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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782286/-ngal-as-a-marker-for-some-extrarenal-complications-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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M A Shalenkova, Z D Mikhailova, P F Klimkin
AIM: To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 110 patients with ACS on days 1-3 of hospitalization, concentrations of NGAL, serum (s-NGAL) and urinary (u-NGAL) NGAL, and N-terminal fragment of pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were measured, and transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Incidence of cardiovascular complications was determined during the stay in the hospital; hemodynamic parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) were measured on admission...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780349/association-of-chronic-kidney-disease-with-small-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Yuan-Hsiung Tsai, Meng Lee, Leng-Chieh Lin, Sheng-Wei Chang, Hsu-Huei Weng, Jen-Tsung Yang, Yen-Chu Huang, Ming-Hsueh Lee
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been closely associated with hypertension and stroke. Although studies have reported the relationship between CKD and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), the link between CKD, hypertension, and SVD is uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between CKD and SVD in patients with strictly hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods: 142 patients with acute hypertensive ICH were enrolled in this study...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778133/study-of-acute-kidney-injury-on-309-hypertensive-inpatients-with-acei-arb-diuretic-treatment
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Qiaochao Chen, Shaofang Zhu, Jianjun Liao, Wen He
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients found to be hypertensive during hospitalization who were prescribed angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI)/angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARB) + diuretic combinations, in order to determine which type of diuretic or combination of diuretics used in ACE/ARB-treated patients leads to a higher risk of acute kidney injury. METHOD: Data on basic information, medical history, diagnostic information and medications prescribed were obtained from the patients' medical records...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774601/the-impact-of-mitral-stenosis-on-outcomes-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-patient-undergoing-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#4
Yasser Al-Khadra, Fahed Darmoch, Motaz Baibars, Amir Kaki, Zaher Fanari, M Chadi Alraies
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of mitral stenosis (MS) in the setting of symptomatic aortic stenosis represent a clinical challenge. Little is known regarding the outcome of mitral stenosis (MS) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, we sought to study the outcome of MS patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Using weighted data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2011 and 2014, we identified patients who were diagnosed with MS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745916/fournier-s-gangrene-a-rare-complication-of-diabetes-mellitus-case-report
#5
Sh Muharremi
The presented case reports on 54-years old patient with T2 Diabetes mellitus who, due to hypoglycemic episodes on Insulin therapy, was treated with oral anti-hyperglycemic medications. Patient was on hemodialysis due to the stage 5 chronic kidney failure and had various comorbid conditions: arterial hypertension, history of acute myocardial infarction, dilative cardiomyopathy, amaurosis and peripheral neuropathy. Besides his complicated medical history, patient developed an early stage of Fournier's gangrene...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740333/flavonoids-in-kidney-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Félix Vargas, Paola Romecín, Ana I García-Guillén, Rosemary Wangesteen, Pablo Vargas-Tendero, M Dolores Paredes, Noemí M Atucha, Joaquín García-Estañ
This review summarizes the latest advances in knowledge on the effects of flavonoids on renal function in health and disease. Flavonoids have antihypertensive, antidiabetic, and antiinflammatory effects, among other therapeutic activities. Many of them also exert renoprotective actions that may be of interest in diseases such as glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy, and chemically-induced kidney insufficiency. They affect several renal factors that promote diuresis and natriuresis, which may contribute to their well-known antihypertensive effect...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738027/hydralazine-associated-adverse-events-a-report-of-two-cases-of-hydralazine-induced-anca-vasculitis
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Roman Zuckerman, Mayurkumar Patel, Eric J Costanzo, Harry Dounis, Rany Al Haj, Seyedehsara Seyedali, Arif Asif
Hydralazine is a direct-acting vasodilator, which has been used in treatment for hypertension (HTN) since the 1950s. While it is well known to cause drug-induced lupus (DIL), recent reports are indicating the emergence of the drug-induced anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (DIV). Herein, we describe two patients (aged 57 and 87 years) who presented with severe acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria, and hematuria. Both were receiving hydralazine for the treatment of hypertension...
