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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714647/-therapeutic-advances-in-monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-renal-diseases
#1
Anne Boesch, Michel Burnier, Anne Cairoli, Sébastien Kissling
During the last ten years, significant advances have been made in the field of monoclonal gammopathy-associated renal diseases. These have consisted in a better recognition of their pathological and clinical significations and correlation. Furthermore, therapeutic advances have allowed improving the prognosis of B-cell monoclonal proliferations and of the related renal complications. In the peculiar case of the multiple myeloma with severe renal failure requiring dialysis, one can now expect better survival and chance of recovering renal function...
February 22, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714271/influence-of-residual-renal-function-in-carotid-modeling-as-a-marker-of-early-atherosclerosis-in-dialysis-patients
#2
Merita Rroji, Nereida Spahia, Saimir Seferi, Myftar Barbullushi, Goce Spasovski
Atherosclerosis is frequently present in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with dialysis. We evaluated the association between residual renal function (RRF), phosphate level, inflammation and other risk factors in carotid modeling as a marker of early atherosclerosis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) compared with hemodialysis (HD) patients. We studied 39 stable PD and 53 HD patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) for 3 to 36 months duration. B-mode ultrasonography was used to determine carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT)...
July 17, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711369/predicting-failure-to-rescue-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-elderly-patients
#3
Caitlin W Hicks, Anna O'Kelly, Tammam Obeid, Satinderjit Locham, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: We aim to describe trends in failure to rescue (FTR) among elderly patients undergoing elective open aortic aneurysm repair (OAR) and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients aged ≥80 y recorded in the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2002-2014) undergoing nonruptured infrarenal AAA repair were included. Primary outcome was FTR, defined as percentage of deaths in patients who had a complication within 30 d of surgery...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707773/sudden-onset-of-pheochromocytoma-multisystem-crisis-at-38%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-resulted-in-intrauterine-fetal-death-a-case-report
#4
Jun Iwase, Michiko Yamanaka
A 24-year-old woman at 38 weeks of gestation with no past medical history was transferred to our hospital because of acute onset of severe dyspnea. Her conscious level was E4V2M5 on the Glasgow Coma Scale and she displayed stress cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) with multiple organ failure. Intrauterine fetal death was confirmed. After immediate application of intubated ventilation, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support and hemodialysis, she was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis. After multidisciplinary team discussion, surgical resection of the left pheochromocytoma was performed on the same day...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707410/treatment-of-an-acquired-factor-xiii-inhibitor-in-an-adolescent-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-renal-failure
#5
Cara A Rabik, Meredith A Atkinson, Sangeeta Sule, John J Strouse
BACKGROUND: Factor (F)XIII deficiency is a rare inherited bleeding disorder, but can also be acquired due to the development of inhibitors. CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus and end-stage kidney disease secondary to Class IV lupus nephritis developed spontaneous subcutaneous and muscular hematomas and delayed major bleeding after invasive procedures. She had abnormal kaolin thromboelastography (kTEG; decreased maximal amplitude, representative of clot strength) initially attributed to thrombocytopenia and uremic platelet dysfunction, but her FXIII activity was undetectable, and a high-titer antibody against FXIII was identified...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700167/-relevance-of-contrast-ultrasound-with-microbubbles-in-vascular-medecine
#6
Andreas Erdmann, Barbara Ney, Adriano Alatri, Luca Calanca, Lucia Mazzolai
Application of ultrasound contrast media has become a standard in diagnostic imaging in cardiology and in the characterization of focal lesions in multiple organs, especially of the liver. In the past years there was a growing body of evidence for their usefulness in vascular medicine. The development of contrast media, microbubbles with a stabilizing envelope and filled with gaz, small enough to pass through pulmonary capillaries made real-time imaging of organ perfusion possible. Ultrasound contrast media are rapidly eliminated by exhalation and can safely be administered to patients with renal failure...
