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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208610/non-emergency-medical-transportation-needs-of-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-rural-urban-comparison-in-delaware-usa
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Matthew Lee Smith, Thomas R Prohaska, Kara E MacLeod, Marcia G Ory, Amy R Eisenstein, David R Ragland, Cheryl Irmiter, Samuel D Towne, William A Satariano
Background: Older adults in rural areas have unique transportation barriers to accessing medical care, which include a lack of mass transit options and considerable distances to health-related services. This study contrasts non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) service utilization patterns and associated costs for Medicaid middle-aged and older adults in rural versus urban areas. Methods: Data were analyzed from 39,194 NEMT users of LogistiCare-brokered services in Delaware residing in rural (68.3%) and urban (30...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
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Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202161/complication-profile-failure-to-rescue-and-mortality-following-elective-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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David S Kauvar, Eric D Martin, Todd E Simon, Matthew D Givens
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the relationship between patient risk factors, postoperative complications, and morbidity and mortality is important when considering elective endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (E-EVAR) performed to prevent aneurysm rupture mortality. We aimed to stratify complications in E-EVAR and explore their relationship with postoperative death. METHODS: E-EVAR cases from 2012 NSQIP were identified. 30-day complications were categorized as major (MAJCX) or minor (MINCX) using the Clavien-Dindo classification...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190377/collaborative-approach-to-the-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-fistula-on-a-us-navy-hospital-ship
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Kimberly A Thompson, Amrish Krishnan, Charles Stehman, Steven Hanling, Kevin Casey
Early creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) decreases morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease and is the standard of care in the United States. However, this procedure is frequently not accessible in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We present the first reported case of successful AVF creation as part of a humanitarian assistance mission. The patient was a 51-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis via a temporary dialysis catheter...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
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Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185299/incremental-hemodialysis-a-european-perspective
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Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport
Most patients initiating hemodialysis have residual renal function (RRF). Whereas RRF is monitored prior to commencing hemodialysis, once dialysis is started most centres simply rely on dialyzer urea clearance to determine adequate uremic toxin clearance and disregard the effect of RRF. However sustaining RRF is important for the dialysis patient, as RRF reduces inter-dialytic weight gains, increases middle molecule and protein bound toxin clearances and is associated with better quality of life assessments...
February 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183858/comparison-of-topical-chlorhexidine-and-mupirocin-for-the-prevention-of-exit-site-infection-in-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Htay Htay, David W Johnson, Sin Yan Wu, Elizabeth L Oei, Marjorie Wai Yin Foo, Jason C Choo
♦ Objective: Prevention of exit-site infection (ESI) is of paramount importance to peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of chlorhexidine in the prevention of ESI in incident PD patients compared with mupirocin. ♦ Methods: This retrospective, pre-test/post-test observational study included all incident PD patients at Singapore General Hospital from 2012 to 2015. Patients received daily topical exit-site application of either mupirocin (2012 - 2013) or chlorhexidine (2014 - 2015) in addition to routine exit-site cleaning with 10% povidone-iodine...
February 9, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169946/differences-in-utilization-of-life-support-and-end-of-life-care-for-medical-icu-patients-with-versus-without-cancer
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Geoffrey Koff, Urvashi Vaid, Edward Len, Albert Crawford, David A Oxman
OBJECTIVES: To explore differences in the utilization of life support and end-of-life care between patients dying in the medical ICU with cancer compared with those without cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective review of 403 deaths or hospice transfers in the medical ICU from January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013. SETTING: Urban tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS: Consecutive medical ICU deaths or hospice transfers over an 18-month period...
February 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166268/consequences-of-increasing-convection-onto-patient-care-and-protein-removal-in-hemodialysis
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Nathalie Gayrard, Alain Ficheux, Flore Duranton, Caroline Guzman, Ilan Szwarc, Fernando Vetromile, Chantal Cazevieille, Philippe Brunet, Marie-Françoise Servel, Àngel Argilés, Moglie Le Quintrec
INTRODUCTION: Recent randomised controlled trials suggest that on-line hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) improves survival, provided that it reaches high convective volumes. However, there is scant information on the feasibility and the consequences of modifying convection volumes in clinics. METHODS: Twelve stable dialysis patients were treated with high-flux 1.8 m2 polysulphone dialyzers and 4 levels of convection flows (QUF) based on GKD-UF monitoring of the system, for 1 week each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165577/surgical-reconstruction-of-central-venous-obstruction-in-salvaging-upper-extremity-dialysis-accesses
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Jurabek Babadjanov, Rick Bernstein, Lee Kirksey
BACKGROUND: Central vein thrombosis or obstruction is a common complication associated with central venous catheters placed for intermittent hemodialysis. The reported outcomes of percutaneous catheter-based interventions reveal high rates of lesion recurrence with varying and frequently limited patency intervals. We present the case of open venous bypass in the treatment of catheter-associated chronic central vein occlusion. METHODS: We report a case of symptomatic arm swelling secondary to central vein stenosis and failed endovascular venous intervention treated by central vein bypass with prosthetic graft through median sternotomy...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160763/the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-by-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Özlem Ceyhan, Songul Göris, Nevin Dogan, Sevda Korkut Bayındır
Context • Hemodialysis (HD) is a frequently used method for the treatment of chronic renal failure. Patients show many symptoms and problems, depending on the success of HD and the disease. Today, one of the most commonly used methods, in addition to pharmacological treatments, for ensuring symptom control and reinforcing a patient's well-being is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Objectives • The study was conducted to determine the benefits of the use of CAM for patients undergoing HD. Design • The study was descriptive...
