Mortality in Patients on Hemodiafiltration vs Hemodialysis Mortality in Patients on Hemodiafiltration vs Hemodialysis

Might hemodiafiltration patients realize better outcomes than those receiving hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
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What additional benefits might high-volume online hemodiafiltration offer over conventional hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
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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
This study aims to utilize body composition monitor (BCM) device to achieve euvolemic status in problematic dialysis patients and to evaluate its clinical outcome. One hundred and five hemodialysis (HD) patients were enrolled based on difficulty in achieving dry weight. The reasons for enrollment in the study were (a) recurrent intradialytic hypotension, (b) intradialytic hypertension, (c) intradialytic muscle cramps, or (d) the presence of comorbid conditions that make clinical assessment of dry weight difficult (e.g., cirrhosis of liver, heart failure, severe malnutrition, or morbid obesity). Following initial assessment...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Functional impairment is associated with adverse outcomes in older people, as well as in patients on chronic hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to evaluate if functional impairment represents a risk factor for reduced survival in patients on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: All incident chronic hemodialysis patients of Lazio, a large region of central Italy, registered in the Dialysis and Transplant Lazio Region Registry (DTLRR) in the period 2008-2013 were considered eligible. Inclusion criteria were: age > 18 years, resident in Lazio, still doing dialysis after 90&nb...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Conclusions: High-efficiency OL-HDF could provide an excellent long-term survival nearly comparable to the KT sub-group.Nephron
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study assessed the outcome of CKD patients admitted to the ICU and evaluated prediction of 30-day mortality using the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II), Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II), and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score. One hundred consecutive CKD patients admitted to the ICU at a tertiary care hospital, Ahmedabad between 2011 and 2013 were included prospectively. Data on demographics, indication for admission, cause of CKD, use of vasoactive drugs and mechanical ventilation (MV), mode of renal replacement therapy (RRT), and 30-day mortality were recorded. The A...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
This study is a retrospective, single-center study in which 78 patients were screened; 18 were excluded and 60 patients were analyzed. The study patients were aged 47.5 ± 20.7 years, 33 patients (55%) were on HF-HD, and 27 patients (45%) were on OL-HDF. A total of 24 patients (40%) of both groups were diabetic and, the mean duration on dialysis was 43.5 ±21.3 months in the HF-HD group and 41.2 ± 22.0 months in the OL-HDF group. The mean substitution volume for OL-HDF was 22.3 ± 2.5 L. Survival was 73% [95%, confidence interval (CI) 60-84] in the HF-HD group and 65% (95%, CI 54-75) in the OL-HDF ...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Rationale: Povidone-iodine is a broad-spectrum antiseptic applied topically to treat wounds and prevent their infection. There have been several case reports of acute kidney injury (AKI) in burn patients after povidone-iodine irrigation and in patients receiving the substance as a sclerotherapy agent for management of lymphocele after renal transplantation. However, biopsy-confirmed AKI after ingestion of povidone-iodine has not previously been described. Patient concerns: A 47-year-old man who had apparently ingested povidone-iodine solution and presented with nausea, vomiting, and reduced urine output. Laboratory da...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: Mitra S, Kharbanda K Abstract The invention of dialysis has been a phenomenal advance in the treatment of kidney failure. The introduction of artificial kidneys in clinical care remains one of the most successful lifesaving interventions in modern medicine. Its glory, however, has been tempered by poor long-term outcomes and a negative qualitative impact on the lives of patients who suffer from an extremely complex, burdensome, and restricted life on dialysis. There remains a huge gap in patient well-being and outcomes between artificial kidney treatments and kidney transplantation. The inadequacy of dialy...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
Abstract Erythropoietin resistance index calculation has been used as a tool to evaluate anemia response to erythropoietin therapy. Very little has been reported in its use when using darbepoetin and factors influencing in Arab patients. Darbepoetin resistance index (DRI) was calculated in all our patients using darbepoetin. This was correlated to demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters. Of the 250 patients, 40.4% were diabetic, 71.1% on hemodialysis, and 28.6% on hemodiafiltration), 23.9% with PermCaths (PC), and 76.1 % with arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The mean DRI was 10.96 ± 12.9 I. Females had...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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