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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098756/reducing-the-risk-of-healthcare-associated-infections-through-lean-six-sigma-the-case-of-the-medicine-areas-at-the-federico-ii-university-hospital-in-naples-italy
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Giovanni Improta, Mario Cesarelli, Paolo Montuori, Liberatina Carmela Santillo, Maria Triassi
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been recognized as an effective management tool for improving healthcare performance. Here, LSS was adopted to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), a critical quality parameter in the healthcare sector. METHODS: Lean Six Sigma was applied to the areas of clinical medicine (including general medicine, pulmonology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and diabetology), and data regarding HAIs were collected for 28,000 patients hospitalized between January 2011 and December 2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092737/oxalate-nephropathy-following-vitamin-c-intake-within-intensive-care-unit%C3%A2
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Eloïse Colliou, Arnaud Mari, Audrey Delas, Antoine Delarche, Stanislas Faguer
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of acute oxalate nephropathy related to vitamin C intake within the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: ICU and nephrology department of a French university hospital. PATIENT: A 57-year-old woman with septic shock related to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute kidney injury who required renal replacement therapy for 75 days...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029541/cancer-and-the-kidney-dangereoux-liasons-or-price-paid-for-the-progress-in-medicine
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REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Leszek Kozlowski, Klaudia Kozłowska, Maciej Małyszko, Jacek Małyszko
A long time ago, the links between renal disease and malignancy were observed, however, quite recently, their importance was recognized and 'new' subspecialty in nephrology, namely 'onconephrology' was established. In the XXI century, patients with malignancy make up the most growing number of the subjects seen for nephrology consult and/or critical care nephrology services. A plethora of renal problems may be found in patients with malignancy. They may influence not only their short-term outcomes but also the adequate therapy of the underlying oncological problem...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986090/urinary-tract-infection-in-children-diagnosis-treatment-imaging-comparison-of-current-guidelines
#4
REVIEW
M Okarska-Napierała, A Wasilewska, E Kuchar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a frequent disorder of childhood, yet the proper approach for a child with UTI is still a matter of controversy. The objective of this study was to critically compare current guidelines for the diagnosis and management of UTI in children, in light of new scientific data. METHODS: An analysis was performed of the guidelines from: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Italian Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), Polish Society of Pediatric Nephrology, and European Association of Urology (EAU)/European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923833/nephrology-provider-prognostic-perceptions-and-care-delivered-to-older-adults-with-advanced-kidney-disease
#5
Huzaifah Salat, Andrei Javier, Edward D Siew, Rocio Figueroa, Loren Lipworth, Edmond Kabagambe, Aihua Bian, Thomas G Stewart, Maie H El-Sourady, Mohana Karlekar, Cesar Y Cardona, T Alp Ikizler, Khaled Abdel-Kader
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prognostic uncertainty is one barrier that impedes providers in engaging patients with CKD in shared decision making and advance care planning. The surprise question has been shown to identify patients at increased risk of dying. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In our prospective observational study, 488 patients ≥60 years of age with CKD stage 4 or 5 were enrolled. Binary surprise question (i.e., "Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next 12 months?") responses were recorded, and dialysis planning preferences, presence of advance care planning documentation, and care preceding death were abstracted...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836298/a-qualitative-examination-of-patients-experiences-of-dietitians-consultation-engagement-styles-within-nephrology
#6
A Morris, T Herrmann, C Liles, C Roskell
BACKGROUND: Dietitians provide individuals with tailored, practical nutritional advice. For this reason, skills in effective interpersonal communication are essential. In the case of chronic kidney disease, the specifics of dietary advice may change according to renal function. The conveyance of accurate dietary advice and compliance is critical and requires full engagement with the service. The effect of communication styles on patients ' engagement experiences with renal dietetics is unknown...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692694/renal-replacement-therapy-practices-for-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-china
#7
William R Clark, Xiaoqiang Ding, Haibo Qiu, Zhaohui Ni, Ping Chang, Ping Fu, Jiarui Xu, MinMin Wang, Li Yang, Jing Wang, Claudio Ronco
Recent data indicate AKI is very common among hospitalized Chinese patients and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasingly offered for treatment. However, only anecdotal information regarding CRRT's use in relation to other modalities and the specific manner in which it is prescribed exists currently. This report summarizes the results of a comprehensive physician survey designed to characterize contemporary dialytic management of AKI patients in China, especially with respect to the utilization of CRRT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599300/cancer-and-the-kidney-dangereoux-liasons-or-price-paid-for-the-progress-in-medicine
#8
REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Leszek Kozlowski, Klaudia Kozłowska, Maciej Małyszko, Jacek Małyszko
A long time ago, the links between renal disease and malignancy were observed, however, quite recently, their importance was recognized and 'new' subspecialty in nephrology, namely 'onconephrology' was established. In the XXI century, patients with malignancy make up the most growing number of the subjects seen for nephrology consult and/or critical care nephrology services. A plethora of renal problems may be found in patients with malignancy. They may influence not only their short-term outcomes but also the adequate therapy of the underlying oncological problem...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574107/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-forty-year-anniversary
#9
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/28422408/prevention-of-the-osmotic-demyelination-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation-a-multidisciplinary-perspective
#10
REVIEW
J F Crismale, K A Meliambro, S DeMaria, D B Bronster, S Florman, T D Schiano
The osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) is a serious neurologic condition that occurs in the setting of rapid correction of hyponatremia. It presents with protean manifestations, from encephalopathy to the "locked-in" syndrome. ODS can complicate liver transplantation (LT), and its incidence may increase with the inclusion of serum sodium as a factor in the Mayo End-Stage Liver Disease score. A comprehensive understanding of risk factors for the development of ODS in the setting of LT, along with recommendations to mitigate the risk of ODS, are necessary...
