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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910799/effects-of-hemodialysis-therapy-using-dialyzers-with-medium-cut-off-membranes-on-middle-molecules
#1
Alexander H Kirsch, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Raphael Lyko, Detlef H Krieter
The removal of larger middle molecules, such as free immunoglobulin light chains (FLC), is poor with most currently used dialysis technologies. While hemodiafiltration (HDF) provides enhanced clearance of middle molecules compared to high-flux hemodialysis (HD), this technique is currently not approved in some regions and, hence, not accessible for all patients. The retention of middle molecules is thought to be one factor, which contributes to excessive morbidity and mortality in HD patients. The development of medium cut-off (MCO) dialysis membranes is aimed at a more efficient clearance of larger uremic toxins while retaining albumin and may extend the benefit of enhanced solute removal to more patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910796/modeling-of-internal-filtration-in-theranova-hemodialyzers
#2
Anna Lorenzin, Mauro Neri, William R Clark, Francesco Garzotto, Alessandra Brendolan, Federico Nalesso, Nicola Marchionna, Monica Zanella, Marco Sartori, Gianfranco B Fiore, Claudio Ronco
High retention onset (HRO) is the designation for a new class of hemodialysis membranes. A unique characteristic of this class is the highly selective and controlled porosity resulting in sieving properties that provide a clinically desirable balance between middle/large molecular weight solute removal and albumin loss. Another defining feature of this membrane class is the relatively small fiber diameter, which produces high convective volumes in the form of internal filtration. The aim of the present study was to estimate, by semi-empirical methods, convective volumes for 2 new HRO dialyzers: Theranova 400 and Theranova 500 (Baxter International Inc...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910324/effect-of-dialyzer-membrane-materials-on-survival-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-results-from-the-annual-survey-of-the-japanese-nationwide-dialysis-registry
#3
Masanori Abe, Takayuki Hamano, Atsushi Wada, Shigeru Nakai, Ikuto Masakane
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding which type of dialyzer membrane results in good prognosis in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Therefore, we conducted a cohort study from a nationwide registry of hemodialysis patients in Japan to establish the association between different dialyzer membranes and mortality rates. METHODS: We followed 142,412 patients on maintenance hemodialysis (female, 39.1%; mean age, 64.8 ± 12.3 years; median dialysis duration, 7 [4-12] years) for a year from 2008 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889268/aluminum-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Maria Teresa Colomina, Fiona Peris-Sampedro
Aluminum (Al) is one of the most extended metals in the Earth's crust. Its abundance, together with the widespread use by humans, makes Al-related toxicity particularly relevant for human health.Despite some factors influence individual bioavailability to this metal after oral, dermal, or inhalation exposures, humans are considered to be protected against Al toxicity because of its low absorption and efficient renal excretion. However, several factors can modify Al absorption and distribution through the body, which may in turn progressively contribute to the development of silent chronic exposures that may lately trigger undesirable consequences to health...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885663/removal-of-bile-acids-by-extracorporeal-therapies-an-in-vitro-study
#5
Jens Hartmann, Stephan Harm
INTRODUCTION: Bile acids (BAs) accumulating in the circulation in patients with liver failure are considered to be responsible for pruritus, which strongly impairs quality of life of the affected patients. The aim of this study was the in vitro characterization of different BAs regarding their removability with high-flux dialysis as well as with different adsorbents, and the evaluation of their binding to plasma proteins. METHODS: Dialysis experiments were conducted in pediatric circuits with human plasma...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882602/neurosurgical-aspects-of-dialysis-related-spinal-amyloidosis-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#6
M Dalolio, F Lucarella, P Rampini, G P Bulfamante, S Aldea, P Graveleau, S Gaillard, P Scarone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoarticular manifestations of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis are often diagnosed in long-term dialyzed patients. However, spinal involvement is rare (10-25% of patients), and generally not associated with neurological deterioration. Compression of the spinal cord or roots is extremely rare, and probably under-recognized. METHODS: The authors describe three cases of spinal stenosis presenting with neurological signs in long-term dialyzed patients, prospectively collected over 2 years in two different institutions and treated by surgical decompression...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871178/a-novel-mathematical-model-of-protein-bound-uremic-toxin-kinetics-during-hemodialysis
#7
Vaibhav Maheshwari, Stephan Thijssen, Xia Tao, Doris Fuertinger, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko
Protein-bound uremic toxins (PBUTs) are difficult to remove by conventional hemodialysis; a high degree of protein binding reduces the free fraction of toxins and decreases their diffusion across dialyzer membranes. Mechanistic understanding of PBUT kinetics can open new avenues to improve their dialytic removal. We developed a comprehensive model of PBUT kinetics that comprises: (1) a three-compartment patient model, (2) a dialyzer model. The model accounts for dynamic equilibrium between protein, toxin, and the protein-toxin complex...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869939/survival-of-dialysis-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome-a-15-year-follow-up-study
