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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041011/hemodiafiltration-reduces-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Francisco Maduell, Javier Varas, Rosa Ramos, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Rafael Pérez-Garcia, Isabel Berdud, Francesc Moreso, Bernard Canaud, Stefano Stuard, Adelheid Gauly, Pedro Aljama, Jose Ignacio Merello
BACKGROUND: The majority of studies suggesting that online hemodiafiltration reduces the risk of mortality compared to hemodialysis (HD) have been performed in dialysis-prevalent populations. In this report, we conducted an epidemiologic study of mortality in incident dialysis patients, comparing post-dilution online hemodiafiltration and high-flux HD, with propensity score matching (PSM) used to correct indication bias. METHODS: Our study cohort comprised 3,075 incident dialysis patients treated in 64 Spanish Fresenius Medical Care clinics between January 2009 and December 2012...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040031/prospective-randomized-double-blind-phase-iii-clinical-trial-of-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-to-assess-impact-on-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-free-survival-in-patients-undergoing-hla-matched-unrelated-myeloablative-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Robert J Soiffer, Haesook T Kim, Joseph McGuirk, Mitchell E Horwitz, Laura Johnston, Mrinal M Patnaik, Witold Rybka, Andrew Artz, David L Porter, Thomas C Shea, Michael W Boyer, Richard T Maziarz, Paul J Shaughnessy, Usama Gergis, Hana Safah, Ran Reshef, John F DiPersio, Patrick J Stiff, Madhuri Vusirikala, Jeff Szer, Jennifer Holter, James D Levine, Paul J Martin, Joseph A Pidala, Ian D Lewis, Vincent T Ho, Edwin P Alyea, Jerome Ritz, Frank Glavin, Peter Westervelt, Madan H Jagasia, Yi-Bin Chen
Purpose Several open-label randomized studies have suggested that in vivo T-cell depletion with anti-T-lymphocyte globulin (ATLG; formerly antithymocyte globulin-Fresenius) reduces chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) without compromising survival. We report a prospective, double-blind phase III trial to investigate the effect of ATLG (Neovii Biotech, Lexington, MA) on cGVHD-free survival. Patients and Methods Two hundred fifty-four patients 18 to 65 years of age with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who underwent myeloablative HLA-matched unrelated hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) were randomly assigned one to one to placebo (n =128 placebo) or ATLG (n = 126) treatment at 27 sites...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037941/pre-clinical-assessment-of-the-lovo-device-for-dimethyl-sulfoxide-removal-and-cell-concentration-in-thawed-hematopoietic-progenitor-cell-grafts
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Bechara Mfarrej, Guillaume Bouchet, Jérôme Couquiaud, Lionel Regimbaud, Steven Binninger, Mathieu Mercier, Claude Lemarié, Pascal Houzé, Christian Chabannon, Boris Calmels
BACKGROUND: Cryopreserved hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) grafts are widely infused to patients with malignant and nonmalignant conditions. Despite reduction of immediate side effects linked to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), cell debris-containing grafts and comparable hematopoietic engraftment between washed and unwashed cryopreserved products, bedside infusion of thawed HPC grafts is still preferred. Introduction of automated devices is important for standardization and consistency of graft manipulation...
October 13, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037271/trajectories-of-caregiver-burden-in-families-of-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Ann Wojtaszczyk, Myra Glajchen, Russell K Portenoy, Maria Berdella, Patricia Walker, Malcolm Barrett, Jack Chen, Amy Plachta, Julie Balzano, Ashley Fresenius, Kenya Wilder, Elinor Langfelder-Schwind, Lara Dhingra
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the experience of family caregivers of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This information is important for the identification of caregivers at risk for burden. METHODS: This was a longitudinal analysis of survey data obtained from caregivers of adult CF patients participating in an early intervention palliative care trial. Caregivers completed the validated Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers (BASC) repeatedly over a 28-month period...
