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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148026/the-influence-of-hemodialysis-membrane-permeability-on-serum-procalcitonin-values-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Taoufiq Aatif, Yassir Zajjari, Anas Jeaidi
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) has emerged as a marker of infection and it could be useful for detection of systemic bacterial infections in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to assess the influence of HD membrane permeability to PCT serum levels in noninfected HD patients on maintenance HD. METHODS: In a prospective comparative study, we measured PCT serum levels and C reactive protein (CRP) before and after HD in 36 sessions (18 sessions of HD with low-flux = Group L; and 18 sessions with high flux membranes = Group H), in 18 chronic HD patients without history of infection...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148022/hemodialysis-versus-peritoneal-dialysis-an-observational-study-in-two-international-centers
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Renhua Lu, Carla Estremadoyro, Xiaohuan Chen, Mingli Zhu, Leonardo C Ribeiro, Yucheng Yan, Alessandra Brendolan, Wei Fang, Carlo Crepaldi, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Given that it is difficult to randomize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to either hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD), differences between these renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities are of major interest and remain controversial. METHODS: All data on maintenance dialysis patients during 2009 to 2013 in the Renji Hospital in Shanghai, China and in the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy were selected. Patients who changed their therapy from HD to PD or PD to HD during this study were excluded...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148012/use-of-bovine-carotid-artery-for-buttonhole-technique-hemodialysis
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Earl Schuman, Philip Alexander, Amy Ronfeld
PURPOSE: Assess the feasibility of using a bovine carotid artery graft for buttonhole technique hemodialysis in patients who are not candidates for a native fistula. METHODS: Case reports used to demonstrate selection criteria and results for this approach. Criteria include: knowledgeable patient with prior dialysis experience, stable graft in place for 3 months minimum, not a candidate for a native fistula, and able to maintain close follow-up. RESULTS: Both grafts were based on axillary vessels and have been in place for a total of 64 months...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147171/recent-progress-of-bypass-surgery-to-the-dialysis-dependent-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Nobuyoshi Azuma, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Hiroko Okuda, Keisuke Miyake, Atsuhiro Koya
According to expansion of dialysis-dependent population, more than half of patients with critical ischemic limbs are dialysis-dependent in Japan. Although patients with end-staged renal disease are well-known as poor life prognosis, well-managed dialysis patients in Japan can survive much longer compared to dialysis patients in the United States and Europe. Therefore, some dialysis patients can enjoy the long-term benefits of bypass surgery. To decide the indication of bypass surgery, patient's general condition, nutrition status, and vein availability are more important rather than arterial disease anatomy...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130991/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-hemoglobin-variability-predicts-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-in-patients-transitioning-to-dialysis
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Keiichi Sumida, Charles Dyer Diskin, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Connie M Rhee, Elani Streja, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin variability (Hb-var) has been associated with increased mortality both in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However, the impact of Hb-var in advanced NDD-CKD on outcomes after dialysis initiation remains unknown. METHODS: Among 11,872 US veterans with advanced NDD-CKD transitioning to dialysis between October 2007 through September 2011, we assessed Hb-var calculated from the residual SD of at least 3 Hb values during the last 6 months before dialysis initiation (prelude period) using within-subject linear regression models, and stratified into quartiles...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
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Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123004/klebsiella-pneumoniae-renal-abscess-and-peritonitis-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-a-novel-route-of-infection
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Miten J Dhruve, Joanne M Bargman
We present a peritoneal dialysis (PD) patient who had a renal biopsy performed during an episode of urosepsis and subsequently presented with a renal abscess at the biopsy site along with concurrent peritonitis. Microbiology from the PD effluent and from the renal abscess were both positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae We propose that the PD peritonitis was the result of seeding of the peritoneal cavity with bacteria from the renal abscess. Successful treatment was achieved through drainage of the abscess and intraperitoneal antibiotics...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123003/outcomes-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-left-in-place-after-kidney-transplantation
