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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339557/deficiency-of-circulating-progenitor-cells-associated-with-vascular-thrombosis-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Mu-Yang Hsieh, Tsung-Yan Chen, Lin Lin, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Shing-Jong Lin, Der-Cheng Tarng, Po-Hsun Huang, Chih-Cheng Wu
Background.: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have an increased risk of thrombosis. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which function in vascular repair, are deficient in HD patients. Nonetheless, the relationship between EPC deficiency and thrombosis in HD patients is unknown. Methods.: From January 2010 to December 2012, circulating levels of EPCs that were positive for CD34 and kinase insert domain receptor (KDR) were measured in 269 HD patients. Patients received prospective follow-ups at 6-month intervals until May 2015...
January 17, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335676/physiopathological-approach-to-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-left-heart-versus-right-heart-involvement
#2
Yassamine Bentata
Infectious endocarditis (IE), a complication that is both cardiac and infectious, occurs frequently and is associated with a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHD). About 2-6% of chronic hemodialysis patients develop IE and the incidence is 50-60 times higher among CHD patients than in the general population. The left heart is the most frequent location of IE in CHD and the different published series report a prevalence of left valve involvement varying from 80% to 100%...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326557/analysis-of-blood-flow-characteristics-in-a-model-of-a-mature-side-to-side-arteriovenous-fistula
#3
Ashkan Javadzadegan, Nay Myo Lwin, Muhammad Asyraf, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a common surgical procedure in hemodialysis patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, several complications may occur after surgery, including thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysm. These complications are attributed to hemodynamics perturbations including pathophysiological wall shear stress (WSS) and flow recirculation zones. In this study, we present a computational hemodynamic analysis in a model of a mature side-to-side AVF, which is then validated by experimental measurements...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325945/surveillance-of-dialysis-events-one-year-experience-at-33-outpatient-hemodialysis-centers-in-china
#4
Hui Zhang, Liuyi Li, Huixue Jia, Yunxi Liu, Jianguo Wen, Anhua Wu, Qun Lu, Tieying Hou, Yun Yang, Huai Yang, Weiguang Li, Zhiyong Zong
A multicenter prospective surveillance on dialysis events was carried in 33 dialysis centers in China. Maintenance hemodialysis (HD) outpatients who were dialyzed on the first two days of each month during 2014 were monitored for dialysis events and other infections. During the one-year period, 52,680 patient-months were monitored. Fistula and tunneled or non-tunneled central line were used for 73.70%, 15.70% and 8.85% of vascular access, respectively. There were 773 dialysis events occurred in 671 patients including 589 IV antimicrobial starts, 74 positive blood cultures and 110 local access site infections (LASI)...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324927/estimation-of-arterio-venous-access-blood-flow-in-hemodialysis-patients-using-video-image-processing-technique
#5
Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko
Assessment of arterio-venous fistula (AVF) blood flow (ABF) is vital in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Currently, no non-invasive and contact-free technique is available to accurately measure ABF in routine clinical practice. In this study, we developed a novel approach using video image processing (VIP) to measure the change in optic flow in the skin. We the tested the hypothesis that the change in optical flow, expressed as the change in pixels between consecutive frames, is related to ABF. We recorded AVF videos in 40 HD patients using a digital camera and processed them by VIP technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297070/elbow-avf-configurations-and-indications
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Selcuk Baktiroglu, Fatih Yanar, Sercan Yuksel, Burak Celik, Halime G Kilic
INTRODUCTION: Brescia-Cimino radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) remains the first-choice vascular access procedure for patients in need of long-term hemodialysis. The average life expectancy of patients receiving hemodialysis has increased in recent years and many patients now live longer and require secondary or tertiary procedures. Elbow fistulas should only rarely be constructed as primary fistulas. The aim of the surgeon must be not only to achieve a functioning fistula, but to avoid possible complications other than failure to mature (FTM), like distal ischemia and cardiac failure and to save the vessels as much as possible for future procedures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297068/drug-eluting-balloons-for-resistant-arteriovenous-dialysis-access-stenosis
#7
Dimitrios Karnabatidis, Panagiotis Kitrou
Vascular access maintenance is vital for hemodialysis patients. Conventional balloon angioplasty is the gold standard of treatment in endovascular therapy according to published guidelines, accompanied by bare metal stents as a bail-out method. Several devices have been used so far with a view to improve patency outcomes, but only covered stents have been proposed as a valid alternative and only for venous juxta-anastomotic stenosis of arteriovenous grafts. Paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCBs) have been extensively investigated in the last few years in pilot studies with small numbers of patients in dialysis access...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297067/optiflow-anastomotic-device-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access-creation
#8
Marc Glickman
The need to have consistent methods and consistent technique to optimize hemodialysis outcomes is behind the concept of the Optiflow™ device. This device was created to allow for consistency in size of the arterial anastomosis and consistency in angle of the vein to the artery at the anastomosis. Early data suggest that allowing these two technical entities can improve outcomes in regards to flow and maturity in arteriovenous fistula creation. This article is a summary of early data that demonstrate the impact the Optiflow device on brachial cephalic fistulas...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297066/cerebral-hyperperfusion-and-other-consequences-of-hemodialysis-central-vein-catheters
#9
Haimanot Wasse
While central venous stenosis is a common consequence of protracted central venous catheter use, intracardiac device transvenous leads, and central venous instrumentation, the majority of patients who develop symptomatic central venous stenosis present with characteristic venous hypertension. However, some patients may develop an abnormal intracranial venous circulation and present with neurologic symptoms. This paper will summarize findings from case reports that describe the neurologic sequelae that can develop as a result of central venous stenosis/occlusion in end-stage renal disease patients with a functional arteriovenous access...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297061/bioengineered-hemodialysis-access-grafts
#10
Shawn M Gage, Jeffrey H Lawson
