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Minako Shimizu, Shigehiro Doi, Ayumu Nakashima, Takayuki Naito, Takao Masaki
PURPOSE: This study examined the clinical significance of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide level as a cardiac marker in Japanese hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This was a multicenter cross-sectional study involving 1428 Japanese hemodialysis patients. Ultrasonic cardiography data at post-hemodialysis were obtained from 395 patients. We examined whether serum N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide levels were associated with cardiac parameters and assessed cut-off values and investigated factors associated with a reduced ratio of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide levels pre- and post-hemodialysis...
March 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Ye-Ping Jiang, Ying Shen, Xiao-Rong Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nutritional status of children on maintenance hemodialysis due to stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the clinical significance of nutritional assessment indices. METHODS: A total of 21 children on maintenance hemodialysis due to stage 5 CKD were grouped according to body mass index. The nutritional status was assessed based on anthropometric parameters, biochemical parameters, inflammatory factors, residual renal function, indices of dialysis adequacy, and resting energy expenditure...
March 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Sean R German, Martin A Edwards, Hang Ren, Henry S White
Electrochemical measurements of the nucleation rate of individual H2 bubbles at the surface of Pt nanoelectrodes (radius = 7 - 41 nm) are used to determine the critical size and geometry of H2 nuclei leading to stable bubbles. Precise knowledge of the H2 concentration at the electrode surface, C_(H_2)^surf, is obtained by controlled current reduction of H+ in a H2SO4 solution. Induction times of single-bubble nucleation events are measured by stepping the current to control C_(H_2)^surf while monitoring the voltage...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
M Yawa, N Nyangiwe, V Muchenje, C T Kadzere, T C Mpendulo, M C Marufu
A total of 31,425 ticks were collected from 10 cattle and also from six drag-samples during the 12-month study period. Adult ticks were removed from the right hand side of each animal and all instars of ticks were placed in containers filled with 70% ethanol. Based on morphological traits, 10 tick species were identified: Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (32.5%), R. evertsi evertsi (18.8%), R. appendiculatus (17.3%), Amblyomma hebraeum (16.3%), R. simus (7.7%), Ixodes pilosus (3.8%), Hyalomma rufipes (3...
February 22, 2018: Experimental & Applied Acarology
Nada Dimkovic, Georg Schlieper, Aleksandar Jankovic, Zivka Djuric, Marcus Ketteler, Tatjana Damjanovic, Petar Djuric, Jelena Marinkovic, Zoran Radojcic, Natasa Markovic, Jürgen Floege
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular calcifications (CVC) are present in up to 70% of non-diabetic dialysis patients. Sparse data are available on predictors of very long-term outcomes of such patients. The Belgrade Aachen Study on Calcification in Hemodialysis patients (BASCH study) aimed to study this using a comprehensive CVC assessment. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 220 hemodialysis patients followed for a mean of 76 months (median 73 months, range 6-160 months). We compared patients deceased from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and survivors...
February 13, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Jarl B Rosenholm
The perfect gas law is used as a reference when selecting state variables (P, V, T, n) needed to characterize ideal gases (vapors), liquids and solids. Van der Waals equation of state is used as a reference for models characterizing interactions in liquids, solids and their mixtures. Van der Waals loop introduces meta- and unstable states between the observed gas (vapor)-liquid P-V transitions at low T. These intermediate states are shown to appear also between liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and solid-solid phase transitions...
February 5, 2018: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Jielong Jiang, Lijun Ni, Wei Ren, Xiaowan Zhou, Keliang Su, Lihua Wang, Lei Lan, Wei Chen, Yuanbo Wu
PURPOSE: Malnutrition is the main determinant of mortality and morbidity in maintenance hemodialysis patients. In many countries except for China, it has been reported that short daily hemodialysis (SDHD) could improve nutritional status. We will report here the nutritional results obtained in the SDHD therapy period compared with conventional hemodialysis (cHD) therapy period in Chinese patients. METHODS: This study compared 29 SDHD patients (SDHD group), each patient served as his own control, with 30 cHD patients (cHD group) serving as the parallel controls...
