Eduardo J Lacson

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes a major end-stage renal disease (ESRD) health problem. Glycemic control is fundamental to the management of diabetes and its complications, and relies on monitoring of hyperglycemia. We therefore performed a primary data analysis of glycemic control and survival on a large national ESRD database. Ninety-five percent of(More)
Hypertension is common in hemodialysis patients and increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We determined the prevalence of inadequate control of hypertension in 489 patients receiving hemodialysis and identified factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension. We interviewed the patients and abstracted demographic and clinical information from(More)
Hemodialysis (HD) therapy for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been a major breakthrough in medicine during the twentieth century. Empirically, the conventional treatment is prescribed as 3-4.5 h of dialysis, three times a week. However, this prescription is being questioned because of poor patient outcomes including a persistently(More)
In March 2010, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) convened several clinical technical expert panels (C-TEP) to provide recommendations for improving various aspects of hemodialysis management. One of the C-TEPs was tasked with recommending measures to decrease vascular access-related infections. The members of this C-TEP, who are the(More)
A growing number of articles in the literature describe experiences using more frequent hemodialysis (HD), either short daily or long nocturnal. Most of these publications highlight successes obtained by these programs with a fragmented look at specific areas and outcomes. This review of published results from the use of these therapies shows that universal(More)
BACKGROUND Medical communities often develop practice guidelines recommending certain care processes intended to promote better clinical outcome among patients. Conformance with those guidelines by facilities is then monitored to evaluate care quality, presuming that the process is associated with and can be used reliably to predict clinical outcome.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because the relation between glycemic control and clinical outcomes found in the general diabetic population has not been established in diabetic hemodialysis patients, we evaluated the association between glycemic control and hospitalization risk. METHODS We performed a primary retrospective data analysis on 23,829 hemodialysis patients(More)
BACKGROUND Consensus processes using the clinical literature as the primary source for information generally drive projects to draft clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Most such literature citations describe special projects that are not part of an organized quality management initiative, and the publication/review/consensus process tends to be long. This(More)