Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- For hemodialysis patients, use of an online portal is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant at four or five years, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the...
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ConclusionsTransplanting kidneys from HCV-viremic donors into HCV-uninfected recipients increased quality-adjusted life expectancy and reduced costs compared with a strategy of transplanting kidneys from HCV-unexposed donors.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract Immune disorders, involving both innate and adaptive response, are common in patients with end-stage renal disease under chronic hemodialysis. Endogenous and exogenous factors, such as uremic toxins and the extracorporeal treatment itself, alter the immune balance, leading to chronic inflammation and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Several studies have previously described the immune effects of chronic hemodialysis and the possibility to modulate inflammation through more biocompatible dialyzers and innovative techniques. On the other hand, very limited data are available on the possible immunologic...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Christopher T. Chan, Kelli Collins, Erich P. Ditschman, Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, Tonya L. Saffer, Eric Wallace, Michael V. RoccoHome dialysis modalities are used in a minority of patients with kidney failure in the United States. During the 2018 National Kidney Foundation–Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) Home Dialysis Conference, numerous ideas were suggested to help minimize barriers for the uptake and retention of home dialysis therapies. First, educational tools are needed to increase knowl...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractAimsMany heart transplant recipients will develop end ‐stage renal disease in the post‐operative course. The aim of this study was to identify the long‐term incidence of end‐stage renal disease, determine its risk factors, and investigate what subsequent therapy was associated with the best survival.Methods and resultsA retrospective, single ‐centre study was performed in all adult heart transplant patients from 1984 to 2016. Risk factors for end‐stage renal disease were analysed by means of multivariable regression analysis and survival by means of Kaplan–Meier. Of 685 heart transplant recipients...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo compare the economic burden and cost-utility analysis of the renal replacement therapies, including hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), and allograft kidney transplantation (KT) among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients from Yunnan Province, China.MethodsMultistage stratified random sampling method was used to select presentative sample of 298 patients from four hospitals in Yunnan Province. The two-step model was applied to calculate a direct economic burden; the human capital approach was used to analyze the indirect economic burden. SF-36 scale was applied to assess the quality of life, wh...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCapnometry during resuscitation serves as a marker to be taken into account in relation to the viability of the transplanted organs in uncontrolled non-heart beating donors.ResumenObjetivoLos valores de capnometría durante la resucitación son un factor predictor de la evolución de los riñones obtenidos a partir de donantes en asistolia no controlada.DiseñoCohorte de comienzo retrospectivo de 37 donantes en asistolia, y cohorte de validación de 55 trasplantados de riñón, entre 2013–2017.Ámbitopoblación atendida por el servicio de emergenc...
Source: Medicina Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
AbstractSpontaneous native kidney rupture (SNKR) is a rare occurrence, commonly associated with underlying renal tumors or acquired renal cystic disease in both the kidney transplant (KT) and non-KT populations. Herein, we present a 65-year-old African American man who experienced a non-malignant SNKR 6  days after a deceased donor KT and underwent emergent native nephrectomy. The patient’s hospital course was complicated by thrombocytopenia and refractory hypertension. He experienced delayed graft function and was maintained on hemodialysis until post-operative day 30. This case demonstrates an unusual presenta...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
sig M Abstract Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for the patient with end stage kidney disease in term of increasing the survival rate, reducing complications, improving quality of live and its lower cost compared to peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. However, the number of patients waiting for kidney transplantation is growing day by day and the gap between demand and supply is still huge. This situation is even more complicated in developing countries where the lack of legislation, infrastructure and government involvement is common. Some national transplantation programs have been implemented, with...
Source: Nephrologie and Therapeutique - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrol Ther Source Type: research
AbstractThe immunoglobulin (Ig) D type is a rare variant of multiple myeloma (MM), that accounts for 1 –2% of all cases. Compared to the more common types of MM, IgD MM is known to have more severe symptoms at presentation, and a poorer prognosis. A woman was admitted to our hospital for severe acute kidney disease and disorder (AKD) and back pain, and was started on hemodialysis. The renal biopsy revealed light chain cast nephropathy. She was diagnosed with IgD-λ MM based on Bence-Jones protein expression and high IgD serum levels, and started bortezomib therapy with plasma exchange (PE). After three sessions...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The objectives of the conservative treatment for chronic kidney disease are to slow down the progression of kidney dysfunction, treat complications (anemia, bone diseases, cardiovascular diseases), vaccination for hepatitis B, and preparation for kidney replacement therapy.
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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