#8
Simone Baiardi, Susanna Mondini, Alessandro Baldi Antognini, Antonio Santoro, Fabio Cirignotta
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis/Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), is a sleep-related, sensorimotor disorder with a high prevalence among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) (about 15-40%). Whether RLS/WED in uremic patients influences cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains a matter of controversy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of RLS/WED and mortality in a population of chronically dialyzed patients. METHOD: In 1996, we studied 128 patients with ESRD undergoing HD; 47 subjects (36...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862721/in-vitro-benchmark-of-cytokine-removal-by-dialyzers-with-various-permeability-profiles
#9
Michael Hulko, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Markus Storr, Bernd Krause
PURPOSE: Removal of cytokines is relevant for dialysis patients as they are suspected to promote cardiovascular complications. The objective of this study was to benchmark membranes with different permeability profiles under standardized in vitro test conditions using miniaturized devices with respect to their ability to remove cytokines from human serum and to lower cell activating potential. METHODS: In vitro dialysis was used to dialyze cytokine enriched serum in 3 independent experiments per tested membrane...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856282/the-occurrence-of-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-chronic-hcv-infection-including-patients-dialyzed-and-after-kidney-transplantation
#10
Tadeusz W Łapiński, Magdalena Rogalska-Płońska, Anna Parfieniuk-Kowerda, Magdalena Świderska, Robert Flisiak
INTRODUCTION: There are reports suggesting that hepatitis C virus (HCV) may stimulate the autoimmune process. Studies have been undertaken to evaluate the occurrence and type of autoantibodies in HCV-infected patients with and without immunosuppression. Results were analyzed according to HCV genotype, intensity of inflammation and liver fibrosis stage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 105 patients chronically infected with HCV, including 25 with immunological suppression administered for kidney disease or kidney transplantation...
December 2016: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854342/short-term-effects-of-hemodiafiltration-versus-conventional-hemodialysis-on-erythrocyte-performance
#11
Hara T Georgatzakou, Vassilis L Tzounakas, Anastasios G Kriebardis, Athanassios D Velentzas, Apostolos C Kokkalis, Marianna H Antonelou, Issidora S Papassideri
Hemodiafiltration (HDF) is a renal replacement therapy which is based on the principles of diffusion and convection for the elimination of uremic toxins. A significant and increasing number of end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are treated with HDF, even in the absence of definite and conclusive survival and anemia treatment data. However, its effects on red blood cell (RBC) physiological features have not been examined in depth. In this study, ESRD patients under regular HDF or conventional hemodialysis (cHD) treatment were examined for RBC-related parameters, including anemia, hemolysis, cell shape, redox status, removal signaling, membrane protein composition and microvesiculation, in repeated paired measurements accomplished before and right after each dialysis session...
August 30, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853868/evaluation-of-iodine-bioavailability-in-seaweed-using-in-vitro-methods
#12
M Raquel Domínguez-González, Gabriela M Chiocchetti, Paloma Herbello-Hermelo, Dinoraz Vélez, Vicenta Devesa, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera
Due to the high levels of iodine present in seaweed, the ingestion of a large amount of this type of food can produce excessive intake of iodine. However, the food after ingestion undergoes different chemistry and physical processes that can modify the amount of iodine that reaches the systemic circulation (bioavailability). Studies on the bioavailability of iodine from food are scarce and indicate that the bioavailable amount is generally lower than ingested. Iodine in vitro bioavailability estimation from different commercialized seaweed has been studied using different in vitro approaches (solubility, dialyzability, and transport and uptake by intestinal cells)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853700/comparison-of-hemodialysis-with-medium-%C3%A2-cut-off-dialyzer-and-on-line-hemodiafiltration-on-the-removal-of-small-and-middle-sized-molecules%C3%A2
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Mohamed Belmouaz, Jeremy Diolez, Marc Bauwens, Fabien Duthe, Laure Ecotiere, Estelle Desport, Frank Bridoux
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that the use of medium cut-off (MCO) dialyzers in hemodialysis (HD) promotes greater clearance and reduction ratio (RR) for myoglobin and other large-sized molecules than on-line hemodiafiltration (ol-HDF), but its effects on β2-microglobulin are not clear. We compared RR and clearances of small and middle-sized molecules between high-flux ol-HDF and MCO (Theranova) dialyzer in HD (MCO-HD) as well as nutritional parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 10 patients treated first with ol-HDF who were thereafter switched to MCO-HD over a 1-year period...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839314/reusing-dialyzer-in-low-income-countries-a-good-cost-saving-tactic-with-complex-ethics
#14
Murtaza Fakhruddin Dhrolia, Salman Imtiaz, Ruqaya Qureshi, Aasim Ahmed
