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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914498/infective-endocarditis-in-patients-receiving-chronic-hemodialysis-a-21-year-observational-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Lene Ugilt Pagter Ludvigsen, Lars Skov Dalgaard, Henrik Wiggers, Søren Jensen-Fangel, Bente Jespersen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Lars Østergaard, Ole Schmeltz Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Chronic hemodialysis is a risk factor for invasive bacterial infections. We conducted a nationwide study of risk and mortality of infective endocarditis (IE) among patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, patients with end-stage renal disease who initiated hemodialysis in Denmark during 1990 to 2010 were matched on age, gender, and municipality with up to 19 population controls. We extracted information on first admissions with IE, comorbidity, and arteriovenous fistula surgery from medical administrative databases...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911465/the-construction-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-arterial-disease-in-the-upper-limb
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Fábio Linardi, Jose A Costa, Fernanda R Angelieri, Maria G Marabezzi, Jose L Bevilacqua
OBJECTIVE: Describe the construction of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis in chronic renal patient on hemodialysis who presented chronic arterial obstruction in the upper limb. METHODS: A surgical procedure was performed on a patient with obstruction of the brachial artery in its proximal third. The procedure was carried out by the construction of a bypass with autologous vein between the proximal brachial and distal brachial arteries and the performing of an arteriovenous fistula with superficialized and anteriorized basilic vein, with anastomosis in the bypass at the same surgical procedure...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911463/vascular-access-types-in-patients-starting-hemodialysis-after-failed-kidney-transplant-does-close-nephrology-follow-up-matter
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Naveed Ul Haq, Mohamed Said Abdelsalam, Mohammed Mahdi Althaf, Abdulrahman Ali Khormi, Hassan Al Harbi, Bader Alshamsan, Mamdouh Nasser Albaqumi, Dieter Clemens Broering, Lutfi Alkorbi, Hassan Ali Aleid
BACKGROUND: Native arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are preferred while central venous catheters (CVCs) are least suitable vascular access (VA) in patients requiring hemodialysis (HD). Unfortunately, around 80% of patients start HD with CVCs. Late referral to nephrologist is thought to be a factor responsible for this. We retrospectively analyzed the types of VA at HD initiation in renal transplant recipients followed by nephrologists with failed transplant. If early referral to nephrologist improves AVF use, these patients should have higher prevalence of AVF at HD initiation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904865/giant-true-brachial-artery-aneurysm-after-hemodialysis-fistula-closure-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
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Doriana Ferrara, Michele Di Filippo, Flavia Spalla, Anna Maria Giribono, Emanuela Viviani, Annamaria Santagata, Umberto Bracale, Michele Santangelo, Luca Del Guercio, Umberto Marcello Bracale
The usual manifestation of brachial artery aneurysms is the incidental finding of a swelling of the arm, combined with paresthesia or pain in some cases. The etiology is often traumatic or secondary to drug abuse. Pathophysiology of brachial artery dilation in these cases is not completely clear. We herein describe a case of a 61-year-old male presenting with a giant, painful, pulsatile mass on his left arm. He was submitted to a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2005. He had a functioning arteriovenous fistula (AVF) on his right arm, and a spontaneously thrombosed radiocephalic AVF on his left arm...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903478/the-clinical-efficacy-of-balloon-assisted-maturation-of-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Syed Ali Rizvi, Fred Usoh, Anil Hingorani, Eleanor Iadgarova, Pamela Boniscavage, Justin Eisenberg, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Delayed maturation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) among patients who require hemodialysis (HD) can lead to catheter sepsis with its resultant morbidity and mortality. Some have proposed that sequential balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) may accelerate the maturation times of these accesses. On the other hand, serial balloon angioplasty of normal vein may result in stenosis and delay maturation. Although the safety of BAM has been shown, direct comparison to non-matured AVF has not been explored...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886364/ultrasound-guided-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-peripheral-stenosis-of-arteriovenous-fistula-a-single-center-experience
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Sunil Kumar, Nikhil Mahajan, Shivakumar S Patil, Navdeep Singh, Soham Dasgupta, Seetharam Tejavath, Sarbpreet Singh, Deepesh B Kenwar, Ashish Sharma, Mukut Minz
PURPOSE: In patients with end-stage renal disease, arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the access of choice for hemodialysis but are often complicated by stenosis. We present single-center experience of 78 ultrasound-guided angioplasty procedures for treating peripheral stenoses of AVFs. METHODS: Between January 2013 and November 2015, 78 angioplasties were performed under ultrasound guidance in 53 patients with end-stage renal disease who were referred from dialysis centers with low flow rate, difficult cannulation, increased cannulation site bleeding, immature or thrombosed AVF...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876356/-low-flux-dialysate-daily-home-hemodialysis-a-result-for-the-62%C3%A2-first-french-and-belgian-patients
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Anaïs Benabed, Patrick Henri, Thierry Lobbedez, Eric Goffin, Simona Baluta, Abdelkader Benziane, Ahmed Rachi, Johan W van der Pijl, Clémence Bechade, Maxence Ficheux
Since 2011, a new device is available for low flux dialysate quotidian home hemodialysis in France and Belgium. This study aims to evaluate the characteristics and dialysis prescriptions for Nx Stage System One™ users. We retrospectively included patients trained between 2011 and 2013 in France and Belgium. We collected data concerning their clinical features, their dialysis prescriptions, their laboratory parameters until 6 months of dialysis and, reason for dropping in case of cessation. Sixty-two patients from 31 centers, aged 48±18 years old, with a sex ratio 46/16 (M/F) are included with a median Charlson comorbidity index of 1 [0-3]...
