vascular access site...
January 4, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285424/maturation-of-arteriovenous-fistula-analysis-of-key-factors
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REVIEW
Muhammad A Siddiqui, Suhel Ashraff, Thomas Carline
The growing proportion of individuals suffering from chronic kidney disease has considerable repercussions for both kidney specialists and primary care. Progressive and permanent renal failure is most frequently treated with hemodialysis. The efficiency of hemodialysis treatment relies on the functional status of vascular access. Determining the type of vascular access has prime significance for maximizing successful maturation of a fistula and avoiding surgical revision. Despite the frequency of arteriovenous fistula procedures, there are no consistent criteria applied before creation of arteriovenous fistulae...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283177/comparison-of-postoperative-ultrasound-criteria-to-predict-unassisted-use-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-hemodialysis
#4
Timmy Lee, Missy Magill, Steven K Burke, Andrew T Blair, Michelle L Robbin, Michael Allon
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) frequently fail to mature. Postoperative ultrasounds provide objective measurements to predict unassisted AVF use for hemodialysis (unassisted use) and guide interventions to salvage nonmaturing AVFs. The optimal ultrasound criteria to assess AVF maturation are uncertain. We analyzed data from a multicenter, randomized, controlled, clinical trial to compare 2 published ultrasound maturation criteria used to predict unassisted AVF use for hemodialysis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281772/a-peer-to-peer-mentoring-program-for-in-center-hemodialysis-a-patient-centered-quality-improvement-program
#5
Jennifer St Clair Russell, Shiree Southerland, Edwin D Huff, Maria Thomson, Klemens B Meyer, Janet R Lynch
A patient-centered quality improvement program implemented in one Virginia hemodialysis facility sought to determine if peer-to-peer (P2P) programs can assist patients on in-center hemodialysis with self-management and improve outcomes. Using a single-arm, repeatedmeasurement, quasi-experimental design, 46 patients participated in a four-month P2P intervention. Outcomes include knowledge, self-management behaviors, and psychosocial health indicators: self-efficacy, perceived social support, hemodialysis social support, and healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL)...
November 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277506/high-output-cardiac-failure-and-coronary-steal-with-an-arteriovenous-fistula
#6
Amtul Aala, Sairah Sharif, Leslie Parikh, Paul C Gordon, Susie L Hu
Creation of an arteriovenous access for hemodialysis can provoke a sequence of events that significantly affects cardiovascular hemodynamics. We present a 78-year-old man with end-stage renal disease and concomitant coronary artery disease previously requiring coronary artery bypass grafting including a left internal mammary graft to the left anterior descending artery, ischemic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and severe aortic stenosis who developed hypotension unresponsive to medical therapy after recent angioplasty of his ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula for high-grade outflow stenosis...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275056/the-pivotal-multicenter-trial-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-for-hemodialysis-access
#7
Jeffrey E Hull, William C Jennings, Randy I Cooper, Umar Waheed, Matthew E Schaefer, Rajeev Narayan
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) created with a thermal resistance anastomosis device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective single-arm trial at 5 sites enrolled 107 patients. Patients underwent ultrasound (US)-guided anastomosis creation between the proximal radial artery and perforating vein with the Ellipsys Vascular Access System (Avenu Medical, Inc, San Juan Capistrano, California) followed by separate maturation procedures...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249390/left-ventricular-assist-devices-kidney-disease-and-dialysis
#8
Bethany Roehm, Amanda R Vest, Daniel E Weiner
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival in patients with advanced heart failure. As LVAD use increases, so do the number of patients with LVADs who also have kidney disease. However, there are only sparse data on how best to care for these patients. This review provides an overview of LVAD principles and indications, including blood pressure assessment and criteria for receipt of both destination and bridge to transplantation LVADs. Following LVAD implantation, kidney function may improve in the short term, particularly if cardiorenal physiology was present; in the longer term, data remain limited...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248121/percutaneous-drug-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-to-treat-dialysis-access-stenosis
#9
Mafalda Massara, Pietro Finocchiaro, Alberto Volpe, Antonino Alberti, Pietro Volpe
A common complication of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis is development of conduit stenosis, which compromises function and can result in access thrombosis. Possible treatment options include open repair and endovascular therapy, with the latter preferred due to lower morbidity and similar outcomes. Recurrence of conduit stenosis is common and, based on the pathophysiology of this lesion, the application of drug-coated balloon angioplasty is attractive. In this report, the application of drug-eluting balloon angioplasty for dialysis access stenosis in 18 consecutive patients is detailed and primary patency rates of 82% at 1 year and 68% at 2 years were calculated...
