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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663430/effectiveness-of-a-new-single-needle-single-pump-dialysis-system-with-simultaneous-monitoring-of-dialysis-dose
#1
Wolfgang Bieser, Markus Welsch, Marten Jakob, Jörn Meibaum, David A Rodriguez, Henrik Wolff, Daniele Marcelli, Claudia Barth
To date, single-needle (SN) hemodialysis (HD) requires a dialysis machine equipped with two blood pumps-one controlling arterial blood flow (Qb) and one controlling venous Qb. B. Braun has developed an innovative single-pump SN HD system. Therefore, usability is improved by reducing complexity. The aim of this study was to compare dialysis parameters of the new single-pump SN HD system with a double-pump SN HD system available on the market (Fresenius Medical Care [FMC] 5008). In this two-armed crossover study, patients were randomized into two groups (B...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644730/in-vitro-quality-of-apheresis-platelets-divided-into-paediatric-sized-units-and-stored-in-pvc-bags-plasticised-with-totm-bthc-or-dinch
#2
S Bashir, A Meli, R Cardigan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Two of the predictive factors of the quality of small volumes of platelets suitable for paediatric use are bag size and material. This study evaluated the storage properties of paediatric platelet aliquots in TOTM-, BTHC- or DINCH-PVC bags. METHODS/MATERIALS: (i) Three apheresis platelet concentrates (PC) were pooled and split into three units. One was retained as an adult unit (control; polyolefin bag). The second and third units were split into four MacoPharma TOTM-PVC and BTHC-PVC paediatric bags, respectively...
April 11, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642725/comparison-of-methods-to-estimate-haemodialysis-urea-clearance
#3
Ahmed Mohamed, Andrew Davenport
INTRODUCTION: Dialysis adequacy is traditionally measured by monthly blood urea sampling and calculating sessional Kt/Vurea. Modern dialysis machines can estimate clearances each session, so we wished to compare online measurements with standard Kt/Vurea. METHODS: Urea clearance was estimated by intermittent changes in effective ionic dialysance and by continuous ultraviolet light absorption spent during the mid-week dialysis session. Total body water was calculated by the Watson equation and measured by multifrequency bioimpedance...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620449/low-lean-tissue-mass-can-be-a-predictor-of-one-year-survival-in-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Aleksandra Rymarz, Julia Gibińska, Maria Zajbt, Wiesław Piechota, Stanisław Niemczyk
PURPOSE: Nutritional status has a significant impact on the outcomes in the dialysis population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between body composition and a one-year survival of hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with chronic kidney disease stage V treated with hemodialysis for more than three months were included. Body composition was assessed by bioimpedance spectroscopy (Body Composition Monitor, Fresenius Medical Care)...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606906/small-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-may-provide-information-on-dosage-insensitive-pericentric-regions-in-human
#5
Ahmed B Hamid Al-Rikabi, Sona Pekova, Xioabo Fan, Tereza Jančušková, Thomas Liehr
Background: Cytogenetically visible chromosomal imbalances in humans are deleterious and adverse in the majority of the cases. However, healthy persons living with chromosomal imbalances in the range of several megabasepairs (Mbps) in size, like carriers of small Supernumerary Marker Chromosomes (sSMCs) exist. Materials & Methods: The identification of healthy sSMC carriers with euchromatic centromere-near (ECN) imbalances led to the following proposal: ECN-regions do not contain any dosage sensitive genes...
April 2018: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590459/systemic-haemodynamics-in-haemodialysis-intradialytic-changes-and-prognostic-significance
#6
Stefanie Haag, Björn Friedrich, Andreas Peter, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Nils Heyne, Ferruh Artunc
Background: Although haemodialysis (HD) leads to alterations of systemic haemodynamics that can be monitored using dilution methods, there is a lack of data on the diagnostic and prognostic significance of haemodynamic monitoring during routine HD. Methods: In this multicentre study, we measured cardiac index (CI), access flow (AF) and central blood volume index (CBVI) during a single HD session in stable HD patients (n = 215) using the Transonic HD03 monitor (Transonic, Ithaca, NY, USA)...
March 26, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564501/recent-trends-in-water-analysis-triggering-future-monitoring-of-organic-micropollutants
#7
Torsten C Schmidt
Water analysis has been an important area since the beginning of analytical chemistry. The focus though has shifted substantially: from minerals and the main constituents of water in the time of Carl Remigius Fresenius to a multitude of, in particular, organic compounds at concentrations down to the sub-nanogram per liter level nowadays. This was possible only because of numerous innovations in instrumentation in recent decades, drivers of which are briefly discussed. In addition to the high demands on sensitivity, high throughput by automation and short analysis times are major requirements...