May 7, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725629/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-the-changing-landscape-for-the-21st-century
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REVIEW
Swati Rao, Belinda Jim
Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (Pr-AKI) remains a large public health problem, with decreasing incidences in developing countries but seemingly increasing incidences in the United States and Canada. These epidemiologic changes are reflective of the advances in medical and obstetric care, as well as changes in underlying maternal risk factors. The risk factors associated with advanced maternal age, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and those associated with reproductive technologies such as multiple gestations, are increasing...
March 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719109/belatacept-during-pregnancy-in-renal-transplant-recipients-two-case-reports
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Jenna Combs, Anna Kagan, Mark Boelkins, Lisa Coscia, Michael Moritz, R Michael Hofmann
Impaired fertility is common among patients with chronic organ failure, including end stage renal disease (ESRD). Women of child-bearing age undergoing transplantation may experience rapid return of fertility. Pregnancy post-transplant presents numerous risks for the patient, fetus, and allograft. Maternal risks include hypertension and preeclampsia. Allograft risks include acute rejection and failure of the organ, and fetal risks include miscarriage, birth defects from immunosuppressants, premature delivery, and low birth weight...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697866/etiologies-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmissions-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-assisted-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-states-insights-from-the-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Chirag Bavishi, Alejandro Lemor, Vrinda Trivedi, Saurav Chatterjee, Pedro Moreno, John Lasala, Herbert D Aronow, J Dawn Abbott
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (pMCS)-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) represent a high-risk group vulnerable to complications and readmissions. HYPOTHESIS: Thirty-day readmissions after pMCS-assisted PCI are common among patients with comorbidities and account for a significant amount of healthcare spending. METHODS: Patients undergoing PCI and pMCS (Impella, TandemHeart, or intra-aortic balloon pump) for any indication between January 1, 2012, and November 30, 2014, were selected from the Nationwide Readmissions Database...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682860/the-role-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-on-outcomes-of-ischaemic-stroke-patients
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Ahsan A Khan, Gregory Y H Lip
Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the western world. Approximately 85% of strokes are ischaemic, caused by vascular occlusion either due to acute thrombus or emboli often as a result of atrial fibrillation (AF). Other age dependent conditions such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus lead to impairment of renal function and development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Indeed, CKD is increasingly prevalent in the elderly population and is an independent predictor of stroke recurrence, mortality and poor clinical outcomes after acute ischaemic stroke (1)...
April 23, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679302/association-of-abnormal-serum-potassium-levels-with-arrhythmias-and-cardiovascular-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Liesa K Hoppe, Dana C Muhlack, Wolfgang Koenig, Prudence R Carr, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
PURPOSE: To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serum potassium and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses. RESULTS: Meta-analyses included 310,825 participants from 24 studies. In the older general population, low serum potassium was associated with a 1...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675607/medical-and-financial-burden-of-acute-intermittent-porphyria
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Rochus A Neeleman, Margreet A E M Wagenmakers, Rita H Koole-Lesuis, G Sophie Mijnhout, J H Paul Wilson, Edith C H Friesema, Janneke G Langendonk
INTRODUCTION: A small proportion of patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) suffer from recurrent porphyric attacks, with a severely diminished quality of life. In this retrospective case-control study, the burden of disease is quantified and compared among three AIP patient subgroups: cases with recurrent attacks, cases with one or occasional attacks and asymptomatic carriers. METHODS: Data from patient records and questionnaires were collected in patients between 1960 and 2016 at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669818/changes-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-impact-on-long-term-survival-among-adults-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sangeeta Hingorani, Emily Pao, Phil Stevenson, Gary Schoch, Benjamin L Laskin, Ted Gooley, George B McDonald
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kidney injury is a significant complication for patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), but few studies have prospectively examined changes in GFR in long-term survivors of HCT. We described the association between changes in GFR and all-cause mortality in patients up to 10 years after HCT. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of adult patients undergoing HCT at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington from 2003 to 2015...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629275/human-cd36-overexpression-in-renal-tubules-accelerates-the-progression-of-renal-diseases-in-a-mouse-model-of-folic-acid-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Jong Hwan Jung, Jee Eun Choi, Ju Hung Song, Seon-Ho Ahn
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a risk factor for progression to chronic kidney disease, with even subclinical AKI episodes progressing to chronic kidney disease. Several risk factors such as preexisting kidney disease, hyperglycemia, and hypertension may aggravate renal disease after AKI. However, mechanisms underlying the progression of AKI are still unclear. This study identified the effect of human cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) overexpression on the progression of folic acid-induced AKI...
