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HDCN News Archive -- Peritoneal Dialysis
Jul28 Good Staph. in the nose makes novel peptide antibiotic that kills bad Staph.
Feb29 Phage Therapy 2016 World Congress meets this June in Paris.
Feb29 When will be see phage therapy for exit site and access infections?
Dec14 Even more news on the new HDCN Facebook page!
Dec06 Dialysis Patient Citizens group worried about lack of treatment option information given to predialysis patients, esp. those on Medicaid.
Dec01 SecA inhibitors particularly effective against MRSA and other bacteria.
Jul31 Paid kidney donation and the Iranian model in the New York Times
May08 Putting the brakes on bacterial resistance to antibiotics with targeted antibiotic scheduling.
Jan09 New variant of aminoglycosides does not impair hearing.
Jun22 Dr. Karl Nolph, in memoriam
May26 Nitrosomonas - an alternative approach to S. aureus decolonization?
May18 Aspirin retards wound healing
Dec23 Staph stopper vaccine developed at U. Iowa
Dec14 Staph. aureus can lurk deep within the nose.
Oct13 Application of honey to peritoneal catheter infection site as good as mupirocin.
Jul05 Drug resistant Staph. aureus commonly found in workers at industrial livestock farms.
Jul05 VeriGene test detects Gram positive bloodstream infections and resistance genes.
Dec06 Microbial stowaways in antiseptic products
Aug27 Niacin may help the body fight against Staph. aureus infection. via CEBPE gene.
Aug09 Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Oreopoulos obituary
Jul12 New technology allows visualization of biofilm cities at the streetview level.
Jun13 Apramycin may be a useful antibiotic that causes little damage to hearing.
Jun07 Carriage of resistant Staph. may be a family affair.
Jan13 New mass spectrometry method can characterize Staph infection within hours.
Oct26 Body colonization with sticky Staph may account for device-related infections.
Oct14 ASN Renal Week 2011 abstracts now available.
Sep15 MRSA in the United States becoming resistant to combination antibacterial ointments.
May28 Lactate shuttle in human tumors. Is chronic use of lactate-based PD fluid a risk?
Apr28 Artificial nose show promising results in detecting bacterial growth.
Apr15 Meat found to be commonly contaminated with drug-resistant Staph. aureus.
Jan26 New method to break up biofilms involves DNAase and polyaspartic acid.
Aug31 Could a vaccine against Staph aureus toxin alpha hemolysin (Hla) help in exit-site infection?
Aug26 Baxter fined in Australia for alleged anti-competitive behavior.
Aug26 Fresenius to acquire peritoneal dialysis business from Gambro.
Jul08 Nicotinamide inhibits Candidal infection
Jul02 Honey as a topical antibiotic explained.
Mar08 DSEN: Bloggers report from the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle.
Mar02 Class I recall of Baxter's Home Choice and Home Choice Pro due to risk of overfill
Jan15 Baxter recalls Home Choice automated PD systems due to risk of overfill.
Jan05 Glycyrrhizin increases ability of skin to ward off infection.
Nov23 Is there good Staph living in one's skin?
Nov06 Experts map the body's bacteria
Oct19 Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis 2009 now available in full text form.
Sep24 AJKD issues containing KDOQI guidelines now freely available as .pdf files
Jun26 Method of killing bacteria contained in biofilms on implants developed.
Jun24 Preserving Kru in peritoneal dialysis patients: role of dehydration and solution biocompatibility.
May25 Search all abstracts from the World Congress of Nephrology 2009
Apr23 Bacteriophage used to successfully treat chronic Pseudomonas ear infection
Apr11 One thousand 2007-2009 audiofiles and slide/audio talks added to HDCN's 20 topic-related channels.
M30 Variants of nisin, an FDA-approved antibiotic used in food preservation, show effectiveness against MRSA.
M29 Link to slide/audio and audio symposia on HDCN
M25 UK sciences impregnate silicone with antibiotics; resulting catheters have promising antimicrobial activity.
M24 New needle insertion device senses when a cavity has been entered.
F15 High MUFA, lower CHO diet good for diabetics: maybe a good diet for patients on PD?
J26 Abstracts from 2009 Annual Dialysis Conference, to be held in March, 2009 in Houston, now available.
J15 HipA, a protein kinase, involved in bacterial dormancy, allowing survival during antibiotic therapy.
J05 Standard culture methods miss amniotic fluid infection in low-birth-weight deliveries: Implication for PD?
D26 New insights into how bacteria biofilm formation is triggered.
