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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522655/choice-of-hemodialysis-access-in-older-adults-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#1
Rasheeda K Hall, Evan R Myers, Sylvia E Rosas, Ann M O'Hare, Cathleen S Colón-Emeric
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although arteriovenous fistulas have been found to be the most cost-effective form of hemodialysis access, the relative benefits of placing an arteriovenous fistula versus an arteriovenous graft seem to be least certain for older adults and when placed preemptively. However, older adults' life expectancy is heterogeneous, and most patients do not undergo permanent access creation until after dialysis initiation. We evaluated cost-effectiveness of arteriovenous fistula placement after dialysis initiation in older adults as a function of age and life expectancy...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498907/complicated-infective-aortic-endocarditis-comparison-of-different-surgical-strategies%C3%A2
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Miriam Silaschi, Niki Nicou, Ranjit Deshpande, Sanjay Chaubey, Max Baghai, Rafal Dworakowski, Olaf Wendler
OBJECTIVES: The choice of substitute during aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis (IE) is still widely debated. We retrospectively reviewed all patients operated for aortic IE and compared groups according to the complexity of IE and substitutes implanted. METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 187 patients were treated using stentless bioprostheses (SBP) as root replacement ( n  = 30), mechanical prostheses (MP, n  = 45) or stented bioprostheses (SP, n  = 112) (mean follow-up 4...
May 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486776/ultrasound-guided-cannulation-of-the-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-access
#3
Frank Ward, Rose Faratro, Rory F McQuillan
Successful cannulation of the arteriovenous access for patients with end-stage kidney failure to allow catheter-free hemodialysis is associated with superior patient outcomes. With an increasing rate of arteriovenous access creation, coupled with increasing dialysis patient age, the "difficult-to-cannulate" access is becoming more commonplace. Ultrasound-guided cannulation aims to improve first-time successful cannulations and minimize cannulation-associated complications such as infiltration and hematoma formation, minimizing delays in access use and reducing catheter dependency...
May 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486233/renal-autotransplantation-with-autologous-saphenous-vein-graft-in-a-patient-with-takayasu-arteritis-and-existing-renal-artery-stent-in-her-solitary-kidney
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Hakan Bahadir Haberal, Senol Tonyali, Bora Peynircioğlu, Mustafa Arici, Metin Demircin, Fazıl Tuncay Aki
Takayasu arteritis is a disease that results in the granulomatous inflammation of large vessel walls. Takayasu arteritis is generally observed in young females during the second or third decades of life. This disease is treated by the revascularization of the affected organs either by surgery or by endovascular interventions. In this study, we present a case where renal autotransplantation was performed on a lady with an autologous saphenous vein graft subsequent to numerous previous endovascular interventions for her solitary kidney due to Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis...
May 10, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483273/ex-vivo-machine-perfusion-for-renal-graft-preservation
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REVIEW
J Moritz Kaths, Andreas Paul, Lisa A Robinson, Markus Selzner
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Despite its superiority over dialysis, the persisting organ shortage remains a major drawback. Additional sources to increase the donor pool are grafts recovered from extended criteria donors (ECD) and donation after circulatory death (DCD). Although transplantation of marginal grafts demonstrates promising outcomes, increased rates of primary non-function, delayed graft function, and reduced graft survival have been reported. Cold ischemic injury, caused by static cold storage is a significant risk factor for poor outcome...
April 26, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468619/economic-and-quality-of-care-evaluation-of-dialysis-service-models-in-remote-australia-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-study
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Gillian Gorham, Kirsten Howard, Samantha Togni, Paul Lawton, Jaquelyne Hughes, Sandawana William Majoni, Sarah Brown, Sue Barnes, Alan Cass
BACKGROUND: Australia's Northern Territory (NT) has the country's highest incidence and prevalence of kidney disease. Indigenous people from remote areas suffer the heaviest disease burden. Concerns regarding cost and sustainability limit the provision of dialysis treatments in remote areas and most Indigenous people requiring dialysis relocate to urban areas. However, this dislocation of people from their family, community and support networks may prove more costly when the broader health, societal and economic consequences for the individual, family and whole of government are considered...
