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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925068/when-and-how-can-nephrologists-treat-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-dialysis-patients
#1
REVIEW
Maya I Davis, Donald F Chute, Raymond T Chung, Meghan E Sise
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a major cause of end-stage liver disease, is a common comorbidity in patients on dialysis and causes increased morbidity and mortality. Historically HCV has been extremely difficult to cure with interferon and ribavirin-based therapies, which are also associated with significant side effects, and few dialysis patients ever received HCV treatment. However, in the last 4 years, interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapies have been approved, and several combinations have been studied in dialysis patients...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898574/integrating-kidney-transplantation-into-value-based-care-for-people-with-renal-failure
#2
Benjamin E Hippen, Franklin W Maddux
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly tied to value instead of volume, with special attention paid to resource-intensive populations such as patients with renal disease. To this end, Medicare has sponsored pilot projects to encourage providers to develop care coordination and population health management strategies to provide quality care while reducing resource utilization. In this Personal Viewpoint essay, we argue in favor of expanding one such pilot project-the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) initiative-to include patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893419/telenephrology-current-perspectives-and-future%C3%A2-directions
#3
Rajeev Rohatgi, Michael J Ross, Sandawana W Majoni
There is increasing interest in telemedicine among physicians and patients; however, the evidence regarding the quality of care delivered by telemedicine, and telenephrology in particular, compared with in-person care is limited. In this review, different electronic modalities used to deliver nephrology care are reviewed and critiqued, with a focused analysis from the Australian and United States perspectives. Both countries are geographically expansive with significant rural populations where access to nephrology care is limited...
September 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835851/a-survey-of-canadian-nephrologists-assessing-prognostication-in-end-stage-renal-disease
#4
Brian Forzley, Helen H L Chiu, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Rachel C Carson, Gaylene Hargrove, Dan Martinusen, Mohamud Karim
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) frequently have a relatively poor prognosis with complex care needs that depend on prognosis. While many means of assessing prognosis are available, little is known about how Canadian nephrologists predict prognosis, whether they routinely share prognostic information with their patients, and how this information guides management. OBJECTIVE: To guide improvements in the management of patients with ESRD, we aimed to better understand how Canadian nephrologists consider prognosis during routine care...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811048/receipt-of-nephrology-care-and-clinical-outcomes-among-veterans-with-advanced-ckd
#5
Enrica Fung, Tara I Chang, Glenn M Chertow, I-Chun Thomas, Steven M Asch, Manjula Kurella Tamura
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend referral to nephrology when estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decreases to <30mL/min/1.73m(2); however, evidence for benefits of nephrology care are mixed. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort using landmark analysis. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: A national cohort of veterans with advanced chronic kidney disease, defined as an outpatient eGFR≤30mL/min/1.73m(2) for January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and a prior eGFR<60mL/min/1...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760487/complications-of-therapeutic-apheresis-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#6
REVIEW
Mattia Parolin, Enrico Vidal
In the setting of kidney transplantation, therapeutic apheresis (TA) is employed both for pre-intervention procedures and during the post-transplant period. In pediatric nephrology units, TA is usually performed as a therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) with dialysis equipment, and using non-plasma replacement fluids. In children undergoing kidney transplantation, complications of TPE are mainly related to its depletive properties combined with the iatrogenic immunodeficiency status of the patient. Moreover, the use of small central venous catheters and the equipment standardized for adults can increase the risk of adverse events...