February 5, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Karima Farhat, Andrea W Stavenuiter, Marc Vervloet, Pieter M Ter Wee, Robert H Beelen, Frans J van Ittersum
BACKGROUND: Long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) is frequently complicated by technique failure preceded by peritoneal remodeling. Vitamin D has potent immunomodulatory characteristics: anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, anti-fibrotic properties, and influences on the macrophage phenotype. Little is known about the relation between pleiotropic effects attributed to vitamin D3 and the peritoneal membrane and what is the most appropriate vitamin D sterol in prevention of peritoneal remodeling in PD patients...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Baris U Agar, James A Sloand
BACKGROUND: Incremental dialysis utilizes gradually increasing dialysis doses in response to declines in residual kidney function, and it is the preferred renal replacement therapy for patients who have just transitioned to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Incremental peritoneal dialysis (PD) may impose fewer restrictions on patients' lifestyle, help attenuate lifetime peritoneal and systemic exposure to glucose and its degradation products, and minimize connections that could compromise the sterile fluid path...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Aarne Vartia
BACKGROUND: Kt/Vurea reflects the efficacy of haemodialysis scaled to patient size (urea distribution volume). The guidelines recommend monthly Kt/V measurements based on blood samples. Modern haemodialysis machines are equipped with accessories monitoring the dose online at every session without extra costs, blood samples and computers. OBJECTIVE: To describe the principles, devices, benefits and shortcomings of online monitoring of haemodialysis dose. DESIGN: A critical literature overview and discussion...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
Vinícius B Péterle, Jéssica de O Souza, Fernanda de O Busato, Frederico J Eutrópio, Gisele de A P da Costa, David N Olivieri, Carlos E Tadokoro
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the convergent point of several pathological processes, and its evolution is insidious and characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function. This impaired function induces the accumulation of uremic toxins and individuals with terminal CKD often have altered physiological responses, including a persistent state of immuno-suppression and development of diseases. A better characterization and stratification of these patients with CKD in different immuno-compromised groups would contribute to more effective and personalized treatments...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Kada Klouche, Laurent Amigues, Marion Morena, Vincent Brunot, Anne Marie Dupuy, Audrey Jaussent, Marie Christine Picot, Noémie Besnard, Delphine Daubin, Jean Paul Cristol
BACKGROUND: Though on-line intermittent hemodiafiltration (OL-IHDF) is a routine therapy for chronic dialysis patients, it is not yet widespread used in critically ill patients. This study was undergone to evaluate efficiency and tolerance of OL-IHDF and to appreciate inflammatory consequences of its use in intensive care unit (ICU)-acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study conducted in a medical academic ICU in France, 30 AKI patients who underwent OL-IHDF were included...
December 22, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Yoshitsugu Obi, Elani Streja, Rajnish Mehrotra, Matthew B Rivara, Connie M Rhee, Melissa Soohoo, Daniel L Gillen, Wei-Ling Lau, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of severe obesity, often considered a contraindication to peritoneal dialysis (PD), has increased over time. However, mortality has decreased more rapidly in the PD population than the hemodialysis (HD) population in the United States. The association between obesity and clinical outcomes among patients with end-stage kidney disease remains unclear in the current era. STUDY DESIGN: Historical cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 15,573 incident PD patients from a large US dialysis organization (2007-2011)...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Linfeng Liu, Ling Zhang, Guan J Liu, Ping Fu
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been suggested as an effective and safe dialysis modality in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). However, whether PD is superior to extracorporeal therapy (e.g. haemodialysis) in terms of improving survival, recovery of kidney function, metabolic and clinical outcomes is still inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to evaluate the benefits and harms of PD for patients with AKI compared with extracorporeal therapy or different PD modalities...
