Plasma Beta-Trace Protein as a Marker of Residual Renal Function: The Effect of Different Hemodialysis Modalities and Intra-Individual Variability over Time

Conclusion: BTP is a stable marker and a promising tool for RRF estimations in PD and HD patients. In patients receiving HDF, plasma levels of BTP should be interpreted with caution.Kidney Blood Press Res 2017;42:877 –885
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today released new data from studies exploring expanded hemodialysis with its Theranova dialyzer, touting the device’s ability to clear large middle molecules at a higher rate than standard hemodialysis and equal or faster removal rates compared to high-volume hemodiafiltration. Results from a number of studies and poster presentations on the Theranova dialyzer were presented at the 55th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association meeting this month, Baxter said. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s Theranova dialyzer is designed to exte...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Dialysis Baxter Source Type: news
Authors: Ronco C Abstract Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) was proposed in 1977 as an alternative treatment for acute renal failure in patients in whom peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis was clinically or technically precluded. In the mid-1980s, this technique was extended to infants and children. CAVH presented important advantages in the areas of hemodynamic stability, control of circulating volume, and nutritional support. However, there were serious shortcomings such as the need for arterial cannulation and limited solute clearance. These problems were solved by the introduction of continuous art...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
AbstractHypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular complications in children on dialysis. Volume overload and activation of the renin –angiotensin–aldosterone system play a major role in the pathophysiology of hypertension. The first step in managing blood pressure (BP) is the careful assessment of ambulatory BP monitoring. Volume control is essential and should start with the accurate identification of dry weight, based on a comprehensive assessment, including bioimpedance analysis and intradialytic blood volume monitoring (BVM). Reduction of interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is critical, as higher IDWG ...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today released data from multiple studies of its Sharesource remote patient monitoring technology used for peritoneal dialysis patient care. Data from the study was presented at the 54th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association meeting this week. Sharesource is a 2-way cloud-based technology offered with the company’s Homechoice Claria automated PD system to allow providers to connect with patients using the device and verify patient adherence, the company said. Data from the 1st study study, which included 399 APD patients using remote patient...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Baxter Source Type: news
In this study, the current status of PD patients is reported on the basis of the results of the survey conducted at the end of 2013. The subjects were PD patients who lived in Japan and participated in the 2013 survey. Descriptive analysis was performed for various items including the current status of the combined use of PD and another dialysis method such as hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF), the method of exchanging dialysate, the use of an automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) machine, and the incidences of peritonitis and catheter exit‐site infection. From the results of the facility survey in 2013, the num...
Source: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Ronco C Abstract Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) was proposed in 1977 as an alternative treatment for acute renal failure in patients in whom peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis was clinically or technically precluded. In the mid-1980s, this technique was extended to infants and children. CAVH presented important advantages in the areas of hemodynamic stability, control of circulating volume, and nutritional support. However, there were serious shortcomings such as the need for arterial cannulation and limited solute clearance. These problems were solved by the introduction of continuous art...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
In this matched cohort study, 985 patients who underwent bariatric surgery were compared 985 patients that did not.  The mean 1-year weight loss was 40.4 kg in the surgery group compared with 1.4 kg in the matched cohort. In adjusted analyses, bariatric surgery patients had a 58% lower risk for an eGFR decline of ≥30% (hazard ratio 0.42, 95% confidence interval 0.32-0.55) and 57% lower risk of doubling of serum creatinine/ESRD (hazard ratio 0.43, 95% confidence interval: 0.26-0.71) compared with the matched cohort.   : High-Efficiency Postdilution Online Hemodiafiltrati...
Source: Nephrology Now - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease General Nephrology Source Type: research
This report provides a summary of the 2013 Slovenian renal replacement therapy (RRT) data, obtained from 24 renal centers: 23 dialysis and one transplant center, referring from 31 December 2013, with 100% response rate to individual patient questionnaires. Slovenia had a population of 2 061 085 on 1 January 2014. The total number of patients treated by RRT was 2077, i.e. 1008.3 per million of population (pmp); 1349 (65%) were treated by hemodialysis, 52 (2.5%) by peritoneal dialysis, and 676 (32.5%) had a functioning kidney graft. A total of 260 incident patients, 126.2 pmp (at day one), started RRT, their me...
Source: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Acute renal failure (ARF) in adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) often evolves in a context of multiple organ failure, which explains the high mortality rate and increase treatment needs. Among, two modalities of renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis (PD) was the first modality used for the treatment of ARF in the 1950s. Today, while PD is generalized for chronic renal failure treatment, its use in the ICU is limited, particularly, due to the advent of new hemodialysis techniques and the development of continuous replacement therapy. Recently, a renewed interest in the use of PD in patie...
Source: Nephrologie and Therapeutique - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrol Ther Source Type: research
In this report, the current status of PD patients is presented on the basis of the results of the survey conducted at the end of 2012. The subjects were PD patients who lived in Japan and participated in the 2012 survey. Descriptive analysis of various items was performed, which included the current status of the combined use of PD and another dialysis method such as hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF), the method of exchanging dialysate, the use of an automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) machine, and the rates of peritonitis and catheter exit‐site infection. From the results of the facility survey in 2012, the n...
Source: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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