July 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737661/toward-establishing-core-outcome-domains-for-trials-in-kidney-transplantation-report-of-the-standardized-outcomes-in-nephrology-kidney-transplantation-consensus-workshops
#7
MULTICENTER STUDY
Allison Tong, John Gill, Klemens Budde, Lorna Marson, Peter P Reese, David Rosenbloom, Lionel Rostaing, Germaine Wong, Michelle A Josephson, Timothy L Pruett, Anthony N Warrens, Jonathan C Craig, Benedicte Sautenet, Nicole Evangelidis, Angelique F Ralph, Camilla S Hanson, Jenny I Shen, Kirsten Howard, Klemens Meyer, Ronald D Perrone, Daniel E Weiner, Samuel Fung, Maggie K M Ma, Caren Rose, Jessica Ryan, Ling-Xin Chen, Martin Howell, Nicholas Larkins, Siah Kim, Sobhana Thangaraju, Angela Ju, Jeremy R Chapman
BACKGROUND: Treatment decisions in kidney transplantation requires patients and clinicians to weigh the benefits and harms of a broad range of medical and surgical interventions, but the heterogeneity and lack of patient-relevant outcomes across trials in transplantation makes these trade-offs uncertain, thus, the need for a core outcome set that reflects stakeholder priorities. METHODS: We convened 2 international Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Kidney Transplantation stakeholder consensus workshops in Boston (17 patients/caregivers; 52 health professionals) and Hong Kong (10 patients/caregivers; 45 health professionals)...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697541/first-experience-of-cadaveric-renal-transplantation-in-sri-lanka
#8
P K Harrischandra, D N Jayatunge, U B Rambukwella, I B Sumithraarachchi, U I Karunadasa, A S Abeyagunawardena
Objectives: To analyse the outcome of 50 consecutive cadaveric renal transplants performed in Sri Lanka. Methods: This was a single-centre longitudinal cohort study conducted in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Unit, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka. Records of 50 Sri Lankan cadaveric renal transplant recipients from 7th December 2004 to 1st September 2013 were reviewed and categorized according to early graft function, cold ischaemia time and the duration of dialysis before surgery...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682568/-peritoneal-dialysis-in-italy-the-fourth-gsdp-sin-census-2012
#9
Giancarlo Marinangeli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Loris Neri, Giusto Viglino, Roberto Corciulo, Anna Rachele Rocca, Alessandro Laudon, Viviana Finato
OBJECTIVE: To know PD modalities and results in Italy. METHODS: The Census was carried out by means of an on-line questionnaire in all the 224 non-pediatric public centers which performed PD in 2012. The results were compared with those of previous Censuses. RESULTS: Incidence. In 2012 PD was begun (first treatment for ESRD) by 1,433 pts (CAPD: 54.3%) and HD by 4,700 pts (%PD-incidence= Cs-12: 23.4%; Cs-10: 23.3%; Cs-08: 22.8%; Cs-05: 24.2%; p=NS), with a further increase in incremental PD (Cs-12: 28...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673276/worldwide-view-of-nephropathic-cystinosis-results-from-a-survey-from-30-countries
#10
Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas, Julien Berthiller, Velibor Tasic, Behrouz Kassai, Hasan Otukesh, Marcella Greco, Jochen Ehrich, Rejane de Paula Bernardes, Georges Deschênes, Sally-Ann Hulton, Michel Fischbach, Kenza Soulami, Bassam Saeed, Ehsan Valavi, Carlos Jose Cobenas, Bülent Hacihamdioglu, Gabrielle Weiler, Pierre Cochat, Justine Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare inherited metabolic disorder leading to progressive renal failure and extra-renal comorbidity. The prognosis relies on early adherence to cysteamine treatment and symptomatic therapies. Developing nations [DiN] experience many challenges for management of cystinosis. The aim of this study was to assess the management characteristics in DiN compared with developed nations [DeN]. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent between April 2010 and May 2011 to 87 members of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, in 50 countries...
July 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
#11
Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547746/the-support-needs-of-parents-having-a-child-with-a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
#12
W W Geense, B G I van Gaal, J L Knoll, E A M Cornelissen, T van Achterberg
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with a chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a crucial role in the management of their child's disease. The burden on parents is high: they are often exhausted, depressed and experience high levels of stress and a low quality of life, which could have a negative impact on their child's health outcomes. Support aiming at preventing and reducing parental stress is essential. Therefore, it is necessary to have insight in the problems and support needs among these parents...
