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anticoagulation renal replacement therapy

Elizabeth A Walker, A Joshua Roberts, Erin L Louie, William E Dager
Systemic anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin is standard of care for patients receiving extracorporeal life support (ECLS); however, an alternative anticoagulant may be necessary when challenges with heparin therapy arise. Evidence for alternative anticoagulation in ECLS patients is limited. This retrospective analysis evaluated the dosing and outcomes associated with bivalirudin use in 14 adult ECLS patients. Indications for bivalirudin included heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, heparin resistance, or persistent clotting or bleeding while on heparin...
March 13, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Simon Hill, Elaine Creighton, Edward Walter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Yuji Miyatake, Shohei Makino, Kenta Kubota, Moritoki Egi, Satoshi Mizobuchi
It has been proposed that anticoagulant activity during continuous renal replacement therapy with nafamostat mesilate can be monitored by using intra-circuit activated clotting time. However, it is still unclear whether activated clotting time would be useful for this purpose. We conducted a retrospective study and included 76 patients who required continuous renal replacement therapy using nafamostat mesilate. We obtained information for pre- and post-filter activated clotting times and bleeding complications...
August 30, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
Mira Küllmar, Alexander Zarbock
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill patients and is associated with a worse short- and long-term outcome. The KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines suggest to implement preventive strategies in high-risk patients. Definition and classification of acute kidney injury according to the KDIGO criteria are based on an increase in serum creatinine and/or a decrease in urinary output. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the only supportive measure in patients with severe AKI...
February 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Martin Siebeck, Thomas Dimski, Timo Brandenburger, Torsten Slowinski, Detlef Kindgen-Milles
Continuous renal replacement therapy is a standard treatment in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. All CRRT techniques provide a high low-molecular weight clearance but even with hemofiltration, clearance of middle molecules is low. We investigated whether a new super high-flux hemofilter provides effective and sustained middle molecule clearance during citrate-anticoagulated continuous venovenous hemodialysis for up to 72 h. We included 14 critically ill patients with AKI-KDIGO-III in a prospective observational trial...
February 8, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Melanie Meersch, Alexander Zarbock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing incidence of acute kidney injury has the immediate effect of a growing need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). Shedding light on the questions of who, when, why, and how RRT should be performed is difficult to accomplish because of ambiguous study results, poor quality evidence, and low standardization. RECENT FINDINGS: Critically ill patients are exposed to multiple factors known to deteriorate kidney function. Especially severe fluid overload is strongly associated with worse outcome and may be considered as a trigger for initiating RRT...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Vincenzo Russo, Emilio Attena, Carmine Mazzone, Francesca Esposito, Valentina Parisi, Ciro Bancone, Anna Rago, Gerardo Nigro, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Antonio D' Onofrio
This is an observational study to investigate the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with bioprosthetic valves or prior surgical valve repair in clinical practice. A total of 122 patients (mean age: 74.1 ± 13.2; 54 females) with bioprosthetic heart valve or surgical valve repair and AF treated with NOACs were included in the analysis. The mean CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age >75 years, Diabetes mellitus, prior Stroke or transient ischemic attack, Vascular disease) and HAS-BLED (Hypertension, Abnormal renal and liver function, Stroke, Bleeding, Labile INR [international normalized ratio], Elderly, Drugs or alcohol) score values were 3...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Timo Brandenburger, Thomas Dimski, Torsten Slowinski, Detlef Kindgen-Milles
Today, up to 20% of all intensive care unit patients require renal replacement therapy (RRT), and continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are the preferred technique. In CRRT, effective anticoagulation of the extracorporeal circuit is mandatory to prevent clotting of the circuit or filter and to maintain filter performance. At present, a variety of systemic and regional anticoagulation modes for CRRT are available. Worldwide, unfractionated heparin is the most widely used anticoagulant. All systemic techniques are associated with significant adverse effects...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
Stefano Romagnoli, William R Clark, Zaccaria Ricci, Claudio Ronco
Severe acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a serious clinical disorder in the intensive care unit (ICU), occurring in a significant proportion of critically ill patients. However, many questions remain about the optimal administration of RRT with regard to several important considerations, including treatment dose, timing of treatment initiation and cessation, therapy mode, type of anticoagulation, and management of fluid overload. While Level 1 evidence exists for RRT dosing in AKI, all the studies contributing to this evidence base employed fixed-dose regimens throughout a patient's continuous RRT (CRRT) course, without regard for the possibility of individualizing treatment dose according to the clinical status of a given patient at a specific time...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
Gina H Sun, Visal Patel, Ingrid Moreno-Duarte, Farhad Zahedi, Eric Ursprung, Greg Couper, Fred Y Chen, Ian J Welsby, Raymond Comenzo, Grace Kao, Frederick C Cobey
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the efficacy of intraoperative 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) use in blood product utilization, time to chest closure, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay (LOS), thromboembolic complications, renal injury and mortality in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients on home anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of OHT patients at Tufts Medical Center from May 2013 to October 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Matthias Klingele, Theresa Stadler, Danilo Fliser, Timo Speer, Heinrich V Groesdonk, Alexander Raddatz
BACKGROUND: As of 2009, anticoagulation with citrate was standard practice in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for critically ill patients at the University Medical Centre of Saarland, Germany. Partial hepatic metabolism of citrate means accumulation may occur during CRRT in critically ill patients with impaired liver function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the actual influence of hepatic function on citrate-associated complications during long-term CRRT. METHODS: In a retrospective study conducted between January 2009 and November 2012, all cases of dialysis therapy performed in the interdisciplinary surgical intensive care unit were analysed...
