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M J Lin, F Baky, B C Housley, N Kelly, E Pletcher, J D Balshi, S P Stawicki, D C Evans
INTRODUCTION: Clinical information continues to be limited regarding changes in the temporal risk profile for readmissions during the initial postoperative year in vascular surgery patients. We set out to describe the associations between demographics, clinical outcomes, comorbidity indices, and hospital readmissions in a sample of patients undergoing common extremity revascularization or dialysis access (ERDA) procedures. We hypothesized that factors independently associated with readmission will evolve from "short-term" to "long-term" determinants at 30-, 180-, and 360-day postoperative cutoff points...
October 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Filippo Benedetto, Domenico Spinelli, Narayana Pipitò, Giambattista Gagliardo, Alberto Noto, Simona Villari, Antonio David, Francesco Spinelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a vascular hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, provided with a nitinol-reinforced section (NRS) on one end, in hemodialysis vascular access placement. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all the consecutive patients who underwent Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG; W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) implantation for hemodialysis access placement between October 2013 and November 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Panagiotis M Kitrou, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Panagiotis Papadimatos, Nicolaos Christeas, Theodoros Petsas, Konstantinos Katsanos, Dimitris Karnabatidis
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of lutonix paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) for the treatment of dysfunctional dialysis access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-center, single-arm, retrospective analysis of 39 patients (23 male, 59 %) undergoing 61 interventions using 69 PCBs in a 20-month period. There was a balance between arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) and grafts (AVG) (20 AVFs, 19AVGs), and the majority of lesions were restenotic (25/39, 64...
October 14, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Rachel E Patzer, Sudeshna Paul, Laura Plantinga, Jennifer Gander, Leighann Sauls, Jenna Krisher, Laura L Mulloy, Eric M Gibney, Teri Browne, Carlos F Zayas, William M McClellan, Kimberly Jacob Arriola, Stephen O Pastan
Georgia has the lowest kidney transplant rates in the United States and substantial racial disparities in transplantation. We determined the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to increase referral of patients on dialysis for transplant evaluation in the Reducing Disparities in Access to kidNey Transplantation Community Study (RaDIANT), a randomized, dialysis facility-based, controlled trial involving >9000 patients receiving dialysis from 134 dialysis facilities in Georgia. In December of 2013, we selected dialysis facilities with either low transplant referral or racial disparity in referral...
October 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
R Thuret, F Kleinclauss, N Terrier, G Karam, M O Timsit
OBJECTIVES: To describe kidney transplantation surgical techniques and to propose strategies in high-risk recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline ( and Embase ( database using the following keywords, alone or in association, "renal transplantation; peripheral arterial disease; obesity; third and fourth transplantation; robotic-assisted kidney transplant; anticoagulant therapy; dual kidney transplant"...
October 6, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Oliver Gale-Grant, Eric S Chemla
OBJECTIVE: Prosthetic infraclavicular axillary-axillary arteriovenous access grafts are one of a number of complex dialysis access options in patients when all of the usual upper limb possibilities have been exhausted. We present a follow-up of 35 patients who received this access graft during a 9-year period. METHODS: Patients were identified from our own operation records. Follow-up data were gathered from their locally held electronic medical records. Primary and secondary patency were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier estimate...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Mohammed Rafique Moosa, Jonathan David Maree, Maxwell T Chirehwa, Solomon R Benatar
Universal access to renal replacement therapy is beyond the economic capability of most low and middle-income countries due to large patient numbers and the high recurrent cost of treating end stage kidney disease. In countries where limited access is available, no systems exist that allow for optimal use of the scarce dialysis facilities. We previously reported that using national guidelines to select patients for renal replacement therapy resulted in biased allocation. We reengineered selection guidelines using the 'Accountability for Reasonableness' (procedural fairness) framework in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, applying these in a novel way to categorize and prioritize patients in a unique hierarchical fashion...
2016: PloS One
Richard F Neville, Samit K Gupta, David J Kuraguntla
OBJECTIVE: Prosthetic grafts used for lower extremity revascularization and dialysis access fail because of hyperplastic stenosis and thrombosis. Graft surveillance is advocated to monitor function; however, graft failure can occur between episodic examinations. An innovative sensor with wireless, microchip technology allows automated surveillance with assessment of graft function using a "cloud"-based algorithm. We performed proof-of-concept experiments with in vitro and in vivo models to assess the feasibility such a real-time graft surveillance system...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Andrew I Chin, Kathleen Tong, John P McVicar
Heart failure necessitating left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support can lead to kidney failure requiring dialysis. Some of these patients may require long-term hemodialysis (HD). Optimal vascular access for a patient on long-term HD therapy with an LVAD remains a complex issue. The majority of LVADs are of the continuous-flow type, and it has been theorized that native arteriovenous fistula maturation may be impaired in a setting of decreased pulsatile arterial flow. We describe a case of successful creation and use of an arteriovenous fistula in an HD-dependent patient with a continuous-flow LVAD...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Oscar Swift, Enric Vilar, Belinda Rahman, Lucy Side, Daniel P Gale
AIMS: No recommendations currently exist regarding implementation of both prenatal diagnosis and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). This study evaluated attitudes in ADPKD patients with either chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages I-IV or end-stage renal failure (ESRF) toward prenatal diagnosis and PGD. METHODS: Ninety-six ADPKD patients were recruited from an outpatient clinic, wards, and dialysis units...
