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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412933/beyond-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-mental-health-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-undergoing-dialysis-and-their-caregivers
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Beatriz Dos Santos Pereira, Neimar da Silva Fernandes, Nayara Pires de Melo, Renata Abrita, Fabiane Rossi Dos Santos Grincenkov, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Patients with terminal chronic kidney disease (CKDT) requiring renal replacement therapies (RRT) undergo important changes in living habits and frequently need caregiving. These patients and their caregivers are risk groups for the development of physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, social support, and quality of life in patients with CKD and their caregivers. METHOD: This cross sectional study was conducted with 21 patients and their caregivers, from January to September 2015...
April 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407876/more-frequent-hemodialysis-does-not-effectively-clear-protein-bound-azotemic-solutes-derived-from-gut-microbiome-metabolism
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Andrew Davenport
The 5-year survival rate for hemodialysis patients remains lower than that for some of the more common solid organ cancers. Trials of increasing urea clearance by hemodialysis have failed to demonstrate improved patient survival. Accumulating evidence suggests that protein-bound azotemic solutes derived from gut microbiome metabolism have greater potential for toxicity than urea. The Frequent Hemodialysis Network Trials group now report that increasing dialysis frequency to 6 times a week did not effectively improve clearance of these protein-bound azotemic solutes compared with standard thrice weekly sessions...
May 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391343/cost-effectiveness-of-eculizumab-treatment-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#3
Jan A J G van den Brand, Jacobien C Verhave, Eddy M Adang, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Kidney transplantation in patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is frequently complicated by recurrence of aHUS, often resulting in graft loss. Eculizumab prophylaxis prevents recurrence, improving graft survival. An alternative treatment strategy has been proposed where eculizumab is administered upon recurrence. We combined available evidence and performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of these competing strategies. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision analytical approach with Markov chain analyses was used to compare alternatives for aHUS patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD): (i) dialysis treatment, (ii) kidney transplantation, (iii) kidney transplantation with eculizumab therapy upon recurrence of aHUS, (iv) kidney transplantation with eculizumab induction consisting of 12 months of prophylaxis and (v) kidney transplantation with lifelong eculizumab prophylaxis...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390405/fam-face-sg-a-score-for-risk-stratification-of-frequent-hospital-admitters
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Lian Leng Low, Nan Liu, Kheng Hock Lee, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Sijia Wang, Xuan Jing, Julian Thumboo
BACKGROUND: An accurate risk stratification tool is critical in identifying patients who are at high risk of frequent hospital readmissions. While 30-day hospital readmissions have been widely studied, there is increasing interest in identifying potential high-cost users or frequent hospital admitters. In this study, we aimed to derive and validate a risk stratification tool to predict frequent hospital admitters. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the readily available clinical and administrative data from the electronic health records of a tertiary hospital in Singapore...
April 8, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389745/short-frequent-5-days-per-week-in-center-hemodialysis-versus-3-days-per-week-treatment-a-randomized-crossover-pilot-trial-through-the-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium
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Benjamin L Laskin, Guixia Huang, Eileen King, Denis F Geary, Christoph Licht, Joshua P Metlay, Susan L Furth, Tom Kimball, Mark Mitsnefes
BACKGROUND: No controlled trials in children with end-stage kidney disease have assessed the benefits of more frequently administered hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, crossover pilot trial to determine if short, more frequent (5 days per week) in-center HD was feasible and associated with improvements in blood pressure compared with three conventional HD treatments per week. Because adult studies have not controlled for the weekly duration of dialysis, we fixed the total treatment time at 12 h a week of dialysis during two 3-month study periods; only frequency varied from 5 to 3 days per week between study periods...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387791/contemporary-results-of-hemiarch-replacement
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Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Gaudino, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B Ohmes, Fawad Hameedi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Leonard N Girardi
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to report on early and midterm outcomes of hemiarch replacement performed in a high-volume centre. METHODS: We extrapolated hemiarch replacements from our institutional aortic database. We also analysed the impact of aortic disease (dissection vs aneurysm) on the outcomes of de novo hemiarch replacement. RESULTS: A total of 756 patients underwent hemiarch replacement between 1997 and 2016. After elimination of cases involving the aortic root/valve and redo cases, we identified 426 cases of de novo -isolated hemiarch replacement (369 aneurysms and 57 dissections)...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372582/coping-with-kidney-disease-qualitative-findings-from-the-empowering-patients-on-choices-for-renal-replacement-therapy-epoch-rrt-study
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Lalita Subramanian, Martha Quinn, Junhui Zhao, Laurie Lachance, Jarcy Zee, Francesca Tentori
BACKGROUND: The highly burdensome effects of kidney failure and its management impose many life-altering changes on patients. Better understanding of successful coping strategies will inform patients and help health care providers support patients' needs as they navigate these changes together. METHODS: A qualitative, cross-sectional study involving semi-structured telephone interviews including open- and closed-ended questions, with 179 U.S. patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), either not yet on dialysis ([CKD-ND], n = 65), or on dialysis (hemodialysis [HD], n = 76; or peritoneal dialysis [PD], n = 38) recruited through social media and in-person contacts from June to December 2013...
