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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333675/sharing-innovations-to-enhance-renal-fellow-education-in-dialysis
#1
Laura J Maursetter, Lisa K Prince, Christina M Yuan, James F Simon
Dialysis care is an integral part of the practice of nephrology. Despite this, education of fellows in providing dialysis often remains rudimentary, relying on a combination of didactics and learning through experience. This runs the risk of training nephrologists who can provide dialysis care without truly being experts on the subject. In this article, a collection of novel or innovative teaching methods is presented that are meant to provide training programs with additional tools with which to improve the training of their fellows in dialysis...
January 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333620/in-center-hemodialysis-education-challenges-and-innovations-in-training-of-fellows-in-nephrology
#2
Louise M Moist, Robert M Lindsay
The in-center dialysis unit and practice of dialysis, in the current multi-team approach, requires knowledge and skills in all the domains including medical expert, communicator, collaborator, scholar, health advocate, and leader. We are tasked as a community, to embrace and incentivize new innovations and technology to address these needs for our post graduate trainees. These innovations must address the basic principles of dialysis, quality improvement, technical and procedural skills as well as leadership and administration skills...
January 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330994/pattern-of-causative-micro-organisms-in-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-dialysis-patients-experience-from-saudi-arabia
#3
Bilal Mohsin
BACKGROUND: Catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) are the leading cause of morbidity in HD patients. The majority of these infections relate to haemodialysis catheters. There is a paucity of local data on microbial agents responsible for CRBSI in our region. This prompted our study. METHODS: This Prospective observatory survey was conducted in Department of Nephrology, King Fahd Hospital, Hofuf KSA from Nov 2014 to Jan 2017 (26 months). It was performed on dialysis patients with HD catheters who developed features of CRBSI...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318212/timely-referral-to-outpatient-nephrology-care-slows-progression-and-reduces-treatment-costs-of-chronic-kidney-diseases
#4
Gerhard Lonnemann, Johannes Duttlinger, David Hohmann, Lennart Hickstein, Helmut Reichel
Introduction: We present a new approach to evaluate the importance of ambulatory nephrology care in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: An anonymized health claims database of German insurance companies was searched in a retrospective analysis for patients with CKD using the codes of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th German modification. A total of 105,219 patients with CKD were identified. Patients were assigned to the group "timely referral," when nephrology care was present in the starting year 2009, or initiated during the following 3 years in CKD1-4...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314304/role-of-telehealth-in-renal-replacement-therapy-education
#5
Anna Malkina, Delphine S Tuot
The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is rising in the United States, which bears high financial and public health burden. The most common modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the United States is in-center hemodialysis. Many patients report lack of comprehensive and timely education about their treatment options, which may preclude them from participating in home-based dialysis therapies and kidney transplantation evaluation. While RRT education has traditionally been provided in-person, the rise of telehealth has afforded new opportunities to improve upon the status quo...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314264/a-practical-guide-for-the-care-of-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-near-the-end-of-life
#6
Amar D Bansal, Jane O Schell
Most patients who rely on dialysis for treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) never receive a kidney transplant. Therefore, it is important for nephrology providers to feel comfortable discussing the role of dialysis near the end of life (EOL). Advance care planning (ACP) is an ongoing process of learning patient values and goals in an effort to outline preferences for current and future care. This review presents a framework for how to incorporate ACP in the care of dialysis patients throughout the kidney disease course and at the EOL...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314256/point-of-care-ultrasound-education-to-improve-care-of-dialysis-patients
#7
Surekha Mullangi, Stephen M Sozio, Paul Segal, Steven Menez, Carol Martire, Tariq Shafi
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is rapidly emerging as a bedside diagnostic tool that can enhance physical diagnosis and facilitate clinical decision making. Although ultrasound is widely used by nephrologists for vascular access and kidney imaging, diagnostic POCUS skills in other anatomic areas are not part of routine nephrology training. In this narrative review, we will provide an overview of selected POCUS techniques, highlight potential uses of POCUS in routine nephrology practice, and describe a new curriculum implemented at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to teach diagnostic POCUS skills to nephrology fellows...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314253/peritoneal-dialysis-education-challenges-and-innovation
#8
Rajnish Mehrotra
Peritoneal dialysis is the most common modality for home dialysis and to ensure patients have access to dialysis at home, training programs have to ensure that the fellows attain clinical competency in the care of such patients. The limited data available however are sobering; about 10 years ago, 44% of nephrologists reported that they did not feel competent in the care of patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. There are recognizable challenges in ensuring clinical competency of trainees that may need creative solutions...