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Saúl Pampa-Saico, Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Víctor Burguera-Vion, Víctor Diéz Nicolás, Estefanía Yerovi-León, Sara Jimenez-Álvaro, Ana Fernández-Rodríguez, Roberto Marcén, Maite Rivera-Gorrín
No clear consensus has been reached regarding the optimal time to remove the peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) after kidney transplantation (KT). This retrospective observational study, conducted in a single peritoneal dialysis (PD) unit including all PD patients who received a KT between 1995 - 2015, was undertaken to evaluate the clinical outcomes and potential complications associated with a PDC left in place after KT. Of the 132 PD patients who received a KT, 20 were excluded from the study. Of the remaining, 112 (85%) patients with functioning KT were discharged with their PDC left in place and had it removed in a mean interval of 5 ± 3 months after KT, after achieving optimal graft function...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116212/causes-of-death-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-an-observational-study
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Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Takeshi Morimoto, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Nakatsuma, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Makoto Miyake, Chisato Izumi, Hirokazu Mitsuoka, Masashi Kato, Yutaka Hirano, Shintaro Matsuda, Kazuya Nagao, Tsukasa Inada, Tomoyuki Murakami, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Keiichiro Yamane, Mamoru Toyofuku, Mitsuru Ishii, Moriaki Inoko, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Akihiro Komasa, Eiji Tada, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kozo Hotta, Nobuya Higashitani, Toshikazu Jinnai, Yoshihiro Kato, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Chiyo Maeda, Yuko Morikami, Naritatsu Saito, Ryuzo Sakata, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
Whether patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) die because of AS-related causes is an important issue for the management of these patients. We used data from CURRENT AS registry, a Japanese multicenter registry, to assess the causes of death in severe AS patients and to identify the factors associated with non-cardiac mortality. We enrolled 3815 consecutive patients with a median follow-up of 1176 days; the 1449 overall deaths comprised 802 (55.3%) from cardiac and 647 (44.7%) from non-cardiac causes. Heart failure (HF) (25...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114005/residual-kidney-function-and-peritoneal-dialysis-associated-peritonitis-treatment-outcomes
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Rachel Whitty, Joanne M Bargman, Alex Kiss, Linda Dresser, Philip Lui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Residual kidney function contributes to the clearance of antibiotics excreted by the kidneys, lowering the antibiotic concentration, which may adversely affect the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. The objective of our study was to examine the relationship between residual kidneyfunction and peritonitis treatment outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our study included 181 participants who experienced 339 episodes of Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and culture-negative peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis at a single centerfrom 2003 to 2010...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113779/hospital-acquired-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-among-high-risk-hospitalized-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-china-an-economic-burden-analysis
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Tianyuan Yan, Yingxia Li, Yu Sun, Haiyan Wang, Jingna Wang, Weili Wang, Yunhong Liu, Xiaohui Wu, Shuhui Wang
BACKGROUND: Data on the economic burden of hospital-acquired lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) among high risk hospitalized patients are lacking in China. This study aims to fill this knowledge gap. METHODS: We used a prospective matched cohort design, comparing patients with LRTIs and 1:1 matched patients without LRTIs. Study period was from January 2013 to December 2015 analyzing inpatients from high risk wards - intensive care unit (ICU), dialysis, hematology, etc...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110796/long-term-outcomes-and-management-of-the-heart-transplant-recipient
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Sharon L McCartney, Chetan Patel, J Mauricio Del Rio
Cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard in the treatment of advanced heart failure. With advances in immunosuppression, long-term outcomes continue to improve despite older and higher risk recipients. The median survival of the adult after heart transplantation is currently 10.7 years. While early graft failure and multiorgan system dysfunction are the most important causes of early mortality, malignancy, rejection, infection, and cardiac allograft vasculopathy contribute to late mortality. Chronic renal dysfunction is common after heart transplantation and occurs in up to 68% of patients by year 10, with 6...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109879/legionnaires-disease-complicated-with-rhabdomyolysis-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-an-aids-patient
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Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Julio Perez Downes, Pramod Reddy
