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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635159/nutrition-in-renal-supportive-care-patient-driven-and-flexible
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Jessica Stevenson, Anthony Meade, Ann-Maree Randall, Karen Manley, Stephanie Notaras, Susan Heaney, Maria Chan, Alison Smyth, Elizabeth Josland, Frank Brennan, Mark A Brown
Renal Supportive Care is an alternative treatment pathway in advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that is being increasingly adopted, particularly in the elderly. RSC utilises principles of palliative care and has been developed to enhance the care for dialysis patients with a high symptom burden and those being managed on a non-dialysis pathway. Nutrition management is often an under-recognised component of care, and can play an important role in improving patients' quality of life to reduce symptom burden, support physical function and independence and provide appropriate counselling to patients and their families to ensure the goals of RSC are met...
June 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633195/survival-of-patients-with-cancer-starting-chronic-dialysis-data-from-kidney-and-cancer-registries-in-lower-normandy
#2
Clémence Béchade, Olivier Dejardin, Simona Bara, Véronique Bouvier, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Rémy De Mil, Xavier Troussard, Guy Launoy, Thierry Lobbedez
AIM: Cancer and chronic kidney disease are known to be associated. The way in which a history of cancer can influence outcome in dialysis is not well described. This work aimed to evaluate survival of cancer patients starting chronic dialysis after their diagnosis of cancer. METHODS: We merged data from cancer registries and a dialysis registry, and explored patients' charts. RESULTS: Between January 2001 and December 2008, 74 patients with incident cancer in the two-counties-study-area (Calvados and Manche) started chronic dialysis after their diagnosis of cancer...
June 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632927/prospective-associations-between-environmental-heavy-metal-exposure-and-renal-outcomes-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#3
Chun-Chieh Tsai, Chia-Lin Wu, Chew-Teng Kor, Ie-Bin Lian, Chin-Hua Chang, Teng-Hsiang Chang, Chia-Chu Chang, Ping-Fang Chiu
BACKGROUND: In Taiwan, Changhua County residents were exposed to high heavy metal pollution and exhibited high heavy metal levels in blood and urine. We examined associations between heavy metals in residential soil and renal outcomes of residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHOD: From January 01, 2003 to June 30, 2015, we retrospectively identified CKD patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) at one tertiary care center...
June 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621826/cerebral-metabolic-alterations-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-wechsler-intelligence-scale
#4
Doaa Mohammed Youssef, Ahmed Hosny Mohamed, Wafaa Mahmoud Kamel Attia, Faten Fawzy Mohammad, Nelly Rafaat Abd El Fatah, Amal Saeed Elshal
BACKGROUND: Many studies described Impaired intelligence, attention, memory and executive function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) dialyzed and non-dialyzed, but there is still lacking the early and sensitive method of detection of these deficits. The purpose of this study is to investigate relation between the brain metabolic alteration [measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)] and cognitive dysfunction in CKD children (detected by psychometric analysis). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with CKD were included [ 40 patients with stage 5 CKD on dialysis, 30 patients with stage 4 to 5 CKD without dialysis, and 70 patients with stage 1 to 3 CKD]...
June 16, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618127/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-in-membrane-based-plasma-exchange-safety-efficacy-and-effect-on-calcium-balance
#5
Daniel Christiadi, Chari Mercado, Richard Singer
AIM: To assess the efficacy, safety and calcium balance of a membrane based regional citrate anticoagulation plasma exchange protocol METHODS: This was an observational, prospective, single center study of membrane separation plasma exchange using regional citrate anticoagulation. It was performed using a fixed dose pre-filter citrate infusion that was based on the plasma flow rate. Patients received a post filter calcium infusion which was modified during treatment based on systemic ionized calcium monitoring...
June 15, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612957/the-impact-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-children-on-their-parents
#6
Hee Sun Baek, Ki-Soo Park, Il Soo Ha, Hee Gyung Kang, Hae Il Cheong, Young Seo Park, Joo Hoon Lee, Hee Yeon Cho, Min Hyun Cho
AIM: This study was designed to investigate the impact of pediatric end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on parents, based on the PedsQL™ Family Impact Module (FIM), and the relationship to the quality of life (QOL) of pediatric ESRD patients measured by PedsQL(TM) 3.0 ESRD module. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study using Korean translations of the PedsQL(TM) FIM and the PedsQL(TM) 3.0 ESRD module. In all, 79 patients were enrolled, including 47 children receiving dialysis and 32 children who underwent renal transplant...