October 17, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972690/on-line-hemodiafiltration-at-home
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Almudena Vega, Soraya Abad, Nicolás Macías, Inés Aragoncillo
Survival with online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) is higher than with hemodialysis; frequent hemodialysis has also improved survival and quality of life. Home hemodialysis facilitates frequent therapy. We report our experience with 2 patients with stage 5 CKD who started home hemodialysis with OL-HDF in November 2016. After a training period at the hospital, they started home hemodialysis with OL-HDF after learning how to manage dialysis monitors and how to administer water treatment. We used the "5008-home" (FMC(©) ) monitor, and the Acqua C(©) (Fresenius Medical Care) for water treatment...
October 3, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969531/kidney-transplant-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patient-case-report-of-drug-interactions
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Mümtaz Yılmaz, Deniz Gökengin, Osman Bozbıyık, Cüneyt Hoşcoşkun, Ayşe Uyan, Hüseyin Töz
End-stage renal disease in the human immunodeficiency virus-positive population is increasing. Kidney transplant is the optimal therapy for this population rather than dialysis modalities if some criteria are met. These include undetectable plasma human immunodeficiency virus RNA, CD4 cell count over 200 cells/μL, and the absence of any AIDS-defining illness. Here, we describe the first living-donor kidney transplant in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive recipient in Turkey. The patient, a 52-year-old male diagnosed as human immunodeficiency virus positive, was on antiretroviral therapy, which consisted of 400 mg twice daily darunavir, 100 mg/day ritonavir, and 50 mg/day dolutegravir...
September 30, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943158/dynamics-of-nutritional-competence-in-the-last-year-before-death-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-hemodialysis-patients
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Xiaoling Ye, Marijke J E Dekker, Franklin W Maddux, Peter Kotanko, Constantijn J A M Konings, Jochen G Raimann, Frank M van der Sande, Len A Usvyat, Jeroen P Kooman, Stephan Thijssen
OBJECTIVES: Recently, a new Nutritional Competence Score (NCS) has been shown to associate with hospitalization and outcome in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics, the individual components, and the impact of hospitalizations of this score's trajectory in the year before death. In addition, we investigated whether dynamics in the NCS add additional independent prognostic value over a single cross-sectional assessment. DESIGN: We included all Fresenius Medical Care North America patients who initiated hemodialysis between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2011 with data on all 5 NCS components (serum albumin, creatinine, phosphate, equilibrated normalized protein catabolic rate, and interdialytic weight gain) in at least 1 month...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904881/numerical-expression-of-volume-status-using-the-bioimpedance-ratio-in-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Mun Jang, Won Hak Kim, Jung Hee Lee, Mi Soon Kim, Eun Kyoung Lee, So Mi Kim, Jai Won Chang
BACKGROUND: Volume overload results in higher mortality rates in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The ratio of bioimpedance (RBI) might be a helpful parameter in adjusting dry body weight in CAPD patients. This study examined whether it is possible to distinguish between non-hypervolemic status and hypervolemic status in CAPD patients by using only RBI. METHODS: RBI was calculated as follows: RBI = impedance at 50 kHz/impedance at 500 kHz...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880363/apheresis-technology-correlates-with-bacterial-contamination-of-platelets-and-reported-septic-transfusion-reactions
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Anne F Eder, Beth A Dy, Barbara DeMerse, Stephen J Wagner, Susan L Stramer, E Mary O'Neill, Ross M Herron
BACKGROUND: Apheresis technology to collect platelet (PLT) components differs among devices. We evaluated the relationship of the plateletpheresis device with bacterial contamination and reported septic transfusion reactions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Plateletpheresis was performed using Amicus (Fenwal, a Fresenius Kabi Company) or Trima (Trima Accel, TerumoBCT) from 2010 to 2014. All donations used inlet-line sample diversion and were tested by quality control (QC; Day 1) aerobic culture...
