S V Jassal

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Geriatric comorbidities, such as falls, confer an independent mortality risk to elderly dialysis patients
    Marilyn Li
    Department of Medicine, Toronto General Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1396-400. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The 'Sit-to-Scale' score--a pilot study to develop an easily applied score to follow functional status in elderly dialysis patients
    G Kenzo Saito
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:3318-21. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Continued transplant immunosuppression may prolong survival after return to peritoneal dialysis: results of a decision analysis
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:178-83. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Geriatric hemodialysis rehabilitation care
    Sarbjit Vanita Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 15:115-22. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial comparing mupirocin versus Polysporin Triple for the prevention of catheter-related infections in peritoneal dialysis patients (the MP3 study)
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 28:67-72. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Improvements in cognition in patients converting from thrice weekly hemodialysis to nocturnal hemodialysis: a longitudinal pilot study
    S V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Health Network, and Neurobehavioural Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 70:956-62. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Differential impairment of psychomotor efficiency and processing speed in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University Health Network, 8N 857, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:849-54. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Predicting mortality after kidney transplantation: a clinical tool
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Transpl Int 18:1248-57. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline comorbidity in kidney transplant recipients: a comparison of comorbidity indices
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:136-42. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Offering peritoneal dialysis to the older patient: medical progress or waste of time?
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Semin Nephrol 31:225-34. 2011

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Geriatric comorbidities, such as falls, confer an independent mortality risk to elderly dialysis patients
    Marilyn Li
    Department of Medicine, Toronto General Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1396-400. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether falls remained predictive of increased mortality risk even after controlling for age, comorbidity, dialysis vintage and laboratory variables...
  2. ncbi request reprint The 'Sit-to-Scale' score--a pilot study to develop an easily applied score to follow functional status in elderly dialysis patients
    G Kenzo Saito
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:3318-21. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Continued transplant immunosuppression may prolong survival after return to peritoneal dialysis: results of a decision analysis
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:178-83. 2002
    ..We set out to test the hypothesis that patients returning to peritoneal dialysis after a failed transplant benefit from continued immunosuppression...
  4. doi request reprint Geriatric hemodialysis rehabilitation care
    Sarbjit Vanita Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 15:115-22. 2008
    ..Nephrologists increasingly will be faced with problems arising from functional decline. We conclude by offering suggestions for future changes that may help to stem the rising tide of dialysis disability...
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial comparing mupirocin versus Polysporin Triple for the prevention of catheter-related infections in peritoneal dialysis patients (the MP3 study)
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 28:67-72. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Improvements in cognition in patients converting from thrice weekly hemodialysis to nocturnal hemodialysis: a longitudinal pilot study
    S V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Health Network, and Neurobehavioural Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 70:956-62. 2006
    ..04) was seen. Learning efficiency scores were unchanged. NHD may be associated with improved general cognitive efficiency as measured by psychomotor efficiency and attention and working memory...
  7. doi request reprint Differential impairment of psychomotor efficiency and processing speed in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University Health Network, 8N 857, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:849-54. 2008
    ..Based on these findings, we hypothesized that functional decline may occur differentially in some domains more than others...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predicting mortality after kidney transplantation: a clinical tool
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Transpl Int 18:1248-57. 2005
    ..We suggest annual or biannual tables generated by national registries across Europe and N. America, may be useful to those physicians faced with counseling patients and families...
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline comorbidity in kidney transplant recipients: a comparison of comorbidity indices
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:136-42. 2005
    ..Our objective is to report baseline comorbidity and compare the use of different indices for recipients of kidneys from both deceased and living donors...
  10. doi request reprint Offering peritoneal dialysis to the older patient: medical progress or waste of time?
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Semin Nephrol 31:225-34. 2011
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  11. pmc Changes in survival among elderly patients initiating dialysis from 1990 to 1999
    Sarbjit Vanita Jassal
    University Health Network, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:1033-8. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the life expectancy of elderly patients after starting dialysis and to identify changes in survival rates over time...