June 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236655/association-of-proteinuria-with-central-venous-catheter-use-at-initial-hemodialysis
#10
Ken J Park, Eric S Johnson, Ning Smith, David M Mosen, Micah L Thorp
CONTEXT: Central venous catheter (CVC) use is associated with increased mortality and complications in hemodialysis recipients. Although prevalent CVC use has decreased, incident use remains high. OBJECTIVE: To examine characteristics associated with CVC use at initial dialysis, specifically looking at proteinuria as a predictor of interest. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of 918 hemodialysis recipients from Kaiser Permanente Northwest who started hemodialysis from January 1, 2004, to January 1, 2014...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224945/an-age-based-comparison-of-fistula-location-patency-and-maturation-for-elderly-renal-failure-patients
#11
Jonathan Misskey, Jason Faulds, Ravi Sidhu, Keith Baxter, Joel Gagnon, York Hsiang
OBJECTIVE: Current Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines do not incorporate age in determining autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access placement, and the optimal initial configuration in elderly patients remains controversial. We compared patency, maturation, survival, and complications between several age cohorts (<65 years, 65-79 years, >80 years) to determine whether protocols should be modified to account for advanced age. METHODS: All patients at two teaching hospitals undergoing a first autogenous arteriovenous access creation in either arm between 2007 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed from a prospectively maintained database...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223499/a-comparison-of-standard-versus-low-dose-heparin-on-access-related-complications-after-coronary-angiography-through-radial-access-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Khagendra Dahal, Sharan Sharma, Adil Yousuf, Juyong Lee, Michael Azrin, Enrique Jimenez, Kalgi Modi, Neeraj Tandon
BACKGROUND: Transradial access (TRA) is preferred for coronary angiography (CA) or percutaneous coronary intervention due to reduced access-related complications, and mortality especially for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction. Radial artery occlusion (RAO) is a known complication of TRA, and precludes its use as a future access site, conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting or for hemodialysis fistula placement. Although a standard dose (SD) heparin of 5000 Units is used during TRA, the risks of RAO and hematoma compared to lower dose (LD) remain unclear...
November 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209823/autologous-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-hemodialysis-using-microsurgery-techniques-in-children-weighing-less-than-20%C3%A2-kg
#13
Vasiliki Karava, Pascal Jehanno, Theresa Kwon, Georges Deschênes, Marie-Alice Macher, Pierre Bourquelot
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the efficiency and longevity of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis (HD) in children weighing ≤20 kg. METHODS: We collected data of all AVFs created using microsurgery techniques between 1988 and 2015. Success was considered as the ability to use the AVF for HD. Primary and secondary patency rates were measured. RESULTS: Forty-eight AVFs (35 forearm, 13 upper arm) were created in 41 children with a median weight of 13...
