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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648046/a-printed-equilibrium-dialysis-device-with-integrated-membranes-for-improved-binding-affinity-measurements
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Cody Pinger, Andrew Heller, Dana M Spence
Equilibrium dialysis is a simple and effective technique used for investigating the binding of small molecules and ions to proteins. A 3D-printer was used to create a device capable of measuring binding constants between a protein and a small ion based on equilibrium-dialysis. Specifically, the technology described here enables the user to customize an equilibrium dialysis device to fit their own experiments by choosing membranes of various material and molecular-weight cutoff values. The device has dimensions similar to that of a standard 96-well plate, thus being amenable to automated sample handlers and multi-channel pipettes...
June 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634051/revisiting-interdialytic-weight-gain-and-mortality-association-with-serum-albumin-interactions-the-japanese-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-pattern-study
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Noriaki Kurita, Yasuaki Hayashino, Shin Yamazaki, Tadao Akizawa, Takashi Akiba, Akira Saito, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: The dialysis practice guideline in Japan sets a limit on the allowed interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) <6%. However, the effects of relative gain of fluid volume to body weight may differ in presence of morbid conditions. Here, we examined whether or not the associations between IDWG and mortality differ by serum albumin (sAlb), a nutritional and illness marker. DESIGN: The study type used was prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS: Patients who participated in the Japan Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (phase 1-4 [1999-2011]) and received thrice-weekly hemodialysis...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620308/the-effect-of-interdialytic-combined-resistance-and-aerobic-exercise-training-on-health-related-outcomes-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-the-tunisian-randomized-controlled-study
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Bechir Frih, Hamdi Jaafar, Wajdi Mkacher, Zohra Ben Salah, Mohamed Hammami, Ameur Frih
Background: Tunisia has the highest prevalence of hemodialysis patients compared to the other countries in North Africa. Dialysis centers rarely offer an exercise program to prevent physiological and psychological dialysis therapy-related alterations in chronic hemodialysis patients. Aim: To examine the effect of combined endurance-resistance training program on physiological and psychological outcomes in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: We designed a single blinded, randomized, controlled study for a period of 4 months...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614819/osteoprotegerin-is-the-strongest-predictor-for-progression-of-arterial-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#4
Marcela Avila, Carmen Mora, María Del Carmen Prado, Miriam Zavala, Ramón Paniagua
BACKGROUND: Arterial calcification (AC) is frequent in patients with end stage renal disease and is also considered a risk factor for later morbidity and mortality. However, long-term factors associated with the process are not well known. We analyzed the trends over time of biomarkers related with development and progression of AC in incident patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: We performed a prospective study with 186 patients on PD followed up for 1 year...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594924/multiple-extracellular-vesicle-types-in-peritoneal-dialysis-effluent-are-prominent-and-contain-known-biomarkers
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Lachlan James Pearson, I-Yanut Klaharn, Bussakorn Thongsawang, Wasin Manuprasert, Thunvarat Saejew, Poorichaya Somparn, Piyatida Chuengsaman, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Trairak Pisitkun
Peritoneal dialysis inevitability results in activation of inflammatory processes and its efficiency is highly variable between patients. An improved method to isolate biomarkers and study pathophysiological mechanisms in peritoneal dialysis effluent (PDE) is expected to be of much benefit for the development of this treatment approach and help with patient management. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are released as part of normal cellular processes. Their proteome is expected to reflect both type and health of their cell of origin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589314/the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-chinese-patients-on-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis
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Julie Yun Chen, Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Edmond Pui Hang Choi, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Karina Hiu Yen Chan, Joyce Pui Yan Tsang, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
AIMS: Our aim was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and the Hong Kong general population to identify how the mode of dialysis and other factors were associated with HRQOL. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study involving 253 hemodialysis (HD) patients and 103 peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients recruited in 2014-2015. Their HRQOL was evaluated using Kidney Disease and Quality of Life-36 (KDQOL-36) sub-scale scores and the Short Form-6 Dimensions (SF-6D) health preference score...