March 2018: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615357/use-of-extracorporeal-bypass-is-associated-with-improved-outcomes-in-open-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jahan Mohebali, Stephanie Carvalho, R Todd Lancaster, Emel A Ergul, Mark F Conrad, W Darrin Clouse, Richard P Cambria, Virendra I Patel
OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus on the use or benefit of extracorporeal circulation (EC) during aneurysm repair of the descending thoracic aorta (DTA) or thoracoabdominal aorta (TAA). We evaluated the role of EC during DTA or TAA aneurysm repair using U.S. Medicare data. METHODS: Medicare (2004-2007) patients undergoing open repair of nonruptured DTA or TAA aneurysm were identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code. Specific exclusions included ascending aortic or arch repairs, concomitant cardiac procedures, and procedures employing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615173/outcome-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-on-the-basis-of-referral-to-nephrologist-a-one-year-follow-up-study
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Muhammad Anees, Yasir Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim, Irfan Ilahi, Sajjad Ahmad, Khushbakht Isma Asif, Amina Jameel
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients presenting for dialysis on the basis of referral to nephrologist. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Nephrology Department of King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from January 2014 to January 2016. METHODOLOGY: All patients who were presented in nephrology outpatients department and with the indication of dialysis were included in study...
April 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582960/-acute-kidney-injury-and-rhabdomyolysis-after-cocaine-overdose-case-report-and-literature-review
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Anna Mudoni, Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Maria Domenica Burzo, Vitale Nuzzo
Cocaine, a natural alkaloid derived from the coca plant, is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs. Cocaine abuse causes systemic adverse effects like stroke, myocardic infarction, arterial dissection, vascular thrombosis and rhabdomyolysis. Cocaine use is, also, associated with renal complications such as acute kidney injury, vasculitis, acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease, malignant hypertension with thrombotic microangiopathy. Acute kidney injury may or may be not associated to rhabdomyolysis...
March 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579859/changes-in-antihypertensive-therapy-after-renal-transplantation
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F Villanego, A Moreno, J Wu, J Naranjo, A Delgado, J M Cazorla, T Garcia, A Mazuecos
INTRODUCTION: Post-transplant hypertension is extremely frequent, occurring in 60% to 90% of cases. It is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic graft dysfunction and patient survival. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe changes in antihypertensive therapy after renal transplantation (RT) depending on the type of pretransplant renal replacement therapy (RRT), hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of RT patients who were divided into 2 groups according to the type of pretransplant RRT (HD group: 69 patients; PD group: 38 patients)...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571627/long-term-decline-in-renal-function-is-more-significant-after-endovascular-repair-of-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Ziad Al Adas, Alexander D Shepard, Timothy J Nypaver, Mitchell R Weaver, Thomas Maatman, Lenar T Yessayan, Praveen Balraj, Loay S Kabbani
OBJECTIVE: It is not clear whether endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) results in an increase in renal insufficiency during the long term compared with open repair (OR). We reviewed our experience with AAA repair to determine whether there was a significant difference in postoperative and long-term renal outcomes between OR and EVAR. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of all patients who underwent AAA repair between January 1993 and July 2013 at a tertiary referral hospital...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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