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Natalia Fantacone, Edgardo Carísimo, Pablo Landi, Eden Del Mar Walsöe, Daniel Fadel
The purpose of this report is to emphasize the necessity to periodically explore internal environment variables, as certain metabolic alterations often go unnoticed during antipsychotic treatment. Early detection of such alterations may prevent catastrophic syndromes. We will also stress the clinical relevance of cognitive perseverations in schizophrenic patients, as these often condition habits of consumption which can alter the internal environment. In this clinical case of a schizophrenic patient, a chain of events led to a catastrophic syndrome: a trivial home accident (fall from own height) developed into a condition characterized by oligoanuria, hypokalemia, creatine phosphokinase (CPK) elevation (125,000 IU / L) and acute renal failure with dialysis requirement...
July 2017: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Currie Moore, Rabiya Majeed-Ariss, Anuradha Jayanti, Sandip Mitra, Suzanne Skevington, Alison Wearden
OBJECTIVES: Despite home haemodialysis (HHD) being associated with significant health and psychosocial benefits, it remains an under-utilized dialysis modality for people with chronic kidney disease. Self-cannulation, where patients insert their own needles for dialysis, is a key component of HHD. Recent research suggests that the prospect of self-cannulation is a barrier for patients, but there is little research which examines why this is the case. The aim of this study was to explore male HHD patients' experiences and attitudes towards self-cannulation...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Health Psychology
Pan Fang, Jia Lu, Ying-Hong Liu, Hong-Mei Deng, Lei Zhang, Hong-Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis, which is one of the leading complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) worldwide, severely affected morbidity and mortality of the PD patients. Although many efforts have been made to prevent PD-related peritonitis, it seems impossible to prevent it completely. Many causes have been reported to lead to peritonitis, and contamination during bag exchange is one of the important risk factors for peritonitis. METHODS: Here, we introduce an operating vehicle, which we invented to provide a sterile and safe space for bag exchange...
March 5, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Ingrid Ten Haken, Somaya Ben Allouch, Wim H van Harten
BACKGROUND: The number of medical technologies used in home settings has increased substantially over the last 10-15 years. In order to manage their use and to guarantee quality and safety, data on usage trends and practical experiences are important. This paper presents a literature review on types, trends and experiences with the use of advanced medical technologies at home. METHODS: The study focused on advanced medical technologies that are part of the technical nursing process and 'hands on' processes by nurses, excluding information technology such as domotica...
February 26, 2018: BMC Public Health
Varun Agrawal, Kenar D Jhaveri, Hitesh H Shah
Interest in nephrology careers continues to remain low in the USA. Educational innovations that enhance interest in nephrology among medical trainees are being actively studied. While internal medicine (IM) residency programs commonly offer the inpatient nephrology elective to the resident, outpatient nephrology experience is lacking. Understanding the provision of care in outpatient and home dialysis and management of patients with glomerular diseases, chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation are vital components of an outpatient nephrology rotation...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Joanne M Bargman, Michael Girsberger
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the corner stones of renal replacement therapy and should be strongly considered if preemptive kidney transplantation is not available. SUMMARY: There are several initiatives that may help the growth in the use of PD around the world. First, PD is an underused and valuable option in patients with heart failure and the chronic cardiorenal syndrome, especially in those with frequent hospitalizations despite optimal medical therapy...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Panagiotis I Georgianos, Eleni Champidou, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Elias V Balaskas, Pantelis E Zebekakis
In the era of newly introduced hypertension guidelines recommending lower blood pressure (BP) targets for drug-treated hypertensives, the necessity for optimized management of hypertension becomes even more urgent. The concept of home BP-guided antihypertensive therapy is for long suggested as a simple and feasible approach to improve BP control rates and optimize the management of hypertension. Home BP-guided antihypertensive therapy is particularly applicable to hypertensives with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for several reasons including the following: (1) difficult-to-control BP and high BP variability in the CKD setting; (2) poor accuracy of office BP in determining hypertension control status and detecting "white-coat" and "masked" hypertension; (3) poor value of routine office BP recordings in predicting the longitudinal progression of target-organ damage; and (4) superiority of home BP over office BP recordings in prognosticating the risk of incident end-stage renal disease or death...
February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
Jamal Saleh Al Wakeel, Mohammed A Al Ghonaim, Abdullah Aldohayan, Saira Usama, Saad Al Obaili, Ahmad R Tarakji, Mohammad Alkhowaiter
Our objective is to study the outcomes and complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including comparison of self-care PD with home-care assisted PD during a five-year period. A retrospective study of PD data at King Saud University-affiliated hospital in Riyadh from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. One hundred and eleven patients were included (female 55%). The average age was 47.4 (1-83) years. Twenty-one (18.91%) patients were on continuous ambulatory PD and 90 (81.08%) on automated PD. The mean time on PD was 23...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Chiara Carla Maria Brunati, Francesca Gervasi, Costanza Casati, Maria Luisa Querques, Alberto Montoli, Giacomo Colussi
BACKGROUND: Short frequent dialysis with NxStage System One cycler (NSO) has become increasingly popular as home hemodialysis prescription. Short dialysis sessions with NSO might not allow adequate phosphate (P) removal. METHODS: Single-session and weekly balances of P and calcium (Ca) were compared in 14 patients treated with NSO (6 sessions/week) and in 14 patients on standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD). RESULTS: NSO and BHD showed similar plasma P fall, with end-dialysis plasma P slightly lower in BHD (2...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Micheli U Bevilacqua, Lee Er, Michael A Copland, R S Singh, Abeed Jamal, Orla Dunne, Catherine Brumby, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Many renal programs have targets to increase home dialysis prevalence. Data from a large Canadian home dialysis program were analyzed to determine if home dialysis prevalence accurately reflects program activity and whether prevalence-based assessments adequately reflect the work required for program growth. METHODS: Data from home dialysis programs in British Columbia, Canada, were analyzed from 2005 to 2015. Prevalence data were compared to dialysis activity data including intakes and exits to describe program turnover...
