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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656848/the-discipline-of-epidemiology-engaging-in-the-full-breadth-of-population-health-science
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Harold I Feldman
This address was delivered by Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 26, 2017. Dr. Feldman is George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in kidney disease epidemiology...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529988/on-the-shoulders-of-giants-the-story-behind-the-pioneers-of-nephrology-project
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EDITORIAL
Giorgina B Piccoli, Bernard G Jaar, Hayley Henderson
This editorial introduces a series of interviews with the pioneers of Nephrology. It's a story that speaks by itself, given the thousands of people that are now alive thanks to the remarkable advances in renal replacement therapies such as dialysis, and kidney transplantation but also the many scientific advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of kidney diseases worldwide.The interviews that we have selected for this series are, however, not dealing with their achievements, and their success; they try to pass on to future generations the idea of how they were, why they were passionate, what they loved, and, not last, where they found poetry in our profession...
March 12, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490907/parents-refusing-dialysis-for-a-3-month-old-with-renal-failure
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Laurel Willig, Erin Paquette, D Micah Hester, Bradley A Warady, John D Lantos
A 3-month-old boy with failure to thrive was referred to a nephrology clinic after a diagnostic workup for failure to thrive revealed a serum urea nitrogen level of 95 mg/dL and creatinine level of 3.6 mg/dL. A renal ultrasound revealed marked bilateral hydronephrosis with little remaining renal cortex in either kidney. A voiding cystourethrogram revealed evidence of posterior urethral valves. The child had no evident comorbidities. Fulguration of the valves was successfully performed but did not lead to improvement in kidney function...
February 28, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478058/visions-in-a-crystal-ball-the-future-of-peritoneal-dialysis
#4
Joanne M Bargman, Michael Girsberger
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the corner stones of renal replacement therapy and should be strongly considered if preemptive kidney transplantation is not available. SUMMARY: There are several initiatives that may help the growth in the use of PD around the world. First, PD is an underused and valuable option in patients with heart failure and the chronic cardiorenal syndrome, especially in those with frequent hospitalizations despite optimal medical therapy...
2018: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470347/establishing-a-core-outcome-measure-for-graft-health-a-standardized-outcomes-in-nephrology-kidney-transplantation-song-tx-consensus-workshop-report
#5
Allison Tong, Benedicte Sautenet, Emilio D Poggio, Krista L Lentine, Rainer Oberbauer, Roslyn Mannon, Barbara Murphy, Benita Padilla, Kai Ming Chow, Lorna Marson, Steve Chadban, Jonathan C Craig, Angela Ju, Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, Michelle A Josephson, Greg Knoll
BACKGROUND: Graft loss, a critically important outcome for transplant recipients, is variably defined and measured, and incompletely reported in trials. We convened a consensus workshop on establishing a core outcome measure for graft loss for all trials in kidney transplantation. METHODS: Twenty-five kidney transplant recipients/caregivers and 33 health professionals from eight countries participated. Transcripts were analyzed thematically. RESULTS: Five themes were identified...
February 22, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422906/the-complement-system-in-dialysis-a-forgotten-story
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REVIEW
Felix Poppelaars, Bernardo Faria, Mariana Gaya da Costa, Casper F M Franssen, Willem J van Son, Stefan P Berger, Mohamed R Daha, Marc A Seelen
Significant advances have lead to a greater understanding of the role of the complement system within nephrology. The success of the first clinically approved complement inhibitor has created renewed appreciation of complement-targeting therapeutics. Several clinical trials are currently underway to evaluate the therapeutic potential of complement inhibition in renal diseases and kidney transplantation. Although, complement has been known to be activated during dialysis for over four decades, this area of research has been neglected in recent years...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340312/ckd-screening-and-surveillance-in-australia-past-present-and-future
#7
REVIEW
Sree K Venuthurupalli, Wendy E Hoy, Helen G Healy, Anne Cameron, Robert G Fassett
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) was largely a hidden health problem until the publication of an internationally agreed approach to its identification, monitoring, and treatment. The 2002 National Kidney Foundation CKD classification and the subsequent 2006 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) recommendations are powerful tools for translating thinking about CKD into clinical practice. These guidelines were strongly endorsed by the international community, including Australia, and were incorporated into CKD practice guidelines...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314304/role-of-telehealth-in-renal-replacement-therapy-education
#8
Anna Malkina, Delphine S Tuot
The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is rising in the United States, which bears high financial and public health burden. The most common modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the United States is in-center hemodialysis. Many patients report lack of comprehensive and timely education about their treatment options, which may preclude them from participating in home-based dialysis therapies and kidney transplantation evaluation. While RRT education has traditionally been provided in-person, the rise of telehealth has afforded new opportunities to improve upon the status quo...
