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Home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis

Edwina A Brown, Frederic O Finkelstein, Osasuyi U Iyasere, Alan S Kliger
Management of older people on dialysis requires focus on the wider aspects of aging as well as dialysis. Almost all frail and older patients receiving dialysis will default to in-center hemodialysis, although the availability of assisted peritoneal dialysis enables dialysis at home. As with any disease management decision, patients approaching end-stage renal disease need all the appropriate facts about their prognosis, the natural history of their disease without dialysis, and the resulting outcomes and complications of the different dialysis modalities...
October 20, 2016: Kidney International
Michael A Kraus, Sheru Kansal, Michael Copland, Paul Komenda, Eric D Weinhandl, George L Bakris, Christopher T Chan, Richard J Fluck, John M Burkart
Although intensive hemodialysis (HD) can address important clinical problems, increasing treatment also introduces risks. In this review, we assess risks pertaining to 6 domains: vascular access complications, infection, mortality, loss of residual kidney function, solute balance, and patient and care partner burden. In the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) trials, short daily and nocturnal schedules increased the incidence of access complications, although the incidence of access loss was not statistically higher...
November 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Peter A McCullough, Christopher T Chan, Eric D Weinhandl, John M Burkart, George L Bakris
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease, including cardiac arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and valvular heart disease, is higher in hemodialysis (HD) patients than in the US resident population. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in HD patients and the principal discharge diagnosis accompanying 1 in 4 hospital admissions. Furthermore, the rate of hospital admissions for either heart failure or fluid overload is persistently high despite widespread use of β-blockers and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and attempts to manage fluid overload with ultrafiltration...
November 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Sarity Dodson, Tanya Osicka, Louis Huang, Lawrence P McMahon, Matthew A Roberts
Health literacy (HL) refers to a person's ability to engage effectively with health information and services. We aimed to describe the HL of people receiving dialysis and the factors associated with it. A cross-sectional design was used, with demographic and clinical data as predictors. Participants were people receiving dialysis at a metropolitan health service in Melbourne, Australia. Health consumers with conditions not requiring dialysis were included for comparison. The Health Literacy Questionnaire, Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36, and Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21 were administered...
2016: Journal of Health Communication
Nigel D Toussaint, Lawrence P McMahon, Gregory Dowling, Stephen G Holt, Gillian Smith, Maria Safe, Richard Knight, Kathleen Fair, Leanne Linehan, Rowan G Walker, David A Power
♦ Background: Increased demand for treatment of end-stage kidney disease has largely been accommodated by a costly increase in satellite hemodialysis (SHD) in most jurisdictions. In the Australian State of Victoria, a marked regional variation in the uptake of home-based dialysis suggests that use of home therapies could be increased as an alternative to SHD. An earlier strategy based solely on increased remuneration had failed to increase uptake of home therapies. Therefore, the public dialysis funder adopted the incidence and prevalence of home-based dialysis therapies as a key performance indicator (KPI) for its health services to encourage greater uptake of home therapies...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Eric L Wallace, Janice Lea, Ninad Chaudhary, Russell Griffin, Eric Hammelman, Joshua Cohen, James A Sloand
♦ Background: United States Renal Data System (USRDS) data from 2014 show that African Americans (AA) are underrepresented in the home dialysis population, with 6.4% versus 9.2% utilization in the general populace. This racial disparity may be inaccurately ascribed to the nation as a whole if regional and inter-state variability exists. This investigation sought to examine home dialysis utilization by minority Medicare beneficiary populations across the US nationally, regionally, and by individual state. ♦ Methods: The 2012 Medicare 100% Outpatient Standard Analytic File was used to identify all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) patients, with state of residence and race, receiving an outpatient dialysis facility bill type...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Keren Ladin, Naomi Lin, Emily Hahn, Gregory Zhang, Susan Koch-Weser, Daniel E Weiner
BACKGROUND: Although shared decision-making (SDM) can better align patient preferences with treatment, barriers remain incompletely understood and the impact on patient satisfaction is unknown. METHODS: This is a qualitative study with semistructured interviews. A purposive sample of prevalent dialysis patients ≥65 years of age at two facilities in Greater Boston were selected for diversity in time from initiation, race, modality and vintage. A codebook was developed and interrater reliability was 89%...
August 30, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Thomas A Golper
Incremental hemodialysis (incrHD) is not widely used nor is it well understood. In addition, and perhaps with more impact, governmental regulations in the United States and their consequential influences on dialysis provider organizations have made the practice of incrHD more difficult than traditional thrice weekly in-center HD. IncrHD is critically dependent on the amount of residual kidney function (RKF) as well as the individualized goals of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) management. RKF has to be assessed frequently and dialysis adjusted accordingly...
August 25, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Gregory S Schober, Julia B Wenger, Celeste C Lee, Jonathan Oberlander, Jennifer E Flythe
BACKGROUND: Health advocacy groups provide education, raise public awareness, and engage in legislative, scientific, and regulatory processes to advance funding and treatments for many diseases. Despite a high burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States, public awareness and research funding lag behind those for other disease states. We undertook this study of patients receiving maintenance dialysis to describe knowledge and beliefs about CKD advocacy, understand perceptions regarding advocacy participation, and elicit ideas for generating more advocacy in the dialysis community...
August 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Dirk G Struijk
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for the treatment of end-stage renal failure was introduced in the 1960s. Nowadays it has evolved to an established therapy that is complementary to hemodialysis (HD), representing 11% of all patients treated worldwide with dialysis. Despite good clinical outcomes and similar results in patient survival between PD and HD, the penetration of PD is decreasing in the Western world. SUMMARY: First the major events in the history of the development of PD are described...
