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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224376/a-case-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-a-second-renal-transplant
#1
Nicholas A Zwang, Bing Ho, Yashpal S Kanwar, Brad Lewis, Matthew Cusick, John J Friedewald, Lorenzo Gallon
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) has gained increased visibility over several years as an important cause of renal failure. Unfortunately, diagnosis is often difficult because individual courses can be highly variable depending the causative genetic mutations. Here we present the case of a patient with a failed renal allograft and acute failure of a second allograft who was ultimately diagnosed with aHUS. Interestingly, he developed early de novo donor specific antibodies (DSA) after the second renal transplant in context of likely recurrent aHUS...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211034/infectious-complications-as-the-leading-cause-of-death-after-kidney-transplantation-analysis-of-more-than-10-000-transplants-from-a-single-center
#2
Flávio de Castro Rodrigues Ferreira, Marina Pontello Cristelli, Mayara Ivani Paula, Henrique Proença, Claudia Rosso Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Osmar Medina-Pestana
AIM: To identify specific causes of graft failure in a large sample of kidney transplant patients from a middle-income, developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study analyzing all consecutive single kidney transplants (KTs) performed at a single center in Brazil between January 1st 1998 and December 31st 2013. The database closing date was December 31st 2014. RESULTS: Out of 10,400 KTs, there were 1191 (11.45%) deaths with a functioning graft, 40 cases (0...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211033/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-in-kidney-transplantation-a-benefit-risk-assessment
#3
EDITORIAL
Claudio Ponticelli, David Cucchiari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205136/a-comparative-study-of-the-risk-profile-of-hemodialysis-patients-in-a-for-profit-network-and-in-two-regional-registries-of-the-italian-society-of-nephrology
#4
Maurizio Postorino, Claudia Amato, Elena Mancini, Paola Carioni, Graziella D'Arrigo, Attilio Di Benedetto, Fabrizio Cerino, Carmela Marino, Antonio Vilasi, Giovanni Tripepi, Stefano Stuard, Giovanbattista Capasso, Antonio Santoro, Carmine Zoccali
In 2013, the Italian Society of Nephrology joined forces with Nephrocare-Italy to create a clinical research cohort of patients on file in the data-rich clinical management system (EUCLID) of this organization for the performance of observational studies in the hemodialysis (HD) population. To see whether patients in EUCLID are representative of the HD population in Italy, we set out to compare the whole EUCLID population with patients included in the regional HD registries in Emilia-Romagna (Northern Italy) and in Calabria (Southern Italy), the sole regions in Italy which have systematically collected an enlarged clinical data set allowing comparison with the data-rich EUCLID system...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197971/abnormal-ankle-brachial-index-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-or-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Hai-Yan Chen, Fang Wei, Li-Hua Wang, Zhe Wang, Jia Meng, Hai-Bo Yu, Rui-Ning Zhang, Gui-Jiang Sun, Ai-Li Jiang, Lin Wang
Prognostic role of ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. We aimed to evaluate whether abnormal ABI was an independent predictor of cardiovascular or all-cause mortality in CKD patients with or without hemodialysis by conducting a meta-analysis. We systematically searched Pubmed and Embase databases for prospective observational studies that investigated baseline abnormal ABI and subsequent cardiovascular or all-cause mortality risk in CKD patients with or without hemodialysis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181150/effectiveness-of-targeted-screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-community-setting-a-systematic-review
#6
Pankti A Gheewala, Syed Tabish R Zaidi, Matthew D Jose, Luke Bereznicki, Gregory M Peterson, Ronald L Castelino
BACKGROUND: Targeted screening interventions for chronic kidney disease (CKD) are increasingly being implemented in various community settings. However, the overall success of these programs is uncertain. Therefore, the aim of this review is to determine whether targeted screening is effective in detecting people with undiagnosed CKD. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review, and included studies of targeted screening intervention implemented in any community-based setting...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120282/treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-warfarin-among-older-adults-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#7
Jingwen Tan, Sunjae Bae, Jodi B Segal, Junya Zhu, Dorry L Segev, G Caleb Alexander, Mara McAdams-DeMarco
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence questioning the use of warfarin for atrial fibrillation (AF) among older adults with end stage renal disease (ESRD). We assessed the patterns and determinants of warfarin utilization among these patients in the US. METHODS: We assembled a cohort of older adults (age ≥65) undergoing dialysis with incident AF from July 2007 to November 2011 from the US Renal Data System (USRDS). We used descriptive statistics to characterize warfarin utilization within 30 days of AF discharge, and logistic regression to quantify patient characteristics associated with warfarin initiation...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012100/the-peritoneal-sieving-of-sodium-a-simple-and-powerful-test-to-rule-out-the-onset-of-encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis-in-patients-undergoing-peritoneal-dialysis
