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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339843/availability-and-cost-of-extracorporeal-treatments-for-poisonings-and-other-emergency-indications-a-worldwide-survey
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Josée Bouchard, Valery Lavergne, Darren M Roberts, Monique Cormier, Genevieve Morissette, Marc Ghannoum
Background: Extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) are used for different conditions, including replacement of organ function and poisoning. Current recommendations for ECTRs in various poisonings suggest that intermittent haemodialysis (IHD) is the most efficient technique. However, the practicality of these recommendations is poorly defined in view of limited information on availability and cost worldwide. Methods: A survey invitation to an Internet-based questionnaire was emailed between January 2014 and March 2015 to members of international societies to determine the availability, time to initiation and cost of ECTRs (including filters, dialysate, catheter, anticoagulant and nursing/physician salary)...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300046/final-year-nursing-students-in-nigeria-how-knowledgeable-and-prepared-are-they-to-offer-medical-care-to-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chimezie Godswill Okwuonu, Hannah Sylvanus Kanu, Ojeh-Oziegbe Odigie
BACKGROUND: Nurses play an important role in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care. In other to perform their functions, it is pertinent that they have a good understanding of kidney functions and CKD. We do not know if the current educational curriculum prepares them adequately for this role. AIM: To assess the knowledge level of kidney functions and diseases among final year nursing students in Abia State Nigeria...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284824/-report-on-chronic-dialysis-in-france-in-2016
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Société Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse Et Transplantation
The report on dialysis in France in 2016 from the French Speaking Society of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation (SFNDT) provides an exhaustive and documented inventory on dialysis in France. It underlines the organizations that are important in 2016 to maintain a high quality dialysis. Several measures are proposed to maintain and improve the care of dialysis in France: (1) The regulation of dialysis treatment in France must be maintained; (2) a burden of care indicator is proposed to ensure that patients requiring the most care are treated in the centers...
March 8, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278361/the-effects-of-a-nurse-supervised-home-exercise-programme-on-improving-patients-perceptions-of-the-benefits-and-barriers-to-exercise-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xingjuan Tao, Susan Ka Yee Chow, Frances K Y Wong
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of a home exercise programme on patients' perceptions of the barriers and benefits to exercise and adherence to the programme. BACKGROUND: Great efforts have been made to encourage dialysis patients to participate in rehabilitation regimens. The promotion of exercise in this population is still limited. DESIGN: This was a post hoc analysis of a randomized, two-group parallel study. METHODS: A total of 113 adult patients recruited from the haemodialysis units were randomized into two groups on a 1:1 ratio...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267682/a-retrospective-descriptive-comparative-study-to-identify-patient-variables-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-deep-tissue-injury-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units
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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson
Deep tissue injury (DTI) may develop in critically ill patients despite implementation of preventive interventions. A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in a 620-bed, level 1 trauma, academic medical center with 7 adult intensive care units ([ICUs] cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, med-surgery, neurosurgery, medical, and transfer) among patients treated from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015. All patients 18 years of age or older that developed a sacral DTI that evolved into a Stage 3, Stage 4, or unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) in the ICU were included...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254548/brachio-brachial-arteriovenous-fistula-superficialization-with-short-skip-incisions
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António Norton de Matos, Clemente Neves Sousa, Paulo Almeida, José Queirós, Duarte Rego, Gabriela Teixeira, Luís Loureiro, Sérgio Teixeira
The exhaustion of superficial venous patrimony or reduced diameter of superficial veins usually prevent patients from having an arteriovenous fistula created. In such cases, utilizing deep vessels can be a more viable option as opposed to an arteriovenous graft. We describe a new approach for the brachio-brachial arteriovenous fistula creation technique. It consists of three small incisions, thus causing minimal surgical damage. We have found it to be better tolerated by the patients and well received by dialysis nurses...
