CRN Message From the Chair

As I sit here thinking about what to write for my first message as the chair of the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN), I find myself reflecting on how I got here. I have been in nephrology care for 10  years now, which seems a little surreal to me. I remember my first day like it was yesterday. Walking into the dialysis unit, which was located in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in South Atlanta, I remember being nervous. This was only my second job as a dietitian. I can recall all the smells, sounds, and bustling as I walked into the unit.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Message From the Chairperson Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe apparent survival advantage among blacks over whites treated with dialysis may be attributed to selected transition of a subset of whites with more severe comorbid conditions onto dialysis.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMarked differences in risk for ESKD across types of donor-recipient relationship were observed for Asian, black, and white donors. These findings warrant further validation with more robust data to better inform clinical practice guidelines.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMonthly routine blood testing in HD recipients was not associated with a lower risk for death, cardiovascular events, or hospitalizations as compared with testing every 6 weeks. Given the health resource implications, the frequency of routine blood sampling in HD recipients deserves careful reassessment.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report on the prespecified secondary outcome, echocardiographic indexes of LV function, from a previously reported study of the effect of lung ultrasound (US)-guided dry weight reduction on systolic blood pressure.Study DesignSingle-blind randomized trial.Settings &Participants71 clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients in Greece and Slovenia.InterventionThe active intervention group’s (n = 35) volume removal was guided by the total number of lung US B-lines observed every week before a midweek dialysis session. The usual-care group (n = 36) was treated using standard-of-care...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
g Ryu Illness perception, formed in social-cultural contexts, is the driving force for health behavior. Age difference can affect health outcomes due to its association with socioeconomic status. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between illness perception, self-care management, and clinical outcomes according to the age group in hemodialysis patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted. Using the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (BIPQ) and Patient Activation Measure (PAM) 13, clinical outcomes, such as serum phosphorus, potassium, hemoglobin, and albumin were investigated in maintenan...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Journal of Membrane ScienceAuthor(s): Shuwei Zhao, Pengjia Dou, Jianfeng Song, Long D. Nghiem, Xue-Mei Li, Tao HeAbstractPreparation of dialysate for hemodialysis (or dialysis) requires dilution of the dialysis concentrate with purified water. Present practice contains two steps: first to purify water, and then water is transported to clinic to mix with the dialysate concentrate before treatment. As a new forward osmosis dialysis hybrid process, based on osmotic dilution, is evaluated for decentralized health care systems. A commercial cellulose triacetate (CTA) an...
Source: Journal of Membrane Science - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
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Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news
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