June 6, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583215/waist-circumference-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-follow-up-study-of-48-months
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Ana Catarina M Castro, Ana Paula Bazanelli, Fabiana B Nerbass, Lilian Cuppari, Maria A Kamimura
Body-fat gain is a common finding among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and the accumulation of adipose tissue occurs predominantly in the abdominal area. Waist circumference (WC) is a reliable marker of abdominal obesity and its association with worse outcomes has been demonstrated in non-dialysis and haemodialysis patients. We aimed at investigating whether WC measurements as well as the changes over time in WC were able to predict mortality in PD patients. This prospective study included 109 patients undergoing PD (57 % male, age 52 (sd 16) years, 32 % diabetics, 48 % BMI≥25 kg/m2)...
June 6, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579125/prognostic-implications-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-predialysis-and-dialysis-patients
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Liselotte C R Hensen, Kathleen Goossens, Victoria Delgado, Joris I Rotmans, J Wouter Jukema, Jeroen J Bax
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide growing epidemic associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a measure of LV systolic function associated with prognosis in the general population. However, little is known about the association between LV GLS and survival in patients with CKD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic implications of LV GLS in predialysis and dialysis patients specifically...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575884/predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Hossein Niyazi, Shaghayegh Noorbakhsh Jafari Dehkordi, Shokoufeh Savaj, Hassan Argani, Iraj Najafi
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates of hemodialysis patients are high despite improvement in dialysis delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemodialysis patients (n = 532) from 9 hemodialysis facilities were enrolled in this cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and hemodialysis exit were recorded during a 28-month follow-up period. A Cox proportional hazard model was used to predict death adjusting for case-mix variables, nutrition variables, bone mineral variables, Kt/V, vascular access, and Charlson comorbidities index...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564640/impact-of-diabetes-on-extracellular-volume-status-in-patients-initiating-peritoneal-dialysis
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Aniema Udo, Catriona Goodlad, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have highlighted that diabetic patients with kidney failure are at increased risk of technique failure and transfer to haemodialysis within 90 days of initiating peritoneal dialysis (PD). We wished to determine whether there were differences between diabetic and non-diabetic patients within the first 3 months of starting PD. METHODS: We reviewed results of corresponding bioimpedance and the 1st test of peritoneal membrane function (PET) in consecutive patients, 6-10 weeks after initiating PD electively...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554180/higher-ultrafiltration-rate-is-associated-with-longer-dialysis-recovery-time-in-patients-undergoing-conventional-hemodialysis
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Wael F Hussein, Rohini Arramreddy, Sumi J Sun, Marc Reiterman, Brigitte Schiller
BACKGROUND: Increased mortality and morbidity are reported in association with high ultrafiltration rate (UFR) and with long dialysis recovery time (DRT). We studied the association between UFR and DRT. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, observational study was conducted. Patients on thrice-weekly hemodialysis (HD) with self-reported DRT between August and December 2014 were included. We examined the association of 30-day average UFR with recovery time. RESULTS: The total number of patients included in this study was 2,689...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544527/biomarkers-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis
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Ana Rebollo Rubio, Jose Miguel Morales Asencio, Mª Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Survival for patients commencing renal replacement therapy is around 90% in the first year and 83% at two years after starting dialysis. The factors that appear to predict mortality are comorbidity and frailty associated with kidney disease, glomerular filtration rate, age and biochemical factors. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the condition of patients starting renal replacement therapy, based on biomarkers commonly used in clinical practice and their association with mortality, measured 6 and 12 months after initiating replacement therapy...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540777/acute-kidney-injury-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intra-peritoneal-chemotherapy
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Eliza I-Lin Sin, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Khee Chee Soo, Melissa Ching-Ching Teo
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) prolongs survival in patients with metastatic peritoneal disease. We look at the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients who have received cisplatin during CRS-HIPEC in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from an ovarian primary, and identify possible peri-operative risk factors. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, we performed CRS-HIPEC on 47 patients with ovarian primaries and peritoneal metastasis...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540266/application-of-holistic-nursing-in-uremic-patients-with-hematodialysis-related-malnutrition