There is a need for bioengineered therapies to improve the overall health of the growing and aging world population. Patients with renal failure have a life-long requirement for a durable form of hemodialysis vascular access. In this article, we review the history of tissue engineering as it pertains to bioengineered grafts and vessels for hemodialysis access. Over the years, various strategies have been utilized to develop ideal, humanized vessels for vascular replacement such as fixation of animal or human vessels, cell seeding of synthetic materials, and the synthesis of completely autologous or allogeneic bioengineered vessels...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297060/drug-eluting-grafts-for-hemodialysis-access
#11
Marc Glickman
The development of new methods for drug elution of graft material, biofiber films and resurfacing of prosthetic graft surfaces offers new opportunities for improvement of graft function in arteriovenous (AV) access. Three areas of research include developing grafts that reduce the development of neointimal hyperplasia, reducing infection and reducing thrombogenicity. The only drug eluting graft presently being used, is the heparin coated expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft, which has been shown to decrease the incidence of early thrombosis...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297059/preoperative-ultrasound-still-valuable-for-radio-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistula-creation
#12
Jernej Pajek, Marko Malovrh
Radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula is a prototype hemodialysis access with small incidences of infection and distal ischemia, it spares proximal veins for future access use and it helps in the maturation of veins that may be used for more proximal access creations. This access type is prone to higher early failure rates compared to more proximal fistulas and there are unsolved uncertainties regarding exact ultrasound parameters predictive of fistula outcome. Evolution of ultrasound use has yielded several functional parameters that can be measured in addition to anatomical lumen sizes, which remain core parameters on which the decision to construct fistula in radio-cephalic forearm position is based...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
#13
Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297054/optimal-timing-for-vascular-access-creation
#14
Tamara K Jemcov, Wim Van Biesen
Many guidelines recommend that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should have a permanent vascular access, preferably an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF), at the start of renal replacement therapy. Nevertheless, a large proportion of patients still start hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC). On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of patients in whom an AVF has been created, but who never actually end up on dialysis, as well as a substantial number of patients in whom creation of a vascular access has been attempted unsuccessfully...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297053/general-regional-or-local-anesthesia-for-successful-radial-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistula
#15
David Shemesh, Yefim Raikhinstein, Ilya Goldin, Oded Olsha
Autogenous fistulas and in particular radiocephalic fistulas are recommended as the first vascular access for hemodialysis. Unfortunately, the rates of early failure and non-maturation are very high. For more than a decade, brachial plexus block has been proposed as the anesthesia of choice for fistula creation due to its beneficial sympathectomy-like effect, causing vasodilation and attenuation of spasm. Until recently, there was not a single randomized clinical study supporting this proposition. Because performing regional anesthesia is time-consuming and requires expertise, many surgeons prefer local or general anesthesia for vascular access surgery...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297050/preoperative-computer-simulation-for-planning-of-vascular-access-surgery-in-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Niek Zonnebeld, Wouter Huberts, Magda M van Loon, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H M Tordoir
INTRODUCTION: The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis patients. Unfortunately, 20-40% of all constructed AVFs fail to mature (FTM), and are therefore not usable for hemodialysis. AVF maturation importantly depends on postoperative blood volume flow. Predicting patient-specific immediate postoperative flow could therefore support surgical planning. A computational model predicting blood volume flow is available, but the effect of blood flow predictions on the clinical endpoint of maturation (at least 500 mL/min blood volume flow, diameter of the venous cannulation segment ≥4 mm) remains undetermined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297048/upper-arm-hemodialysis-access-in-sweden
#17
Ulf Hedin, Gunilla Welander
AIM: To provide the contemporary use of upper-arm access for hemodialysis in Sweden using data from a unique national registry for hemodialysis access. METHODS: Data were retrieved from a nation-wide registry for dialysis access in Sweden, Dialysis Access Database (DiAD) on the use and function of specific access types with a focus on upper-arm accesses. RESULTS: The data demonstrate an increased use of upper-arm access, likely dependent on a changing patient population, with brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the most common access type...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297046/is-shear-stress-the-key-factor-for-avf-maturation
#18
Andrea Remuzzi, Michela Bozzetto, Paolo Brambilla
Autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred choice for providing vascular access to hemodialysis (HD) patients, but it is still affected by high incidence of non-maturation or early failure. After creation, AVF must undergo vascular remodeling, a process characterized by an increase in blood vessel diameter and wall thickness, to allow efficient and adequate HD. A growing body of evidence indicates that AVF maturation is related to the response of endothelial cells (ECs) to changes in wall shear stress (WSS), and in particular, to changes of its peak value...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297045/surgical-technique-determines-the-outcome-of-the-brescia-cimino-avf
#19
Surendra Shenoy
Over the past 50 years, since Dr. Appel performed the first internal vascular access procedure for hemodialysis, the distal radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula continues to be the access of choice. Over time, failure to maturation has evolved as a major problem associated with this procedure depriving its benefits to many patients with end-stage renal disease. A variable incidence of this problem within similar patients suggests that surgical technique may play an important role in the development of non-maturation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295984/safety-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-and-grafts-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-the-michigan-experience
#20
Anas Al Rifai, Nidhi Sukul, Robert Wonnacott, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula or graft (AVF/AVG) use is widely considered contraindicated for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), yet insertion of hemodialysis (HD) catheters can carry high complication risk in critically ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: Single-center analysis of 48 consecutive hospitalized ESRD patients on maintenance HD who underwent CRRT using AVF/AVG from 2012 to 2013. Primary outcome was access-related complications...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
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