A need for a paradigm shift in focus: From Kt/Vurea to appropriate removal of sodium (the ignored uremic toxin)
This study committed a Type II statistical error rejecting the time of dialysis as an important factor in determining the quality of dialysis. This study also provided the basis for the establishment of the Kt/Vurea index as a measure of dialysis adequacy. This index having been established in a sacrosanct randomized controlled trial (RCT), was readily accepted by the HD community, and led to shorter dialysis, and higher mortality in the United States. Kt/Vurea is a poor measure of dialysis quality because it combines three unrelated variables into a single formula. These variables influence the clinical status of the pati...
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 20, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Zbylut J. Twardowski, Madhukar Misra Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Comparison of biocompatibility in polysulfone dialysis membranes with different sterilization
In this study, the comparison was made between two PSf membranes in order to evaluate the effect of sterilization from the biocompatibility point of view.Methods: We investigated the biocompatibility of the following two dialyzers, that is, APS ‐11SA (Asahi Kasei medical Co., Tokyo, Japan), sterilized by gamma‐ray irradiation, and RENAK PS‐1.0 (Kawasumi laboratories, Tokyo, Japan), sterilized by autoclave. Heparin of 40 units/mL was put in a syringe, and test blood was collected from healthy volunteers. Then, the dialyzer and blood c ircuit were filled with the test blood. Subsequently, the blood was circulated by a ...
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Konomi Togo, Masahito Yamamoto, Takahisa Ono, Motoyuki Imai, Keiichi Akiyama, Kunio Ebine, Akihiro C. Yamashita Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Scurvy in a hemodialysis patient. Rare or ignored?
We present a case of scurvy in a HD patient that will contribute toward the understanding of vitamin status in HD. We hope it will aid in screening HD patients for vitamin C deficiency and indiv idualizing supplementation of vitamin C. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sarju Panchal, Christine Schneider, Kunal Malhotra Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prevention of hemodialysis catheter infections: Ointments, dressings, locks, and catheter hub devices
AbstractTunneled central venous catheters used for the provision of hemodialysis are associated with excess morbidity and mortality. Catheter related exit site and blood stream infections are major risks of their use. Although catheter ‐avoidance is the best strategy to reduce infections and mortality in the hemodialysis population, the use of catheters remains unacceptably high.In this review, the existing clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of hemodialysis catheter associated infections are outlined, and a comprehensive evidenced ‐based summary of interventions is provided. This includes details about the...
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Ladan Golestaneh, Michele H. Mokrzycki Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Moving beyond small solute clearance: What evidence is there for more permeable dialyzers and haemodiafiltration?
AbstractDialyzers were initially developed for diffusive clearance of uraemic toxins. Diffusion most effectively clears small uncharged solutes from plasma water, such as urea. Sessional urea clearance targets have been shown to be important for short ‐term patient survival, but over the longer term, although low‐flux dialysis can prolong patient survival, accumulation of middle‐sized uraemic toxins, such as β2 microglobulin can lead to disabling arthropathy. Although the introduction of high‐flux dialyzers, designed to increase β2 micr oglobulin clearance, has reduced the prevalence of arthropathy; this ...
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Andrew Davenport Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Successful use of arterio ‐venous graft for hemodialysis in patient with hemophilia
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - November 1, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Deepa Amberker, Ting Ting Li, Ritesh Rampure Source Type: research

Removal capacity of different high ‐flux dialyzers during postdilution online hemodiafiltration
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 27, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Alba Santos Garc ía, Nicolás Macías Carmona, Almudena Vega Martínez, Soraya Abad Estébanez, Tania Linares Grávalos, Inés Aragoncillo Sauco, Ursula Verdalles Guzmán, Nayara Panizo González, Leonidas Cruzado Vega, Juan Manuel López Gómez Source Type: research

Changes to indications for tunneled cuffed catheter use in hemodialysis patients: A single ‐center experience
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 26, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Takeshi Okamoto, Tsutomu Sakurada, Kenichiro Koitabashi, Yugo Shibagaki Source Type: research

