Sterilized Honey Combats Infections in Dialysis CathetersSterilized Honey Combats Infections in Dialysis Catheters

Honey was as effective as mupirocin in preventing infections in most patients, researchers report. Medscape Medical News
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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We performed this study to evaluate serum iron and ferritin concentrations, serum total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), and proportion of overall iron deficiency among patients with non-dialysisdependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A hospital-based cross-sectional observational study was conducted on 175 adult patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) by using 51 healthy age-sex-matched Vietnamese adults as the control group. We next examined the prevalence of anemia and determined the serum iron and ferritin concentrations and TIBC. ...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Conclusion: In ESRD patients under long-term haemodialysis in whom BP was markedly elevated despite administration of many antihypertensive drugs, renal denervation lowered both ambulatory and office BP. The reduction persisted over a 1-year follow-up.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment Source Type: research
BD WAVELINQ 4F EndoAVF System, Arterial Catheter 50 cm, Venous Catheter 43 cm, Sterile EO, Rx only, Mfr. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., Ref W04200, Lot S0053, UDI (01)00801741182754(17)210215(10)S0053 - Product Usage: The WavelinQ 4F EndoAVF System in indicated for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) using concomitant ulnar artery and ulnar vein or concomitant radial artery and radial vein in patients with minimum artery and vein diameters of 2.0 mm at the fistula creation site who have chronic kidney disease and need hemodialysis.
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Authors: Tani M, Tanaka S, Takamiya K, Sakaue M, Ito M Abstract Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among hemodialysis patients. Hyperphosphatemia induces cardiovascular disease through vascular endothelial dysfunction and calcification. Repetition of a short-term excessive-phosphorus (P) diet causes transient elevations in plasma P and subsequent vascular endothelial dysfunction in normal rats. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the P fluctuation on vascular calcification and inflammation in rats after unilateral nephrectomy as an early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) model...
Source: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Clin Biochem Nutr Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare infectious and mechanical complications related to urgent-start PD and HD. Secondary outcomes were to identify risk factors for complications and mortality related to urgent-start dialysis. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study with incident patients receiving PD and HD in a Brazilian university hospital, between July 2014 and December 2017. Subjects included individuals with final-stage chronic kidney disease who required immediate RRT, that is, HD through central venous catheter or PD in which the catheter was implanted by a nephrologist and utilized for 72 h, without previous training. Pati...
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
Authors: Wang J, Li XS, Zhang FX, Wang RX, Cao F, Tang XH, Chen XQ, Hong B Abstract A simple, noninvasive method for removing peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters, called the "pull technique," has become popular in recent years. Physicians still worry, however, about the range of its application and possible complications such as infection of the retained cuff and breakage. We, therefore, applied this technique in patients and enriched its administration for removing PD catheters. Altogether, 24 PD catheter removals in 24 patients were reviewed during the period from July 2018 to October 2019 in our hospita...
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
This article will review the epidemiology of heart failure in ESRD, the pathophysiological derangements of the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system in patients with kidney disease, and the results from case series and trials of the use of MRAs in ESRD with HFrEF. Although limited to several small trials using MRAs in peritoneal and hemodialysis patients with or without HFrEF, the current literature appears to show the potential for clinical benefits with little risk.
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Ambulnz is a non-emergency on-demand ambulance provider that is working to improve on traditional medical transportation through the implementation and integration of various technologies. The firm describes itself as a “software-enabled medica...
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Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Daniel J.P. Burns
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractAimTo investigate the experiences and perspectives of everyday life among patients on lifelong haemodialysis and their partners.DesignA qualitative exploratory study with a phenomenological –hermeneutic approach.MethodData were collected through individual interviews. In total, five patients in haemodialysis and their partners were included in the study. Data were analysed with inspiration from Ricoeur's theory around narratives and interpretation on three levels: na ïve reading, structural analysis and critical interpretation and discussion. Data was collected between February 2018–June 2019....
Source: Nursing Open - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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