March 21, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555929/the-effects-of-crystalloid-versus-synthetic-colloid-in-vitro-on-immune-cells-co-cultured-with-mouse-splenocytes
#8
Seung Hyun Lee, Eun-Hye Seo, Hyun Jun Park, Chung-Sik Oh, Cho Long Kim, Sewon Park, Seong-Hyop Kim
This study assessed the effects of crystalloid versus synthetic colloid in vitro on immune cells co-cultured with mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenocytes were co-cultured with three different types of fluid: Plasma solution-A® (CJ HealthCare, Seoul, Korea; the crystalloid group); Tetraspan 6%® (B. Braun Medical, Melsungen, Germany; the Colloid-T group); and Volulyte 6%® (Fresenius Kabi, Bad Homburg vor dér-Höhe, Germany; Colloid-V group). To evaluate the acquired immune response, cluster of differentiation (CD) 4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells were measured...
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542180/formation-of-blood-foam-in-the-air-trap-during-hemodialysis-due-to-insufficient-automatic-priming-of-dialyzers
#9
Per Jonsson, Lorentz Lindmark, Jan Axelsson, Lars Karlsson, Lennart Lundberg, Bernd Stegmayr
We were encouraged to investigate the reasons for large amounts of foam observed in bloodlines during hemodialysis (HD). Foam was visible in the venous air trap within the Artis Gambro dialysis device. Estimates of the extent of foam were graded (0-no foam, 10-extensive foam) by two persons that were blind to the type of dialyzer used. Thirty-seven patients were involved in the dialysis procedures. Consecutive dialyses were graded using dialyzers from Fresenius Medical Care (CorDiax dialyzers that were used for high flux HD-FX80 and FX100, and for hemodiafiltration-FX1000)...
March 15, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533110/the-impact-of-postoperative-enteral-immunonutrition-on-postoperative-complications-and-survival-in-gastric-cancer-patients-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
Lucyna Scislo, Radoslaw Pach, Anna Nowak, Elzbieta Walewska, Malgorzata Gadek, Philip Brandt, Grazyna Puto, Antoni M Szczepanik, Jan Kulig
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulating enteral nutrition in the perioperative period may reduce postoperative complications in cancer patients. Little is known if this effect translates to the better survival. The aim of study was to assess the impact of postoperative immunomodulating enteral nutrition on postoperative complications and survival of gastric cancer patients. METHODS: A group of 98 gastric cancer patients was randomly assigned for postoperative immunomodulating enteral nutrition n = 44 (Reconvan, Fresenius Kabi, Bad Homburg, Germany), or standard enteral nutrition n = 54 (Peptisorb, Nutricia, Schipol, The Netherlands)...
March 13, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527964/comparative-study-on-atg-thymoglobulin-versus-atg-fresenius-for-the-graft-versus-host-disease-gvhd-prophylaxis-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-from-matched-unrelated-donor-a-single-centre-experience-over-the-contemporary-years
#11
Nicola Polverelli, Michele Malagola, Alessandro Turra, Cristina Skert, Simone Perucca, Marco Chiarini, Federica Cattina, Benedetta Rambaldi, Valeria Cancelli, Enrico Morello, Francesca Schieppati, Simona Bernardi, Camilla Zanaglio, Alessandra Sottini, Viviana Giustini, Luisa Imberti, Alessandro Montanelli, Domenico Russo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502130/primary-thoracic-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-sensitive-to-steroids
#12
Huiliang Yang, Gi Hye Im, Gunnlaugur Petur Nielsen, Arvin Kheterpal, Joseph H Schwab
Spinal giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a rare benign, but locally aggressive, entity. We report the case of a 40-year-old man diagnosed with GCTB of the thoracic spine. The only symptom upon presentation was progressive back pain with pain radiating to the chest. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the soft tissue mass extended posteriorly into the spinal canal, causing severe spinal cord compression. We initially treated this case with Decadron (Fresenius kabi, Bad Homburg vor der Hohe, Germany) for 1 week...
March 3, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474820/effects-of-two-doses-of-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-fresenius-given-after-full-match-sibling-stem-cell-transplantation-in-acute-myeloblastic-leukemia-patients-who-underwent-myeloablative-fludarabine-busulfan-conditioning
#13
Can Boga, Mahmut Yeral, Ciğdem Gereklioglu, Suheyl Asma, Erkan Maytalman, Pelin Aytan, Ilknur Kozanoglu, Cagla Sariturk, Hakan Ozdogu
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Anti-T lymphocyte globulin Fresenius (rATG-F; ATG-Fresenius) and antithymocyte globulin (thymoglobulin), which are included in transplant protocols, are used to reduce the risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) or suppress allograft rejection. Available clinical studies have been conducted in heterogenous patient populations and with different administration protocols including stem cell sources. Additionally, the pharmacokinetics of ATG is variable, and the clinically effective dose of rATG-F, in particular, is not exactly known...