  12. ncbi request reprint Geriatric nephrology units: the way of the future
    S V Jassal
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
    Int Urol Nephrol 32:469-74. 2001
    ..These issues are discussed under the headings prevention, documentation and planning...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of British Isles nephrologists towards dialysis modality selection: a questionnaire study
    Sarbjit Vanita Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:474-7. 2002
    ..We set out to determine the opinions and attitudes of British Isles nephrologists about dialysis modality decisions and optimal dialysis system design...
  14. doi request reprint Dialysis in late life: benefit or burden
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    University of Toronto, University Health Network, 8NU 857, Toronto, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:2008-12. 2009
    ..This mini-review addresses some of the challenges, increases awareness of specific issues, and highlights new opportunities in this field...
  15. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation in the elderly: a decision analysis
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:187-96. 2003
    ..Prolonged waiting times dramatically decrease the clinical benefits and economic attractiveness of transplantation, suggesting that living donor transplantation may be of particular benefit in this population...
  16. doi request reprint Clinical presentation of renal failure in the aged: chronic renal failure
    Sarbjit Vanita Jassal
    University Health Network, 8NU 857, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4 Canada
    Clin Geriatr Med 25:359-72. 2009
    ..This review addresses some of the important aspects of chronic kidney disease, and summarizes some of the clinical and laboratory features associated with progressive disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Increased mortality of elderly female peritoneal dialysis patients with diabetes--a descriptive analysis
    S Maitra
    Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Perit Dial 17:117-21. 2001
    ..No factor was found to be predictive of death from infection. It appears that elderly diabetic women on PD die mainly of the long-term complications of diabetes...
  18. pmc Predictors of peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis: results of a large, prospective Canadian database
    Sharon J Nessim
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1195-200. 2009
    ..Determining factors that are associated with PD peritonitis may facilitate the identification of patients who are at risk...
  19. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes after failed renal transplantation-does dialysis modality matter?
    Jeffrey Perl
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Semin Dial 21:239-44. 2008
    ..Practical considerations will be discussed with a specific emphasis on patients treated by PD...
  20. pmc Impact of age on peritonitis risk in peritoneal dialysis patients: an era effect
    Sharon J Nessim
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:135-41. 2009
    ..We therefore studied the impact of age on infection rates, organisms and outcomes...
  21. doi request reprint Functional dependencies among the elderly on hemodialysis
    W L Cook
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Kidney Int 73:1289-95. 2008
    ..Our study shows that the disability in self-care is common among older patients on hemodialysis. Strategies are needed to routinely identify those older dialysis patients at risk of functional impairment and to limit their disabilities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Conversion from conventional to nocturnal hemodialysis improves vitamin D levels
    S J Nessim
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 71:1172-6. 2007
    ..Additionally, normalization of serum phosphorus may improve 1alpha-hydroxylation thereby enhancing substrate-dependent generation of 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D in chronic dialysis patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Arteriovenous fistula outcomes in the era of the elderly dialysis population
    Charmaine E Lok
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Kidney Int 67:2462-9. 2005
    ..This study compared the outcomes of AVF in patients <65 years old (65- group) versus those > or =65 years old (65+ group)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and demographic aspects of treated end-stage renal disease in the elderly
    Murali Krishnan
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Semin Dial 15:79-83. 2002
    ..Changes over time and across registries are discussed with reference to patient characteristics, survival statistics, and the trends seen with transplantation in the elderly...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparative cost-analysis of two different chronic care facilities for end-stage renal disease patients
    S V Jassal
    Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Geriatr Nephrol Urol 8:69-76. 1998
    ..To investigate the cost and quality of life associated with the first specialized chronic care facility for disabled dialysis patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Routine use of mupirocin at the peritoneal catheter exit site and mupirocin resistance: still low after 7 years
    Thierry Lobbedez
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:3140-3. 2004
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement through the introduction of interdisciplinary geriatric hemodialysis rehabilitation care
    Marilyn Li
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:90-7. 2007
    ..Provision of rehabilitation with the aim of restoring personal independence in elderly hemodialysis patients faces several challenges...
