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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661625/unusual-presentation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-leading-to-a-large-outbreak-in-riyadh-during-2017
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Hala Amer, Abdulrahman S Alqahtani, Hind Alzoman, Nawfal Aljerian, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: The hallmark of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease is the ability to cause major health care-associated nosocomial outbreaks with superspreading events leading to massive numbers of cases and excessive morbidity and mortality. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis and became a MERS-CoV superspreader, igniting a recent multihospital outbreak in Riyadh. MATERIAL AND RESULTS: Between May 31 and June 15, 2017, 44 cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported from 3 simultaneous clusters from 3 health care facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including 11 fatal cases...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661433/better-selection-criteria-with-prognostic-factors-for-liver-transplantation
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L S Nacif, R S Pinheiro, V Rocha-Santos, V M Barbosa, A P de Moura Dias, R B Martino, R A Macedo, L Ducatti, L Haddad, F Galvão, W Andraus, L Carneiro D' Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation has evolved significantly in recent years, with each advancement part of the effort toward increasing patient and graft survival as well as quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors and selection criteria for liver transplantation. METHODS: Our study was a statistical analysis, logistic regression, and survival evaluation of a total of 80 liver transplants that were performed between June 1, 2016 and September 24, 2016...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661293/stent-graft-placement-versus-angioplasty-for-hemodialysis-access-failure-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Huanrui Hu, Zhoupeng Wu, Jichun Zhao, Jiarong Wang, Bin Huang, Yi Yang, Fei Xiong
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis is a common treatment for end-stage renal disease, and maintenance of access patency remains a key issue. Angioplasty is recommended as the first choice for access stenosis, but it poses a risk of a high rate of restenosis. Stent graft placement can generate a high patency rate of dialysis access. This study aimed to compare the primary patency of the treatment area and access circuit between stent grafts and angioplasty in dialysis access failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three electronic databases, namely, PubMed, Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews, and EMBASE, were searched from the database inception to September 2017 without language restriction...
June 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657207/adoption-of-transposed-basilic-vein-as-access-for-hemodialysis
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Jacob A Akoh
The fistula first initiative has rekindled interest in transposition of basilic vein (TBV) in preference to arteriovenous grafts (AVG). TBV is considered to have advantages over AVG. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of TBVs in our center comparing them to a historically matched group of patients who had AVG. Thirty-two patients who underwent TBV as a vascular access procedure in Derriford Hospital between January 2010 and October 2014 were included in the study. The historical control group comprised 31 patients who had AVG inserted in the upper arm between January 1999 and December 2010...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657198/scoring-systems-and-outcome-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-admitted-in-intensive-care-units
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Jitendra Goswami, Manish R Balwani, Vivek Kute, Manoj Gumber, Mohan Patel, Umesh Godhani
The outcome of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is difficult to predict. This study assessed the outcome of CKD patients admitted to the ICU and evaluated prediction of 30-day mortality using the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II), Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II), and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score. One hundred consecutive CKD patients admitted to the ICU at a tertiary care hospital, Ahmedabad between 2011 and 2013 were included prospectively...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656848/the-discipline-of-epidemiology-engaging-in-the-full-breadth-of-population-health-science
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EDITORIAL
Harold I Feldman
This address was delivered by Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 26, 2017. Dr. Feldman is George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in kidney disease epidemiology...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651677/-antifreeze-poisoning-the-case-of-a-patient-with-repeated-ethylene-glycol-poisoning
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J Prinz, B Böll, M von Bergwelt, V Burst, J U Becker, D Carvalho-Fiel, A Shimabukuro-Vornhagen, M Kochanek
Ethylene glycol poisoning of incidental or suicidal intention can cause life-threatening metabolic acidosis, diverse secondary damage, and even lead to death. Beside hemodialysis effective therapy consists of the administration of fomepizole and ethanol. We describe a patient after repeated ethylene glycol poisoning with high anion gap metabolic acidosis and acute renal failure. Using hemodialysis, with dialysate containing a specific amount of ethanol, and intravenous ethanol administration we were able to prevent severe secondary organ damage...