June 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608940/association-between-resistance-to-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-and-carnitine-profile-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
#7
Daigo Kamei, Ken Tsuchiya, Kosaku Nitta, Michio Mineshima, Takashi Akiba
OBJECTIVE: Patients on dialysis are in a chronic carnitine-deficient state. This condition may be associated with abnormalities in fatty acid and organic acid metabolism; however, the details are unknown. We investigated the association between carnitine profiles before and after dialysis and the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) resistance index (ERI), which is a significant prognostic factor in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. DESIGN AND METHODS: cross-sectional study...
June 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603903/a-systematic-review-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-treating-calciphylaxis-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#8
Ting Peng, Ling Zhuo, Ying Wang, Min Jun, Guisen Li, Li Wang, Daqing Hong
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a severe complication of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sodium thiosulphate (STS), an antioxidant and calcium chelating agent, has been used for the treatment of calciphylaxis. However, its efficacy and safety have not been systematically analysed and evaluated. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library database were systematically searched for case report or cases series on use of STS for calciphylaxis published between July 1974 and October 2016...
June 11, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591489/association-of-microalbuminuria-with-diabetes-is-stronger-in-people-with-prehypertension-compared-to-those-with-ideal-blood-pressure
#9
Qing Wang, Jingjing Huang, Yuemin Sun, Wenjuan Zhang, Yuxia Gao, Wei Yao, Bo Bian, Yongle Li, Xianming Wu, Kaijun Niu
AIM: Microalbuminuria (MA) has been demonstrated as a biomarker for microvascular dysfunction. This study is aimed to evaluate the association of glycemic status with MA in prehypertensive and ideal BP subjects and to evaluate the interaction between glycemic and blood pressure status as risk factors for MA prevalence. METHODS: 1059 subjects aged 40-70 with non-hypertension who were recruited from 6 districts of Tianjin were divided into prehypertensive group (622 cases) and ideal blood BP (437 cases)...
June 7, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565035/clinical-experience-with-wbc-pet-ct-in-adpkd-patients-with-suspected-cyst-infection-a-prospective-case-series
#10
Hyunsuk Kim, Yun Kyu Oh, Hayne Cho Park, Seokwoo Park, Soojin Lee, Ho-Young Lee, Young-Hwan Hwang, Curie Ahn
AIMS: Cyst infection (CI) is a common problem in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Localization is of great importance in CI. We describe the clinical experience with [18F] FDG-labeled white-blood cell (WBC) PET/CT in detecting CI in ADPKD. METHODS: 19 ADPKD patients (M:F = 7:12) suspected of having CI were enrolled in this prospective study. All underwent WBC-PET/CT and MRI or CT. The degree of their WBC accumulation was evaluated from the maximal standardized uptake value of cystic wall...
May 31, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556585/a-practical-approach-to-diagnosing-endocrine-hypertension
#11
REVIEW
Jun Yang, Jimmy Shen, Peter J Fuller
Hypertension is a leading cardiovascular risk factor that remains difficult to manage in a large segment of the population. Secondary causes of hypertension, which are amenable to targeted treatment or even cure, may contribute to poor blood pressure control. The most common endocrine cause, primary aldosteronism, requires biochemical screening as there are often no symptoms or signs other than hypertension. Screening tests should be done after adequate preparation to optimise the results and minimise the confounding effects of diet and medications...
May 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556545/effect-of-timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-on-outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#12
Yanli Jia, Li Jiang, Ying Wen, Meiping Wang, Xiuming Xi, Bin Du
AIM: Currently, indications for renal replacement therapy (RRT) remain controversial. Whether early RRT can improve the prognosis of critically ill patients in the ICU is unclear. This study aimed to assess the relationship between timing of RRT initiation and short-term prognosis of patients in the ICU. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of data obtained from 28 hospitals in Beijing. The subjects received RRT treatment in the ICU from March 2012 to August 2012...
May 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556529/a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study-for-bone-articular-lesions-associated-with-dialysis-related-amyloidosis-in-japan
#13
Shinichi Nishi, Junichi Hoshino, Suguru Yamamoto, Shunsuke Goto, Hideki Fuji, Yoshifumi Ubara, Yoshihiro Motomiya, Hiroyuki Morita, Kenmei Takaichi, Kunihiro Yamagata, Takashi Shigematsu, Mitsuharu Ueda, Yukio Ando
AIM: Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) exhibits multiple bone-articular lesions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), trigger finger (TF), spinal canal stenosis (SCS), destructive spondyloarthropathy (DSA), bone cysts, and joint pains. DRA leads to a decrease in activities of daily living (ADL). We investigated the initiation of CTS and TF, and evaluated the relationship between walking disturbances and bone-articular lesions or joint pains. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study was performed...
