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Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Background: Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: It is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus giving an occasion to reflect on open questions on the importance of kidney health in women for the present and the future generations. Objectives: In this review, we summarize some aspects that are unique to women's kidney health, offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Panagiotis M Kitrou, Konstantinos Katsanos, Panagiotis Papadimatos, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Dimitris Karnabatidis
Thrombosis is the most important access-related complication. Several declotting procedures have been suggested falling mainly into two categories; thrombolysis-dependent and thrombectomy dependent. Areas Covered: Seventeen studies after 2001 have been published on percutaneous treatment of thrombosed vascular access. Authors performed a systematic review of these studies together with a parametric meta-analysis of data available investigating clinical success, postintervention assisted primary patency (PAPP) and independent factors that could influence outcome measures...
March 16, 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
March 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Ramon Roca-Tey, José Ibeas, Teresa Moreno, Enrique Gruss, José Luis Merino, Joaquín Vallespín, David Hernán, Patricia Arribas
The Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology (S.E.N.), vascular surgery (SEACV), interventional radiology (SERAM-SERVEI), infectious diseases (SEIMC), and nephrology nursing (SEDEN)), along with the methodological support of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, has developed the Spanish Clinical Guidelines on Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. This article summarizes the main issues from the guideline's chapter entitled "Monitoring and surveillance of arteriovenous access...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Tereza Kmentova, Anna Valerianova, Lucie Kovarova, Jana Lachmanova, Zuzana Hladinova, Jan Malik
BACKGROUND: Creation of vascular access leads to considerable local haemodynamic changes with decreased hand perfusion. Distal limb tissues then represent a model of hand ischaemia effect on muscles. The aim of our study was to investigate how the presence of vascular access influences the hand muscle strength in end-stage renal disease patients. METHODS: We included 52 chronically haemodialysed patients with upper limb access without clinical signs of hand ischaemia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Carole Therasse, Isabelle Fusier, Anne-Laure Cordonnier, Florence Bérard, Olivier Parent de Curzon, François Bocquet, Pascal Paubel
AIM: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are particularly used to treat dialysis patients suffering from anemia due to renal failure. Since March 2014, ESAs have no longer been funded on top-of-diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) in French hospitals and are funded via DRGs. There are two ways to fund dialysis in French hospitals: the 'DRG for dialysis in session' and the 'off-dialysis DRG', which is not a DRG and consists in a supplement tariff specific to dialysis for patients hospitalized for another main reason than dialysis...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Safauldeen A Alhajim
Chronic kidney disease requires life-long renal replacement therapy, which can greatly impair the quality of life (QOL) of patients. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the QOL of patients on haemodialysis, and the factors affecting it, at the dialysis unit of Basra General Hospital. A total of 104 patients with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis were included. Data were collected using the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire. Sociodemographic and clinical data were also collected. Of the 104 patients, 57% were male, 73% were older than 45 years, 87% were of middle and low socioeconomic status, 70% had been on dialysis for more than 1 year, 74% had arteriovenous fistula vascular access, 34% had diabetes and 48% were positive for hepatitis virus...
March 5, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Amir A Ghaffarian, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Larry W Kraiss, Mark Sarfati, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Graham Donald, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas are the preferred hemodialysis access for patients with end-stage renal disease, although multiple interventions are typically needed to maintain patency. When AV fistulas thrombose, however, there is debate as to whether open thrombectomy should be attempted, particularly for salvage of upper arm fistulas. This study was designed to evaluate outcomes after open thrombectomy of upper arm and forearm AV fistulas compared with AV grafts. METHODS: We identified all patients who underwent an open thrombectomy procedure for a thrombosed AV fistula or graft at a single academic medical center between January 2006 and March 2017...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Cindy You, Shishir Sharma, Aakash Bavishi, Christopher A Groh, Yazan Alia, Basil Saour, Rod Passman
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have a high risk of sudden death but limited vascular access and high complication rates from transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Subcutaneous ICDs (S-ICD) may be an alternative, but dynamic ECG changes may result in inappropriate shocks. This study aims to define the screen failure rate for S-ICD in patients pre- and post-HD. METHODS: ECG waveforms were obtained using electrodes mimicking the S-ICD sensing vectors in an unselected test group of chronic HD patients and a control group of ICD-eligible non-dialysis patients...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Jesse D Schold, Stuart M Flechner, Emilio D Poggio, Joshua J Augustine, David A Goldfarb, John R Sedor, Laura D Buccini
BACKGROUND: The effects of underlying noncodified risks are unclear on the prognosis of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We aimed to evaluate the association of residential area life expectancy with outcomes and processes of care for patients with ESRD in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with incident ESRD between 2006 and 2013 recorded in the US Renal Data System (n=606,046)...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Kamran Mohiuddin, David C Bosanquet, Nafi Dilaver, Anthony Davies, Christopher G Davies
BACKGROUND: Significant stenoses in arteriovenous fistulae or grafts (AVFs or AVGs) with limitation of flow and dialysis inadequacy should prompt consideration for fistuloplasty. We sought to identify fistulae, lesions and patient specific variables which predict for outcomes after fistuloplasty. METHOD: ology: Data were extracted retrospectively from renal access database from 2011 to 2016 of patients undergoing fistuloplasty. Demographics, co-morbidities, outcome of intervention and flow rate documented on pre and post intervention duplex were collected...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Michael W M Gerrickens, Roel H D Vaes, Bastiaan Govaert, Joep A W Teijink, Marc R Scheltinga
INTRODUCTION: Some hemodialysis patients with a brachial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) have an unsuitable upper arm needle access segment (NAS) necessitating basilic vein transposition (BVT). It was frequently observed that a portion of these patients spontaneously experienced a warmer and less painful dialysis hand after BVT. Aim of this study was to determine whether BVT for an inadequate NAS attenuated hemodialysis access-induced distal ischemia in patients with a brachial AVF. METHODS: Patients with a brachial AVF and an unsuitable NAS also reporting hand ischemia and scheduled to undergo BVT between 2005 and 2016 in a single facility were studied...
