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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139376/the-longitudinal-effects-of-peritonitis-on-peritoneal-membrane-function%C3%A2
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Christopher S B Sia, Eldho Paul, Peter Tregaskis, Rowan G Walker, Scott G Wilson
BACKGROUND: The longitudinal effects of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis on small solute clearance and ultrafiltration are controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 27 patients with PD peritonitis over a 4-year period at a tertiary hospital. Adequacy tests at an "early" (1 - 3 months), "intermediate" (6 ± 2 months), and a "late" (12 ± 2 months) time period after the episode were compared with a pre-peritonitis baseline. The effect of time on serum albumin, weekly creatinine clearance, Kt/V, and net fluid volume removal was assessed...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115212/endemic-influences-of-political-regimes-healthcare-systems-and-preferences-on-the-frequencies-and-incidences-of-nephropathies-in-eastern-saxony-germany%C3%A2
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Sam Sedaghat, Eleène Sahmila Heshmati, Thomas Frese, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Filip Barinka, Florian Fahr, Joachim Beige, Stephan Schiekofer, Franz Maximilian Rasche
INTRODUCTION: The possible confounding influence of investigator-related preferences, available histological techniques, and healthcare systems on the frequencies and incidences of primary and secondary nephropathies was evaluated in this long-term observation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The observation time from 1983 to 2010 was divided in regard to the political regimes: a) prior to and after German reunification: German Democratic Republic (GDR, period 1 from 1983 to 1990)/Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, period 2 from 1990 to 2010); and the two heads of the division of nephrology, b) conductor 1 (1983 - 2006) and conductor 2 (2006 - 2010)...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092741/disaster-preparation-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-questionnaire-based-cohort-study-from-a-large-united-states-transplant-center%C3%A2
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Shimi Sharief, Daniel Freitas, Deborah Adey, James Wiley
BACKGROUND: Few quantitative assessments have assessed disaster preparation in kidney transplant patients. This is a survey-based assessment of disaster preparedness of 200 patients at the University of California San Francisco, USA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients answered questionnaires assessing their level of preparedness as well as barriers to preparation. Preparedness was scored based on response to 7 questions. Univariate analyses compared participant characteristics extracted from the medical chart against three tertiles of preparedness: low (scores 0 - 2), medium (scores 3 - 4), and high (scores 5 - 7)...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092740/preoperative-aldosterone-receptor-blockade-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Linda Shavit, Shuli Silberman, Rachel Tauber, Ofer Merin, Daniel Bitran, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent clinical evidence demonstrates that chronic low-dose mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA), when added to optimal treatment, result in reductions in cardiovascular mortality. However, continuation of MRAs before cardiac surgery in patients with CKD has never been evaluated and its potential benefit or harm in this specific clinical setting is largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study that included adult CKD patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092739/erythropoietic-response-to-oral-iron-in-patients-with-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-find-ckd-trial%C3%A2
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Iain C Macdougall, Andreas H Bock, Fernando Carrera, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Carlo Gaillard, David Van Wyck, Yvonne Meier, Sylvain Larroque, Amandine Perrin, Simon D Roger
AIMS: To evaluate erythropoietic response rates to oral iron over time in iron-deficient anemic patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: FIND-CKD was a 1-year, randomized, multicenter trial of iron therapy in patients with ND-CKD, anemia, and iron deficiency, without erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy. Patients with active infection or C-reactive protein > 20 mg/L were excluded. In this post-hoc analysis, response was defined as ≥ 1 g/dL increase in hemoglobin (Hb) from baseline, before initiation of alternative anemia therapy (i...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092738/optimizing-the-use-of-darbepoetin-%C3%AE-with-a-split-strategy-a-concept-change%C3%A2
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Marco Mendes, Ana Carina Ferreira, David Navarro, Bruno Pinto, Fernanda Gomes, Patrícia Matias, Cristina Jorge, Inês Aires, Aníbal Ferreira
As erythropoiesis is a continuous process, we hypothesized that a new approach with smaller doses of darbepoetin-α administered more regularly could result in fewer variations of its serum levels and be more effective. In a prevalent hemodialysis population, we evaluated the effects of the darbepoetin splitting in "mini-doses". A 34-month prospective study was performed in a cohort of 110 patients, with a mean age of 66.6 ± 14.2 years, median dialysis vintage of 63.6 months (IQ range: 27 - 86), 46.4% (n = 51) male gender, 36...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092737/oxalate-nephropathy-following-vitamin-c-intake-within-intensive-care-unit%C3%A2
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Eloïse Colliou, Arnaud Mari, Audrey Delas, Antoine Delarche, Stanislas Faguer
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of acute oxalate nephropathy related to vitamin C intake within the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: ICU and nephrology department of a French university hospital. PATIENT: A 57-year-old woman with septic shock related to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute kidney injury who required renal replacement therapy for 75 days...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092736/the-associations-of-bmi-1-with-progression-of-glomerular-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Xiaoxia Yang, Ming Bai, Xiaoxuan Ning, Feng Ma, Limin Liu, Ting Liu, Minna Liu, Hanmin Wang, Shiren Sun
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies indicated that Bmi-1 plays an important role in hypoxia-induced tubular epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the development of kidney fibrosis in cellular and animal models. However, circulating Bmi-1 levels in human chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their relation to progression remains unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a post-hoc analysis of a prospective cohort study. The blood samples and clinical data of 230 patients with glomerular CKD and 67 healthy adults were prospectively collected between January 2010 and June 2012...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092735/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-of-drugs-in-elderly-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis-treatment%C3%A2
#9
Gorana Nedin Ranković, Slobodan M Janković, Radmila Veličković Radovanović, Zorica Jović, Gordana Pešić, Svetlana Pavlović, Branislava Ranković, Jasmina Ranković, Dragana Stokanović, Dane Krtinić
