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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110327/mortality-after-renal-allograft-failure-and-return-to-dialysis
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Amarpali Brar, Mariana Markell, Dimitre G Stefanov, Edem Timpo, Rahul M Jindal, Robert Nee, Nabil Sumrani, Devon John, Fasika Tedla, Moro O Salifu
INTRODUCTION: The outcomes of patients who fail their kidney transplant and return to dialysis (RTD) has not been investigated in a nationally representative sample. We hypothesized that variations in management of transplant chronic kidney disease stage 5 leading to kidney allograft failure (KAF) and RTD, such as access, nutrition, timing of dialysis, and anemia management predict long-term survival. METHODS: We used an incident cohort of patients from the United States Renal Data System who initiated hemodialysis between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008, after KAF...
January 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105639/persistent-variation-in-medicare-payment-authorization-for-home-hemodialysis-treatments
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Adam S Wilk, Richard A Hirth, Wei Zhang, John R C Wheeler, Marc N Turenne, Tammie A Nahra, Kathryn K Sleeman, Joseph M Messana
OBJECTIVE: To analyze variation in medical care use attributable to Medicare's decentralized claims adjudication process as exemplified in home hemodialysis (HHD) therapy. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Secondary data analysis using 2009-2012 paid Medicare claims for HHD and in-center hemodialysis (IHD). STUDY DESIGN: We compared variation across Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) in predicted paid treatments per standardized patient-month for HHD and IHD patients...
January 19, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100157/characterization-of-planned-and-unplanned-30-day-readmissions-following-vascular-surgical-procedures
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Georges Tahhan, Alik Farber, Nishant K Shah, Brianna M Krafcik, Teviah E Sachs, Jeffrey A Kalish, Matthew R Peacock, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Thirty-day readmission is increasingly used as a quality of care indicator. Patients undergoing vascular surgery have historically been at high risk for readmission. We analyzed hospital readmission details to identify patients at high risk for readmission in order to better understand these readmissions and improve resource utilization in this patient population. METHODS: A retrospective review and analysis of our medical center's admission and discharge data were conducted from October 2012 to March 2015...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095805/vascular-access-placement-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-4-and-5-attending-an-inner-city-nephrology-clinic-a-cohort-study-and-survey-of-providers
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Narender Goel, Caroline Kwon, Teena P Zachariah, Michael Broker, Vaughn W Folkert, Carolyn Bauer, Michal L Melamed
BACKGROUND: The majority of incident hemodialysis (HD) patients initiate dialysis via catheters. We sought to identify factors associated with initiating hemodialysis with a functioning arterio-venous (AV) access. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients, age >18 years seeing a nephrologist with a diagnosis of CKD stage 4 or 5 during the study period between 06/01/2011 and 08/31/2013 to evaluate the placement of an AV access, initiation of dialysis and we conducted a survey of providers about the process...
January 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077410/health-policies-on-dialysis-modality-selection-a-nationwide-population-cohort-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Yen-Chung Lin, Chih-Chin Kao, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Mai-Szu Wu
OBJECTIVES: In Taiwan, peritoneal dialysis (PD) and haemodialysis are fully accessible to patients with end-stage renal disease. However, the usage of PD is considered low in Taiwan. Since 2005, 4 major policies have been implemented by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, namely a multidisciplinary predialysis care programme and usage increasing the PD incidence as a key performance indicator (KPI) for hospital accreditation, both of which were implemented in 2006; reimbursement of the glucose-free dialysate, icodextrin that was implemented in 2007; and insurance reimbursement for renting automated PD machines that was implemented in 2008...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074626/radio-cephalic-fistula-recovered-with-drainage-to-forearm-basilic-vein
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António Norton de Matos, Clemente Neves Sousa, Paulo Almeida, Paulo Teles, Luís Loureiro, Gabriela Teixeira, Duarte Rego, Sérgio Teixeira
Dysfunction problems with vascular access are a concern to patients and dialysis units. The vascular surgeon should analyse such dysfunction and perform a careful assessment of the vascular network in order to find new fistula layouts. We introduce and discuss the case of creation of a radio-cephalic fistula with outflow into the forearm basilic vein through rotation of the forearm basilic vein toward the cephalic vein in the forearm of an 88-year-old hemodialysis male patient. This technique enables extending fistula patency and improves cost efficiency...
