Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders https://jrenhep.com/index.php/jrenhep <p><img style="padding-right: 15px; padding-bottom: 15px; float: left;" src="/public/site/images/jdisord/Jrenhep_logo_png_1001.png">Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders (eISSN: 2207-3744) is a peer-reviewed, online-only, open-access journal that publishes basic science and clinical research articles on disorders of the kidneys and the liver. In addition to considering disorders of each organ separately, the journal aims to be a scholarly forum for discussing how disorders of one organ influence the other. Chronic liver disease is associated with primary and secondary kidney diseases. Similarly, renal disorders are associated with hepatic disorders. Original articles, reviews, and case reports on any aspects of nephrology and hepatology are suitable for submission.</p> <p><strong>Now Indexed in EMBASE (Elsevier), Excerpta Medica</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Codon Publications en-US Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders 2207-3744 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><ul><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a title="License" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li></ul>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a> Effect of High-Flux versus Low-Flux Dialysis on the Rate of Bacteremia in Hemodialysis Patients https://jrenhep.com/index.php/jrenhep/article/view/114 <p>Bacteremia in dialysis patients is a major risk factor of mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of dialysis with high-flux versus low-flux dialyzer regarding risk of bacteremia in dialysis patients. This was a retrospective cohort study that included dialysis patients who underwent dialysis therapy at old dialysis center where old low-flux dialyzers were used and the new dialysis center where high-flux dialyzers were used. The rate of positive culture was more in high-flux group (37.0%) compared to low-flux group (24.5%), although the difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.13). The vascular access was mostly permanent catheter in high-flux group compared to low-flux group (48.9% vs. 28.6%, respectively; P = 0.06), while arteriovenous (AV) fistula was more prominent in low-flux group compared to high-flux group (65.3% vs. 47.8%, respectively; P = 0.06). This was reflected in the type of bacteria, which was mostly from Gram-positive family (<em>Staphylococcus</em>). The results showed higher risk of bacteremia in high-flux group as compared to low-flux group; however, permanent catheters were more prominent in high-flux group.</p> Ali Dahouk Loubna Sinno Housam Rabah Copyright (c) 2021 Ali Dahouk, Loubna Sinno, Housam Rabah http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-07-10 2021-07-10 5 2 1 5 10.15586/jrenhep.v5i2.114