Baroreflex function, haemodynamic responses to an orthostatic challenge, and falls in haemodialysis patients - Zanotto T, Mercer TH, van der Linden ML, Traynor JP, Petrie CJ, Doyle A, Chalmers K, Allan N, Price J, Oun H, Shilliday I, Koufaki P.

BACKGROUND: Stage 5 chronic kidney disease patients on haemodialysis (HD) often present with dizziness and pre-syncopal events as a result of the combined effect of HD therapy and cardiovascular disease. The dysregulation of blood pressure (BP) during orth...
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In conclusion, in consensus with a recent systematic review, a single bout of the 60 J/arm was the best dose/response for increased strength of the small muscles (handgrip strength). In view of the increasing i mplementation of exercise programs during hemodialysis, the current study opens a new field for PBMT for CKD patients.
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
N Viswanath, KT Harichandra Kumar, Satish Haridasan, Sreejith Parameswaran, PS PriyamvadaIndian Journal of Nephrology 2019 29(3):172-178 There is only limited information on the functional status (FS) of patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) from developing countries where the etiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and demographic profile are different. The study aims to assess the FS in patients with CKD using three validated generic instruments. A total of 116 adult patients on HD with a dialysis vintage >3 months were enrolled. FS was assessed using three generic tools – Functional Independence Measure (FIM)...
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Mukhtar NA, Ness EM, Jhaveri M, Fix OK, Hart M, Dale C, Pratt C, Kowdley KV Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Real-world epidemiologic data to guide hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related public health initiatives are lacking. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of a large cohort of patients with an HCV diagnosis evaluated in one of the largest health systems in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: De-identified demographic and clinical data were extracted from the electronic health record for patients actively followed within the Providence Health &S...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundHyperphosphatemia control is a major issue in hemodialysis patients. Both sevelamer and nicotinamide are prescribed for this purpose. In addition, they exert pleiotropic effects such as an improvement of inflammatory status and potentially enhanced clearance of uremic toxins. In the present secondary analysis of the NICOREN trial, we investigated the impact of sevelamer and nicotinamide on uremic toxins, toxin precursors, and endotoxemia in chronic hemodialysis patients.MethodsCirculating uremic toxins (including phenylacetylglutamine, trimethylamine-N-oxide, p-cresyl sulfate, indoxyl sulfate, kynurenine,...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Activated carbon effectively adsorbed blood PBUTs in vitro. DHP with activated carbon could be a promising strategy for removing circulating PBUTs from the blood of patients with CKD.Blood Purif
Source: Blood Purification - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 May 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Amulya Cherukumudi, Suraj Hegde, T.P. Rajeev, Narendra Pai, Amit Kumar, Gaurav KalraAbstractGangrene of the penis in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing haemodialysis is a rare occurrence. Such patients often have associated comorbidities such as type II diabetes mellitus and systemic hypertension, along with secondary hyperparathyroidism leading to dystrophic calcification. These conditions accelerate the process of atherosclerosis, which, along with calcium deposition, causes partial or complete obstruction of the blood vessel...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease or undergoing hemodialysis were excluded from phase III randomized trials of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). We sought to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus warfarin in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease or undergoing hemodialysis in routine practice.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate serum MPO levels, as well as other laboratory parameters, in individuals with ESRD, with and without CVD, undergoing hemodialysis. Methods 80 volunteers were admitted, divided into the following groups: control group (CON): 20 individuals without chronic kidney disease (CKD); ESRD group: 45 individuals with CKD stage V and ESRD/CVD group: 15 individuals with CKD stage V and with CVD. The following biomarkers were evaluated: MPO, High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and α1-acid glycoprotein, following the manufacturer's guidelines in the package inserts. The data wer...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract During the last two decades, oxidative stress (OS) has emerged as a novel risk factor for a variety of adverse events, including atherosclerosis and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Increased OS occurs even in early stages of the disease, progresses with deterioration of renal function and is further aggravated by hemodialysis (HD), due to the bioincompatibility of the method. Compared to HD, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a more biocompatible dialysis modality, characterized by a significantly reduced, but still high, OS status. The culprit for OS in PD is mainly the composition of PD sol...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The effectiveness of cinacalcet were still obviously demonstrated even in chronic HD patients with severe SHPT. In addition, the improvements of bone markers and FGF-23, and stabilization of vascular calcification were observed. Therefore, cinacalcet can provide salutary effects on CKD-MBD in severe SHPT and might be an initially effective PTH-lowering therapy prior to surgical parathyroidectomy as well as an alternative treatment in the patients unsuitable for surgery. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02056730. Date of registration: February 4, 2014. PMID: 31014177 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Renal Failure - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Ren Fail Source Type: research
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