FDA approves catheter-based systems that offer vascular access for hemodialysis

The FDA has approved marketing two catheter-based devices to connect to veins and arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis.
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"Why I Chose Hemodialysis Over Peritoneal Dialysis": An Opinion Survey Among In-Center Hemodialysis Patients. Perit Dial Int. 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):305-308 Authors: Valson AT, Asad RA, Radhakrishnan RC, Sinha S, Jacob S, Varughese S, Tamilarasi V Abstract Peritoneal dialysis (PD) penetration in India remains low despite the huge chronic kidney disease burden and unmet need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). In order to understand the socioeconomic reasons that govern patients' preference for hemodialysis (HD), we carried out an opinion survey among prevalent in-center HD patients at our instit...
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: No difference in rates of acute kidney injury was detected before and after implementation of a colorectal enhanced recovery protocol. Independent predictors of acute kidney injury were identified and could be used to alter the protocol in high-risk patients. Future study is needed to determine whether protocol modifications will further decrease rates of acute kidney injury in this population. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/A568.
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Socioeconomic Source Type: research
Some studies have shown abnormalities of nutritional status in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) [1,2]. Protein energy wasting (PEW) is highly prevalent in haemodialysis (HD) patients [3,4]. The underlying mechanisms of PEW are complex, but metabolic derangements related both to exaggerated protein degradation and decreased protein synthesis are of utmost importance [5,6,7,8]. Homeostasis between protein synthesis and degradation depends on protein intake and utilization. Accelerated protein degradation, without a sufficient protein supply, may lead to skeletal muscle wasting (9).
Source: Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Victoria Títoff, Heather N. Moury, Igor B. Títoff, Kevin M. KellyThere are 2 major categories of patients with seizures and chronic kidney disease (CKD): patients who develop acute symptomatic seizures in the setting of CKD and patients with epilepsy who at some point develop CKD. The incidence of uremic seizures with kidney failure is ∼10%. These seizures are often nonconvulsive and may mimic uremic encephalopathy. Recognition and management of such situations may be challenging for treating physicians who...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
In this study, we proposed a new approach to identify IBP patterns to classify ESRD patients. We used the dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm to measure the similarity between two series of IBP data. Five blood pressure (BP) patterns were identified by applying the density peak clustering algorithm (DPCA) to the IBP data. To illustrate the association between BP patterns and prognosis, we constructed three random survival forest (RSF) models with different covariates. Model accuracy was improved 3.7–6.3% by the inclusion of BP patterns. The results suggest that BP patterns have critical clinical and prognostic signi...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
ConclusionsHA was significantly associated with LVH. HA could be a novel biomarker of left ventricular overload, which is closely associated with an increased risk of death in HD patients.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study revealed that the risk of developing end stage renal diseases was increased among carriers of AA genotype for the rs10887800 polymorphism and GG genotype for the rs2576178 polymorphism.
Source: Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2018Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Paulo Raphael Leite Maia, Ana Miryam C. Medeiros, Hallissa S.G. Pereira, Kenio C. Lima, Patrícia T. OliveiraObjectivesThe aim of this study was to investigate the presence and associated factors of carotid artery calcification (CAC) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing hemodialysis.Study DesignA total of 309 panoramic radiographs of patients with CKD (180 men and 129 women; mean age 43.7 years) undergoing hemodialysis were evaluated by a single radiologist to determine ...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2018Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Nicolas Roberto Robles, Juan Lucio Ramos, Edgar Chavez, Boris Gonzalez Candia, Miguel Angel Bayo, Antonio Cidoncha, Juan Lopez Gomez, Juan Jose CuberoAbstractBackgroundsIron deficiency has been studied extensively in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis therapy. However, few studies looked at iron treatment in the non-dialysis chronic kidney disease population.MethodsFive hundred and eighty patients were studied (247 were diabetic persons). Patients were divided into 4 groups: non...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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