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Thijs Thomas Jansz, Akin Özyilmaz, Muriel P C Grooteman, Tiny Hoekstra, Marieke Romijn, Peter J Blankestijn, Michael L Bots, Brigit C van Jaarsveld
OBJECTIVES: Nocturnal haemodialysis (NHD), characterised by 8-hour sessions ≥3 times a week, is known to improve clinical parameters in the short term compared with conventional-schedule haemodialysis (HD), generally 3×3.5-4 hours a week. We studied long-term effects of NHD and used patients on conventional HD/haemodiafiltration (HDF) as controls. DESIGN: Four-year prospective follow-up of patients who switched to NHD; we compared patients with patients on HD/HDF using propensity score matching...
March 8, 2018: BMJ Open
S L Verweij, N H Schut, R E A M Zwartelé, M L Becker
BACKGROUND: Infected joint replacements can be treated with gentamicin-containing materials for implantation. This may lead to side effects, especially in patients with impaired renal function. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 74-year-old woman underwent two surgeries for an acutely infected hip replacement. Gentamicin sponges (Garacol) were implanted during both interventions. The day after the second operation, her serum gentamicin levels had risen to toxic values. This confirmed the suspicion that she had a kidney impairment which was probably caused by the implanted gentamicin-containing sponges...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Mahipal G Sinnollareddy, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, Sandra L Peake, Jason A Roberts
Background: Piperacillin is a β-lactam penicillin antibiotic commonly used for the empirical therapy of sepsis and other hospital-acquired infections. However, knowledge regarding the effect of sustained low-efficiency diafiltration (SLED-f), a technique increasingly being used in ICUs, on piperacillin pharmacokinetics (PK) and dosing in critically ill patients is lacking. Objectives: To describe the PK of piperacillin during SLED-f and compare the results with those reported for other forms of renal replacement therapies...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Marta Albalate Ramón, Patricia Martínez Miguel, Lourdes Bohorquez, Patricia de Sequera, Hanane Bouarich, Rafael Pérez-García, Diego Rodríguez Puyol, Guillermina Barril, Jose Antonio Sánchez Tomero, Martin Giorgi, Manuel Rafael Ramirez Chamond
BACKGROUND: In post-dilution haemodiafiltration only synthetic membranes have been used to date. Asymmetric cellulose triacetate (ATA™) is now available, whose characteristics are suitable for this technique. OBJECTIVES: To describe the in vivo performance and behaviour of this membrane, to identify its depurative effectiveness, use in clinical practice and its biocompatibility, both acute and after one month of treatment. METHODS: Observational prospective study of 23 patients who were dialysed for 4 weeks using an ATA™ membrane and who maintained their prior regimen...
February 14, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Denis Fouque, Hubert Roth, Bernadette Darné, Louis Jean-Bouchet, Eric Daugas, Tilman B Drüeke, Thierry Hannedouche, Guillaume Jean, Gérard M London
Background: Abnormal serum phosphate, calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing haemodialysis have been associated with poor survival. The French Phosphorus and Calcium Observatory (Photo-Graphe ® 3) aimed to estimate the percentage of CKD patients achieving the three Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) targets about optimal serum phosphate, calcium and PTH over a 3.5-year follow-up period. Methods: This was a prospective, multicentre, epidemiological observational study conducted with nephrologists in France, selected using a clustering approach...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
Federica N Vigotti, Germana Daidola, Antonio Marciello, Francesco Berruto, Antonietta Rizzuto, Ernesto Reina, Paolo M Perosa, Marco Saltarelli
BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis (LA) is the most common form of metabolic acidosis, defined by lactate values greater than 5 mmol/L and pH<7.34. The pathogenesis of LA involves hypoxic causes (type A) and non-hypoxic (type B), often coexisting. Identification and removal of the trigger are mandatory in the therapeutic management of LA. The case: A 38 years-old male patient entered the Emergency Ward for dyspnea, fever, vomiting and hyporexia. An important respiratory distress with hyperventilation due to severe LA was found, together with severe hypoglicemia, without renal impairment...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Pablo Molina, Belén Vizcaíno, Mariola D Molina, Sandra Beltrán, Mercedes González-Moya, Antonio Mora, Cristina Castro-Alonso, Julia Kanter, Ana I Ávila, José L Górriz, Nuria Estañ, Luis M Pallardó, Denis Fouque, Juan J Carrero
Background: Compared with conventional haemodialysis (HD), online haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) achieves a more efficient removal of uraemic toxins and reduces inflammation, which could favourably affect nutritional status. We evaluate the effect of OL-HDF on body composition and nutritional status in prevalent high-flux HD (HF-HD) patients. Methods: In all, 33 adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 5 undergoing maintenance HF-HD were assigned to post-dilution OL-HDF (n = 17) or to remain on HF-HD (n = 16, control group) for 12 months...