D05 Fresenius announces availability in Sweden of PVC- and phthalate-free PD dialysate bags and lines.
S08 Annual Dialysis Conference 2008 PD papers now available on-line
J03 Novel antibiotic ceftobirole kills even the most resistant Staph. aureus.
J26 Cethromycin for community-acquited MRSA.
J09 Observational study associated low 25-D levels with poor CV outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients.
M16 MIT research team crafts films resistant to bacterial adhesion.
F29 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference begins tomorrow. Abstracts available at this link.
J02 FDA clears quick molecular-biology-based blood test for MRSA.
D19 Advances in PD 2007. Full text online.
O10 RIP2 biomarker identifies peritonitis patients requiring more intensive treatment.
A07 Publix supermarkets to offer up to 14-days of free antibiotics.
J09 FDA warning: precipitation when infusing ceftriaxone with calcium-containing solutions.
J09 Slime busting bacteriophage virus could clean up biofilm.
M26 Baxter focusing on growing PD market, especially in developing countries.
M02 NEJM: Vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia: the article link
F28 NEJM: Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia linked to vancomycin use.
F21 Alagebrium, a drug that targets AGEs (advanced glycosylation end-products) given IP has beneficial effects on peritoneal permeability (animal study).
J29 Bacteriophages and antibiotics exhibit synergistic effect; may lower needed dose by a factor of 50.
J22 Home microwave ovens useful for sterilization of sponges and towelettes.
D29 Spiky surface coating kills bacteria.
N26 HDCN: Search index updated for audiofiles, slide/audio talks, articles, and abstracts
N16 Resveratrol makes champion athletes out of fat mice eating a high-fat diet.
S11 Bacterial conversation stoppers may block formation of biofilm
S11 Chitosan (from crabs and shrimp) found to block formation of biofilm.
A30 Carbs linked to obesity in a mouse model
A16 Antibiotic skin infections becoming commonplace
A09 Peritoneal dialysis using perfluorocarbons to help oxygenate the blood (animal model)
A09 Chronically high blood sugar linked to risk of cognitive impairment
J16 CARI (Australasian) Clinical Practice Guidelines published (53 free full text review papers!)
J14 Low carb diet improves glycemic control in diabetes (pdf)
J14 Low carb diet reverses progressive renal disease in diabetic (case report)
J01 For PD patients with diabetes: It's the carbs, stu...
M15 Aspirin may protect against gentamicin-induced hearing loss.
M06 Annals: Dramatic recent rise in community-acquired MRSA infections.
J25 32% of Americans carry S. aureus in their noses, and 1% (2 million) carry MRSA.
J09 AAKP releases new patient brochure: Understanding your Peritoneal Dialysis Options
J05 MRSA patterns in ICUs changing: 64% prevalence rate, hardier, bugs, but less multi-drug resistance.
D21 New study says that two million Americans are nasal carriers of MRSA.
D17 Heteropolymer antibodies - a new approach to treat and prevent? MRSA infections.
D17 CDC recommends new blood test to diagnose TB infection.
D05 Dialysis patient adventurer gets severe peritonitis on sailboat voyage.
N23 Baxter to set up home dialysis care centers in India.
N01 Nabi StaphVax vaccine fails in clinical trial ; development cancelled.
O26 ASN Renal Week 2005 abstracts now available on-line.
S13 High blood sugar levels linked to heart disease, even in nondiabetics.
S06 Number of dialysis patients in Scotland rises by 50%.
A02 CHOICE study reports in Annals that PD mortality higher than Hemo.
J22 Nabi initiates phase 1 trial of vaccine against another strain of S. aureus.
M18 Hemodialysis options brochure now available in Spanish via AAKP website.
A27 ISPD North American chapter meeting this weekend in Chicago.
A18 Kaiser and Wellbound partner to offer home HD and PD.
A12 Fresenius to get 510k approval for PD Liberty cycler.
A12 Sarah Prichard named Baxter VP of Global Affairs
M22 Baxter alert: Falsely high glucose readings when icodextrin PD fluid is used.
M02 Gambro to switch to low GDP biocompatible dialysate for PD.
D16 ANNA: Peritoneal Dialysis "travel toolbox" (.pdf)
D15 Fujisawa and Fresenius to link up to provide PD in Japan.
D09 Slowly growing nests of bacteria may be key to infection relapse.
D04 Gene identified that makes biofilm bacteria hibernate and evade antibiotics.
