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Frequent hemodialysis

James Tattersall
Current guidelines focus on conventional dialysis defined as 3-5 hours, three times per week, and suggest that longer or more frequent dialysis be considered. This paper presents the case for considering that shorter or less frequent dialysis should also be considered. More frequent and/or longer dialysis facilitates control of fluid overload, blood pressure, and phosphate levels. These benefits will require time to translate into probable hard outcome improvement. Patients are unlikely to participate in productive or pleasurable activities while undergoing dialysis in center or traveling to treatment...
October 20, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Jonathan Wong, Yonglong Zhang, Ashish Patidar, Enric Vilar, Malcolm Finkelman, Ken Farrington
BACKGROUND: Elevated blood endotoxin levels are frequently reported in the dialysis population and are strongly linked with inflammation, a major predictor of mortality. Virtually all studies have employed the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay to detect endotoxin. However this assay is not endotoxin-specific and can be activated by (1→3)-β-glucan (BG), a component of fungal cell walls leading to false positive signals. Very few studies have taken account of this. We examined the influence of BG-based activation of the LAL assay on the detection of endotoxemia in this setting...
2016: PloS One
Yohsuke Honda, Keisuke Hirano, Masahiro Yamawaki, Shinsuke Mori, Shigemitsu Shirai, Kenji Makino, Takahiro Tokuda, Takuro Takama, Masakazu Tsutumi, Yasunari Sakamoto, Hideyuki Takimura, Norihiro Kobayashi, Motoharu Araki, Yoshiaki Ito
We assessed wound healing in patients on hemodialysis (HD) with critical limb ischemia (CLI). This study enrolled 267 patients (including 120 patients on HD and 147 patients not on HD) who underwent endovascular therapy (EVT) for CLI. The primary endpoint was wound-healing rate at two years. Secondary endpoints were time to wound healing, wound recurrence rate, and limb salvage at two years. The percentage of male and young patients was higher in the HD patients (p < 0.01). A lower patency of the pedal arch after EVT was observed frequently in HD patients (p < 0...
October 6, 2016: Vascular
Mark A Groh, Ivan Diaz, Alan M Johnson, Stephen W Ely, Oliver A Binns, Gerard L Champsaur
BACKGROUND: Patients at intermediate risk (IR) according to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score are today frequently oriented toward the transfemoral aortic valve replacement (TAVR) option. Our goal was to evaluate the best treatment strategies for IR patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Of a consecutive series of 1,144 surgical aortic valve replacements (AVRs) performed in our institution between 2008 and 2014, we reviewed the early and late outcomes of two different groups: a low-risk (LR) group of 470 patients, and an IR group of 620...
October 15, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ehsan Valavi, Parisa Amuri, Ali Ahmadzadeh, Bahman Cheraghian, Ehsan Ahankoob
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently seen in Hemiscorpius lepturus scorpion stung children. We have previously reported several victims with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 deficiency. Hence, we conducted this study to identify predictive factors and clinical features of AKI in H. lepturus scorpion stung patients. We included all 215 H. lepturus scorpion stung children with no previous renal diseases in two groups (with and without AKI) and compared them based on their clinical and laboratory findings...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Daisuke Kobayashi, Yoko Wada, Takako Saeki, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
Objective Our objective was to examine the safety and effects of therapy with biologics on the prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with reactive amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis on hemodialysis (HD). Methods Twenty-eight patients with an established diagnosis of reactive AA amyloidosis participated in the study. The survival was calculated from the date of HD initiation until the time of death, or up to end of June 2015 for the patients who were still alive. HD initiation was according to the program of HD initiation for systemic amyloidosis patients associated with RA...
