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Denise M Hynes, Michael Fischer, Linda A Schiffer, Rani Gallardo, Ifeanyi Beverly Chukwudozie, Anna Porter, Michael Berbaum, Jennifer Earheart, Marian L Fitzgibbon
INTRODUCTION: Using a quasi-experimental design, we implemented the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Kidney Disease (PCMH-KD), a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team to improve quality of life and healthcare coordination for adult chronic hemodialysis (CHD) patients. This paper highlights our experience in the first two years of the study.We focus on the process dimensions of Reach, Adoption, and Implementation within the context of the RE-AIM framework. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We established a new PCMH-KD model at two outpatient dialysis centers...
October 18, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Francesco Gaetano Casino, Carlo Basile
BACKGROUND: The recent interest in incremental haemodialysis (HD) is hindered by the current prescription based on a fixed target model (FTM) for the total (dialytic + renal) equivalent continuous clearance (ECC). The latter is expressed either as standard Kt/V (stdKt/V), i.e. the pre-dialysis averaged concentration of urea-based ECC, or EKRc, i.e. the time averaged concentration-based ECC, corrected for volume (V) = 40 L. Accordingly, there are two different targets: stdKt/V = 2.3 volumes per week (v/wk) and EKRc = 13 mL/min/40 L...
October 14, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Martine Gilard, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Karine Chevreul, Jean Fajadet, Pascal Leprince, Alain Leguerrier, Michel Lievre, Alain Prat, Emmanuel Teiger, Thierry Lefevre, Didier Tchetche, Didier Carrié, Dominique Himbert, Bernard Albat, Alain Cribier, Arnaud Sudre, Didier Blanchard, Gilles Rioufol, Frederic Collet, Remi Houel, Pierre Dos Santos, Nicolas Meneveau, Said Ghostine, Thibaut Manigold, Philippe Guyon, Dominique Grisoli, Herve Le Breton, Stephane Delpine, Romain Didier, Xavier Favereau, Geraud Souteyrand, Patrick Ohlmann, Vincent Doisy, Gilles Grollier, Antoine Gommeaux, Jean-Philippe Claudel, Francois Bourlon, Bernard Bertrand, Marc Laskar, Bernard Iung
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized management of high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, survival and the incidence of severe complications have been assessed in relatively small populations and/or with limited follow-up. OBJECTIVES: This report details late clinical outcome and its determinants in the FRANCE-2 (FRench Aortic National CoreValve and Edwards) registry. METHODS: The FRANCE-2 registry prospectively included all TAVRs performed in France...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
John T Daugirdas
Residual kidney urea clearance in dialysis patients typically is calculated as the per minute excretion of urea nitrogen, obtained during the 24-48 hour collection period that usually ends just prior to a dialysis session, divided by the time-averaged serum water urea nitrogen concentration during the collection period. This concentration is difficult to estimate unless a formal kinetic modeling program is being used. We used a urea kinetic modeling program to derive an equation to estimate the time-averaged serum water concentration during urine collection periods of various lengths collected during various interdialytic intervals, for 3/week or 2/week dialysis schedules...
