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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657207/adoption-of-transposed-basilic-vein-as-access-for-hemodialysis
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Jacob A Akoh
The fistula first initiative has rekindled interest in transposition of basilic vein (TBV) in preference to arteriovenous grafts (AVG). TBV is considered to have advantages over AVG. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of TBVs in our center comparing them to a historically matched group of patients who had AVG. Thirty-two patients who underwent TBV as a vascular access procedure in Derriford Hospital between January 2010 and October 2014 were included in the study. The historical control group comprised 31 patients who had AVG inserted in the upper arm between January 1999 and December 2010...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656848/the-discipline-of-epidemiology-engaging-in-the-full-breadth-of-population-health-science
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EDITORIAL
Harold I Feldman
This address was delivered by Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 26, 2017. Dr. Feldman is George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in kidney disease epidemiology...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602630/medicare-costs-associated-with-arteriovenous-fistulas-among-us-hemodialysis-patients
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Mae Thamer, Timmy C Lee, Haimanot Wasse, Marc H Glickman, Joyce Qian, Daniel Gottlieb, Scott Toner, Timothy A Pflederer
BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the recommended vascular access for hemodialysis (HD). Previous studies have not examined the resources and costs associated with creating and maintaining AVFs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Elderly US Medicare patients initiating hemodialysis therapy during 2010 to 2011. PREDICTOR: AVF primary and secondary patency and nonuse in the first year following AVF creation...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597214/evolution-of-technology-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-forty-years-of-improvement
#4
Claudio Ronco
Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) was proposed in 1977 as an alternative treatment for acute renal failure in patients in whom peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis was clinically or technically precluded. In the mid-1980s, this technique was extended to infants and children. CAVH presented important advantages in the areas of hemodynamic stability, control of circulating volume, and nutritional support. However, there were serious shortcomings such as the need for arterial cannulation and limited solute clearance...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552930/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-and-vascular-access-strategies-to-overcome-problems
#5
Mariusz Kusztal, Krzysztof Nowak
For arrhythmia treatment or sudden cardiac death prevention in hemodialysis patients, there is a frequent need for placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization device). Leads from a cardiac implantable electronic device can cause central vein stenosis and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation or contribute to infective endocarditis. In patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring vascular access and cardiac implantable electronic device, the best strategy is to create an arteriovenous fistula on the contralateral upper limb for a cardiac implantable electronic device and avoidance of central vein catheter...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544387/a-case-series-of-favorable-vessel-dilatation-using-a-nitinol-scoring-element-equipped-helical-balloon-catheter-angiosculpt%C3%A2
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Ryo Sato, Tetsuhiko Sato, Yuichi Shirasawa, Chika Kondo, Masao Tadakoshi, Michio Fukuda, Nobuyuki Ohte, Kunio Morozumi
OBJECTIVE: Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is an effective therapy against vascular access failure in hemodialysis patients, recurrent stenosis imposes enormous burden for hemodialysis patients. A nitinol scoring element-equipped helical balloon catheter (AngioSculpt® ) has been altered the landscape for treating several vascular diseases. It is not, however, fully elucidated whether AngioSculpt for advanced vascular access stenosis, difficult to expand by conventional balloons, successfully provides bailout angioplasty...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525912/dialytic-interval-and-the-timing-of-electrocardiographic-screening-for-subcutaneous-cardioverter-defibrillator-placement-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Cindy You, Shishir Sharma, Aakash Bavishi, Christopher A Groh, Yazan Alia, Basil Saour, Rod Passman
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have a high risk of sudden death but limited vascular access and high complication rates from transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Subcutaneous ICDs (S-ICD) may be an alternative, but dynamic ECG changes may result in inappropriate shocks. This study aims to define the screen failure rate for S-ICD in patients pre- and post-HD. METHODS: ECG waveforms were obtained using electrodes mimicking the S-ICD sensing vectors in an unselected test group of chronic HD patients and a control group of ICD-eligible non-dialysis patients...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476433/prediction-of-hemodialysis-vascular-access-failure-using-segmental-bioimpedance-analysis-parameters
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Hyunwoo Kim, Hye Mi Seo, Ji Young Kim, Miyeon Kim
PURPOSE: Segmental bioimpedance analysis (BIA) can identify fluid volume changes in the arms of patients on hemodialysis (HD) after vascular access surgery. We investigated whether the difference in fluid volumes between the arms of the patients using segmental BIA is associated with vascular access outcome. METHODS: Body composition measurements were taken for 127 patients on HD with segmental, multi-frequency BIA equipment (InBody 1.0, Biospace Co. Ltd, Seoul, Korea)...
