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Effiong Ekong Akpan, Udeme Ekpenyong Ekrikpo, Aniema Isaac Assam Udo
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing the world over, and it is now regarded as a public health problem. The prevalence of CKD in Nigeria remained largely unknown with hospital-based data of 2-8%. However, emerging community studies show a prevalence of 10-26.8%. This study was conducted during the 2013 world kidney day activities in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, State of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 554,906 people. Sensitizations of members of the public were ensured through the media...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
C Barrett Bowling, Laura Plantinga, Rasheeda K Hall, Anna Mirk, Rebecca Zhang, Nancy Kutner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The majority of older adults who initiate dialysis do so during a hospitalization, and these patients may require post-acute skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. For these patients, a focus on nondisease-specific problems, including cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, exhaustion, falls, impaired mobility, and polypharmacy, may be more relevant to outcomes than the traditional disease-oriented approach. However, the association of the burden of nondisease-specific problems with mortality, transition to long-term care (LTC), and functional impairment among older adults receiving SNF care after dialysis initiation has not been studied...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Tahere Sadat Kalantarian, Iraj Najafi
After 20 years of peritoneal dialysis in Iran, we have encountered with several cases of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) in past few years. Many of these cases remained undiagnosed until advanced stages due to lack of suspicion. In centers with more experience about EPS, mortality has decreased by early diagnostic interventions. Peritoneal dialysis nurses may not be aware of EPS and radiologists are usually not familiar with EPS, either. To increase knowledge about this condition, we decided to present this review article with the case study of one of the 1st patients with EPS at our center...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Yukihiro Ikeda
A questionnaire survey was conducted to determine the current status of home medical care (HMC) waste collection by nurses for individual items and whether the collection rate differs with city size. The questionnaire was mailed to 1,022 nursing offices, of which 645 offices provided valid responses. Offices were classified into three groups according to the local population size. Responses indicated that used syringes and needles except for pen-type self-injection needles, was collected by >50% of HMC nurses...
October 3, 2016: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
Masami Yoshioka, Yasuhiko Shirayama, Issei Imoto, Daisuke Hinode, Shizuko Yanagisawa, Yuko Takeuchi, Takashi Bando, Narushi Yokota
AIM: To investigate awareness and attitudes about preventive dental visits among dialysis patients; to clarify the barriers to visiting the dentist. METHODS: Subjects included 141 dentate outpatients receiving hemodialysis treatment at two facilities, one with a dental department and the other without a dental department. We used a structured questionnaire to interview participants about their awareness of oral health management issues for dialysis patients, perceived oral symptoms and attitudes about dental visits...
September 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso de Souza, Renato Delascio Lopes, Andréa Araújo Brandão, Marcus V Bolívar Malachias, Marco Mota Gomes, Heitor Moreno Júnior, Eduardo Costa Duarte Barbosa, Rui Manoel Dos Santos Póvoa
BACKGROUND: A registry assessing the care of hypertensive patients in daily clinical practice in public and private centers in various Brazilian regions has not been conducted to date. Such analysis is important to elucidate the effectiveness of this care. OBJECTIVE: To document the current clinical practice for the treatment of hypertension with identification of the profile of requested tests, type of administered treatment, level of blood pressure (BP) control, and adherence to treatment...
August 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Rachael Walker, Roger Marshall, Kirsten Howard, Rachael L Morton, Mark R Marshall
BACKGROUND: There is little research exploring the association between clinicians' behaviours and home dialysis uptake. This paper aims to better understand the influence of clinicians on home dialysis modality recommendations and uptake. METHODS: On-line survey of all NZ renal units to determine the influence of individuals within pre-dialysis teams. We used the self-declaration scale of influence to rate the identified member's perceived influence on decision-making...
September 6, 2016: Nephrology
Andrea Galassi, Maria Enrica Giovenzana, Eleonora Galbiati, Sara Auricchio, Sara Colzani, Renzo Scanziani
Phosphate binders represent a common intervention in renal patients affected by chronic kidney disease and mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Although counteracting P overload through binders adoption is argued by a physiology-driven approach, the efficacy of this intervention on hard endpoints remains poorly evident. The inconsistencies between rationale and methodological weakness, concerning the clinical relevance of P binding in chronic kidney disease, will be herein discussed with special focus on the need of a multi-factorial treatment against CKD-MBD, which is currently more achievable due to the variety of P binders and the rapid evolution of nutritional therapy, dialysis techniques and nursing science...
July 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Jennifer Payton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Angela Phillips
Nephrology nurses play a major role in every aspect of caring for patients on dialysis. It is always challenging to witness patients and families struggling through dialysis modality changes coupled with end-of-life decisions. Open discussions and care provided by an interdisciplinary team approach provides the foundational structure for quality care necessary for this population. In the case of Mr. T., a dialysis modality change was a necessary change in his life. The FNP PCP played a significant role in coordinating his care to achieve the desired outcomes and ensure there was a coordinated team approach...