January 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153196/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-atypical-and-resistant-organisms
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REVIEW
Yeoungjee Cho, Dirk Gijsbert Struijk
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis remains to be one of the most frequent and serious complications of PD. In this study, existing literature has been reviewed on PD peritonitis caused by atypical organisms and antibiotic resistant organisms and their impact on patient outcomes. Although uncommon, delay in recognition of PD peritonitis caused by atypical organisms can lead to poor patient outcomes if there is a delay in diagnosis and implementation of appropriate treatment. There is also a large difference in prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infections across the world with variable impact on reported patient-level outcomes...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153193/low-gdp-solution-and-glucose-sparing-strategies-for-peritoneal-dialysis
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REVIEW
Cheuk Chun Szeto, David W Johnson
Long-term exposure to a high glucose concentration in conventional peritoneal dialysis (PD) solution has a number of direct and indirect (via glucose degradation products [GDP]) detrimental effects on the peritoneal membrane, as well as systemic metabolism. Glucose- or GDP-sparing strategies often are hypothesized to confer clinical benefits to PD patients. Icodextrin (glucose polymer) solution improves peritoneal ultrafiltration and reduces the risk of fluid overload, but these beneficial effects are probably the result of better fluid removal rather than being glucose sparing...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153190/acute-pd-evidence-guidelines-and-controversies-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Daniela Ponce, Andre Balbi, Brett Cullis
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible, safe, and complementary alternative to hemodialysis not only in the chronic setting, but also in the acute setting. It previously was widely accepted for acute kidney injury (AKI) treatment, but its practice decreased in favor of other types of extracorporeal therapies. The interest in PD to manage AKI patients has been reignited and PD now frequently is used in developing countries because of its lower cost and minimal infrastructural requirements. Studies from these countries have shown that, with careful thought and planning, critically ill patients can be treated successfully using PD...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152889/characterization-of-unplanned-30-day-medical-oncology-readmissions-after-discharge-at-an-academic-medical-center-with-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Justin Eusebio, Nie Bohlen, Margaret Ruddy, David P Ryan
: 269 Background: Hospital readmission rate is increasingly suggested as a quality care metric. Currently there are no standard criteria for an avoidable readmission in oncology. Although patients with cancer have been identified as being at increased risk of readmission, there has been little to examine the reasons for the oncology patient readmission. The aim was to examine the profiles of patients with an unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge by an oncology provider and to measure the unplanned 30-day readmission rate...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152289/cqi-proiect-every-other-day-nocturnal-hhd-an-alternative-approach-to-reduce-burden
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More frequent dialysis, typically performed five to six times per week at home, has been associated with a num- ber of clinical, cardiovascular, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) benefits. Daily therapy often results in a burden for patients and care partners. A continuous qual- ity improvement (CQI) initiative was conducted to evaluate if an alternate day, longer duration therapy (3.5 treatments with six to 10 hour treatments per week) would provide a viable alternative for home hemodialysis (HHD)...
August 2016: Nephrology News & Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134619/functional-bowel-disorders-and-associated-risk-factors-in-hemodialysis-patients-in-turkey
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Edip Gökalp Gök, Ayça İnci, Melahat Çoban, Dilek Aslan Kutsal, Seyhun Kürşat
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Functional bowel disorders (FBDs) impair the quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of the subtypes of FBDs in hemodialysis (HD) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional study included 80 patients who received HD for more than 3 months (patient group) and 80 healthy controls (control group). FBDs were diagnosed according to the Rome II diagnostic criteria by excluding organic pathologies...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134403/-hfr-aequilibrium-can-be-an-answer-to-malnutrition-and-hypotension-in-dialisys-case-report
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Isabella Corino, Paolo Ria, Nicoletta Pertica, Gianluigi Zaza, Antonio Lupo
The interdialytic hypotension is still the most frequent complication during the hemodialysis. A-HFR has dynamic profiles of ultrafiltration and conductivity of the dialysate that ensure a better refilling and reduce compliance during the dialysis treatment, furthermore reduce the amino acid loss and has a lower inflammatory effect. In our Center, we wanted to analyze the impact of this kind of dialysis on intradialytic tolerance and nutritional status in two malnourished patients with encouraging data on the use of AHFR in malnutrition and disequilibrium syndromes...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126707/acceptance-of-antidepressant-treatment-by-patients-on-hemodialysis-and-their-renal-providers
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Julio E Pena-Polanco, Maria K Mor, Fadi A Tohme, Michael J Fine, Paul M Palevsky, Steven D Weisbord
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depression is common in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis but seems to be ineffectively treated. We investigated the acceptance of antidepressant treatment by patients on chronic hemodialysis and their renal providers. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: As part of a clinical trial of symptom management in patients on chronic hemodialysis conducted from 2009 to 2011, we assessed depression monthly using the Patient Health Questionnaire 9...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124305/calcification-in-arteriovenous-fistula-blood-vessels-may-predict-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Aleksandar Jankovic, Tatjana Damjanovic, Zivka Djuric, Jelena Marinkovic, Georg Schlieper, Petar Djuric, Jelena Tosic Dragovic, Ana Bulatovic, Milos Mitrovic, Jovan Popovic, Jürgen Floege, Nada Dimkovic
PURPOSE: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis. The impact of vascular calcification process on AVF survival remains unclear and results of several studies about this issue are controversial. In the light of the new knowledge about the different susceptibility for calcification process in different blood vessels, the aim of our study was to analyze whether the calcification of AVF-blood vessels may have an impact on AVF longevity. METHODS: The study included 90 patients, 49 males and 41 females, all of them Caucasians, with a mean age 62 ± 11 years, on regular hemodialysis for more than 1 year with patent primary AVFs...
January 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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