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A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 96, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 415, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
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Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
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Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 159, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
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Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
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Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
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Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
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Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
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Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
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Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
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Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 456, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
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Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
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Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
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Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
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American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 221, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
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American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
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American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
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Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
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Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.316
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 9  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1548-5595
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  • Leadership in the Industry Arena: Nephrologists in Nonclinical Leadership
           Roles
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Akhtar AshfaqOf late, fewer residents are choosing nephrology as a career. Contributing factors may include lack of prestige, uncertain potential of future income, and poor work-life balance. Some current nephrologists are considering transitioning to another career for similar reasons. For those who decide that practicing nephrology is no longer appealing, there are many available avenues where they can use their nephrology expertise and still have a successful future. A leadership role in the pharmaceutical industry is a potentially attractive and viable option to nephrologists who are ready to transition to a different career. As industry-sponsored clinical trials increase in number, there will be a need for more nephrologists at entry and higher level positions. This in turn will lead to more nephrologists advancing to senior management and who will then be positioned to advocate for further investments in nephrology, thereby opening the door for other nephrologists to join the industry.
       
  • Leading Integrated Kidney Care Entities of the Future
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Douglas S. Johnson, Klemens B. MeyerThe leaders of 20th century kidney failure treatment took chances; 21st century leaders of integrated kidney care must do the same. Some risks are clinical, some are organizational, and some are financial. Decent and constructive leadership entails humility. A working practitioner is a better leader. Effective leaders empower their employees and collaborators to lead and encourage them to work together. Integrated kidney care leadership supports exchange of ideas within and among organizations, uninhibited by competitive considerations. ESRD Seamless Care Organizations lead us toward the kidney care of the future; they will be strengthened by expansion to include patients who have advanced kidney disease not yet requiring renal replacement therapy and patients treated by transplant. Adjustment of reimbursement policy to realign incentives will be essential to the long-term success of care coordination. Population health management, with downside risk for participating organizations, is the future of integrated kidney care. Critical goals for integrated kidney care are to delay or avoid dialysis; increase use of home dialysis, transplantation, nondialytic care, and hospice; and to improve end of life care. It's about the patients, stupid.
       
  • Women in Nephrology Leadership
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Wendy Weinstock Brown, Sharon AndersonWomen and men tend to take different paths to leadership, with men being more intentional. When women do undertake leadership activities, they tend to be surprised by how much they enjoy it. Women's leadership styles tend to be more collaborative and inclusive. Women are used to multitasking and tend to persist under difficult circumstances. The nephrology manpower crisis affects both men and women, although some of the drivers are different. There is a persistent and well-known pay disparity between men and women physicians that many have tried to address without consistent success. Strategies also need to be developed to support and encourage both men and women in nephrology.
       
  • Mentorship in Medicine and Nephrology: More Important Than Ever
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Belinda Jim, Jerry YeeMentorship has always been important in medicine. In fact, one can argue that that is how doctors are trained. Moreover, mentorship has been proven to preserve and elevate those who wish to pursue academic medicine. In nephrology, mentorship has become paramount, as interest in the field has declined during this decade. In this article, we will delineate how mentorship impacts physician careers, describe different types of mentors and their characteristics, and summarize responsibilities of mentors and mentees. We will discuss specific challenges in nephrology and the steps that have been taken to address them via mentorship. We conclude that mentorship is a powerful tool that can help provide an optimistic future for our field.
       
  • Nephrologist Leadership in Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Robert E. Blaser, Dale Singer, Rebecca J. SchmidtAs a specialty and profession, nephrology has deep roots in the arenas of advocacy and public policy, with nephrologists playing a significant role in garnering legislative attention on the needs of patients with end-stage renal disease. The depth of experiences and unique perspectives of nephrologists and sharing our positions with legislators, regulators, and decision makers are central to achieving the Triple Aim for patients with kidney disease. Advocacy and public policy are conducted externally as well as internally to the House of Medicine and shape the future of kidney care and nephrology practice. This article explores the impact of nephrology leadership on government decision making and the important role of the nephrologist in advocacy and public policy at the Federal, state, and regional levels.
       
  • Leading the Dialysis Unit: Role of the Medical Director
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Sharmeela Saha, Jay B. WishThe responsibilities of a dialysis unit medical director are specified in the ESRD Conditions for Coverage and encompass multiple quality, safety, and educational domains. Many of these responsibilities require leadership skills that are neither intuitive nor acquired as part of the medical director's training. An effective medical director is able to shape the culture of the dialysis facility such that patients and staff feel free to communicate their concerns regarding suboptimal processes without fear of retribution, and there is a continuous iterative process of quality improvement and safety, which values input from all stakeholders. This ultimately decreases the use of shortcuts and work-arounds that may compromise patient safety and quality because policies and procedures make it easiest to do the right thing. Fundamental to this leadership by the medical director are communications skills, staff empowerment, allocation of resources, mentoring, team building, and strategic vision. The medical director leads by example and must be present in the dialysis unit for extended periods to send a message of accessibility and commitment. Many dialysis medical directors would benefit from leadership training inside or outside their dialysis corporation.
       