May 2016: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Stephanie Metzger
In the United States, an increasing number of individuals are being diagnosed with end stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy. Home dialysis modalities are an available option in lieu of in-center hemodialysis therapy for these individuals, but are vastly underutilized in the U.S. for multiple reasons. Both healthcare providers and individuals requiring renal replacement therapy are frequently unaware these modalities are an available alternative to in-center hemodialysis and of the potential benefits related to home modality use...
May 2016: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Aoife Moran
The person with kidney failure may experience many lifestyle disruptions that initiate distressing responses. This article reports on the results of a phenomenological study that explored the experiences of patients with kidney failure who were receiving outpatient hemodialysis therapy and who were either on the transplant list or in the process of being assessed to get on the transplant list. The participants described the existential distress they endured as a result of living with this disease and treatment; however, the participants' descriptions of distress were different than the psychological perspective of emotional distress depicted in the existing research...
May 2016: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Rukshana Shroff, Rosalie B Sterenborg, Adam Kuchta, Andrew Arnold, Nicholas Thomas, Lynsey Stronach, Soundrie Padayachee, Francis Calder
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation for long-term haemodialysis in children is a niche discipline with little data for guidance. We developed a dedicated Vascular Access Clinic that is run jointly by a transplant surgeon, paediatric nephrologist, dialysis nurse and a clinical vascular scientist specialised in vascular sonography for the assessment and surveillance of AVFs. We report the experience and 2-year outcomes of this clinic. METHODS: Twelve new AVFs were formed and 11 existing AVFs were followed up for 2 years...
August 7, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Saraladevi Naicker
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), a major public health problem, is especially challenging for patients and healthcare personnel in Africa, a region with poor economic resources and a massive shortage of health-care workers. The burden of kidney disease is increased in poorly-resourced regions due to increased exposure to infections, poverty, poor access to healthcare, and genetic predisposition to kidney disease, contributing further to the problems when managing CKD and acute kidney injury. The vast majority of patients do not have access to renal replacement therapy...
July 29, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Ester Pereira, Janaína Chemin, Claudia L Menegatti, Miguel Carlos Riella
INTRODUCTION: Among the dialysis modalities, there is a prevalence of hemodialysis (HD). OBJECTIVES: To verify who chooses the dialysis modality and which variables reflect the perception of patients and health care team about treatment. METHODS: The study was conducted at three clinics of HD and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Two hundred and twenty patients participated in the study, of whom 69.5% were on HD and 30.5% on PD. Included voluntary patients on treatment from 90 days to 2 years, with...
June 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Natalie Dragon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
Francyne N Rosenstock
With the dearth of dialysis travel nurses, you can't afford to blacklist one unless it is for a legitimate egregious clinical or professional reason affecting patient care. In a case like that, most reputable staffing agencies would not want to employ the travel nurse either.
May 2016: Nephrology News & Issues
Andrea Galassi, Maria Enrica Giovenzana, Federico Prolo, Anna Maria Colombo, Luciano Orsi, Sergio Fucci, Loredana Sorbara, Silvia Viganò, Chiara Clementi, Susi Falcaro, Sara Auricchio, Beatrice Dozio, Renzo Scanziani
The rate of fragile elderly patients affected by chronic kidney disease stage 5-5D is rapidly increasing. The decision making process regarding the start and the withdrawal of dialysis is often difficult for all those involved: patients, relatives, nephrologists and renal nurses. Therefore nephrologists and renal nurses are called to rapidly improve their theoretical and practical competence about the end-of-life care. The quality of clinical intervention and management requires a sound expertise in the ethical, legal, organizational and therapeutic aspects, not trivial nor even deductible from purely private and individual opinions nor from traditional medical practice...
May 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Helena García-Llana, Maria-Auxiliadora Bajo, Javier Barbero, Rafael Selgas, Gloria Del Peso
Healthcare professionals currently working in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (ACKD) units must cope with difficult situations regarding assisting patients with the dialysis decision-making process, and they are often untrained for these conversations. Although we have evidence from the literature that these skills can be learned, few professionals feel confident in this area. A Communication and Bioethical Training (CoBiT) Program for ACKD staff (physicians, nurses and allied health professionals) was developed to improve their ability and self-confidence in conducting these conversations...
June 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
Sut-Kam Pun, Vico Chung-Lim Chiang, Kup-Sze Choi
Patients undergoing hemodialysis are highly susceptible to infections, which could lead to morbidity and mortality. One of the major sources of infections stems from the mishandling of hemodialysis access sites. Although healthcare workers receive training on how to aseptically handle hemodialysis catheters, the increasing number of blood infections associated with dialysis suggests that the conventional approach to training may not be sufficient to ensure a clear understanding of the necessary knowledge and skills...
June 16, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
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