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hemodialysis; nephrology

Angela Ju, Mark Unruh, Sara Davison, Juan Dapueto, Mary Amanda Dew, Richard Fluck, Michael Germain, Sarbjit V Jassal, Gregorio Obrador, Donal O'Donoghue, Michelle A Josephson, Jonathan C Craig, Andrea Viecelli, Emma O'Lone, Camilla S Hanson, Braden Manns, Benedicte Sautenet, Martin Howell, Bharathi Reddy, Caroline Wilkie, Claudia Rutherford, Allison Tong
Fatigue is one of the most highly prioritized outcomes for patients and clinicians, but remains infrequently and inconsistently reported across trials in hemodialysis. We convened an international Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) consensus workshop with stakeholders to discuss the development and implementation of a core outcome measure for fatigue. 15 patients/caregivers and 42 health professionals (clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and industry representatives) from 9 countries participated in breakout discussions...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Ramon Roca-Tey, José Ibeas, Teresa Moreno, Enrique Gruss, José Luis Merino, Joaquín Vallespín, David Hernán, Patricia Arribas
The Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology (S.E.N.), vascular surgery (SEACV), interventional radiology (SERAM-SERVEI), infectious diseases (SEIMC), and nephrology nursing (SEDEN)), along with the methodological support of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, has developed the Spanish Clinical Guidelines on Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. This article summarizes the main issues from the guideline's chapter entitled "Monitoring and surveillance of arteriovenous access...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Andrea K Viecelli, Allison Tong, Emma O'Lone, Angela Ju, Camilla S Hanson, Benedicte Sautenet, Jonathan C Craig, Braden Manns, Martin Howell, Eric Chemla, Lai-Seong Hooi, David W Johnson, Timmy Lee, Charmaine E Lok, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Robert R Quinn, Tushar Vachharajani, Raymond Vanholder, Li Zuo, Carmel M Hawley
Vascular access outcomes in hemodialysis are critically important for patients and clinicians, but frequently are neither patient relevant nor measured consistently in randomized trials. A Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) consensus workshop was convened to discuss the development of a core outcome measure for vascular access. 13 patients/caregivers and 46 professionals (clinicians, policy makers, industry representatives, and researchers) attended. Participants advocated for vascular access function to be a core outcome based on the broad applicability of function regardless of access type, involvement of a multidisciplinary team in achieving a functioning access, and the impact of access function on quality of life, survival, and other access-related outcomes...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Dalia E Yousif, Alice R Topping, Maha F Osman, Jochen G Raimann, Elfadil M Osman, Peter Kotanko, Omar I Abboud
BACKGROUND: The burden of acute kidney injury (AKI) is high in Africa. While there are no reliable statistics about AKI in Africa, the Global Snapshot Study of the 0by25 initiative of the International Society of Nephrology has determined dehydration, infections, animal envenomation, and complications during pregnancy as the main causes. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Soba University Hospital (SUH), Khartoum, Sudan, a tertiary referral center. We included all hemodialysis patients treated for AKI at SUH between -January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 in the study...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Rui Abreu, Sara Rioja, Joaquin Vallespin, Xavier Vinuesa, Ruben Iglesias, Jose Ibeas
BACKGROUND: Native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is considered the gold standard of vascular access for hemodialysis due to its longer survival, fewer complications, lower mortality and costs. Patency is important for effective dialysis treatment and this remains a challenge in nephrology. There are no well-defined prognostic factors for early and long-term AVF survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate comorbidity, analytical and ultrasound (US) variables as prognostic factors for early failure and AVF patency...