April 12, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626610/health-related-quality-of-life-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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T Spangenberg, J Schewel, A Dreher, F Meincke, E Bahlmann, H van der Schalk, F Kreidel, C Frerker, M Stoeck, B Bein, K-H Kuck, A Ghanem
BACKGROUND: Recent data identifies extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) as a potential addendum of conventional cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (cCPR) in highly specified circumstances and selected patients. However, consented criteria indicating eCPR are lacking. Therefore we provide first insights into the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes of patients treated with eCPR in a real world setting. METHODS: Retrospective single-center experience of 60 consecutive patients treated with eCPR between 01/2014 and 06/2016 providing 1-year survival- and HRQoL data obtained through the Short-Form 36 Survey (SF-36) after refractory out-of-hospital- (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology...
April 4, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625103/aortic-valve-reoperation-following-stentless-bioprosthesis-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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Bo Yang, Himanshu J Patel, Elizabeth L Norton, Christina Debenedictus, Linda Farhat, Xiaoting Wu, Kevin He, Whitney E Hornsby, Donald S Likosky, G Michael Deeb
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding outcomes for stentless aortic valve reoperation. The reported reoperative mortality has been unacceptably high. METHODS: Between 1997-2017, a retrospective analysis was performed on 143 patients that underwent open aortic valve reoperations for failed stentless aortic valve bioprostheses. We evaluated both short- and long-term outcomes on this cohort of patients. RESULTS: Bicuspid aortic valve was present in 107/143 (75%) of patients at the time of the initial Freestyle procedure and 84% (120/143) patients underwent a modified inclusion aortic root replacement procedure...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624859/comparison-between-open-and-pharmacomechanical-repair-of-acutely-thrombosed-arteriovenous-hemodialysis-fistulae-within-a-decade
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Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Ulrich Rother, Alexander Meyer, Axel Schmid, Michael Uder, Werner Lang
INTRODUCTION: Different declotting techniques are available for acutely thrombosed arteriovenous hemodialysis fistulae (AVF). The aim of this single-center study was to compare immediate and follow-up results between surgical repair and a modified interventional lyse-and-wait technique characterized by prolonged local reaction times of recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rtPA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 110 consecutively treated patients between the years 2003 and 2013...
April 6, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622994/cardiovascular-risk-of-circulating-endotoxin-level-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Mohamed Ibrahim, Maha Behairy, Marwa El-Ashry, Ahmad E Mostafa
Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Circulating endotoxins may have toxic effect on myocardial functions and are speculated as pathogens of accelerated atherosclerosis and hemodialysis (HD) patients. Objective: We aimed to assess the possible relation between circulating endotoxin levels and left ventricular functions parameters, common carotid artery intimal media thickness (CIMT) in prevalent HD patients...
March 2018: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622969/relationship-between-serum-osteoprotegerin-and-vascular-calcifications-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Tarek Z El Baz, Osama A Khamis, Amal El-Shehaby, Hussein Chahine, Ahmad Alaa Al-Din Ahmed, Mostafa A Alsawasany
Background: Uremia is a vasculopathic process, and both cardiac calcification and vascular calcification seen from the early stages of chronic kidney disease. Osteoprotegerin could play a crucial role in atherosclerotic plaque formation, maturation and calcification. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship of serum osteoprotegerin with vascular calcification in patients with end stage kidney disease who were maintained on regular hemodialysis. Methods: Sixty clinically stable chronic renal failure patients undergoing regular hemodialysis were enrolled in this cross sectional study...
June 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619320/-corynebacterium-jeikeium-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-comprehensive-review-of-an-underestimated-infection
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Kaveh Rezaei Bookani, Rachel Marcus, Eyad Cheikh, Monireh Parish, Usman Salahuddin
Diphtheroids are gram-positive pleomorphic bacilli in the family of Coryneform bacteria. These organisms are present as part of the human flora. Past practice habits had been to consider them as contaminants when isolated from clinical samples. Corynebacterium jeikeium is one of the most clinically important nondiphtherial Corynebacteria that can cause different forms of infections specifically in patients with underlying risk factors and co-morbidities including immunocompromised subjects. Through this article, we present a 67-year-old gentleman with extensive co-morbidities including heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and ESRD on hemodialysis through a femoral catheter who presented with chest pain and fatigue...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617004/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-cardiovascular-and-renal-events-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-everolimus-eluting-stent-risk-stratification-with-c-reactive-protein
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Kazuhiro Dan, Toru Miyoshi, Makoto Nakahama, Tomofumi Mizuno, Kenzo Kagawa, Yoichiro Naito, Satoshi Kawada, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inflammation play critical roles in atherosclerosis. There is limited evidence regarding the relationship between CKD and patients receiving second-generation drug-eluting stents for coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of CKD on cardiovascular and renal events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with everolimus-eluting stents (EES). METHODS: We analyzed 504 consecutive patients with stable angina pectoris and significant coronary artery stenosis treated with EES...
