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Dialysis, nephrology

Tevfik Ecder, Cengiz Utas, Kenan Ates, Brian Bieber, Bruce M Robinson, Ronald L Pisoni, Gültekin Süleymanlar
Introduction Turkey has one of the largest treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient populations in Europe (N = 66,711). In 2013, the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), a prospective study of hemodialysis (HD) practices and outcomes, initiated data collection in Turkey. Here we provide comparisons of HD patients in DOPPS-Turkey with other international regions and with patients in the Registry of Turkish Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. Methods DOPPS-Turkey study sites were randomly selected from all Turkish HD units treating ≥25 in-center chronic HD patients...
October 25, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Vina Tresa, Afshan Yaseen, Ali Asghar Lanewala, Seema Hashmi, Sabeeta Khatri, Irshad Ali, Muhammed Mubarak
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence rates and etiologies of acute kidney injury (AKI) are quite variable in different regions of the world. The current study was planned to determine the etiology, clinical profile, and short-term outcome of pediatric AKI at our hospital. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was carried out from April 2014 to March 2015. All pediatric patients (1 month to ≤15 years) diagnosed as AKI using modified pRIFLE criteria were studied and followed for 3 months to document short-term outcome...
October 21, 2016: Renal Failure
Kamila A Kaminska-Pajak, Katarzyna Dyga, Piotr Adamczyk, Maria Szczepańska, Marcin Zaniew, Bodo Beck, Marcin Tkaczyk
Hyperuricemia is a common symptom in adult population. It usually accompanies the chronic kidney disease. Less frequently, it is a primary phenomenon causing later serious clinical consequences. Familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN) is one of the hereditary conditions associated with high levels of serum uric acid and leading to dialysis in young adult age. It results from mutation in the UMOD gene, encoding the uromodulin protein, that is, Tamm-Horsfall protein. The aim of this paper was to present two families (7 affected members) with FJHN, in whom standard nephrological diagnostics did not provide clear cause of dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease, until genetic testing was performed...
October 20, 2016: Renal Failure
Swati Lederer, Michael J Fischer, Howard S Gordon, Anuradha Wadhwa, Subhash Popli, Elisa J Gordon
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have unmet information needs. Greater patient participation in healthcare discussions can address these needs and improve health outcomes. We developed a patient-centered question prompt sheet (QPS) to engage CKD patients in healthcare conversations. METHODS: We conducted a two phase, mixed-methods, cross-sectional study involving semi-structured telephone interviews. Patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1...
October 19, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Mauro Boronat, Ángelo Santana, Elvira Bosch, Dionisio Lorenzo, Marta Riaño, César García-Cantón
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Different biochemical abnormalities of metabolic bone disease have been associated with anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD), mainly in hemodialysis patients. However, all of these abnormalities are closely inter-related and their individual effect on the development of anemia is uncertain. This study was aimed to assess the relationship between anemia and a set of metabolic bone disease biomarkers in a cohort of adult patients with advanced non-dialysis-dependent CKD...
October 20, 2016: Nephron
P Fabbrini, K Finkel, M Gallieni, G Capasso, M Cavo, A Santoro, S Pasquali
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of multiple myeloma and is associated with increased short-term mortality. Additionally, even a single episode of AKI can eventually lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), significantly reducing quality of life and long-term survival. In the setting of multiple myeloma, severe AKI (requiring dialysis) is typically secondary to cast nephropathy (CN). Renal injury in CN is due to intratubular obstruction from precipitation of monoclonal serum free light chains (sFLC) as well as direct tubular toxicity of sFLC via stimulation of nuclear factor (NF)κB inflammatory pathways...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Garabed Eknoyan
Diseases of the kidney are old, but the discipline dedicated to their study, nephrology, is barely more than 50 years old. As recounted in this recollection of those events, the rudiments of what would become nephrology emerged in the time between the 2 World Wars from basic studies of normal kidney function and flourished after the integration of their methodologies into clinical medicine thereafter. Although shaped by studies of kidney function in the 1960s, it was the subsequent advent of dialysis that fueled the growth of nephrology well into the 21st century...