2016: Internal Medicine
Takeo Ishii, Yasunobu Suzuki, Takuji Nakayama, Miki Ohmori, Shinichi Masai, Naru Sasagawa, Kunio Ohyama
OBJECTIVE: To determine if duplex ultrasound (US) for arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) can predict vascular events (VEs; thrombosis and stenosis). METHODS: Duplex US was performed for vascular access evaluation in 2557 maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2016. Of these patients, 2184 patients were finally included in this study. AVF dysfunction was assessed using the brachial artery blood flow volume (Qa; mL/min), arterial blood flow resistance index (RI), and residual diameter of the fistula vein (RD; mm)...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Massimo Lodi, Reza Far Ebrahimi, Piera Pezzotti, Luciano Carbonari
The use of the tunneled central venous catheter (CVC) is steadily increasing worldwide as a means of vascular access for hemodialysis. The increased use of these devices, which often outlive the patients, and the extended time they are used are associated with more frequent complications. Among these, one of the emerging complications is that of the "embedded" or stuck catheter. This term refers to when the catheter cannot be removed after detaching the retention cuff. In medical literature, experiences with the removal of stuck catheters are described with the use of several different methods...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Hoon Suk Park, Youn Hee Lee, Hyung Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Baik, Yong Sung Won, Cheol Whee Park, Young Ok Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Dong Chan Jin
Introduction To increase the rate of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use, assisted procedures for immature AVF have been strenuously performed. However, this is controversial in that an AVF matured by these assisted procedures may require more frequent intervention to maintain its patency, and have decreased long-term patency. Methods Eighty four AVFs that were matured with assisted maturation procedures and 266 AVFs that matured spontaneously without intervention, created between November 2009 and March 2013 from the hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA) cohort, were compared retrospectively and we also investigated the factors that may influence AVF long-term patency...
October 6, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Yanchen Zhang, Kristin M Corapi, Maria Luongo, Ravi Thadhani, Sagar U Nigwekar
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a rare but devastating condition in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Most research in the field of calciphylaxis is focused on hemodialysis (HD) patients; however, data on calciphylaxis incidence, risk factors, and mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are limited. METHODS: In this cohort study, we examined data from adult patients who initiated PD for ESRD management at our institute's PD unit from January 2001 to December 2015...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Sara L Zettervall, Klaas H J Ultee, Peter A Soden, Sarah E Deery, Katie E Shean, Alexander B Pothof, Mark Wyers, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Renal complications after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, limited data have assessed risk factors for renal complications in the endovascular era. This study aimed to identify predictors of renal complications after endovascular AAA repair (EVAR) and open repair. METHODS: Patients who underwent EVAR or open repair of a nonruptured infrarenal AAA between 2011 and 2013 were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Targeted Vascular module...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ji In Park, Jung Tak Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Shin-Wook Kang, Chul Woo Yang, Nam-Ho Kim, Yun Kyu Oh, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have suggested the possible benefit of beginning hemodialysis (HD) at a rate less frequent than three times weekly and incrementally increasing the dialysis dose. However, the data regarding the benefits and safety of incremental HD are insufficient. METHODS: We analyzed 927 patients with newly initiated HD from the Clinical Research Center for End-Stage Renal Disease cohort from 2008 to 2014. The patients were classified into a thrice-weekly initiation group or an incremental initiation group (one to two sessions per week) according to the frequency of HD per week at baseline...
September 28, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Fabio Rosario Salerno, Grace Parraga, Christopher William McIntyre
Dyspnea is one of the most common symptoms associated with CKD. It has a profound influence on the quality of life of CKD patients, and its underlying causes are often associated with a negative prognosis. However, its pathophysiology is poorly understood. While hemodialysis may address fluid overload, it often does not significantly improve breathlessness, suggesting multiple and co-existing alternative issues exist. The aim of this article is to discuss the main pathophysiologic mechanisms and the most important putative etiologies underlying dyspnea in CKD patients...
