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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
Hoi-Ping Shum, King-Chung Chan, Wing-Wa Yan, Tak Mao Chan
Introduction: Extracorporeal blood purification therapies have been proposed to improve outcomes of patients with severe sepsis, with or without accompanying acute kidney injury (AKI), by removal of excessive inflammatory mediators. Materials and Methods: We report our experience with EMiC2 high-cutoff continuous venovenous hemofiltration/hemodialysis (HCO-CVVH/HD) in seven patients with AKI complicating septic shock. Results: The median treatment duration was 71 h, and the procedure was well tolerated...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Peter Kolbinger, Michael Gruber, Gabriel Roth, Bernhard M Graf, Karl-Peter Ittner
Candidemia is frequent in critically ill patients, especially in combination with an acute kidney injury (AKI). Echinocandins generally are recommended for therapy of such infections. Recent studies found no need for dosage adjustment in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis, or patients with AKI receiving continuous venovenous hemofiltration. The aim of this in vitro study was to examine the adsorption of anidulafungin to the surface of the hemofilter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) and its effect on anidulafungin concentrations...
October 13, 2017: Artificial Organs
Tanja Eichhorn, Jens Hartmann, Stephan Harm, Ingrid Linsberger, Franz König, Gerhard Valicek, Georg Miestinger, Christoph Hörmann, Viktoria Weber
BACKGROUND: High cutoff hemofilters might support the restoration of immune homeostasis in systemic inflammation by depleting inflammatory mediators from the circulation. METHODS: Interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha depletion was assessed in 30 sepsis patients with acute renal failure using continuous veno-venous hemodialysis with high cutoff versus standard filters (CVVHD-HCO vs. CVVHD-STD) over 48 h. RESULTS: The transfer of IL-6 and IL-8 was significantly higher for CVVHD-HCO, as shown by increased IL-6 and IL-8 effluent concentrations...
October 7, 2017: Blood Purification
Ayse Filiz Yetimakman, Selman Kesici, Murat Tanyildiz, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Benan Bayrakci
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs) either as continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) or hemodiafiltration (CVVHD) are used frequently in critically ill children. Many clinical variables and technical issues are known to affect the result. The factors that could be modified to increase the survival of renal replacement are sought. As a contribution, we present the data on 104 patients who underwent CRRT within a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 104 patients admitted between 2009 and 2016 were included in the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Ashok Thorat, Long-Bin Jeng
Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) who develop hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) have very high mortality rates. For patients with HRS type I, median survival without specific therapy is only 2 weeks. Due to worsening clinical condition in such patients secondary to uremia and hepatic disease, some form of renal replacement therapy (RRT), either intermittent hemodialysis IHD or continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD), must be instituted. However, the literature regarding the survival benefits of the hemodialysis for the worsening renal failure in liver cirrhotic patients remains limited...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
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
Matthew Brain, Elizabeth Winson, Owen Roodenburg, John McNeil
BACKGROUND: Optimising filter life and performance efficiency in continuous renal replacement therapy has been a focus of considerable recent research. Larger high quality studies have predominantly focussed on optimal anticoagulation however CRRT is complex and filter life is also affected by vascular access, circuit and management factors. We performed a systematic search of the literature to identify and quantify the effect of vascular access, circuit and patient factors that affect filter life and presented the results as a meta-analysis...
February 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Gianluca Villa, Cosimo Chelazzi, Elena Morettini, Lucia Zamidei, Serafina Valente, A Lucia Caldini, Giovanni Zagli, A Raffaele De Gaudio, Stefano Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis with high cut-off membranes (HCO-CVVHD) removes inflammatory mediators involved in organ dysfunction during sepsis. The aim of the present study was to assess the variations in SOFA score and identify early predictors of short-term mortality in a cohort of patients with septic shock, treated with HCO-CVVHD for acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: An observational prospective multicenter cohort study was conducted in four mixed medical-surgical ICUs...
2017: PloS One
Pierre Schläpfer, Jean-Daniel Durovray, Valery Plouhinec, Cristiano Chiappa, Rinaldo Bellomo, Antoine Schneider
BACKGROUND: Omni® (B. Braun, Germany) is a new-generation, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machine designed to improve user interface, minimize downtime and optimize renal dose delivery. It was never tested in humans. METHODS: We used Omni® to provide CRRT in 10 critically ill patients. We collected therapy data, metabolic parameters and evaluated user's satisfaction with a survey. RESULTS: CRRT was delivered using Omni® in CVVH-heparin (6 patients) and CVVHD-citrate (4 patients) modes for a total duration of 617...
2017: Blood Purification
Xiaoying Xu, Dmytro Khadzhynov, Harm Peters, Ricardo L Chaves, Kamal Hamed, Micha Levi, Natascia Corti
AIM: The objective of this population pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis was to provide guidance for the dosing interval of daptomycin in patients undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: A previously published population PK model for daptomycin was updated with data from patients undergoing continuous veno-venous haemodialysis (CVVHD; n = 9) and continuous veno-venous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF; n = 8). Model-based simulations were performed to compare the 24 h AUC, Cmax and Cmin of daptomycin following various dosing regimens (4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 mg kg(-1) every [Q] 24 h and Q48 h), with the safety and efficacy exposure references for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia/right-sided infective endocarditis...
