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The clinical spectrum and outcome of accidental wildfowl-mediated nicotinic plant poisoning.

Authors:
Carlo Basile

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):457-8

Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Miulli General Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr098DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421664PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

Bilateral optic neuropathy-a rare uraemic manifestation of end-stage renal disease.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):455

Department of Medicine, Taiping Hospital, Taiping, Malaysia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr150DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421674PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

Common digital camera and urinary sediment analysis: a tool to be explored.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):455-6

Central Laboratory of Clinical Analysis, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr155DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421661PMC
December 2011
20 Reads

The role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in TEMPI syndrome.

Authors:
Sujoy Khan

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):454-5

Department of Immunology, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421648PMC
December 2011
20 Reads

Nutcracker phenomenon and idiopathic IgA nephropathy.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):453-4

Emergency Unit, Clinica Pediatrica De Marchi, Foundation IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr108DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421657PMC
December 2011
11 Reads

Successful management of angiomyolipoma of the left kidney.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 24;4(6):449-50. Epub 2011 Aug 24.

Department of Nephrology, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr101DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421660PMC
December 2011
9 Reads

Rhabdomyolysis and elevated liver function tests-what's the underlying cause?

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):447-8

Department of Nephrology, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, Lancashire, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr154DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421666PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

An elderly nursing home resident with unusual urine bag discoloration.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):445-6

Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421654PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

Unusual skin lesions in a haemodialyzed patient.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):443-4

Division of Nephrology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421669PMC
December 2011
8 Reads

Sepsis and a painful shoulder in a haemodialysis patient.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 25;4(6):439-42. Epub 2011 Jul 25.

Department of Nephrology, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421646PMC
December 2011
17 Reads

Cloudy dialysate-reconsidering initial empiric therapy.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 24;4(6):437-8. Epub 2011 Aug 24.

Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr103DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421650PMC
December 2011
10 Reads

Proteinuria and glomerular injury associated with the anti-angiogenesis drug Vargatef™.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 1;4(6):430-3. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr064DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421682PMC
December 2011
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Minimal-change disease as a paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with ovarian carcinoma.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 30;4(6):427-9. Epub 2011 Sep 30.

Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA.

Minimal-change disease (MCD) is an exceptional paraneoplastic presentation. We are describing the case of an ovarian paraneoplastic nephrotic syndrome. The kidney biopsy was consistent with MCD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421649PMC
December 2011
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Hyponatraemia caused by LGI1-associated limbic encephalitis.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 29;4(6):424-6. Epub 2011 Sep 29.

Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

Limbic encephalitis (LE), once thought to be a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon, is increasingly diagnosed in patients without malignancy. Autoimmune LE has emerged as a distinct clinical entity. Autoantibodies to neuronal cell surface proteins have been described and may now be tested for. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr105DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421678PMC
December 2011
17 Reads

Senior-Loken syndrome secondary to NPHP5/IQCB1 mutation in an Iranian family.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 18;4(6):421-3. Epub 2011 Aug 18.

Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Senior-Loken syndrome (SLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by nephronophthisis and early-onset retinal degeneration. We used a large Iranian family with SLS to establish a molecular genetic diagnosis. Following clinical evaluation, we undertook homozygosity mapping in two affected family members and mutational analysis in known SLS genes coinciding with regions of homozygosity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr096DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421651PMC
December 2011
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Nutcracker phenomenon presenting as loin pain haematuria syndrome.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):418-20

Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St George's, University of London, London, UK.

A 19-year-old female presented with bilateral severe loin pain associated with recurrent macroscopic haematuria. A provisional diagnosis of loin pain haematuria syndrome was made; the severity and frequency of pain led to referral to the pain management service. Alternative diagnoses were considered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr152DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421662PMC
December 2011
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IgM antibodies towards pre-endothelial cells: strong indication for an association with accelerated rejection. A case report.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):416-7

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Centre, Laikon University Hospital of Athens, Greece.

A 27-year-old woman developed a graft loss due to an accelerated humoral rejection after receiving a blood group identical, human leucocyte antigens (HLA) haploidentical living-related kidney, despite the fact that she did not refer any sensitization event before transplantation. The complement-dependent cytotoxicity and flow cytometry crossmatches were negative for T and B cells. Retrospectively, IgM antibodies against donor precursor endothelial Tie-2(+) cells were detected using a commercially available assay and the pre-transplant serum sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr147DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421673PMC
December 2011
10 Reads

Fibrillary glomerulonephritis: presenting as crescentic glomerulonephritis causing rapidly progressive renal failure.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):413-5

Department of Renal Medicine, Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, Australia.