September 28, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Kathryn S Agarwal, Rabia Kazim, Jiaqiong Xu, Soo Borson, George E Taffet
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether 30-day readmissions were associated with presence of cognitive impairment more in elderly adults with heart failure (HF) than in those with other diagnoses and whether medical teams recognized cognitive impairment. DESIGN: One-year prospective cohort quality improvement program of cognitive screening and retrospective chart review of documentation and outcomes. SETTING: Academic tertiary care hospital medical unit with a cardiovascular focus and an enhanced discharge program of individualized patient education...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Takayuki Adachi, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takanori Otowa, Keita Uehara, Shina Sueki, Shigeki Kojima, Nagayuki Kaneshiro, Katsuomi Matsui, Tadahisa Tomohiro, Yugo Shibagaki
Vascular access intervention therapy (VAIVT) has been positioned as the first choice of treatment for stenosis lesions frequently observed in arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis patients in Japan. Furthermore, increased blood flow can provide a stable dialysis. In contrast, it has been reported that excess blood flow of AVF causes high-output heart failure. Although VAIVT is used to increase blood flow of AVF, the impact of VAIVT on cardiac load has been rarely reported. We examined the factors associated with cardiac load in hemodialysis patients undergoing VAIVT by measuring levels of α human atrial natriuretic polypeptide (hANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) before and after VAIVT...
October 2016: Hemodialysis International
Scott D Cohen, Daniel Cukor, Paul L Kimmel
Anxiety is a common yet frequently overlooked psychiatric symptom in patients with ESRD treated with hemodialysis (HD). Anxiety is characterized by disruptive feelings of uncertainty, dread, and fearfulness. A variety of common medical complaints may be manifestations of an anxiety disorder, including palpitations, tremors, indigestion, numbness/tingling, nervousness, shortness of breath, diaphoresis, and fear. It is essential for the clinician to rule out specific medical conditions, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurologic diseases, before ascribing these symptoms to an anxiety disorder...
September 22, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Connie M Rhee, Amy S You, Tara Koontz Parsons, Amanda R Tortorici, Rachelle Bross, David E St-Jules, Jennie Jing, Martin L Lee, Debbie Benner, Csaba P Kovesdy, Rajnish Mehrotra, Joel D Kopple, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND: Inadequate protein intake and hypoalbuminemia, indicators of protein-energy wasting, are among the strongest mortality predictors in hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis patients are frequently counseled on dietary phosphorus restriction, which may inadvertently lead to decreased protein intake. We hypothesized that, in hypoalbuminemic hemodialysis patients, provision of high-protein meals during hemodialysis combined with a potent phosphorus binder increases serum albumin without raising phosphorus levels...
September 22, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Aisha Khattak, Ernest I Mandel, Matthew R Reynolds, David M Charytan
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) use is low in the setting of stable symptomatic angina in individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) despite high cardiovascular risk in this population, and PCI is frequently deferred out of concern for precipitating dialysis therapy. Whether this is appropriate is uncertain, and patient-centered data comparing the relative risks and benefits of continued medical therapy versus PCI in patients with advanced CKD and stable angina are scarce...
September 16, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Gérard Coulibaly, Nina Korsaga-Somé, Dorisse Fernade Yongué Fomena, Yacouba Nagalo, Adama Roger Karambiri, Alban Bassolet, Hyacinthe Kafando, Adama Traoré, Adama Lengani
Our study aims to highlight the most common skin disorders in patients on chronic hemodialysis at the University Hospital Yalgado Ouédraogo (CHU-YO) in Ouagadougou. The study, of transverse type descriptive, carried out of September 15 to December 31, 2014, is unrolled with the CHU-YO. This descriptive transversal study was conducted at the CHU-YO from September 15 to December 31, 2014. It involved patients who had been on chronic dialysis for at least 3 months. The frequency of hemodialysis sessions was one every five days...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Emilie Trinh, Christopher T Chan
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with end-stage renal disease. Studies have shown that frequent hemodialysis leads to LVH regression, but the impact of left ventricular mass (LVM) regression on clinical outcomes remains unknown. METHODS: This observational cohort study assessed the impact of LVH regression on the composite outcome of time to all-cause mortality, technique failure or cardiovascular hospitalization in patients on home hemodialysis...
2016: American Journal of Nephrology
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