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Interventional 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
Jessica Stevenson, Allison Tong, Katrina L Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, Vincent W Lee
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perspectives of healthcare providers on the nutritional management of patients on haemodialysis, which may inform strategies for improving patient-centred nutritional care. DESIGN: Face-to-face semistructured interviews were conducted until data saturation, and thematic analysis based on principles of grounded theory. SETTING: 21 haemodialysis centres across Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 42 haemodialysis clinicians (nephrologists and nephrology trainees (15), nurses (12) and dietitians (15)) were purposively sampled to obtain a range of demographic characteristics and clinical experiences...
March 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Chance Dumaine, Mercedeh Kiaii, Lisa Miller, Louise Moist, Matthew J Oliver, Charmaine E Lok, Swapnil Hiremath, Jennifer M MacRae
Background: One of the mandates of the Canadian Society of Nephrology's (CSN) Vascular Access Working Group (VAWG) is to inform the nephrology community of the current status of vascular access (VA) practice within Canada. To better understand VA practice patterns across Canada, the CSN VAWG conducted a national survey. Objectives: (1) To inform on VA practice patterns, including fistula creation and maintenance, within Canada. (2) To determine the degree of consensus among Canadian clinicians regarding patient suitability for fistula creation and to assess barriers to and facilitators of fistula creation in Canada...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Bart L Dolmatch, John C Gurley, Kevin M Baskin, Boris Nikolic, Jeffrey H Lawson, Surendra Shenoy, Theodore F Saad, Ingemar Davidson, Mark O Baerlocher, Emil I Cohen, Sean R Dariushnia, Salomão Faintuch, Bertrand Janne d'Othee, Thomas B Kinney, Mehran Midia, James Clifton
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March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Esmeralda Molina-Robles, Marta Colomer-Codinachs, Marta Roquet-Bohils, Emilia Chirveches-Pérez, Pep Ortiz-Jurado, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta
OBJECTIVE: To describe the impact of a standard hospital educational intervention including active physical exercises on personal well-being, functional capacity and knowledge of the benefits of prescribed physical activity for patients undergoing haemodialysis. METHOD: An uncontrolled, quasi-experimental, before-and-after study with repeated measures of response variables at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after participating in an educational and physical exercise hospital intervention...
March 1, 2018: Enfermería Clínica
Fatma Zehra Oztek-Celebi, Sare Gulfem Ozlu, Ozlem Aydog
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important clinical condition which is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. This study was performed to identify the factors that influence AKI stage, undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) and mortality. METHODS: This study was retrospectively conducted on 219 children with AKI who had been referred to paediatric nephrology division of Dr. Sami Ulus Teaching Hospital during their inpatient treatment from 2008 to 2012...
February 27, 2018: Nephrology
Andrea K Viecelli, Allison Tong, Emma O'Lone, Angela Ju, Camilla S Hanson, Benedicte Sautenet, Jonathan C Craig, Braden Manns, Martin Howell, Eric Chemla, Lai-Seong Hooi, David W Johnson, Timmy Lee, Charmaine E Lok, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Robert R Quinn, Tushar Vachharajani, Raymond Vanholder, Li Zuo, Carmel M Hawley
Vascular access outcomes in hemodialysis are critically important for patients and clinicians, but frequently are neither patient relevant nor measured consistently in randomized trials. A Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) consensus workshop was convened to discuss the development of a core outcome measure for vascular access. 13 patients/caregivers and 46 professionals (clinicians, policy makers, industry representatives, and researchers) attended. Participants advocated for vascular access function to be a core outcome based on the broad applicability of function regardless of access type, involvement of a multidisciplinary team in achieving a functioning access, and the impact of access function on quality of life, survival, and other access-related outcomes...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Simone Brardi, Gabriele Cevenini, Vanni Giovannelli, Giuseppe Romano
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal prospective observational type study was conceived with the aim to examine the impact on renal resistive index (RRI) of the variables that we can manipulate with therapeutic and or dietetic interventions in a chronic kidney disease population in order to known which of these variables was statistically related to changes in RRI and therefore could become the object of the greatest therapeutic effort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was undertaken between May 2016 to May 2017 in the outpatient nephrology and urology clinic of San Donato Hospital in Arezzo...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Joanne Reid, Helen R Noble, Gary Adamson, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, John Mallett, C McKeaveney, S Porter, David S Seres, Joanne Shields, Adrian Slee, Miles D Witham, Alexander P Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Surveys using traditional measures of nutritional status indicate that muscle wasting is common among persons with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Up to 75% of adults undergoing maintenance dialysis show some evidence of muscle wasting. ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. At present, only limited data are available on the classification of wasting experienced by persons with ESKD...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
David Y Gaitonde, David L Cook, Ian M Rivera
Chronic kidney disease affects 47 million people in the United States and is associated with significant health care costs, morbidity, and mortality. Because this disease can silently progress to advanced stages, early detection is critical for initiating timely interventions. Multiple guidelines recommend at least annual screening with serum creatinine, urine albumin/creatinine ratio, and urinalysis for patients with risk factors, particularly diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and a history of cardiovascular disease...
