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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232040/geographic-disparity-in-kidney-transplantation-under-kas
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Sheng Zhou, Allan B Massie, Xun Luo, Jessica M Ruck, Eric K H Chow, Mary G Bowring, Sunjae Bae, Dorry L Segev, Sommer E Gentry
The Kidney Allocation System fundamentally altered kidney allocation, causing a substantial increase in regional and national sharing that we hypothesized might impact geographic disparities. We measured geographic disparity in deceased donor kidney transplant (DDKT) rate under KAS (6/1/2015-12/1/2016), and compared that with pre-KAS (6/1/2013-12/3/2014). We modeled DSA-level DDKT rates with multilevel Poisson regression, adjusting for allocation factors under KAS. Using the model we calculated a novel, improved metric of geographic disparity: the median incidence rate ratio (MIRR) of transplant rate, a measure of DSA-level variation that accounts for patient casemix and is robust to outlier values...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228920/comparison-of-outcomes-between-emergent-start-and-planned-start-peritoneal-dialysis-in-incident-esrd-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Wen-Yi Li, Yi-Cheng Wang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Shih-Hua Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu, Yung-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: The clinical consequences of starting chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) after emergent dialysis via a temporary hemodialysis (HD) catheter has rarely been evaluated within a full spectrum of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We investigated the longer-term outcomes of patients undergoing emergent-start PD in comparison with that of other practices of PD or HD in a prospective cohort of new-onset ESRD. METHODS: This was a 2-year prospective observational study...
December 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225970/dialysis-provision-and-implications-of-health-economics-on-peritoneal-dialysis-utilization-a-review-from-a-malaysian-perspective
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REVIEW
Mohd Rizal Abdul Manaf, Naren Kumar Surendra, Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, Lai Seong Hooi, Sunita Bavanandan
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is managed by either lifesaving hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) or a kidney transplant. In Malaysia, the prevalence of dialysis-treated ESRD patients has shown an exponential growth from 504 per million population (pmp) in 2005 to 1155 pmp in 2014. There were 1046 pmp patients on HD and 109 pmp patients on PD in 2014. Kidney transplants are limited due to lack of donors. Malaysia adopts public-private financing model for dialysis. Majority of HD patients were treated in the private sector but almost all PD patients were treated in government facilities...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218694/training-vascular-access-surgeons-technicians-or-specialists
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Nicholas Inston, Tej M Singh
Internationally, vascular access (VA) surgery is delivered in a varied and diverse fashion and subsequently, training in vascular access is poorly defined. Experience of VA during surgical training has implications on future practice. The scope of VA procedures is increasing, yet the focus in vascular training remains largely in the technical aspects of surgery rather than the more comprehensive aspects of surgery applied to dialysis and renal care. To achieve special skills in vascular access surgery may require a change to traditional training with an additional focus on developing an extended portfolio of knowledge and skills...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216816/acute-kidney-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-investigations-management-and-prevention
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Mohamed B Abdelraheem
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition, encountered in everyday paediatric clinical practice. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children both inside and outside intensive care units. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and progression to chronic kidney disease. The burden of AKI is particularly high in low- and middle-income countries where rural areas and smaller cities in the countryside predominate. Most of these areas suffer from poverty, poor sanitation, water quality and hygiene, lack of education and poor access to health care...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212839/bp-in-dialysis-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Dana C Miskulin, Jennifer Gassman, Ronald Schrader, Ambreen Gul, Manisha Jhamb, David W Ploth, Lavinia Negrea, Raymond Y Kwong, Andrew S Levey, Ajay K Singh, Antonia Harford, Susan Paine, Cynthia Kendrick, Mahboob Rahman, Philip Zager
The optimal BP target for patients receiving hemodialysis is unknown. We randomized 126 hypertensive patients on hemodialysis to a standardized predialysis systolic BP of 110-140 mmHg (intensive arm) or 155-165 mmHg (standard arm). The primary objectives were to assess feasibility and safety and inform the design of a full-scale trial. A secondary objective was to assess changes in left ventricular mass. Median follow-up was 365 days. In the standard arm, the 2-week moving average systolic BP did not change significantly during the intervention period, but in the intensive arm, systolic BP decreased from 160 mmHg at baseline to 143 mmHg at 4...
December 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
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Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210176/online-measurement-of-hemodialysis-adequacy-using-effective-ionic-dialysance-of-sodium-a-review-of-its-principles-applications-benefits-and-risks
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REVIEW
Shakil Aslam, Subodh J Saggi, Moro Salifu, Robert J Kossmann
Dialysis dose is an important determinant of clinical outcomes in patients with end stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis. In clinical practice dialysis dose is monitored at least monthly by urea clearance based on Urea Kinetic Modeling. Online clearance monitoring using effective ionic dialysance (EID) of sodium (Na+ ) is available on some hemodialysis machines. This paper reviews the background, methodology, additional applications, and potential risks associated with EID. Effective ionic dialysance provides a reliable, real-time, noninvasive, and inexpensive measurement of dialysis dose during an ongoing hemodialysis (HD) session to allow interventions and assess the impact of these changes on clearance...
December 6, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210164/relative-risk-of-home-hemodialysis-attrition-in-patients-using-a-telehealth-platform
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Eric D Weinhandl, Allan J Collins
INTRODUCTION: Home hemodialysis (HHD) facilitates increased treatment frequency, which may improve patient outcomes. However, attrition due to technique failure limits the clinical effectiveness of the modality. Nx2me Connected Health is a telehealth platform that enables ongoing assessment of HHD patients using NxStage equipment, and that may reduce patient burden. We aimed to assess whether use of Nx2me was associated with risk of HHD attrition. METHODS: We compared risks of all-cause attrition, dialysis cessation (i...