January 22, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Francisco Maduell, Raquel Ojeda, Lara Belmar, Paula Munguía, Cristina Sango, Ana Isabel Martinez-Díaz, Marta Arias-Guillén, Manel Vera, Néstor Fontseré, Miquel Gómez, Lida Rodas, Nayra Rico
INTRODUCTION: Online haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) has been associated with increased survival. To date, the influence of the inner diameter of the hollow fibres of the dialyser on convective volume has not been well established. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of increasing the inner diameter of the dialyser on the convective volume and removal capacity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 16 patients in posdilutional OL-HDF with autosubstitution...
January 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Jesús Ruiz-Ramos, Esther Villarreal, Mónica Gordon, María Martin-Cerezula, Maria Jesús Broch, María Remedios Marqués, Jose Luis Poveda, Álvaro Castellanos-Ortega, Paula Ramírez
BACKGROUND: To analyse the effect of haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) flow rate on amikacin pharmacokinetics and blood concentrations. METHODS: Prospective observational study. Patients receiving CVVHDF and amikacin treatment were included. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using Bayesian analysis. Spearman correlation test was used in order to assess the influence of CVVHDF flux on amikacin minimum concentration (Cmin) and plasma clearance. RESULTS: Thirty patients undergoing CVVHDF procedures were included...
December 12, 2017: Blood Purification
Francisco Maduell, Raquel Ojeda, Marta Arias-Guillén, Néstor Fontseré, Manel Vera, Lida Rodas, Miquel Gómez, Karen P Huablocho, Fanny Esquivel, Paola D Mori, Valentina Hoffmann, Jessica Ugalde, Nayra Rico
BACKGROUND: Online haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) is currently the most effective dialysis technique that also improves survival. To date, high permeability membranes with low albumin loss, such as polysulfone, polyamide and polyacrylonitrile membranes have been the most widely used. However, the initially restricted use of cellulose triacetate (CTA) membranes in OL-HDF has expanded. The aim of the study was to ascertain whether the latest generation asymmetric CTA membranes are more effective in obtaining high convective transport...
March 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Angela L Chiew, Colin B Page, David Clancy, Ahmed Mostafa, Michael S Roberts, Geoffrey K Isbister
CONTEXT: Ingestion of bromoxynil and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) in combination is associated with high mortality. Toxicity is characterised by hyperthermia and metabolic acidosis. Dialysis is a proposed treatment, but little data exist regarding its effectiveness. CASE DETAILS: Case 1: A 50-year-old female presented 18 h post-ingestion of 200  mL of bromoxynil(200 g/L) and MCPA(200 g/L). She was agitated, tachycardic and tachypnoeic. She was intubated and continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) was commenced...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
Takeshi Yano, Hiroyuki Fukumoto, Masahiko Taniguchi, Isao Tsuneyoshi
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August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Claire Roger, Menino O Cotta, Laurent Muller, Steven C Wallis, Jeffrey Lipman, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Jason A Roberts
This prospective pharmacokinetic study aimed to compare the clearance of piperacillin-tazobactam administered as a 24-h continuous infusion between continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) and continuous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH) applied at equal dose in critically ill patients. A loading dose of 4.5 g of piperacillin-tazobactam followed by a continuous infusion (500 mg/h) was administered to patients randomized to receive CVVHDF or CVVH. Serial pre- and postfilter blood samples were drawn during an 8-h sampling interval...
