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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638607/course-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-french-patients
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Nicolas Janus, Vincent Launay-Vacher, Laurent Juillard, Gilbert Deray, Thierry Hannedouche, Myriam Isnard-Rouchon, Stéphane Burtey, Philippe Vanhille, Jean-Paul Ortiz, Gérard Janin, Philippe Nicoud, Malik Touam, Maurice Laville
BACKGROUND: In 1998, a French survey showed that the referral of patients with chronic kidney disease to a nephrologist was delayed, resulting in many emergency initiations of dialysis. In 2009, the ORACLE study aimed to describe the renal course of dialysis patients from their first nephrology visit to their first dialysis session. METHODS: The ORACLE study was a multicentre retrospective study of all patients who started chronic dialysis. Data were collected at the first nephrology visit and at the first dialysis session...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638604/impact-of-poverty-and-race-on-pre-end-stage-renal-disease-care-among-dialysis-patients-in-the-united-states
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Robert Nee, Christina M Yuan, Frank P Hurst, Rahul M Jindal, Lawrence Y Agodoa, Kevin C Abbott
BACKGROUND: Access to nephrology care prior to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is significantly associated with lower rates of morbidity and mortality. We assessed the association of area-level and individual-level indicators of poverty and race/ethnicity on pre-ESRD care provided by nephrologists. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study using the US Renal Data System database, we identified 739 537 patients initiated on maintenance dialysis from 1 January 2007 through 31 December 2012...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633184/peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-position-evaluated-by-ultrasound-can-it-replace-abdomen-x-ray-in-patients-presenting-catheter-misplacement
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Matthias Zeiler, Luca Zanoli, Rosalia Viviana Scarfia, Stefano Santarelli, Antonio Granata
Background Malfunction of the peritoneal dialysis catheter is frequently caused by dislocation. The diagnostic approach is classically based on abdomen X-ray together with detailed case history and physical examination. Despite being rarely applied in clinical practice to evaluate catheter misplacement, ultrasound is a noninvasive, radiation-free technique that is potentially useful also to explore reasons for catheter malfunction. Consequently, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound to identify peritoneal catheter misplacement...
June 20, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628255/still-a-reasonable-goal-targeting-cholesterol-in-dialysis-and-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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EDITORIAL
Gunnar H Heine, Kyrill S Rogacev, Oliver Weingärtner, Gunther Marsche
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a high burden of cardiovascular disease. In the general population, lipid metabolism disorders, which cause the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic vascular changes, are major targets for preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular medicine. However, data from large cohort studies and from clinical trials suggest that the treatment guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and therapy cannot uncritically be transferred from individuals with intact renal function to CKD patients...
June 19, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619127/bone-mineral-disturbances-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-5-not-yet-on-dialysis
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Andreja Marn Pernat, Matej Zrimšek
AIMS: This retrospective study evaluates the success of a treatment strategy for secondary hyperparathyroidism in our cohort of patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 who were not yet on dialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 81 predialysis patients from the outpatient clinic of the Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center Ljubljana were reviewed. We focused on serum markers for bone mineral metabolism including intact parathyroid hormone (PTH), phosphate, corrected calcium, and the usage of phosphate-binding agents and vitamin D analogs...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617545/fluid-status-of-patients-during-the-early-stages-of-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
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L Wang, W Yu, T Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the fluid status of patients in the early stages of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 36 patients (13 males and 23 females), hospitalized in the Nephrology CAPD Center, Peking University Third Hospital, and undergoing intubation and CAPD treatment, were recruited in this study. By utilize a bioelectrical impedance analyzer, changes in extracellular fluid and intracellular fluid within the patients' cells, and overall fluid changes were monitored throughout six months following CAPD treatment...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612635/wearable-sensors-can-they-benefit-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fokko Pieter Wieringa, Natascha Broers, J P Kooman, Frank M van der Sande, Chris van Hoof
Introduction This article ponders upon wearable medical measurement devices in relation to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its' associated comorbidities - and whether these might benefit CKD-patients. We aimed to map the intersection(s) of nephrology and wearable sensor technology to help technologists understand medical aspects, and clinicians to understand technological possibilities that are available (or soon will become so). Areas covered A structured literature search on main comorbidities and complications CKD patients suffer from, was used to steer mini-reviews on wearable sensor technologies clustered around 3 themes being: Cardiovascular-related, diabetes-related and physical fitness/frailty...