April 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366609/no-evidence-of-increased-ocular-involvement-in-candidemic-patients-initially-treated-with-echinocandins
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P Muñoz, A Vena, B Padilla, M Valerio, M I Sanchez, M Puig-Asensio, J Fortún, M Fernández-Ruiz, P Merino, J E Losa, A Loza, R A Rivas, E Bouza
Candins are commonly used as initial therapy in patients with candidemia and are known to diffuse poorly into ocular tissue. The aim of our multicenter study was to assess whether eye involvement was more common in patients initially treated with echinocandins. We performed a post hoc analysis of a prospective, multicenter, population-based candidemic surveillance program implemented in Spain during 2010-2011 (CANDIPOP project). Eye involvement was detected in 13 of 168 patients with candidemia (7.7%) who underwent ophthalmoscopy...
February 27, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355399/comparative-analysis-of-primary-and-secondary-glomerulopathies-in-the-northeast-of-brazil-data-from-the-pernambuco-registry-of-glomerulopathies-repeg
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Denise Maria do Nascimento Costa, Lucila Maria Valente, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia, Filipe Wanick Sarinho, Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Maria Alina Gomes de Mattos Cavalcante, Camila Barbosa Lyra de Oliveira, Carolina de Andrade Jordão de Vasconcelos, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcante Sarinho
INTRODUCTION: In Brazil, glomerulopathies are the third leading cause of chronic renal disease, accounting for 11% of dialysis patients. Studies on the prevalence of this disease in Northeastern Brazil are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to describe the findings of biopsies and to conduct a comparative analysis on the clinical laboratory presentation of primary glomerulopathies (PG) and secondary glomerulopathies (SG). METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at two public teaching hospitals in the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355264/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-hypoglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-diabetic-kidney-disease-on-dialysis-a-national-cohort-study
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Yeh-Wen Chu, Hsuan-Ming Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Feng Weng, Chih-Ching Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced diabetic kidney disease (DKD) behave differently to diabetic patients without kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the associations of hypoglycemia and outcomes after initiation of dialysis in patients with advanced DKD on dialysis. METHODS: Using National Health Insurance Research Database, 20,845 advanced DKD patients beginning long-term dialysis between 2002 and 2006 were enrolled. We investigated the incidence of severe hypoglycemia episodes before initiation of dialysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353612/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-or-receptor-blockade-in-vascular-diseases-in-patients-with-hemodialysis
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Kuang-Ming Liao, Hui-Teng Cheng, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Chung-Yu Chen
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are on hemodialysis have high risk of vascular diseases. Our study sought to examine whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) could reduce the frequencies of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients receiving hemodialysis using the medication possession ratio (MPR) method of analysis.This retrospective cohort study identified cases of ESRD with dialysis from the National Health Insurance Research Database between 1999 and 2006, and used Cox-regression methods to evaluate risk of poor outcomes...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348181/trajectories-of-ckd-mbd-biochemical-parameters-over-a-2-year-period-following-diagnosis-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-a-pharmacoepidemiological-study
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Pierre Filipozzi, Carole Ayav, Willy Ngueyon Sime, Emmanuelle Laurain, Michèle Kessler, Laurent Brunaud, Luc Frimat
OBJECTIVES: To define groups of patients according to the changes of biochemical parameters, that is, serum calcium, phosphate and parathyroid hormone (PTH), over a 2-year follow-up period using group-based multi-trajectory modeling (GBMM) among a cohort of dialysis patients with newly diagnosed secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) (ie, PTH≥500 ng/L for the first time) and to compare their patient characteristics and treatments. DESIGN: Pharmacoepidemiological study...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339838/the-clinical-epidemiology-of-young-adults-starting-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-uk-presentation-management-and-survival-using-15-years-of-uk-renal-registry-data
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Alexander J Hamilton, Anna Casula, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Fergus J Caskey, Carol D Inward
