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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536235/a-case-of-acyclovir-neurotoxicity-presenting-with-atypical-cerebrospinal-fluid-findings
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Guramrinder Singh Thind, Richard Roach
An 82-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease presented with progressively worsening confusion and somnolence for the past 4-5 days. The patient was diagnosed with herpes zoster by his primary care physician 5 days ago and was started on a course of valacyclovir 1 g three times a day (dose not adjusted for renal impairment).A lumbar puncture was performed and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies revealed 37 white blood cells (WBCs)/hpf (100% monocytes), protein 64 mg/dL and glucose 52 mg/dL...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535526/home-hemodialysis-what-is-old-is-new-again
#2
Peter G Kerr, Juli Jaw
Home hemodialysis (HD) is undergoing a resurgence. A major driver of this is economics, however, providers are also encouraged by a combination of excellent patient outcomes and patient experiences as well as the development of newer technologies that offer ease of use. Home HD offers significant advantages in flexible scheduling and the practical implementation of extended hours dialysis. This paper explores the reasons why home HD is making a comeback and strives to offer approaches to improve the uptake of this dialysis modality...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489180/does-infection-by-the-hepatitis-c-virus-decrease-the-response-of-immunization-against-the-hepatitis-b-virus-in-individuals-undergoing-dialysis
#3
Tarcila Maria Bonfim Ferreira, Tácio Giordano Santana Guimarães, Andrea Martins Melo Fontenele, Natalino Salgado, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira, Alessandra Porto de Macedo Costa
Introduction: Vaccination is the most effective tool in preventing transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). The patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis appear to be at greater risk of becoming infected with this virus and does not show the same vaccine response when compared to patients without uremia. Objectives: To evaluate the results related to the HBV vaccine and identify factors associated with the response in patients with CKD on hemodialysis...
April 27, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462544/efficacy-of-c-e-r-a-in-routine-clinical-practice-for-correction-of-anaemia-and-maintenance-of-the-haemoglobin-levels-in-ckd-patients-not-on-dialysis
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P J Promod, R Deshpande, N K Mohanty, S Kulkarni, H A Shah, A Ganju, A Kukreja, S Joshi
INTRODUCTION: C.E.R.A. reported effective correction of anaemia and was well tolerated in International studies on CKD patients not on dialysis. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to describe the management of renal anaemia in CKD patients not on dialysis with C.E.R.A. in routine clinical practice in India. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-arm, open-label, multi-centre, non-interventional, Phase IV study which followed 108 CKD Stage III-IV patients, not on dialysis with Hb < 10 g/dL for correction of anaemia with C...
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457076/improvement-in-creatinine-clearance-after-open-heart-surgery-in-infants-as-an-early-indicator-of-surgical-success
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Amit Dagan, Ovadia Dagan
BACKGROUND: Early surgical correction of congenital heart malformations in neonates and small infants may be complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI), which is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates, especially in patients who require dialysis. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered the best measurement of renal function which, in neonates and infants, is highly dependent on heart function. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether measurements of creatinine clearance after open heart surgery in neonates and young infants can serve as an early indicator of surgical success or AKI...
December 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455663/predictors-and-outcomes-of-non-adherence-in-patients-receiving-maintenance-hemodialysis
#6
Fadi Tohme, Maria K Mor, Julio Pena-Polanco, Jamie A Green, Michael J Fine, Paul M Palevsky, Steven D Weisbord
PURPOSE: Predictors of and outcomes associated with non-adherent behavior among patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD) have been incompletely elucidated. We conducted a post hoc analysis of data from the SMILE trial to identify patient factors associated with non-adherence to dialysis-related treatments and the associations of non-adherence with clinical outcomes. METHODS: We defined non-adherence as missed HD and abbreviated HD. We used negative binomial regression to model the associations of demographic and clinical factors with measures of non-adherence, and negative binomial and Cox regression to analyze the associations of non-adherence with hospitalizations and mortality, respectively...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404600/qualitative-interviews-exploring-palliative-care-perspectives-of-latinos-on-dialysis
#8
Lilia Cervantes, Jacqueline Jones, Stuart Linas, Stacy Fischer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Compared with non-Latino whites with advanced illness, Latinos are less likely to have an advance directive or to die with hospice services. To improve palliative care disparities, international ESRD guidelines call for increased research on culturally responsive communication of advance care planning (ACP). The objective of our study was to explore the preferences of Latino patients receiving dialysis regarding symptom management and ACP. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Qualitative study design using semistructured face-to-face interviews of 20 Latinos on hemodialysis between February and July of 2015...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394304/the-diet-and-haemodialysis-dyad-three-eras-four-open-questions-and-four-paradoxes-a-narrative-review-towards-a-personalized-patient-centered-approach
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REVIEW
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Maria Rita Moio, Antioco Fois, Andreea Sofronie, Lurlinys Gendrot, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Claudia D'Alessandro, Adamasco Cupisti
The history of dialysis and diet can be viewed as a series of battles waged against potential threats to patients' lives. In the early years of dialysis, potassium was identified as "the killer", and the lists patients were given of forbidden foods included most plant-derived nourishment. As soon as dialysis became more efficient and survival increased, hyperphosphatemia, was identified as the enemy, generating an even longer list of banned aliments. Conversely, the "third era" finds us combating protein-energy wasting...