November 18, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872830/bacteremia-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Motonobu Nakamura, Shoko Horita, George Seki, Kyoji Moriya
Infection is a common complication and is the second leading cause of death in hemodialysis patients. The risk of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients is 26-fold higher than in the general population, and 1/2-3/4 of the causative organisms of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients are Gram-positive bacteria. The ratio of resistant bacteria in hemodialysis patients compared to the general population is unclear. Several reports have indicated that hemodialysis patients have a higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868336/vascular-imaging-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access-planning
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Rita L McGill, Robin Ruthazer, Eduardo Lacson, Klemens B Meyer, Dana C Miskulin, Daniel E Weiner
Introduction Central venous catheters (CVC) increase risks associated with hemodialysis (HD), but may be necessary until an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or graft (AVG) is achieved. The impact of vascular imaging on achievement of working AVF and AVG has not been firmly established. Methods Retrospective cohort of patients initiating HD with CVC in 2010-2011, classified by exposure to venography or Doppler vein mapping, and followed through December 31, 2012. Standard and time-dependent Cox models were used to determine hazard ratios (HRs) of death, working AVF, and any AVF or AVG...
November 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867286/basilic-vein-elevation-for-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-results-of-60-cases-following-1-year
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Grigol Keshelava, Kote Gvalia, Davit Kovziridze, Marina Dadunashvili, Vakhtang Kaloiani
Basilic vein elevation (BVE) is a procedure where the basilic vein (BV) is surgically exposed, mobilized, and elevated into a more superficial position for the purpose of facilitating arteriovenous fistula (AVF) cannulation. The purpose of this study is to review the use of BVE as an adjunct to fistula maturation. Between January 2009 and December 2013, 60 patients received BVE. After performing the anastomosis between brachial artery and BV, the elevated vein was placed just anterior to the surgical incision, 3 to 4 mm deep...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853044/ischemic-monomelic-neuropathy
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S Sheetal, P Byju, P Manoj
Ischemic monomelic neuropathy is an uncommon complication associated with the creation of arteriovenous (AV) fistula for hemodialysis. After placement of an arteriovenous fistula, there can be shunting of arterial blood away from the distal extremity resulting in damage to distal nerve fibers with acute neurologic symptoms. It can present with global muscle pain, weakness, and a warm hand with palpable pulses starting within the 1 st h after the creation of the AV fistula. It is a devastating complication and can result in permanent disability...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834457/investigation-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-patients-who-are-undergoing-hemodialysis-treatment-regarding-their-arteriovenous-fistula
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Nurten Ozen, Nuran Tosun, Fatma Ilknur Cinar, Gulcan Bagcivan, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Dilek Askin, Dilek Mut, Volkan Ozen, Mujdat Yenicesu, Evis Zajm
PURPOSE: The major cause of morbidity in hemodialysis patients is arteriovenous fistula deficiency. The patient should have adequate knowledge to ensure arteriovenous fistula patency. Our aim is to investigate the knowledge and attitude of the patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment regarding arteriovenous fistula. METHODS: This study was conducted on 335 patients who met the study criteria. Data collection forms evaluating the "Socio-Demographic and Medical Characteristics" and "Knowledge and Attitudes about arteriovenous fistula" of the patients were developed following a literature review by the investigators...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832203/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-calcium-channel-blockers-are-associated-with-prolonged-vascular-access-patency-in-uremic-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Fu-An Chen, Chih-Chiang Chien, Yu-Wei Chen, Yu-Te Wu, Chih-Ching Lin
BACKGROUND: Vascular access failure is a huge burden for patients undergoing hemodialysis. Many efforts have been made to maintain vascular access patency, including pharmacotherapy. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I), angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and calcium channel blocker (CCB) are known for their antihypertensive and cardio-protective effects, however, their effects on long-term vascular access patency are still inconclusive. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We retrospectively enrolled patients commencing maintenance hemodialysis between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2006 by using National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805900/circulating-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-level-and-paraoxonase-1-lactonase-activity-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-their-impact-on-the-incidence-of-native-av-fistula-thrombosis
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Samir F Zohny, Mahmoud Abd El-Fattah, Jalaluddin A Khan
PURPOSE: Thrombosis of native arteriovenous (AV) fistula is an important cause of complications in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of measuring circulating fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) level and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) lactonase activity as potential predictors of native AV fistula thrombosis in chronic HD patients. METHODS: This study included 83 HD patients (48 with thrombosed and 35 with non-thrombosed native AV fistulas) and 38 healthy volunteers...