September 30, 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Sirirat Anutrakulchai, Pisaln Mairiang, Cholatip Pongskul, Kaewjai Thepsuthammarat, Chitranon Chan-On, Bandit Thinkhamrop
BACKGROUND: Thailand has reformed its healthcare to ensure fairness and universality. Previous reports comparing the fairness among the 3 main healthcare schemes, including the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) and the Social Health Insurance (SHI) have been published. They focused mainly on provision of medication for cancers and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Since chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a high rate of hospitalization and high risk of death, they also require special care and need more than access to medicine...
September 29, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
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
Malcolm G Coulthard
Most babies with chronic renal failure are identified antenatally, and over half that are treated with peritoneal dialysis receive kidney transplants before school age. Most infants that develop acute renal failure have hypotension following cardiac surgery, or multiple organ failure. Sometimes the falls in glomerular filtration and urine output are physiological and reversible, and sometimes due to kidney injury, but (illogically) it is now common to define them all as having 'acute kidney injury'. Contrary to widespread opinion, careful interpretation of the plasma creatinine concentrations can provide sensitive evidence of early acute renal failure...
September 25, 2016: Early Human Development
Laure Peyro Saint Paul, Maxence Ficheux, Danièle Debruyne, Magalie Loilier, Nicolas Bouvier, Rémy Morello, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Renaud Verdon, François Fournel, Vincent Cattoir, Thierry Lobbedez
♦ Background: Antibiotics are preferentially delivered via the peritoneal route to treat peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis (PDRP) to ensure that maximal concentrations are delivered to the site of infection. Our study focused on the pharmacokinetics of daptomycin (DAP) administered via the intraperitoneal (IP) route in patients with PDRP. ♦ Methods: According to the DaptoDP protocol (Clinical Trial No. 2012-005699-33), IP DAP was administered daily, i.e., during the 6-h Nutrineal (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, USA) dwell time period, for 14 days, in addition to administration of the antibiotics used for the usual care of patients with PDRP...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Carlo Basile, Luigi Vernaglione, Francesco Casucci, Pasquale Libutti, Piero Lisi, Luigi Rossi, Valentina Vigo, Carlo Lomonte
BACKGROUND: Satisfactory vascular access flow (Qa) of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is necessary for haemodialysis (HD) adequacy. The aim of the present study was to further our understanding of haemodynamic modifications of the cardiovascular system of HD patients associated with an AVF. The main objective was to calculate using real data in what way an AVF influences the load of the left ventricle (LLV). METHODS: All HD patients treated in our dialysis unit and bearing an AVF were enrolled into the present observational cross-sectional study...
October 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
Pierpaolo Di Nicolò, Marina Cornacchiari, Marco Mereghetti, Anna Mudoni
As a consequence of the central role of the arteriovenous fistula for dialysis (AVF) in the clinical management of the dialysis patient the necessity to limit the puncture-related complications to extend as much as possible the life of the vascular access. Accordingly, the AVF needling technique has gained growing attention. Alongside the traditional rope ladder (RL) puncture method, the buttonhole technique (BH) is increasingly popular; this technique employs the same cannulation sites of AVF in every dialysis associated with the use of dull needles to minimize vessels damage...
September 27, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Francisco J Mercado-Martinez, Denise Guerreiro V da Silva, Mauricio E Correa-Mauricio
Renal replacement therapy is the indicated treatment for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to survive. However, not all sick people have access to the same treatment. This study compares renal care in two developing countries with different health systems. Specifically, it explores hemodialysis treatment from the perspective of low-income individuals. A qualitative, comparative study was performed in Brazil and Mexico. Using purposive sampling, the research was based on open-ended interviews with nineteen participants with kidney failure undergoing hemodialysis treatment in public hospitals and ten relatives...
September 27, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
Takayuki Adachi, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takanori Otowa, Keita Uehara, Shina Sueki, Shigeki Kojima, Nagayuki Kaneshiro, Katsuomi Matsui, Tadahisa Tomohiro, Yugo Shibagaki
Vascular access intervention therapy (VAIVT) has been positioned as the first choice of treatment for stenosis lesions frequently observed in arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis patients in Japan. Furthermore, increased blood flow can provide a stable dialysis. In contrast, it has been reported that excess blood flow of AVF causes high-output heart failure. Although VAIVT is used to increase blood flow of AVF, the impact of VAIVT on cardiac load has been rarely reported. We examined the factors associated with cardiac load in hemodialysis patients undergoing VAIVT by measuring levels of α human atrial natriuretic polypeptide (hANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) before and after VAIVT...
October 2016: Hemodialysis International
Paik Seong Lim, Chang Hsu Chen, Fansan Zhu, Peter Kotanko, Yachung Jeng, Chun Yu Hu, Li Shu Chiu, Hui-Chen Chang
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is becoming increasingly common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and is associated with inflammation and increased mortality. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy and variability of the bioimpedance device in measuring body fat in Taiwanese dialysis patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: One hundred twenty-two adult patients receiving HD in a single hospital in Taiwan. SETTING: We compared the results of fat mass (FM) measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy device (Body composition monitor, BCM)...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Renal Nutrition
X Tillou, M-O Timsit, F Sallusto, T Culty, G Verhoest, A Doerfler, R Thuret, F Kleinclauss
OBJECTIVES: To perform a state of the art about autosomal dominant polykystic kidney disease (ADPKD), management of its urological complications and end stage renal disease treatment modalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exhaustive systematic review of the scientific literature was performed in the Medline database ( and Embase ( using different associations of the following keywords (MESH): "autosomal dominant polykystic kidney disease", "complications", "native nephrectomy", "kidney transplantation"...
September 21, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
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