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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631531/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-anakinra-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-corticosteroids-in-the-management-of-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Philipp Wohlfarth, Hermine Agis, Guido A Gualdoni, Johannes Weber, Thomas Staudinger, Peter Schellongowski, Oliver Robak
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) causes multiple organ dysfunction frequently leading to intensive care unit (ICU) referral and/or death. We report on a series of critically ill adult patients treated with a non-etoposide-based regimen including interleukin 1 antagonist anakinra, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and/or corticosteroids (CS) for HLH. METHODS: Eight adult (≥18 years) ICU patients having received treatment with anakinra ± IVIG ± CS for HLH between March 2014 and March 2016 at a large tertiary care university hospital (Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625949/discussion-on-the-risk-factors-of-developing-cardiovascular-diseases-cvd-after-the-kidney-transplantation
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Kai Wang, Qing-Shan Qu, Shu-Zhai Miao, Yanxuan Zhang, Xin Jing
To discuss the risk factors of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after the kidney transplantation. Retrospective analysis on the data of 1106 patients who had been underwent kidney allotransplantation in People's Hospital of Zhengzhou from July, 2010 to Dec, 2014 and conformed to the inclusion criteria was taken. Cox proportional hazard model was used to analyze the risk factors of developing CVD after the kidney transplantation. 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months before and after the operation, the data collection and following-up visits were respectively arranged...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625257/-albumin-corrected-anion-gap-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis
#3
Xiaoli He, Xuelian Liao, Zhichao Xie, Chao Jiang, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether albumin corrected anion gap (ACAG) is associated with long-term mortality of sepsis patients. METHODS: Adult patients with a diagnosis of sepsis within the first 24 hours (from December 2013 to December 2014) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) were included via the Sepsis database of West China Hospital Sichuan University. To record their long-term survival, patients were followed up by telephone interview one year after enrollment...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625245/-effects-of-different-sedation-regimens-on-sedation-and-inflammatory-response-in-critically-ill-children-with-multiple-trauma
#4
Wenjia Tong, Conglei Song, Danqun Jin, Jingmin Sun, Yating Wang, Daliang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sedation and anti-inflammatory effects of dexmedetomidine and midazolam on critical ill children with multiple trauma. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Sixty-five critical ill children with multiple trauma admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Anhui Province Children's Hospital from January 2014 to September 2016 were enrolled, who were randomly divided into dexmedetomidine group (33 cases) and midazolam group (32 cases)...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615245/the-regulatory-1%C3%AE-subunit-of-protein-kinase-a-modulates-renal-cystogenesis
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Hong Ye, Xiaofang Wang, Megan M Constans, Caroline R Sussman, Fouad Chebib, Maria V Irazabal, William F Young, Peter C Harris, Lawrence S Kirschner, Vicente E Torres
The failure of the polycystins (PCs) to function in primary cilia is thought to be responsible for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). Primary cilia integrate multiple cellular signaling pathways, including calcium, cAMP, Wnt, and Hedgehog, which control cell proliferation and differentiation. It has been proposed that mutated PCs result in reduced intracellular calcium, which in turn upregulates cAMP, protein kinase A (PKA) signaling, and subsequently other proliferative signaling pathways...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612485/renal-impairment-and-use-of-nephrotoxic-agents-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-in-the-clinical-practice-setting-in-the-united-states
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Yi Qian, Debajyoti Bhowmik, Christopher Bond, Steven Wang, Sam Colman, Rohini K Hernandez, Paul Cheng, Michele Intorcia
Renal impairment is a common complication of multiple myeloma and deterioration in renal function or renal failure may complicate clinical management. This retrospective study in patients with multiple myeloma using an electronic medical records database was designed to estimate the prevalence of renal impairment (single occurrence of estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) on or after multiple myeloma diagnosis) and chronic kidney disease (at least two eGFR values <60 mL/min per 1...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610886/conversion-from-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Brent Keeling, Vinod Thourani, Gorav Aliawadi, Sunghee Kim, Derek Cyr, Vinay Badhwar, Jeff Jacobs, J Matthew Brennan, James Meza, Roland Matsouaka, Michael E Halkos
BACKGROUND: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been shown to be an effective strategy for surgical revascularization. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of intraoperative conversion from OPCAB to on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) and report outcomes based on the reason for conversion. METHODS: Starting in July 2007, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database captured patients that were planned OPCAB but then were converted to ONCAB...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605108/perforation-of-the-gallbladder-in-a-patient-with-acute-cytomegalovirus-cholecystitis-shortly-following-renal-transplantation
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Yuki Imaoka, Masahiro Ohira, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Tahara, Hideki Ohdan
A 74-year-old man with end-stage renal failure secondary to diabetes received a living donor renal transplant (cytomegalovirus [CMV]-seropositive recipient from a CMV-seropositive donor). Computed tomography scan revealed a gallbladder with hemorrhage. On postoperative day 27, cholecystography revealed gallbladder perforation; he underwent an emergency operation. Histological examination of the gallbladder wall was positive for multiple viral inclusion bodies. We report a very rare case of both hemorrhagic and perforated CMV cholecystitis within a month following renal transplantation...
