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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682387/surgical-management-of-encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis-a-case-report-in-kidney-transplant-patient
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R Shahbazov, M Talanian, J L Alejo, F Azari, A Agarwal, K L Brayman
Introduction: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a clinical syndrome of progressive fibrotic change in response to prolonged, repetitive, and typically severe insult to the peritoneal mesothelium, often occurring in the setting of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Clear guidelines for successful management remain elusive. We describe the successful surgical management of EPS in a 28-year-old male s/p deceased donor kidney transplant for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669237/current-practice-of-diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-in-resource-limited-settings
#2
Nattachai Srisawat, Nattaya Sintawichai, Win Kulvichit, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Patita Sitticharoenchai, Nicha Thamrongsat, Sadudee Peerapornratana
PURPOSE: In a resource limited settings, there is sparse information about the management of acute kidney injury (AKI) based on systemic data collection. This survey aimed to described the current management of AKI in intensive care units (ICUs) across Thailand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to 160 physicians involved in the intensive care between January and December 2014 across Thailand. Distribution was done through an online survey platform or telephone interview...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649586/nephrotoxicity-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-combined-with-vancomycin-should-it-be-a-concern
#3
Cafer Balcı, Ömrüm Uzun, Mustafa Arıcı, Sibel Aşçıoğlu Hayran, Deniz Yüce, Serhat Ünal
The combination of piperacillin-tazobactam (pip-tazo) and vancomycin provides a wide spectrum of activity against many pathogens acquired in the health-care setting. However, there have been reports of increased potential for nephrotoxicity with this combination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nephrotoxic effect of pip-tazo plus vancomycin and compare it with that of pip-tazo and vancomycin alone, and meropenem plus vancomycin, another broad-spectrum combination. A total of 402 patients receiving either antimicrobial regimen for more than 48 hours were evaluated retrospectively in a two-year period...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602067/the-use-of-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-abdominal-cocoon
#4
Ujjwal Gorsi, Pankaj Gupta, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Harjeet Singh, Usha Dutta, Vishal Sharma
BACKGROUND: Literature on the diagnosis of abdominal cocoon using computed tomography (CT) outside the setting of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is sparse. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis of contrast enhanced CT done for patients treated for abdominal cocoon. The clinical features, radiological findings, underlying etiology and outcomes were recorded. RESULTS: Of the 22 patients analyzed, 19 had tuberculosis, 2 had malignancy and 1 was idiopathic...
March 26, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601930/liposome-supported-peritoneal-dialysis-in-the-treatment-of-severe-hyperammonemia-an-investigation-on-potential-interactions
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Giovanna Giacalone, Simon Matoori, Valentina Agostoni, Vincent Forster, Meriam Kabbaj, Sarah Eggenschwiler, Martin Lussi, Andrea De Gottardi, Nicola Zamboni, Jean-Christophe Leroux
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) performed with transmembrane pH-gradient liposomes was reported to efficiently remove ammonia from the body, representing a promising alternative to current standard-of-care for patients with severe hepatic encephalopathy. In this study, we further characterized the properties of liposome-supported peritoneal dialysis (LSPD) by 1) assessing its in-use stability in the presence of ascitic fluids from liver-disease patients; 2) investigating its interactions with drugs that are commonly administered to acute-on-chronic liver failure patients; and 3) analyzing the in vivo extraction profile of LSPD...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546637/influence-of-different-peritoneal-dialysis-fluids-on-the-in-vitro-activity-of-fosfomycin-against-escherichia-coli-staphylococcus-aureus-staphylococcus-epidermidis-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Manuel Kussmann, Stefan Hauer, Petra Pichler, Gottfried Reznicek, Heinz Burgmann, Wolfgang Poeppl, Markus Zeitlinger, Martin Wiesholzer
Peritonitis is still the main infectious complication among patients on peritoneal dialysis. For treatment of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis, the intraperitoneal administration of antibiotics admixed to peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDFs) should be preferred. However, the influence of diverse PDFs on the activity of frequently used antibiotics has been investigated insufficiently. Thus, the present study set out to investigate the in vitro activity of fosfomycin against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Staphylococcus aureus in commercially available PDFs...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539161/dialysis-modality-and-survival-done-to-death
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Emilie Trinh, Christopher T Chan, Jeffrey Perl
The debate surrounding whether peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is associated with differential survival continues as the numerous comparative studies over the past 3 decades have yielded conflicting results. Findings have also evolved over time in the setting of changing patient characteristics, advances in dialytic technologies, and the use of more robust statistical and epidemiologic approaches. Here, we will critically review the body of evidence, both historical and contemporary, comparing survival across dialysis modalities...