February 27, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244208/differences-in-care-burden-of-patients-undergoing-dialysis-in-different-centres-in-the-netherlands
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Ria de Kleijn, Carin Uyl-de Groot, Chris Hagen, Adry Diepenbroek, Pieternel Pasker-de Jong, Piet Ter Wee
BACKGROUND: A classification model was developed to simplify planning of personnel at dialysis centres. This model predicted the care burden based on dialysis characteristics. However, patient characteristics and different dialysis centre categories might also influence the amount of care time required. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a difference in care burden between different categories of dialysis centres and if specific patient characteristics predict nursing time needed for patient treatment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226037/excess-fluid-volume-sociodemographic-and-clinical-analysis-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Camila de Souza Soares, Jéssica Dantas de Sá Tinôco, Millena Freire Delgado, Maria das Graças Mariano Nunes de Paiva, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
Objective: To analyse the defining characteristics and related factors in the nursing diagnosis Excess fluid volume and its relationship to sociodemographic and clinical variables in haemodialysis patients. Method: Cross-sectional study, conducted using a form and physical examination, with a sample of 100 patients, between December 2012 and April 2013 at a university hospital and a dialysis clinic. Results: It was found 10 significant statistical associations between the defining characteristics/ related factors of Excess fluid volume and the sociodemographic and clinical variables...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224937/telehealth-in-the-delivery-of-home-dialysis-care-catching-up-with-technology
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REVIEW
Vinay N Krishna, Kamesha Managadi, Michael Smith, Eric Wallace
Geographic and socioeconomic barriers may pose a significant difficulty in delivering home dialysis care to remote underserved populations leading to low utilization rates and poor outcomes. Telehealth may serve as a solution to overcome geographic barriers in delivering home dialysis care. Although technologic advances in telehealth have progressed rapidly making it accessible and inexpensive, it has been underused by nephrologists. Components of a regular face-to-face visit that can be successfully accomplished remotely using telehealth techniques include physician-patient communication, physical examination, laboratory and treatment data monitoring, nursing and nutrition education...
January 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187016/ce-improving-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-part-2
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REVIEW
Jenna M Norton, Eileen P Newman, Gayle Romancito, Stephanie Mahooty, Theresa Kuracina, Andrew S Narva
: Coping with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging for many people, since symptoms often don't appear until the disease is advanced and the patient is close to requiring dialysis. This two-part article aims to provide nurses with the basic information necessary to assess and manage patients with CKD. Part 1, which appeared last month, offered an overview of the disease, described identification and etiology, and discussed ways to slow disease progression. Part 2 addresses disease complications and treatment for kidney failure...
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185407/effects-of-sodium-concentration-and-dialysate-temperature-changes-on-blood-pressure-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-triple-blind-crossover-clinical-trial
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Hossein Ebrahimi, Mahboobeh Safavi, Marzieh Hossein Saeidi, Mohammad Hassan Emamian
The present study investigated the effects of different temperatures and sodium dialysate concentration on blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. Following Williams' design, hemodialysis patients were randomly assigned into four dialysis modes. Dialysate temperature was set at 37°C for modes A and C and, 35°C for modes B and D. Sodium concentration was set at 138 mmol/L in modes A and B, while it changed from 150 mmol/L to 138 mmol/L in modes C and D. Using analysis of variance for repeated measures, the mean values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166268/consequences-of-increasing-convection-onto-patient-care-and-protein-removal-in-hemodialysis
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Nathalie Gayrard, Alain Ficheux, Flore Duranton, Caroline Guzman, Ilan Szwarc, Fernando Vetromile, Chantal Cazevieille, Philippe Brunet, Marie-Françoise Servel, Àngel Argilés, Moglie Le Quintrec
INTRODUCTION: Recent randomised controlled trials suggest that on-line hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) improves survival, provided that it reaches high convective volumes. However, there is scant information on the feasibility and the consequences of modifying convection volumes in clinics. METHODS: Twelve stable dialysis patients were treated with high-flux 1.8 m2 polysulphone dialyzers and 4 levels of convection flows (QUF) based on GKD-UF monitoring of the system, for 1 week each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156054/patient-satisfaction-with-nurse-led-chronic-kidney-disease-clinics-a-multicentre-evaluation
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Sonya Coleman, Kathryn Havas, Susanne Ersham, Cassandra Stone, Berndatte Taylor, Anne Graham, Lorraine Bublitz, Louise Purtell, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: There is growing international evidence that nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics provide a comprehensive approach to achieving clinical targets effective in slowing the progression of CKD. Across Queensland, Australia, these clinics have been established in many renal outpatient departments although patient satisfaction with these clinics is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To measure patient satisfaction levels with CKD nurse-led clinics. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study undertaken at five clinics located in metropolitan, regional and remote hospitals in Queensland...
