Timing of Dialysis Initiation, Duration and Frequency of Hemodialysis Sessions, and Membrane Flux: A Systematic Review for a KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline

Conclusions Limited data indicate that earlier dialysis therapy initiation and more frequent and longer hemodialysis did not improve clinical outcomes compared to conventional hemodialysis.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Conclusion. Anxiety and mood are potentially modifiable risk factors that have the greatest impact on pre- and postoperative pain. These results can be used to identify higher-risk patients and develop preoperative therapeutic protocols to improve postoperative outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. Compare a novel two-step algorithm for indicating a computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the setting of a cervical spine fracture with established gold standard criteria. Summary of Background Data. As CTA permits the rapid detection of blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI), screening criteria for its use have broadened. However, more recent work warns of the potential for the overdiagnosis of BCVI, which must be considered with the adoption of broad criteria. Methods. A novel two-step metric for indicating CTA screening was compared with the American Coll...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research
This study aimed to provide more insight on the influence of sex on EVT outcome.Stroke
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
This article describes the prevalence, identification, and treatment of common comorbid psychological disorders.
Source: Heart Failure Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
AbstractThe EUROASPIRE surveys (EUROpean Action on Secondary Prevention through Intervention to Reduce Events) demonstrated that most European coronary patients fail to achieve lifestyle, risk factor and therapeutic targets. Here we report on the 2-year incidence of hard cardiovascular (CV) endpoints in the EUROASPIRE IV cohort. EUROASPIRE IV (2012 –2013) was a large cross-sectional study undertaken at 78 centres from selected geographical areas in 24 European countries. Patients were interviewed and examined at least 6 months following hospitalization for a coronary event or procedure. Fatal and non-fatal CV ev...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Background: Depressive disorders have been independently associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD). We sought to assess the association between depressive disorder and access to care and quality of care among U.S. veterans with CVD.Methods: The 2013 Centers for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey was utilized to identify a cohort of 13,126 veterans with CVD. Presence of CVD was noted with a single affirmative response to the following questions: "Has a health care professional ever told you that you had any of the following:" (1) a...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Session Title: Poster Session II Source Type: research
Conclusions Future studies should test tailored interventions to address the specific needs of population subgroups in order to improve their health.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
This study determines the prognostic implication of a diagnosis of depression on renal recovery and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), a new diagnosis of myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease (CVD, stroke or transient ischemic attack) or congestive heart failure (CHF) after hospitalization with AKI.Methods: The study population comprises adults admitted to the University of Virginia Medical Center between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2012 who suffered AKI during admission. Long-term outcomes, MACE and all-cause mortality, were compared between 2 groups; patients with preexisting diagnosis of major dep...
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Many people find the reality of getting older depressing. And depression itself often comes with a stigma. So when we talk about depression and aging combined, what results is a very complicated — and often hard to treat — issue. Gary S. Moak, former president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, has written a new book to help. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families combines Moak’s years of experience working with elderly populations with the latest research on depression. Moak begins by defining depress...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Aging Antidepressants Book Reviews Depression Family General Psychology Self-Help Seniors Treatment antidepressants for elderly patients antidepressants for old people beat depression depression and aging depression geriatric Source Type: news
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