Ethical implications of pursuing hemodialysis in a nonassenting incapacitated patient
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Shehryar Khan, Lauren Wake, Kristina Glover, Pedro Bauza, Deepak Prabhakar, Esther Akinyemi Source Type: research

A clinical study comparing the basic performance and blood compatibility characteristics of Nipro ELISIO ‐H®, Gambro Polyflux Revaclear®, and Fresenius Optiflux® dialyzers
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Madhukar Misra, Harold Moore Source Type: research

Corrigendum
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 535-535, October 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 22, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Corrigendum
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 534-534, October 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 22, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Issue information
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 423-424, October 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 22, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Choosing a dialyzer: What clinicians need to know
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sabrina Haroon, Andrew Davenport Source Type: research

Tuberculosis in dialysis: Clinical spectrum and outcome from an endemic region
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sanjay Vikrant Source Type: research

Effect of hemodialysis on respiratory mechanics in acute kidney injury patients
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Cibele Puato Almeida, Daniela Ponce,  André Luís Balbi Source Type: research

Prospective monitoring of after ‐hours nursing and technologist support calls to a regional Canadian home hemodialysis program
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Frances Reintjes, Nim Herian, Nikhil Shah, Robert P. Pauly Source Type: research

Factors affecting TST level in patients undergoing dialysis: a multicenter study
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sami Deniz, Yusuf Aydemir, Aysun Şengül, Jülide Çeldir Emre, Mehmet Tanrisev, Mustafa Hikmet Özhan, İbrahim Güney Source Type: research

Clinical presentation at initiation of maintenance dialysis and subsequent survival: A retrospective cohort study
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - October 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Margaret K. YU, Susan P. Y. WONG, Chuan ‐Fen LIU, Paul L. HEBERT, Ann M. O'HARE Source Type: research

Hemodialysis for treatment of levofloxacin ‐induced neurotoxicity
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - September 26, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Najia Idrees, Mohammad Almeqdadi, Vaidyanathapuram S. Balakrishnan, Bertrand L. Jaber Source Type: research

Volume of urea cleared as a therapy dosing guide for more frequent hemodialysis
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - September 26, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: John K. Leypoldt, Eric D. Weinhandl, Allan J. Collins Source Type: research

A rare fatal complication of bleeding immediately following polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous grafting in a lady with Goodpasture syndrome
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - September 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: George Joseph Kavalam, Siddiqua Safreen, Georgi Abraham, Saravanan Sundararajan, Milly Mathew, Senthil Murugan, Deepu S George Source Type: research

Regional anesthesia with epinephrine ‐containing lidocaine reduces pericatheter bleeding after tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - September 21, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Ilhan Nahit Mutlu , Burak Kocak , Melis Baykara Ulusan , Kivilcim Ulusan , Mehmet Semih Cakir , Ozgur Kilickesmez Source Type: research

Investigation of small intestinal lesions in dialysis patients using capsule endoscopy
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - September 20, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Fumitaka Nakajima , Yoshiyuki Furumatsu , Takatomi Yurugi , Yoshifumi Amari , Takeshi Iida , Takayuki Fukui , Takanori Kuramoto Source Type: research

Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with end ‐stage renal disease
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 297-307, July 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - August 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: JohnWigneswaran , DavidVan Wyck , DavidPegues , PierreGholam , Allen R.Nissenson Source Type: research

Issue information
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 281-282, July 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - August 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Consumption of phosphorus ‐containing beverages as a potential aggravating cause of Mesoamerican nephropathy
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 421-422, July 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - August 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: John T.Daugirdas , John T.Ball Source Type: research

After parathyroidectomy: difficult short ‐term medical management in patients with end‐stage renal disease?
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: GuillaumeTreiber , Fran çoisMarchal , EstelleNobecourt Source Type: research