March 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153192/current-challenges-and-opportunities-in-pd
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REVIEW
Philip Kam-Tao Li, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong
Despite the gradual increased use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) globally around the world, it is recognized that a number of areas in PD as a renal-replacement therapy require attention and improvements. The current challenges in PD include how to tackle technique failure and sustain long-term PD, manage and prevent peritoneal infections, malnutrition and inflammation, cardiovascular mortality, volume overload, glucose exposure, adequacy of solute removal, peritoneal access, peritoneal physiology and changes with long-term PD, patient fatigue, psychosocial issues, and care of elderly patients on PD...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153189/components-of-a-successful-peritoneal-dialysis-program
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REVIEW
Xueqing Yu, Rajnish Mehrotra, Xiao Yang
Although varying widely among different countries and geographic regions, the development of peritoneal dialysis invariably requires a well-established program. Key ingredients for the successful delivery of this therapy include adequate chronic kidney disease education, governmental or nongovernmental reimbursement, qualified physicians and nurses trained in the principles and practice of peritoneal dialysis, clinical management that incorporates an excellent and well-trained peritoneal dialysis team, a feasible and well-designed program for catheter insertion, a sound patient training and follow-up scheme, and continuous quality improvement...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141912/high-volume-haemofiltration-for-sepsis-in-adults
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REVIEW
Emma Mj Borthwick, Christopher J Hill, Kannaiyan S Rabindranath, Alexander P Maxwell, Danny F McAuley, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are leading causes of death in the intensive care unit (ICU), despite advances in the treatment of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, including early recognition, appropriate treatment with antibiotics and support of organs that may have been affected by the illness. High-volume haemofiltration (HVHF) is a blood purification technique that may improve outcomes in severe sepsis or septic shock. The technique of HVHF has evolved from renal replacement therapies used in the ICU to treat critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI)...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126707/acceptance-of-antidepressant-treatment-by-patients-on-hemodialysis-and-their-renal-providers
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Julio E Pena-Polanco, Maria K Mor, Fadi A Tohme, Michael J Fine, Paul M Palevsky, Steven D Weisbord
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depression is common in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis but seems to be ineffectively treated. We investigated the acceptance of antidepressant treatment by patients on chronic hemodialysis and their renal providers. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: As part of a clinical trial of symptom management in patients on chronic hemodialysis conducted from 2009 to 2011, we assessed depression monthly using the Patient Health Questionnaire 9...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122510/a-prospective-2-site-parallel-intervention-trial-of-a-research-based-film-to-increase-exercise-amongst-older-hemodialysis-patients
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Pia Kontos, Shabbir M H Alibhai, Karen-Lee Miller, Dina Brooks, Romeo Colobong, Trisha Parsons, Sarbjit Vanita Jassal, Alison Thomas, Malcolm Binns, Gary Naglie
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that exercise training for hemodialysis patients positively improves morbidity and mortality outcomes, yet exercise programs remain rare and are not systematically incorporated into care. We developed a research-based film, Fit for Dialysis, designed to introduce, motivate, and sustain exercise for wellness amongst older hemodialysis patients, and exercise counseling and support by nephrologists, nurses, and family caregivers. The objective of this clinical trial is to determine whether and in what ways Fit for Dialysis improves outcomes and influences knowledge/attitudes regarding the importance of exercise for wellness in the context of end-stage renal disease...
January 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120381/use-of-ultrasound-by-registered-nurses-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ulrich Steinwandel, Nicholas P Gibson, James Charles Rippey, Amanda Towell, Johan Rosman
BACKGROUND: In Western Australia (WA), most stable patients undergoing haemodialysis receive treatment in a satellite setting where no doctors are on-site during treatment hours, so nurses must make critical decisions about fluid removal. Some patients regularly experience adverse events during dialysis (intradialytic), often due to excessive ultrafiltration goals, with intradialytic hypotension being particularly challenging. Ultrasound of the inferior vena cava has been previously demonstrated being a rapid and non-invasive method for volume assessment on haemodialysis patients, thus could hold valuable information for the treating nurse...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111198/institution-of-a-hospital-based-central-venous-access-policy-for-peripheral-vein-preservation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-12-year-experience
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N Reddy, Benjamin L Yam, Sidney Kobrin, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To describe the implementation of nursing-based venous access team (VAT) and standardized interventional radiology (IR) protocols in accordance with Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines to provide central venous access while preserving peripheral veins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and small-bore central catheter (SBCC) referral and placement data from VAT and IR databases was conducted over a 12-year period...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
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