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Farag E Salama, Qasem A Anass, Abdelnaem A Abdelrahman, Elsayed B Saeed
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and arterial stiffness are useful markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and significantly correlate with various metabolic risk factors. Chemerin is one of the adipokines that may represent a link between obesity and inflammation and may be a potential candidate playing a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular complications. Therefore, we studied the relationship of chemerin levels with atherosclerosis as measured by CIMT in diabetic CKD patients, either predialysis or on hemodialysis (HD)...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
John T Daugirdas
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that a conventional two-pool model cannot be used to predict intradialysis and early postdialysis phosphorus concentrations. METHODS: A conventional two-pool urea model was modified by increasing the distal compartment volume from two-thirds to three times the total body water and by the use of a dynamically variable intercompartmental phosphorus clearance during dialysis. The phosphate solver model parameters were derived from an examination of the results in the literature, and fine-tuned using a training set (F4) of 415 Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study patients studied during a dialysis session where phosphorus was measured at 4 months of follow-up...
October 13, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Karin J R Ipema, Johanna Kuipers, Ralf Westerhuis, Carlo A J M Gaillard, Cees P van der Schans, Wim P Krijnen, Casper F M Franssen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Higher interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is associated with higher predialysis blood pressure and increased mortality. IDWG is also increasingly being recognized as an indicator of nutritional status. We studied in detail the associations of various patient factors and nutritional parameters with IDWG. METHODS: We collected data during one week for IDWG and hemodynamic parameters in 138 prevalent adult haemodialysis patients on a thrice-weekly haemodialysis schedule...
October 14, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
John T Daugirdas
Residual kidney urea clearance in dialysis patients typically is calculated as the per minute excretion of urea nitrogen, obtained during the 24-48 hour collection period that usually ends just prior to a dialysis session, divided by the time-averaged serum water urea nitrogen concentration during the collection period. This concentration is difficult to estimate unless a formal kinetic modeling program is being used. We used a urea kinetic modeling program to derive an equation to estimate the time-averaged serum water concentration during urine collection periods of various lengths collected during various interdialytic intervals, for 3/week or 2/week dialysis schedules...
October 4, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Young Youl Hyun, Kyu-Beck Lee, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Sue Kyung Park, Dong Wan Chae, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Kyu Hun Cho, Yong-Soo Kim, Young-Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Adiponectin (ADPN) has antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, and insulin-sensitizing effects. Serum ADPN levels are increased in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD), and higher ADPN is paradoxically a predictor of mortality in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the association between serum ADPN levels and protein-energy wasting (PEW) in predialysis CKD. METHOD: We examined serum ADPN concentrations and PEW in 1303 patients from the KNOW-CKD (KoreaN Cohort Study for Outcome in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease) study...
July 30, 2016: Nutrition
Josephine Sau Fan Chow, Kim Jobburn, Margaret Chapman, Michael Suranyi
BACKGROUND: An ageing population and geographical growth, along with an increase in the number of people that reside in specific location, are increasing the demand for renal replacement therapies. Hospital-based haemodialysis units are struggling to cope with the associated physical, staffing and cost demands. Home-based dialysis therapies are known to be more cost effective with superior social, physical health and survival outcomes. METHODS: 'RENEW, a renal redesign project, examined the pre-dialysis health care experience of renal patients to find opportunities to improve patient care outcomes and increase the uptake of home-based dialysis therapies...
October 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
Panagiotis I Georgianos, Rajiv Agarwal
Contrary to the direct, graded, and causal relationship of hypertension with cardiovascular outcomes in the general population, among dialysis patients, blood pressure (BP) recorded either predialysis or postdialysis displays a U-shaped curve with mortality. This paradoxical phenomenon of lower BP or a decline in BP over time being associated with increased mortality and higher BP being associated with a lower mortality is described as "reverse" epidemiology of hypertension, raising substantial controversy on whether BP lowering causes harms or benefits among dialysis patients...
September 22, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
Chu Zhou, Fang Wang, Jin-Wei Wang, Lu-Xia Zhang, Ming-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Mineral and bone disorder (MBD), especially hyperphosphatemia, is an independently risk factor for adverse prognosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, CKD-MBD among Chinese population was poorly studied. This study aimed to investigate the status of MBD and its association with cardiovascular parameters in Chinese patients with predialysis CKD. METHODS: Chinese Cohort Study of Chronic Kidney Disease (C-STRIDE) is a prospective multicenter cohort study involving predialysis CKD patients in China...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Cristiana David, Ileana Peride, Andrei Niculae, Alexandra Maria Constantin, Ionel Alexandru Checherita
BACKGROUND: Native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the most appropriate type of vascular access for chronic dialysis. Its patency rates depend on vascular wall characteristics. Ketoacid analogues of essential amino acids (KA/EAA) are prescribed in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) pre-dialysis patients to lower toxic metabolic products generation and improve nutritional status. We hypothesized that very-low protein diet (VLPD) supplemented with KA/EAA may influence arterial wall stiffness and affect AVF maturation rates and duration in pre-dialysis ESRD patients...
September 20, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Tammy Hod, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev, Bhanu K Patibandla, Akshita Narra, Robert S Brown
BACKGROUND: In patients with failure of an initial arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a subsequent vascular access is needed before hemodialysis (HD) initiation. METHODS: To assess the optimal access strategy after a failed AVF, we linked data from the US Renal Data System with Medicare claims data identifying 21,436 patients ≥ 67 years old who started HD between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, with an AVF placed as their first predialysis access. Of the 10,568 subjects whose AVF failed, 1,796 patients had an AVF placed as a second access predialysis (AVF2 group) and 399 patients had an arteriovenous graft placed as a second access predialysis (AVG2 group)...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Marisa Toups, Thomas Carmody, Madhukar H Trivedi, A John Rush, S Susan Hedayati
OBJECTIVE: Because there is overlap between somatic symptoms of depression and symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is unclear if self-reported depression rating scales can be used accurately in predialysis CKD patients, especially if CKD and other comorbidities are symptomatic. We assessed the performance of two depression scales - the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Quick Inventory of Depression Symptomatology (QIDS-SR16) - by CKD stage, diagnosis of diabetes and total medical comorbidity burden - using item response theory (IRT) in a sample of 272 predialysis CKD patients...