We report an unusual case of fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN) presenting as rapidly progressive renal failure and extensive crescent formation along with linear staining of capillary walls of the glomeruli on immunofluorescence, mimicking anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody-mediated disease. Laboratory results for circulating anti-GBM antibodies were negative. The subsequent electron microscopic findings were that of presence of electron-dense deposits in the glomerular mesangium and capillary walls, comprising of non-branching fibrils with an average diameter of 16 nm consistent with a diagnosis of FGN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr146DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421680PMC
December 2011
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Tissue is the issue: a solitary cerebral lesion 15 years after kidney transplantation.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):410-2

Department of Internal Medicine, Division Nephrology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Primary toxoplasmosis and reactivation of latent infections occur in solid organ transplant recipients. However, solitary cerebral lesions due to toxoplasmosis are rare. In this case, a patient presented with a haemiparesis and a cerebral lesion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr139DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421675PMC
December 2011
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POEMS syndrome with renal plasmacytoma and classic polyarteritis nodosa: a case report.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):406-9

Department of Nephrology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.

POEMS syndrome is a rare conglomeration of disorders associated with plasma cell dyscrasia. The acronym POEMS is derived from main features of the syndrome namely 'polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin lesions'. Other clinical features include presence of sclerotic bone lesions, Castleman's disease, papilledema, pleural effusion, edema, ascites, erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr137DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421663PMC
December 2011
5 Reads

Successful renal transplantation in Muckle-Wells syndrome treated with anti-IL-1β-monoclonal antibody.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):404-5

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, Marburg, Germany.

We report the first case of a 32-year-old woman with Muckle-Wells syndrome and biopsy-proven systemic AA amyloidosis and end-stage renal disease. She was treated with canakinumab 150 mg subcutaneously every 8 weeks and underwent renal transplantation. Fourteen months after renal transplanation, the patient had no flares of Muckle-Wells syndrome and no evidence of amyloidosis in the renal transplant under an excellent graft function and therapy with canakinumab. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr118DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421672PMC
December 2011
7 Reads

Colonic necrosis and perforation due to calcium polystyrene sulfonate in a uraemic patient: a case report.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):402-3

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sodium or calcium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate or analog) is an ion-exchange resin commonly used to treat hyperkalaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is known to cause digestive complications, such as nausea, vomiting and constipation. Although rare, colonic necrosis and perforation are very severe complications associated with the medication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr113DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421671PMC
December 2011
32 Reads

Extreme lactic acidosis type B associated with metformin treatment.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 14;4(6):399-401. Epub 2011 Sep 14.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Clinical Sciences, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

The elimination of metformin is exclusively through the kidneys and elevated plasma concentrations can cause lactic acidosis. We report a case of severe lactic acidosis (pH 6.60) occuring with ostensibly normal therapeutic doses of metformin in the setting of acute renal failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421670PMC
December 2011
6 Reads

Madura's foot in a renal transplant patient: report of a case.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):397-8

Department of Nephrology, Brugmann Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

A 40-year-old kidney transplant male recipient was hospitalized for chronic abscess of the right foot in a context of immunodepression. The patient came from Djibouti and was in Belgium for a few days. He presented a right foot with a swelling localized on the first metatarsophalangeal joint which was excoriated (Figures 1 and 2) and was self-treated ineffectively with various local antiseptics for several months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421647PMC
December 2011
8 Reads

A 19-year-old at 37 weeks gestation with an acute acetylsalicylic acid overdose.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 16;4(6):394-6. Epub 2011 Sep 16.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA ; Renal Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Acute salicylate overdose in pregnancy is potentially fatal for both the mother and fetus and presents a unique challenge in intensive care management. While suggested thresholds exist for hemodialysis in adults with toxic salicylate ingestion, it is unclear if these thresholds remain appropriate for the gravid patient, particularly given that medications such as acetylsalicylic acid may cross the placental barrier and accumulate in the fetal bloodstream. We describe a case of a gravid patient at ∼37 weeks gestational age with a self-reported acetylsalicylic acid ingestion of 32. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr104DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421659PMC
December 2011
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C1q nephropathy in a patient with Gitelman syndrome.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 6;4(6):392-3. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Service of Nephrology, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

Bartter syndrome can manifest in three different forms and is rarely concomitant with glomerular nephropathies. However, this association is more frequently observed in children. We report the case of a 50-year-old woman with Gitelman syndrome for the past 30 years who also had a nephrotic syndrome of recent appearance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421656PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

Haemodialysis-induced syncope due to Chiari II malformation.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 2;4(6):390-1. Epub 2011 Aug 2.