October 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288599/clinical-use-of-computational-modeling-for-surgical-planning-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis
#11
Michela Bozzetto, Stefano Rota, Valentina Vigo, Francesco Casucci, Carlo Lomonte, Walter Morale, Massimo Senatore, Luigi Tazza, Massimo Lodi, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but its creation is still a critical procedure. Physical examination, vascular mapping and doppler ultrasound (DUS) evaluation are recommended for AVF planning, but they can not provide direct indication on AVF outcome. We recently developed and validated in a clinical trial a patient-specific computational model to predict pre-operatively the blood flow volume (BFV) in AVF for different surgical configuration on the basis of demographic, clinical and DUS data...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223290/nephrologists-perspectives-on-defining-and-applying-patient-centered-outcomes-in-hemodialysis
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Allison Tong, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, David C Wheeler, Wim van Biesen, Peter Tugwell, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Tess Harris, Sally Crowe, Angela Ju, Emma O'Lone, Nicole Evangelidis, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patient centeredness is widely advocated as a cornerstone of health care, but it is yet to be fully realized, including in nephrology. Our study aims to describe nephrologists' perspectives on defining and implementing patient-centered outcomes in hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Face-to-face, semistructured interviews were conducted with 58 nephrologists from 27 dialysis units across nine countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and New Zealand...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
#13
S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
March 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144977/changing-landscape-for-peritoneal-dialysis-optimizing-utilization
#14
Martin J Schreiber
The future growth of peritoneal dialysis (PD) will be directly linked to the shift in US healthcare to a value-based payment model due to PD's lower yearly cost, early survival advantage over in-center hemodialysis, and improved quality of life for patients treating their kidney disease in the home. Under this model, nephrology practices will need an increased focus on managing the transition from chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), providing patient education with the aim of accomplishing modality selection and access placement ahead of dialysis initiation...
March 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138915/evaluation-of-internet-based-patient-education-materials-from-internal-medicine-subspecialty-organizations-will-patients-understand-them
#15
David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Elizabeth S John, Ann M John, Prateek Agarwal, James C Reynolds, Stephen R Baker
The majority of Americans use the Internet daily, if not more often, and many search online for health information to better understand a diagnosis they have been given or to research treatment options. The average American reads at an eighth-grade level. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of online patient education materials on the websites of 14 professional organizations representing the major internal medicine subspecialties. We used ten well-established quantitative readability scales to assess written text from patient education materials published on the websites of the major professional organizations representing the following subspecialty groups: allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, hospice and palliative care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine...
June 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100907/critical-care-nephrology-in-2016-managing-organ-dysfunction-in-critical-care
#16
Ravindra L Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959707/epidemiology-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-children-and-young-adults
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ahmad Kaddourah, Rajit K Basu, Sean M Bagshaw, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic characteristics of children and young adults with acute kidney injury have been described in single-center and retrospective studies. We conducted a multinational, prospective study involving patients admitted to pediatric intensive care units to define the incremental risk of death and complications associated with severe acute kidney injury. METHODS: We used the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria to define acute kidney injury...
January 5, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951558/evolution-of-technology-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-forty-years-of-improvements
#18
Claudio Ronco
Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) was proposed in 1977 as an alternative treatment for acute renal failure in patients in whom peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis was clinically or technically precluded. In the mid-1980s, this technique was extended to infants and children. CAVH presented important advantages in the areas of hemodynamic stability, control of circulating volume, and nutritional support. However, there were serious shortcomings such as the need for arterial cannulation and limited solute clearance...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938570/-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#19
REVIEW
J Chen, S H Gao
Since the 21st century, nephrology and emergency and critical care medicine have proposed the concept of acute kidney injury (AKI), and its core lies in early diagnosis and early treatment to improve prognosis. The concept of AKI has also been used in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney injury in patients with liver cirrhosis. AKI is one of the common complications in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis, and AKI has unique features in patients with liver cirrhosis. AKI greatly affects the prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis and increases hospitalization rate and medical burden...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927892/a-concept-wide-association-study-of-clinical-notes-to-discover-new-predictors-of-kidney-failure
#20
Karandeep Singh, Rebecca A Betensky, Adam Wright, Gary C Curhan, David W Bates, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Identifying predictors of kidney disease progression is critical toward the development of strategies to prevent kidney failure. Clinical notes provide a unique opportunity for big data approaches to identify novel risk factors for disease. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used natural language processing tools to extract concepts from the preceding year's clinical notes among patients newly referred to a tertiary care center's outpatient nephrology clinics and retrospectively evaluated these concepts as predictors for the subsequent development of ESRD using proportional subdistribution hazards (competing risk) regression...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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