Test-Retest Reliability and Validity of the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
The purpose of this study is to test the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life (NSQOL) questionnaire for test-retest reliability and validity in a sample of patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD).
This study aimed to describe the prevalence of FID in patients with CKD on HD, characterize the included individuals in terms of clinical and workup parameters, and assess their nutritional, oxidative stress, and inflammation statuses. This cross-sectional study assembled a convenience sample of 183 patients with CKD on HD treated in Southern Brazil. Patients meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria were divided into two groups, one with anemic subjects with FID and one with anemic patients without FID. Participants answered a questionnaire probing into socio-epidemiological factors, underwent anthropometric measuremen...
CONCLUSIONS: This study clarified the incidence of sudden death and its specific predictors in Japanese patients on hemodialysis. PMID: 31434843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Fish oil and wheat germ oil combination did not produce significant effects on serum homocysteine levels and nutritional indices of hemodialysis patients. PMID: 31433269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsNo safety signals were detected for the VasQ external support of brachiocephalic AVFs. Higher functional patency and vein luminal diameters were achieved with the device at 3 and 6 months. VasQ may safely intervene on mechanisms associated with the disturbed hemodynamic profile in the juxta-anastomotic region.FundingFunded by Laminate Medical Technologies Ltd.Trial RegistrationRegistered at ClinicalTrials.gov with study number NCT02112669.
CONCLUSION: Our technique of retrieval may be suitable for cases of balloon rupture with a circumferential tear during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The technique enables less invasive retrieval and continuation of the percutaneous transluminal angioplasty thereafter. PMID: 31434523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We described our findings in AVF creation and possible risk factors associated with FUHD.
– Central venous stenosis and occlusion (CVO) is an increasing problem in the growing haemodialysis population. Sequelae include loss of access, loss of sites suitable for future venous access and venous hypertension. Endoluminal techniques are often unsuitable to treat longstanding stenoses and o pen surgery confers higher morbidity and is not be appropriate in many patients.
The vast majority of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) are anemic. The severity of anemia in these patients may influence the postoperative outcomes and the durability of vascular access. Thus, the purpose of this study is to assess the association between anemia and adverse outcomes in patients undergoing HD access placement [arteriovenous grafts (AVG) and fistula (AVF)].
Studies have reported conflicting findings on the infection risk posed by intravenous iron supplementation among hemodialysis (HD) patients. We used a novel study design to assess associations between intraven...
Jeong et al. reported the results of a randomized controlled trial in patients on hemodialysis in which intradialytic protein supplementation, with or without exercise, failed to show any beneficial effect on physical function, vascular health, and nutritional markers. These data provide an opportunity to reconsider the appropriate strategy to gain the most benefit from these otherwise proven interventions, that is, prescribing the right intervention for the right patient, at the right dose and at the right time.