September 6, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856967/comparative-evaluation-of-blood-salvage-techniques-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Serdar Gunaydin, Craig Robertson, Ali Baran Budak, Terence Gourlay
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to test and compare the efficacy of currently available intraoperative blood salvage systems via a demonstration of the level of increase in percentage concentration of red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells 9WBC) and platelets (Plt) in the end product. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized study, data of 80 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in a 6-month period was collected, of which the volume aspirated from the surgical field was processed by either the HemoSep Novel Collection Bag (Advancis Surgical, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts, UK) (N=40) (Group 1) or a cell- saver (C...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768540/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-performance-of-a-china-made-hemodialysis-machine-a-multi-center-prospective-controlled-study
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Yong Wang, Xiang-Mei Chen, Guang-Yan Cai, Wen-Ge Li, Ai-Hua Zhang, Li-Rong Hao, Ming Shi, Rong Wang, Hong-Li Jiang, Hui-Min Luo, Dong Zhang, Xue-Feng Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the in vivo and in vitro performance of a China-made dialysis machine (SWS-4000). METHODS: This was a multi-center prospective controlled study consisting of both long-term in vitro evaluations and cross-over in vivo tests in 132 patients. The China-made SWS-4000 dialysis machine was compared with a German-made dialysis machine (Fresenius 4008) with regard to Kt/V values, URR values, and dialysis-related adverse reactions in patients on maintenance hemodialysis, as well as the ultrafiltration rate, the concentration of electrolytes in the proportioned dialysate, the rate of heparin injection, the flow rate of the blood pump, and the rate of malfunction...
August 2, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716046/blood-volume-monitored-regulation-of-ultrafiltration-to-decrease-the-dry-weight-in-fluid-overloaded-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marlies Antlanger, Peter Josten, Michael Kammer, Isabella Exner, Katharina Lorenz-Turnheim, Manfred Eigner, Gernot Paul, Renate Klauser-Braun, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Marcus D Säemann, Manfred Hecking
BACKGROUND: Because chronic fluid volume overload is associated with higher mortality, we tested whether blood-volume monitored regulation of ultrafiltration and dialysate conductivity (UCR) and/or regulation of ultrafiltration and temperature (UTR) would facilitate dry weight reduction, in comparison to conventional dialysis (CONV). METHODS: We carried out a multicenter, 4-week, randomized controlled trial in hemodialysis patients ≥15% above normal extracellular fluid volume (ECV), per bioimpedance spectroscopy, who were randomized 1:1:1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705454/efficacy-of-two-different-doses-of-rabbit-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-to-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-in-children-with-haematological-malignancies-transplanted-from-an-unrelated-donor-a-multicentre-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Franco Locatelli, Maria Ester Bernardo, Alice Bertaina, Carla Rognoni, Patrizia Comoli, Attilio Rovelli, Andrea Pession, Franca Fagioli, Claudio Favre, Edoardo Lanino, Giovanna Giorgiani, Pietro Merli, Daria Pagliara, Arcangelo Prete, Marco Zecca
BACKGROUND: Although rabbit anti-T-lymphocyte globulin (ATLG) is largely used for the prevention of immune-mediated complications in patients given allogeneic haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) from an unrelated donor, the optimum dose of this drug in children is still undefined. We aimed to test whether a higher dose of ATLG was superior to a lower dose for prevention of grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS: We conducted a multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial in seven Italian centres comparing two different doses of ATLG (30 mg/kg vs 15 mg/kg, given intravenously over 3 days, from day -4 to -2) in children (aged 0-18 years) with haematological malignancies transplanted from an unrelated donor, selected using high-resolution typing for HLA-class I/II loci...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638159/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-fresenius-kabi-catsmart-autotransfusion-system