January 4, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314241/dialysis-access-procedure-training-for-the-nephrologist
#9
Sana Waheed, Laura Maursetter, Alexander Yevzlin
Historically, the placement and maintenance of dialysis access has been an integral part of nephrology training. However, in recent years, a big debate has ensued regarding whether this should be limited to trainees' understanding and counseling the patients regarding indications, alternatives, risks and possible complications of these procedures or should it actually involve more of a hands-on experience for the trainees. Some of the barriers in making these procedures a requirement across the board are the lack of standardization of procedural training across various training programs and the absence of consensus on what achieving competency in these procedures looks like...
January 3, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281947/an-exploration-of-palliative-care-needs-of-people-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-dialysis-family-caregiver-s-perspectives
#10
Victor Maddalena, Fiona O'Shea, Brendan Barrett
Patients with end-stage renal disease supported on dialysis experience high morbidity and mortality. Little is known about family caregiver experiences during the disease. Qualitative research methods were used to explore the experiences of family caregivers caring for patients receiving dialysis. In-depth, semi-structured, in-person interviews were completed with 18 family caregivers in rural and urban settings. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using thematic and descriptive analysis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277508/risk-predictors-and-causes-of-technique-failure-within-the-first-year-of-peritoneal-dialysis-an-australia-and-new-zealand-dialysis-and-transplant-registry-anzdata-study
#11
Emily J See, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley, Elaine M Pascoe, Sunil V Badve, Neil Boudville, Philip A Clayton, Kamal Sud, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Monique Borlace, Yeoungjee Cho
BACKGROUND: Concern regarding technique failure is a major barrier to increased uptake of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and the first year of therapy is a particularly vulnerable time. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study using competing-risk regression analyses to identify the key risk factors and risk periods for early transfer to hemodialysis therapy or death in incident PD patients. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients who initiated PD therapy in Australia and New Zealand in 2000 through 2014...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274918/caring-for-migrants-and-refugees-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-in-europe
#12
Wim Van Biesen, Raymond Vanholder, Thomas Ernandez, Daniel Drewniak, Valerie Luyckx
With the number of migrants and refugees increasing globally, the nephrology community is increasingly confronted with issues relating to the management of end-stage kidney disease in this population, including medical, logistical, financial, and moral-ethical questions. Beginning with data for the state of affairs regarding refugees in Europe and grounded in moral reasoning theory, this Policy Forum Perspective contends that to improve care for this specific population, there is a need for: (1) clear demarcations of responsibilities across the societal (macro), local (meso), and individual (micro) levels, such that individual providers are aware of available resources and able to provide essential medical care while societies and local communities determine the general approach to dialysis care for refugees; (2) additional data and evidence to facilitate decision making based on facts rather than emotions; and (3) better information and education in a broad sense (cultural sensitivity, legal rights and obligations, and medical knowledge) to address specific needs in this population...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273970/renal-replacement-therapy-for-children-throughout-the-world-the-need-for-a-global-registry
#13
Sophie Ploos van Amstel, Marlies Noordzij, Bradley A Warady, Francisco Cano, Jonathan C Craig, Jaap W Groothoff, Kenji Ishikura, Alicia Neu, Hesham Safouh, Hong Xu, Kitty J Jager, Franz Schaefer
BACKGROUND: To describe the factors affecting the incidence of renal replacement therapy (RRT) among children, information from RRT registries is required. We aimed to give an overview of existing pediatric RRT registries worldwide, identify regions with a need to commence or increase data collection on pediatric RRT, and provide a rationale for developing a global RRT registry. METHODS: A survey assessing pediatric RRT registry status was sent to International Pediatric Nephrology Associateion (IPNA) members in 127 countries in January 2016...