March 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314264/a-practical-guide-for-the-care-of-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-near-the-end-of-life
#9
Amar D Bansal, Jane O Schell
Most patients who rely on dialysis for treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) never receive a kidney transplant. Therefore, it is important for nephrology providers to feel comfortable discussing the role of dialysis near the end of life (EOL). Advance care planning (ACP) is an ongoing process of learning patient values and goals in an effort to outline preferences for current and future care. This review presents a framework for how to incorporate ACP in the care of dialysis patients throughout the kidney disease course and at the EOL...
March 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277508/risk-predictors-and-causes-of-technique-failure-within-the-first-year-of-peritoneal-dialysis-an-australia-and-new-zealand-dialysis-and-transplant-registry-anzdata-study
#10
Emily J See, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley, Elaine M Pascoe, Sunil V Badve, Neil Boudville, Philip A Clayton, Kamal Sud, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Monique Borlace, Yeoungjee Cho
BACKGROUND: Concern regarding technique failure is a major barrier to increased uptake of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and the first year of therapy is a particularly vulnerable time. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study using competing-risk regression analyses to identify the key risk factors and risk periods for early transfer to hemodialysis therapy or death in incident PD patients. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients who initiated PD therapy in Australia and New Zealand in 2000 through 2014...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232664/vaccination-practices-in-pediatric-dialysis-patients-across-europe-a-european-pediatric-dialysis-working-group-and-european-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-dialysis-working-group-study
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Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yesim Özdemir Atikel, Fabio Paglialonga, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Varvara Askiti, Enrico Vidal, Gema Ariceta, Engin Melek, Enrico Verrina, Nikoleta Printza, Karel Vondrak, Aleksandra Zurowska, Ilona Zagozdzon, Mesiha Ekim, Elif Nursel Özmert, Stephanie Dufek, Augustina Jankauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Eszter Lévai, Johan Vande Walle, Nur Canpolat, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Guenter Klaus, Christoph Aufricht, Rukshana Shroff, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Data on the immunization practices in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are scarce. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current vaccination practices for children on dialysis across European pediatric nephrology centers. METHODS: A total of 18 tertiary pediatric nephrology centers from 12 European countries were included in the study. The data on universal national immunization programs and immunization practices for children with chronic disease or risk were recorded from European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization...
2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181500/perinatal-diagnosis-management-and-follow-up-of-cystic-renal-diseases-a-clinical-practice-recommendation-with-systematic-literature-reviews
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Charlotte Gimpel, Fred E Avni, Carsten Bergmann, Metin Cetiner, Sandra Habbig, Dieter Haffner, Jens König, Martin Konrad, Max C Liebau, Lars Pape, Georg Rellensmann, Andrea Titieni, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Stefanie Weber, Paul J D Winyard, Franz Schaefer
Importance: Prenatal and neonatal cystic kidney diseases are a group of rare disorders manifesting as single, multiple unilateral, or bilateral cysts or with increased echogenicity of the renal cortex without macroscopic cysts. They may be accompanied by grossly enlarged kidneys, renal oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia, extrarenal abnormalities, and neonatal kidney failure. The prognosis is extremely variable from trivial to very severe or even uniformly fatal, which poses significant challenges to prenatal counseling and management...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123429/assessment-of-prescribed-medications-and-pattern-of-distribution-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-attending-the-nephrology-clinic-of-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-in-sub-saharan-west-africa
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Olumuyiwa John Fasipe, Peter Ehizokhale Akhideno, Obiyo Nwaiwu, Alex Adedotun Adelosoye
Introduction: Life expectancy has increased significantly among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients due to the extensive use of polypharmacy practice for medication prescriptions. This predisposes them to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs), which can lead to an increase in morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay, and health care cost. Methods: This was a 30-month retrospective study that reviewed the medical case records of consenting adult CKD patients from January 2014 to June 2016...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116680/emergency-department-use-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-the-united-states
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Brendan P Lovasik, Rebecca Zhang, Jason M Hockenberry, Justin D Schrager, Stephen O Pastan, Andrew B Adams, Sumit Mohan, Christian P Larsen, Rachel E Patzer