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Huifang Zhang, Chongting Lin, Songbo Yuan, Qinghua Wang, Jiangcheng Yang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to observe the effect of holistic nursing on patients undergoing hematodialysis for uremia who simultaneously were suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition. METHODS: Eighty patients with uremia on maintenance hematodialysis with malnutrition between June 2014 and June 2015 from Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai, Shandong, China were included and equally and randomly were divided into the control group (n=43) and observation group (n=43). Routine nursing was used in the control group while holistic nursing was used in observation group (before, during and after dialysis) and the clinical effects in the two groups were compared after 3 months...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540205/clinicopathological-spectrum-of-snake-bite-induced-acute-kidney-injury-from-india
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Sanjay Vikrant, Ajay Jaryal, Anupam Parashar
AIM: To study the clinico-pathological spectrum of snake bite-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla with snake bite-induced AKI from July 2003 to June 2016. Medical records were evaluated for patient's information on demographic, clinical characteristics, complications and outcome. Outcomes of duration of hospital stay, requirement for intensive care unit support, treatment with dialysis, survival and mortality were analyzed...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540204/advanced-wasting-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Zhi Xu, Glen H Murata, Robert H Glew, Yijuan Sun, Darlene Vigil, Karen S Servilla, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
AIM: To identify patients with end-stage renal disease treated by peritoneal dialysis (PD) who had zero body fat (BF) as determined by analysis of body composition using anthropometric formulas estimating body water (V) and to compare nutritional parameters between these patients and PD patients whose BF was above zero. METHODS: Body weight (W) consists of fat-free mass (FFM) and BF. Anthropometric formulas for calculating V allow the calculation of FFM as V/0.73, where 0...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535525/expanded-hemodialysis-a-new-therapy-for-a-new-class-of-membranes
#17
Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
A wide spectrum of molecules is retained in end-stage kidney disease, normally defined as uremic toxins. These solutes have different molecular weights and radii. Current dialysis membranes and techniques only remove solutes in the range of 50-15,000 Da, with limited or no capability to remove solutes in the middle to high molecular weight range (up to 50,000 Da). Improved removal has been obtained with high cut-off (HCO) membranes, with albumin loss representing a limitation to their practical application...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534653/the-relationship-between-oxidized-serum-albumin-and-blood-pressure-in-hypoalbuminemic-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Kamal Hasan, Fadi Hassan, Regina Michelis
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress produces molecular modifications of serum albumin that disturb its biological functions and interfere with its detection by the bromocresol green assay (BCG). Oxidative stress, inflammation, and hypoalbuminemia are common peritoneal dialysis (PD). This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum albumin, oxidized serum albumin (OSA), oncotic pressure, and blood pressure in hypoalbuminemic PD patients. METHODS: Twenty-four PD patients with serum albumin levels <3...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534129/insomnia-muscular-cramps-and-pruritus-have-low-intensity-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-good-dialysis-efficiency-low-inflammation-and-arteriovenous-fistula
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Olga Hilda Orasan, Aniela Pop Saplontai, Angela Cozma, Simona Racasan, Ina Maria Kacso, Crina Claudia Rusu, Diana Moldovan, Dacian Tirinescu, Alina Potra, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Remus Aurel Orasan
INTRODUCTION: Insomnia, muscular cramps, pruritus and postdialysis recovery time (RT) are quality-of-life parameters that affect hemodialysis (HD) patients physically and mentally. METHODS: We included 171 end-stage renal disease patients: 115 on high-flux HD and 56 on online hemodiafiltration (HDF). Patients were asked "How long does it take you to recover from a dialysis session?" and they evaluated intensity (absent, mild, medium and severe) of insomnia, muscular cramps and pruritus in the past 4 weeks...
May 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528793/comparison-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-bioimpedance-in-assessing-body-composition-and-nutrition-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Velena Popovic, Bo Zerahn, James Goya Heaf
OBJECTIVE: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are characterized by protein malnutrition and muscle wasting. Reliable, easy, and cheap methods for evaluating nutrition are desirable. Three methods are commonly available: dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bioimpedance (BI), and subjective global assessment (SGA).The objective of the study was to compare the previously mentioned methods for assessment of body composition and nutritional status in PD patients. DESIGN: The study is cross-sectional and consisted of 72 PD patients from a single center PD ambulatorium...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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