February 23, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429750/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients-in-the-united-states-a-national-study
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Kenneth J Woodside, Sarah Bell, Purna Mukhopadhyay, Kaitlyn J Repeck, Ian T Robinson, Ashley R Eckard, Sudipta Dasmunshi, Brett W Plattner, Jeffrey Pearson, Douglas E Schaubel, Ronald L Pisoni, Rajiv Saran
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred form of hemodialysis vascular access, but maturation failures occur frequently, often resulting in prolonged catheter use. We sought to characterize AVF maturation in a national sample of prevalent hemodialysis patients in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: Nonconcurrent observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Prevalent hemodialysis patients having had at least 1 new AVF placed during 2013, as identified using Medicare claims data in the US Renal Data System...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424185/predictors-of-early-failure-and-secondary-patency-in-native-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-hemodialysis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366423/therapeutic-approach-to-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-end-stage-renal-disease
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Chakradhari Inampudi, Paulino Alvarez, Rabea Asleh, Alexandros Briasoulis
BACKGROUND: Several risk factors including Ischemic heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, high output Heart Failure (HF) from shunting through vascular hemodialysis access, and anemia, contribute to development of HF in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Guidelinedirected medical and device therapy for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) has not been extensively studied and may have limited safety and efficacy in patients with ESRD. RESULTS: Maintenance of interdialytic and intradialytic euvolemia is a key component of HF management in these patients but often difficult to achieve...
March 14, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
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/29249390/left-ventricular-assist-devices-kidney-disease-and-dialysis
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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...
February 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210164/relative-risk-of-home-hemodialysis-attrition-in-patients-using-a-telehealth-platform
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Eric D Weinhandl, Allan J Collins
INTRODUCTION: Home hemodialysis (HHD) facilitates increased treatment frequency, which may improve patient outcomes. However, attrition due to technique failure limits the clinical effectiveness of the modality. Nx2me Connected Health is a telehealth platform that enables ongoing assessment of HHD patients using NxStage equipment, and that may reduce patient burden. We aimed to assess whether use of Nx2me was associated with risk of HHD attrition. METHODS: We compared risks of all-cause attrition, dialysis cessation (i...
December 6, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188313/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-failure-in-a-large-cohort-of-hemodialysis-patients-in-the-netherlands
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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/29178510/the-pathogenesis-of-hemodialysis-vascular-access-failure-and-systemic-therapies-for-its-prevention-optimism-unfulfilled
#16
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/29122210/strategies-to-increase-patient-safety-in-hemodialysis-application-of-the-modal-analysis-system-of-errors-and-effects-fema-system
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María Dolores Arenas Jiménez, Gabriel Ferre, Fernando Álvarez-Ude
BACKGROUND: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are a high-risk population group. For these patients, an error could have catastrophic consequences. Therefore, systems that ensure the safety of these patients in an environment with high technology and great interaction of the human factor is a requirement. OBJECTIVES: To show a systematic working approach, reproducible in any HD unit, which consists of recording the complications and errors that occurred during the HD session; defining which of those complications could be considered adverse event (AE), and therefore preventable; and carrying out a systematic analysis of them, as well as of underlying real or potential errors, evaluating their severity, frequency and detection; as well as establishing priorities for action (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis system [FMEA systems])...
November 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104939/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-does-not-predict-early-access-events-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-brachiocephalic-fistula-access
#18
Mary Hammes, Rita McGill, Promila Dhar, Rama S Madhurapantula
Background: Vascular access for hemodialysis is best provided by an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). AVF fail primarily because of neointimal hyperplasia. Asymmetric dimethlyarginine (ADMA) is a naturally occurring analogue of L-arginine, which is elevated in renal failure and impairs endothelial cell function. ADMA inhibits nitric oxide synthetase, leading to impaired nitric oxide production and contributing to the development of neointimal hyperplasia. ADMA was measured at the time of AVF placement to evaluate associations with access failure...
August 2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Kidney Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080304/high-resolution-computational-fluid-dynamic-simulation-of-haemodialysis-cannulation-in-a-patient-specific-arteriovenous-fistula
#19
David Fulker, Bogdan Ene-Iordache, Tracie Barber
Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the preferred choice of vascular access in hemodialysis patients; however, complications such as stenosis can lead to access failure or recirculation, which reduces dialysis efficiency. This study utilized computational fluid dynamics on a patient-specific radiocephalic fistula under hemodialysis treatment to determine the dynamics of access recirculation and identify the presence of disturbed flow. Metrics of transverse wall shear stress (transWSS) and oscillatory shear index (OSI) were used to characterize the disturbed flow acting on the blood vessel wall, while a power spectral density (PSD) analysis was used to calculate the any turbulence within the access...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076517/association-between-post-dialysis-hemoglobin-level-and-the-survival-of-vascular-access
#20
Hiroki Nishiwaki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Naoto Tominaga, Masahiko Yazawa, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Yugo Shibagaki, Yosuke Yamamoto, Shingo Fukuma, Shin Yamazaki, Shunichi Fukuhara
INTRODUCTION: Although a few dialysis facilities conduct a complete blood cell count for some patients at post-dialysis, including hemoglobin, clinical findings supporting the interpretation of results are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between post-dialysis hemoglobin level and vascular access failure with clinical data. METHODS: Study design: Case crossover design. Setting: Japanese dialysis facilities, which routinely take post-dialysis blood samples, including complete blood cell counts at least once a month...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
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