The Scientific World Journal

Hemodialysis-Associated Problems to Solve: Current and Future


Publishing date
25 Oct 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Aug 2013

1Department of Nephrology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

2Division of Nephrology, Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

3Department of Nephrology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

4Sakairumi Clinic, Ashiya, Japan


Hemodialysis-Associated Problems to Solve: Current and Future

Description

The number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) has been increasing worldwide. Many efforts to prevent ESRD have been made, including the establishment of the new global concept of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are more than 2 million patients requiring maintenance hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis, or kidney transplantation. HD has had a long history for several decades since it was clinically introduced. There have been numerous advances in the methods and the equipment used in HD, such as the following: the development of high performance membranes, the introduction of hemodiafiltration (HDF), the development of various novel drugs to prevent secondary hyperparathyroidism, and the use of erythrocyte stimulating agents. With these relatively new procedures, there are often problems to innovate. While some HD-associated problems have been resolved, most of them remain unresolved. To improve the prognosis of hemodialysis patients and to prevent various types of complications, more innovations and further modifications for HD are necessary. There are some refined methods, techniques, and solutions to improve HD which are carried out in limited or localized hospitals and HD facilities in some particular areas; however, most such methods are not yet well known and have not been introduced or tried in other hospitals or HD facilities in other countries.

Therefore, we invite clinical researchers and investigators to contribute to the original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the field and contribute to the understanding of the current HD-associated problems. Such contributions will lead to solutions and novel developments to overcome various insuperable HD-associated problems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • CKD-MBD
  • Anemia
  • HD session frequency and length
  • Overlapping and/or superimposed infections
  • The use of herbal or alternative medicines

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 382170
  • - Editorial

Hemodialysis-Associated Problems to Solve: Current and Future

Fumihiko Hinoshita | Ryoichi Ando | ... | Satoru Kuriyama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 318629
  • - Review Article

Modification of the HeRO Graft Allowing Earlier Cannulation and Reduction in Catheter Dependent Days in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease: A Single Center Retrospective Review

Deirdre Hart | Christie Gooden | ... | Henry Randall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 780783
  • - Clinical Study

Association of Habitual Physical Activity Measured by an Accelerometer with High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients

Ryota Matsuzawa | Atsuhiko Matsunaga | ... | Naonobu Takahira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 643954
  • - Review Article

Muscle Wasting in Hemodialysis Patients: New Therapeutic Strategies for Resolving an Old Problem

Chun-Ting Chen | Shih-Hua Lin | ... | Yu-Juei Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 260915
  • - Research Article

Renal Anemia Control in Lithuania: Influence of Local Conditions and Local Guidelines

Edita Ziginskiene | Vytautas Kuzminskis | ... | Inga Arune Bumblyte
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 703612
  • - Clinical Study

Post-Dilution on Line Haemodiafiltration with Citrate Dialysate: First Clinical Experience in Chronic Dialysis Patients

Vincenzo Panichi | Enrico Fiaccadori | ... | Francesco Pizzarelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 659204
  • - Research Article

Urogenital Mycoplasmas and Human Papilloma Virus in Hemodialysed Women

Alicja Ekiel | Bronisława Pietrzak | ... | Gayane Martirosian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 916354
  • - Research Article

Usefulness of Multidetector Row Computed Tomography for Predicting Cardiac Events in Asymptomatic Chronic Kidney Disease Patients at the Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy

Jung Eun Lee | Yong Kyu Lee | ... | Beom Seok Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 170576
  • - Review Article

Oral Anticoagulant Therapy in Patients Receiving Haemodialysis: Is It Time to Abandon It?

Marek Saracyn | Dorota Brodowska-Kania | Stanisław Niemczyk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 628142
  • - Research Article

Aerobic Exercise Improves Signs of Restless Leg Syndrome in End Stage Renal Disease Patients Suffering Chronic Hemodialysis

Mojgan Mortazavi | Babak Vahdatpour | ... | Shahaboddin Dolatkhah
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