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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207893/career-interest-and-perceptions-of-nephrology-a-repeated-cross-sectional-survey-of-internal-medicine-residents
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Michael N Daniels, Sharon Maynard, Ivan Porter, Hope Kincaid, Deepika Jain, Nabeel Aslam
BACKGROUND: Interest in nephrology careers among internal medicine residents in the United States is declining. Our objective was to assess the impact of the presence of a nephrology fellowship training program on perceptions and career interest in nephrology among internal medicine residents. A secondary objective was to identify commonly endorsed negative perceptions of nephrology among internal medicine residents. METHODS: This was a repeated cross-sectional survey of internal medicine residents before (Group 1) and 3 years after (Group 2) the establishment of nephrology fellowship programs at two institutions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202028/management-of-everolimus-associated-adverse-events-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-practical-guide
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REVIEW
Mark Davies, Anurag Saxena, John C Kingswood
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder characterised by highly variable comorbid dysfunction and subsequent morbidity. The mTOR inhibitor everolimus is indicated for the treatment of adult TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) and for subependymal giant astrocytoma (SEGA) in both adults and children, based on data from the EXIST-1 and EXIST-2 trials. However, due to the historical predominance of everolimus in the oncology setting, some physicians who treat TSC patients may be unfamiliar with everolimus-associated adverse events (AEs) and appropriate management strategies...
February 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201528/pharmacoepidemiology-for-nephrologists-do-proton-pump-inhibitors-cause-chronic-kidney-disease
#3
Laurie A Tomlinson, Damian G Fogarty, Ian Douglas, Dorothea Nitsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190377/collaborative-approach-to-the-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-fistula-on-a-us-navy-hospital-ship
#4
Kimberly A Thompson, Amrish Krishnan, Charles Stehman, Steven Hanling, Kevin Casey
Early creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) decreases morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease and is the standard of care in the United States. However, this procedure is frequently not accessible in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We present the first reported case of successful AVF creation as part of a humanitarian assistance mission. The patient was a 51-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis via a temporary dialysis catheter...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186959/percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-renal-biopsy-a-comparison-of-axial-vs-sagittal-probe-location
#5
Farnaz Shamshirgar, Seyed Morteza Bagheri
BACKGROUND: Renal biopsy is an important method for diagnosis of renal parenchymal abnormalities. Here, we compare the effectiveness and complications of percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy using axial vs. sagittal probe locations. METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey, in 2012, patients with a nephrologist order were biopsied by a radiology resident. Renal biopsy was done on 15 patients using axial (A group) and the same number of biopsies done with sagittal probe location (S group)...
February 7, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177096/-severe-multifactorial-hyponatremia
#6
Massimo Manes, Elisabetta Radin, Valentina Pellù, Donatella Caputo, Danila Gabrielli, Andrea Molino, Giuseppe Paternoster, Emanuele Parodi, Pier Eugenio Nebiolo
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder observed in hospitalized patients. The most severe forms are neurological and potentially fatal emergencies; yet increased morbidity, length of hospital stay and costs associated with less severe forms are aspects of major concern. Nephrologists are frequently consulted regarding the therapeutic management and the key pathophysiological issues of hyponatremia, as this latter aspect represents a true challenge in an emergency setting. We report a case of a woman admitted to the emergency room for gait instability caused by a very severe multifactorial hyponatremia with a favourable clinical outcome...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165579/a-national-appraisal-of-haemodialysis-vascular-access-provision-in-scotland
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Scott W Oliver, Jacqueline Campbell, David B Kingsmore, Ram Kasthuri, Wendy Metcalfe, Jamie P Traynor, Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Alan G Jardine, Peter C Thomson
PURPOSE: Published registry data demonstrate longstanding variation in the utilisation of different vascular access (VA) modalities between Scottish renal units; this may reflect different clinical processes between centres. A comprehensive appraisal was undertaken to understand the processes underpinning VA creation and maintenance across Scotland. METHODS: A mixed methods approach was utilised. Fifty-two semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients and clinicians in all ten, adult and paediatric, Scottish renal units...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161265/-reasons-for-first-consultation-in-nephrology-in-the-health-area-5-of-britanny-during-the-year-2014
#8
Jeanne Prévot, Sahar Bayat-Makoei, Cécile Vigneau
BACKGROUND: In France, the coordinated healthcare circuit means that patients should be referred to specialists, for example nephrologists, by another physician. However, there are no recommendations concerning the reasons justifying the referral to a nephrologist. The main purpose of our study is to describe the motif of first consultations in nephrology in the health area 5 of Brittany. METHODS: We retrospectively collected medical reports of first consultations by 17 nephrologists in the 4 centers of the study area, during the year 2014...