May 25, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544527/biomarkers-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis
#13
Ana Rebollo Rubio, Jose Miguel Morales Asencio, Mª Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Survival for patients commencing renal replacement therapy is around 90% in the first year and 83% at two years after starting dialysis. The factors that appear to predict mortality are comorbidity and frailty associated with kidney disease, glomerular filtration rate, age and biochemical factors. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the condition of patients starting renal replacement therapy, based on biomarkers commonly used in clinical practice and their association with mortality, measured 6 and 12 months after initiating replacement therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540058/trends-in-the-management-of-patients-with-kidney-failure-in-alberta-canada-2004-2013
#14
Christy C Chong, Helen Tam-Tham, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Robert G Weaver, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Marcello Tonelli, Robert R Quinn, Liam Manns, Braden J Manns
BACKGROUND: Based on clinical practice guidelines, specific quality indicators are examined to assess the performance of a health care system for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We examined trends in the proportion of patients with ESRD referred late to nephrology, timing of dialysis initiation in those with chronic kidney disease, and proportion of patients with ESRD treated with pre-emptive kidney transplantation or peritoneal dialysis (PD). Design:: This was a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462878/-vascular-steal-syndrome-due-to-the-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-shunt-for-hemodialysis-patient-information-and-nephrologist-responsibility
#15
Alexandre Seidowsky, Eve Vilaine, Sarah Adoff, Emmanuel Dupuis, Caroline Bidault, Cédric Villain, Raphaël Coscas
Although responsibility is a fundamental determinant in medical practice, physicians are generally unfamiliar with its principles. The same is true for disclosure requirements and requests for compensation in the event of physical injury. We report on a representative survey of iatrogenic complications that may arise after the implementation of vascular access for haemodialysis and that illustrate's the physician's responsibility and obligation to inform the patient. Vascular access steal syndrome is a serious complication of arteriovenous fistulas, and physicians may not be sufficiently aware of the likelihood of its occurrence...
April 24, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435157/the-systemic-nature-of-ckd
#16
REVIEW
Carmine Zoccali, Raymond Vanholder, Ziad A Massy, Alberto Ortiz, Pantelis Sarafidis, Friedo W Dekker, Danilo Fliser, Denis Fouque, Gunnar H Heine, Kitty J Jager, Mehmet Kanbay, Francesca Mallamaci, Gianfranco Parati, Patrick Rossignol, Andrzej Wiecek, Gerard London
The accurate definition and staging of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the major achievements of modern nephrology. Intensive research is now being undertaken to unravel the risk factors and pathophysiologic underpinnings of this disease. In particular, the relationships between the kidney and other organs have been comprehensively investigated in experimental and clinical studies in the last two decades. Owing to technological and analytical limitations, these links have been studied with a reductionist approach focusing on two organs at a time, such as the heart and the kidney or the bone and the kidney...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430830/assessment-of-global-kidney-health-care-status
#17
Aminu K Bello, Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli, Ikechi G Okpechi, John Feehally, David Harris, Kailash Jindal, Babatunde L Salako, Ahmed Rateb, Mohamed A Osman, Bilal Qarni, Syed Saad, Meaghan Lunney, Natasha Wiebe, Feng Ye, David W Johnson
Importance: Kidney disease is a substantial worldwide clinical and public health problem, but information about available care is limited. Objective: To collect information on the current state of readiness, capacity, and competence for the delivery of kidney care across countries and regions of the world. Design, Setting, and Participants: Questionnaire survey administered from May to September 2016 by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) to 130 ISN-affiliated countries with sampling of key stakeholders (national nephrology society leadership, policy makers, and patient organization representatives) identified by the country and regional nephrology leadership through the ISN...
May 9, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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
#18
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/28340227/transplant-as-a-competing-risk-in-the-analysis-of-dialysis-patients
#19
Nan van Geloven, Saskia le Cessie, Friedo W Dekker, Hein Putter
Time-to-event analyses are frequently used in nephrology research, for instance, when recording time to death or time to peritonitis in dialysis patients. Many papers have pointed out the important issue of competing events (or competing risks) in such analyses. For example, when studying one particular cause of death it can be noted that patients also die from other causes. Such competing events preclude the event of interest from occurring and thereby complicate the statistical analysis. The Kaplan-Meier approach to calculating the cumulative probability of the event of interest yields invalid results in the presence of competing risks, thus the alternative cumulative incidence competing risk (CICR) approach has become the standard...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336719/colon-cancer-screening-among-patients-receiving-dialysis-in-the-united-states-are-we-choosing-wisely
#20
Christopher A Carlos, Charles E McCulloch, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Barbara Grimes, Meda E Pavkov, Nilka R Burrows, Vahakn B Shahinian, Rajiv Saran, Neil R Powe, Kirsten L Johansen
The American Society of Nephrology recommends against routine cancer screening among asymptomatic patients receiving maintenance dialysis on the basis of limited survival benefit. To determine the frequency of colorectal cancer screening among patients on dialysis and the extent to which screening tests were targeted toward patients at lower risk of death and higher likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, we performed a cohort study of 469,574 Medicare beneficiaries ages ≥50 years old who received dialysis between January 1, 2007 and September 30, 2012...
August 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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