Objective: To present a case of an uncommon triad of Legionella pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis, and renal failure, with review of the relevant literature. Case: A 51-year-old with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension presented with fever, cough, and shortness of breath over four days. Chest X-ray showed consolidation in left lower lung field; urine was positive for Legionella antigen and myoglobin; creatine kinase was 51092U/L; creatine was 6...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107488/perioperative-complications-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-dialysis-patients
#14
Shih-Hsiang Yen, Jen-Hung Chen, Yu-Der Lu, Jun-Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may be associated with a high complication rate. However, the perioperative complication and mortality rates in these patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have rarely been investigated. The purposes of this study were to measure the mortality and complication rates and to evaluate the 2- to 10-year clinical outcome of TKA in dialysis patients at our hospital during the past decade. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 21 patients (26 knees) with ESRD who underwent primary TKA between 2007 and 2015...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107479/clinical-factors-and-outcomes-of-dialysis-dependent-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-emergency-department-septic-shock
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Kevin M Lowe, Alan C Heffner, Colleen H Karvetski
BACKGROUND: Infection is the second leading cause of death in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Prior investigations of acute septic shock in this specific population are limited. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the clinical presentation and factors associated with outcome among ESRD patients with acute septic shock. METHODS: We reviewed patients prospectively enrolled in an emergency department (ED) septic shock treatment pathway registry between January 2014 and May 2016...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107361/race-but-not-hepatitis-c-co-infection-affects-survival-of-hiv-individuals-on-dialysis-in-contemporary-practice
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Deirdre Sawinski, Kimberly A Forde, Jayme E Locke, Jordana B Cohen, Joe Weldon, Justine Shults, Peter P Reese
Individuals with HIV infection are at elevated risk of developing end-stage renal disease. However, their outcomes after starting chronic dialysis in the contemporary era of widespread antiretroviral therapy are not well described. Using detailed data from a national dialysis provider, we determined HIV status by administrative codes and antiretroviral medication prescriptions, with hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection status provided by routinely measured serology. The survival on dialysis among 5348 individuals in the HIV(+) group and 1863 HIV(+)/HCV(+) individuals to a HIV(-)/HCV(-) reference cohort was compared...
October 26, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106676/safety-and-efficacy-of-taurolidine-urokinase-versus-taurolidine-heparin-as-a-tunneled-catheter-lock-solution-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100807/predictors-of-delayed-wound-healing-after-successful-isolated-below-the-knee-endovascular-intervention-in-patients-with-ischemic-foot-ulcers
#18
Sushant Kumar Das, Yi Feng Yuan, Mao Quan Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification for endovascular treatment (EVT) of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee lesions. METHODS: Wound healing rates were analyzed retrospectively in patients who underwent successful below-the-knee percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for CLI with tissue loss between May 2008 and June 2013. We also analyzed the independent predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076048/prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-according-to-the-year-of-birth-identification-of-risk-groups
#19
K Neukam, E Ridruejo, P Pérez, R H Campos, A P Martínez, F A Di Lello
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening according to the year of birth is recommended is some countries based on epidemiological data. The aim of this study was to analyze anti-HCV prevalence among people born between 1905 and 2015 in Argentina. Patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 2001 to 2015, who had a determination of anti-HCV, were included. Of 22,079 patients analyzed, 1,152 (5.2%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 4.9%-5.5%) patients showed positive anti-HCV and 729 (3.3%; 95% CI: 3...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073597/treatment-of-enterococcal-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-by-oral-amoxicillin-or-intra-peritoneal-vancomcyin-a-retrospective-study
#20
Cheuk Chun Szeto, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Kai Ming Chow, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong, Man-Ching Law, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enterococcal peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is associated with a high complication rate. The optimal treatment regimen of PD-related enterococcal peritonitis is controversial. The latest international guideline recommends intra-peritoneal (IP) vancomycin. Although ampicillin is often effective for systemic enterococcal infections, they have little in vitro activity when added to common PD solutions. Since oral amoxicillin achieves therapeutic drug level in the peritoneal cavity, we explore the efficacy of oral amoxicillin for enterococcal peritonitis...
October 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
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