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Kristopher P Croome, David D Lee, Justin M Burns, Dana K Perry, Justin H Nguyen, Andrew P Keaveny, Hani M Wadei, C Burcin Taner
:  Introduction and aim. Many transplant programs have expanded eligibility to include patients previously ineligible because of advanced age. Outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLK) in recipients with advanced age are not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from patients undergoing transplantation between 2002 and 2015 were obtained from the UNOS Standard Analysis and Research file. RESULTS: SLK recipients aged ≥ 65 years (N = 677), SLK recipients aged < 65 years (N = 4517), and recipients of liver transplant alone(LTA) aged ≥ 65 years(N = 8495) were compared...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Ankita Tirath, Sandra Tadros, Samuel L Coffin, Kristina W Kintziger, Jennifer L Waller, Stephanie L Baer, Rhonda E Colombo, Lu Y Huber, Mufaddal F Kheda, N Stanley Nahman
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may be at increased risk for CDI. Patients with ESRD with CDI have increased mortality, longer length of stay, and higher costs. The present studies extend these observations and address associated comorbidities, incidence of recurrence, and risk factors for mortality. We queried the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) for patients with ESRD diagnosed with CDI, and assessed for the incidence of infection, comorbidities, and mortality...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
Hessel Peters-Sengers, Stefan P Berger, Martin B A Heemskerk, Doaa Al Arashi, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Aline C Hemke, Ineke J M Ten Berge, Mirza M Idu, Michiel G H Betjes, Arjan D van Zuilen, Luuk B Hilbrands, Aiko P J de Vries, Azam S Nurmohamed, Maarten H Christiaans, L W Ernest van Heurn, Johan W de Fijter, Frederike J Bemelman
An increasing number of elderly patients (≥65 years) receive a donor kidney from elderly donors after brain death (DBD) or after circulatory death (DCD). These organs are allocated within the Eurotransplant Senior Program, but outcomes must be evaluated. From the Dutch Organ Transplantation Registry, we selected 3597 recipients (≥18 years) who received a first DBD or DCD kidney during 2002-2012, and categorized them as young or elderly recipients receiving a graft from either a young or elderly donor, stratified by donor type...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Adam D Jakes, Poonam Jani, Victoria Allgar, Archie Lamplugh, Ahmed Zeidan, Sunil Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Dialysis in elderly patients (>80-years-old) carries a poor prognosis, but little is known about the most effective vascular access method in this age group. An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is both time-consuming and initially expensive, requiring surgical insertion. A central venous catheter (CVC) is initially a cheaper alternative, but carries a higher risk of infection. We examined whether vascular access affected 1-year and 2-year mortality in elderly patients commencing haemodialysis...
2016: PloS One
Shuwang Ge, Sheng Nie, Zhangsuo Liu, Chunbo Chen, Yan Zha, Jing Qian, Bicheng Liu, Siyuan Teng, Anping Xu, Wei Bin, Xin Xu, Gang Xu
BACKGROUND: Information on acute kidney injury (AKI) in elderly hospitalized patients is limited. This study aims to assess the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of AKI in elderly Chinese patients. METHOD: The Epidemiology of AKI in Chinese Hospitalized adults (EACH) study is a multicenter, retrospective cohort study conducted in nine regional central hospitals across China. Patients aged more than 65 years were selected from the EACH study for this analysis...
September 29, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Nigel D Toussaint, Lawrence P McMahon, Gregory Dowling, Stephen G Holt, Gillian Smith, Maria Safe, Richard Knight, Kathleen Fair, Leanne Linehan, Rowan G Walker, David A Power
♦ Background: Increased demand for treatment of end-stage kidney disease has largely been accommodated by a costly increase in satellite hemodialysis (SHD) in most jurisdictions. In the Australian State of Victoria, a marked regional variation in the uptake of home-based dialysis suggests that use of home therapies could be increased as an alternative to SHD. An earlier strategy based solely on increased remuneration had failed to increase uptake of home therapies. Therefore, the public dialysis funder adopted the incidence and prevalence of home-based dialysis therapies as a key performance indicator (KPI) for its health services to encourage greater uptake of home therapies...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Wenxue Hu, Wenna He, Wei Liu, Xiaowu Fang, Yanhua Wu, Feng Yu, Wenke Hao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 (CRS1) is a syndrome characterized by a rapid worsening of cardiac function leading to acute kidney injury (AKI). The aims of this study were to investigate the risk factors and the prognosis of CRS1 in elderly patients. METHODS: A total of 312 elderly patients (≥60 years old) with acute heart failure (AHF) were studied. They were assigned as CRS1 (suffered from in-hospital AKI) or NCRS1 (without AKI) group. Clinical and laboratory data were recorded...
