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Renal Dysfunction Is Associated With Poststroke Discharge Disposition and In-Hospital Mortality Clinical Sciences
Background and Purpose—Kidney disease is a frequent comorbidity in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. We evaluated whether the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on admission is associated with poststroke in-hospital mortality or discharge disposition.Methods—In this cohort study, data from ischemic stroke patients in Get With The Guidelines–Stroke linked to fee-for-service Medicare data were analyzed. The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study equation was used to calculate the eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2). Dialysis was identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes....
Source: Stroke - January 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Nada El Husseini, Gregg C. Fonarow, Eric E. Smith, Christine Ju, Lee H. Schwamm, Adrian F. Hernandez, Phillip J. Schulte, Ying Xian, Larry B. Goldstein Tags: Mortality/Survival, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Relationship between Stroke and Mortality in Dialysis Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Dialysis recipients have high mortality after a stroke with corresponding decrements in remaining years of life. Poststroke mortality does not differ by race. PMID: 25318759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - October 15, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Wetmore JB, Phadnis MA, Ellerbeck EF, Shireman TI, Rigler SK, Mahnken JD Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
Relation of Race, Apparent Disability, and Stroke Risk With Warfarin Prescribing for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis
We examined patterns of warfarin use, and associated factors, after AF diagnosis. This retrospective cohort analysis studied US Medicare patients receiving maintenance dialysis January 1, 2008-June 30, 2010. Demographics, comorbidity, and a durable medical equipment claims-based disability proxy score predicted warfarin prescription after AF diagnosis. The analysis included 8964 patients with non-valvular AF.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - November 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: James B. Wetmore, Yi Peng, David T. Gilbertson, Jiannong Liu Source Type: research
If you could propose one idea to help improve health care delivery in the United States, what would it be?
Thumbnail: Tags: conversationsphrma conversationslarry hausnermyrl weinbergchris hansennancy brownContributors: 11621161115911631173Contributions: Read Larry Hausner's bio Despite the rapid development of innovative technologies in the health care field, we have yet to discover a panacea that will easily transform our health care system into one that provides high-quality and cost-effective care. What we have discovered and come to agree on over the last decade is that our sick care system must be reconfigured to a health care system that emphasizes wellness and prevention. For that reason, I offer ...
Source: PHRMA - June 24, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: rlowe Source Type: news
Correlates and outcomes of warfarin initiation in kidney transplant recipients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
In the kidney transplant population with atrial fibrillation (AF), evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of warfarin treatment is lacking. We used fee-for-service Medicare claims to identify kidney transplant recipients with newly diagnosed AF from the United States Renal Data System. Warfarin use within 30 days of AF diagnosis was ascertained from Medicare Part D prescription claims (2007–11) or using a validated algorithm (1997–2011). The study end points were (i) the composite of death, stroke or gastrointestinal bleed, (ii) death and (iii) death-censored graft failure. Warfarin user and non-user g...
Source: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation - January 28, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lenihan, C. R., Montez-Rath, M. E., Shen, J. I., Scandling, J. D., Turakhia, M. P., Chang, T. I., Winkelmayer, W. C. Tags: Renal Transplantation Source Type: research
Longer-term Outcomes of Darbepoetin Alfa Versus Epoetin Alfa in Patients With ESRD Initiating Hemodialysis: A Quasi-experimental Cohort Study
Conclusions In incident hemodialysis patients, mortality and cardiovascular event rates did not differ between patients treated at facilities predominantly using DPO versus EPO.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - May 2, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
A retrospective, longitudinal study estimating the association between interdialytic weight gain and cardiovascular events and death in hemodialysis patients
Conclusions: Greater IDWG is associated with an increased risk of CV morbid events. Strategies that mitigate IDWG may improve CV health and survival among hemodialysis patients.
Source: BMC Nephrology - July 22, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Claudia CabreraSteven BrunelliDavid RosenbaumEmmanuel AnumKarthik RamakrishnanDonna JensenNils-Olov StålhammarBergur Stefánsson Source Type: research
Comparative outcomes of predominant facility-level use of ferumoxytol versus other intravenous iron formulations in incident hemodialysis patients
Conclusions In incident HD patients, ferumoxytol showed similar short- to mid-term safety profiles with regard to cardiovascular, infectious and mortality outcomes compared with the more commonly used intravenous iron formulations IS and FG.
Source: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation - November 23, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Airy, M., Mandayam, S., Mitani, A. A., Chang, T. I., Ding, V. Y., Brookhart, M. A., Goldstein, B. A., Winkelmayer, W. C. Tags: Intra- and extracorporeal treatments of kidney failure Source Type: research
Association of Reduced eGFR and Albuminuria with Serious Fall Injuries among Older Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Elevated ACR but not lower eGFR was associated with serious fall injuries. Evaluation for fall risk factors and fall prevention strategies should be considered for older adults with elevated ACR. PMID: 27091516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - April 17, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bowling CB, Bromfield SG, Colantonio LD, Gutiérrez OM, Shimbo D, Reynolds K, Wright NC, Curtis JR, Judd SE, Franch H, Warnock DG, McClellan W, Muntner P Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
Comparative effectiveness of angiotensin receptor blockers vs. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on cardiovascular outcomes in patients initiating peritoneal dialysis.
CONCLUSION: We identified no significant difference in the risks of CV events or death between users of ARBs vs. ACEIs in patients initiating PD, thus supporting their mostly interchangeable use in this population. PMID: 27485007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nephrology - August 1, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shen JI, Saxena AB, Montez-Rath ME, Leng L, Chang TI, Winkelmayer WC Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Epoetin Alfa and Outcomes in Dialysis amid Regulatory and Payment Reform
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are commonly used to treat anemia in patients with CKD, including those receiving dialysis, although clinical trials have identified risks associated with ESA use. We evaluated the effects of changes in dialysis payment policies and product labeling instituted in 2011 on mortality and major cardiovascular events across the United States dialysis population in an open cohort study of patients on dialysis from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2012, with Medicare as primary payer. We compared observed rates of death and major cardiovascular events in 2011 and 2012 with expected ra...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN - September 29, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chertow, G. M., Liu, J., Monda, K. L., Gilbertson, D. T., Brookhart, M. A., Beaubrun, A. C., Winkelmayer, W. C., Pollock, A., Herzog, C. A., Ashfaq, A., Sturmer, T., Rothman, K. J., Bradbury, B. D., Collins, A. J. Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
Outcomes Associated with Apixaban Use in End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the United States.
Conclusions -Among ESKD patients with AF on dialysis, apixaban use may be associated with lower risk of major bleeding compared with warfarin, with a standard 5 mg twice a day dose also associated with reductions in thromboembolic and mortality risk. PMID: 29954737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Siontis KC, Zhang X, Eckard A, Bhave N, Schaubel DE, He K, Tilea A, Stack AG, Balkrishnan R, Yao X, Noseworthy PA, Shah ND, Saran R, Nallamothu BK Tags: Circulation Source Type: research