June 14, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599902/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-vascular-access-referral-policies-in-ckd
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Steven M Shechter, Talon Chandler, M Reza Skandari, Nadia Zalunardo
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of vascular access referral for patients with chronic kidney disease who may need hemodialysis (HD) is a pressing question in nephrology. Current referral policies have not been rigorously compared with respect to costs and benefits and do not consider patient-specific factors such as age. STUDY DESIGN: Monte Carlo simulation model. SETTING & POPULATION: Patients with chronic kidney disease, referred to a multidisciplinary kidney clinic in a universal health care system...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574107/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-forty-year-anniversary
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Claudio Ronco
In 1977 Peter Kramer performed the first CAVH (continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration) treatment in Gottingen, Germany. CAVH soon became a reliable alternative to hemo- or peritoneal dialysis in critically ill patients. The limitations of CAVH spurred new research and the discovery of new treatments such as CVVH and CVVHD (continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and continuous veno-venous hemodialysis). The alliance with industry led to development of new specialized equipment with improved accuracy and performance in delivering continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs)...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547746/the-support-needs-of-parents-having-a-child-with-a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
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W W Geense, B G I van Gaal, J L Knoll, E A M Cornelissen, T van Achterberg
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with a chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a crucial role in the management of their child's disease. The burden on parents is high: they are often exhausted, depressed and experience high levels of stress and a low quality of life, which could have a negative impact on their child's health outcomes. Support aiming at preventing and reducing parental stress is essential. Therefore, it is necessary to have insight in the problems and support needs among these parents...
May 25, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546368/effects-of-a-comprehensive-predialysis-education-program-on-the-home-dialysis-therapies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ashutosh Shukla, Andrea K Easom, Manisha Singh, Richa Pandey, Dumitru Rotaru, Xuerong Wen, Sudhir V Shah
♦Background: Improvement in the rates of home dialysis has been a desirable but difficult-to-achieve target for United States nephrology. Provision of comprehensive predialysis education (CPE) in institutes with established home dialysis programs has been shown to facilitate a higher home dialysis choice amongst chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Unfortunately, limited data have shown the efficacy of such programs in the United States or in institutes with small home dialysis (HoD) programs. ♦ Methods: We report the retrospective findings examining the efficacy of a CPE program in the early period after its establishment, with reference to its impact on the choice and growth of a small HoD program...
May 25, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546028/evaluation-and-control-of-microbial-and-chemical-contamination-in-dialysis-water-plants-of-italian-nephrology-wards
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Michele Totaro, Beatrice Casini, Paola Valentini, Mario Miccoli, Serena Giorgi, Andrea Porretta, Gaetano Privitera, Pier Luigi Lopalco, Angelo Baggiani
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving haemodialysis are exposed to a large volume of dialysis fluid. The Italian Society of Nephrology (ISN) published guidelines and microbial quality standards on dialysis water (DW) and solutions to ensure patient safety. AIM: Aim of the study was to identify microbial and chemical hazards and to evaluate disinfection treatments quality in DW plants. METHODS: In the years 2015 and 2016 water networks and DW plants (closed loop and online monitors) of nine dialysis wards of Italian hospitals, hosting 162 dialysis beds overall, were sampled on a monthly basis to determine the parameters provided by ISN guidelines...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544527/biomarkers-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis
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Ana Rebollo Rubio, Jose Miguel Morales Asencio, Mª Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Survival for patients commencing renal replacement therapy is around 90% in the first year and 83% at two years after starting dialysis. The factors that appear to predict mortality are comorbidity and frailty associated with kidney disease, glomerular filtration rate, age and biochemical factors. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the condition of patients starting renal replacement therapy, based on biomarkers commonly used in clinical practice and their association with mortality, measured 6 and 12 months after initiating replacement therapy...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540890/prevalence-of-osteoporosis-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-3-5-in-comparison-with-age-and-sex-matched-controls-a-study-from-kashmir-valley-tertiary-care-center
