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Adequate dialysis

Emilie Trinh, Christopher T Chan, Jeffrey Perl
The debate surrounding whether peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is associated with differential survival continues as the numerous comparative studies over the past 3 decades have yielded conflicting results. Findings have also evolved over time in the setting of changing patient characteristics, advances in dialytic technologies, and the use of more robust statistical and epidemiologic approaches. Here, we will critically review the body of evidence, both historical and contemporary, comparing survival across dialysis modalities...
March 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
M Rroji, G Spasovski
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is common among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). SHPT is associated with high-turnover bone disease, interstitial and vascular calcifications, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The pharmacological management of SHPT has progressed in recent years. The introduction of targeted therapies, such as selective vitamin D receptors activators and calcium-sensing receptor modulators, offers an increased opportunity to adequately control elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH), especially in patients with chronic kidney disease under dialysis treatment...
March 12, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Katarzyna Wyskida, Jarosław Wajda, Dariusz Klein, Joanna Witkowicz, Rafał Ficek, Sylwia Rotkegel, Urszula Spiechowicz-Zatoń, Joanna Kocemba-Dyczek, Jarosław Ciepał, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Andrzej Więcek, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: Diet is a key factor that determines proper alignment of calcium-phosphate and nutritional status among hemodialysis (HD) patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the nutrient intake in relation to long-term calcium-phosphate control in HD patients with end-stage renal failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 107 patients (66 men, 41 women) from 10 dialysis centers in the Upper Silesia region of Poland. To analyze the diet composition during the previous year, a portion-sized version of the Diet History Questionnaire II (DHQ-II) from National Institutes of Health was used...
February 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Patrick B Reeves, Finnian R Mc Causland
Individuals with ESKD requiring maintenance hemodialysis face a unique hemodynamic challenge, typically on a thrice-weekly basis. In an effort to achieve some degree of euvolemia, ultrafiltration goals often involve removal of the equivalent of an entire plasma volume. Maintenance of adequate end-organ perfusion in this setting is dependent on the institution of a variety of complex compensatory mechanisms. Unfortunately, secondary to a myriad of patient- and dialysis-related factors, this compensation often falls short and results in intradialytic hypotension...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Tushar J Vachharajani, Anil K Agarwal, Arif Asif
Exhausted vasculature is not uncommon in patients receiving long-term hemodialysis treatment. Certain patients exhaust their peripheral veins and do not retain the venous capital necessary for fistula creation. Others suffer from severe peripheral arterial disease and despite the presence of adequate venous capital are not able to receive an arteriovenous access successfully. Most importantly, in the case of occluded central veins, the creation of an arteriovenous access in the arms or thighs would be futile, even if peripheral veins and/or arteries were available...
February 21, 2018: Kidney International
Joel D Kopple, Denis Fouque
Dietary treatment offers many benefits to patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are approaching the need for renal replacement therapy. A large number of these benefits are independent of whether diets slow the rate of progression of CKD. These diets are low in protein and many minerals, and provide adequate energy for the CKD patient. The diets can reduce accumulation of potentially toxic metabolic products derived from protein and amino acid degradation, maintain a healthier balance of body water, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and other minerals, and prevent or improve protein-energy wasting...
February 19, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Cyrielle Alves, Thomas Ernandez, Catherine Stoermann Chopard
Calciphylaxis is a rare disease with a poor prognostic that mostly occurs in patients with renal failure. Diagnosis is difficult and skin biopsy is the gold standard diagnostic procedure, although it may aggravate skin lesions. Identification of the typical cutaneous signs is important to initiate adequate medical care. Several differential diagnoses must be excluded. Treatments should include appropriate pain management, local wound pain, daily dialysis, intravenous sodium thiosulfate treatment, hyperbaric oxygenotherapy, thigh control of calcium-phosphate metabolism and interruption of medications that could contribute to calciphylaxis...
February 21, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
Daniel J Friedman, Craig S Parzynski, E Kevin Heist, Andrea M Russo, Joseph G Akar, James V Freeman, Jeptha P Curtis, Sana M Al-Khatib
Background -Compared to transvenous (TV) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), subcutaneous (S) ICDs require a higher energy for effective defibrillation. Although ventricular fibrillation (VF) conversion testing (CT) is recommended after S-ICD implantation to ensure an adequate margin between the defibrillation threshold and maximum device output (80J), prior work found that adherence to this recommendation is declining. Methods -We studied first time S-ICD recipients (between September 28, 2012 and April 1, 2016) in the National Cardiovascular Database Registry ICD Registry to determine: predictors of use of CT, predictors of an insufficient safety margin (ISM, defined as VF conversion energy >65J) during testing, and in-hospital outcomes associated with use of CT...
February 20, 2018: Circulation
Ala Ali, Riyadh M Salih
Anemia is common in patients on hemodialysis (HD). Adequate iron stores are essential for achieving the best hemoglobin level through maximum benefit from erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Decreased iron stores or decreased availability of iron are the most common reasons for resistance to the effect of these agents. Our objective was to categorize a group of Iraqi HD patients according to absolute or functional iron deficiency anemia (IDA); this study was conducted in the HD unit of the Baghdad Teaching Hospital from October 2012 to January 2013...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Chiara Carla Maria Brunati, Francesca Gervasi, Costanza Casati, Maria Luisa Querques, Alberto Montoli, Giacomo Colussi
BACKGROUND: Short frequent dialysis with NxStage System One cycler (NSO) has become increasingly popular as home hemodialysis prescription. Short dialysis sessions with NSO might not allow adequate phosphate (P) removal. METHODS: Single-session and weekly balances of P and calcium (Ca) were compared in 14 patients treated with NSO (6 sessions/week) and in 14 patients on standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD). RESULTS: NSO and BHD showed similar plasma P fall, with end-dialysis plasma P slightly lower in BHD (2...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Shankar Kumar, Simon de Lusignan, Andrew McGovern, Ana Correa, Mariya Hriskova, Piers Gatenby, Simon Jones, David Goldsmith, A John Camm
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between anticoagulation, ischaemic stroke, gastrointestinal and cerebral haemorrhage, and all cause mortality in older people with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease. DESIGN: Propensity matched, population based, retrospective cohort analysis from January 2006 through December 2016. SETTING: The Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre database population of almost 2...