February 1, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161262/-factors-affecting-the-choice-of-peritoneal-dialysis-perspective-of-patients-and-nephrologists
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Aida Habib, Anne-Claire Durand, Philippe Brunet, Ariane Duval-Sabatier, Olivier Moranne, Stanislas Bataille, Laurent Benhaim, Évelyne Bargas, Stéphanie Gentile
PURPOSE: To identify factors related to the choice of peritoneal dialysis as a first dialysis technique: the viewpoint of patients and viewpoint of nephrologists. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study, type case-control was conducted in patients starting dialysis between 2010 and 2014 in 4 dialysis facilities in the PACA region. Nephrologists take care of patients included in the study were also interviewed. Data were collected using two standardized questionnaires: One for the patient and one for the nephrologists and using the French REIN registry...
February 1, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158576/web-based-consultation-between-general-practitioners-and-nephrologists-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vincent A van Gelder, Nynke D Scherpbier-de Haan, Saskia van Berkel, Reinier P Akkermans, Inge S de Grauw, Eddy M Adang, Pim J Assendelft, Wim J C de Grauw, Marion C J Biermans, Jack F M Wetzels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156631/survival-benefits-among-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-receiving-dialysis-versus-no-dialysis
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Maen Abdelrahim, Valda D Page, Shouhao Zhou, Chan Shen, Sriram Yennu, Bo Zhao, Joanna-Grace Mayo Manzano, Marina Ciny George, Joseph L Nates, Alvin Howard Moss, Rima Pai, Ala Abudayyeh
: 55 Background: Retrospective study of the outcomes of Stage IV Cancer Patients with End Stage Renal disease Receiving Dialysis and comparing the survival benefits among the patients who received Hemodialysis versus who didn't at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. METHODS: Retrospectively review all patients admitted to MDACC from 2005-2014 and diagnosed with stage IV solid tumor admitted with Acute kidney injury and a nephrology consult were included (N = 903) 19...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153192/current-challenges-and-opportunities-in-pd
#12
REVIEW
Philip Kam-Tao Li, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong
Despite the gradual increased use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) globally around the world, it is recognized that a number of areas in PD as a renal-replacement therapy require attention and improvements. The current challenges in PD include how to tackle technique failure and sustain long-term PD, manage and prevent peritoneal infections, malnutrition and inflammation, cardiovascular mortality, volume overload, glucose exposure, adequacy of solute removal, peritoneal access, peritoneal physiology and changes with long-term PD, patient fatigue, psychosocial issues, and care of elderly patients on PD...
January 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148557/symptom-management-of-the-patient-with-ckd-the-role-of-dialysis
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Valerie Jorge Cabrera, Joni Hansson, Alan S Kliger, Fredric O Finkelstein
As kidney disease progresses, patients often experience a variety of symptoms. A challenge for the nephrologist is to help determine if these symptoms are related to advancing CKD or the effect of various comorbidities and/or medications prescribed. The clinician also must decide the timing of dialysis initiation. The initiation of dialysis can have a variable effect on quality of life measures and the alleviation of uremic signs and symptoms, such as anorexia, fatigue, cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, pruritus, and sleep disturbances...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145625/pediatric-renal-transplant-practices-in-india
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Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Rajiv Sinha, Smriti Rohatgi, Vijay Kher, Arpana Iyengar, Arvind Bagga
Limited access to tertiary-level health care, limited trained pediatric nephrologists and transplant physicians, lack of facilities for dialysis, lack of an effective deceased donor program, non-affordability, and non-adherence to immunosuppressant drugs poses a major challenge to universal availability of pediatric transplantation in developing countries. We present the results of a survey which, to the best of our knowledge, is the first such published attempt at understanding the current state of pediatric renal transplantation in India...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134406/-the-ormond-s-disease-an-intriguing-obstructive-nephrouropathy
#15
Rocco Manganelli, Serena Manganelli, Salvatore Iannaccone, Walter De Simone
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis also known as Ormonds disease is a rare disorder characterized by the development of fibrotic tissue in the retroperitoneum involving the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries, ureters and the inferior vena cava. The aberrant tissue may compress ureters leading to obstructive nephrouropathy and renal failure, which are the most common clinical manifestations of this condition. The nephrologist is often consulted to make differential diagnosis for acute renal failure and obstructive uropathy...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130859/nephrologists-need-to-play-a-key-role-in-improving-annual-influenza-vaccination-rates-in-children-with-kidney-disease
#16
Oded Scheuerman, Eyal Zilber, Miriam Davidovits, Gabriel Chodick, Itzhak Levy
AIM: This study investigated the under-researched area of annual influenza vaccination rates in children with chronic kidney disease and identified reasons for non-immunisation. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in the nephrology clinic and dialysis unit of a tertiary paediatric medical centre from August to October 2011 and September to October 2012. Parents were asked to complete a questionnaire on their child's immunisation against influenza...