December 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hee Jung Jeon, Kwangsoo Kim, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Seongmin Choi, Taishi Fang, Ji-Jing Yan, Miyeun Han, Jong Cheol Jeong, Kyoung-Bun Lee, Tae Jin Kim, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
BACKGROUND: Studies on B-cell subtypes and V(D)J gene usage of B-cell receptors in kidney transplants are scarce. This study aimed to investigate V(D)J gene segment usage in ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplant (KT) patients compared to that in ABO-compatible (ABOc) KT patients. METHODS: We selected 16 ABOi KT patients with accommodation (ABOiA), 6 ABOc stable KT patients (ABOcS), and 6 ABOi KT patients with biopsy-proven acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABOiR) at day 10, whose graft tissue samples had been stored in the biorepository between 2010 and 2014...
November 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Henry Chukwuemeka Uro-Chukwu, Ermel Johnson, Friday Okonofua
The Equitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) designed by UNICEF and knowledge translation (KT) are important strategies that can help policymakers to improve equity and evidence-informed policy making in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The purpose of this study was to improve the knowledge and capacity of an MNCH implementation research team (IRT) and policy makers to use EQUIST and KT. A modified "before and after" intervention study design was used in which outcomes were measured on the target participants both before the intervention (workshop) is implemented and after...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
G Bilancio, M Celano, V Cozza, F Zingone, G Palladino, M Cirillo
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequent after kidney transplantation (KT). This study investigated CVD prediction in KT by information available before KT or within 6 months after KT. The study cohort consisted of 629 patients with KT in 2005-10 and with adult age at KT. The end point was incidence up to 2015 of CVD (coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease). Graft failure, non-CVD death with functioning graft, and loss to follow-up were considered competing events. CVD prediction was investigated for 34 variables by means of competing-risks regression...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Sami Safadi, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon, Amy W Williams, Fares Alahdab, Julie K Brown, Amanda L Severson, Walter K Kremers, Mary Ann Ryan, Marie C Hogan
Introduction: Extracorporeal circuit (EC) anticoagulation with heparin is a key advance in hemodialysis (HD), but anticoagulation is problematic in inpatients at risk of bleeding. We prospectively evaluated a heparin-avoidance HD protocol, clotting of the EC circuit (CEC), impact on dialysis efficiency, and associated risk factors in our acute care inpatients who required HD (January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2015). Methods: HD sessions without routine EC heparin were performed using airless dialysis tubing...
July 2017: KI Reports
Christopher S B Sia, Eldho Paul, Peter Tregaskis, Rowan G Walker, Scott G Wilson
BACKGROUND: The longitudinal effects of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis on small solute clearance and ultrafiltration are controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 27 patients with PD peritonitis over a 4-year period at a tertiary hospital. Adequacy tests at an "early" (1 - 3 months), "intermediate" (6 ± 2 months), and a "late" (12 ± 2 months) time period after the episode were compared with a pre-peritonitis baseline. The effect of time on serum albumin, weekly creatinine clearance, Kt/V, and net fluid volume removal was assessed...
December 2017: Clinical Nephrology
Fadwa Al-Ali, Ahmad F Hamdy, Abdullah Hamad, Mohamed Elsayed, Zafar Zafar Iqbal, Aisha Elsayed, Rania Ibrahim, Hoda Tolba, Hisham Buanan, Ashraf Fawzy
Background: Taurolidine citrate with heparin (Taurolock/Hep) is a promising central venous catheter lock solution. Despite its universal use among our hemodialysis patients, the prevalence of catheter malfunction was high. We aimed to compare Taurolock/Hep and taurolidine citrate with urokinase (Taurolock/U) as a catheter lock solution in order to identify whether either solution could reduce catheter-related dysfunction. Methods: In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial, patients were randomized to receive either Taurolock/Hep or Taurolock/U and were followed for 6 months...
July 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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