April 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381266/cost-effectiveness-of-home-telemonitoring-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-at-different-stages-by-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-enephro-rationale-and-study-design
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Nathalie Thilly, Jacques Chanliau, Luc Frimat, Christian Combe, Pierre Merville, Philippe Chauveau, Pierre Bataille, Raymond Azar, David Laplaud, Christian Noël, Michèle Kessler
BACKGROUND: Home telemonitoring has developed considerably over recent years in chronic diseases in order to improve communication between healthcare professionals and patients and to promote early detection of deteriorating health status. In the nephrology setting, home telemonitoring has been evaluated in home dialysis patients but data are scarce concerning chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients before and after renal replacement therapy. The eNephro study is designed to assess the cost effectiveness, clinical/biological impact, and patient perception of a home telemonitoring for CKD patients...
April 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366444/tryptophan-and-kynurenine-levels-and-its-association-with-sleep-nonphysical-fatigue-and-depression-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Rakesh Malhotra, Vanja Persic, Weifang Zhang, Jill Brown, Xia Tao, Laura Rosales, Stephan Thijssen, Fredric O Finkelstein, Mark L Unruh, Alp Ikizler, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix, Jeroen Kooman, Nathan W Levin, Garry J Handelman, Peter Kotanko
OBJECTIVE: Sleep and mood disorders are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the pathophysiology is still unclear. Tryptophan (TRP) and its metabolites may play a prominent role in neural pathways related to sleep, fatigue, and depression. Here, we sought to compare the levels of TRP and its metabolites between HD patients and healthy subjects and examine their association with sleep, fatigue, and depression in HD patients. The design was cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: Ninety-nine adult patients on stable thrice weekly HD schedule between September 2011 and March 2014 and 10 healthy controls...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340192/prediction-equation-for-calculating-residual-kidney-urea-clearance-using-urine-collections-for-different-hemodialysis-treatment-frequencies-and-interdialytic-intervals
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Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja, John T Daugirdas
Background.: The purpose of the study was to explore the precision of an equation designed to estimate residual kidney urea clearance (K RU ) from interdialytic urine collection data and pre-hemodialysis (HD) serum urea nitrogen (SUN) in different hemodialysis treatment schedules. Methods.: The generalizability of the proposed equation was tested in 32 731 HD treatments where urine was collected prior to a dialysis session, mostly for 24 h but sometimes longer, in patients being dialyzed 1-4 times/week...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322642/impact-of-volume-management-on-volume-overload-and-rehospitalization-in-capd-patients
#13
Yi Xu, Shen-Min Yang, Xiao-Hua Wang, Hai-Fang Wang, Mei-E Niu, Yi-Qun Yang, Guo-Yuan Lu, Jian-Hong Pang, Fei Wang, Lin Li
Heart failure due to volume overload is a major reason for rehospitalization in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients. Strict volume control provides better cardiac functions and blood pressure in this population. Volume management, which is a volume control strategy, may decrease volume overload and related complications. Using a quasi-experimental design, 66 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients were randomly assigned to the intervention group ( n = 34) and control group ( n = 32)...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295607/incremental-hemodialysis-the-university-of-california-irvine-experience
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Mehrdad Ghahremani-Ghajar, Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, Wei-Ling Lau, Madeleine Pahl, Miguel Hernandez, Anna Jin, Uttam Reddy, Jason Chou, Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee
Incremental hemodialysis has been examined as a viable hemodialysis regimen for selected end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Preservation of residual kidney function (RKF) has been the driving impetus for this approach given its benefits upon the survival and quality of life of dialysis patients. While clinical practice guidelines recommend an incremental start of dialysis in peritoneal dialysis patients with substantial RKF, there remains little guidance with respect to incremental hemodialysis as an initial renal replacement therapy regimen...