February 14, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Micheli U Bevilacqua, Lee Er, Michael A Copland, R S Singh, Abeed Jamal, Orla Dunne, Catherine Brumby, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Many renal programs have targets to increase home dialysis prevalence. Data from a large Canadian home dialysis program were analyzed to determine if home dialysis prevalence accurately reflects program activity and whether prevalence-based assessments adequately reflect the work required for program growth. METHODS: Data from home dialysis programs in British Columbia, Canada, were analyzed from 2005 to 2015. Prevalence data were compared to dialysis activity data including intakes and exits to describe program turnover...
February 7, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Antonio Santoro
In recent years, the population of chronic dialysis has grown in number but also in age and frequency of co-morbidies such as cardiac diseases, vascular pathologies, diabetes, etc. The majority of patients on chronic hemodialysis are over 70 years and, given the high number of comorbidities, they often exhibit poor tolerance to dialysis treatments. A non-tolerated dialytic treatment can have side-effects that would require an intensification of the dialysis sessions and many hospitalizations. Consequently, the problematic dialysis treatments, as well as harmful for the patient, become economically more detrimental than other treatments apparently more expensive but more tolerated ones In the current days we have, thanks to the huge developments in dialysis technology, powerful weapons to ensure effective and scarcely symptomatic dialysis treatments to the majority of the HD patients...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Karima Farhat, Andrea W Stavenuiter, Marc Vervloet, Pieter M Ter Wee, Robert H Beelen, Frans J van Ittersum
BACKGROUND: Long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) is frequently complicated by technique failure preceded by peritoneal remodeling. Vitamin D has potent immunomodulatory characteristics: anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, anti-fibrotic properties, and influences on the macrophage phenotype. Little is known about the relation between pleiotropic effects attributed to vitamin D3 and the peritoneal membrane and what is the most appropriate vitamin D sterol in prevention of peritoneal remodeling in PD patients...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Baris U Agar, James A Sloand
BACKGROUND: Incremental dialysis utilizes gradually increasing dialysis doses in response to declines in residual kidney function, and it is the preferred renal replacement therapy for patients who have just transitioned to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Incremental peritoneal dialysis (PD) may impose fewer restrictions on patients' lifestyle, help attenuate lifetime peritoneal and systemic exposure to glucose and its degradation products, and minimize connections that could compromise the sterile fluid path...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Jorinde H van Laanen, Tom Cornelis, Barend M Mees, Elisabeth Litjens, Magda M van Loon, Jan H Tordoir, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best operation technique, open versus laparoscopic, for insertion of a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter with regard to clinical success. Clinical success was defined as an adequate function of the catheter 2 - 4 weeks after insertion. METHODS: All patients with end-stage renal disease who were suitable for PD and gave informed consent were randomized for either open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. A previous laparotomy was not considered an exclusion criterion...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Stephan Braune, Christina König, Jason A Roberts, Axel Nierhaus, Oliver Steinmetz, Michael Baehr, Stefan Kluge, Claudia Langebrake
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the population pharmacokinetics (PK) of meropenem in critically ill patients receiving sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED). METHODS: Prospective population PK study on 19 septic patients treated with meropenem and receiving SLED for acute kidney injury. Serial blood samples for determination of meropenem concentrations were taken before, during and after SLED in up to three sessions per patient. Nonparametric population PK analysis with Monte Carlo simulations were used...
January 30, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Aarne Vartia
BACKGROUND: Kt/Vurea reflects the efficacy of haemodialysis scaled to patient size (urea distribution volume). The guidelines recommend monthly Kt/V measurements based on blood samples. Modern haemodialysis machines are equipped with accessories monitoring the dose online at every session without extra costs, blood samples and computers. OBJECTIVE: To describe the principles, devices, benefits and shortcomings of online monitoring of haemodialysis dose. DESIGN: A critical literature overview and discussion...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
Manhua Zuo, Jun Tang, Miaomiao Xiang, Qing Long, Jianping Dai, Xiuying Hu
OBJECTIVES: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a specialized type of dialysis, however, the characteristics and associated factors of nosocomial pneumonia for undergoing CRRT patients was little attention until now. This study investigated the characteristics of and factors contributing to nosocomial pneumonia in patients receiving CRRT. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 1,160 cases from January 2008 to December 2015. Of these, 145 (12...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Daniel Ortiz, Avis Harden, Fernando F Corrales-Medina, Gaurav Saigal, Akin Tekin, Jennifer Garcia
HBL is the most common malignant liver neoplasm in children. The etiology of HBL is largely unknown but there are certain syndromes, such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, that have been clearly associated with an increased incidence of this malignancy. EBS, also known as prune belly syndrome, is a congenital anomaly characterized by lax abdominal musculature, bilateral cryptorchidism requiring, in some cases, hemodialysis due to significant kidney and urinary tract dysfunctions. Despite an improvement on the survival rates of patients with advanced-stage HBL, the presence of concomitant end-stage renal disease that occurs in patients with EBS constitutes a therapeutic challenge for the clinician not only due to the use of nephrotoxic chemotherapy but also due to the potential need for multi-organ transplant...
January 22, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
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