Reducing blood stream infection in patients on hemodialysis: Incorporating patient engagement into a quality improvement activity
Abstract Introduction Infection in our immunocompromised patients is the second leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an effort to improve quality of care, engage patients in their own care, and reduce morbidity and mortality secondary to infection, the Network designed a joint quality improvement/patient engagement activity to decrease bloodstream infection (BSI) rates. Methods Dialysis facilities were ranked utilizing 2014 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data. Selection included 20% of Network 13 facilities (n = 58) with the highest BSI rates, which captured 31% of the patient population. Findings Statistically significant (P
We describe the successful treatment of a patient with severe rhabdomyolysis following heart transplantation by the usage of hemoadsorption.
Conclusion: Cutaneous manifestations in hemodialysis patients were frequent and dominated by xerosis, pruritus, and alopecia. Factors associated with some of these dermatologic manifestations were seniority in hemodialysis, long duration of the hemodialysis session, and female gender. PMID: 32099542 [PubMed]
ConclusionFast induction of eWBH with homogenous thermal distribution is feasible in pigs using the Vith èr WBH device. Severe hemodynamic disturbances, rhabdomyolysis, and hyperkalemia were observed.
Condition: Hemodialysis Intervention: Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine Recruiting
This study examined the association between oBPs and all‐cause mortality in G3B‐5D CKD. This is a population‐based cohort study including all subjects with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)