June 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600615/clinical-study-of-blood-purification-therapy-in-critical-care-in-japan-results-from-the-survey-research-of-the-japan-society-for-blood-purification-in-critical-care-in-2013
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Toshiaki Arimura, Masanori Abe, Hidetoshi Shiga, Hiroshi Katayama, Kazo Kaizu, Shigeto Oda
To clarify the clinical status of blood purification therapy (BPT) in critical care in Japan, we conducted a cohort study using data from a nationwide registry of the Japan Society for Blood Purification in Critical Care in 2013. We enrolled 2227 patients treated with BPT (female, 39.1%; mean age, 65.5 ± 12.1 years) in the intensive care units of 43 facilities. Patient characteristics, modes of BPT, and survival rate for each disease were investigated. In total, BPT was performed 3053 times. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) (57...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600055/recurrent-female-adnexal-tumor-of-probably-wolffian-origin-a-case-report
#10
Tian Qiu, Yincheng Teng, Jianqian Tong, Wenqi Tao, Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: Wolffian adnexal tumors (WATs) are rare, and metastasis is uncommon. We present the case of a 53-year-old female with a recurrent WAT. CASE REPORT: The patient presented with abdominal distension, and ultrasound revealed heterogeneous echoes (130 × 93 × 116 mm(3)) around the uterus and ascites. Her cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and CA19-9 levels were elevated. Hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, and tumor resection were performed. The histopathological diagnosis was a WAT...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599901/esrd-after-heart-failure-myocardial-infarction-or-stroke-in-type%C3%A2-2-diabetic-patients-with-ckd
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David M Charytan, Scott D Solomon, Peter Ivanovich, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Mark E Cooper, Janet B McGill, Hans-Henrik Parving, Patrick Parfrey, Ajay K Singh, Emmanuel A Burdmann, Andrew S Levey, Dick de Zeeuw, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, John J V McMurray, Brian Claggett, Eldrin F Lewis, Marc A Pfeffer
BACKGROUND: How cardiovascular (CV) events affect progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), particularly in the setting of type 2 diabetes, remains uncertain. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 4,022 patients with type 2 diabetes, anemia, and chronic kidney disease from the Trial to Reduce Cardiovascular Events With Aranesp Therapy (TREAT). PREDICTOR: Postrandomization CV events. OUTCOMES: ESRD (defined as initiation of dialysis for >30 days, kidney transplantation, or refusal or nonavailability of renal replacement therapy) and post-ESRD mortality within 30 days and during overall follow-up after an intercurrent CV event...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594706/diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-a-patient-referred-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-a-case-highlighting-the-importance-of-proper-diagnostic-work-up-of-hypertensive-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Athanasios Bikos, Charalampos Loutradis, Stergios Tzikas, Efstratios Vakirlis, Eugenia Avdelidou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Aikaterini Papagianni, Vasileios Vassilikos
: We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25-30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m) and facial fibromas...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
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Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589048/the-cushing-reflex-oliguria-as-a-reflection-of-an-elevated-intracranial-pressure
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K Leyssens, T Mortelmans, T Menovsky, D Abramowicz, Marcel Th B Twickler, L Van Gaal
Oliguria is one of the clinical hallmarks of renal failure. The broad differential diagnosis is well known, but a rare cause of oliguria is intracranial hypertension (ICH). The actual knowledge to explain this relationship is scarce. Almost all literature is about animals where authors describe the Cushing reflex in response to ICH. We hypothesize that the Cushing reflex is translated towards the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system with a subsequent reduction in medullary blood flow and oliguria...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582797/the-detrimental-impact-of-persistent-versus-an-isolated-occurrence-of-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-on-intermediate-term-renal-transplant-outcomes
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Jennifer M Loucks-DeVos, Todd N Eagar, A Osama Gaber, Samir J Patel, Larry D Teeter, Edward A Graviss, Richard J Knight