  • Leadership in a Private Nephrology Practice: Autonomy Is More Than a
           Dream!
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Nelson Kopyt, Ravindra BolluPrivate practice is entering an era of diminishing reimbursement and increasing overhead associated with federally mandated payment reforms resulting in a need to move from the traditional fee-for-service to a value-based model, changes that place financial and organizational strain on nephrology practices. In addition, the changing geopolitical scene is one of mergers and consolidation of health care networks, which in turn are developing their own insurance plans or partnering with commercial payers. The new landscape will require the leadership of a private nephrology practice to vigilantly monitor and adapt to these changes for success. Our leaders must be mindful of the impact of these changes to foster the successful growth of an autonomous private nephrology practice in which there is opportunity for personal and professional growth of its members in their quest to provide quality and safe patient care.
       
  • Administrative Leadership: Nephrologists in Non-nephrology Leadership
           Roles
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Michael Gitman, Alessandro Bellucci, Steven FishbaneNephrologists, perhaps more than other physicians, are drawn to health-care leadership positions. In this article, we consider reasons that nephrologists are uniquely suited to serve in these roles. We briefly review key aspects of leadership principles and skills. Finally, we discuss routes to non-nephrology leadership for younger members of the profession.
       
  • Leading a Dialysis Organization: Role and Responsibilities of the Chief
           Medical Officer (Nephrologist Leadership in a Dialysis Provider
           Organization)
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Brigitte SchillerThe early beginning of the end-stage kidney disease program with the introduction of the Medicare Act of 1973 was marked by nephrologist entrepreneurs pioneering dialysis centers to deliver dialysis addressing the clinical needs of patients in a collaborative effort between physicians and nurses. As the number of patients grew, a system reliably providing dialysis treatments for many more patients than was ever anticipated was required to enable the demands of the increased scale. Solutions appropriate to respond to the growing needs of out-patient dialysis centers were developed combining emerging technology, clinical advances, and operational efficiency. With the consolidation of dialysis centers into large, midsize, and smaller dialysis providers a new landscape evolved, where nephrologists largely focused on their role as clinicians prescribing and overseeing the care of their patients, as well as taking on responsibility as medical directors of dialysis centers. Dialysis organizations eager to provide high-quality care to more than 500,000 patients in a program that was once anticipated to serve up to 35,000 patients answered to the need for physician leadership with the role of a chief medical officer. This role equates to that of the chief of medical staff function in hospital settings and so leads the quality improvement program, collaborates with the nephrologists, advances the clinical strategy and vision of the organization, and supports business decision-making. This article reviews the roles, responsibilities, and opportunities of the position as established in a midsize nonprofit dialysis provider.
       
  • Leadership as a Division Chief of Nephrology
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Eleanor LedererThe position of chief of a division of nephrology in an academic medical center is a hands-on job, offering the opportunity to influence the future of the field through the creation of unique clinical, research, and education programs. Today, most academic centers face significant financial challenges, thus the division chief must develop a variety of skills to accomplish his or her goals. Interactions and relationships with the leadership of the academic center, including the hospital executives, can facilitate or impede progress on proposed projects; therefore, aligning the goals of the division with the goals of leadership is an imperative. Engagement, assessment, mentorship, and sponsorship of the faculty members are essential tasks because any project will require faculty input and buy in. A division chief’s networks outside of the home academic medical center are critical for successful recruitment of new faculty, establishment of beneficial relationships with research funding agencies, and development of cooperative programs with industries such as dialysis corporations. Effective communication skills and honest self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses with the wisdom to seek expertise when needed are keys to success. The position of division chief is arguably the most rewarding position for an academic nephrologist.
       
  • A History of Leadership in Dialysis: Perspectives From Seasoned Leaders
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Dugan W. MadduxThe history of chronic dialysis in the United States highlights the impact nephrology leaders have on improving kidney disease care. Belding Scribner and his Seattle team transformed end-stage renal disease from a fatal illness to a treatable condition with use of the first successful Scribner shunt in 1960. Advances in dialysis machines emerged from Les Babb and Richard Drake finding ways to treat more patients. Innovative nephrology leaders foster incremental change leading to the technically complex, life-sustaining treatments that are widely available to end-stage renal disease patients today. The Nephrology Oral History Project consists of interviews with patient, nurse, and nephrologist pioneers who have witnessed and contributed to these advancements in kidney disease care. This article includes Nephrology Oral History Project excerpts illustrating leadership contributions to dialysis machines, peritoneal dialysis catheters, and treatment best practices. In addition to individual contributions, improvements in treatment also come from patient and provider organizations leading the way and collectively advocating for change. Nephrology leaders continue to play a crucial role in improving dialysis outcomes and quality of life.
       