December 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242812/proceedings-from-the-symposium-on-kidney-disease-in-older-people-royal-society-of-medicine-london-january-19-2017
#14
Aza Abdulla, Pandora N Wright, Louise E Ross, Hugh Gallagher, Osasuyi Iyasere, Nan Ma, Carol Bartholomew, Karen Lowton, Edwina A Brown
People are living longer. On the whole, they have healthier lives and many of the problems previously seen at a younger age now appear in their later years. Kidneys, like other organs, age, and kidney disease in the aged is a prime example. In the United Kingdom, as in other developed countries, the prevalence of end stage kidney disease is highest in the 70- to 79-year-old age group. There are many older people who require renal replacement and are now considered for dialysis. While older patients with end-stage renal disease invariably aspire for a better quality of life, this needs a specialized approach and management...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233322/using-simplistic-simulations-to-enhance-learning-in-a-nephrology-pharmacotherapeutics-module
#15
Yen H Dang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a simplistic simulation exercise in a nephrology module on pharmacy students' learning in a three-year concentrated curriculum. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Second year pharmacy students participated in a two-part simulation on electrolyte imbalances and dialysis in a nephrology pharmacotherapeutics module. Students completed a seven-item anonymous survey at the end of the simulation on a five-point Likert scale to examine the effect of the simulation and their attitudes to the exercise...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232664/vaccination-practices-in-pediatric-dialysis-patients-across-europe-a-european-pediatric-dialysis-working-group-and-european-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-dialysis-working-group-study
#16
Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yesim Özdemir Atikel, Fabio Paglialonga, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Varvara Askiti, Enrico Vidal, Gema Ariceta, Engin Melek, Enrico Verrina, Nikoleta Printza, Karel Vondrak, Aleksandra Zurowska, Ilona Zagozdzon, Mesiha Ekim, Elif Nursel Özmert, Stephanie Dufek, Augustina Jankauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Eszter Lévai, Johan Vande Walle, Nur Canpolat, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Guenter Klaus, Christoph Aufricht, Rukshana Shroff, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Data on the immunization practices in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are scarce. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current vaccination practices for children on dialysis across European pediatric nephrology centers. METHODS: A total of 18 tertiary pediatric nephrology centers from 12 European countries were included in the study. The data on universal national immunization programs and immunization practices for children with chronic disease or risk were recorded from European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization...
December 12, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225809/venous-air-embolism-related-to-the-use-of-central-catheters-revisited-with-emphasis-on-dialysis-catheters
#17
REVIEW
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Hau C Kwaan, Todd S Ing
Venous air embolism is a dreaded condition particularly relevant to the field of nephrology. In the face of a favourable, air-to-blood pressure gradient and an abnormal communication between the atmosphere and the veins, air entrance into the circulation is common and can bring about venous air embolism. These air emboli can migrate to different areas through three major routes: pulmonary circulation, paradoxical embolism and retrograde ascension to the cerebral venous system. The frequent undesirable outcome of this disease entity, despite timely and aggressive treatment, signifies the importance of understanding the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and of the implementation of various preventive measures...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218971/an-evaluation-of-medication-reconciliation-in-an-outpatient-nephrology-clinic
#18
Matthew Phillips, Jo-Anne Wilson, Amany Aly, Marsha Wood, Penelope Poyah, Sarah Drost, Anne Hiltz, Holly Carver
Background: Accreditation Canada recognizes medication reconciliation as a key required organizational practice (ROP) to enhance patient safety. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) carry a high risk for adverse drug events due to multiple co-morbidities, using many medications, and being cared for by many practitioners. Data evaluating the benefits of ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) in patients with advanced CKD is limited. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated types and rates of medication discrepancies and their potential index for patient harm using the Cornish classification system in a cohort of consecutive non-dialysis-dependent CKD stage 5 patients who received AmbMR...
April 2017: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216816/acute-kidney-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-investigations-management-and-prevention
#19
Mohamed B Abdelraheem
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition, encountered in everyday paediatric clinical practice. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children both inside and outside intensive care units. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and progression to chronic kidney disease. The burden of AKI is particularly high in low- and middle-income countries where rural areas and smaller cities in the countryside predominate. Most of these areas suffer from poverty, poor sanitation, water quality and hygiene, lack of education and poor access to health care...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
#20
Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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