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699283/prospective-evaluation-of-chronic-organ-damage-in-adult-sickle-cell-patients-a-seven-year-follow-up-study
#7
Charlotte F J van Tuijn, Marein Schimmel, Eduard J van Beers, Erfan Nur, Bart J Biemond
Organ damage in sickle cell disease (SCD) is a crucial determinant for disease severity and prognosis. In a previous study, we analyzed the prevalence of SCD-related organ damage and complications in adult sickle cell patients. We now describe a seven-year follow-up of this cohort. All patients from the primary analysis in 2006 (n=104), were included for follow-up. Patients were screened for SCD-related organ damage and complications (microalbuminuria, renal failure, elevated tricuspid regurgitation flow velocity (TRV) (≥2...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697719/high-position-of-the-third-renal-transplant-and-alternative-urinary-tract-reconstruction-in-a-complicated-case
#8
Wilhelmina M van den Dool, Andrzej G Baranski
The decision-making process for treatment of patients with end-stage renal failure, multiple failed renal transplants, and severe comorbidities can be exceedingly difficult due to the inapplicability of many common surgery methods. In this article, we report the treatment of such a patient who underwent a third renal transplant and subsequently developed a ureteral stenosis. The third kidney had been transplanted with a high abdominal position and a partially intra- and retroperitoneally placed ureter due to a bilaterally obtained iliac fossa and severe abdominal adhesions...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693440/serum-lactate-level-and-mortality-in-metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-systematic-review-of-case-reports-and-case-series
#9
Hung-Chieh Yeh, I-Wen Ting, Ching-Wei Tsai, Jenn-Yu Wu, Chin-Chi Kuo
BACKGROUND: The current practice concerning timing, mode, and dose of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) with renal failure remains unknown. To investigate whether serum lactate level and prescription pattern of RRT are associated with mortality in patients with MALA requiring RRT. METHODS: We searched PubMed/Medline and EMBASE from inception to Sep 2014 and applied predetermined exclusion criteria. Case-level data including case's demographics and clinical information related to MALA were abstracted...
July 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692495/the-clinical-significance-of-technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate-bone-scintigraphy-findings-in-patients-with-rhabdomyolysis
#10
Jeong Won Lee, Eun-Young Lee, Sae-Yong Hong, Ik Dong Yoo, Sang Mi Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the relationship between bone scintigraphy finding and clinical factors and assessed the prognostic value of bone scintigraphy finding in patients with rhabdomyolysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 143 patients with rhabdomyolysis who had undergone bone scintigraphy. Bone scintigraphy was classified into three groups: no or equivocal soft tissue uptake, a localized uptake, and a diffuse uptake. The relationship of bone scintigraphy findings with clinical factors was evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689950/an-accumulated-deficits-model-predicts-perioperative-and-long-term-adverse-events-after-carotid-endarterectomy
#11
Natalie D Sridharan, Rabih A Chaer, Bryan Boyuan Wu, Mohammad H Eslami, Michel S Makaroun, Efthymios D Avgerinos
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing recognition that decreased reserve in multiple organ systems, known as accumulated deficits, may better stratify perioperative risk than traditional risk indices. We hypothesized that an AD model would predict both perioperative adverse events and long-term survival after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), particularly important in asymptomatic patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing CEA between 1/1/2000 and 12/31/2010 were retrospectively identified...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684438/five-year-follow-up-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-symptomatic-aortic-stenosis
#12
Ralf Zahn, Nicolas Werner, Ulrich Gerckens, Axel Linke, Horst Sievert, Philipp Kahlert, Rainer Hambrecht, Stefan Sack, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Ellen Hoffmann, Uwe Zeymer, Steffen Schneider
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been implemented into the care of elderly patients suffering from severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, data on long-term follow-up are sparse and predictors of long-term mortality need to be evaluated to better select patients. Therefore, we aimed to analyse predictors of 5-year mortality after TAVI. METHODS: We analysed data from the German Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions-Registry. Each of the 27 participating hospitals agreed to include all consecutive TAVI patients at their institution...
July 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684113/sericin-improves-heart-and-liver-mitochondrial-architecture-in-hypercholesterolaemic-rats-and-maintains-pancreatic-and-adrenal-cell-biosynthesis
#13
Sumate Ampawong, Duangnate Isarangkul, Pornanong Aramwit
Hypercholesterolaemia is well known to be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, subsequently leading to multiple organ failure. Similar to other natural products, sericin is a candidate for adjunctive therapy in hyperlipidaemic conditions. However, the cholesterol-lowering mechanisms of sericin are multifactorial and controversial. Here, a high-cholesterol-fed rat model with or without sericin treatment was established using a dosage of 1,000mg/kg/day for 30 days. Blood lipid profiles, oxidative stress markers (superoxide dismutase, SOD; malondialdehyde, MDA; nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor, Nrf-2), dysmorphic mitochondria in relation to fission (dynamin-related protein-1; Drp-1) and fusion (guanosine triphosphatase mutated in dominant optic atrophy; OPA-1) markers and biosynthetic markers (aquaporin, AQP-1; tubulin-4β, Tb4B) in the pancreas and adrenal gland were evaluated...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682564/-complement-factor-b-mutation-in-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-rare-cause-of-rare-disease
#14
Luca Visconti, Valeria Cernaro, Gianluigi Ardissino, Martina Sgarbanti, Domenico Ferrara, Giuseppe Visconti, Domenico Santoro, Michele Buemi