May 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260431/problems-associated-with-access-to-renal-replacement-therapy-experience-of-the-sindh-institute-of-urology-and-transplantation
#15
Farida Mazhar, Naveeda Nizam, Nazia Fatima, Sana Siraj, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is increasing worldwide. It is also one of the main health problems in Pakistan. Currently, hemodialysis represents the main mode of treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease in this country. Despite 24-hour free dialysis at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (Karachi, Pakistan), a significant number of patients do not turn up for regular dialysis or miss regular sessions of dialysis. We conducted this study to identify and highlight the factors leading to poor compliance with regular hemodialysis treatment despite free dialysis treatment offered at our center...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240423/nutritional-issues-with-incremental-dialysis-the-role-of-low-protein-diets
#16
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Valeria Aicardi
A gentle start of dialysis is a welcome possibility for both patients and physicians. Incident dialysis patients often maintain residual kidney function (RKF) for a considerable period of time; the start of dialysis is often driven mainly by uremic symptoms. Recently, the combination of a low-protein diet, along with a less-frequent dialysis schedule, has regained interest as an alternative option in selected and motivated patients. In addition, there is renewed interest in a low-protein diet in patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
May 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194810/assessing-the-adequacy-of-small-solute-clearance-for-various-dialysis-modalities-with-inclusion-of-residual-native-kidney-function
#17
Andrew I Chin, Thomas A Depner, John T Daugirdas
Measurement of small molecule clearance remains important in the clinical care of patients requiring long-term dialysis. Many patients maintain a significant degree of residual native kidney function and may have nontraditional schedules with or without combined dialysis modalities. In this review, we examine and outline methods for comparing small molecule clearances among various dialysis prescriptions and modalities, with inclusion of residual kidney urea clearance.
May 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166331/the-illness-experience-of-undocumented-immigrants-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#18
Lilia Cervantes, Stacy Fischer, Nancy Berlinger, Maria Zabalaga, Claudia Camacho, Stuart Linas, Debora Ortega
Importance: The exclusion of undocumented immigrants from Medicare coverage for hemodialysis based on a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requires physicians in some states to manage chronic illness in this population using emergent-only hemodialysis. Emergent-only dialysis is expensive and burdensome for patients. Objective: To understand the illness experience of undocumented immigrants with ESRD who lack access to scheduled hemodialysis. Design, Setting, and Participants: A qualitative, semistructured, interview study was conducted in a Colorado safety-net hospital from July 1 to December 31, 2015, with 20 undocumented immigrants (hereinafter referred to as undocumented patients) with ESRD and no access to scheduled hemodialysis...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115820/emergent-dialysis-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-undocumented-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#19
Andrew N Hogan, William R Fox, Lynn P Roppolo, Robert E Suter
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to define the ethnographic composition and assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a large population of undocumented patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) seeking emergent dialysis in the emergency department (ED) of a large public hospital in the United States. DESIGN: All ESRD patients presenting to the hospital's main ED were identified during a 4-week consecutive enrollment period. Consenting patients completed two surveys-an ethnographic questionnaire and the validated kidney disease quality of life-36 (KDQOL-36) instrument...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094031/patients-receiving-frequent-hemodialysis-have-better-health-related-quality-of-life-compared-to-patients-receiving-conventional-hemodialysis
#20
Amit X Garg, Rita S Suri, Paul Eggers, Fredric O Finkelstein, Tom Greene, Paul L Kimmel, Alan S Kliger, Brett Larive, Robert M Lindsay, Andreas Pierratos, Mark Unruh, Glenn M Chertow
Most patients with end-stage kidney disease value their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and want to know how it will be affected by their dialysis modality. We extended the findings of two prior clinical trial reports to estimate the effects of frequent compared to conventional hemodialysis on additional measures of HRQoL. The Daily Trial randomly assigned 245 patients to receive frequent (six times per week) or conventional (three times per week) in-center hemodialysis. The Nocturnal Trial randomly assigned 87 patients to receive frequent nocturnal (six times per week) or conventional (three times per week) home hemodialysis...
March 2017: Kidney International
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