Comparison of creatinine index and geriatric nutritional risk index for nutritional evaluation of patients with hemodialysis
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: WonsunHwang , Mi SookCho , Ji EunOh , Ji HyunLee , Jong CheolJeong , Gyu ‐TaeShin , HeungsooKim , InwheePark Source Type: research

Dialysis modality and mortality in polycystic kidney disease
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: ChenchenZhou , YaodongGu , ChanglinMei , BingDai , YiWang , ChengXue Source Type: research

Comparison of creatinine index and geriatric nutritional risk index for nutritional evaluation of patients with hemodialysis
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: WonsunHwang , Mi SookCho , Ji EunOh , Ji HyunLee , Jong CheolJeong , Gyu ‐TaeShin , HeungsooKim , InwheePark Source Type: research

Effects of acute intradialytic exercise on cardiovascular responses in hemodialysis patients
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Jin HeeJeong , AnnabelBiruete , BoFernhall , Kenneth R.Wilund Source Type: research

Heparin ‐free renal replacement therapy for chronic hemodialyzed patients at high risk for bleeding: a comparison of on‐line predilution hemodiafiltration with conventional hemodialysis
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: VincentBrunot , Jean ‐EmmanuelSerre , GeorgesMourad , KadaKlouche , VincentPernin Source Type: research

Effects of acute intradialytic exercise on cardiovascular responses in hemodialysis patients
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Jin HeeJeong , AnnabelBiruete , BoFernhall , Kenneth R.Wilund Source Type: research

The development of central venous thrombosis in hemodialyzed patients is associated with catheter tip depth and localization
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - May 3, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: VedranPremuzic , DrazenPerkov , RankoSmiljanic Source Type: research

Leadless pacemaker placement in a patient with chronic kidney disease: A strategy to preserve central veins
Hemodialysis International, EarlyView. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 26, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Joan AlbertoMaradey , Geoffrey TeJao , Tushar J.Vachharajani Source Type: research

Transplantation of hepatitis C virus infected kidneys into hepatitis C virus uninfected recipients
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S71-S80, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Meghan E.Sise , Donald F.Chute , Jenna L.Gustafson , DavidWojciechowski , NahelElias , Raymond T.Chung , Winfred W.Williams Source Type: research

Hepatitis C virus infection in kidney transplantation ‐changing paradigms with novel agents
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S53-S60, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Yuvaram N. V.Reddy , DavidNunes , VipulChitalia , Craig E.Gordon , Jean M.Francis Source Type: research

Rationale for treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in end ‐stage renal disease patients who are not kidney transplant candidates
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S45-S52, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: LaithAl ‐Rabadi , TerryBox , GirishSinghania , CatreenaAl‐Marji , AdhishAgarwal , IsaacHall , Craig E.Gordon , HuyTran Source Type: research

The prevention of hepatitis C virus transmission to hemodialysis patients and staff members
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S104-S109, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: MichelJadoul Source Type: research

Rationale for treating hepatitis C virus infection in patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S97-S103, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: EzequielRidruejo , ManuelMendizabal , Marcelo O.Silva Source Type: research

Treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with mixed cryoglobulinemic syndrome and cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S81-S96, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Stephanie M.Rutledge , Raymond T.Chung , Meghan E.Sise Source Type: research

Pharmacokinetics and drug interactions of medications used to treat hepatitis C virus infection in the setting of chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S22-S35, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Guillermo A.Ortiz , Hirsh D.Trivedi , ClaudiaNader Source Type: research

Introduction to hepatitis C virus infection: Overview and history of hepatitis C virus therapies
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S8-S21, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: LorenaPuchades Renau , MarinaBerenguer Source Type: research

Treatment and management options for the hepatitis C virus infected kidney transplant candidate
Hemodialysis International,Volume 22, Issue S1, Page S36-S44, April 2018. (Source: Hemodialysis International)
Source: Hemodialysis International - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: AdrianaDejman , Marco A.Ladino , DavidRoth Source Type: research