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The target hemoglobin content values of reticulocytes for efficient anemia improvement are achieved by low ferritin levels and moderate transferrin saturation: a retrospective observational study.

Chie Ogawa, Ken Tsuchiya, Naohisa Tomosugi, Katsunori Shimada, Fumiyoshi Kanda, Kunimi Maeda,

Objectives: The optimal iron level in hemodialysis (HD) patients remains unclear. The hemoglobin content of reticulocytes (CHr) is a sensitive indicator of iron used for hematopoiesis. To identify the optimal iron content for HD patients, we investigated the relation between CHr levels and iron status, as well as the levels ... Read more >>

Hematology (Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands))
[2020, 25(1):71-78]

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Dialysis-specific factors and incident atrial fibrillation in hemodialysis patients.

Seung Don Baek, Soomin Jeung, Jae-Young Kang, Ki Hyun Jeon,

BACKGROUND:Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in end-stage renal disease patients. Besides the traditional risk factors, we aimed to find dialysis-specific factors for developing incident AF. METHODS:From March 2017 to August 2018, we retrospectively reviewed all outpatient-based prevalent hemodialysis patients in our artificial kidney room, and they were followed up until ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):785-791]

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Predialysis nephrology care amongst Palestinian hemodialysis patients and its impact on initial vascular access type.

Anwar S Atieh, Ala O Shamasneh, Abdurrahman Hamadah, Kamel A Gharaibeh,

Referral time for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to nephrologists and initial vascular access method are considered significant factors that impact health outcomes at the time of hemodialysis (HD) initiation. Native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is strongly recommended as initial access. However, little is known about the referral rate among ESRD ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):200-206]

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Milky fluid elicited by cellulose triacetate membrane dialyzer, hyperlipidemia, and elevated C-reactive protein.

Shingo Watanabe, Masanori Morita, Noriyuki Hirabayashi, Tadashi Yoshida,

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):302-303]

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Association between carnitine deficiency and the erythropoietin resistance index in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a cross-sectional observational study.

Shohei Kaneko, Keiji Hirai, Junki Morino, Saori Minato, Katsunori Yanai, Yuko Mutsuyoshi, Hiroki Ishii, Momoko Matsuyama, Taisuke Kitano, Mitsutoshi Shindo, Akinori Aomatsu, Haruhisa Miyazawa, Yuichiro Ueda, Kiyonori Ito, Susumu Ookawara, Yoshiyuki Morishita,

Carnitine deficiency contributes to developing various pathological conditions, such as cardiac dysfunction, muscle weakness, and erythropoietin-resistant anemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis. However, a conclusion has not been reached concerning the prevalence and the effect of carnitine deficiency in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). In this study, the prevalence of carnitine ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):146-153]

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High uric acid or low uric acid which is better for hemodialysis patients?

Wenyun Wang, Wei Liu, Zhifang Zhao, Yu Zhao, Chengji Zhao,

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):759]

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Asymmetric dimethylarginine compartmental behavior during high-flux hemodialysis.

Qiuna Du, Jiayuan Gao, Renhua Lu, Yun Jin, Yanfang Zou, Chen Yu, Yucheng Yan,

AIM:The accumulation of uremic toxins, such as asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), has emerged as one of the major cardiovascular disease-related risk factors in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Based on the low molecular weight of ADMA, hemodialysis (HD) should theoretically effectively remove ADMA. In this study, we investigated the clearance ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):760-766]

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Clinical characteristics and outcome of hemodialysis patients with COVID-19: a large cohort study in a single Chinese center.

Rong Zou, Fang Chen, Dan Chen, Cui-Ling Xu, Fei Xiong,

BACKGROUND:Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly, which poses great challenges to patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Here we report the clinical features of 66 hemodialysis patients with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS:Retrospective, single-center case series of the 66 hemodialysis patients with confirmed COVID-19 from 1 January ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):950-957]

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Perceived barriers and attitudes toward arteriovenous fistula creation and use in hemodialysis patients in Palestine.

