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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345092/-known-unknowns-examining-the-burden-of-neurocognitive-impairment-in-the-end-stage-renal-failure-population
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REVIEW
Scott Wilson, Arup Dhar, Peter Tregaskis, Gavin Lambert, David Barton, Rowan Walker
The burden of neurocognitive impairment (NCI) in patients receiving maintenance dialysis represents a spectrum of deficits across multiple cognitive domains which are associated with hospitalisation, reduced quality-of-life, mortality and forced decision-making around dialysis withdrawal. Point prevalence data suggests that dialysis patients manifest NCI at rates 3-5 fold higher than the general population with executive function the most commonly affected cognitive domain. The unique physiology of the renal failure state and maintenance dialysis appears to drive an excess of vascular dementia subtype compared to the general population where classical Alzheimer's disease predominates...
January 18, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341834/improvement-in-overall-survival-with-carfilzomib-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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David S Siegel, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Heinz Ludwig, Thierry Facon, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Jesus San-Miguel, Mihaela Obreja, Julie Blaedel, A Keith Stewart
Purpose In the ASPIRE study of carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (KRd) versus lenalidomide plus dexamethasone (Rd) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, progression-free survival was significantly improved in the carfilzomib group (hazard ratio, 0.69; two-sided P < .001). This prespecified analysis reports final overall survival (OS) data and updated safety results. Patients and Methods Adults with relapsed multiple myeloma (one to three prior lines of therapy) were eligible and randomly assigned at a one-to-one ratio to receive KRd or Rd in 28-day cycles until withdrawal of consent, disease progression, or occurrence of unacceptable toxicity...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340805/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-an-update
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REVIEW
Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Sherif Sakr, Ada Al-Qunaibet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular diseases account for nearly one third of all deaths globally. Improving exercise capacity and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) has been an important target to reduce cardiovascular events. In addition, the American Heart Association defined decreased physical activity as the fourth risk factor for coronary artery disease. Multiple large cohort studies have evaluated the impact of CRF on outcomes. In this review, we will discuss the role of CRF in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
January 16, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326853/purtscher-like-retinopathy-associated-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#4
Melih Ustaoğlu, Feyza Önder, Nilgün Solmaz, Savaş Öztürk, Mesut Ayer
A 25-year-old woman presented with acute bilateral blurred vision and history of headache, dizziness, and syncope for three days. Her visual acuity was 20/60 in both eyes. Fundoscopy revealed multiple bilateral peripapillary yellow-white patches like cotton wool spots, intraretinal hemorrhages and macular edema. The patient was diagnosed with Purtscher-like retinopathy based on the retinal findings and lack of trauma history. She was urgently admitted to the nephrology clinic due to thrombotic microangiopathy findings (hemoglobinemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326807/heavy-chain-diseases-and-myeloma-associated-fanconi-syndrome-an-update
#5
REVIEW
Roberto Ria, Franco Dammacco, Angelo Vacca
The heavy chain diseases (HCDs) are rare B-cell malignancies characterized by the production of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain without an associated light chain. There are three types of HCD, defined by the class of immunoglobulin heavy chain produced: IgA (α-HCD), IgG (γ-HCD), and IgM (μ-HCD). Alpha-HCD is the most common and usually occurs as intestinal malabsorption in a young adult from a country of the Mediterranean area. Gamma- and μ-HCDs are rarer and associated with a B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that produces an abnormal Ig heavy chain...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323186/combination-of-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-and-low-dose-streptozotocin-to-model-long-term-type-2-diabetes-complications
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David André Barrière, Christophe Noll, Geneviève Roussy, Farah Lizotte, Anissa Kessai, Karyn Kirby, Karine Belleville, Nicolas Beaudet, Jean-Michel Longpré, André C Carpentier, Pedro Geraldes, Philippe Sarret
The epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is fueled by added fructose consumption. Here, we thus combined high-fat/high-fructose diet, with multiple low-dose injections of streptozotocin (HF/HF/Stz) to emulate the long-term complications of T2DM. HF/HF/Stz rats, monitored over 56 weeks, exhibited metabolic dysfunctions associated with the different stages of the T2DM disease progression in humans: an early prediabetic phase characterized by an hyperinsulinemic period with modest dysglycemia, followed by a late stage of T2DM with frank hyperglycemia, normalization of insulinemia, marked dyslipidemia, hepatic fibrosis and pancreatic β-cell failure...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321049/human-liver-organoids-generated-with-single-donor-derived-multiple-cells-rescue-mice-from-acute-liver-failure
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Yun-Zhong Nie, Yun-Wen Zheng, Miyuki Ogawa, Etsuko Miyagi, Hideki Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a life-threatening disease with a high mortality rate. However, there are limited treatments or devices available for ALF therapy. Here, we aimed to develop a new strategy for ALF treatment by transplanting functional liver organoids (LOs) generated from single donor-derived human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) endoderm, endothelial cells (ECs), and mesenchymal cells (MCs). METHODS: First, we isolated ECs and MCs from a single donor umbilical cord (UC) through enzyme digestion and characterized the UC-ECs and UC-MCs by flow cytometry...