February 8, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Felix Poppelaars, Bernardo Faria, Mariana Gaya da Costa, Casper F M Franssen, Willem J van Son, Stefan P Berger, Mohamed R Daha, Marc A Seelen
Significant advances have lead to a greater understanding of the role of the complement system within nephrology. The success of the first clinically approved complement inhibitor has created renewed appreciation of complement-targeting therapeutics. Several clinical trials are currently underway to evaluate the therapeutic potential of complement inhibition in renal diseases and kidney transplantation. Although, complement has been known to be activated during dialysis for over four decades, this area of research has been neglected in recent years...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Muhammad Anees, Ghazala Butt, Shaista Gull, Asif Nazeer, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To determine skin changes in patients of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and factors affecting these changes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Nephrology Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore in collaboration with Dermatology Department, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, from October 2015 to January 2016. METHODOLOGY: Two hundred patients who were undergoing MHD for more than three months were included in the study...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Hong Zeng, Zhengqian Li, Xiaoqing Zhang, Ning Wang, Yang Tian, Jun Wang
RATIONALE: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) during pregnancy is rare. Nevertheless, hypercalcemia secondary to gestational PHPT may be masked by physiological changes in calcium homeostasis during pregnancy. Gestational PHPT constitutes a serious danger to mother and fetus. Surgery is the only curative treatment when conservative treatment could not control the condition. Due to the lack of guidelines concerning PHPT during pregnancy, the optimal anesthetic management of PHPT during pregnancy needs to be individualized...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anna Mathew, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Nirav Mehta, Samuel Leung, Valerie Barta, Thomas McGinn, Gihad Nesrallah
Background: Survival and hospitalization are critically important outcomes considered when choosing between intensive hemodialysis (HD), conventional HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the comparative effectiveness of these modalities is unclear. Objective: We had the following aims: (1) to compare the association of mortality and hospitalization in patients undergoing intensive HD, compared with conventional HD or PD and (2) to appraise the methodological quality of the supporting evidence...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Sophie De Seigneux, Belen Ponte, Karine Hadaya, Yassine Bouatou, Patrick Saudan
New antidiabetic drugs which slow effectively the course of diabetic nephropathy are now available. There is no benefit of prophylactic hydratation to prevent contrast nephropathy in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease. In elderly hemodialysis patients, hemodiafiltration seems better tolerated than conventional hemodialysis, although there is a similar dialysis-induced myocardial stress with both methods. Role of de novo donor-specific antibodies is better characterized, which may subsequently lead to new treatments of graft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
Joel D Glickman, Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai
Inadequate education in home hemodialysis (HHD) fellowship training might contribute to underutilization of this modality in the United States. Most graduates of nephrology fellowships do not grade themselves as competent in HHD suggesting that fellowship training in HHD is inadequate. An essential component for fellow education is at least one faculty member with expertise in HHD who is passionate about promoting the use of this modality. At a minimum, fellow training should utilize a curriculum that includes both lectures about HHD and outpatient clinical exposure to this modality over a period of at least 6-12 months...
January 15, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Louise M Moist, Robert M Lindsay
The in-center dialysis unit and practice of dialysis, in the current multi-team approach, requires knowledge and skills in all the domains including medical expert, communicator, collaborator, scholar, health advocate, and leader. We are tasked as a community, to embrace and incentivize new innovations and technology to address these needs for our post graduate trainees. These innovations must address the basic principles of dialysis, quality improvement, technical and procedural skills as well as leadership and administration skills...
January 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Melih Ustaoğlu, Feyza Önder, Nilgün Solmaz, Savaş Öztürk, Mesut Ayer
A 25-year-old woman presented with acute bilateral blurred vision and history of headache, dizziness, and syncope for three days. Her visual acuity was 20/60 in both eyes. Fundoscopy revealed multiple bilateral peripapillary yellow-white patches like cotton wool spots, intraretinal hemorrhages and macular edema. The patient was diagnosed with Purtscher-like retinopathy based on the retinal findings and lack of trauma history. She was urgently admitted to the nephrology clinic due to thrombotic microangiopathy findings (hemoglobinemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
Satoshi Higuchi, Izaya Nakaya, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Yoichiro Chikamatsu, Ken-Ei Sada, Suguru Yamamoto, Satoko Takahashi, Hiroyo Sasaki, Jun Soma
Introduction: Late referral to a nephrologist, the type of vascular access, nutritional status, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at the start of hemodialysis (HD) have been reported as independent risk factors of survival for patients who begin HD. The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of the HD-free interval from the time of an eGFR of 10 ml/min per 1.73 m2 (IGFR10-HD) on patient outcome. Methods: We enrolled 124 patients aged older than 20 years who had HD initiated in a general hospital...