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Melissa Alberts, Robert C Groom, Richard Walczak, Robert Kramer, Adrienne Karpiel, Jeanette Dieter, Lisa Sheth, Nathaniel H Greene, Edmund H Jooste
Use of autotransfusion systems to collect, wash, and concentrate shed blood during surgical procedures is a widely used method for reducing postoperative anemia and the need for blood transfusions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the CATSmart Continuous Autotransfusion System wash program performance with small (200 or 700 mL) and large volumes (1,000 mL) of shed blood and to determine non-inferiority of the CATSmart to the C.A.T.S (plus) system. Human whole blood was collected in citrate phosphate dextrose, diluted, and divided into two aliquots to be processed as a pair using the C...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584226/comparison-of-3-times-a-week-4-and-5-hour-in-center-hemodialysis-sessions-with-use-of-continuous-non-invasive-hemodynamic-monitoring
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Łukasz Czyżewski, Janusz Wyzgał, Janusz Sierdziński, Emilia Czyżewska, Jacek Smereka, Łukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND Very aggressive ultrafiltration rate (lasting 3.5-4 h) may result in inadequate hemodialysis (HD). Our aim was to characterize HD-induced cardiovascular adaptation and its links to fluid removal during 4- vs. 5-h HD sessions. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study involved 50 HD patients. A Cardioscreen device (Messtechnik, Ilmenau, Germany) was used to perform non-invasive hemodynamic measurements during mid-week HD sessions. Body fluids and nutritional status were assessed with a Body Composition Monitor (Fresenius Medical Care)...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576687/outcomes-after-adrenalectomy-for-unilateral-primary-aldosteronism-an-international-consensus-on-outcome-measures-and-analysis-of-remission-rates-in-an-international-cohort
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Tracy A Williams, Jacques W M Lenders, Paolo Mulatero, Jacopo Burrello, Marietta Rottenkolber, Christian Adolf, Fumitoshi Satoh, Laurence Amar, Marcus Quinkler, Jaap Deinum, Felix Beuschlein, Kanako K Kitamoto, Uyen Pham, Ryo Morimoto, Hironobu Umakoshi, Aleksander Prejbisz, Tomaz Kocjan, Mitsuhide Naruse, Michael Stowasser, Tetsuo Nishikawa, William F Young, Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, John W Funder, Martin Reincke
BACKGROUND: Although unilateral primary aldosteronism is the most common surgically correctable cause of hypertension, no standard criteria exist to classify surgical outcomes. We aimed to create consensus criteria for clinical and biochemical outcomes and follow-up of adrenalectomy for unilateral primary aldosteronism and apply these criteria to an international cohort to analyse the frequency of remission and identify preoperative determinants of successful outcome. METHODS: The Primary Aldosteronism Surgical Outcome (PASO) study was an international project to develop consensus criteria for outcomes and follow-up of adrenalectomy for unilateral primary aldosteronism...
September 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566218/relations-between-lipoprotein-a-concentrations-lpa-genetic-variants-and-the-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-established-coronary-heart-disease-a-molecular-and-genetic-association-study
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Stephen Zewinger, Marcus E Kleber, Vinicius Tragante, Raymond O McCubrey, Amand F Schmidt, Kenan Direk, Ulrich Laufs, Christian Werner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Ute Mons, Lutz P Breitling, Herrmann Brenner, Richard T Jennings, Ioannis Petrakis, Sarah Triem, Mira Klug, Alexandra Filips, Stefan Blankenberg, Christoph Waldeyer, Christoph Sinning, Renate B Schnabel, Karl J Lackner, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Ottar Nygård, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg Svingen, Eva Ringdal Pedersen, Grethe S Tell, Juha Sinisalo, Markku S Nieminen, Reijo Laaksonen, Stella Trompet, Roelof A J Smit, Naveed Sattar, J Wouter Jukema, Heinrich V Groesdonk, Graciela Delgado, Tatjana Stojakovic, Anna P Pilbrow, Vicky A Cameron, A Mark Richards, Robert N Doughty, Yan Gong, Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Julie Johnson, Markus Scholz, Frank Beutner, Joachim Thiery, J Gustav Smith, Ragnar O Vilmundarson, Ruth McPherson, Alexandre F R Stewart, Sharon Cresci, Petra A Lenzini, John A Spertus, Oliviero Olivieri, Domenico Girelli, Nicola I Martinelli, Andreas Leiherer, Christoph H Saely, Heinz Drexel, Axel Mündlein, Peter S Braund, Christopher P Nelson, Nilesh J Samani, Daniel Kofink, Imo E Hoefer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Arshed A Quyyumi, Yi-An Ko, Jaana A Hartiala, Hooman Allayee, W H Wilson Tang, Stanley L Hazen, Niclas Eriksson, Claes Held, Emil Hagström, Lars Wallentin, Axel Åkerblom, Agneta Siegbahn, Igor Karp, Christopher Labos, Louise Pilote, James C Engert, James M Brophy, George Thanassoulis, Peter Bogaty, Wojciech Szczeklik, Marcin Kaczor, Marek Sanak, Salim S Virani, Christie M Ballantyne, Vei-Vei Lee, Eric Boerwinkle, Michael V Holmes, Benjamin D Horne, Aroon Hingorani, Folkert W Asselbergs, Riyaz S Patel, Bernhard K Krämer, Hubert Scharnagl, Danilo Fliser, Winfried März, Thimoteus Speer