February 7, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Tian-Ying Chang, Yan Shan, Sai-Sai Liu, Song Xiao-Yue, Zheng-Yan Li, Li-Ping Du, Yan-Yan Li, Gao Douqing
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model could predict self-care behavior among Chinese peritoneal dialysis patients. BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment performed by patients or their caregivers in their own home. It is important to implement theory-based projects to increase the self-care of patients with peritoneal dialysis. The IMB model has been verified in diverse populations as a comprehensive, effective model to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of self-care programs...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Natale G De Santo
On August 2, 2017 died in London Professor Robin A.J. Eady, retired professor of Dermatology and pioneer and long-lasting survivor in dialysis therapy. He had been diagnosed proteinuria at the age of 9 years and had started dialysis therapy in Seattle in 1963 under the care of Belding H. Scribner. Subsequently he had received dialysis in Edmonton (Canada) and at Royal Free Hospital in London. In 1987 he had received a successful renal transplant by Peter Morris, Professor of Surgery at Oxford. He had done well for 20 years...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Michelle D Smekal, Robert G Weaver, Chandra Thomas, Eleanor Benterud, Kin Tam, Braden J Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Juli Finlay, Maoliosa Donald, Helen Tam-Tham, Aminu Bello, Navdeep Tangri, Robert R Quinn
Background: Risk prediction tools are used in a variety of clinical settings to guide patient care, although their use in chronic kidney disease (CKD) care is limited. Objectives: To assess the association of a risk-based model of CKD care on patient care, satisfaction, outcomes, and cost. Design: Mixed-methods with a pre-post design. Setting: We will use mixed-methods and a pre-post design to evaluate use of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to guide CKD care...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Ramy M Hanna, Daniel Cruz, Umut Selamet, Huma Hasnain, Murray Kwon, Arnold Baas, James Wilson
Severe heart failure is increasingly being managed by cardiac transplantation, and in some cases mechanical support devices serve as destination therapies. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) were approved for destination therapy for end stage heart failure patients before the more advanced total artificial heart modality became available. One common complication of mechanical assist device placement is acute kidney injury. Historically, patients with mechanical support devices have had to have inpatient hemodialysis until combined heart kidney transplant...
January 23, 2018: Hemodialysis International
Hidekazu Iida, Noriaki Kurita, Shino Fujimoto, Yuka Kamijo, Yoshitaka Ishibashi, Shingo Fukuma, Shunichi Fukuhara
PURPOSE: To prevent peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related infection, components of self-catheter care have been emphasized. However, studies on the effectiveness of home recording for the prevention of PD-related infections are limited. This study aimed to examine the association between keeping home records of catheter exit site and incidence of PD-related infections. METHODS: Home record books were submitted by patients undergoing PD. The proportion of days on which exit-site home recording was carried out for 120 days (0-100%) was obtained...
January 18, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Anna Mathew, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Nirav Mehta, Samuel Leung, Valerie Barta, Thomas McGinn, Gihad Nesrallah
Background: Survival and hospitalization are critically important outcomes considered when choosing between intensive hemodialysis (HD), conventional HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the comparative effectiveness of these modalities is unclear. Objective: We had the following aims: (1) to compare the association of mortality and hospitalization in patients undergoing intensive HD, compared with conventional HD or PD and (2) to appraise the methodological quality of the supporting evidence...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Joel D Glickman, Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai
Inadequate education in home hemodialysis (HHD) fellowship training might contribute to underutilization of this modality in the United States. Most graduates of nephrology fellowships do not grade themselves as competent in HHD suggesting that fellowship training in HHD is inadequate. An essential component for fellow education is at least one faculty member with expertise in HHD who is passionate about promoting the use of this modality. At a minimum, fellow training should utilize a curriculum that includes both lectures about HHD and outpatient clinical exposure to this modality over a period of at least 6-12 months...
January 15, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Matt Foy, C John Sperati
The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program now serves approximately 675,000 individuals in the United States at a cost of $26.1 billion to the Medicare system. Given the size of this population, healthcare providers from all disciplines will deliver care to patients on dialysis. Mortality remains high among patients on chronic dialysis, with 42.3% surviving 5 years. As this is a vulnerable population, it is important in the care of ESRD patients that non-nephrologists have a working knowledge of issues germane to dialysis...
January 15, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Anna T Mathew, Joonho Park, Mala Sachdeva, Manish M Sood, Karen Yeates
Background: Aboriginal people in Canada have an unduly high burden of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and many live in rural settings. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based dialysis modality that may provide a valuable alternative to in-center hemodialysis which is relatively underutilized by the Aboriginal population. Objective: We aim to assess the barriers to PD utilization in Aboriginal patients with ESKD. Design: This article is a prospective observational cohort study...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Matthew B Rivara, Vanessa Ravel, Elani Streja, Yoshitsugu Obi, Melissa Soohoo, Alfred K Cheung, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Rajnish Mehrotra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing hemodialysis with a frequency other than thrice weekly are not included in current clinical performance metrics for dialysis adequacy. The weekly standard Kt/Vurea incorporates treatment frequency, but there are limited data on its association with clinical outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used multivariable regression to examine the association of dialysis standard Kt/Vurea with BP and metabolic control (serum potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, and phosphorus) in patients incidental to dialysis treated with home (n=2373) or in-center hemodialysis (n=109,273)...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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