October 4, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Denise J Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, David W Mudge, Fiona G Brown, Germaine Wong, Allison Tong
♦ Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is recommended for adults with residual kidney function and without significant comorbidities. However, peritonitis is a serious and common complication that is associated with hospitalization, pain, catheter loss, and death. This study aims to describe the beliefs, needs, and experiences of PD patients about peritonitis, to inform the training, support, and care of these patients. ♦ Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 29 patients from 3 renal units in Australia who had previous or current experience of PD...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh, Ibrahiem S Abdul-Rahman, Abdul-Salam Noor, Mohammed A Nasr-El-Deen, Abdalla Abdelrahman, Tamer S El-Salamony, Fahd A Al-Muhanna, Khalid M Al-Otaibi, Nehad Al-Audah
♦ Objective: Metformin continues to be the safest and most widely used antidiabetic drug. In spite of its well-known benefits; metformin use in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still restricted. Little has been reported about the effect of peritoneal dialysis (PD) on metformin clearance and the phantom of lactic acidosis deprives ESRD patients from metformin therapeutic advantages. Peritoneal dialysis is probably a safeguard against lactic acidosis, and it is likely that using this drug would be feasible in this group of patients...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Sivakumar Sridharan, Enric Vilar, Andrew Davenport, Neil Ashman, Michael Almond, Anindya Banerjee, Justin Roberts, Ken Farrington
BACKGROUND: Women and small men treated by hemodialysis (HD) have reduced survival. This may be due to use of total-body water (V) as the normalizing factor for dialysis dosing. In this study, we explored the equivalent dialysis dose that would be delivered using alternative scaling parameters matching the current recommended minimum Kt/V target of 1.2. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,500 HD patients on a thrice-weekly schedule, recruited across 5 different centers...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Rubens Chang, Keisuke Shirai
Patients with end-stage renal disease present with a distinct challenge in oncology. Many anticancer drugs and their metabolites are excreted by the kidney, but data to guide dose and schedule adjustments in renal dialysis are scant. Pembrolizumab is an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 monoclonal antibody proven to be effective in patients with metastatic melanoma. It has demonstrated promising results and was granted US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in September, 2014 for metastatic melanoma...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Salvatore Rocca, Veronica Santilli, Nicola Cotugno, Carlo Concato, Emma Concetta Manno, Giulia Nocentini, Giulia Macchiarulo, Caterina Cancrini, Andrea Finocchi, Isabella Guzzo, Luca Dello Strologo, Paolo Palma
Vaccine-preventable diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant recipients who undergo immunosuppression after transplantation. Data on immune responses and long-term maintenance after vaccinations in such population are still limited.We cross-sectionally evaluated the maintenance of immune response to measles vaccine in kidney transplanted children on immunosuppressive therapy. Measles-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and B-cell enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot were performed in 74 kidney transplant patients (Tps) and in 23 healthy controls (HCs) previously vaccinated and tested for humoral protection against measles...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Scott Burdette, Lynn P Roppolo, Walter Green, Nashid Shinthia, Peter Ye, Linda S Hynan
BACKGROUND: Unfunded patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who do not have routinely scheduled hemodialysis often receive medications known to prolong the QTc interval for their uremic symptoms even though they may have pre-existing QTc prolongation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of these medications on the QTc interval in these patients. METHODS: Unfunded patients with ESRD presenting to the emergency department (ED) for emergent hemodialysis (HD) with QTc prolongation on their initial electrocardiogram (ECG) were recruited...
August 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
John T Daugirdas
BACKGROUND: The publicly available Solute Solver module allows calculation of a variety of two-pool urea kinetic measures of dialysis adequacy using pre- and postdialysis plasma urea and estimated dialyzer clearance or estimated urea distribution volumes as inputs. However, the existing program does not have a 'what if' module, which would estimate the plasma urea values as well as commonly used measures of hemodialysis adequacy for a patient with a given urea distribution volume and urea nitrogen generation rate dialyzed according to a particular dialysis schedule...
September 1, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Alessandro Domenici, Anna Giuliani, Francesca Sivo, Clorinda Falcone, Giorgio Punzo, Paolo Menè
This study compares 5 different tidal automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) prescriptions. Six low-average and 6 high-average transporters performed 3 separate sessions with 5 different schedules: (A) 50% tidal with initial fill volume (FV) 2 liters, (B) 50% tidal with 2.2 liters initial FV, (C) 2.2 liters initial FV with 70% tidal, (D) as in B, with one complete renewal of the initial FV at midsession, (E) 2.2 liters FV with breakpoint modality. Urea, creatinine and phosphate peritoneal clearances, sodium removal and ultrafiltration (UF) were compared using analysis of variance...