October 14, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795630/high-hemodialysis-vascular-access-flow-and-impaired-right-ventricular-function-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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S Yilmaz, M Yetim, B K Yilmaz, T Dogan, E Aksoy, N Yuksel, I Dogan
There are limited data showing right ventricular preload increase due to high-flow arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). This cross-sectional study investigated whether high AVF flow had an impact on right ventricular function in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Sixty-four patients aged between 18 and 85 years who were on routine hemodialysis with >2 hemodialysis sessions per week for at least 3 months via an AVF were studied. Patients with inadequate flow fistulas, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, history of pulmonary embolism, primary pulmonary hypertension, severe mitral, aortic or pulmonary regurgitation, and/or stenosis were excluded...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791257/assessing-radiocephalic-wrist-arteriovenous-fistulas-of-obtuse-anastomosis-using-computational-fluid-dynamics-and-clinical-application
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Jinkee Lee, Sunho Kim, Sung-Min Kim, Ryungeun Song, Hyun Kyu Kim, Jang Sang Park, Sun Cheol Park
INTRODUCTION: A radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best choice for achieving vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but this AVF has high rates of early failure due to juxta-anastomotic stenosis, making it impossible to use for dialysis. Low hemodynamic shear stress contributes to the pathophysiology of VA failure due to secondary thrombosis, stenosis, and re-occlusion after percutaneous intervention. METHODS: We used a computational fluid dynamics (CFDs) approach to evaluate the shear stress distribution and minimize its effects under various conditions including changes in the anastomosis angle...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791255/hemodialysis-vascular-access-and-clinical-outcomes-an-observational-multicenter-study
#18
Tayebeh Soleymanian, Vida Sheikh, Faezeh Tareh, Hassan Argani, Shahrzad Ossareh
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the optimal vascular access in hemodialysis (HD) patients because of its lower complication rates and better longevity compared to arteriovenous graft (AVG) and central venous catheter (CVC). METHODS: A cohort of 532 HD patients from nine HD facilities were recruited in September 2012 and prospectively followed for a median of 28 months. Unadjusted and fully adjusted hazard ratios (HR) of mortality for vascular access were calculated using Cox proportional hazards model...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790813/hemodialysis-practice-patterns-in-the-russia-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps-with-international-comparisons
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Boris Bikbov, Brian Bieber, Anton Andrusev, Natalia Tomilina, Alexander Zemchenkov, Junhui Zhao, Friedrich Port, Bruce Robinson, Ronald Pisoni
Introduction There is little comparable information about hemodialysis (HD) practices in low- and middle income countries, including Russia. Evaluation of HD in Russia and its international comparisons could highlight factors providing opportunities for improvement. Methods We examined treatment patterns for 481 prevalent HD patients in 20 Russian facilities, and compared them to contemporary data for 8512 patients from 311 facilities in seven European countries, Japan, and North America. Data were collected according to the uniform methodology of the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study, phase 5...
October 27, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789324/-predictors-of-physical-incapacity-degree-to-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-in-kinshasa%C3%A2-key-role-of-the-residual-diuresis
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Vieux Momeme Mokoli, Justine Busanga Bukabau, Patrick Parmba Osa Izeidi, Jeanine Losa Luse, Stéphane Kalambay Mukendi, Désiré Kulimba Mashinda, Jean Robert Rissassy Makulo, Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili, François Bompeka Lepira, Nazaire Mangani Nseka
OBJECTIVE: Identifying predictors of physical incapacity degree in patients on chronic hemodialysis in Kinshasa. METHODS: Bicentric analytical study, between January 2007 and July 2013. Degree of physical handicap was evaluated at 6months of hemodialysis based on the scale of Rosser. Logistic regression sought the predictors of no or light physical incapacity (Rosser<3) vs. moderate to maximum (Rosser≥3). P was set at 0.05. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-seven patients (127) patients received at least 6months of hemodialysis (53...
October 24, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
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