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M Saleem Najar, Mohamad Muzzafer Mir, Mudasir Muzamil
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a range of metabolic bone diseases. Fracture rates are higher in CKD patients than age-matched controls throughout all the five stages of CKD. Dialysis patients have 4 times as many hip fractures as expected for their age. CKD forms an independent risk factor for osteoporosis, even in the absence of traditional risk factors. This study was carried out at the nephrology unit in a tertiary care center of Kashmir to know the prevalence of osteoporosis in CKD patients having glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 mL/min (stages 3-5)...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540058/trends-in-the-management-of-patients-with-kidney-failure-in-alberta-canada-2004-2013
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Christy C Chong, Helen Tam-Tham, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Robert G Weaver, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Marcello Tonelli, Robert R Quinn, Liam Manns, Braden J Manns
BACKGROUND: Based on clinical practice guidelines, specific quality indicators are examined to assess the performance of a health care system for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We examined trends in the proportion of patients with ESRD referred late to nephrology, timing of dialysis initiation in those with chronic kidney disease, and proportion of patients with ESRD treated with pre-emptive kidney transplantation or peritoneal dialysis (PD). Design:: This was a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501861/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-care-and-early-survival-among-incident-dialysis-patients-in-the-us-military-health-system
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Robert Nee, Evan Fisher, Christina M Yuan, Lawrence Y Agodoa, Kevin C Abbott
BACKGROUND: Previous reports showed an increased early mortality after chronic dialysis initiation among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population. We hypothesized that ESRD patients in the Military Health System (MHS) would have greater access to pre-ESRD care and hence better survival rates during this early high-risk period. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, using the US Renal Data System database, we identified 1,256,640 patients initiated on chronic dialysis from January 2, 2004 through December 31, 2014, from which a bootstrap sample of 3,984 non-MHS incident dialysis patients were compared with 996 MHS patients...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500518/incremental-start-to-pd-as-experienced-in-italy-results-of-censuses-carried-out-from-2005-to-2014
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Loris Neri, Giusto Viglino, Giancarlo Marinangeli, Anna Rachele Rocca, Alessandro Laudon, Antonino Ragusa, Gianfranca Cabiddu
BACKGROUND: It is not known how widely used in Italy an incremental start to in peritoneal dialysis (Incr-PD) is. METHODS: By analyzing the peritoneal dialysis (PD) censuses conducted by the PD Study Group (GSDP-SIN) for the years 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 in all the Centers performing PD in Italy, the use of Incr-PD, i.e. continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with 1 or 2 exchanges/day or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) with 3-4 sessions/week, was examined among incident PD patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463635/research-priorities-for-palliative-care-for-older-adults-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ann M O'Hare, Mi-Kyung Song, Manjula Kurella Tamura, Alvin H Moss
Older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) often have multiple comorbid conditions, a high symptom burden, and limited life expectancy. There is mounting concern that the intensive patterns of care that many of these patients receive at the end of life are discordant with their values and preferences. The nephrology community has recognized that there are significant unmet palliative care needs in this population. In this article, we identify three broad areas of knowledge deficit where more evidence is needed to support the "best care possible" for this population: (1) what matters most to older adults with advanced CKD and their caregivers near the end of life; (2) how the nephrology community can best support older adults with advanced CKD to navigate complex treatment decisions throughout their illness; and (3) how the healthcare system should be reconfigured to promote patient- and family-centered care for older adults with advanced CKD...
May 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463080/lupus-glomerulonephritis-in-788-chinese-children-a-multi-centre-clinical-and-histopathological-analysis-based-on-549-renal-biopsies
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Si-Yan Jin, Dan-Lin Huang, Xi-Qiang Dang, Zhu-Wen Yi
BACKGROUND: System lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a severe multisystem autoimmune disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and pathological features, treatment, and renal outcome in children under 18 years with lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: The study was undertaken by a questionnaire completed in 26 Grade 3A hospitals' paediatric renal units in China. The study comprised 788 children (619 girls, 169 boys) diagnosed with SLE by the American College of Rheumatology criteria (1997) during 2005-2010...
May 2, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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