Despite almost universal practice of dialyzer reuse from the earliest days of haemodialysis, reusing dialyzer always remains a controversial issue and several ethical concerns have been raised. Some of the important are safety of reuse over single use, informed consent of the patient, conflict of interest on the part of physician or manufacturer, fiscal responsibility and environmental stewardship. Indeed, at the beginning of this century, there was a drastic shift of practice in favour of single use in developed countries due to availability of biocompatible haemodialyzers, at favourable price...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839004/ventilation-and-neurochemical-changes-during-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptor-activation-or-blockade-of-excitatory-receptors-in-the-hypoglossal-motor-nucleus-of-goats
#15
Thomas M Langer, Suzanne E Neumueller, Emma Crumley, Nicholas J Burgraff, Sawan Talwar, Matthew Robert Hodges, Lawrence G Pan, Hubert V Forster
Neuromodulator interdependence posits that changes in one or more neuromodulators are compensated by changes in other modulators to maintain stability in the respiratory control network. Herein, we studied compensatory neuromodulation in the hypoglossal motor nucleus (HMN) after chronic implantation of microtubules unilaterally (n=5) or bilaterally (n=5) into the HMN. After recovery, receptor agonists or antagonists in mock cerebrospinal fluid (mCSF) were dialyzed during the awake and NREM sleep state. During day studies, dialysis of the µ-opioid inhibitory receptor agonist DAMGO (100 µM) decreased pulmonary ventilation (V̇I), breathing frequency (f), and genioglossus (GG) muscle activity, but did not alter neuromodulators measured in the effluent mCSF...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831637/in-vivo-immunological-properties-research-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-based-engineering-cartilage-by-a-dialyzer-pocket-model
#16
Tun Yuan, Hongrong Luo, Likun Guo, Hongsong Fan, Jie Liang, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
As the seed cells, the immune properties of the mesenchymal stem cells are important for the tissue engineering restoring effect. But the in vivo research model is lacking. In the study, based on a dialyzer pocket model, changes in immunological properties and the differentiation of seeded mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in collagen hydrogel were studied in muscle and articular cavity implantation, respectively. The results showed that collagen hydrogel can induce MSCs to form cartilage tissue, followed by alteration of immunological properties...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819334/cytokine-signature-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
#17
Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Melina Barros Pinheiro, Wander Valadares de Oliveira Junior, Karina Braga Gomes, Andréa Teixeira Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva, Luci Maria Sant'Ana Dusse
Hemodialysis is a modality of blood filtration in which accumulated toxins and water are removed from the body. This treatment is indicated for patients at the end stage of renal disease. Vascular access complications are responsible for 20-25% of all hospitalizations in dialyzed patients. The occurrence of thrombosis in the vascular access is a serious problem that may severely compromise or even make the hemodialysis impossible, which is vital for the patient. The aim of this study was to investigate inflammatory profile in patients undergoing hemodialysis as well as the association between these alterations and vascular access thrombosis...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818188/healthcare-outcomes-in-undocumented-immigrants-undergoing-two-emergency-dialysis-approaches%C3%A2
#18
S Jawad Sher, Waqas Aftab, Ranjani N Moorthi, Sharon M Moe, Christopher S Weaver, Frank C Messina, Nancy M Martinez-Hoover, Melissa D Anderson, Michael T Eadon
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest 6,500 undocumented end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States are ineligible for scheduled hemodialysis and require emergent dialysis. In order to remain in compliance with Emergency Medicaid, an academic health center altered its emergency dialysis criteria from those emphasizing interdialytic interval to a set emphasizing numerical thresholds. We report the impact of this administrative change on the biochemical parameters, utilization, and adverse outcomes in an undocumented patient cohort...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810244/increasing-haemodialytic-clearances-as-residual-renal-function-declines-an-incremental-approach
#19
Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport
Many patients with chronic kidney disease start undergoing thrice-weekly haemodialysis (HD), aiming for an HD sessional dialyzer urea clearance target, irrespective of whether they have residual renal function (RRF). While increasing sessional dialyzer urea clearance above a target of 1.2 has not been shown to improve patient survival, it has been shown that the preservation of RRF improves patient self-reported outcomes and survival. Observational studies have suggested that initiating twice-weekly HD schedules leads to greater preservation of RRF...
August 16, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807154/total-internal-reflectance-fluorescence-imaging-of-genetically-engineered-ryanodine-receptor-targeted-ca-2-probes-in-rat-ventricular-myocytes
#20
Sara Pahlavan, Marin Morad
The details of cardiac Ca(2+) signaling within the dyadic junction remain unclear because of limitations in rapid spatial imaging techniques, and availability of Ca(2+) probes localized to dyadic junctions. To critically monitor ryanodine receptors' (RyR2) Ca(2+) nano-domains, we combined the use of genetically engineered RyR2-targeted pericam probes, (FKBP-YCaMP, Kd=150nM, or FKBP-GCaMP6, Kd=240nM) with rapid total internal reflectance fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy (resolution, ∼80nm). The punctate z-line patterns of FKBP,(2)-targeted probes overlapped those of RyR2 antibodies and sharply contrasted to the images of probes targeted to sarcoplasmic reticulum (SERCA2a/PLB), or cytosolic Fluo-4 images...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
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