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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360373/successful-treatment-of-pd-peritonitis-due-to-morganella-morganii-resistant-to-third-generation-cephalosporins-a-case-report
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Vaibhav Keskar, Mohan Biyani, Syed Obaid Amin, Greg Knoll
Morganella morganii is a rare cause of peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). Most of the reported cases have resorted to a switch to hemodialysis. We herein report a case of peritonitis due to M. morganii resistant to third-generation cephalosporins, which was treated successfully with intraperitoneal (IP) tobramycin followed by oral ciprofloxacin. Early microbiologic diagnosis is essential in the treatment of peritonitis from rare microorganisms such as Morganella morganii, and appropriate antibiotic therapy is the key to avoiding catheter loss and subsequent switch to hemodialysis...
March 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340820/role-of-everolimus-on-cardiac-functions-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#2
U Cakir, G Alis, T Erturk, A H Karayagiz, U Karabulut, I Berber
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is known to increase the survival of dialysis patients by ameloriating cardiac status, including both systolic and diastolic functions. We aimed to evaluate the role of immunosuppressive drug regimens on cardiac functions of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 120 KTRs immediately before and 1 year after the kidney transplantation, using tissue Doppler echocardiography. A triple immunosuppressive therapy including tacrolimus, mycophenoloic acid (MPA), and prednisolone was started for all patients...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
#3
Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272335/proline-residues-as-switches-in-conformational-changes-leading-to-amyloid-fibril-formation
#4
Ajda Taler-Verčič, Samra Hasanbašić, Selma Berbić, Veronika Stoka, Dušan Turk, Eva Žerovnik
Here we discuss studies of the structure, folding, oligomerization and amyloid fibril formation of several proline mutants of human stefin B, which is a protein inhibitor of lysosomal cysteine cathepsins and a member of the cystatin family. The structurally important prolines in stefin B are responsible for the slow folding phases and facilitate domain swapping (Pro 74) and loop swapping (Pro 79). Moreover, our findings are compared to β₂-microglobulin, a protein involved in dialysis-related amyloidosis...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260475/nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-after-kidney-transplant-our-15-years-of-experience-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors
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Gokalp Okut, Alper Alp, Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Cem Tugmen, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer after kidney transplant and the effects of immunosuppression reduction and switching to a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Kidney transplant recipients were evaluated retrospectively from patient medical records (between January 2000 and December 2014). A 30% increase in serum creatinine was accepted as indicating renal failure progression. RESULTS: Of 18 patients included (mean follow-up 98 ± 66 mo), 7 (38...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218354/dialysis-access-infections-and-hospitalisations-in-unplanned-dialysis-start-patients-results-from-the-options-study
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Anna Machowska, Mark D Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul R Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned dialysis start (UPS) associates with worse clinical outcomes, higher utilisation of healthcare resources, lower chances to select dialysis modality and UPS patients typically commenced in-centre haemodialysis (HD) with central venous catheter (CVC). We evaluated patient outcomes and healthcare utilisation depending on initial dialysis access (CVC or PD catheter) and subsequent pathway of UPS patients. METHODS: In this study patient demographics, access procedures, hospitalisations, and major infectious complications were analysed over 12 months in 270 UPS patients...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185299/incremental-hemodialysis-a-european-perspective
#7
Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport
Most patients initiating hemodialysis have residual renal function (RRF). Whereas RRF is monitored prior to commencing hemodialysis, once dialysis is started most centres simply rely on dialyzer urea clearance to determine adequate uremic toxin clearance and disregard the effect of RRF. However sustaining RRF is important for the dialysis patient, as RRF reduces inter-dialytic weight gains, increases middle molecule and protein bound toxin clearances and is associated with better quality of life assessments...
February 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168880/increased-%C3%AE-sheet-dynamics-and-d-e-loop-repositioning-are-necessary-for-cu-ii-induced-amyloid-formation-by-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
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Nicholas B Borotto, Zhe Zhang, Jia Dong, Brittney Burant, Richard W Vachet
β-2-Microglobulin (β2m) forms amyloid fibrils in the joints of patients undergoing dialysis treatment as a result of kidney failure. One of the ways in which β2m can be induced to form amyloid fibrils in vitro is via incubation with stoichiometric amounts of Cu(II). To better understand the structural changes caused by Cu(II) binding that allow β2m to form amyloid fibrils, we compared the effect of Ni(II) and Zn(II) binding, which are two similarly sized divalent metal ions that do not induce β2m amyloid formation...
