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A daily single-tablet regimen of coformulated elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, approved in the U.S. and elsewhere for HIV-1-infected patients with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease, may also work well in those with end-stage renal disease on chronic hemodialysis, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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The Guatemalan Foundation for Children with Kidney Diseases was established in 2003 as the first and only comprehensive pediatric nephrology program and hemodialysis unit in Guatemala. Bridge of Life (BOL) is a not-for-profit charitable organization focused on chronic kidney disease and supplied equipment, training and support during formation of the hemodialysis unit. Pediatric permanent vascular access (VA) expertise had not been established and noncuffed dialysis catheters provided almost all VA, many through subclavian vein access sites.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: 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
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
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
DiscussionThe mortality in the medium and long term of these patients was very high, much higher than that observed in patients undergoing the same procedure not on dialysis. The review is exceptional, and the functional evaluation of the few living patients shows poor clinical–radiological results.ResumenObjetivoEvaluar la incidencia de mortalidad, revisión y valoración funcional en la artroplastia de cadera en pacientes dializados en Uruguay.MétodosSe realizó un estudio observacional analítico de una cohorte histórica de artroplastias de cadera en pacientes con enfermedad r...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In conclusion, understanding each individual's goals of care in the context of his or her life experience is particularly important in the elderly, when overall life expectancy is relatively short, and life experience or quality of life may be the priority. PMID: 31004284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Authors: Kuragano T, Kida A, Yahiro M, Nakanishi T Abstract BACKGROUND: With the advancement of technology, a dialysis membrane has been developed to achieve the efficient removal of beta-2 microglobulin (β2MG), which could not be removed with previous hemodialysis (HD) membranes. Recently, there has been an increase in the population of elderly chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with chronic inflammation and malnutrition. The optimal extracorporeal circulation treatment for elderly CKD patients is not certain. SUMMARY: We have reported the clinical advantages, such as improvements in nutritional, infla...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
ConclusionAKI in people with pre-existing CKD was a common cause of iHD. Health service planning and community health may benefit from AKI prevention strategies and the implementation of sustainable and permanent linkages with the datasets used to monitor prospective incident haemodialysis.What is known about the topic?AKI is a risk factor for CKD. The Northern Territory has the highest national incidence rates of dialysis-dependent end-stage kidney disease, but has no audit tool describing outcomes of dialysis-requiring AKI.What does this paper add?We audited all iHD and showed 25.6% mortality within the first 90 days of ...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Iron deficiency anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD patients suffer from both absolute and functional iron deficiency. Absolute iron deficiency is defined by severely reduced or absent iron stores, while functional iron deficiency is defined by adequate iron stores but insufficient iron availability for incorporation into erythroid precursors. This is due to increased levels of hepcidin. Anemia in CKD is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The association between anemia and mortality may be related to the severity of anemia. All CKD patients should be screened for ...
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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