  • Leadership in Nephrology: Vital to the Future of Our Profession
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Rebecca J. Schmidt
       
  • Leadership as Tribal Leader
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Jerry Yee
       
  • Working Toward an Improved Understanding of Chronic Cardiorenal Syndrome
           Type 4
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Daniel Edmonston, Jessica D. Morris, John P. MiddletonChronic diseases of the heart and of the kidneys commonly coexist in individuals. Certainly combined and persistent heart and kidney failure can arise from a common pathologic insult, for example, as a consequence of poorly controlled hypertension or of severe diffuse arterial disease. However, strong evidence is emerging to suggest that cross talk exists between the heart and the kidney. Independent processes are set in motion when kidney function is chronically diminished, and these processes can have distinct adverse effects on the heart. The complex chronic heart condition that results from chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been termed cardiorenal syndrome type 4. This review will include an updated description of the cardiac morphology in patients who have CKD, an overview of the most likely CKD-sourced culprits for these cardiac changes, and the potential therapeutic strategies to limit cardiac complications in patients who have CKD.
       
  • Advanced Heart Failure Therapies and Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Jennifer A. Cowger, Ryhm RadjefHeart failure (HF) is extremely prevalent and for those with end-stage (stage D) disease, 1-year survival is only 25-50%. Several studies have captured the mortality impact of kidney disease on patients with HF, and measures of kidney function are a component of many HF risk stratification scores. The management of advanced HF complicated by cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is challenging, and irreversible kidney failure often limits patient candidacy for advanced HF therapies, such as transplant or left ventricular assist device therapy. Thus, prompt institution of aggressive therapy is warranted in stage D HF patients with CRS to prevent irreversible kidney failure. In this chapter, we discuss the assessment and management of patients with CRS with end-stage HF. In addition to discussing medical therapy aimed at decongestion and increased cardiac inotropy, we provide a summary of temporary circulatory support devices that can be considered for those whom hospice is not desired. In all circumstances, a close collaboration between the advanced HF specialist and nephrologist is needed to achieve the best patient outcomes.
       
  • Extracorporeal Isolated Ultrafiltration for Management of Congestion in
           Heart Failure and Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Amir Kazory, Maria Rosa CostanzoAcute decompensated heart failure has the highest rate of hospital readmission among all medical conditions and portends a significant financial burden on health care system. Congestion, the hallmark of acute decompensated heart failure, represents the primary reason for hospitalization and the driver of adverse outcomes in these patients. Although diuretic-based medical regimens remain the mainstay of management of acute decompensated heart failure, they often show suboptimal efficacy and safety profiles in this setting. Mechanical extraction of excess fluid through extracorporeal ultrafiltration therapy has been proposed as a mechanistically relevant option in this setting. The advent of simplified, portable, and user-friendly devices that are dedicated to ultrafiltration therapy for these patients has renewed the interest in this therapeutic modality. In this article, we provide a brief overview of the initial mechanistic studies followed by the key clinical findings of the most recent landmark trials. The shortcomings of these studies are discussed in detail because not only do they provide the appropriate context in which the results are to be interpreted, but more importantly they also highlight the existing knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in future studies. Finally, selected practical and conceptual considerations and controversies are reviewed with regard to evidence-based ultrafiltration therapy.
       
  • Diuretics in the Management of Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Chandrika Chitturi, James E. NovakThe leading cause of death worldwide is cardiovascular disease. The heart and the kidneys are functionally interdependent, such that dysfunction in one organ may cause dysfunction in the other. By one estimate, more than 60% of patients with congestive heart failure develop chronic kidney disease. Volume overload and congestion are hallmarks of heart failure, and these findings are associated with severe symptoms and poor outcomes. Given the importance of congestion, diuretics remain a cornerstone of heart failure management. However, diuretic treatment remains largely empirical, with little evidence currently available to guide decisions. In this review, we discuss the pathophysiology of cardiorenal syndrome, the pharmacology of loop diuretics, mechanisms of diuretic resistance, and evidence-based treatment paradigms.
       