January 10, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068455/variation-in-access-to-kidney-transplantation-across-renal-programs-in-ontario-canada
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K L Naylor, S N Dixon, A X Garg, S J Kim, P G Blake, G E Nesrallah, M K McCallum, C D'Antonio, A H Li, G A Knoll
In the United States, kidney transplant rates vary significantly across end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks. We conducted a population-based cohort study to determine whether there was variability in kidney transplant rates across renal programs in a health care system distinct from the United States. We included incident chronic dialysis patients in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2013 and determined the 1-, 5-, and 10-year cumulative incidence of kidney transplantation in 27 regional renal programs (similar to U...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067935/hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-haemodialysis-patients-an-underestimated-problem-factors-influencing-immune-responses-in-ten-years-of-observation-in-an-italian-haemodialysis-centre-and-literature-review
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E Cordova, I Miglia, F Festuccia, M G Sarlo, G Scornavacca, G Punzo, P Menè, C Fofi
OBJECTIVES: Despite universal infection control precautions, the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) remains high. For this reason anti-HBV vaccination is recommended in these subjects. In hemodialyzed patients vaccinal response is often suboptimal and it's not clear what factors may influence it. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of our study is to assess the influence of some clinical and laboratory factors on seroconversion rate after anti HBV vaccination in a cohort of patients on maintenance HD...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067862/impact-of-indoxyl-sulfate-on-progenitor-cell-related-neovascularization-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-post-angioplasty-thrombosis-of-dialysis-vascular-access
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REVIEW
Chih-Cheng Wu, Szu-Chun Hung, Ko-Lin Kuo, Der-Cherng Tarng
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of vascular disease, which is associated with considerable health care costs. Vascular disease in CKD differs clinically and pathobiologically from that in patients with normal renal function. Besides the traditional risk factors, retention of uremic toxins contributes to the pathogenesis of vascular disease in patients with CKD. Indoxyl sulfate is a protein-bound uremic toxin and is inefficiently removed by conventional dialysis. Accumulating evidence suggests that indoxyl sulfate is a vascular toxin involved in atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, vascular calcification and vascular repair...
January 7, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067467/coronal-mode-ultrasound-guided-hemodialysis-cannulation-a-pilot-randomized-comparison-with-standard-cannulation-technique
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Lalathaksha Kumbar, Vivek Soi, Elizabeth Adams, Cheryl Brown Deacon, Mohamed Zidan, Jerry Yee
Background Infiltrations from cannulation result in significant morbidity including loss of hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA). Cannulation is dependent on personnel skill and VA characteristics. Surface marking of VA lacks real-time information and traditional ultrasound (US) devices are large, expensive, requiring skilled operators. Sonic Window© (Analogic Ultrasound, Peabody, MA, USA) is a coronal mode ultrasound device (CMUD) approved for VA cannulation. Methods Single center randomized, prospective pilot study comparing handheld US-guided cannulation of new arteriovenous fistula (AVF) to standard cannulation practices...
January 9, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066992/native-arteriovenous-fistula-placement-in-three-patients-after-implantation-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-with-non-pulsatile-blood-flow
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Johannes F Schaefers, Christian Ertmer
Patients with left ventricular assist device have an increased risk for postoperative acute kidney injury and long-term requirement of dialysis. As a chronic access for dialysis, native arteriovenous fistulae are uncommon options due to suspected maturation failure. We present three patients who received successful arteriovenous fistulae placement after left ventricular assist device implantation with assisted long term patency.
January 9, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064159/prognostic-significance-of-pre-end-stage-renal-disease-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-for-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-in-late-stage-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-transitioning-to-dialysis
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Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Yoshitsugu Obi, Connie M Rhee, Elani Streja, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Higher serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels have been associated with excess mortality in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, little is known about the impact of late-stage NDD-CKD ALP levels on outcomes after dialysis initiation. METHODS: Among 17 732 US veterans who transitioned to dialysis between October 2007 and September 2011, we examined the association of serum ALP levels averaged over the last 6 months of the pre-ESRD transition period ('prelude period') with all-cause, cardiovascular and infection-related mortality following dialysis initiation, using Cox (for all-cause mortality) and competing risk (for cause-specific mortality) regressions adjusted for demographics, comorbidities, medications, estimated glomerular filtration rate and serum albumin levels over the 6-month prelude period, and vascular access type at dialysis initiation...