September 2016: General Hospital Psychiatry
Alian Al-Balas, Timmy Lee, Carlton J Young, Jill Barker-Finkel, Michael Allon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal timing of predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery remains uncertain. We evaluated factors associated with hemodialysis initiation in patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery and derived a model to predict future initiation of dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our study retrospectively identified 308 patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula creation at a large medical center in 2006-2012 to determine whether they initiated hemodialysis...
September 14, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Zeynep Biyik, Nedim Yilmaz Selcuk, Halil Zeki Tonbul, Melih Anil, Mehmet Uyar
PURPOSE: Vascular calcifications that may cause cardiovascular disease are highly prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we aimed to determine abdominal aorta calcifications (AAC) in predialysis and hemodialysis patients by lateral lumbar radiography and to investigate factors that were associated with the calcifications. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-nine adult chronic hemodialysis patients, 300 predialysis CKD patients and 60 healthy subjects with normal kidney function as a control group were enrolled in the study...
September 12, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Ambreen Gul, Dana Miskulin, Antonia Harford, Philip Zager
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on recent advances in our understanding of intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and measures that may reduce its frequency. RECENT FINDINGS: The frequency and severity of IDH predict the risk for adverse clinical outcomes. The highest mortality risks associated with IDH were observed when the intradialytic systolic blood pressure (SBP) nadirs were <90 and <100 mmHg and the predialysis SBP were ≤159 mmHg or ≥160 mmHg, respectively...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Robert S Brown, Bhanu K Patibandla, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev
Patients needing hemodialysis are advised to have arteriovenous fistulas rather than catheters because of significantly lower mortality rates. However, disparities in fistula placement raise the possibility that patient factors have a role in this apparent mortality benefit. We derived a cohort of 115,425 patients on incident hemodialysis ≥67 years old from the US Renal Data System with linked Medicare claims to identify the first predialysis vascular access placed. We compared mortality outcomes in patients initiating hemodialysis with a fistula placed first, a catheter after a fistula placed first failed, or a catheter placed first (n=90,517; reference group)...
September 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Wen-Hung Huang, Ching-Wei Hsu, Ching-Chih Hu, Tzung-Hai Yen, Cheng-Hao Weng
INTRODUCTION: Predialysis hypotension has been noted to be a predictor of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous studies evaluating the impact of predialysis hypotension on the mortality of HD patients did not exclude patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) or cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Eight hundred and sixty-six patients on maintenance HD were recruited. Clinical parameters were recorded and subjected to the analysis of predictors of predialysis hypotension and mortality...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Cassiana R de Góes, Barbara Perez Vogt, Ana Claudia S Sanches, André L Balbi, Daniela Ponce
BACKGROUND: Currently, the execution of indirect calorimetry, which is considered the gold standard for measuring energy expenditure, is not indicate during dialysis, and it may interfere on nutritional therapy of these patients. This study aimed to evaluate the resting energy expenditure (REE) in patients with severe acute kidney injury treated by different modalities of dialysis and to identify whether dialysis influences on REE. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study that evaluated patients admitted in intensive care units with diagnosis of acute kidney injury AKIN-3, mechanically ventilated, and submitted to conventional hemodialysis (CHD), extended hemodialysis (EHD) or high volume peritoneal dialysis (HVPD)...
August 22, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Thomas Dienemann, Naohiko Fujii, Paula Orlandi, Lisa Nessel, Susan L Furth, Wendy E Hoy, Seiichi Matsuo, Gert Mayer, Shona Methven, Franz Schaefer, Elke S Schaeffner, Laura Solá, Bénédicte Stengel, Christoph Wanner, Luxia Zhang, Adeera Levin, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Harold I Feldman
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health burden, yet it is still underrepresented within public health agendas in many countries. Studies focusing on the natural history of CKD are challenging to design and conduct, because of the long time-course of disease progression, a wide variation in etiologies, and a large amount of clinical variability among individuals with CKD. With the difference in health-related behaviors, healthcare delivery, genetics, and environmental exposures, this variability is greater across countries than within one locale and may not be captured effectively in a single study...
2016: BMC Nephrology
John K Leypoldt, Björn K I Meijers
The kinetics of uremic solute clearances are discussed based on two categories of uremic solutes, namely those that are and those that are not derived directly from nutrient intake, particularly dietary protein intake. This review highlights dialysis treatments that are more frequent and longer (high-dose hemodialysis) than conventional thrice weekly therapy. It is proposed that the dialysis dose measures based on urea as a marker uremic solute, such as Kt/V and stdKt/V, be referred to as measures of dialysis inadequacy, not dialysis adequacy...
August 31, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Konstantina P Poulianiti, Antonia Kaltsatou, Georgia I Mitrou, Athanasios Z Jamurtas, Yiannis Koutedakis, Maria Maridaki, Ioannis Stefanidis, Giorgos K Sakkas, Christina Karatzaferi
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience imbalance between oxygen reactive species (ROS) production and antioxidant defenses leading to cell and tissue damage. However, it remains unclear at which stage of renal insufficiency the redox imbalance becomes more profound. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an update on recent advances in our understanding of how the redox status changes in the progression of renal disease from predialysis stages 1 to 4 to end stage 5 and whether the various treatments and dialysis modalities influence the redox balance...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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