O13 Nabi gets FDA fast-track approval for its Staph vaccine
A17 Nabi completes patient enrollment for Phase III trial of StaphVax
J20 Lysophosphatidic acid may potentiate efficacy of antibiotics
J18 ASM conference on the New Phage Biology, August 1-5, Key Biscayne, FL
J13 Nabi ramping up manufacturing capacity of its Staph vaccine
J21 Vancomycin susceptibility in MRSA lineages (Emerging Infect Dis paper)
J21 MRSA (superbug) death rates set to double as vanco resistance grows
F11 JAMA: Patients more satisfied with PD than with HD in the first few months
D10 Company in India unveils low-cost CAPD system
N13 Peritoneal dialysis nurse resource guide from ANNA (PDF)
O31 Amino acid PD solution impairs forearm vasodilatation
O29 Blindness in children on PD reported; believed due to ischemic optic neuropathy
O29 Quebec company developing rapid, 1 hour screening test for MR Staph aureus
O19 Computer crime in the health care field: 2003 survey results
S12 FDA approves daptomycin, first in a new class of antibiotics
A22 CDC: VISA/VRSA (vancomycin- resistant Staph) testing algorithm
J16 Annals paper suggests that ramipril may help maintain GFR in PD patients
J05 Amiodarone appears to have strong fungicidal ability
M17 Work on Staph vaccine by Nabi pharmaceuticals progressing
A29 Brigham: Immune-boosting properties of tea help fight infections
M24 Baxter to buy company plant that makes icodextrin
M05 Abstracts from 23rd Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle
F27 Surface slime from rock pools may kill MRSA bacteria
F21 MSH-like peptide destroys almost all Candida albicans subtypes
F07 Insect antibiotics: Resistance is futile!
F06 MMWR: Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus skin infections
J17 HDCN: PD channel talk list updated
D31 ADC 2002 meeting papers in PDF format (vol 18, 2002)
D23 FDA approves U.S. sale of icodextrin solution
D13 MRSA deaths on the rise
D11 New antibiotic AP158 (Antex) active against mupirocin-resistant Staph. aureus
O15 FDA debates restrictions on antibiotic use in animals
O09 Endogenous antimicrobial peptides play an important role in the skin
J29 38-year old APD patient to climb Mont Blanc, perform a PD exchange at its summit
J12 Vancomycin resistance genes identified in enterococci
M30 Lactoferrin in tears, mucus, helps prevent biofilm formation
M17 Vancomycin AND methicillin-resistant Staph aureus in an English patient
M15 VA study shows mupirocin works, but resistant Staph is a problem
M14 Antistaphylococcal monoclonal antibodies show encouraging results
M05 Blagg and Lockridge issue appeal to prevent funding reduction for home dialysis
M02 Ramoplanin suppresses VRE in GI tract of colonized patients
A18 ADEMEX study results on PD adequacy published in May JASN
A14 Can bacteria warn their brethren to beware of antibiotic attack?
M06 AGE crosslink-breaking drug reduced peritoneal angiogenesis
M04 Dermcidin - source article - is excessive skin cleansing bad for exit sites?
M04 Novel antibiotic found in human sweat (free Lancet reg required)
F11 Mupirocin-resistant Staph. aureus emerge in PD patients
D11 FDA approves Baxter pediatric home APD system
D08 Bacteriophages kill Streptococci effectively and selectively
N07 Alteon announces study of AGE-crosslink breaker in PD patients
S23 CANUSA dose effect may have been confounded by residual renal function
A24 Texas Department of Health to stop paying for Renagel
J30 ISPD: Residual renal function in kids associated with growth
J28 ISPD: PD increases lipoprotein a - Lp(a)
J28 Randomized PD study challenges need for high PD prescriptions
Jul Linezolid resistance in peritonitis-associated S. aureus
Jul Volume expansion and LVH in CAPD patients
Jul Polyglucose overnight changes PETT results
Jun Review of Pseudomonas peritonitis
May Upregulation of aquaporin-1 by human mesothelial cells in vitro
May Peritoneal glucose exposure and changes in membrane solute transport
Mar Diuretics and preservation of residual renal function
Mar Strict volume control normalizes hypertension in PD
Feb High peritoneal transport status and morbidity
Jan Nasal carriage as a source of S. aureus bacteremia
Jan Same Staph at exit site, nose, and hands in peritonitis
2000 Sodium removal during CAPD: Sodium electrode error
2000 Tidal PD vs. APD comparison
2000 Allergic reactions to icodextrin
2000 High creatinine excretion ratio predicts a good outcome
2000 PD adequacy and risk of death
2000 The effect of HD during break-in on Kru
1999 Tolerance of large exchange volumes in PD
1999 Value of scintigraphy in chronic PD