March 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527509/diabetic-muscle-infarction-in-end-stage-renal-disease-a-scoping-review-on-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Tuck Yean Yong, Kareeann Sok Fun Khow
Diabetic muscle infarction (DMI) refers to spontaneous ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscle among people with diabetes mellitus, unrelated to arterial occlusion. People with DMI may have coexisting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) but little is known about its epidemiology and clinical outcomes in this setting. This scoping review seeks to investigate the characteristics, clinical features, diagnostic evaluation, management and outcomes of DMI among people with ESRD. Electronic database (PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, SCOPUS and EMBASE) searches were conducted for ("diabetic muscle infarction" or "diabetic myonecrosis") and ("chronic kidney disease" or "renal impairment" or "dialysis" or "renal replacement therapy" or "kidney transplant") from January 1980 to June 2017...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478058/visions-in-a-crystal-ball-the-future-of-peritoneal-dialysis
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Joanne M Bargman, Michael Girsberger
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the corner stones of renal replacement therapy and should be strongly considered if preemptive kidney transplantation is not available. SUMMARY: There are several initiatives that may help the growth in the use of PD around the world. First, PD is an underused and valuable option in patients with heart failure and the chronic cardiorenal syndrome, especially in those with frequent hospitalizations despite optimal medical therapy...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398341/inflammation-and-nutritional-status-assessment-by-malnutrition-inflammation-score-and-its-outcome-in-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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D Jagadeswaran, E Indhumathi, A J Hemamalini, V Sivakumar, P Soundararajan, M Jayakumar
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome (MICS), hyperhomocysteinemia, calcium and phosphate levels derangement have been predicted as important contributing factors for the progression of cardiovascular burden. Among patients with earlier stage of CKD, hypoalbuminaemia and inflammation deliberated as non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors, which add more burden to circulatory disease, mortality and rapid advancement to CKD stage 5. AIM: The aim of the study is to evaluate inflammation and nutritional status of CKD patients not on dialysis using Malnutrition inflammation score (MIS) and to verify the association with mortality in the follow-up period...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386309/increased-serum-lactate-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-presenting-with-intercurrent-illness
#11
Emilie Trinh, Nalinee Saiprasertkit, Joanne M Bargman
BACKGROUND: Lactate is the most commonly used buffer in peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions. While previous studies have shown that serum lactate is normal in stable PD patients, the purpose of our study was to evaluate whether abnormal lactate values are more common in PD patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) and have the same significance as in the general population. METHODS: This observational cohort study assessed the prevalence of elevated serum lactate in PD patients presenting to the ED and evaluated clinical factors associated with an abnormal lactate value...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384317/contributors-to-nutritional-status-in-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-as-practised-in-henan-province-china
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Jinhong Miao, Rui Liang, Ximei Tian, Xiaoyin Sun, Zhengyan Li, Jing Luo, Lan Ming, Juanjuan Shi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the nutritional status of patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and the factors involved. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We used the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) of nutritional status, a general questionnaire, dietary records, and laboratory parameters from 3 consecutive days to develop a NS assessment with it, we assessed 240 patients undergoing CAPD at a dialysis center in Henan Province...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363326/wnt-signaling-is-required-for-peritoneal-membrane-angiogenesis
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Manreet Kaur Padwal, Genyang Cheng, Limin Liu, Felix J Boivin, Azim Gangji, Kenneth Scott Brimble, Darren Bridgewater, Peter J Margetts
The WNT signaling pathway is involved in wound healing and fibrosis. We evaluated the WNT signaling pathway in peritoneal membrane injury. We assessed WNT1 protein expression in the peritoneal effluents of 54 stable peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and WNT-related gene expression in ex vivo mesothelial cell cultures from 21 PD patients. In a transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) mediated animal model of peritoneal fibrosis, we evaluated regulation of the WNT pathway and the effect of WNT inhibition on peritoneal fibrosis and angiogenesis...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360477/peritoneal-dialysis-beyond-kidney-failure
#14
Anna Pratsinis, Olivier Devuyst, Jean-Christophe Leroux
