Online Reviews of Hemodialysis Centers Correlate With Medicare and Medicaid Survey Measures of Patient Experience

Conclusion: Certain components of online reviews are significantly correlated with ICH-CAHPS measures of patient experience. Additionally, online reviews come with narrative comments that can offer specific insights into positive and negative aspects of patient care that cannot always be elucidated by numeric survey questions. Online reviews may have utility as an adjunctive source of information to patient experience surveys such as the ICH-CAHPS.
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
New data suggest an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic vs amoxicillin-based treatment, although the absolute risk is relatively small.Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSIONS: Regulation of PD-L1 activity may be a potential therapeutic target for clinical translation to improve AVF maturation.PMID:34670406 | DOI:10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316380
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study was designed to probe into the changes and clinical significance of GRP78 and miR-495-3p in renal failure (RF) patients during high-flux dialysis (HFD) combined with hemoperfusion (HP).METHODS: Sixty-five RF patients and 74 health check-ups who were admitted in our hospital from March 2015 to February 2017 were prospectively selected, and the related characteristics were retrospectively collected for analysis. GRP78 and miR-495-3p were detected in RF patients at admission (before treatment), 12 weeks after treatment (during treatment), 24 weeks after treatment (after treatment), and the control group at admissio...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
Yonsei Med J. 2021 Nov;62(11):990-996. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2021.62.11.990.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Concerns have been consistently raised in regards to the considerable amount of contrast dye used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with renal insufficiency. In the present study, we introduced minimal contrast TAVR and compared its 30-day clinical outcomes with conventional TAVR.MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 369 patients who underwent TAVR between July 2011 and April 2020 in our institute. Among them, 93 patients with severe aortic stenosis and renal insufficiency (estimated glome...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
This study was designed to identify the fluid spaces that are most changed during ultrafiltration (UF) according to intradialytic blood pressure (BP) difference. BP data were collected five times (before hemodialysis [HD] and 1-4 h of HD). Intradialytic BP difference was calculated as the highest minus lowest of these BP measurements. Intradialytic systolic BP (SBP) difference over 20 mm Hg and diastolic BP (DBP) difference over 10 mm Hg were defined as wide intradialytic SBP difference (SYS-W) and DBP difference (DIA-W), respectively. We measured the various fluid spaces before HD and 1-4 h of HD, and 30 min after HD usin...
Source: Renal Failure - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Yonsei Med J. 2021 Nov;62(11):990-996. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2021.62.11.990.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Concerns have been consistently raised in regards to the considerable amount of contrast dye used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with renal insufficiency. In the present study, we introduced minimal contrast TAVR and compared its 30-day clinical outcomes with conventional TAVR.MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 369 patients who underwent TAVR between July 2011 and April 2020 in our institute. Among them, 93 patients with severe aortic stenosis and renal insufficiency (estimated glome...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
This study was designed to identify the fluid spaces that are most changed during ultrafiltration (UF) according to intradialytic blood pressure (BP) difference. BP data were collected five times (before hemodialysis [HD] and 1-4 h of HD). Intradialytic BP difference was calculated as the highest minus lowest of these BP measurements. Intradialytic systolic BP (SBP) difference over 20 mm Hg and diastolic BP (DBP) difference over 10 mm Hg were defined as wide intradialytic SBP difference (SYS-W) and DBP difference (DIA-W), respectively. We measured the various fluid spaces before HD and 1-4 h of HD, and 30 min after HD usin...
Source: Renal Failure - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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