Patients with end-stage renal disease use the emergency department (ED) at a 6-fold higher rate than do other US adults. No national studies have described ED use rates among kidney transplant (KTx) recipients, and the factors associated with higher ED use. We examined a cohort of 132 725 adult KTx recipients in the United States Renal Data System (2005-2013). Data on ED visits, hospitalization, and outpatient nephrology visits were obtained from Medicare claims databases. Nearly half (46.1%) of KTx recipients had at least one ED visit (1...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044335/brazilian-chronic-dialysis-survey-2016
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Ricardo Cintra Sesso, Antonio Alberto Lopes, Fernando Saldanha Thomé, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon, Carmen Tzanno Martins
INTRODUCTION: National chronic dialysis data are important for the treatment planning. OBJECTIVE: To report data of the annual survey of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology about chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis in July 2016. METHODS: A survey based on data of dialysis centers from the whole country. The data collection was performed by using a questionnaire filled out on-line by the dialysis centers. RESULTS: 309 (41%) of the dialysis units in the country answered the questionnaire...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992338/the-association-of-donor-and-recipient-age-with-graft-survival-in-paediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-in-a-european-society-for-paediatric-nephrology-european-renal-association-european-dialysis-and-transplantation-association-registry-study
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Nicholas C Chesnaye, Karlijn J van Stralen, Marjolein Bonthuis, Jaap W Groothoff, Jérôme Harambat, Franz Schaefer, Nur Canpolat, Arnaud Garnier, James Heaf, Huib de Jong, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Burkhard Tönshoff, Kitty J Jager
Background: The impact of donor age in paediatric kidney transplantation is unclear. We therefore examined the association of donor-recipient age combinations with graft survival in children. Methods: Data for 4686 first kidney transplantations performed in 13 countries in 1990-2013 were extracted from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry. The effect of donor and recipient age combinations on 5-year graft-failure risk, stratified by donor source, was estimated using Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox regression, while adjusting for sex, primary renal diseases with a high risk of recurrence, pre-emptive transplantation, year of transplantation and country...
November 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964571/fractures-in-patients-with-ckd-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-a-review-by-members-of-the-european-calcified-tissue-society-and-the-european-renal-association-of-nephrology-dialysis-and-transplantation
#17
REVIEW
Ana Pimentel, Pablo Ureña-Torres, M Carola Zillikens, Jordi Bover, Martine Cohen-Solal
Mineral and bone disease is omnipresent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and leads to a diverse range of clinical manifestations, including bone pain and fractures. The accumulation of traditional clinical risk factors, in addition to those related to CKD, enhances the risk of comorbidity and mortality. Despite significant advances in understanding bone disease in CKD, most clinical and biochemical targets used in clinical practice remain controversial, resulting in an undermanagement of bone fragility...
December 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898574/integrating-kidney-transplantation-into-value-based-care-for-people-with-renal-failure
#18
Benjamin E Hippen, Franklin W Maddux
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly tied to value instead of volume, with special attention paid to resource-intensive populations such as patients with renal disease. To this end, Medicare has sponsored pilot projects to encourage providers to develop care coordination and population health management strategies to provide quality care while reducing resource utilization. In this Personal Viewpoint essay, we argue in favor of expanding one such pilot project-the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) initiative-to include patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients...
January 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811048/receipt-of-nephrology-care-and-clinical-outcomes-among-veterans-with-advanced-ckd
#19
Enrica Fung, Tara I Chang, Glenn M Chertow, I-Chun Thomas, Steven M Asch, Manjula Kurella Tamura
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend referral to nephrology when estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decreases to <30mL/min/1.73m2 ; however, evidence for benefits of nephrology care are mixed. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort using landmark analysis. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: A national cohort of veterans with advanced chronic kidney disease, defined as an outpatient eGFR≤30mL/min/1.73m2 for January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and a prior eGFR<60mL/min/1...
November 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697541/first-experience-of-cadaveric-renal-transplantation-in-sri-lanka
#20
P K Harrischandra, D N Jayatunge, U B Rambukwella, I B Sumithraarachchi, U I Karunadasa, A S Abeyagunawardena
Objectives: To analyse the outcome of 50 consecutive cadaveric renal transplants performed in Sri Lanka. Methods: This was a single-centre longitudinal cohort study conducted in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Unit, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka. Records of 50 Sri Lankan cadaveric renal transplant recipients from 7th December 2004 to 1st September 2013 were reviewed and categorized according to early graft function, cold ischaemia time and the duration of dialysis before surgery...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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