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) concentrations in plasma are associated with cardiovascular risk in the general population. Whether lipoprotein(a) concentrations or LPA genetic variants predict long-term mortality in patients with established coronary heart disease remains less clear. METHODS: We obtained data from 3313 patients with established coronary heart disease in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study. We tested associations of tertiles of lipoprotein(a) concentration in plasma and two LPA single-nucleotide polymorphisms ([SNPs] rs10455872 and rs3798220) with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality by Cox regression analysis and with severity of disease by generalised linear modelling, with and without adjustment for age, sex, diabetes diagnosis, systolic blood pressure, BMI, smoking status, estimated glomerular filtration rate, LDL-cholesterol concentration, and use of lipid-lowering therapy...
July 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553873/does-fluid-resuscitation-with-balanced-solutions-induce-electrolyte-and-metabolic-abnormalities-an-in-vitro-assessment
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Łukasz J Krzych, Piotr F Czempik
BACKGROUND: Popular intravenous fluids in clinical use may have an impact on electrolyte concentration and metabolic balance and should be considered as powerful pharmacological agents. There is a growing body of evidence that fluid therapy should be more individualised and preferably based on balanced solutions. AIM: We sought to investigate the impact of three commonly used balanced fluids on electrolytes and metabolic equilibrium in an in vitro setting. METHODS: Study group comprised 32 healthy male volunteers (without history of any acute/chronic disorder or known metabolic abnormality), aged 21-35 (29 ± 4) years, weight 59-103 (81...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536356/hla-c-kir-ligands-determine-the-impact-of-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-on-graft-versus-host-and-graft-versus-leukemia-effects-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Johannes Clausen, Alexandra Böhm, Irene Straßl, Olga Stiefel, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl, Josef König, Stefan Schmidt, Hansjörg Steitzer, Martin Danzer, Hedwig Kasparu, Ansgar Weltermann, David Nachbaur
Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulins (ATGs) are widely used for the prevention of acute and chronic graft versus host disease (aGVHD, cGVHD) following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, most prospective and retrospective studies did not reveal an overall survival (OS) benefit associated with ATG. Homozygosity for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-C group 1 killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor ligands (KIR-L), i.e. C1/1 KIR-L status, was recently shown to be a risk factor for severe aGVHD...
March 28, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531888/right-trac%C3%A2-post-hospitalization-care-transitions-program-to-reduce-readmissions-for-hemodialysis-patients
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Rebecca L Wingard, Kathryn McDougall, Billie Axley, Andrew Howard, Cathleen O''Keefe, Nancy Armistead, Janet R Lynch, Sophia Rosen, Len Usvyat, Franklin W Maddux
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have high hospitalization rates. This nonrandomized trial tested the effect of a bundle of renal-specific "Right TraC™" strategies on 30-day all-cause readmission rates and, secondarily, 90-day readmissions and overall admissions among HD patients. METHODS: Twenty-six Fresenius clinics in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky participated in the interventions. Eighteen matched clinics served as controls; intervention clinics also served as their own controls...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
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