March 27, 2018: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615750/impact-of-systemic-volume-status-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping
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Marlies Antlanger, Stefan Aschauer, Andreas A Kammerlander, Franz Duca, Marcus D Säemann, Diana Bonderman, Julia Mascherbauer
Diffuse myocardial fibrosis is a key pathophysiologic feature in heart failure and can be quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping. However, increases in myocardial free water also prolong native T1 times and may impact fibrosis quantification. Thus far, the impact of systemic patient volume status remains unclear. In this study, native T1 time by CMR was investigated in hemodialysis (HD) patients (n = 37) and compared with healthy controls (n = 35). Volume status was quantified by bioimpedance spectroscopy and correlated with CMR T1 time...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615350/a-technique-for-the-salvage-of-megafistulas-allowing-immediate-dialysis-access
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Nosratollah Nezakatgoo, Steven D Kozusko, Jefferson T Watson, Rebecca Empting, Charles P Shahan, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Almost two million individuals are undergoing renal replacement therapy worldwide, with hemodialysis being the common form. Many factors influence the primary patency of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), including vessel size, fistula flow rates, cannulation practice, and thrombotic tendencies. Excess dilation of the AVF, resulting in the development of a megafistula, is a complication that can result in a need for AVF revision and subsequent failure. METHODS: The charts of patients who underwent autogenous AVF revision because of the development of a megafistula with aneurysmectomy and vein transposition by a single surgeon during a 7-year period from 2009 through 2016 were reviewed...
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/29610590/effects-of-appropriate-nutrition-training-in-small-groups-on-laboratory-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients-from-iran
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Nader Aghakhani, Seyyedeh Leila Hoseini, Kourosh Kamali, Davoud Vahabzadeh
Introduction: Adherence to appropriate nutrition and fluid intake is one of the essential parts of chronic renal failure treatment for achieving the desirable results among the patients with hemodialysis. Among various training methods, the "small groups' method", as an advanced method, can be performed by nurses in achieving desirable therapeutic results. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of appropriate nutrition training in small groups on laboratory parameters in hemodialysis patients...
December 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609531/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-a-case-series-of-28-patients-treated-with-sustained-low-efficiency-dialysis-sled-and-long-term-follow-up
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Andrea Angioi, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Maura Conti, Gianfranco Pili, Alice Atzeni, Valeria Matta, Riccardo Cao, Matteo Floris, Marco Songini, Maria Franca Mulas, Mitchell Rosner, Antonello Pani
BACKGROUND: Metformin associated lactic acidosis (MALA) is a well-known serious side effect of biguanides. However, the best treatment strategy remains a matter of debate. In the last 14 years, we observed a significant increase in hospitalizations for MALA to our Center. We report the outcomes of our clinical and therapeutic approach. METHODS: This is a single-center case series. Twenty-eight patients affected with MALA and acute kidney failure admitted between January 2000 and September 2014 were included...
April 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602630/medicare-costs-associated-with-arteriovenous-fistulas-among-us-hemodialysis-patients
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Mae Thamer, Timmy C Lee, Haimanot Wasse, Marc H Glickman, Joyce Qian, Daniel Gottlieb, Scott Toner, Timothy A Pflederer
BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the recommended vascular access for hemodialysis (HD). Previous studies have not examined the resources and costs associated with creating and maintaining AVFs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Elderly US Medicare patients initiating hemodialysis therapy during 2010 to 2011. PREDICTOR: AVF primary and secondary patency and nonuse in the first year following AVF creation...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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