Compared to extracorporeal modalities, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is less invasive and more cost-effective, wherein blood is dialyzed intra-corporeally against a solution instilled in the peritoneal cavity. Although PD is mainly indicated for patients with end-stage renal failure, it has also been used for several non-renal indications. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the role of PD beyond kidney failure. The alternative indications of PD include hypothermia, congestive heart failure, hyperammonemia and poisoning with xenobiotics...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326842/barriers-to-peritoneal-dialysis-in-aboriginal-patients
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Anna T Mathew, Joonho Park, Mala Sachdeva, Manish M Sood, Karen Yeates
Background: Aboriginal people in Canada have an unduly high burden of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and many live in rural settings. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based dialysis modality that may provide a valuable alternative to in-center hemodialysis which is relatively underutilized by the Aboriginal population. Objective: We aim to assess the barriers to PD utilization in Aboriginal patients with ESKD. Design: This article is a prospective observational cohort study...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311200/remote-patient-management-in-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-a-promising-new-tool
#16
Valérie Jotterand Drepper, Pierre-Yves Martin, Catherine Stoermann Chopard, James A Sloand
Remote patient management (RPM) has the potential to help clinicians detect early issues, allowing intervention prior to development of more significant problems. A 23-year-old end-stage kidney disease patient required urgent start of renal replacement therapy. A newly available automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) RPM system with cloud-based connectivity was implemented in her care. Pre-defined RPM threshold parameters were set to identify clinically relevant issues. Red flag dashboard alerts heralded prolonged drain times leading to clinical evaluation with subsequent diagnosis of and surgical repositioning for catheter displacement, although it took several days for newly-RPM-exposed staff to recognize this issue...
January 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275374/total-bilirubin-in-prognosis-for-mortality-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-therapy
#17
Tsung-Lin Yang, Yi-Chun Lin, Yen-Chung Lin, Chun-Yao Huang, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Mai-Szu Wu
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding bilirubin's antioxidant properties and predictive roles is growing. However, it is unclear whether serum bilirubin would have a prognostic impact on survival of patients with regular peritoneal dialysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the Taiwan Renal Registry Data System utilizing its 2005-2012 data set. Data from patients on regular peritoneal dialysis were retrieved. The primary end point of observation was 3-year mortality. A total of 3704 patients (mean age 53...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211186/epidemiology-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
Darwin Tejera, Fernanda Varela, Daniela Acosta, Stephanie Figueroa, Sebastián Benencio, Cristina Verdaguer, Mauricio Bertullo, Federico Verga, Mario Cancela
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of acute kidney injury, its relationship to chronic kidney disease, and the factors associated with its incidence. METHODS: A cohort study and follow-up were conducted in an intensive care unit in Montevideo, Uruguay. We included patients admitted between November 2014 and October 2015 who were older than 15 years of age and who had at least two measurements of serum creatinine. We excluded patients who were hospitalized for less than 48 hours, patients who died at the time of hospitalization, and patients with chronic renal disease who were on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208045/joubert-s-syndrome-and-related-disorders-and-home-based-peritoneal-dialysis-in-east-africa-a-case-report
#19
Grace M Musiime, Doris M W Kinuthia, Donald P Oyatsi, Wangui Manguyu
BACKGROUND: Joubert's syndrome is a rare condition affecting an estimated 1:80,000-1:100,000 individuals. There is underdevelopment of the cerebellar vermis resulting in a characteristic molar tooth sign on cross sectional axial magnetic resonance imaging. It can occur in association with multi-organ involvement; in such cases it is classified as Joubert's syndrome and related disorders. To date, there are no cases of Joubert's syndrome and related disorders from sub-Saharan Africa described in the literature...
December 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162678/stability-of-ceftazidime-and-heparin-in-four-different-types-of-peritoneal-dialysis-solutions
#20
Surendra Kandel, Syed Tabish R Zaidi, S Troy Wanandy, Long C Ming, Ronald L Castelino, Kamal Sud, Rahul P Patel
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal (IP) administration of ceftazidime is recommended for the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PDAP) from Pseudomonas . Patients with PDAP may also need IP heparin to overcome problems with drainage of turbid peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluids and blockage of catheters with fibrin. Physico-chemical stability of ceftazidime and heparin, and biological stability of heparin in many types of PD solutions is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the stability of ceftazidime and heparin in 4 types of PD solutions...
January 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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