  28. doi request reprint Relationship between double-cuff versus single-cuff peritoneal dialysis catheters and risk of peritonitis
    Sharon J Nessim
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2310-4. 2010
    ..It has been hypothesized that double-cuff catheters might be superior to single-cuff catheters in preventing peritonitis caused by periluminal entry of organisms...
  29. doi request reprint A prospective pilot study to measure changes in functional status associated with hospitalization in elderly dialysis-dependent patients
    Derek Lo
    Department of Physiatry and Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:956-61. 2008
    ..Based on the high prevalence of disability in the dialysis population, we undertook a pilot study to determine functional impairment at the time of admission and again at 1 week after discharge...
  30. ncbi request reprint Chiropody may prevent amputations in diabetic patients on peritoneal dialysis
    Jennifer Lipscombe
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 23:255-9. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Causes of death in older peritoneal dialysis patients--can we depend on registry reports?
    Sanjay Maitra
    University of Health Network, 200 Elizabeth St, Room 8N 857, M5G 2C4 Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:345-50. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Acinetobacter peritoneal dialysis peritonitis: description and relation to the SPICE family of organisms
    Oded Friedman
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 28:195-7. 2008
  33. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric complications of chronic kidney disease
    Rory McQuillan
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 8N 825, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    Nat Rev Nephrol 6:471-9. 2010
    ..This Review summarizes the clinical features of various forms of cognitive dysfunction that occur in individuals with renal disease and describes the evidence for the high burden of disease in such patients...
  34. doi request reprint Visual impairment in elderly patients receiving long-term hemodialysis
    Ernest Chiu
    Nephrology Division, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:1131-8. 2008
    ..Based on data from the general population, we hypothesized that more than 30% of dialysis patients 65 years or older would have visual impairment manifested by loss of visual acuity, depth perception, or contrast sensitivity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Peritoneal dialysis in the nursing home
    Tao Wang
    Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, The Toronto Hospital General and Western Division, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:405-8. 2002
    ..Failure to meet the needs of these patients may have a significant impact on the peritoneal dialysis program. We report our experience of starting peritoneal dialysis program in a community-based Long Term Care Facility (LTCF)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gastric acid suppression and the risk of enteric peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients
    Sharon J Nessim
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 28:246-51; discussion 236-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine, using a larger patient population, whether gastric acid suppressants are associated with an increased risk of EP. Patients and..
  37. ncbi request reprint Survival and morbidity of HIV patients on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis: one center's experience and review of the literature
    Tayebeh Soleymanian
    Nephrology Ward, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar Street, Postal code 14114, Tehran, Iran
    Int Urol Nephrol 38:331-8. 2006
    ..This article presents our experience with complications and survival rate among our HIV-infected ESRD patients on peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. We reviewed the literature on this subject...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of elderly patients undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis: experiences from one center and a review of the literature
    Xiao Yang
    Peritoneal Dialysis Programme, Toronto Western Hospital, University Network and University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2S8
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1295-302. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome and to identify predictors of mortality in elderly patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of falls among seniors maintained on hemodialysis
    Wendy L Cook
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine and Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int Urol Nephrol 37:649-52. 2005
    ..Despite such morbidity, little attention has been directed toward this marker of frailty in the dialysis population. In this brief preliminary report, we set out to determine the prevalence of falls among seniors on dialysis...
  40. ncbi request reprint K/DOQI guideline requirements for calcium, phosphate, calcium phosphate product, and parathyroid hormone control in dialysis patients: can we achieve them?
    Mingxin Wei
    Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Department of Nephrology, Guangxi People s Hospital, Guangxi, PR China
    Int Urol Nephrol 38:739-43. 2006
    ..4-9.5 mg/dl, 3.5-5.5 mg/dl, <55 mg2/dl2 and 150-300 pg/ml, respectively...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing exercise participation by older adults requiring chronic hemodialysis: a qualitative study
    Pia C Kontos
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 11035 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2A2
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1303-11. 2007
    ..A shift is required in the culture of ESRD treatment programs towards a wellness perspective that includes expectations of exercise encouragement by the health care team and participation by patients...