December 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198387/international-differences-in-the-location-and-use-of-arteriovenous-accesses-created-for-hemodialysis-results-from-the-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps
#14
Ronald L Pisoni, Lindsay Zepel, Richard Fluck, Charmaine E Lok, Hideki Kawanishi, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Haimanot Wasse, Francesca Tentori, Jarcy Zee, Yun Li, Douglas Schaubel, Steven Burke, Bruce Robinson
BACKGROUND: Vascular access practice is strongly associated with clinical outcomes. There is substantial international variation in the use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs), as well as AVF maturation time and location. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Hemodialysis patients participating in the prospective Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) from the United States, Japan, and Europe/ANZ (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand), including 3,850 patients receiving 4,247 new AVFs and 842 patients receiving 1,129 new AVGs in 2009 to 2015...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192725/viabahn-stent-for-hemodialysis-shunt-efficacy-long-segment-recanalization-and-prognostic-factors-for-reintervention
#15
Giancarlo Salsano, Matteo Trezzi, Matteo Barattini, Franca Puccianti, Nicola Romano, Tito Zattera, Nadia Chiappini, Francesco Londrino, Davide Rolla, Teseo Stefanini
INTRODUCTION: The study evaluated the Heparin Bioactive Surface (HBS) Viabahn Stent (W.L. Gore & Associates, -Flagstaff, Arizona) efficacy in the maintenance or re-establishment of hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty HBS Viabahn stents deployed in 37 consecutive patients with hemodialysis dysfunction from January 2008 to May 2016 were evaluated in a single-institution retrospective review.Outcomes were stent patency intended as primary circuit patency (PP), assisted primary patency (APP), target lesion primary patency (TLPP) and secondary patency (SP)...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192722/cephalic-vein-transposition-is-a-durable-approach-to-managing-cephalic-arch-stenosis
#16
Jon C Henry, Ulka Sachdev, Eric Hager, Ellen Dillavou, Theodore Yuo, Michel Makaroun, Steven A Leers
INTRODUCTION: The proximal cephalic vein that enters the axillary vein (cephalic arch) is a common site of stenosis in patients with upper extremity arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis (HD). In this study, we present the outcomes of a series of cephalic vein transposition, to determine its utility in the setting of refractory arch stenosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing cephalic vein transposition to manage refractory cephalic arch stenosis from January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2015...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188313/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-failure-in-a-large-cohort-of-hemodialysis-patients-in-the-netherlands
#17
Bram M Voorzaat, Koen E A van der Bogt, Cynthia J Janmaat, Jan van Schaik, Friedo W Dekker, Joris I Rotmans
OBJECTIVES: Radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVF) are the preferred vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis (HD). Cohort studies from North America revealed that nonmaturation is a significant disadvantage of RCAVFs compared to other VAs. DESIGN: This present retrospective study describes the incidence of nonmaturation of AVFs and functional failure of arteriovenous grafts (AVG) in a multicentre cohort in the Netherlands and attempts to create a prediction model for nonmaturation of RCAVFs...
November 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187653/-investigation-of-status-for-vascular-access-in-hemodialysis-patients-at-xiangya-hospital-of-central-south-university
#18
Yong Zhong, Jiaxi Pu, Xiang Ao, Weisheng Peng, Zhangzhe Peng, Xiaozhao Li, Xiangcheng Xiao, Qiaoling Zhou, Ping Xiao
To investigate the status of vascular access in hemodialysis patients in our center.
 Methods: The general information of hemodialysis patients and types and complications of vascular access at Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from April 2015 to April 2016, were retrospectively analyzed.
 Results: Among 258 prevalent patients, 87.60% of them had arteriovenous fistula (AVF), while 12.40% showed tunneled cuffed catheter. Of the 61 incident patients, 80.33% of them initiated dialysis with a non-tunneled and non-cuffed catheter, 8...
November 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178510/the-pathogenesis-of-hemodialysis-vascular-access-failure-and-systemic-therapies-for-its-prevention-optimism-unfulfilled
#19
REVIEW
Andrea K Viecelli, Trevor A Mori, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson, Elaine M Pascoe, Ashley B Irish
In patients receiving hemodialysis, the provision of safe and effective vascular access using an arteriovenous fistula or graft is regarded as a critical priority by patients and health professionals. Vascular access failure is associated with morbidity and mortality, such that strategies to prevent these outcomes are essential. Inadequate vascular remodeling and neointimal hyperplasia resulting in stenosis and frequently thrombosis are critical to the pathogenesis of access failure. Systemic medical therapies with pleiotropic effects including antiplatelet agents, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils), statins, and inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) may reduce vascular access failure by promoting vascular access maturation and reducing stenosis and thrombosis through antiproliferative, antiaggregatory, anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory effects...
November 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169301/utilization-of-stent-grafts-in-the-management-of-arteriovenous-access-pseudoaneurysms
#20
Afsha Aurshina, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Objective Endovascular stent graft repair for exclusion of pseudoaneurysm is currently being explored to replace open surgical repair as current management. The objective of the study was to evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of endovascular stent graft intervention in pseudoaneurysms complicating arteriovenous reconstructions in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Methods A retrospective analysis of all pseudoaneurysms treated with stent grafts at our institution over a period of five years was performed...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
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