September 28, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Hannelore Sprenger-Mähr, Emanuel Zitt, Karl Lhotta
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients suffering from acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) is increasing. Whereas causes and outcome of AKI-D in the intensive care unit (ICU) are described extensively, few data exist about AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU. Aim of this study was to identify the causes of AKI-D, determine in-depth the comorbid conditions and outcome of this particular patient group and identify possibilities for its prevention. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU in a single nephrology referral center between January 2010 and June 2015...
2016: PloS One
Nikunj N Trivedi, Matthew R Cohn, Samir K Trehan, Aaron Daluiski
PURPOSE: Fractures of the proximal ulna are common injuries in the elderly population. These fractures can be managed nonsurgically or with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Whereas nonsurgical management may lead to a relative loss of elbow extension and to nonunion, ORIF carries a risk of complications. Although complications specific to the orthopedic intervention have been reported, few studies have identified postoperative systemic complications in this higher-risk group. The purposes of this study were to determine the rate of systemic complications in patients undergoing surgical fixation of proximal ulna fractures and to determine risk factors for complications...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Sheila Johnston
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-5 now affects 8.5% of adults in the United Kingdom; with 4% of patients expected to reach stage 5 CKD. Increasing numbers of older patients are contributing to the growth of demand of kidney services. With the exception of transplantation, dialysis has been the main form of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for advanced CKD. This elderly population is usually too frail and has many other co-existing medical complaints or co morbidities to undergo transplantation. Dialysis is an invasive treatment, and some frail elderly patients can experience many dialysis related symptoms...
2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Mohamed Shokr, Ramanjit Kaur, Kevin Belgrave, Arshad Javed, Mahir Elder, Shaun Cardozo, Luis Afonso, Amir Kaki
Catheter related thrombosis (CRT) is a commonly encountered entity fraught with substantial risk for mortality secondary to various complications including pulmonary embolism (PE), tricuspid regurgitation, endocarditis, right sided heart failure, and cardiogenic and septic shock. CRT carries a mortality rate of 18% in hemodialysis patients and more than 40% in nonhemodialysis patients. Management strategies include systemic anticoagulation, systemic thrombolysis, surgical evacuation, and percutaneous retrieval with no established guidelines...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Tammy Hod, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev, Bhanu K Patibandla, Akshita Narra, Robert S Brown
BACKGROUND: In patients with failure of an initial arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a subsequent vascular access is needed before hemodialysis (HD) initiation. METHODS: To assess the optimal access strategy after a failed AVF, we linked data from the US Renal Data System with Medicare claims data identifying 21,436 patients ≥ 67 years old who started HD between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, with an AVF placed as their first predialysis access. Of the 10,568 subjects whose AVF failed, 1,796 patients had an AVF placed as a second access predialysis (AVF2 group) and 399 patients had an arteriovenous graft placed as a second access predialysis (AVG2 group)...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Hanni Menn-Josephy, Carol S Lee, Angela Nolin, Marta Christov, Denis V Rybin, Janice M Weinberg, Joel Henderson, Ramon Bonegio, Andrea Havasi
BACKGROUND: The extent of interstitial fibrosis on kidney biopsy is regarded as a prognostic indicator and guide to treatment. Patients with extensive fibrosis are assigned to supportive treatments with the expectation that they have advanced beyond the point at which immunosuppressive or other disease-modifying therapies would be of benefit. Our study highlights some of the limitations of using interstitial fibrosis to predict who will develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: Analysis of 434 consecutive renal biopsies performed between 2001 and 2012 at a single center...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
Miklos Z Molnar, Vanessa Ravel, Elani Streja, Csaba P Kovesdy, Matthew B Rivara, Rajnish Mehrotra, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
OBJECTIVES: To compare the mortality of elderly adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treated with home hemodialysis (HD) with that of those receiving a kidney transplant (KTx). DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Pertinent data for the two groups were obtained from electronic medical records from a large dialysis provider and the U.S. Renal Data System. PARTICIPANTS: Using data from elderly adults (aged ≥65) who started home HD and underwent KTx in the US between 2007 and 2011, a 1:1 propensity score (PS)-matched cohort of 960 elderly adults was created, and the association between treatment modality and all-cause mortality was examined using Cox proportional hazards and competing risk regression survival models using modality failure as a competing event...