November 29, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Antoine G Schneider, Didier Journois, Thomas Rimmelé
Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is now recommended over systemic heparin for continuous renal replacement therapy in patients without contraindications. Its use is likely to increase throughout the world. However, in the absence of citrate blood level monitoring, the diagnosis of citrate accumulation, the most feared complication of RCA, remains relatively complex. It is therefore commonly mistaken with other conditions. This review aims at providing clarifications on RCA-associated acid-base disturbances and their management at the bedside...
November 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Tim Hendra, Jonathan Simon, Alastair Lowe
We present a case of a woman in her 70 s, on cyclophosphamide for multiple myeloma, who was admitted to critical care with grade III acute kidney injury. Renal replacement therapy with regional citrate anticoagulation was commenced. Shortly thereafter her systemic-ionised calcium levels fell and remained stubbornly low until post-filter calcium return was doubled. Her total-to-ionised calcium ratio gradually increased and so, to avoid further accumulation of citrate, anticoagulation was changed to heparin...
November 2017: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Roberta Borg, Debra Ugboma, Dawn-Marie Walker, Richard Partridge
Following the implementation of citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy, we evaluate its first year of use and compare it to the previously used heparin, to assess whether our patients benefit from the recently reported advantages of citrate. We retrospectively analysed 2 years of data to compare the safety and efficacy of citrate versus heparin. The results have shown that 43 patients received continuous renal replacement therapy with heparin, 37 patients with citrate. We found no significant difference in metabolic control of pH, urea and creatinine after 72 h...
August 2017: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Katie Sigler, Ji Lee, Poyyapakkam Srivaths
PURPOSE: The objective of this retrospective analysis was to present our single-center experience with intravenous (IV) calcium replacement and regional citrate anticoagulation in pediatric apheresis therapy with the aim of developing a standard operating procedure to minimize symptomatic hypocalcemia. METHODS: We analyzed apheresis procedures in patients <18 years of age over a 2-year time period (Jan 2012 to Dec 2014). Procedures in tandem with other extracorporeal therapies, including continuous renal replacement therapy, extracorporeal liver support, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, were excluded...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Samina R Chowdhury, Tom Lawton, Aaqid Akram, Robert Collin, James Beck
Continuous renal replacement therapy necessitates the use of anticoagulation. The anticoagulant of choice has traditionally been heparin. Emerging evidence has highlighted the deleterious effects of systemic heparin anticoagulation in the critically ill. Regional citrate anticoagulation has been used as an alternative in the setting of continuous renal replacement therapy. Our retrospective before-and-after cohort study aimed to ascertain if regional citrate anticoagulation is associated with any benefit in terms of circuit longevity, rates of complications, blood transfusion requirements and mortality, when introduced to a large general intensive care unit with a case mix of acute medical patients and acute and elective surgical patients...
February 2017: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Nick Taylor, Edward Walter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Richard Fisher, Katie Lei, Mike J Mitchell, Gary W Moore, Helen Dickie, Linda Tovey, Siobhan Crichton, Marlies Ostermann
BACKGROUND: Regional anticoagulation with citrate is the recommended first line treatment for patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). There is wide variability in filter patency which may be due to differences in patient characteristics and local practice. It is also possible that citrate has effects on primary and secondary haemostasis, fibrinolysis and platelet function that are still unknown. The primary aim of the study is to describe the effect of citrate on coagulation and fibrinolysis pathways in both the patient and the haemodialysis circuit...
October 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
December 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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