February 28, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124665/acute-reactions-to-polysulfone-polyethersulfone-dialysers-literature-review-and-management
#9
W H Boer, Y Liem, E de Beus, A C Abrahams
Acute dialyser reactions in patients treated by haemodialysis are uncommon. We present two cases of such reactions, both in patients using a polysulfone, steam-sterilised dialyser. Patient 1 suffered from recurrent attacks of acute dyspnoea, hypoxia and hypotension that occurred early in dialysis sessions, whereas patient 2 presented with unexplained episodes of severe hypotension and vomiting in the initial phases of dialysis. After switching to a cellulose triacetate dialyser, both patients became asymptomatic during all subsequent dialysis sessions, but intentional (patient 1) and accidental (patient 2) rechallenge with the polysulfone dialyser induced an immediate recurrence of the symptoms...
January 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109543/the-risk-of-cancer-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-may-be-reduced-in-those-maintained-on-everolimus-and-reduced-cyclosporine
#10
Wai H Lim, Graeme R Russ, Germaine Wong, Helen Pilmore, John Kanellis, Steven J Chadban
Kidney transplant recipients are at a high risk of developing cancers after transplantation. Switching from calcineurin inhibitors to sirolimus has been shown to prevent secondary nonmelanoma skin cancer but whether everolimus with reduced exposure to calcineurin inhibitors has similar anti-cancer effects remains unknown. Therefore, we compared the risk of incident cancer over seven years of follow-up among kidney transplant recipients randomized to everolimus plus reduced exposure cyclosporine versus mycophenolate sodium and standard exposure cyclosporine...
January 18, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995744/online-hemodiafiltration-reduces-bisphenol-a-levels
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Borja Quiroga, Ricardo J Bosch, Ruth A Fiallos, Marta Sánchez-Heras, Nuria Olea-Herrero, Pilar López-Aparicio, Carmen Muñóz-Moreno, Miguel Angel Pérez-Alvarsan, Gabriel De Arriba
Several uremic toxins have been identified and related to higher rates of morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. Bisphenol A (BPA) accumulates in patients with chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the usefulness of online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) in reducing BPA levels. Thirty stable hemodialysis patients were selected to participate in this paired study. During three periods of 3 weeks each, patients were switched from high-flux hemodialysis (HF-HD) to OL-HDF, and back to HF-HD...
February 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981931/pleural-effusion-developing-in-two-patients-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
#12
Muhammad Asim
Two patients with end-stage-renal-disease on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) presented with pleural effusions. The aspirated fluid was categorised as transudate, based on alkaline pH, low protein and lactic dehydrogenase level. A striking feature of the pleural fluid was, its very high glucose content that resulted from translocation of dextrose containing peritoneal dialysate into the pleural space via a pleuroperitoneal connection. One patient was transferred to hemodialysis, which led to complete resolution of pleural effusion...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818920/new-techniques-of-on-line-biological-sample-processing-and-their-application-in-the-field-of-biopharmaceutical-analysis
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REVIEW
Jie Peng, Fang Tang, Rui Zhou, Xiang Xie, Sanwang Li, Feifan Xie, Peng Yu, Lingli Mu
Biological sample pretreatment is an important step in biological sample analysis. Due to the diversity of biological matrices, the analysis of target substances in these samples presents significant challenges to sample processing. To meet these emerging demands on biopharmaceutical analysis, this paper summarizes several new techniques of on-line biological sample processing: solid phase extraction, solid phase micro-extraction, column switching, limited intake filler, molecularly imprinted solid phase extraction, tubular column, and micro-dialysis...