Background: Clinical epidemiology data for young adults on renal replacement therapy (RRT) are lacking. While mostly transplanted, they have an increased risk of graft loss during young adulthood. Methods: We combined the UK Renal Registry paediatric and adult databases to describe patient characteristics, transplantation and survival for young adults. We grouped patients 11-30 years of age starting RRT from 1999 to 2008 by age band and examined their course during 5 years of follow-up...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337715/is-incremental-hemodialysis-ready-to-return-on-the-scene-from-empiricism-to-kinetic-modelling
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REVIEW
Carlo Basile, Francesco Gaetano Casino, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Most people who make the transition to maintenance dialysis therapy are treated with a fixed dose thrice-weekly hemodialysis regimen without considering their residual kidney function (RKF). The RKF provides effective and naturally continuous clearance of both small and middle molecules, plays a major role in metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status, and cardiovascular health, and aids in fluid management. The RKF is associated with better patient survival and greater health-related quality of life, although these effects may be confounded by patient comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303771/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-single-center-study
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Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan VandeWalle
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children is scarce. We performed a single center retrospective cohort study to analyze the incidence of AKI, the male/female ratio, the underlying etiology, and age at presentation. We also aimed to assess outcome measured by mortality, duration of PICU stay, and development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Records were searched for children presenting with or developing AKI between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2015...
March 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302502/clinical-relevance-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation-consensus-classification-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Mario Sabatino, Giuseppe Vitale, Valentina Manfredini, Marco Masetti, Laura Borgese, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Antonio Loforte, Sofia Martin Suarez, Calogero Falletta, Giuseppe Marinelli, Francesco Clemenza, Francesco Grigioni, Luciano Potena
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (P-GD) is the leading cause of early mortality after heart transplantation (HT). In this 2-center study we analyze outcomes and risk factors of P-GD according to the recent consensus conference classification endorsed by International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. METHODS: We included all adult HTs performed between 1999 and 2013. P-GD was graded as mild, moderate, and severe, according to International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation recommendations, and analyzed separately from secondary GD...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
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Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296241/evolution-of-post-traumatic-growth-during-the-first-12-months-of-dialysis-a-longitudinal-study
#18
Begoña Ruiz de Alegría, Nekane Basabe, Elena De Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Initiating dialysis can produce psychological benefits. These positive changes, most frequently referred to as posttraumatic growth (PTG), have not previously been explored in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To identify patterns in the temporal course of PTG in patients during their first 12 months of dialysis, and to relate to perceived stress. DESIGN: A prospective, longitudinal, observational study. SETTING AND METHODS: The sample included 98 patients, aged from 18 to 70 years, who commenced dialysis in the nine nephrology units of the Basque Country, Spain...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296033/predictors-of-post-hospitalization-recovery-of-renal-function-among-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis
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Russell Pajewski, Patrick Gipson, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis complicates 1% of all hospital admissions, and up to 30% of survivors will still require dialysis at hospital discharge. There is a paucity of data to describe the postdischarge outcomes or to guide evidence-based dialysis management of this vulnerable population. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive patients with AKI who survived to hospital discharge and required outpatient dialysis...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262267/frequency-of-early-predialysis-nephrology-care-and%C3%A2-postdialysis%C3%A2-cardiovascular-events
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Ju-Yeh Yang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Likwang Chen, Yun-Yi Chen, Mei-Fen Pai, Kuei-Ting Tung, Yu-Sen Peng, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Patients with kidney failure are at a high risk for cardiovascular events. Predialysis nephrology care has been reported to improve postdialysis survival, but its effects on postdialysis major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) have not been comprehensively studied. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Adult patients who initiated maintenance dialysis therapy in 1999 to 2010 were enrolled...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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