  • Toward Precision Medicine in the Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Nicholas Wettersten, Alan S. Maisel, Dinna N. CruzAlthough the field of oncology has made significant steps toward individualized precision medicine, cardiology and nephrology still often use a “one size fits all” approach. This applies to the intersection of the heart-kidney interaction and the cardiorenal syndrome as well. Recent studies have shown that the prognostic implications of worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure are variable; thus, there is a need to differentiate the implications of WRF to better guide precise care. This may best be performed with biomarkers that can give the clinician a real-time evaluation of the physiologic state at the time of developing WRF. This review will summarize current cardiac and renal biomarkers and their status in the evaluation of cardiorenal syndrome. Although we have made progress in our understanding of this syndrome, further investigation is needed to bring precision medicine into routine clinical practice for the care of patients with cardiorenal syndrome.
       
  • Heart–Kidney Interactions in Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 1
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Alberto Palazzuoli, Gaetano RuoccoThe exact significance of kidney function deterioration during acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) episodes is still under debate. Several studies reported a wide percentage of worsening renal function (WRF) in ADHF patients ranging from 20% to 40%. This is probably because of different populations enrolled with different baseline kidney and cardiac function, varying definition of acute kidney injury (AKI), etiology of kidney dysfunction (KD), and occurrence of transient or permanent KD over the observational period. Current cardiorenal syndrome classification does not distinguish among the mechanisms leading to cardiac and renal deterioration. Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 (CRS-1) is the result of a combination of neurohormonal activation, fluid imbalance, arterial underfilling, increased renal and abdominal pressure, and aggressive decongestive treatment. A more complete mechanistic approach to CRS-1 should include evaluation of baseline kidney function, timing, course and magnitude of KD, and introduction of specific biomarkers able to identify early kidney damage. Therefore, clinical and laboratory parameters may yield a different combination among predisposing, precipitating, and amplifying factors that may influence cardiorenal syndrome development. Thus, CRS-1 is a heterogeneous syndrome that needs to be better defined and categorized taking into account clinical status, renal condition, and treatment. The application of universal definitions for WRF/AKI definition would be the first step to achieve a clear classification.
       
  • Pathophysiological Mechanisms in Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Janani Rangaswami, Roy O. MathewCardiorenal syndrome represents the confluence of intricate hemodynamic, neurohormonal, and inflammatory pathways that initiate and propagate the maladaptive cross talk between the heart and kidneys. Several of these pathophysiological principles were described in older historical experiments. The last decade has witnessed major efforts in streamlining its definition, clinical phenotypes, and classification to improve diagnostic accuracy and deliver optimal goal-directed medical therapies. The ability to characterize the various facets of cardiorenal syndrome based on its pathophysiology is poised in an exciting vantage point, in the backdrop of several advanced diagnostic strategies, notably cardiorenal biomarkers that may help with accurate delineation of clinical phenotype, prognosis, and delivery of optimal medical therapies in future studies. This promises to help integrate precision medicine into the clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies for cardiorenal syndrome and, through a heightened understanding of its pathophysiology, to deliver appropriate therapies that will reduce its associated morbidity and mortality.
       
  • Epidemiology of Cardiorenal Syndrome
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Junior UdumanCardiorenal syndrome is a spectrum of disorders that emphasizes the bidirectional nature of cardiac and kidney injury. Observational and retrospective studies have helped us to understand the prevalence and burden of each of the 5 types of cardiorenal syndromes. Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 is the most common. The nature of epidemiologic data limits clear delineation between cardiorenal syndrome types 2 and 4. Overall, the presence of cardiac or renal dysfunction strongly predicts a poor outcome of the contrary organ.
       
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome: An Overview
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Claudio Ronco, Antonio Bellasi, Luca Di LulloIt is well established that a large number of patients with acute decompensated heart failure present with various degrees of heart and kidney dysfunction usually primary disease of heart or kidney often involve dysfunction or injury to the other. The term cardiorenal syndrome increasingly had been used without a consistent or well-accepted definition. To include the vast array of interrelated derangements and to stress the bidirectional nature of heart-kidney interactions, a new classification of the cardiorenal syndrome with 5 subtypes that reflect the pathophysiology, the time frame, and the nature of concomitant cardiac and renal dysfunction was proposed. Cardiorenal syndrome can generally be defined as a pathophysiological disorder of the heart and kidneys, in which acute or chronic dysfunction of one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction to the other. Although cardiorenal syndrome was usually referred to as acute kidney dysfunction following acute cardiac disease, it is now clearly established that impaired kidney function can have an adverse impact on cardiac function.
       
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome: A Call to Action for a Pressing Medical Issue
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Peter A. McCullough, Sandeep Soman
       
  • A Tale of Two Failures: A Guide to Shared Decision-Making for Heart and
           Renal Failure
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Hesham Shaban, Jerry Yee
       
 
 
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