November 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783636/online-haemodiafiltration-improves-inflammatory-state-in-dialysis-patients-a-longitudinal-study
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Ines Rama, Ines Llaudó, Pere Fontova, Gema Cerezo, Carlos Soto, Casimiro Javierre, Miguel Hueso, Nuria Montero, Alberto Martínez-Castelao, Juan Torras, Josep M Grinyó, Josep M Cruzado, Nuria Lloberas
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing conventional hemodialysis (C-HD) present a greater immuno-inflammatory state probably related to uremia, sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and /or membrane bioincompatibility, which could improve with a technique-switching to online hemodiafiltration (OL-HD). The antigen-independent pathway activation of this modified immunologic state turns dendritic cells (DC) into an accurate cell model to study these patients. The aim of this study is to further evaluate the immune-inflammatory state of patients in C-HD assessed by DC maturation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750343/-acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-failure
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Christoph R Werner, Verena Wagner, Bence Sipos, Maike Büttner-Herold, Kerstin Amann, Michael Haap, Nisar P Malek, Michael Bitzer, Ferruh Artunc
History and admission findings: We report on a 76-year-old man presenting with painless jaundice who developed dialysis-dependent acute kidney injury. Investigations: Biliary tract was examined with endoscopy, in addition kidney biopsy was performed. Diagnosis, treatment and course: A stenosing process could be seen in the biliary tract, leading to stent implantation. However, jaundice did not resolve. Kidney biopsy revealed bile casts indicating cholemic nephropathy. After switch of concomitant medication, hyperbilirubinemia resolved and kidney function was completely restored...
October 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738086/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-due-to-melioidosis-a-potentially-devastating-condition
#16
Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Lachlan J Pearson, Tanittha Chatsuwan, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nisa Thongbor, Gunticha Nuntawong, Laksamon Praderm, Pantiwa Wechagama, Surapong Narenpitak, Apinya Wechpradit, Worauma Punya, Guttiga Halue, Phetpailin Naka, Somboon Jeenapongsa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
♦ Background: Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Although a wide range of clinical manifestations from this organism are known, peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has rarely been reported. ♦ Patients and Methods: Peritoneal dialysis patients from all regions in Thailand were eligible for the study if they had peritonitis and either peritoneal fluid or effluent culture positive for B.pseudomallei Patient data obtained included baseline characteristics, laboratory investigations, treatments, and clinical outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697783/conservative-management-and-end-of-life-care-in-an-australian-cohort-with-esrd
#17
Rachael L Morton, Angela C Webster, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten Howard, Fliss E M Murtagh, Nicholas A Gray, Peter G Kerr, Michael J Germain, Paul Snelling
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the proportion of patients who switched to dialysis after confirmed plans for conservative care and compare survival and end-of-life care among patients choosing conservative care with those initiating RRT. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A cohort study of 721 patients on incident dialysis, patients receiving transplants, and conservatively managed patients from 66 Australian renal units entered into the Patient Information about Options for Treatment Study from July 1 to September 30, 2009 were followed for 3 years...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665407/-urologic-malignancies-in-renal-transplant-candidates-and-recipients
#18
F Kleinclauss, R Thuret, T Murez, M O Timsit
OBJECTIVE: To review epidemiology and management of urologic neoplasms in renal transplant candidates and recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) and Embase (http://www.embase.com) database using the following keywords, alone or in association, "neoplasms"; "prostate cancer"; "renal carcinoma"; "renal transplantation"; "transitional carcinoma"; "waiting list". Articles were selected according to methods, language of publication and relevance...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588751/from-zero-to-hero-saving-lives-one-hero-at-a-time
#19
Dr Charlotte Ratcliff, Miss Monica Hansrani
INTRODUCTION: This case report intends to highlight the Haemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft as a potential long term option for ongoing dialysis in patients with central venous stenosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 55year old patient, who developed end stage renal failure (ESRF) after chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, presented at the limit of her dialysis access after a 15year haemodialysis history causing central vein stenosis. The patient was initially started on peritoneal dialysis but after repeated peritonitis was switched to haemodialysis...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577241/association-of-peritonitis-with-hemodialysis-catheter-dependence-after-modality-switch
#20
Timmy Lee, Mae Thamer, Yi Zhang, Qian Zhang, Michael Allon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Few studies have evaluated vascular access use after transition from peritoneal dialysis to hemodialysis. Our study characterizes vascular access use after switch to hemodialysis and its effect on patient mortality and evaluates whether a peritonitis event preceding the switch was associated with the timing of permanent vascular access placement and use. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The US Renal Data System data were used to evaluate the establishment of a permanent vascular access in 1165 incident Medicare-insured adult patients on dialysis who initiated peritoneal dialysis between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 and switched to hemodialysis within 1 year...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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