January 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055065/effect-of-fish-oil-supplementation-and-aspirin-use-on-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-in-patients-requiring-hemodialysis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ashley B Irish, Andrea K Viecelli, Carmel M Hawley, Lai-Seong Hooi, Elaine M Pascoe, Peta-Anne Paul-Brent, Sunil V Badve, Trevor A Mori, Alan Cass, Peter G Kerr, David Voss, Loke-Meng Ong, Kevan R Polkinghorne
Importance: Vascular access dysfunction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients requiring hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae are preferred over synthetic grafts and central venous catheters due to superior long-term outcomes and lower health care costs, but increasing their use is limited by early thrombosis and maturation failure. ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils) have pleiotropic effects on vascular biology and inflammation and aspirin impairs platelet aggregation, which may reduce access failure...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052605/optn-srtr-2015-annual-data-report-early-effects-of-the-new-kidney-allocation-system
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A Hart, S K Gustafson, M A Skeans, P Stock, D Stewart, B L Kasiske, A K Israni
In December 2014, a new kidney allocation system (KAS) was implemented in the United States in an attempt to improve access to transplant for historically underrepresented groups, and to incorporate longevity matching such that donor kidneys with the longest projected graft survival are given to recipients with the longest projected patient survival. The development of organ allocation policies is often guided by simulated allocation models, computer programs that simulate the arrival of donated organs and new candidates on the waiting list over a 1-year period to project outcomes under a new allocation method...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051278/assessment-of-apoptosis-in-the-native-vein-used-for-hemodialysis-access
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Laura Leci-Tahiri, Božo Krušlin, Majda Vučić, Zdenko Sonicki, Ivo Lovričević
AIM: To determine whether apoptosis is more common in previously punctured native veins than in non-punctured native veins among patients who undergo surgical creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for dialysis access. METHODS: Cephalic vein specimens were obtained from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 from 60 patients, 30 with previously punctured native veins and 30 with non-punctured native veins. Before AVF placement, a 1-cm vein segment was excised from distal part of the vein for histological, histochemical, and immunohistochemical analysis...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045952/predictive-factors-of-one-year-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-urgent-start-hemodialysis
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Luciene P Magalhães, Luciene M Dos Reis, Fabiana G Graciolli, Benedito J Pereira, Rodrigo B de Oliveira, Altay A L de Souza, Rosa M Moyses, Rosilene M Elias, Vanda Jorgetti
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-15% of adult population worldwide. Incident patients on hemodialysis, mainly those on urgent-start dialysis at the emergency room, have a high mortality risk, which may reflect the absence of nephrology care. A lack of data exists regarding the influence of baseline factors on the mortality of these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this population and identify risk factors that contribute to their mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040331/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-university-hospital-experience
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Juan Pablo Córdoba, Carolina Larrarte, Cristina Estrada, Daniel G Fernández-Ávila
INTRODUCTION: Each day, evidence accumulates related to the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in patients with rheumatic diseases. San Ignacio University Hospital has recorded all of the TPE sessions performed by the institution's apheresis group. OBJECTIVE: To describe the TPE experience of patients with rheumatologic diseases in a hospital setting (?). METHODS: Descriptive, observational, retrospective analysis. This study included analyses of the TPE sessions that were performed in patients with rheumatic diseases from November 2009 to November 2013...
December 16, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034898/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-survival-of-children-with-esrd
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Elaine Ku, Charles E McCulloch, Barbara A Grimes, Kirsten L Johansen
Observational studies have reported that black and Hispanic adults receiving maintenance dialysis survive longer than non-Hispanic white counterparts. Whether there are racial disparities in survival of children with ESRD is not clear. We compared mortality risk among non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white children who started RRT between 1995 and 2011 and were followed through 2012. We examined all-cause mortality using adjusted Cox models. Of 12,123 children included for analysis, 1600 died during the median follow-up of 7...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031959/averting-the-legacy-of-kidney-disease-focus-on-childhood
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REVIEW
Julie R Ingelfinger, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Franz Schaefer
World Kidney Day 2016 focuses on kidney disease in childhood and the antecedents of adult kidney disease that can begin in earliest childhood. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood differs from that in adults, as the largest diagnostic group among children includes congenital anomalies and inherited disorders, with glomerulopathies and kidney disease in the setting of diabetes being relatively uncommon. In addition, many children with acute kidney injury will ultimately develop sequelae that may lead to hypertension and CKD in later childhood or in adult life...
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027805/variations-in-outcomes-of-hemodialysis-vascular-access-by-race-ethnicity-in-the-elderly
#20
Karen Woo, Laura Gascue, Dana P Goldman, John A Romley
OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of end-stage renal disease, modality of treatment, and type of hemodialysis vascular access used varies widely by race/ethnicity in the United States, but outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access by race/ethnicity are poorly described. The objective of this study is to evaluate variations in outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access in the elderly by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Medicare outpatient, inpatient, and carrier files were queried from 2006 to 2011 for beneficiaries that were age ≥66 years and dialysis-dependent at time of index fistula/graft creation, qualified for Medicare by age only, and were continuously enrolled in Medicare 12 months before and after index fistula/graft creation...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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