Hemodialysis Experience of a Large Group of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: All Patients Deserve Effective Treatment

Conclusion: This study with the largest number of Syrian refugees undergoing maintenance hemodialysis showed good dialysis practices, acceptable values for dialysis adequacy and biochemical parameters along with lower mortality compared to native HD population of Turkey. Longer follow up will enrich the knowledge related to care of refugee population in all over the world.Kidney Blood Press Res 2019;44:43 –51
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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The objective was to determine whether changes in parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are associated with changes in symptoms within this patient population.Study DesignProspective cohort.Setting &Participants165 adults with hyperparathyroidism secondary to kidney failure diagnosed, a range of dialysis vintages, and receiving regular hemodialysis from a US single-provider organization.ExposureChange in PTH levels over 24 weeks.Outcomes19 putative symptoms of secondary hyperparathyroidism measured up to 4 times using a self-administered questionnaire that assessed severity on a 5-level ordinal scale.Analytical ApproachLong...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: The International Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Int J Artif Organs Source Type: research
Daprodustat is a hypoxia-inducible factor-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor currently being investigated as a treatment for anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in both dialysis and nondialysis patients. In clini...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractAim/introductionFor diabetic patients undergoing hemodialysis, vitreous hemorrhage seems to be a hemodialysis ‐induced hemorrhagic complication because of the effect of systemic anticoagulation. But it is unclear whether hemodialysis is associated with vitreous hemorrhage in diabetic patients. We therefore conducted this cohort study to clarify the relationship between hemodialysis and vitreous hemorrhage in diabetic patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).Materials and MethodsThis was a single ‐center, retrospective, cohort study. We compared the incidence of vitreous hemorrhage in non‐vitrect...
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
We examined the association of baseline serum phosphorus levels with a decline in RKF. We also examined the association of baseline calcium, intact parathyroid hormone (PTH), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels with a decline in RKF. Decline in RKF was assessed by estimated slope of renal urea clearance (KRU) over 6 months from HD initiation. Our cohort had a mean ± SD age of 62 ± 15 years; 64% were men, 57% were Caucasian, 65% had diabetes, and 51% had hypertension. The median (interquartile range, IQR) baseline KRU level was 3.4 (2 .0, 5.2) mL/min/1.73 m2. ...
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractWe herein report the case of myeloperoxidase (MPO) anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis with anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody positivity that successfully treated with mizoribine (MZR) as an immunosuppressive drug for remission maintenance therapy after the initiation of dialysis in addition to plasma exchange (PE) and glucocorticoid treatment to control the disease condition. A 79-year-old woman developed serious renal dysfunction and pulmonary alveolar hemorrhaging due to MPO –ANCA and anti-GBM antibody double-positive vasculitis. She was started on hemodial...
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Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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