August 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Alejandro Pérez-Pitarch, Rafael Ferriols-Lisart, Gerardo Aguilar, Carlos Ezquer-Garín, F Javier Belda, Beatriz Guglieri-López
INTRODUCTION: The study objective was to evaluate the efficacy of different dosages of caspofungin in the treatment of invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis, in relation to the probability of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) target attainment, using modelling and Monte Carlo simulations in critically ill adult patients on continuous haemodiafiltration. METHODS: Critically ill adult patients on continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration treated with caspofungin were analysed...
January 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
M G Vossen, D Knafl, M Haidinger, R Lemmerer, M Unger, S Pferschy, W Lamm, A Maier-Salamon, W Jäger, F Thalhammer
Critically ill patients often experience acute kidney injury and the need for renal replacement therapy in the course of their treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU). These patients are at an increased risk for candidiasis. Although there have been several reports of micafungin disposition during renal replacement therapy, to this date there are no data describing the elimination of micafungin during high-dose continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration with modified AN69 membranes. The aim of this prospective open-label pharmacokinetic study was to assess whether micafungin plasma levels are affected by continuous hemodiafiltration in critical ill patients using the commonly employed AN69 membrane...
August 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Gloria M Fraga-Rodriguez, Sonia Brió-Sanagustin, Eulalia Turón-Viñas, Bradley P Dixon, Eduardo Carreras-González
We present the case of a 21-month-old girl with two rare and life-threatening conditions, atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) and haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), triggered by a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Soon after admission, the girl became anuric and required continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration.Initial treatments included methylprednisolone, fibrinogen and plasma infusion (for HLH), plasmapheresis (for thrombotic microangiopathy), immunoglobulins (for inflammation), ganciclovir (for CMV infection) and the antibiotic cefotaxime...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport
Products of metabolism accumulate in kidney failure and potentially have toxic effects. Traditionally these uraemic toxins are classified as small, middle-sized and protein-bound toxins, and clearance during dialysis is affected by diffusion, convection and adsorption. As current dialysis practice effectively clears small solutes, increasing evidence supports a toxic effect for middle-sized and protein-bound toxins. Therefore, newer approaches to standard dialysis practice are required to look beyond urea clearance...
December 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Nynke G L Jager, Anthe S Zandvliet, Daniel J Touw, Erik L Penne
Online haemodiafiltration (HDF) is increasingly used in clinical practice as a routine intermittent dialysis modality. It is well known that renal impairment and renal replacement therapy can substantially affect the pharmacokinetic behaviour of several drugs. However, surprisingly few data are available on the need for specific dose adjustments during HDF. Due to convection, drug clearance may be increased during HDF as compared with standard haemodialysis. This may be of particular interest in patients undergoing anti-infective therapy, since under-dosing may compromise patient outcomes and promote the emergence of bacterial resistance...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Maria Rita Moio, Antioco Fois, Andreea Sofronie, Lurlinys Gendrot, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Claudia D'Alessandro, Adamasco Cupisti
The history of dialysis and diet can be viewed as a series of battles waged against potential threats to patients' lives. In the early years of dialysis, potassium was identified as "the killer", and the lists patients were given of forbidden foods included most plant-derived nourishment. As soon as dialysis became more efficient and survival increased, hyperphosphatemia, was identified as the enemy, generating an even longer list of banned aliments. Conversely, the "third era" finds us combating protein-energy wasting...
April 10, 2017: Nutrients
Charles Chazot, Cyril Vo-Van, Christie Lorriaux, Patrik Deleaval, Brice Mayor, Jean-Marc Hurot, Guillaume Jean
BACKGROUND: Several studies report that fluid removal rate (FRR) above 10-13 mL/h/kg is associated with increased mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients. AIM: The aims of this study are to assess the influence of moderate FRR on survival in a cohort of prevalent dialysis patients with various dialysis session times and to challenge the FRR thresholds associated with increased mortality risk reported previously. METHODS: Interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) and FRR (calculated from ultrafiltration [UF], target weight, and session time prescriptions) were studied in 190 prevalent dialysis patients (female: 42%, mean age: 69...
2017: Blood Purification
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