August 30, 2016: Blood Purification
Rajeev Raghavan
The cost of dialysis for the estimated 6500 dialysis-dependent undocumented individuals with kidney failure in the United States is high, the quality of dialysis care they receive is poor, and their treatment varies regionally. Some regions use state and matched federal funds to cover regularly scheduled dialysis treatments, while others provide treatment only in emergent life-threatening conditions. Nephrologists caring for patients who receive emergent dialysis are tasked with the difficult moral dilemma of determining "who gets dialysis that day...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Wendy M Parker, Kristine Ferreira, Lauren Vernon, Katie E Cardone
OBJECTIVES: Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) typically have high medication burdens with numerous medications and specialized instructions. Limited data exist regarding ESKD patient perspectives on medication management. Why can some patients self-manage? Which organizational techniques are used? This project sought to determine experiences and attitudes regarding medication management among hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Group interviews were conducted with adult patients from 3 dialysis facilities...
August 3, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Matthew B Rivara, Scott V Adams, Sooraj Kuttykrishnan, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Onyebuchi A Arah, Alfred K Cheung, Ronit Katz, Miklos Z Molnar, Vanessa Ravel, Melissa Soohoo, Elani Streja, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Rajnish Mehrotra
Extended-hours hemodialysis offers substantially longer treatment time compared to conventional hemodialysis schedules and is associated with improved fluid and electrolyte control and favorable cardiac remodeling. However, whether extended-hours hemodialysis improves survival remains unclear. Therefore, we determined the association between extended-hours compared to conventional hemodialysis and the risk of all-cause mortality in a nationally representative cohort of patients initiating maintenance dialysis in the United States from 2007 to 2011...
August 20, 2016: Kidney International
Terhi Hermanson, Charles L Bennett, Iain C Macdougall
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of recombinant human erythropoietin revolutionized the management of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In order to circumvent costly recombinant DNA technology, synthetic chemistry techniques were used to manufacture peginesatide, a synthetic peptide that bore no resemblance to previous erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), and yet was capable of stimulating erythropoiesis. Compared with other ESAs, peginesatide was deemed to have advantages related to immunogenicity, administration schedule, and cost...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
R Sivaramakrishnan, S Gupta, S K Agarwal, D Bhowmik, S Mahajan
There is lack of adequate data on comparison of outcomes between percutaneously placed peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters inserted by nephrologists and PD catheters placed by surgeons. The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the outcomes of PD catheters inserted by surgeons (by open surgical or laparoscopic technique) and compare them with those inserted by nephrologists among ESRD patients who underwent elective PD catheter insertions between January 2009 and December 2012. The primary outcome measure was the proportion of catheters removed because of primary nonfunction...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Rachael L Morton, Manjula Kurella Tamura, Joanna Coast, Sara N Davison
Kidney supportive care describes multiple interventions for patients with advanced CKD that focus on improving the quality of life and addressing what matters most to patients. This includes shared decision making and aligning treatment plans with patient goals through advance care planning and providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms. Kidney supportive care is an essential component of quality care throughout the illness trajectory. However, in the context of limited health care resources, evidence of its cost-effectiveness is required to support decisions regarding appropriate resource allocation...
August 10, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Faheem Seedat, Neil A Martinson, Katlego Motlhaoleng, Pattamukkil Abraham, Dalu Mancama, Saraladevi Naicker, Ebrahim Variava
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data describing acute kidney injury (AKI) in HIV-infected adult patients in resource-limited settings where tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), which is potentially nephrotoxic, is increasingly prescribed. We describe risk factors for, and prognosis of AKI in HIV-infected individuals, which is stratified by those receiving and naïve to TDF. METHODS: A prospective case cohort study of hospitalized HIV-infected adults with AKI stratified by TDF exposure...
August 1, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Tanja Ilić Begović, Josipa Radić, Mislav Radić, Vedran Kovačić, Milenka Šain, Dragan Ljutić
Nutritional status of hemodialysis (HD) patients is influenced by a multitude of factors and it strongly correlates with morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of seasonal changes on nutritional status in maintenance HD patients. A selected population of 84 adult (40 females and 44 males, aged 68.98 ± 13.45 years) HD (5.94 ± 6.44 years) patients were investigated. Clinical, biochemical and nutritional parameters (BMI, creatinine, urea, serum albumin, total cholesterol and Dialysis Malnutrition Score (DMS) were measured in cold (January and December) and mild (June and September) months, altogether in 336 HD sessions...
July 10, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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