December 2015: Kidney Diseases
Catherine A Firanek, Sara Garza, Mary E Gellens, Karen Lattrel, Ann Mancini, Ann Robar, Lucy B Todd, James A Sloand
Home dialysis offers many advantages over in-center dialysis, but peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis are infrequently used. To better understand why, a survey of dialysis healthcare professionals (N = 273) in the United States was conducted to assess their knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs about home dialysis modalities. Most survey respondents demonstrated a lack of knowledge about home dialysis and perceived many barriers to home therapy, which may affect patient modality choice; however, 90% of respondents stated they would choose home dialysis for themselves if they required dialysis...
May 2016: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Matthew J Oliver, Ahmed A Al-Jaishi, Stephanie N Dixon, Jeffrey Perl, Arsh K Jain, Susan D Lavoie, Danielle M Nash, J Michael Paterson, Charmaine E Lok, Robert R Quinn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assisted peritoneal dialysis is a treatment option for individuals with barriers to self-care who wish to receive home dialysis, but previous research suggests that this treatment modality is associated with a higher rate of hospitalization. The objective of our study was to determine whether assisted peritoneal dialysis has a different rate of hospital days compared to in-center hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a multicenter, retrospective cohort study by linking a quality assurance dataset to administrative health data in Ontario, Canada...
September 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
R Schindler
Renal function in humans declines with old age. Currently, the normal range for renal function is not differentiated by age but uniformly given, which has evoked criticism. The symptoms of high-grade impairment of renal function are nonspecific. The current data situation does not support early initiation of dialysis: on the contrary, initiation of dialysis should be decided from clinical aspects and not according to the values for the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Elderly patients should be offered peritoneal dialysis (PD) as well as hemodialysis (HD), which can be performed either at home (PD) or at a dialysis center (HD or PD)...
August 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Susan Ziolkowski, Scott Liebman
At our institution, we have noted that end-stage renal disease patients choosing a home dialysis modality after education often initiate renal replacement therapy with in-center hemodialysis (HD) instead. We interviewed 24 such patients (23 choosing peritoneal dialysis [PD], one choosing home HD) to determine reasons for this mismatch. The most common reasons cited for not starting home dialysis were: lack of confidence/concerns about complications, lack of space or home-related issues, a feeling of insufficient education, and perceived medical or social contraindications...
July 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Louise M Moist, Ahmed A Al-Jaishi
Patients with Stages 4 and 5 CKD are optimally managed within a multidisciplinary care setting. This provides an opportunity to create a "patient centered" approach to renal replacement modality options and conservative care. The care team engages with the patient and caregivers to assist with the understanding of their health status, modality and vascular access selection, and overall living with the comorbidity of chronic illness. A systematic approach to provision of education, modality, and access selection, are in part, driven by the patient's expected survival and need for dialysis, the risks and benefits with different modalities, and access and adaptation to their preferences and home situations...
July 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Jun Miyahara, Masaki Yamamoto, Kyoko Motoshige, Naoya Fujita, Shigeru Ohki
Recent advances in neonatal cardiorespiratory management and neonatal renal replacement therapy have led to occasional reports of favorable short-term and long-term outcomes for Potter sequence, once thought to be fatal. The present patient was a girl born at a gestational age of 34 weeks 4 days with a birthweight of 1398 g. She was diagnosed with Potter sequence complicated by pulmonary hypoplasia due to left renal agenesis and small right kidney. Hemodialysis was started because anuria persisted even after persistent pulmonary hypertension receded and cardiorespiratory status improved...
July 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Robert Ekart, Radovan Hojs
Obesity is a chronic disease that is increasingly prevalent around the world and is a well-recognized risk factor for type 2 diabetes and hypertension, leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The obese diabetic patient with ESRD is a challenge for the nephrologist with regard to the type of renal replacement therapy that should be suggested and offered to the patient. There is no evidence that either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is contraindicated in obese ESRD patients. In the literature, we can find a discrepancy in the impact of obesity on mortality among hemodialysis vs...
July 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Virginia Wang, Matthew L Maciejewski, Cynthia J Coffman, Linda L Sanders, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Richard Hirth, Joseph Messana
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between distance to dialysis provider and patient selection of dialysis modality, informed by the absolute distance from a patient's home and relative distance of alternative modalities. DATA SOURCES: U.S. Renal Data System. STUDY DESIGN: About 70,131 patients initiating chronic dialysis and 4,795 dialysis facilities in 2006. The primary outcome was patient utilization of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Independent variables included absolute distance between patients' home and the nearest hemodialysis (HD) facility, relative distance between patients' home and nearest PD versus nearest HD facilities, and their interaction...
April 7, 2016: Health Services Research
Samuel A Silver, Rory McQuillan, Ziv Harel, Adam V Weizman, Alison Thomas, Gihad Nesrallah, Chaim M Bell, Christopher T Chan, Glenn M Chertow
To achieve sustainable change, quality improvement initiatives must become the new way of working rather than something added on to routine clinical care. However, most organizational change is not maintained. In this next article in this Moving Points in Nephrology feature on quality improvement, we provide health care professionals with strategies to sustain and support quality improvement. Threats to sustainability may be identified both at the beginning of a project and when it is ready for implementation...
May 6, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Samuel A Silver, Ziv Harel, Rory McQuillan, Adam V Weizman, Alison Thomas, Glenn M Chertow, Gihad Nesrallah, Chaim M Bell, Christopher T Chan
Quality improvement involves a combined effort among health care staff and stakeholders to diagnose and treat problems in the health care system. However, health care professionals often lack training in quality improvement methods, which makes it challenging to participate in improvement efforts. This article familiarizes health care professionals with how to begin a quality improvement project. The initial steps involve forming an improvement team that possesses expertise in the quality of care problem, leadership, and change management...
May 6, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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