May 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464841/the-impact-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-renal-outcomes-in-dialysis-requiring-acute-kidney-injury-may-be-related-to-the-baseline-kidney-function
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Marisa Aparecida de Souza Oliveira, Thais Oliveira Claizoni Dos Santos, Julio Cesar Martins Monte, Marcelo Costa Batista, Virgilio Gonçalves Pereira, Bento Fortunato Cardoso Dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Pavão Santos, Marcelino de Souza Durão
BACKGROUND: Many controversies exist regarding the management of dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (D-AKI). No clear evidence has shown that the choice of dialysis modality can change the survival rate or kidney function recovery of critically ill patients with D-AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study investigating patients (≥16 years old) admitted to an intensive care unit with D-AKI from 1999 to 2012. We analyzed D-AKI incidence, and outcomes, as well as the most commonly used dialysis modality over time...
May 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449952/heart-transplantation-in-giant-cell-myocarditis-analysis-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-registry
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Chantal A Elamm, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Christopher M Bianco, Bishnu P Dhakal, Guilherme H Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a lethal, rapidly progressive disease, for which heart transplantation (HTx) is the treatment of choice. We sought to describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients with GCM who undergo HTx. METHODS AND RESULTS: Methods and Results: We used the UNOS thoracic organ transplantation to identify adults with GCM as the primary diagnosis and compared their characteristics and outcomes with patients who were transplanted for other types of myocarditides and for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCMP)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448966/peritoneal-dialysis-as-the-dialysis-initial-modality-of-choice-for-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-moving-from-why-to-why-not
#9
Srinivas Subramanian, Muhammad Masoom Javaid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443283/vascular-access-site-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-kidney-injury-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-atn-study
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Yue-Harn Ng, Kavitha Ganta, Herbert Davis, V Shane Pankratz, Mark Unruh
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the intensive care unit portends a poor prognosis. The decisions regarding dialysis catheter placement is based mainly on physician discretion with little evidence to support the choice of dialysis catheter location. METHODS: The Veterans Affairs/National Institutes of Health Acute Renal Failure Trial Network Study was a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial of intensive vs. less intensive RRT in critically ill patients with AKI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426835/outcomes-from-a-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-subjected-to-continuous-venovenous-hemodiafiltration-the-role-of-negative-fluid-balance
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Thais Oliveira Claizoni Dos Santos, Marisa Aparecida de Souza Oliveira, Julio Cesar Martins Monte, Marcelo Costa Batista, Virgilio Gonçalves Pereira Junior, Bento Fortunato Cardoso Dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Pavão Santos, Marcelino de Souza Durão Junior
BACKGROUND: Several factors influence the outcomes in acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In this scenario, continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are used to control metabolic derangements and blood volume. Knowing this fact, it may be possible to change the course of the disease and decrease the high mortality rate observed. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the main risk factors for death in AKI patients needing CRRT. RESULTS: This was a prospective, observational cohort study of ICU patients (N = 183) with AKI who underwent continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) as their initial dialysis modality choice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413966/the-clinical-problems-of-hypertension-treatment-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Charalampos N Loutradis, Costas Tsioufis, Pantelis A Sarafidis
Hypertension (HT) is present in more than 80% of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Elevated blood pressure (BP) in hemodialysis patients is associated with cardiovascular events and mortality only when BP is recorded with home or ambulatory monitoring, since pre- and post-dialysis measurements are not valid estimates of BP levels during the inter-dialytic interval. Sodium and water overload is the most important of several mechanisms involved in HT development in HD. In this context, non-pharmacologic measures to ensure water and sodium balance by achieving patient dry weight and decreasing daily sodium intake, through modification of sodium level in the diet or in dialysis dialysate, are fundamental for HT control...
April 14, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410649/incident-dialysis-access-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-what-needs-to-be-improved
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REVIEW
Louise M Moist, Charmaine E Lok
The initiation of dialysis is a challenging time of transition for patients, families, and their supporters. Patients with exposure to a comprehensive chronic kidney disease clinic may have had education and subsequent decision making regarding dialysis modality and access; however, many patients with or without prior education will require an urgent start to dialysis, requiring quick decisions regarding dialysis modality and access. In many countries, hemodialysis (HD) using a central venous catheter (CVC) is the most common initial renal replacement modality and dialysis access...
