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Stent Grafts Provided Superior Primary Patency for Central Venous Stenosis Treatment in Comparison with Angioplasty and Bare Metal Stent
TLDR
Stent graft seems to improve primary patency for central venous stenosis and requires fewer reinterventions in a dialysis population with a high prevalence of long-term catheters.
Evaluation of the impact of a new synthetic vitamin E-bonded membrane on anemia and rHuEPO requirement in ESRD patients with central venous catheters: a pilot study
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A role for PSVE is suggested in the reduction of ESA index in HD patients with CVCs, and a trend towards consensual changes in protein glycoxidation, antioxidant, and inflammatory markers was observed.
A Refinement of Hong's Technique for the Removal of Stuck Dialysis Catheters: An Easy Solution to a Complex Problem
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Hong's technique was confirmed to be a simple, safe and highly effective way to remove incarcerated long-term central venous catheters and could be considered Columbus’ egg in this previously risky field.
The middle-arm fistula as a valuable surgical approach in patients with end-stage renal disease.
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The data demonstrate that MAF has a good unassisted primary patency and suggest that this kind of AVF could be a valuable alternative surgical approach when dRCF is not feasible in ESRD patients.
Factors Influencing Permanent Catheter Performance
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The most important factor influencing blood flow rates seems to be the position of the catheter tip in the venous system, as the best blood flows were found in catheters with the tip localized in the right cardiac cavities, while PLDC placed in inferior vena cava showed lower blood flow.
Central Venous Catheter and the Hemodialysis Patient: A Difficult Symbiosis
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A pessimistic outlook on the matter could lead to consider that the advantages of catheter use are far outweighed by the disadvantages, and a great challenge awaits both physicians and manufactures in the coming years.
Uraemic pruritus is not related to plasma histamine concentrations
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It is suggested that there is no evidence for plasma histamine playing a significant part in uraemic pruritus, as well as no relationship was found between plasma histamines values and itching.
Recombinant human erythropoietin reduces free erythrocyte protoporphyrin levels in patients on chronic dialysis.
TLDR
It is hypothesize that recombinant human erythropoietin ameliorates an enzymatic defect in heme synthesis, not related to iron deficiency or aluminum overload, in uremic patients on chronic dialysis.
The vascular access in the elderly: a position statement of the Vascular Access Working Group of the Italian Society of Nephrology
TLDR
The aim of this position statement, prepared by experts of the Vascular Access Working Group of the Italian Society of Nephrology, is to critically review the current evidence on VA in elderly HD patients.
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