March 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Cosimo Chelazzi, Gianluca Villa, Maria Grazia D'Alfonso, Paola Mancinelli, Guglielmo Consales, Margherita Berardi, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Stefano Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis with high cut-off continuous veno-venous hemodialyzer (HCO-CVVHD) removes mediators of organ dysfunction during sepsis. This study assessed the clinical effects of HCO-CVVHD as compared to high-flux (HF) membranes during gram-negative sepsis. METHODS: Intensive care unit (ICU), septic patients treated with HCO-CVVHD or HF-CVVHDF for AKI were retrospectively observed (January 2013-December 2014). Mechanical ventilation, vasopressors' requirements, ICU length of stay (LOS) and ICU in-hospital mortality were compared between groups...
2016: Blood Purification
E Rypulak, J Sysiak, M Borys, P Piwowarczyk, B Potrec, M Czuczwar
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December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Anna Lorenzin, Francesco Garzotto, Alberta Alghisi, Mauro Neri, Dario Galeano, Stefania Aresu, Antonello Pani, Enrico Vidal, Zaccaroa Ricci, Luisa Murer, Stuart L Goldstein, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: The CARdiorenal PEDIatric EMergency (CARPEDIEM) machine was originally designed to perform only continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) in neonatal and pediatric patients. In some cases, adequate convective clearance may not be reached because of a limited blood flow. In such conditions, the application of diffusive clearance [continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD)] would help optimize blood purification. In this study, the CARPEDIEM™ machine was modified to enable the circulation of dialysis through the filter allowing testing of the performance of CARPEDIEM™ machine in CVVHD...
October 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Valerie Jorge Cabrera, Anushree C Shirali
Extracorporeal modalities for the removal of drugs and toxins are indicated for the treatment of overdoses and intoxications. Well-established modalities include hemodialysis (HD), high-flux HD (HfD), and charcoal hemoperfusion (HP). Recently, there have been increasing reports on the use of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), such as continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD), continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) or CVVH combined with dialysis (CVVHDF). In the present article, we will discuss the various factors that determine the clearance of drugs and toxins and accordingly, we will propose that with few exceptions, CRRT does not have a role in the routine management of intoxications...
July 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Gabor Erdoes, Clemens Kietaibl, Stefan Boehme, Roman Ullrich, Klaus Markstaller, Balthasar Eberle, Klaus U Klein
BACKGROUND: Continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) may generate microemboli that cross the pulmonary circulation and reach the brain. The aim of the present study was to quantify (load per time interval) and qualify (gaseous vs. solid) cerebral microemboli (CME), detected as high-intensity transient signals, using transcranial Doppler ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty intensive care unit (ICU group) patients requiring CVVHD were examined. CME were recorded in both middle cerebral arteries for 30 minutes during CVVHD and a CVVHD-free interval...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Ian Baldwin, Marie Baldwin, Nigel Fealy, Mauro Neri, Francesco Garzotto, Jeong Chul Kim, Anna Giuliani, Flavio Basso, Federico Nalesso, Alessandra Brendolan, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Dialysate fluid connection to the membrane in continuous dialysis may affect solute clearance. Although circuit connections are routinely made counter-current to blood flow in intermittent dialysis, no study has assessed the effect of this dialysate fluid flow direction on removal of small solutes creatinine and urea during treatment using continuous veno-venous haemodialysis (CVVHD). AIMS: To assess if dialysate flow direction during CVVHD affects small solute removal...
2016: Blood Purification
Gianluca Villa, Maria Iris Cassetta, Lorenzo Tofani, Serafina Valente, Cosimo Chelazzi, Silvia Falsini, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Andrea Novelli, Claudio Ronco, Chiara Adembri
Continuous venovenous haemodialysis with high cut-off membrane (HCO-CVVHD) is often used in critically ill septic patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) to sustain renal function and to remove circulating inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to analyse the extracorporeal removal of linezolid and related alterations in pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) parameters during HCO-CVVHD. Three critically ill septic patients with AKI, treated with linezolid and HCO-CVVHD, were prospectively observed...
October 2015: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Karl-Heinz Liesenfeld, Fredrik Gruenenfelder, Andreas Clemens
There are clinical situations where rapid elimination of dabigatran is beneficial. Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) removes dabigatran effectively but is not always available and requires a hemodynamically stable patient. We therefore investigated the continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) technique for its potency in the elimination of dabigatran. Based on pharmacometric characterization of dabigatran in IHD, we simulated a broad range of dialysis settings for CVVHD and then applied the model to specific clinical situations...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Fulya Kamit Can, Ayse Berna Anil, Alkan Bal, Murat Anil, Gamze Gokalp, Onder Yavascan, Nejat Aksu
Oral methanol intoxication is common, but dermal intoxication is rare. We report a previously healthy 19-month-old female infant admitted to the emergency department (ED) with vomiting and tonic-clonic seizure. On physical examination, she was comatose and presented signs of decompensated shock with Kussmaul breathing. Her left thigh was edematous, with purple coloration. Methanol intoxication was suspected due to high anion gap metabolic acidosis (pH, 6.89; HCO3, <3 meq/L) and exposure to spirit-soaked bandages (%96 methanol) for 24 hours and 3 days...
August 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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