March 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372955/colloids-in-cardiac-surgery-friend-or-foe
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Pia Katarina Ryhammer, Mariann Tang, Joachim Hoffmann-Petersen, Dovile Leonaviciute, Jacob Greisen, Marie Storebjerg Gissel, Carl-Johan Jakobsen
OBJECTIVE: The right choice of fluid replacement still is a matter of debate. Recently, two large-scale studies on the use of hydroxyethyl starches (HES) in the intensive care setting have been published, which have caused a huge shift in the daily practice of volume therapy. These results have been applied to patients outside intensive care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact this change has had on the outcomes in a large population of cardiac surgery patients, with a focus on the type of colloid infusion...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372582/coping-with-kidney-disease-qualitative-findings-from-the-empowering-patients-on-choices-for-renal-replacement-therapy-epoch-rrt-study
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Lalita Subramanian, Martha Quinn, Junhui Zhao, Laurie Lachance, Jarcy Zee, Francesca Tentori
BACKGROUND: The highly burdensome effects of kidney failure and its management impose many life-altering changes on patients. Better understanding of successful coping strategies will inform patients and help health care providers support patients' needs as they navigate these changes together. METHODS: A qualitative, cross-sectional study involving semi-structured telephone interviews including open- and closed-ended questions, with 179 U.S. patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), either not yet on dialysis ([CKD-ND], n = 65), or on dialysis (hemodialysis [HD], n = 76; or peritoneal dialysis [PD], n = 38) recruited through social media and in-person contacts from June to December 2013...
April 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360371/capd-catheter-exit-site-and-tunnel-infection-with-fungal-etiology-treatment-and-catheter-reinsertion-for-an-extremely-rare-complication
#16
Manmeet Singh Jhawar, Jasmin Das, Pratish George, Anil Luther
Fungal infection is an extremely rare etiology of exit-site and tunnel infection in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). There are few data available regarding its management-especially choice of antifungals, duration of therapy, and removal of catheter. There are no guidelines pertaining to reinsertion of the CAPD catheter following fungal exit-site and tunnel infection. This case report highlights Candida albicans as a rare cause of exit-site and tunnel infection of the CAPD catheter...
March 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360368/the-pull-technique-for-removal-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheters-a-call-for-re-evaluation-of-practice-standards
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Marvin Grieff, Elizabeth Mamo, Gina Scroggins, Alexander Kurchin
♦ BACKGROUND: The most commonly used peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters have silicon tubing with attached Dacron cuffs. The current standard of care for PD catheter removal is by complete surgical dissection, withdrawing both the tubing and the cuffs. The intention is to avoid infection of any residual part of the catheter. We retrospectively analyzed our results with the alternative 'pull' technique, by which the silicon tube is pulled out, leaving the Dacron cuffs within the abdominal wall. This technique never gained popularity due to concern that the retained cuffs would get infected...
March 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345136/twice-weekly-hemodialysis-in-china-can-it-be-a-better-option-for-initiation-or-maintenance-dialysis-therapy
#18
Yucheng Yan, Sylvia Ramirez, Shuchi Anand, Jiaqi Qian, Li Zuo
Cumulative evidence indicates it may be worthwhile revisiting the twice-weekly hemodialysis (HD) regimen as a valid option for individualized or incremental treatments for selected patients with end-stage renal disease. In this article, we will review the current evidences on the potential pros and cons of twice-weekly HD compared to thrice-weekly HD including China's experience in the practice of twice-weekly HD. A prudent patient selection and close dialysis adequacy monitoring might be necessary for this medical treatment choice...
May 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340820/role-of-everolimus-on-cardiac-functions-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#19
U Cakir, G Alis, T Erturk, A H Karayagiz, U Karabulut, I Berber
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is known to increase the survival of dialysis patients by ameloriating cardiac status, including both systolic and diastolic functions. We aimed to evaluate the role of immunosuppressive drug regimens on cardiac functions of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 120 KTRs immediately before and 1 year after the kidney transplantation, using tissue Doppler echocardiography. A triple immunosuppressive therapy including tacrolimus, mycophenoloic acid (MPA), and prednisolone was started for all patients...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339843/availability-and-cost-of-extracorporeal-treatments-for-poisonings-and-other-emergency-indications-a-worldwide-survey
#20
Josée Bouchard, Valery Lavergne, Darren M Roberts, Monique Cormier, Genevieve Morissette, Marc Ghannoum
Background: Extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) are used for different conditions, including replacement of organ function and poisoning. Current recommendations for ECTRs in various poisonings suggest that intermittent haemodialysis (IHD) is the most efficient technique. However, the practicality of these recommendations is poorly defined in view of limited information on availability and cost worldwide. Methods: A survey invitation to an Internet-based questionnaire was emailed between January 2014 and March 2015 to members of international societies to determine the availability, time to initiation and cost of ECTRs (including filters, dialysate, catheter, anticoagulant and nursing/physician salary)...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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