Ala O Shamasneh, Anwar S Atieh, Kamel A Gharaibeh, Abdurrahman Hamadah,

In the dialysis center in Ramallah, we investigated the attitudes and perceived barriers to having arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in 156 patients. The current method of HD access was AVF in 52% and central venous catheter in 47%. Perceived causes of no or delayed AVF were: patient's refusal of AVF in ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):343-349]

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Association between low serum prealbumin levels and carpal tunnel syndrome in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Nguyen Huu Dung, Nguyen Duc Loc, Dao Bui Quy Quyen, Nguyen Minh Tuan, Pham Ngoc Huy Tuan, Do Quyet, Le Viet Thang,

AIMS:Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and low serum prealbumin concentration are common in maintenance hemodialysis patients. In this study, we focused on the association between low serum prealbumin levels and carpal tunnel syndrome in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients using low-flux dialysis reuse. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Serum prealbumin levels were assessed to determine ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):944-949]

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Early-start and conventional-start peritoneal dialysis: a Chinese cohort study on outcome.

Ying Wang, Yang Li, Haiyun Wang, Ying Ma, Danna Ma, Dongli Tian, Bingyan Liu, Zijuan Zhou, Wei Yang, Xuemei Li, Jie Cui, Limeng Chen,

Background: Early-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an effective option for patients need unplanned dialysis. However, there are few studies on the long-term prognosis of early-start PD patients.Methods: In this retrospective study, 635 eligible patients from 1 March 1996 to 30 September 2016 were included, and divided into three groups according ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):305-313]

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Coronary artery bypass grafting vs. drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

Zhi Wang, Yanjun Gong, Fangfang Fan, Fan Yang, Lin Qiu, Tao Hong, Yong Huo,

Objectives: To evaluate the optimal revascularization strategy for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era.Methods: One hundred and twelve patients with ESRD treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were enrolled from 2007 to ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):107-112]

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Association of sclerostin with cardiovascular events and mortality in dialysis patients.

Yun Zou, Min Yang, Jiao Wang, Li Cui, Zhenxing Jiang, Jiule Ding, Min Li, Hua Zhou,

Introduction: Sclerostin has been reported to be a novel biomarker associated with the bone-vascular axis. In this study, we determined the relationships between serum sclerostin and all-cause mortality, the prevalence of cardiovascular events (CVEs), and coronary artery calcifications (CACs) in dialysis patients.Methods: A total of 165 dialysis patients (84 hemodialysis ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):282-288]

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Relationship between serum uric acid and all-cause mortality in dialysis patients: like being in wonderland, disoriented.

Yu Zhao, Lijing Zhang, Jie Fan, Zhifang Zhao, Lei Song,

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):867-868]

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Peritoneal dialysis outcomes in patients with nephrotic syndrome: a propensity score-matched cohort study.

Si-Jia Zhou, Ya-Kun Cong, Qing-Feng Han, Wen Tang, Tao Wang,

INTRODUCTION:It is unclear whether patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrotic syndrome (NS) can be treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). OBJECTIVES:To investigate the outcomes of PD treatment in ESRD patients with or without NS. METHODS:In this retrospective cohort study, all incident patients with ESRD and NS who started PD ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):684-692]

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The influence of seasonal factors on the incidence of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.

Ying Zeng, Xiaomei Jiang, Sheng Feng, Linsen Jiang, Zhi Wang, Huaying Shen, Shan Jiang,

OBJECTIVES:To investigate the effects of climatic variables on peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PDAP) among patients receiving PD, such as seasonal variations in temperature and humidity. METHODS:A retrospective analysis was performed on PD patients, from 1 January 2011, to 31 December 2019. We evaluated the influence of seasonal factors on peritonitis rates ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):807-817]

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Extreme hyperuricemia is a risk factor for infection-related deaths in incident dialysis patients: a multicenter prospective cohort study.

Hiroyuki Yoshida, Daijo Inaguma, Eri Koshi-Ito, Soshiro Ogata, Akimitsu Kitagawa, Kazuo Takahashi, Shigehisa Koide, Hiroki Hayashi, Midori Hasegawa, Yukio Yuzawa, Naotake Tsuboi,

INTRODUCTION:There are few studies on the association between serum uric acid (UA) level and mortality in incident dialysis patients. We aimed to clarify whether the serum UA level at dialysis initiation is associated with mortality during maintenance dialysis. METHODS:We enrolled 1486 incident dialysis patients who participated in a previous multicenter ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):646-655]

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Superior prognostic value of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 for the short-term mortality of maintenance hemodialysis patients compared with NT-proBNP: a prospective cohort study.