May 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545164/loss-of-appendicular-muscle-mass-in-haemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-increased-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-lower-general-health-scores
#14
Helen Alston, Aine Burns, Andrew Davenport
AIMS: Depressive symptoms are commonly reported by haemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous reports have suggested an association between depression and nutritional status. To investigate this, we measured muscle mass in HD patients screened for depression. METHODS: The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to screen for depression, and quality of life assessed by the short form 36 (SF36), and measured appendicular lean mass (ALM) post-dialysis with segmental bioimpedance...
May 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544308/use-of-a-new-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk-calculator-in-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-guideline-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-different-living-kidney-donor-candidate-assessments
#15
Darren Lee, Momena Manzoor, Geoff Harley, John Whitlam, Natasha Cook, Suet-Wan Choy, Megan Sandiford, Charlotte Gibson, Lawrence P McMahon, Matthew A Roberts
AIM: The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline recommends the incorporation of a new risk calculator that quantifies the end stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk based on a composite profile of risk factors in living kidney donor candidates (LKDCs). We compared the ESKD risk estimates in previously declined versus accepted LKDCs to evaluate the predictive capacity and potential impact of this tool. METHODS: Baseline 15-year and lifetime ESKD risk estimates without donation were calculated using the risk calculator for LKDCs assessed from two centres between 2007 and 2015...
May 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503768/the-contribution-of-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-to-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-egfr-decline-in-indigenous-australians-with-and-without-albuminuria-the-egfr-follow-up-study
#16
Elizabeth Barr, Federica Barzi, Jaquelyne T Hughes, George Jerums, Kerin O'Dea, Alex Brown, Elif I Ekinci, Graham Rd Jones, Paul D Lawton, Ashim Sinha, Richard J MacIsaac, Alan Cass, Louise J Maple-Brown
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline beyond albuminuria are not fully understood in Indigenous Australians who have a 6-fold risk of end-stage kidney disease. We assessed associations between cardio-metabolic risk factors and eGFR decline according to baseline albuminuria status to identify potential treatment targets. METHODS: The eGFR Follow-up study is a longitudinal cohort of 520 Indigenous Australians. Linear mixed regression was used to estimate associations between baseline cardio-metabolic risk factors and annual Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) eGFR change (ml/min/1...
May 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480520/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-glomerular-diseases-treated-with-immunosuppressive-therapy
#17
Cynthia C Lim, Yu Tzu Tung, Ban Hock Tan, Puay Hoon Lee, Irene Yj Mok, Lynette Oon, Kwai Peng Chan, Jason Cj Choo
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are associated with morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe the epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of CMV infection among patients with glomerulonephritis (GN) who received potent immunosuppressants (IS). METHODS: Single-centre retrospective study of adults with biopsy-proven GN prescribed methylprednisolone (MP), cyclophosphamide (CYC) or rituximab (RTX). Primary endpoint was CMV infection defined by significant CMV antigenemia (>10 positive cells in 10(6) cells) or viremia (>2000 copies/ml)...
May 8, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477373/uric-acid-increases-cellular-and-humoral-alloimmunity-in-primary-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#18
Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Georgios Pissas, Maria Sounidaki, Georgia Antoniadi, Nikolaos Antoniadis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ioannis Stefanidis
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is common among kidney transplant recipients and has been associated with worse graft outcome. Since episodes of acute cellular rejection and chronic humoral rejection contribute to decreased graft survival, in this study the effect of uric acid on cellular and humoral alloimmunity was evaluated. METHODS: Cellular alloimmunity was assessed by cell proliferation in two-way mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
May 5, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474361/iconnect-ckd-virtual-medical-consulting-a-web-based-chronic-kidney-disease-hypertension-and-diabetes-integrated-care-program
#19
Ivor J Katz, Saiyini Pirabhahar, Paula Williamson, Vishwas Raghunath, Frank Brennan, Anthony O'Sullivan, George Youssef, Cathie Lane, Gary Jacobson, Peter Feldman, John Kelly
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients overwhelm specialist services and can potentially be managed in the primary care (PC). Opportunistic screening of high risk (HR) patients and follow-up in PC is the most sustainable model of care. A 'virtual consultation' (VC) model instead of traditional face to face (F2F) consultations was used, aiming to assess efficacy and safety of the model. METHODS: Seventy patients were recruited from PC sites and hospital clinics, and followed for one year...
May 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452187/n-acetylcysteine-versus-ascorbic-acid-or-n-acetylcysteine-plus-ascorbic-acid-in-preventing-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis
#20
Ye Feng, Xing Huang, Lin Li, Zhi Chen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) versus ascorbic acid (VC) or NAC plus (+) VC on the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing contrast administration. METHODS: We searched databases including Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library up to Feb 22 (th), 2017. Pooled risk ratios (RRs) or weighted mean difference (WMD) with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using fixed-effects model or random-effects model when appropriate...
April 27, 2017: Nephrology
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