#8
Vincenzo La Milia, Selena Longhi, Elisabetta Sironi, Giuseppe Pontoriero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is an uncommon but severe complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). A reliable screening tool to identify patients at risk of developing or not EPS is currently not available. We aimed to evaluate whether the reduction in dialysate sodium concentration (sodium sieving) at 60 min (ΔDNa60), during a peritoneal equilibration test with 3.86% glucose concentration (3.86%-PET) was able to early rule out patients who will not develop EPS...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005240/complicated-pregnancies-in-inherited-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-importance-of-acid-base-balance
#9
Harald Seeger, Peter Salfeld, Rüdiger Eisel, Carsten A Wagner, Nilufar Mohebbi
Inherited distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is caused by impaired urinary acid excretion resulting in hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. Although the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is usually preserved, and hypertension and overt proteinuria are absent, it has to be considered that patients with dRTA also suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) with an increased risk for adverse pregnancy-related outcomes. Typical complications of dRTA include severe hypokalemia leading to cardiac arrhythmias and paralysis, nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005239/combination-of-cilostazol-and-probucol-protected-podocytes-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-injury-by-both-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-oxidative-mechanisms
#10
Peng He, Harukiyo Kawamura, Minoru Takemoto, Yoshiro Maezawa, Takahiro Ishikawa, Ryoichi Ishibashi, Kenichi Sakamoto, Mayumi Shoji, Akiko Hattori, Masaya Yamaga, Shintaro Ide, Kana Ide, Aiko Hayashi, Hirotake Tokuyama, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koutaro Yokote
Podocytes are essential for maintaining kidney glomerular functions. Injuries to podocyte are closely related to the pathological process of proteinuria. However, a treatment for podocyte injury has still not been established. Cilostazol (CSZ) and probucol (PBC) have been shown to possess renoprotective effects. Therefore, we evaluated these drugs in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced podocyte injury model. 7-week-old female C57BL/6J mice were fed a normal diet or a diet containing 0.3% CSZ, 0.5% PBC, or both for 10 days...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000088/dialysate-temperature-of-36%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-association-with-clinical-outcomes
#11
Kathryn S Gray, Dena E Cohen, Steven M Brunelli
Dialysate cooling, either individualized based upon patient body temperature, or to a standardized temperature below 37 °C, has been proposed to minimize hemodynamic insults and improve outcomes among hemodialysis patients. However, low dialysate temperatures (35-35.5 °C) are associated with patient discomfort, and individualized dialysate cooling is difficult to operationalize. Here, we tested whether a standardized dialysate temperature of 36 °C (dT36) was associated with improved clinical outcomes compared to the default temperature of 37 °C (dT37)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928736/antiplatelet-agents-in-hemodialysis
#12
REVIEW
Massimiliano Migliori, Vincenzo Cantaluppi, Alessia Scatena, Vincenzo Panichi
Patients affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD) are treated with antiplatelet agents (AA) and/or anticoagulant drugs, which are fundamental in the management of stroke, coronary atherosclerotic disease, peripheral vascular disease and atrial fibrillation. CVD is the most important cause of death in chronic renal failure (CRF). Death rates from myocardial infarction (MI) and from all other cardiac causes exceed those for the general population. Incidence of MI in CRF is triple that in the general population...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928735/linking-acute-kidney-injury-to-chronic-kidney-disease-the-missing-links
#13
REVIEW
Mohammed A Kaballo, Mohamed E Elsayed, Austin G Stack
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is considered to be a major public health problem around the globe, and it is associated with major adverse clinical outcomes and significant health care costs. There is growing evidence suggesting that AKI is associated with the subsequent development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). While recovery of kidney function occurs in the majority of patients surviving an AKI episode, a large number of patients do not recover completely. Similarly, CKD is a well-known risk factor for the development of AKI...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914030/active-compounds-extracted-from-extra-virgin-olive-oil-counteract-mesothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-peritoneal-mesothelium-cells-exposed-to-conventional-peritoneal-dialysate-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evidences
#14
S Lupinacci, G Toteda, D Vizza, A Perri, C Benincasa, A Mollica, A La Russa, P Gigliotti, F Leone, D Lofaro, M Bonofiglio, E Perri, R Bonofiglio
