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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303771/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-single-center-study
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Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan VandeWalle
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children is scarce. We performed a single center retrospective cohort study to analyze the incidence of AKI, the male/female ratio, the underlying etiology, and age at presentation. We also aimed to assess outcome measured by mortality, duration of PICU stay, and development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Records were searched for children presenting with or developing AKI between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2015...
March 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302502/clinical-relevance-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation-consensus-classification-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Mario Sabatino, Giuseppe Vitale, Valentina Manfredini, Marco Masetti, Laura Borgese, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Antonio Loforte, Sofia Martin Suarez, Calogero Falletta, Giuseppe Marinelli, Francesco Clemenza, Francesco Grigioni, Luciano Potena
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (P-GD) is the leading cause of early mortality after heart transplantation (HT). In this 2-center study we analyze outcomes and risk factors of P-GD according to the recent consensus conference classification endorsed by International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. METHODS: We included all adult HTs performed between 1999 and 2013. P-GD was graded as mild, moderate, and severe, according to International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation recommendations, and analyzed separately from secondary GD...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301073/thyroid-function-in-end-stage-renal-disease-and-effects-of-frequent-hemodialysis
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Joan C Lo, Gerald J Beck, George A Kaysen, Christopher T Chan, Alan S Kliger, Michael V Rocco, Minwei Li, Glenn M Chertow
INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with perturbations in thyroid hormone concentrations and an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism. Few studies have examined the effects of hemodialysis dose or frequency on endogenous thyroid function. METHODS: Within the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) trials, we examined the prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients with ESRD. Among those with endogenous thyroid function (without overt hyper/hypothyroidism or thyroid hormone supplementation), we examined the association of thyroid hormone concentration with multiple parameters of self-reported health status, and physical and cognitive performance, and the effects of hemodialysis frequency on serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), and free tri-iodothyronine (FT3) levels...
March 16, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298957/the-intersection-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-solid-organ-transplantation
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Adaani E Frost
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication and marker of disease severity in many parenchymal lung diseases. It also is a frequent complication of portal hypertension and negatively impacts survival with liver transplant. Pulmonary hypertension is frequently diagnosed in patients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis, and it has recently been demonstrated to adversely affect posttransplant outcome in this patient population even though the mechanism of PH is substantially different from that associated with liver disease...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298324/the-esrd-quality-incentive-program-can-we-bridge-the-chasm
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Daniel Weiner, Suzanne Watnick
The ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) is the first mandatory federal pay for performance program launched on January 1, 2012. The QIP is tied to the ESRD prospective payment system and mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, which directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand the payment bundle for renal dialysis services and legislated that payment be tied to quality measures. The QIP links 2% of the payment that a dialysis facility receives for Medicare patients on dialysis to the facility's performance on quality of care measures...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
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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/28297051/endovascular-treatment-to-boost-av-fistula-maturation
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Lars Kamper, Patrick Haage
Impaired fistula maturation is associated with puncture-related complications, insufficient dialysis and potential permanent access failure. Non-maturation is frequently initiated by stenotic vascular access vessels comprising the outflow veins, the arteriovenous anastomosis and infrequently the inflow artery. Further findings in maturation protraction are central venous stenoses or accessory outflow veins. Depending on the underlying pathology, several endovascular approaches to boost fistula maturation are possible...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296241/evolution-of-post-traumatic-growth-during-the-first-12-months-of-dialysis-a-longitudinal-study
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Begoña Ruiz de Alegría, Nekane Basabe, Elena De Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Initiating dialysis can produce psychological benefits. These positive changes, most frequently referred to as posttraumatic growth (PTG), have not previously been explored in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To identify patterns in the temporal course of PTG in patients during their first 12 months of dialysis, and to relate to perceived stress. DESIGN: A prospective, longitudinal, observational study. SETTING AND METHODS: The sample included 98 patients, aged from 18 to 70 years, who commenced dialysis in the nine nephrology units of the Basque Country, Spain...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296033/predictors-of-post-hospitalization-recovery-of-renal-function-among-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis
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Russell Pajewski, Patrick Gipson, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis complicates 1% of all hospital admissions, and up to 30% of survivors will still require dialysis at hospital discharge. There is a paucity of data to describe the postdischarge outcomes or to guide evidence-based dialysis management of this vulnerable population. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive patients with AKI who survived to hospital discharge and required outpatient dialysis...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289413/mica-and-nkg2d-is-there-an-impact-on-kidney-transplant-outcome
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REVIEW
Matilde Risti, Maria da Graça Bicalho
This paper aims to present an overview of MICA and natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) genetic and functional interactions and their impact on kidney transplant outcome. Organ transplantation has gone from what can accurately be called a "clinical experiment" to a routine and reliable practice, which has proven to be clinically relevant, life-saving and cost-effective when compared with non-transplantation management strategies of both chronic and acute end-stage organ failures. The kidney is the most frequently transplanted organ in the world (transplant-observatory)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276631/antithrombotic-medications-in-dialysis-patients-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Georgios Vlachopanos, Farid Girgis Ghalli