Department of Renal Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.

Spina bifida (SB) is associated with chronic kidney disease as a result of vesicoureteric reflux. A proportion of patients progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Haemodialysis (HD) is probably the most common modality in ESKD, as intra-abdominal malformations and previous surgery can make peritoneal dialysis more challenging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr095DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421652PMC
December 2011
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A pseudo-dominant form of Gitelman's syndrome.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 22;4(6):386-9. Epub 2011 Aug 22.

Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Department of Genetics, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France ; INSERM, UMRS-970, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center, Paris, France.

Gitelman's syndrome is an autosomal recessive salt losing nephropathy caused by inactivated mutations of the SLC12A3 gene, encoding the NaCl cotransporter of the distal convoluted tubule. We report a French family with five affected members over two generations suggesting a dominant transmission. After SLC12A3 sequencing of seven individuals, four mutations were detected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr094DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421668PMC
December 2011
7 Reads

Rapidly progressive renal failure-a rare presentation of granulomatous interstitial nephritis due to tuberculosis-case report and review of literature.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec 18;4(6):383-5. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttarpradesh, India.

Granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) is a rare manifestation of renal tuberculosis (TB). We report a case of rapidly progressive renal failure (RPRF), granulomatous inflammation of cervical lymph node and GIN as presenting manifestations of TB. Aspiration cytology of cervical lymph node showed granulomatous necrotizing inflammation with acid-fast bacilli (AFB). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr067DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421653PMC
December 2011
6 Reads

Scorpion sting nephropathy.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):376-82

Department of Nephrology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Pondicherry, India.

Scorpion envenomations are ubiquitous, but nephropathy is a rare manifestation, reported mainly from the Middle East and North Africa. Rapid venom redistribution from blood, delayed excretion from the kidneys, direct toxicity of venom enzymes, cytokine release and afferent arteriolar constriction have been seen in experimental animals. Haemoglobinuria, acute tubular necrosis, interstitial nephritis and haemolytic-uraemic syndrome have been documented in human victims of scorpion envenomation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr148DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421667PMC
December 2011
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Glycated albumin is the preferred marker for assessing glycaemic control in advanced chronic kidney disease.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):368-75

Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Diabetic nephropathy is the most common aetiology of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Strict glycaemic control reduces the development and progression of diabetes-related complications, and there is evidence that improved metabolic control improves outcomes in diabetic subjects with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Glycaemic control in people with kidney disease is complex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr140DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421676PMC
December 2011
4 Reads

NDT Plus introduces the Clinical Kidney Journal.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(6):367

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief NDT Plus.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr159DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421655PMC
December 2011
13 Reads

Home therapies regaining the initiative.

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NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):NP

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr141DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421463PMC
December 2011
5 Reads

Enabling self-management: selecting patients for home dialysis?

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii7-iii10

Manchester Institute of Nephrology & Transplantation, The Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

Pre-emptive living donor transplantation should always be promoted as the first-line treatment for kidney failure. Where that is not possible, patients must receive timely information and advice regarding all dialysis options available, including home-based peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis. Where a dialysis unit enables and actively encourages self-management, patients will tend to select themselves, and if well motivated may overcome significant difficulties to exceed the expectations or predictions of dialysis staff. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr151DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421456PMC
December 2011
9 Reads

Home dialysis-an international perspective.

Authors:
Martin Wilkie

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii4-iii6

Sheffield Kidney Institute Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS, Sheffield, UK.

Background. There is strong evidence from a range of long-term conditions of improved outcomes where patients are involved in self-management. Against this background, the international trend for home dialysis continues to decline, with centre-based haemodialysis continuing its dominance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr129DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421469PMC
December 2011
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Outcomes on home haemodialysis: registry challenges.

Authors:
Mark S MacGregor

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii32-iii35

John Stevenson Lynch Renal Unit, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Health care policy is encouraging expansion of home haemodialysis, aiming to improve patient outcomes and reduce cost. However, most patient outcome data derive from retrospective observational studies, with all their inherent weaknesses. Conventional thrice weekly home haemodialysis delivers a 22-51% reduction in mortality, but why should that be? Frequent and/or nocturnal haemodialysis reduces mortality by 36-66%, with comparable outcomes to deceased donor kidney transplantation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421466PMC
December 2011
12 Reads

The re-emergence of short daily haemodialysis.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii29-iii31

Satellite Healthcare, Medical Affairs, San Jose, CA, USA.

