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  • Richard V Remigio, Hao He, Jochen G Raimann, Peter...

    Abstract Background: Increasing number of studies have linked air pollution exposure with renal function decline and disease. However, there is a lack of data on its impact among end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients and its potential modifying effect from extreme heat events (EHE). Methods: Fresenius Kidney Care records from 28 selected northeastern US counties were used to...

  • The International Journal of Artificial Organs
    Mar 01, 2022
    Sabrina Casper, Doris Fuertinger, Leticia M Tapia ...

    Abstract Background: Most hemodialysis patients without residual kidney function accumulate fluid between dialysis session that needs to be removed by ultrafiltration. Ultrafiltration usually results in a decline in relative blood volume (RBV). Recent epidemiological research has identified RBV ranges that were associated with significantly better survival. The objective of this work was to develop an ultrafiltration...

  • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
    Jan 13, 2022
    Jing Du, Benjamin R Thomson, Tuncer Onay, Susan E ...

    Background: Schlemm's canal (SC) is a large vessel residing in the iridocorneal angle and is required to regulate aqueous humor outflow. Normal SC structure and function is indispensable for maintaining normal intraocular pressure, and elevated intraocular pressure is a risk factor for development of glaucoma. Recent reports have identified a key role of the angiopoietin-Tie2 pathway...

  • Renal Replacement Therapy
    Jan 10, 2022
    Anna Giuliani, Luca Sgarabotto, Sabrina Milan Mana...

    Abstract Assisted peritoneal dialysis (asPD) is a modality intended for not self-sufficient patients, mainly elderly, who are not able to perform peritoneal dialysis (PD) alone and require some help to manage the treatment. In the last decades, many countries developed strategies of asPD to face with aging of dialysis population and give an answer to...

  • Sudhir K Bowry, Peter Kotanko, Rainer Himmele, Xia...

    Abstract Informed decision-making is paramount to the improvement of dialysis therapies and patient outcomes. A cornerstone of delivery of optimal dialysis therapy is to delineate which substances (uraemic retention solutes or 'uraemic toxins') contribute to the condition of uraemia in terms of deleterious biochemical effects they may exert. Thereafter, decisions can be made as to...

  • Richard V Remigio, Hao He, Jochen G Raimann, Peter...

    Abstract Background: Increasing number of studies have linked air pollution exposure with renal function decline and disease. However, there is a lack of data on its impact among end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients and its potential modifying effect from extreme heat events (EHE). Methods: Fresenius Kidney Care records from 28 selected northeastern US counties were used to...

  • Ulrich Moissl, Lemuel Rivera Fuentes, Mohamad I Ha...

      Introduction: Inadequate fluid status remains a key driver of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. Quantification of fluid overload (FO) using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) has become standard in many countries. To date, no BIS device has been approved in the United States for fluid status assessment in kidney patients. Therefore, no previous...

  • Pablo Maggiani-Aguilera, Jochen G Raimann, Jonatha...

    Abstract Introduction: Central venous catheter (CVC) as vascular access in hemodialysis (HD) associates with adverse outcomes. Early CVC to fistula or graft conversion improves these outcomes. While socioeconomic disparities between the USA and Mexico exist, little is known about CVC prevalence and conversion rates in uninsured Mexican HD patients. We examined vascular access practice patterns and...

  • Clinical Microbiology and Infection
    Sep 27, 2021
    Nadja Grobe, Alhaji Cherif, Xiaoling Wang, Zijun D...

    Background: Pool-testing strategies combine samples from multiple people and test them as a group. A pool-testing approach may shorten the screening time and increase the test rate during times of limited test availability and inadequate reporting speed. Pool testing has been effectively used for a wide variety of infectious disease screening settings. Historically, it originated...

  • Ravi Thadhani, Joanna L. Willetts, Catherine Wang,...

    Background: SARS-CoV-2 can remain transiently viable on surfaces. We examined if use of shared chairs in outpatient hemodialysis associates with a risk for indirect patient-to-patient transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Methods: We used data from adults treated at 2,600 hemodialysis facilities in United States between February 1st and June 8th, 2020. We performed a retrospective case-control study...