December 6, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207361/patient-factors-but-not-the-use-of-novel-anticoagulants-or-warfarin-are-associated-with-internal-jugular-vein-access-site-hematoma-after-right-heart-catheterization
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Osama Dasa, Qaiser Shafiq, Mohammed Ruzieh, Luai Alhazmi, Maen Al-Dabbas, Zaid Ammari, Samer Khouri, George Moukarbel
INTRODUCTION: Right heart catheterization (RHC) is routinely performed to assess hemodynamics. Generally, anticoagulants are held prior to the procedure. At our center, anticoagulants are continued and ultrasound guidance is always used for internal jugular vein access. A micropuncture access kit is used to place a 5 or 6 Fr sheath using the modified Seldinger technique. Manual compression is applied for 10-15 min and the patient is observed for at least 2 hours after the procedure. In a retrospective analysis, we investigated the risk of bleeding complications associated with RHC via the internal jugular vein in patients with and without full anticoagulation...
December 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202757/spatially-balanced-provision-of-health-equipment-a-cross-sectional-study-oriented-to-the-identification-of-challenges-to-access-promotion
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Pedro Vasconcelos Amaral, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Adriana Lein, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci
BACKGROUND: Access to health services is in part defined by the spatial distribution of healthcare equipment. To ensure equity in the provision of health services, it is important to examine availability across different health care providers taking into account population demand. Given the importance of the equitable provision of health equipment, we evaluate its spatial distribution in Brazil. METHODS: This study is classified as cross-sectional with an ecological design...
December 4, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202728/non-tunneled-versus-tunneled-dialysis-catheters-for-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mallika L Mendu, Megan F May, Arnaud D Kaze, Dionne A Graham, Salena Cui, Margaret E Chen, Naomi Shin, Ayal A Aizer, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (AKI-RRT) is associated with high morbidity, mortality and resource utilization. The type of vascular access placed for AKI-RRT is an important decision, for which there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study over a 16-month period with 154 patients initiated on AKI-RRT via either a non-tunneled dialysis catheter (NTDC) or a tunneled dialysis catheter (TDC) at an academic hospital...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198642/caring-for-undocumented-immigrants-with-kidney-disease
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Rajeev Raghavan
The care of dialysis-dependent undocumented immigrants exemplifies a problem at the crux of 2 US national agendas: immigration and health care reform. Undocumented immigrants represent 3% of the US population and 27% of the uninsured, and an estimated 6,500 individuals are dialysis dependent. With no uniform national policy, an estimated 30% to 50% of these individuals receive treatment only in life-threatening situations (emergent dialysis). Since 2005, about 400 undocumented immigrants have received a kidney transplant (>70% living)...
November 30, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198387/international-differences-in-the-location-and-use-of-arteriovenous-accesses-created-for-hemodialysis-results-from-the-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps
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Ronald L Pisoni, Lindsay Zepel, Richard Fluck, Charmaine E Lok, Hideki Kawanishi, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Haimanot Wasse, Francesca Tentori, Jarcy Zee, Yun Li, Douglas Schaubel, Steven Burke, Bruce Robinson
BACKGROUND: Vascular access practice is strongly associated with clinical outcomes. There is substantial international variation in the use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs), as well as AVF maturation time and location. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Hemodialysis patients participating in the prospective Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) from the United States, Japan, and Europe/ANZ (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand), including 3,850 patients receiving 4,247 new AVFs and 842 patients receiving 1,129 new AVGs in 2009 to 2015...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192722/cephalic-vein-transposition-is-a-durable-approach-to-managing-cephalic-arch-stenosis
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Jon C Henry, Ulka Sachdev, Eric Hager, Ellen Dillavou, Theodore Yuo, Michel Makaroun, Steven A Leers
INTRODUCTION: The proximal cephalic vein that enters the axillary vein (cephalic arch) is a common site of stenosis in patients with upper extremity arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis (HD). In this study, we present the outcomes of a series of cephalic vein transposition, to determine its utility in the setting of refractory arch stenosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing cephalic vein transposition to manage refractory cephalic arch stenosis from January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2015...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192721/haemodialysis-vascular-access-current-practices-amongst-indian-nephrologists
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Dinesh Bansal, Vijay Kher, Krishan Lal Gupta, Debasish Banerjee, Vivekanand Jha
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing number of haemodialysis (HD) patients in India, little is known about vascular access practice. We investigated the use and cost of different vascular accesses by Indian nephrologists. METHODS: An online survey was emailed to 920 Indian nephrologists and 388 (42.1%) responded; 98.5% of whom were responsible for managing dialysis patients, 98% in hospitals. RESULTS: Sixty-four percent of patients initiated renal replacement therapy with HD, 7% with peritoneal dialysis, 10% kidney transplantation and 19% conservative care...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192719/heart-disease-in-chronic-kidney-disease-review-of-the-mechanisms-and-the-role-of-dialysis-access
#19
Jan Malik
Cardiovascular complications are responsible not only for the high mortality, but also the morbidity of end-stage renal disease patients. Cyclic changes of fluid load, together with the altered metabolism, are responsible and are mirrored in many particular parts of the heart. A review of the mechanisms involved is presented and the role of dialysis access is highlighted.
November 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188361/disruptive-technological-advances-in-vascular-access-for-dialysis-an-overview
#20
REVIEW
Wee-Song Yeo, Qin Xiang Ng
End-stage kidney disease (ESKD), one of the most prevalent diseases in the world and with increasing incidence, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current available modes of renal replacement therapy (RRT) include dialysis and renal transplantation. Though renal transplantation is the preferred and ideal mode of RRT, this modality may not be available to all patients with ESKD. Moreover, renal transplant recipients are constantly at risk of complications associated with immunosuppression and immunosuppressant use, and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder...
November 29, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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