American Journal of Kidney Diseases
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Urinary Interleukin 18 for Detection of Acute Kidney Injury: A Meta-analysis.
We analyzed data from 23 studies and 7 countries involving 4,512 patients. Of these studies, 18 could be included in the meta-analysis. Across all settings, the diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) for urinary IL-18 level to predict AKI was 4.22 (95% CI, 2.90-6.14), with sensitivity and specificity of 0.58 a...
Changes in Anthropometry and Mortality in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients in the HEMO Study.
We explored this association in the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. Post hoc analysis of cohort data from a clinical trial. 1,846 hemodialysis patients enrolled in the HEMO Study. MAC and skinfold measurements. Longitudinal changes in MAC and skinfolds were jointly modeled using repeated measures and sur...
Bilateral nephrectomy significantly improves health-related quality of life in a hemodialysis patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kid...
Commentary on 'The DOPPS Practice Monitor for US Dialysis Care: Update on Trends in Anemia Management 2 Years Into the Bundle': Iron(y) Abou...
Trends in hip fracture rates in US hemodialysis patients, 1993-2010.
We created 2 point-prevalent study cohorts for each study year. Hemodialysis cohorts included patients with Medicare as primary payer receiving hemodialysis in the United States on January 1 of each year; non-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) cohorts included Medicare beneficiaries 66 years or older on...
Current status and practical use of effluent biomarkers in peritoneal dialysis patients.
Long-term peritoneal dialysis therapy can lead to alterations in the function and morphology of the peritoneal membrane. Assessment of the peritoneal dialysis membrane usually is done by investigating the transport of small solutes and fluid. Assessment of morphologic alterations and their developme...
Dialysate bicarbonate: the case for foot-dragging.
Temporary hemodialysis catheter placement by nephrology fellows: implications for nephrology training.
We conducted a web-based survey of Canadian nephrology trainees regarding the insertion of temporary hemodialysis catheters. Responses were received from 45 of 68 (66%) eligible trainees. The median number of temporary hemodialysis catheters inserted during the prior 6 months of training was 5 (IQR,...
Integrated pharmacy services: a necessary component for care of patients treated by long-term dialysis.
Bloodstream infection rates in outpatient hemodialysis facilities participating in a collaborative prevention effort: a quality improvement ...
We sought to assess the impact of a set of interventions on BSI and access-related BSI rates in participating facilities using data reported to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Quality improvement project. Patients in 17 outpatient hemodialysis facilities that volunteered to part...