October 14, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Stephen M Korbet, William L Whittier, Edmund J Lewis
BACKGROUND/AIM: We assess the impact of serum creatinine at baseline on complete remission rate and long-term outcome in severe lupus nephritis (SLN). METHODS: A total of 86 adult patients with SLN [International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) class IV lesions] were evaluated based on baseline serum creatinine levels (≤1.0, 1.01-1.5, 1.51-2.0, 2.01-3.0, and >3.0 mg/dl; n = 22, 23, 16, 12, and 13, respectively). The complete remission rates (serum creatinine level of ≤1...
May 2016: Nephron Extra
Navdeep Tangri, Lesley A Inker, Brett Hiebert, Jenna Wong, David Naimark, David Kent, Andrew S Levey
BACKGROUND: Predicting the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is vital for clinical decision making and patient-provider communication. We previously developed an accurate static prediction model that used single-timepoint measurements of demographic and laboratory variables. STUDY DESIGN: Development of a dynamic predictive model using demographic, clinical, and time-dependent laboratory data from a cohort of patients with CKD stages 3 to 5. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We studied 3,004 patients seen April 1, 2001, to December 31, 2009, in the outpatient CKD clinic of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Hannelore Sprenger-Mähr, Emanuel Zitt, Karl Lhotta
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients suffering from acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) is increasing. Whereas causes and outcome of AKI-D in the intensive care unit (ICU) are described extensively, few data exist about AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU. Aim of this study was to identify the causes of AKI-D, determine in-depth the comorbid conditions and outcome of this particular patient group and identify possibilities for its prevention. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU in a single nephrology referral center between January 2010 and June 2015...
2016: PloS One
Hyo Shik Kim, Kyung Eun Lee, Ji Hyun Oh, Chan Sung Jung, Dughyun Choi, Yunsuek Kim, Jin Seok Jeon, Dong Cheol Han, Hyunjin Noh
A 65-year-old man was transferred from the Department of Vascular Surgery to Nephrology because of cardiac arrest during hemodialysis. He underwent incision and drainage for treatment of a buttock abscess. Nafamostat mesilate was used as an anticoagulant for hemodialysis to address bleeding from the incision and drainage site. Sudden cardiac arrest occurred after 15 minutes of dialysis. The patient was treated in the intensive care unit for 5 days. Continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration was started without any anticoagulant in the intensive care unit...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Abhilash Chandra
BACKGROUND: There is an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients as the glomerular filtration rate falls. However, there is a paucity of Indian data in this respect. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed based on the database of the information system of a tertiary care hospital in northern India to retrieve results of nephrology CKD outpatients (> 18 years of age) from September 2013 to October 2015 to determine the prevalence of hypothyroidism in the non-dialysis-dependent CKD population...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Tammy Hod, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev, Bhanu K Patibandla, Akshita Narra, Robert S Brown
BACKGROUND: In patients with failure of an initial arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a subsequent vascular access is needed before hemodialysis (HD) initiation. METHODS: To assess the optimal access strategy after a failed AVF, we linked data from the US Renal Data System with Medicare claims data identifying 21,436 patients ≥ 67 years old who started HD between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, with an AVF placed as their first predialysis access. Of the 10,568 subjects whose AVF failed, 1,796 patients had an AVF placed as a second access predialysis (AVF2 group) and 399 patients had an arteriovenous graft placed as a second access predialysis (AVG2 group)...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Janice Crespo-Salgado, V Matti Vehaskari, Tyrus Stewart, Michael Ferris, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Eugene E Blanchard, Christopher M Taylor, Mahmoud Kallash, Larry A Greenbaum, Diego H Aviles
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with uremia and increased systemic inflammation. Alteration of the intestinal microbiota may facilitate translocation of endotoxins into the systemic circulation leading to inflammation. We hypothesized that children with ESRD have an altered intestinal microbiota and increased serum levels of bacterially derived uremic toxins. METHODS: Four groups of subjects were recruited: peritoneal dialysis (PD), hemodialysis (HD), post-kidney transplant and healthy controls...
2016: Microbiome
Yossef Namir, Matan J Cohen, Yosef S Haviv, Itzchak Slotki, Linda Shavit
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency plays a central role in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) complications, both skeletal and nonskeletal. The purpose of this study was to examine whether 25(OH)D levels and supplementation with oral cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 (Vit D3)) are associated with morbidity and mortality among patients with significant CKD. METHODS: CKD patients attending the nephrology clinic at Shaare Zedek Medical Center between July 1, 2008 and January 31, 2012, tested at least twice for 25(OH)D levels, were enrolled...