January 10, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304308/acute-kidney-injury-and-sepsis
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Steven J Skube, Stephen A Katz, Jeffrey G Chipman, Christopher J Tignanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, both acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis are significant clinical complications, particularly in critical care patients. Sepsis is an important cause of AKI, and AKI is a common complication of sepsis. METHODS: We reviewed the literature, including current practice guidelines, on sepsis-associated AKI. RESULTS: We assessed causes of renal failure, potential mechanisms of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury, current practice guidelines, diagnostic criteria and methods, prevention strategies, treatment options, and outcomes...
January 5, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301226/impact-of-pharmacist-conducted-comprehensive-medication-reviews-for-older-adult-patients-to-reduce-medication-related-problems
#9
Whitney J Kiel, Shaun W Phillips
Older adults are demanding increased healthcare attention with regards to prescription use due in large part to highly complex medication regimens. As patients age, medications often have a more pronounced effect on older adults, negatively impacting patient safety and increasing healthcare costs. Comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) optimize medications for elderly patients and help to avoid inappropriate medication use. Previous literature has shown that such CMRs can successfully identify and reduce the number of medication-related problems and improve acute healthcare utilization...
December 31, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284338/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-pregnancy-clinical-report
#10
J Khizroeva, V Bitsadze, A Makatsariya
We have observed the development of a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) in a pregnant woman hospitalized at 28 weeks of gestation with a severe preeclampsia. On the same day, an eclampsia attack developed, and an emergency surgical delivery was performed. On the third day, multiorgan failure developed. Examination showed a persistent circulation of lupus anticoagulant, high level of antibodies to cardiolipin, b2-glycoprotein I, and prothrombin. The usual diagnosis of the severe preeclampsia masked a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, exacerbated by the coincident presence of several types of antiphospholipid antibodies...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279521/influence-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-in-patients-with-early-stage-heart-failure-versus-late-stage-heart-failure
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Jie Geng, Chun Chen, Xiujuan Zhou, Weichong Qian, Qijun Shan
Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) is currently being investigated in multiple studies of heart failure (HF). Our aim was to assess the safety and effectiveness of RDN in patients with HF, and determine which patients could achieve more beneficial effects of RDN. A total of 17 consecutive patients with HF were enrolled in the study. Clinical symptoms, office blood pressure, and laboratory results were obtained and echocardiography was performed before and 12 months after RDN. Changes from baseline to 12 months were analyzed for all patients and for two subgroups based on HF duration (group 1: HF duration ≤ 3 years, n = 9; group 2: HF duration > 3 years, n = 8)...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276608/lithium-one-drug-five-complications
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Jeremy Zaworski, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Nicolas Boussekey, Damien Thellier, Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy
Background: Lithium poisoning could trigger multiple complications. We report the case of a lithium poisoning with five complications that are described for the first time together. Case report: A 60-year-old woman was admitted in our intensive care unit for altered consciousness. Severe lithium intoxication was diagnosed (lithium plasmatic level 8.21 mmol/l) associated with acute oliguric kidney failure. Continuous renal replacement therapy was started immediately...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262410/association-between-plasma-homocysteine-and-microalbuminuria-in-untreated-patients-with-essential-hypertension-a-case-control-study
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Ze-Min Kuang, Ying Wang, Shu-Jun Feng, Long Jiang, Wen-Li Cheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kidney function is critical for homocysteine (Hcy) clearance, and plasma Hcy levels are frequently increased in patients with renal failure. Microalbuminuria (MAU) is an important marker of early renal damage caused by hypertension. At present, there is insufficient evidence on the relationship between Hcy and microalbuminuria. METHODS: This is a 1: 2 matched, hospital-based case-control study. At initial visit, out of 1535 outpatients with no prior history of medication, 450 qualified subjects were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 15, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261657/why-do-physicians-prescribe-dialysis-a-prospective-questionnaire-study
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James Heaf, Aivars Petersons, Baiba Vernere, Maija Heiro, Johan V Povlsen, Anette Bagger Sørensen, Mai Rosenberg, Niels Løkkegaard, Fabiola Alonso-Garcia, Jan Dominik Kampmann, Naomi Clyne, Else Randers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of unplanned dialysis initiation (DI) with consequent increased comorbidity, mortality and reduced modality choice remains high, but the optimal timing of dialysis initiation (DI) remains controversial, and there is a lack of studies of specific reasons for DI. We investigated why and when physicians prescribe dialysis and hypothesized that physician motivation for DI is an independent factor which may have clinical consequences. METHODS: In the Peridialysis study, an ongoing multicenter prospective study assessing the causes and timing of DI and consequences of unplanned dialysis, physicians in 11 hospitals were asked to describe their primary, secondary and further reasons for prescribing DI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260540/conservative-management-of-adult-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
#15
Paolo DI Benedetto, Enrico Finazzi-Agrò
Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLTUD) is commonly encountered in neuro-rehabilitation settings and is caused by a variety of pathologies. The management of spinal cord injury (SCI) has been the model of reference for the approach to NLTUD due to many other diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The decline in renal-related mortality in SCI patients after the introduction of clean intermittent catheterization in association with pharmacological treatment (antimuscarinics in particular), and the algorithms proposed since 1998 by the International Consultations on Incontinence underline the need of early assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence and/or urinary retention in neuropathic patients...