February 20, 2018: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470321/long-term-exposure-of-children-to-a-mixed-lipid-emulsion-is-less-hepatotoxic-than-soybean-based-lipid-emulsion
#14
Carol K L Lam, Peter C Church, Beth Haliburton, Kathryn Chambers, Inez Martincevic, Laura Vresk, Glenda Courtney-Martin, Robert Bandsma, Yaron Avitzur, Paul C Wales, Marialena Mouzaki
Lipid emulsions have been associated with liver injury. Newer mixed emulsions (ML), such as SMOFlipid (Fresenius Kabi, Germany), are thought to be more hepatoprotective than soybean-based emulsions (SL), such as Intralipid (Baxter). Pediatric studies comparing long-term use between the 2 are limited. This study compares the severity of hepatic injury between a prospective cohort of hospitalized children on ML (n = 20) and a historical age- and diagnosis-matched cohort of hospitalized children on SL (n = 20)...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403023/allogenic-peripheral-stem-cell-transplantation-from-hla-matched-related-donors-for-adult-sickle-cell-disease-remarkable-outcomes-from-a-single-center-trial
#15
H Ozdogu, C Boga, M Yeral, I Kozanoglu, C Gereklioglu, P Aytan, M Kasar, S Asma, N Buyukkurt, S Solmaz, A Korur, C Sariturk
Adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are highly susceptible to stem cell transplant complications, including drug toxicity, graft versus host disease (GVHD), and graft rejection due to SCD-related tissue damage, endothelial activation, and inflammation. The scarcity of compatible stem cells for transplantation further limits treatment options, with only 43 cases of adult allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (allo-PSCT) from human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donors reported in the international registry for the period 1986-2013...
February 5, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358007/pretreatment-with-intravenous-fish-oil-reduces-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-murine-model
#16
Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Paul D Mitchell, Gillian L Fell, Amy Pan, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Kathleen M Gura, Vania Nosé, Mark Puder
BACKGROUND: Ischemia reperfusion injury is a barrier to liver surgery and transplantation, particularly for steatotic livers. The purpose of this study was to determine if pretreatment with a single dose of intravenous fish oil decreases hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury and improves recovery of injured livers. METHODS: Sixty adult male C57BL/6 mice received 1 g/kg intravenous fish oil (Omegaven, Fresenius Kabi) or isovolumetric 0.9% NaCl (saline) via tail vein 1 hour before 30 minutes of 70% hepatic ischemia...
January 19, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348925/volume-estimates-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-by-the-watson-equation-and-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-and-the-impact-on-the-kt-v-urea-calculation
#17
Nazanin Noori, Ron Wald, Arti Sharma Parpia, Marc B Goldstein
Background: Accurate assessment of total body water (TBW) is essential for the evaluation of dialysis adequacy (Kt/Vurea ). The Watson formula, which is recommended for the calculation of TBW, was derived in healthy volunteers thereby leading to potentially inaccurate TBW estimates in maintenance hemodialysis recipients. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) may be a robust alternative for the measurement of TBW in hemodialysis recipients. Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Watson formula-derived TBW estimates as compared with TBW measured with BIS...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326277/%C3%A2-patiromer-for-the-management-of-hyperkalaemia
#18
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Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which there is an abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.1,2 Cation-exchange resins (e.g. calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate) that bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract to increase faecal elimination have been used as part of the management of hyperkalaemia but they have some serious adverse effects, including potentially fatal gastrointestinal necrosis.3,4 Patiromer (▼Veltassa - Vifor Fresenius) is a cation-exchange polymer that is licensed for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults and, unlike other exchange resins, its licence is not restricted to people with anuria, severe oliguria or those requiring or undergoing dialysis...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298736/multiple-frequency-bioimpedance-devices-for-fluid-management-in-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-receiving-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#19
Graham Scotland, Moira Cruickshank, Elisabet Jacobsen, David Cooper, Cynthia Fraser, Michal Shimonovich, Angharad Marks, Miriam Brazzelli
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition requiring treatment such as conservative management, kidney transplantation or dialysis. To optimise the volume of fluid removed during dialysis (to avoid underhydration or overhydration), people are assigned a 'target weight', which is commonly assessed using clinical methods, such as weight gain between dialysis sessions, pre- and post-dialysis blood pressure and patient-reported symptoms. However, these methods are not precise, and measurement devices based on bioimpedance technology are increasingly used in dialysis centres...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273022/on-line-hemodiafiltration-did-not-induce-an-overproduction-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-intensive-care-unit-acute-kidney-injury
#20
Kada Klouche, Laurent Amigues, Marion Morena, Vincent Brunot, Anne Marie Dupuy, Audrey Jaussent, Marie Christine Picot, Noémie Besnard, Delphine Daubin, Jean Paul Cristol
BACKGROUND: Though on-line intermittent hemodiafiltration (OL-IHDF) is a routine therapy for chronic dialysis patients, it is not yet widespread used in critically ill patients. This study was undergone to evaluate efficiency and tolerance of OL-IHDF and to appreciate inflammatory consequences of its use in intensive care unit (ICU)-acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study conducted in a medical academic ICU in France, 30 AKI patients who underwent OL-IHDF were included...
December 22, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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