BACKGROUND: De novo donor specific antibodies (dnDSA) after renal transplant are associated with acute rejection (AR) and graft loss, yet most recipients with dnDSA have stable function and no AR. We assessed whether the persistence of dnDSA increased the risk of a detrimental outcome. METHODS: A single-center review of renal transplant recipients monitored for dnDSA at multiple time points post-transplant. An Isolated dnDSA was defined as one positive dnDSA and no additional positive tests, whereas ≥2 positive dnDSA was defined as persistent dnDSA...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576916/fabry-heterozygote-mimicking-multiple-sclerosis
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Wai Yan Yau, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, Allan G Kermode
Fabry's disease (FD) is a recognised mimic of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is an X-linked storage lysosomal disorder with deficiency of α-galactosidase A and enzyme replacement therapy is available. Patients with FD may satisfy modified McDonald criteria if the diagnosis of FD has not been pursued. We present a case of FD in a 65-year-old woman masquerading as benign MS for 40 years. She has recurrent posterior circulation stroke-like symptoms, hearing loss and acroparaesthesia, but typical radiological features of MS on MRI brain...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573100/vascular-augmentation-in-renal-transplantation-supercharging-and-turbocharging
#17
Euicheol C Jeong, Seung Hwan Hwang, Su Rak Eo
The most common anatomic variant seen in donor kidneys for renal transplantation is the presence of multiple renal arteries, which can cause an increased risk of complications. Accessory renal arteries should be anastomosed to the proper source arteries to improve renal perfusion via the appropriate vascular reconstruction techniques. In microsurgery, 2 kinds of vascular augmentation methods, known as 'supercharging' and 'turbocharging,' have been introduced to ensure vascular perfusion in the transferred flap...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566601/challenging-differential-diagnosis-of-hypergastremia-and-hyperglucagonemia-with-chronic-renal-failure-report-of-a-case-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
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Takaaki Murakami, Takeshi Usui, Yuji Nakamoto, Akio Nakajima, Yuki Mochida, Sumio Saito, Takahiro Shibayama, Nobuhisa Yamazaki, Tomonobu Hatoko, Tomoko Kato, Shin Yonemitsu, Seiji Muro, Shogo Oki
A 53-year-old woman developed end-stage renal failure during a 15-year clinical course of primary hyperparathyroidism and was referred to our hospital for evaluation of suspected multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). Genetic testing revealed a novel deletion mutation at codon 467 in exon 10 of the MEN1 gene. Systemic and selective arterial calcium injection (SACI) testing revealed hyperglucagonemia and hypergastrinemia with positive gastrin responses. A pathological examination revealed glucagonoma and a lymph node gastrinoma...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566413/hypercalcaemic-encephalopathy-due-to-metastatic-parathyroid-carcinoma
#19
Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Shriraam Mahadevan, Jabamalai Ferdinant, Kaharin Rakeshchandru
A 49-year-old man presented in the emergency department with altered sensorium and renal failure and was placed on a ventilator. Evaluation with MRI of the brain showed enhancing lesion in the occipital lobe. Biochemical tests revealed elevated calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Further evaluation revealed multiple lesions at both lobes of the lungs and nodular lesion in the right inferior pole of the thyroid. Diagnosis of metastatic parathyroid carcinoma was suspected. Patient was stabilised with bisphosphonates and haemodialysis and planned for surgery...
May 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559826/spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#20
Boonphiphop Boonpheng, Ghulam Murtaza, David Ginn
Tumor lysis syndrome is an oncologic emergency that usually occurs after chemotherapy in patients with hematologic malignancies. Tumor lysis syndrome is rare in cases of solid tumors, especially when it occurs spontaneously. Herein, we present a case of spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in a 55-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea and was found to have extensive metastatic small cell lung cancer. She developed acute oliguric renal failure and multiple electrolyte abnormalities requiring hemodialysis. The findings of this case suggest that clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for patients with malignancies who demonstrate the classic symptom of laboratory abnormalities even in the absence of chemotherapy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
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