December 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249245/relationship-between-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-renal-dysfunction-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Masayoshi Kiyokuni, Chika Kawashima, Masaaki Konishi, Kentaro Sakamaki, Kiwamu Iwata, Naoki Nakayama, Naohiro Komura, Masami Kosuge, Teruyasu Sugano, Tomoaki Ishigami, Tsutomu Endo, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Takeharu Yamanaka, Kazuo Kimura, Kouichi Tamura
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with cardiovascular complications. However, the effect of SDB on renal function in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. METHODS: We enrolled 154 consecutive ACS patients without heart failure. A sleep study was performed immediately after PCI. RESULTS: The mean apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 16.4±13.1, and 33 patients (21%) had severe SDB, defined as AHI≥25...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247259/effect-of-sarcopenia-on-clinical-and-surgical-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-proximal-femur-fractures
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Ching-Di Chang, Jim S Wu, Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Marry G Hochman, Edward K Rodriguez, Paul T Appleton, Colm J Mcmahon
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between sarcopenia with short-term surgical outcome in elderly patients with proximal femur fractures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, a database of patients receiving a pelvis CT scan for acute trauma between January 2000-August 2016 was screened for an isolated proximal femur fracture. Patients were excluded if they were: < 50 years old, had conditions predisposing to sarcopenia (renal failure, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophies), had undergone no surgical treatment, had other major traumatic injuries, or had a pathologic femur fracture...
December 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244706/streptococcus-pneumoniae-osteomyelitis-in-a-25-year-old-man-as-the-initial-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report
#18
Tracy Webber, Michael Lawlor, Tessa Balach
CASE: We report the case of a 25-year-old man with femoral Streptococcus pneumoniae pyomyositis as well as hypercalcemia, mild anemia, and elevated inflammatory markers; he subsequently was diagnosed with immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa multiple myeloma. CONCLUSION: Multiple myeloma most commonly affects patients who are >60 years of age, and causes clinical symptoms from anemia, lytic bone lesions, hypercalcemia, and renal failure. These findings and a monoclonal protein spike serve as initial diagnostic and treatment criteria...
July 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233504/the-utility-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-women-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-haemodialysis-and-after-kidney-transplantation
#19
Sokratis Stoumpos, Jennifer Lees, Paul Welsh, Martin Hund, Colin C Geddes, Scott M Nelson, Patrick B Mark
Women with renal disease have menstrual and gonadal dysfunction manifesting as hormonal imbalance. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a potential measure of ovarian reserve. We examined circulating AMH concentrations in young women with renal failure, determined associations with clinical characteristics, and compared AMH with age-matched healthy individuals. AMH was measured in 77 women: 26 had chronic kidney disease (CKD), 26 were on haemodialysis (HD), and 25 had a kidney transplant. Random AMH levels were highest in women on HD [HD 2...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230281/colon-adenocarcinoma-after-jejunoileal-bypass-for-morbid-obesity
#20
Lee Morris, Ilimbek Beketaev, Roberto Barrios, Patrick Reardon
Jejunoileal bypass (JIB) was developed as a surgical treatment for morbid obesity in the early 1950s. However, this procedure is now known to be associated with multiple metabolic complications and has subsequently been abandoned as a viable bariatric procedure. Some of these known complications include renal stone formation, liver failure, migratory arthritis, fat-soluble deficiencies, blind-loop syndrome and severe diarrhea. Additionally, there have been animal models suggesting colon dysplasia after JIB...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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