December 15, 2017: American Family Physician
Jochen G Raimann, Miguel C Riella, Nathan W Levin
In developing countries with limited medical infrastructure, preservation and recovery of renal function following acute kidney injury (AKI) is difficult. In conjunction with clinical presentation, rapid measurement of renal function is essential for early diagnosis and management. Especially in low- and middle-income countries, simple interventions such as hydration and avoidance of toxins have the highest probability of recovery. In such contexts, measurement of urine volume and osmolality and serum creatinine with point-of-care devices and saliva urea nitrogen dipsticks can be valuable...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
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
Eleanor Murray, Mahmoud Eid, Jamie P Traynor, Karen S Stevenson, Ram Kasthuri, David B Kingsmore, Peter C Thomson
Background: The modality by which haemodialysis (HD) is delivered [arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenous graft (AVG) or central venous catheter (CVC)] varies widely and is influenced by clinical evidence, patient factors and the prevailing service configuration. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome and impact of access strategy on patient outcome by mapping out the HD journey in a cohort of incident patients. Methods: A 2-year cohort of consecutive incident HD patients from the point of referral for first dialysis access to completion of the first 365 days of HD was prospectively reviewed...
February 1, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Dhanashri D Kohok, Jason J Sico, Fitsum Baye, Laura Myers, Jessica Coffing, Masoor Kamalesh, Dawn M Bravata
Many ischemic stroke patients do not achieve goal blood pressure (BP < 140/90 mm Hg). To identify barriers to post-stroke hypertension management, we examined healthcare utilization and BP control in the year after index ischemic stroke admission. This retrospective cohort study included patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke to a VA hospital in fiscal year 2011 and who were discharged with a BP ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. One-year post-discharge, BP trajectories, utilization of primary care, specialty and ancillary services were studied...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Keren Ladin, Renuka Pandya, Allison Kannam, Rohini Loke, Tira Oskoui, Ronald D Perrone, Klemens B Meyer, Daniel E Weiner, John B Wong
BACKGROUND: Although dialysis may not provide a large survival benefit for older patients with kidney failure, few are informed about conservative management. Barriers and facilitators to discussions about conservative management and nephrologists' decisions to present the option of conservative management may vary within the nephrology provider community. STUDY DESIGN: Interview study of nephrologists. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: National sample of US nephrologists sampled based on sex, years in practice, practice type, and region...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Maurizio Gallieni, Laura Cosmai, Camillo Porta
BACKGROUND: Renal complications are a relevant clinical issue in patients with cancer; conversely, cancer in patients affected by kidney diseases is a growing problem mainly due to the aging of the general population. Onco-Nephrology is a novel subspecialty addressing these issues. SUMMARY: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients, and recognizes a number of different causes, which can impact, directly and indirectly, on kidney function...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Michelle D Smekal, Robert G Weaver, Chandra Thomas, Eleanor Benterud, Kin Tam, Braden J Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Juli Finlay, Maoliosa Donald, Helen Tam-Tham, Aminu Bello, Navdeep Tangri, Robert R Quinn
Background: Risk prediction tools are used in a variety of clinical settings to guide patient care, although their use in chronic kidney disease (CKD) care is limited. Objectives: To assess the association of a risk-based model of CKD care on patient care, satisfaction, outcomes, and cost. Design: Mixed-methods with a pre-post design. Setting: We will use mixed-methods and a pre-post design to evaluate use of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to guide CKD care...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Paul M Palevsky
Acute renal replacement therapy is one of the most common interventions provided by nephrologists, however, data on the quality of training provided to nephrology fellows is limited. Extensive curricula for acute renal replacement therapy and the management of poisonings and intoxications have been published, but personal experience suggests that there are significant opportunities to improve training. Particular areas to be considered include the use of novel technologies for assessment of volume status, greater emphasis on the dosing of medications during acute renal replacement therapy, greater training in assessing and tailoring treatment to the goals of care of the individual patient, incorporation of continuous quality improvement tools into the management of acute renal replacement therapy programs and development of robust simulation training to augment training...
January 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Sana Waheed, Laura Maursetter, Alexander Yevzlin
Historically, the placement and maintenance of dialysis access has been an integral part of nephrology training. However, in recent years, a big debate has ensued regarding whether this should be limited to trainees' understanding and counseling the patients regarding indications, alternatives, risks and possible complications of these procedures or should it actually involve more of a hands-on experience for the trainees. Some of the barriers in making these procedures a requirement across the board are the lack of standardization of procedural training across various training programs and the absence of consensus on what achieving competency in these procedures looks like...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
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
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