September 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Adamasco Cupisti, Claudia D'Alessandro, Biagio Di Iorio, Anna Bottai, Claudia Zullo, Domenico Giannese, Massimiliano Barsotti, Maria Francesca Egidi
BACKGROUND: Dietary treatment is helpful in CKD patients, but nutritional interventions are scarcely implemented. The main concern of the renal diets is its feasibility with regards to daily clinical practice especially in the elderly and co-morbid patients. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a pragmatic, step-wise, personalized nutritional support in the management of CKD patients on tertiary care. METHODS: This is a case-control study. It included 823 prevalent out-patients affected by CKD stage 3b to 5 not-in-dialysis, followed by tertiary care in nephrology clinics; 305 patients (190 males, aged 70 ± 12 years) received nutritional support (nutritional treatment Group, NTG); 518 patients (281 males, aged 73 ± 13 years) who did not receive any dietary therapy, formed the control group (CG)...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Barnaby Hole, Sarah Tonkin-Crine, Fergus J Caskey, Paul Roderick
For the majority of patients with end-stage kidney failure (ESKF) replacement of excretory renal function by dialysis or transplantation (RRT) can extend life and alleviate symptoms. Historically, the availability of RRT has been insufficient and this remains the case for much of the world. However, RRT is now widely available in healthcare systems of higher income countries. Increasing numbers of elderly patients are developing ESKF. RRT in this population is largely by dialysis, comorbidity is high and life expectancy short...
August 25, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
AJin Cho, Jung-Woo Noh, Jin Kyung Kim, Jong-Woo Yoon, Ja-Ryong Koo, Hae Ri Lee, Eun-Gyoung Hong, Young Ki Lee
AIMS: End-stage renal disease is a common predisposing condition for the development of hypoglycemia. Here we aimed to determine the effect of hypoglycemia on the mortality of patients undergoing maintenance dialysis. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analyses were performed in five dialysis centers in Republic of Korea, between June 2002 and August 2008. We enrolled 1685 patients who had undergone dialysis for at least 1 month. RESULTS: We identified 453 episodes of hypoglycemia in 256 of 1685 patients (15...
August 23, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Brent E Salvig, Alev H Gulum, Stephanie A Walters, Leigh B Edwards, T Neal Fourakre, Susan C Marvin, Michael S McKenzie, Michelle V Moseley, Ishrat J Ansari
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of pharmacist screening for osteoporosis risk with increased bone mineral density (BMD) testing. DESIGN: Prospective, quasi-experiment. SETTING: Veterans Affairs medical center Community Living Centers (CLC), home-based primary care, and outpatient geriatric clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with a routine pharmacist interaction were included. Exclusion criteria included hospice, dialysis, and respite care...
2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Debasish Banerjee
Sudden cardiac death, which causes premature loss of lives on haemodialysis of the elderly, youths and even children; cannot be prevented, because the aetiology is poorly understood and effective interventions are yet unknown. Improving our knowledge of mechanisms causing sudden cardiac death in haemodialysis patients may help us to design better interventions; and clinical epidemiology of sudden cardiac death could be an important tool to further guide human and animal studies. This review researches the clinical epidemiology of sudden cardiac death to suggest possible mechanisms, although they require further studies...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
Kei Yabuki, Eisuke Shiba, Hiroshi Harada, Kazuyoshi Uchihashi, Atsuji Matsuyama, Joji Haratake, Masanori Hisaoka
Lanthanum carbonate (LC) is one of the most potent phosphate binders currently used to reduce serum phosphate levels in dialysis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). LC forms insoluble complexes with dietary phosphate that pass through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with little absorption. GI lesions due to lanthanum deposition in biopsy specimens or those in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in dialysis patients have been recently identified. Here, we describe more detailed histopathological findings in the gastroduodenal mucosa and regional lymph nodes in three patients with gastric cancer...
August 2, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
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