In the clinical context of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), thrombosis and bleeding risks are simultaneously increased and may have devastating consequences. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs are indispensable for the prevention of thromboembolic events, the significantly higher bleeding risk makes their handling extremely complicated. In ESRD, they are frequently administered for a wide array of conditions. For example, atrial fibrillation is quite common in ESRD and warrants the use of anticoagulants like warfarin...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262267/frequency-of-early-predialysis-nephrology-care-and%C3%A2-postdialysis%C3%A2-cardiovascular-events
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Ju-Yeh Yang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Likwang Chen, Yun-Yi Chen, Mei-Fen Pai, Kuei-Ting Tung, Yu-Sen Peng, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Patients with kidney failure are at a high risk for cardiovascular events. Predialysis nephrology care has been reported to improve postdialysis survival, but its effects on postdialysis major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) have not been comprehensively studied. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Adult patients who initiated maintenance dialysis therapy in 1999 to 2010 were enrolled...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260444/pediatric-kidney-transplant-experience-at-an-algerian-nephrology-department
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Ali Benziane, Saliha Boutennoune
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes, complications, causes of graft loss, and patient and graft survival in pediatric renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study using the records of 32 children who had a renal transplant between February 2007 and October 2014. RESULTS: All donations were intrafamily, and all patients had a living donor: the patient's mother in 56.3%, the father in 40.6%, and a brother in 3...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243134/home-hemodialysis-a-comprehensive-review-of-patient-centered-and-economic-considerations
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REVIEW
Rachael C Walker, Kirsten Howard, Rachael L Morton
Internationally, the number of patients requiring treatment for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) continues to increase, placing substantial burden on health systems and patients. Home hemodialysis (HD) has fluctuated in its popularity, and the rates of home HD vary considerably between and within countries although there is evidence suggesting a number of clinical, survival, economic, and quality of life (QoL) advantages associated with this treatment. International guidelines encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians for the type of dialysis, with an emphasis on a treatment that aligned to the patients' lifestyle...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241247/peritoneal-dialysis-vs-furosemide-for-prevention-of-fluid-overload-in-infants-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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David M Kwiatkowski, Stuart L Goldstein, David S Cooper, David P Nelson, David L S Morales, Catherine D Krawczeski
Importance: Fluid overload after congenital heart surgery is frequent and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among infants. Many programs have adopted the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) for fluid management; however, its benefits compared with those of traditional diuretic administration are unknown. Objective: To determine whether infants randomized to PD vs furosemide for the treatment of oliguria have a higher incidence of negative fluid balance on postoperative day 1, as well as avoidance of 10% fluid overload; shorter duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit stay, and inotrope use; and fewer electrolyte abnormalities...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240423/nutritional-issues-with-incremental-dialysis-the-role-of-low-protein-diets
#16
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Valeria Aicardi
A gentle start of dialysis is a welcome possibility for both patients and physicians. Incident dialysis patients often maintain residual kidney function (RKF) for a considerable period of time; the start of dialysis is often driven mainly by uremic symptoms. Recently, the combination of a low-protein diet, along with a less-frequent dialysis schedule, has regained interest as an alternative option in selected and motivated patients. In addition, there is renewed interest in a low-protein diet in patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
February 27, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238929/comparison-between-open-and-endovascular-repair-for-the-treatment-of-juxtarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience-with-midterm-results
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Koji Maeda, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Takeshi Baba, Kenjirou Kaneko, Kota Shukuzawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the optimal treatment for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JAAA) we compared outcomes of open surgical repair (OSR) with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) utilizing a variety of fenestrated and snorkel EVARs. METHODS: We evaluated overall survival, aneurysm-related death, re-intervention and renal impairment in 152 JAAAs retrospectively, excluding cases of aortic dissection and rupture. Cox models were used to assess survival and assessed postoperative dialysis rates following surgery...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237990/low-serum-levels-of-vitamin-d-are-associated-with-progression-of-subclinical-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Miguel Pérez Fontán, Mercè Borràs Sans, Maria Auxiliadora Bajo Rubio, Ana Rodriguez-Carmona, Angels Betriu, José Maria Valdivielso, Elvira Fernández
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis and the main predictors of progression of this condition in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) have been insufficiently investigated. OBJECTIVES AND METHOD: Following a prospective, multicenter, observational design, we studied 237 patients who were treated with PD for ≥3 months, without any clinical background of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Our objectives were the following: (1) to investigate the prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis, as compared to a control group of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals, and (2) to disclose PD technique-related predictors of progression of disease during a 24-month follow-up period...
February 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229483/venous-hemodialysis-catheters-and-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-avoiding-a-high-risk-combination
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EDITORIAL
Theodore F Saad, Henry L Weiner
End-stage renal disease is frequently accompanied by cardiac comorbidity that warrants treatment with a cardiovascular implantable electronic device (permanent pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator). In the United States, chronic hemodialysis (HD) population, cardiac implantable devices are present in up to 10.5% of patients; a venous HD catheter is utilized for blood access in 18% of prevalent patients. The concomitant presence of a venous HD catheter and cardiovascular implantable device creates a high-risk circumstance, with potential for causing symptomatic central venous stenosis, and for developing complicated endovascular infection...
February 23, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224940/telemedicine-to-promote-patient-safety-use-of-phone-based-interactive-voice-response-system-to-reduce-adverse-safety-events-in-pre-dialysis-ckd
#20
REVIEW
Shoshana Weiner, Jeffery C Fink
CKD patients have several features conferring on them a high risk of adverse safety events, which are defined as incidents with unintended harm related to processes of care or medications. These characteristics include impaired kidney function, polypharmacy, and frequent health system encounters. The consequences of such events in CKD can include new or prolonged hospitalization, accelerated kidney function loss, acute kidney injury, ESRD, and death. Health information technology administered via telemedicine presents opportunities for CKD patients to remotely communicate safety-related findings to providers for the purpose of improving their care...
January 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
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