Zhiyu Wang, Zijin Chen, Haijin Yu, Xiaobo Ma, Chunli Zhang, Bin Qu, Wen Zhang, Xiaonong Chen,

Background: Both soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are promising biomarkers associated with the adverse clinical outcomes of dialysis patients. Our research aims at exploring and comparing the roles of sST2 and NT-proBNP in predicting the short-term and long-term mortality of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):523-530]

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Low serum uric acid levels increase the risk of all-cause death and cardiovascular death in hemodialysis patients.

Ming Li, Zeng-Chun Ye, Can-Ming Li, Wen-Bo Zhao, Hua Tang, Xun Liu, Hui Peng, Tan-Qi Lou,

BACKGROUND:Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality risk in the general population, but the impact of UA on mortality in hemodialysis patients is still controversial. The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between SUA and all-cause mortality and CV mortality ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):315-322]

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Trimethylamine-N-oxide is an independent risk factor for hospitalization events in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis.

Yin Zheng, Zihui Tang, Li You, Yuanhao Wu, Junfeng Liu, Jun Xue,

Background: Hospitalization is a significant outcome measurement for maintenance hemodialysis pantients. Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), created by gut microflora from dietary l-carnitine and choline, cleared by the kidney, has been implicated in the causation of cardiovascular diseases in patients with chronic kidney disease. However, whether it associates with hospitalization risk for these ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):580-586]

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Serum Sphingosine-1-phosphate level and peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Qiong Bai, Hong-Xia Guo, Chun-Yan Su, Qing-Feng Han, Tao Wang, Wen Tang,

BACKGROUND:Given the important role of Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in maintaining the hemostasis in intestinal barrier function and regulation of inflammation and immune, we hypothesize that S1P might be a biomarker to predict peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS:In this case-control study, 78 stable, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients were enrolled ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):829-835]

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Dialysis patients who smoke are more hypertensive, more fluid overloaded and take more antihypertensive medications than nonsmokers.

Mihály Tapolyai, Melinda Forró, Zsolt Lengvárszky, Tibor Fülöp,

Background: Smoking remains a powerful risk factor for death in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and so is the presence of fluid overload. The relationship between smoking, blood pressure (BP) control and volume overload is insufficiently explored in patients on maintenance dialysis.Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional cohort study, utilizing existing ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):413-418]

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Could symptom burden predict subsequent healthcare use in patients with end stage kidney disease on hemodialysis care? A prospective, preliminary study.

Jing C Zhang, Salam El-Majzoub, Madeline Li, Tibyan Ahmed, Joyce Wu, Mark L Lipman, Ghizlane Moussaoui, Karl J Looper, Marta Novak, Soham Rej, Istvan Mucsi,

Context: Patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis experience significant symptom burden resulting in impaired quality of life. However, the association of patient reported symptom burden and the risk of healthcare use for patients with end stage kidney disease on hemodialysis has not been fully explored.Objectives: To investigate if higher symptom burden, ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):294-301]

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Clinical risk factors and outcomes of massive ascites accumulation after discontinuation of peritoneal dialysis.

Ming-Shan Chang, Nai-Ching Chen, Chih-Yang Hsu, Chien-Wei Huang, Po-Tsang Lee, Kang-Ju Chou, Hua-Chang Fang, Chien-Liang Chen,

Background: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD), with high morbidity and mortality that requires an early diagnosis for effective treatment. PD withdrawal and bacterial peritonitis are important triggers for the onset of EPS. However, few studies have focused on cases of PD withdrawal without ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2020, 42(1):1-9]

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Multi-sites polycyclodextrin adsorbents for removal of protein-bound uremic toxins combining with hemodialysis

Jingyu Li, Lulu Han, Jian Xie, Shuxin Liu, Lingyun Jia,

Accumulation of protein-bound uremic toxins (PBUTs) has a high incidence in the blood of hemodialysis-treated patients with chronic kidney disease. Development of adsorbent for the high-efficient, selective, and removal of various PBUTs is still challenging because of their strong interactions to the corresponding binding proteins and the complex blood background. ... Read more >>

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[2020, 247:Not Available]

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