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare disease characterized by microangiopathic hemolysis, platelet consumption and multiple organ failure with predominant renal involvement. In the most of cases (85-90%), it is associated with enteric infection due to Shiga-toxin or verocytotoxin (STEC-VTEC)-producer Escherichia coli. Rarely, in about 10-15% of cases, HUS develops in the presence of a disorder of alternative complement pathway regulation and it is defined atypical (aHUS). We describe the case of a 65-year-old man who came to our attention with a clinical presentation of aHUS and a clinical course characterized by rapidly progressive acute renal failure (ARF), which required renal replacement treatments, and by a stable clinical picture of hematological impairment as a marker of a non-severe and self-limiting form...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680213/gallbladder-visualization-on-tc-99m-labeled-red-cell-scintigraphy-a-rare-finding-with-an-emphasis-on-role-of-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography
#15
Narvesh Kumar, Rani Kunti Randhir Singh, Deepanksha Dutta, Mudalsha Ravina, Subhash Chand Kheruka, Sanjay Gambhir
Tc-99m labeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy is one of the most sensitive tests to diagnose occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleed. Visualization of gallbladder is a rare finding in this study. Most of the previously reported cases with similar false-positive finding were associated chronic renal failure, anemia, and received multiple blood transfusions. Thus, while interpreting GI bleed scan, a thorough clinical history is of utmost importance to avoid any false-positive findings. Here, we report a case of gallbladder visualization in (99m)Tc-RBC scintigraphy confirmed by single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in a patient with chronic renal failure and anemia with failed renal transplant within 3 months...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677045/evaluation-of-an-advanced-organ-support-advos-system-in-a-two-hit-porcine-model-of-liver-failure-plus-endotoxemia
#16
Ahmed Al-Chalabi, Edouard Matevossian, Anne von Thaden, Catherine Schreiber, Peter Radermacher, Wolfgang Huber, Aritz Perez Ruiz de Garibay, Bernhard Kreymann
BACKGROUND: Novel extracorporeal procedures are constantly being developed and evaluated for use in patients with sepsis. Preclinical evaluation of such procedures usually requires testing in large animal models. In the present work, the safety and efficacy of a recently developed ADVanced Organ Support (ADVOS) system in a newly developed large animal two-hit model of liver failure combined with endotoxemia were tested. METHODS: After establishing the model in more than 50 animals, a randomized study was performed...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675584/does-secretory-clearance-follow-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-chronic-kidney-diseases-reconsidering-the-intact-nephron-hypothesis
#17
A Chapron, D D Shen, B R Kestenbaum, C Robinson-Cohen, J Himmelfarb, C K Yeung
Drug-dose modification in chronic kidney disease (CKD) utilizes glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with the implicit assumption that multiple renal excretory processes decline in parallel as CKD progresses. We compiled published pharmacokinetic data to evaluate if GFR predicts renal clearance changes as a function of CKD severity. For each drug, we calculated ratio of renal clearance to filtration clearance (Rnf). Of 21 drugs with Rnf >0.74 in subjects with GFR >90 mL/min (implying filtration and secretion), 13 displayed significant change in Rnf vs...
July 4, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674380/exceptionally-high-creatine-kinase-ck-levels-in-multicausal-and-complicated-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report
#18
Pavan Luckoor, Mashal Salehi, Afua Kunadu
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by muscle breakdown. It can be caused by traumatic as well as non-traumatic factors such as drugs, toxins, and infections. Although it has been initially associated with only traumatic causes, non-traumatic causes now appear to be at least 5 times more frequent. In rhabdomyolysis, the CK levels can range anywhere from 10 000 to 200 000 or even higher. The higher the CK levels, the greater will be the renal damage and associated complications. We present the case of a patient with exceptionally massive rhabdomyolysis with unusually high CK levels (nearly 1 million) caused by combined etiologic factors and complicated with acute renal failure...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658983/melphalan-hydrochloride-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#19
Fabrizio Esma, Marco Salvini, Rossella Troia, Mario Boccadoro, Alessandra Larocca, Chiara Pautasso
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable disease characterized by clonal plasma cell proliferation and overproduction of monoclonal paraprotein, hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, osteolytic bone lesions, and infections. Melphalan, a nitrogen mustard, is an alkylating agent synthesized in 1953, and it has been used in multiple myeloma therapy for fifty years. Although novel agents have been introduced in the past few decades improving prognosis of the disease, melphalan still maintains a crucial role in the treatment of MM acting both as cytotoxic agent through damage to DNA, and as immunostimulatory drug by inhibiting Interleukin-6, as well as interaction with dendritic cells, and immunogenic effects in tumor microenvironment...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655154/risk-model-for-deaths-and-renal-replacement-therapy-dependence-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
#20
Shiren Sun, Feng Ma, Qiaoneng Li, Ming Bai, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Chen Huang, Hanmin Wang, Xiaoxuan Ning
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased in-hospital deaths. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming a routine strategy for severe AKI. Our goal was to evaluate the risk factors for death and RRT dependence in patients with AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We included 190 eligible adult patients who had AKI following cardiac surgery and who required RRT at our centre from November 2010 to March 2015...
June 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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