March 8, 2018: Hemodialysis International
Antonio Bellasi, Luigi Morrone, Maria Cristina Mereu, Carlo Massimetti, Elena Pelizzaro, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Marzia Pasquali, Vincenzo Panuccio
We herein report on a nationwide survey conducted in Italy to investigate the use of parathyroidectomy (PTX). In spite of the availability of newer and more effective drugs to control chronic kidney disease mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) biochemical abnormalities, PTX still remains a resource for nephrologists to use. However, observational analyses suggest that in recent years there has been a constant decline in the number of patients undergoing PTX. The reasons are not clear, though the increasing age and number of comorbidities of dialysis patients may partly explain this trend...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
C L Jay, M M Abecassis
For decades, evidence has been available demonstrating the superiority of kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) compared with dialysis in terms of improved survival, better quality of life, and long-term cost-effectiveness.(1, 2) Yet, many barriers continue to exist to increasing patient access to kidney transplant through utilization of higher risk deceased donor kidney transplants (DDKT) or blood type (ABO) or immunologically (HLA) incompatible living donor kidney transplants (LDKT)...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
A G Gabdulkhakov, O S Kostareva, I A Kolyadenko, A O Mikhaylina, L I Trubitsina, S V Tishchenko
Laccase belongs to the family of copper-containing oxidases. A study was made of the mechanism that sustains the incorporation of copper ions into the T2/T3 centers of recombinant two-domain laccase Streptomyces griseoflavus Ac-993. The occupancy of the T3 center by copper ions was found to increase with an increasing copper content in the culture medium and after dialysis of the protein preparation against a copper sulfate-containing buffer. The T2 center was filled only when overproducer strain cells were grown at a higher copper concentration in the medium...
January 2018: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
Gary Lambert, Jonathan Freedman, Susan Jaffe, Teun Wilmink
INTRODUCTION: To compare open surgical and radiological interventions for thrombosed arteriovenous access for dialysis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of access procedures and dialysis episodes from 1 December 2002 to 30 November 2015 with follow-up up to 1 August 2016. Hospital records and dialysis database interrogated for further interventions and length of functional use. RESULTS: Some 128 surgical and 27 radiological thrombectomies were compared...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Chun-Fan Chen, Chih-Ching Lin
Some hemodialysis patients suffer from repeat dysfunction of dialysis vascular access and need procedures of angioplasty, thrombectomy, and even temporary catheter use. Why these patients are vulnerable to vascular access dysfunction and how to improve its patency are imperative to be discovered. Traditional risk factors for vascular access function had been widely investigated but could not fully explain this question. Several genotype polymorphisms were demonstrated to increase the incidence of cardiovascular disease and might also be linked to higher risk of vascular access dysfunction...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Laura C Plantinga, Raymond J Lynch, Rachel E Patzer, Stephen O Pastan, C Barrett Bowling
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Serious fall injuries in the setting of ESKD may be associated with poor access to kidney transplant. We explored the burden of serious fall injuries among patients on dialysis and patients on the deceased donor waitlist and the associations of these fall injuries with waitlisting and transplantation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our analytic cohorts for the outcomes of ( 1 ) waitlisting and ( 2 ) transplantation included United States adults ages 18-80 years old who ( 1 ) initiated dialysis ( n =183,047) and ( 2 ) were waitlisted for the first time ( n =37,752) in 2010-2013...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Houfu Liu, Yan Chen, Liang Huang, Xueying Sun, Tingting Fu, Shengqian Wu, Xiaoyan Zhu, Wei Zhen, Jihong Liu, Gang Lu, Wei Cai, Ting Yang, Wandong Zhang, Xiaohong Yu, Zehong Wan, Jianfei Wang, Scott G Summerfield, Kelly Dong, Georg C Terstappen
Little is known about the impact of the blood-nerve barrier (BNB) on drug distribution into peripheral nerves. In this study, we examined the peripheral nerve penetration of 11 small molecule drugs possessing diverse physicochemical and transport properties and ProTx-II, a tarantula venom peptide with molecular weight of 3826 daltons, in rats. Each drug was administered as constant rate intravenous infusion for 6 h (small molecules) or 24 h (ProTx-II). Blood and tissues including brain, spinal cord, sciatic nerve, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) were collected for drug concentration measurements...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Manjula Kurella Tamura, Ann M O'Hare, Eugene Lin, Laura M Holdsworth, Elizabeth Malcolm, Alvin H Moss
The dominant health delivery model for advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States, which focuses on provision of dialysis, is ill-equipped to address many of the needs of seriously ill patients. Although palliative care may address some of these gaps in care, its integration into advanced CKD care has been suboptimal due to several health system barriers. These barriers include uneven access to specialty palliative care services, underdeveloped models of care for seriously ill patients with advanced CKD, and misaligned policy incentives...
March 3, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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