January 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122510/a-prospective-2-site-parallel-intervention-trial-of-a-research-based-film-to-increase-exercise-amongst-older-hemodialysis-patients
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Pia Kontos, Shabbir M H Alibhai, Karen-Lee Miller, Dina Brooks, Romeo Colobong, Trisha Parsons, Sarbjit Vanita Jassal, Alison Thomas, Malcolm Binns, Gary Naglie
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that exercise training for hemodialysis patients positively improves morbidity and mortality outcomes, yet exercise programs remain rare and are not systematically incorporated into care. We developed a research-based film, Fit for Dialysis, designed to introduce, motivate, and sustain exercise for wellness amongst older hemodialysis patients, and exercise counseling and support by nephrologists, nurses, and family caregivers. The objective of this clinical trial is to determine whether and in what ways Fit for Dialysis improves outcomes and influences knowledge/attitudes regarding the importance of exercise for wellness in the context of end-stage renal disease...
January 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122500/costs-of-care-at-the-end-of-life-among-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-patterns-and-predictors-in-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#18
Bradley Chen, Victoria Y Fan, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Chin-Chi Kuo
BACKGROUND: Despite the urgent need for evidence to guide the end-of-life (EOL) care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), we have limited knowledge of the costs and intensity of EOL care in this population. The present study examined patterns and predictors for EOL care intensity among elderly patients with CKD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective nationwide cohort study utilizing the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) Research Database. A total of 65,124 CKD patients aged ≥ 60 years, who died in hospitals or shortly after discharge between 2002 and 2012 were analyzed...
January 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119408/a-decision-making-algorithm-for-initiation-and-discontinuation-of-rrt-in-severe-aki
#19
Mallika L Mendu, George R Ciociolo, Sarah R McLaughlin, Dionne A Graham, Roya Ghazinouri, Siddharth Parmar, Alissa Grossier, Rebecca Rosen, Karl R Laskowski, Leonardo V Riella, Emily S Robinson, David M Charytan, Joseph V Bonventre, Jeffrey O Greenberg, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: AKI is an increasingly common and devastating complication in hospitalized patients. Severe AKI requiring RRT is associated with in-hospital mortality rates exceeding 40%. Clinical decision making related to RRT initiation for patients with AKI in the medical intensive care unit is not standardized. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a 13-month (November of 2013 to December of 2014) prospective cohort study in an academic medical intensive care unit involving the implementation of an AKI Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan, a decision-making algorithm to assist front-line clinicians caring for patients with AKI...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115864/continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-perspectives-on-patient-selection-in-low-to-middle-income-countries
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Wearne, Kajiru Kilonzo, Emmanuel Effa, Bianca Davidson, Peter Nourse, Udeme Ekrikpo, Ikechi G Okpechi
Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem that continues to show an unrelenting global increase in prevalence. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease has been predicted to grow the fastest in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). There is evidence that people living in LMICs have the highest need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) despite the lowest access to various modalities of treatment. As continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) does not require advanced technologies, much infrastructure, or need for dialysis staff support, it should be an ideal form of RRT in LMICs, particularly for those living in remote areas...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
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