Thrice weekly in-center hemodialysis is the standard of care for dialysis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, there is ongoing debate as to whether more frequent hemodialysis, with its readier management of both toxin and fluid removal, benefits patients. New evidence from recent studies, both in center dialysis and in home haemodialysis patients, adds further confirmation of improved cardiovascular outcome and quality of life in patients undergoing short daily hemodialysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr122DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421457PMC
December 2011
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Carers perspective on home dialysis: support, facts and legislation.

Authors:
Cathy Holman

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii27-iii28

Social Work Department, York Hospital, York, UK.

Carers provide unpaid care and support to ill, frail or disabled friends or family members. It is important for health professionals to give carers of home dialysis patients time, space and permission to talk about how caring impacts upon their lives and to look at how best to support them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421458PMC
December 2011
3 Reads

Personal experiences of home haemodialysis: patients' and carers' experiences.

Authors:
Nick Maguire

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii25-iii26

School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

The discussions from a patient-led session at a national home haemodialysis conference are described. A number of discussion themes are described, together with patients' views on technical and social aspects of home dialysis. Issues highlighted included the preparation for home systems and the role of intrinsic motivation to change regimens and practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421468PMC
December 2011
9 Reads

Home haemodialysis: trends in technology.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii23-iii24

Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK.

Self management and home-based dialysis therapies offer the prospect of improved patient experience and outcomes. To allow more patients to realize these benefits requires changes in technology which focus on maximizing the ease and minimizing the burdens of undertaking home dialysis. These developments are underway. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr128DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421465PMC
December 2011
3 Reads

Self-cannulation: enabling patients' independence.

Authors:
Deborah Brouwer

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii21-iii22

Clinical Operations, Bioconnect Systems Inc., Ambler, PA, USA.

Home hemodialysis was a modality of necessity in the early days of chronic renal replacement therapies. Patients had to be independent for all aspects of their care including self-cannulation of the hemodialysis needles. As the number of in-center staff provided hemodialysis centers has grown, the level of independence for hemodialysis patients has drastically decreased. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr124DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421461PMC
December 2011
10 Reads

Anticoagulation and dialysis access practice in home haemodialysis in the UK.

Authors:
Cormac Breen

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii19-iii20

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Anticoagulation is an important component of haemodialysis treatment in all settings. The therapeutic options available for anticoagulation of home haemodialysis are similar to those for haemodialysis in other settings. However, dialysis sessions with a wide range of treatment durations are undertaken at home, which can require different approaches to anticoagulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr132DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421460PMC
December 2011
3 Reads

Developing an assisted automated peritoneal dialysis (aAPD) service-a single-centre experience.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii16-iii18

Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

There is an ongoing increase in the number of elderly or frail patients requiring renal replacement therapy. Assisted automated peritoneal dialysis (aAPD) is one treatment option for this patient group and is becoming increasingly recognized as a distinct dialysis modality. In this article, we review the current status of aAPD and its evolution across Europe, describing the differences in service provision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr130DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421462PMC
December 2011
3 Reads

Integrating peritoneal and home haemodialysis: a nurse's perspective from a single centre.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii14-iii15

Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK.

Home based dialytic therapy is underutilized in most renal centres. This article describes a nurse led and delivered approach to problem solving from a patient perspective, resulting in an increase in prevalent and incident patient numbers on home HD and peritoneal dialysis. Overall, between 2004 and 2010 home-based therapies have risen from 61 to 119 prevalent patients, with a fall in in-centre patient numbers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421459PMC
December 2011
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Thinking outside the box-identifying patients for home dialysis.

NDT Plus 2011 Dec;4(Suppl 3):iii11-iii13

Satellite Healthcare, Department of Research, San Jose, CA, USA.

Home dialysis modalities are underutilized in the USA with only 8% of the dialysis patients undergoing renal replacement therapy at home versus 92% being treated with center hemodialysis. This is in contrast to the nephrology professionals' opinion about the best dialysis therapy and their potential choice in the hypothetical situation of choosing a dialysis modality for themselves. Pre-dialysis education changes the distribution of dialysis modality significantly, as 50% of informed patients choose home dialysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421467PMC
December 2011
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