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate drug prescription (PIP) in older patients who were on chronic hemodialysis treatment and to explore the factors that lead to PIP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed at the Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center Niš, Serbia. It included patients who were 65 years old and older who suffered from the end-stage of kidney failure and were treated by hemodialysis...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065978/controversies-in-clinical-nephrology-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-transforming-nihilism-into-effective-policy-in-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#10
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065977/controversies-in-clinical-nephrology-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-nephrology-perspective
#11
Lenar Yessayan, Michael Heung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065976/controversies-in-clinical-nephrology-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-radiology-perspective
#12
Halemane Ganesh, Flavius D Raslau, Adrian Dawkins, Rashmi T Nair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057736/mycobacterium-paragordonae-a-rare-cause-of-peritonitis-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient
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Chi Yuen Cheung, Naomi Hua Yin Cheng, Wan Man Ting, Wai Leung Chak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057735/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-the-cognitive-function-in-subjects-without-overt-dementia%C3%A2
#14
Hiroyuki Ito, Shinichi Antoku, Toshiko Mori, Yoshitaka Nakagawa, Katsumi Mizoguchi, Suzuko Matsumoto, Takashi Omoto, Masahiro Shinozaki, Shinya Nishio, Mariko Abe, Mizuo Mifune, Michiko Togane
AIM: The association between cognitive function and clinical parameters of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was investigated in Japanese patients without overt dementia in a cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population of 497 patients whose cognitive function had been examined using the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) were screened for this study. After the exclusion of 306 subjects who showed overt dementia, the association between the MMSE score and clinical characteristics was investigated in 191 subjects (male: 55%, age: 69 ± 12 years)...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057734/provider-perspectives-on-chronic-kidney-disease-diagnosis-delivery%C3%A2
#15
Hannah Tiu, Angela Fagerlin, Meghan Roney, Ev Kerr, Akinlolu Ojo, Ed Rothman, Julie Wright Nunes
AIMS: Lack of clear provider communication has been suggested as a reason for low patient awareness of their chronic kidney disease (CKD) diagnosis. Using quality improvement methods, we performed one-on-one provider interviews about CKD diagnosis delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and examined using mixed methods. We used thematic analysis to code and analyze transcripts, and Fisher's exact test to examine differences comparing nephrologist and primary care provider (PCP) perspectives...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057733/membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-unusual-deposits-of-parallel-arrangement-striated-structure-a-new-pathological-entity-%C3%A2
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Kensei Yahata, Yuko Kikuchi, Mitsuteru Koizumi, Koichi Seta, Hideki Wakui, Atsushi Komatsuda, Akira Shimizu
A 71-year-old male with a past history of lower limb arteriosclerosis obliterans developed nephrotic syndrome and renal dysfunction. Renal biopsy showed diffuse global endocapillary proliferative lesions with infiltration of mononuclear cells and occasional foam cells. An irregular double contour of the glomerular basement membrane and global mild-to-moderate mesangial proliferative lesions were observed, indicating membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Congo red staining was negative. Routine immunofluorescence studies showed no obvious immunoglobulin or complement depositions...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057732/effect-of-systemic-immunosuppressive-drugs-on-the-patency-of-hemodialysis-accesses%C3%A2
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Hanbyul Lee, Hyangkyoung Kim, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho, Hyun Kang
AIM: Intimal hyperplasia remains the leading cause of late hemodialysis access stenosis or occlusion. This study assessed the influence of conventional immunosuppressive drugs on the patency of hemodialysis accesses in patients with a history of organ transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2007, 1,654 patients underwent an operation for hemodialysis access. 135 patients received immunosuppressive therapy (IT); of these, 115 underwent an operation for hemodialysis access after transplanted graft failure and 20 patients after liver transplantation...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035198/affected-parent-sex-and-severity-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
#18
Kristen L Nowak, Michel Chonchol, Zhiying You, Malika Gupta, Berenice Gitomer
OBJECTIVE: Parental inheritance may differentially affect autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (-ADPKD) severity via genetic imprinting or in utero epigenetic modifications; however, evidence is inconsistent. We conducted a longitudinal retrospective cohort study to assess the association between sex of the affected parent and time to hypertension diagnosis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and death in patients with the PKD1 genotype. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 814 individuals who participated in research at the University of Colorado were studied...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035197/drug-induced-kidney-injury-a-large-case-series-from-the-berlin-case-control-surveillance-study%C3%A2
#19
Antonios Douros, Elisabeth Bronder, Andreas Klimpel, Christiane Erley, Edeltraut Garbe, Reinhold Kreutz
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced kidney injury (DIKI) may affect patients regardless of their baseline kidney function. Therefore, this study evaluated DIKI in patients with or without previous chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Potential DIKI cases were ascertained using the network of the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study in all 51 Berlin hospitals from April 2010 until December 2011. Via face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews, information on all previous drug intake, comorbidities, and demographics was gathered...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035196/thyroid-function-in-patients-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-comparison-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#20
Toru Sanai, Akinori Nagashima, Ken Okamura, Shuichi Rikitake, Makoto Fukuda, Koji Onozawa, Mai Sanematsu, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
BACKGROUND/METHODS: Thyroid function was evaluated in 14 Japanese patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with end-stage renal disease compared with 11 chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 1+2 patients (glomerular filtration rate ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73m2). RESULTS: The serum free triiodothyronine (fT3) (2.2 ± 0.3 pg/mL, p < 0.05) levels were lower, and the rate of low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome was higher (4 of 13 cases, 30.8%) in the CAPD patients than in the CKD stage 1+2 patients (1 of 10 cases, 10...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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