October 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Martina Gerbino, Paola Todeschini, Maria Luisa Perrino, Ana Maria Manzione, Gian Benedetto Piredda, Elisa Gnappi, Flavia Caputo, Giuseppe Montagnino, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Pierluigi Di Loreto, Francesca Martino, Domenico Montanaro, Michele Rossini, Santina Castellino, Marilisa Biolcati, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Silvia Parisi, Elisabetta Versino, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice to restore fertility to women on renal replacement therapy. Over time, immunosuppressive, support therapies and approaches towards high-risk pregnancies have changed. The aim of this study was to analyse maternal-foetal outcomes in two cohorts of transplanted women who delivered a live-born baby in Italy in 1978-2013, dichotomized into delivery before and after January 2000. METHODS: A survey involving all the Italian transplant centres was carried out, gathering data on all pregnancies recorded since the start of activity at each centre; the estimated nationwide coverage was 75%...
July 5, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Adamasco Cupisti, Claudia D'Alessandro, Biagio Di Iorio, Anna Bottai, Claudia Zullo, Domenico Giannese, Massimiliano Barsotti, Maria Francesca Egidi
BACKGROUND: Dietary treatment is helpful in CKD patients, but nutritional interventions are scarcely implemented. The main concern of the renal diets is its feasibility with regards to daily clinical practice especially in the elderly and co-morbid patients. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a pragmatic, step-wise, personalized nutritional support in the management of CKD patients on tertiary care. METHODS: This is a case-control study. It included 823 prevalent out-patients affected by CKD stage 3b to 5 not-in-dialysis, followed by tertiary care in nephrology clinics; 305 patients (190 males, aged 70 ± 12 years) received nutritional support (nutritional treatment Group, NTG); 518 patients (281 males, aged 73 ± 13 years) who did not receive any dietary therapy, formed the control group (CG)...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Vincenzo Bellizzi, Giuseppe Conte, Silvio Borrelli, Adamasco Cupisti, Luca De Nicola, Biagio R Di Iorio, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Marcora Mandreoli, Ernesto Paoletti, Giorgina B Piccoli, Giuseppe Quintaliani, Maura Ravera, Domenico Santoro, Serena Torraca, Roberto Minutolo
This position paper of the study group "Conservative treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease-CKD" of the Italian Society of Nephrology addresses major practical, unresolved, issues related to the conservative treatment of chronic renal disease. Specifically, controversial topics from everyday clinical nephrology practice which cannot find a clear, definitive answer in the current literature or in nephrology guidelines are discussed. The paper reports the point of view of the study group. Concise and practical advice is given on several common issues: renal biopsy in diabetes; dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS); management of iron deficiency; low protein diet; dietary salt intake; bicarbonate supplementation; treatment of obesity; the choice of conservative therapy vs...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Djalila Mekahli, Karlijn J van Stralen, Marjolein Bonthuis, Kitty J Jager, Ayşe Balat, Elisa Benetti, Nathalie Godefroid, Vidar O Edvardsson, James G Heaf, Augustina Jankauskiene, Larissa Kerecuk, Svetlana Marinova, Flora Puteo, Tomas Seeman, Aleksandra Zurowska, Jacques Pirenne, Franz Schaefer, Jaap W Groothoff
BACKGROUND: The choice for either kidney or combined liver-kidney transplantation in young people with kidney failure and liver fibrosis due to autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) can be challenging. We aimed to analyze the characteristics and outcomes of transplantation type in these children, adolescents, and young adults. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We derived data for children, adolescents, and young adults with ARPKD with either kidney or combined liver-kidney transplants for 1995 to 2012 from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry, a European pediatric renal registry collecting data from 36 European countries...
August 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Mauro Sasdelli
In Italy, Nephrology and Dialysis born in the 50s. Among the protagonists of those years, there were Vittorio Bonomini and Pietro Zucchelli. In Bologna, they created a school of nephrology of national and international importance that generated many distinguished pupils. In the 60-70s, the author joined the school as student, then as assistant. He describes university life at the time of one of the last barons, Domenico Campanacci. Moreover, it is illustrated the adventurous birth and development of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, under the guidance of Bonomini and Zucchelli...
July 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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