July 2017: KI Reports
Anna Malkina, Delphine S Tuot
The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is rising in the United States, which bears high financial and public health burden. The most common modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the United States is in-center hemodialysis. Many patients report lack of comprehensive and timely education about their treatment options, which may preclude them from participating in home-based dialysis therapies and kidney transplantation evaluation. While RRT education has traditionally been provided in-person, the rise of telehealth has afforded new opportunities to improve upon the status quo...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Chang Seong Kim, Dong-Chan Jin, Young Cheol Yun, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
Background: It is thought that hyperuricemia might lower the risk of mortality among hemodialysis patients, unlike in the general population, but the evidence is controversial. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of serum uric acid level on the long-term clinical outcomes of hemodialysis patients in Korea. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed on data from the End-Stage Renal Disease Registry of the Korean Society of Nephrology. This included data for 7,333 patients (mean age, 61 ± 14 years; 61% male) who received hemodialysis from January 2001 through April 2015...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Pi-Chih Yang, Yu-Ying Lu
The purposes of this study were to identify the level of fatigue and to examine the predictors of fatigue in female patients on hemodialysis. The subjects for this study were 130 female patients at one hemodialysis unit in northern Taiwan. On univariate analyses, patients with higher levels of fatigue were more likely to be older, and have less education, lower serum albumin levels, sleep disturbances, and perceived higher level of hemodialysis stressors. The findings of this study can help nephrology nurses recognize fatigue as an important nursing issue for female patients on hemodialysis...
November 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Emily J See, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley, Elaine M Pascoe, Sunil V Badve, Neil Boudville, Philip A Clayton, Kamal Sud, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Monique Borlace, Yeoungjee Cho
BACKGROUND: Concern regarding technique failure is a major barrier to increased uptake of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and the first year of therapy is a particularly vulnerable time. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study using competing-risk regression analyses to identify the key risk factors and risk periods for early transfer to hemodialysis therapy or death in incident PD patients. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients who initiated PD therapy in Australia and New Zealand in 2000 through 2014...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Simonetta Genovesi, Elisa Nava, Alice Pasa, Enzo Corghi, Patrizia Ondei, Elisabetta Marta, Antonio Bellasi, Fabio Malberti, Ugo Teatini, Carlo Maria Guastoni, Leonardo Spatola, Maria Carmen Luise, Renza Tiboldo, Silvio Bertoli, Piergiorgio Messa, Maria Doria, Maurizio Gallieni, Mario Cozzolino, Donatella Spotti, Valeria Sala, Elisabetta Sironi, Giuseppe Boriani
Among dialysis patients, 40% of deaths are due to cardiovascular causes, and 60% of cardiac deaths are due to an arrhythmia. The purpose of this survey, carried out with the organizational support of the Lombard Section of the Italian Society of Nephrology, is to evaluate the frequency and mode of use of non-invasive instruments for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias in the dialysis centers of Lombardy. Information on the prevalence and type of cardiac devices at December 1, 2016 in this population was also required...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Demet Alaygut, Meral Torun Bayram, Belde Kasap, Alper Soylu, Mehmet Türkmen, Salih Kavukcu
AIM: To investigate different etiologies and management of the rhabdomyolysis in children. METHODS: Eight pediatric rhabdomyolysis cases who applied to the Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Nephrology with different etiologies between January 2004 and January 2012 were evaluated in terms of age, gender, admission symptoms, physical examination findings, factors provoking rhabdomyolysis, number of rhabdomyolysis attacks, laboratory results, family history and the final diagnosis received after the treatment...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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