Acute effect of photobiomodulation therapy on handgrip strength of chronic kidney disease patients during hemodialysis

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

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ConclusionsIn this pilot randomized controlled trial studying patients requiring initiation of HD, we found no difference in absolute SBP decline between those who received mannitol and those who received saline solution. However, there were fewer overall IDH events and a nominally lower risk for dialysis sessions being complicated by IDH in the mannitol group. A larger multicenter randomized controlled trial is warranted.FundingGovernment funding to an author (Dr Mc Causland is supported by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant K23DK102511).Trial RegistrationRegistered at ClinicalTrials.go...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Condition:   Anemia Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease Interventions:   Drug: Vadadustat;   Drug: Darbepoetin alfa;   Drug: Epoetin alfa Sponsor:   Akebia Therapeutics Recruiting
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Conclusion: Considering serum creatinine as gold standard, all renal parameters evaluated, including receiver operating characteristic curve, indicated β2M as the best biomarker, followed by cystatin C, proteinuria and microalbuminuria, while the results for lipocalin-2 and UCreat do not indicate good predictors of renal impairment. It suggests that at least 2 altered biomarkers should be considered to characterize a renal alteration, thereby esta blishing a better therapeutic course for FD patients. If possible, along with serum creatinine, measurement of β2M or cystatin C for renal evaluation of Fabry’s p...
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Condition:   Anemia Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease Interventions:   Drug: Vadadustat;   Drug: Darbepoetin alfa;   Drug: Epoetin alfa Sponsor:   Akebia Therapeutics Recruiting
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ConclusionsRenal biopsies, while not commonly performed in children with SCD, were universally abnormal. Outcomes were poor in this cohort of patients despite a variety of post-biopsy interventions. Effective early intervention to prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) is needed to reduce morbidity and mortality in children with SCD.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Benil Hafeeq, Jyotish Chalil Gopinathan, Feroz Aziz, Sajith Narayanan, Idrees Velikkalagath, Ismail Naduvileparambil Aboobacker, NA UvaisIndian Journal of Public Health 2019 63(2):157-159 Renal replacement therapy in India is predominantly a private health-care-driven initiative making it an expensive treatment option due to high out-of-pocket expenditures. Moreover, with the rapid increase in the number of chronic kidney disease patients requiring dialysis, hemodialysis units (HDUs) are getting saturated. Community “stand-alone” dialysis centers could be an important alternative to HDUs in meeting the growing...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, our study shows that free vitamin D serum concentrations are independently associated with major cardiovascular events in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis.Kidney Blood Press Res
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 3Author(s): Vivek Soi, Sandeep SomanPatients with end-stage renal disease are at risk for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV) because of their exposure to blood products and compromised immune status. Despite a decrease in the incidence of HBV infection, continued vigilance in the form of surveillance is imperative in preventing the spread of this robust DNA virus. Regular review of serologic markers with isolation and decontamination practices as appropriate are paramount to maintaining a safe environment for dialysis to occur. Vaccinat...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 3Author(s): Beth Adams, Jerry Yee
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hyperphosphatemia;   End Stage Renal Disease;   ESRD Interventions:   Drug: Ferric Citrate;   Drug: Sevelamer Carbonate Sponsors:   Panion & BF Biotech Inc.;   Shandong Weigao Panion Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Not yet recruiting
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