During peritoneal dialysis (PD), peritoneal mesothelial cells undergo a transition from an epithelial phenotype to a mesenchymal phenotype that, together with the inflammatory process, promotes tissue fibrosis and a failure of peritoneal membrane function. To date, there is no definitive treatment for the progressive thickening and angiogenesis of the peritoneal membrane associated with PD. In this study we tested, in vitro and in vivo, the ability of active compounds extracted from extra virgin olive oil (AC-EVOO) to counteract the mesothelial-to-mesenchymal transition process (MMT) observed in mesothelial cells chronically exposed to the conventional peritoneal dialysate (DL)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900718/survival-and-time-to-transplantation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-versus-hemodialysis-for-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-competing-risks-regression-model-in-a-single-italian-center-experience
#15
Marta Rigoni, Emanuele Torri, Giandomenico Nollo, Diana Zarantonello, Alessandro Laudon, Laura Sottini, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Giuliano Brunori
AIMS: Despite several studies reporting similar outcomes for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD), the former is underused worldwide, with a PD prevalence of 15% in Italy. In 2008, the Unit of Nephrology and Dialysis of the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento implemented a successful PD program which has increased the proportion of PD incident patients from 7 to 47%. We aimed to assess the effect of this extensive use of PD by comparing HD and PD in terms of survival and time-to-transplantation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900717/intravenous-fluids-balancing-solutions
#16
REVIEW
Ewout J Hoorn
The topic of intravenous (IV) fluids may be regarded as "reverse nephrology", because nephrologists usually treat to remove fluids rather than to infuse them. However, because nephrology is deeply rooted in fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, IV fluids belong in the realm of our specialty. The field of IV fluid therapy is in motion due to the increasing use of balanced crystalloids, partly fueled by the advent of new solutions. This review aims to capture these recent developments by critically evaluating the current evidence base...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214961/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#17
EDITORIAL
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan L Furth, Carmine Zoccali
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and also for Chronic Kidney Disease. A high body mass index is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset Chronic Kidney Disease. In individuals affected by obesity, a compensatory hyperfiltration occurs to meet the heightened metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increase in intraglomerular pressure can damage the kidneys and raise the risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease in the long-term...
February 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766568/adpkd-clinical-issues-before-and-after-renal-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Piergiorgio Messa, Carlo Maria Alfieri, Emanuele Montanari, Mariano Ferraresso, Roberta Cerutti
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the first genetic cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and the number of these patients who are listed for or receive a kidney transplant (KTx) is continuously increasing over time. Hence, nephrologists are involved not only in the handling of ADPKD patients during the long course of the disease, but also in programming and performing a renal transplant. The handling of all these processes implies the complete awareness of a number of critical points related to the decisions to be taken both before and after the transplant intervention...
December 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757797/light-chains-removal-by-extracorporeal-techniques-in-acute-kidney-injury-due-to-multiple-myeloma-a-position-statement-of-the-onconephrology-work-group-of-the-italian-society-of-nephrology
#19
P Fabbrini, K Finkel, M Gallieni, G Capasso, M Cavo, A Santoro, S Pasquali
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of multiple myeloma and is associated with increased short-term mortality. Additionally, even a single episode of AKI can eventually lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), significantly reducing quality of life and long-term survival. In the setting of multiple myeloma, severe AKI (requiring dialysis) is typically secondary to cast nephropathy (CN). Renal injury in CN is due to intratubular obstruction from precipitation of monoclonal serum free light chains (sFLC) as well as direct tubular toxicity of sFLC via stimulation of nuclear factor (NF)κB inflammatory pathways...
December 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582136/incremental-peritoneal-dialysis-a-10-year-single-centre-experience
#20
Massimo Sandrini, Valerio Vizzardi, Francesca Valerio, Sara Ravera, Luigi Manili, Roberto Zubani, Bernardo J A Lucca, Giovanni Cancarini
INTRODUCTION: Incremental dialysis consists in prescribing a dialysis dose aimed towards maintaining total solute clearance (renal + dialysis) near the targets set by guidelines. Incremental peritoneal dialysis (incrPD) is defined as one or two dwell-times per day on CAPD, whereas standard peritoneal dialysis (stPD) consists in three-four dwell-times per day. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-centre cohort study. Enrollement period: January 2002-December 2007; end of follow up (FU): December 2012...
December 2016: Journal of Nephrology
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