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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419138/clinical-significance-of-ngal-and-kim-1-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-scrub-typhus
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In O Sun, Sung Hye Shin, A Young Cho, Hyun Ju Yoon, Mi Yok Chang, Kwang Young Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical significance of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with scrub typhus. METHODS: From 2014 to 2015, 145 patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus. Of these, we enrolled 138 patients who were followed up until renal recovery or for at least 3 months. We measured serum and urine NGAL and KIM-1 levels and evaluated prognostic factors affecting scrub typhus-associated AKI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417443/time-trends-of-high-blood-pressure-prevalence-awareness-and-control-in-the-italian-general-population-surveys-of-the-national-institute-of-health
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Anna Di Lonardo, Chiara Donfrancesco, Luigi Palmieri, Diego Vanuzzo, Simona Giampaoli
INTRODUCTION: High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The urgency of the problem was underlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, which recommends a 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised BP by 2020. A surveillance system represents a useful tool to monitor BP in the general population. Since 1980s, the National Institute of Health has conducted several surveys of the adult general population, measuring cardiovascular risk factors by standardized procedures and methods...
April 17, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408808/acute-kidney-injury-and-inflammatory-response-of-sepsis-following-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-rats
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Chao Liu, Jie Hu, Zhi Mao, Hongjun Kang, Hui Liu, Wanlei Fu, Yangfan Lv, Feihu Zhou
BACKGROUND: Recently, the d-galactose (d-gal)-induced mimetic aging rat model has been widely used in studies of age-associated diseases, which have shown that chronic d-gal exposure induces premature aging similar to natural aging in rats. With the increasing rate of sepsis in the geriatric population, an easy-access animal model for preclinical studies of elderly sepsis is urgently needed. This study investigates whether a sepsis model that is established in d-gal-induced aging rats can serve as a suitable model for preclinical studies of elderly patients with sepsis...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376827/lead-exposure-at-firing-ranges-a-review
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REVIEW
Mark A S Laidlaw, Gabriel Filippelli, Howard Mielke, Brian Gulson, Andrew S Ball
BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb) is a toxic substance with well-known, multiple, long-term, adverse health outcomes. Shooting guns at firing ranges is an occupational necessity for security personnel, police officers, members of the military, and increasingly a recreational activity by the public. In the United States alone, an estimated 16,000-18,000 firing ranges exist. Discharge of Pb dust and gases is a consequence of shooting guns. METHODS: The objectives of this study are to review the literature on blood lead levels (BLLs) and potential adverse health effects associated with the shooting population...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368719/fatigue-does-not-conjointly-alter-postural-and-cognitive-performance-when-standing-in-a-shooting-position-under-dual-task-conditions
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José Luis Bermejo, Xavier García-Massó, Thierry Paillard, Frédéric Noé
This study investigated the effects of fatigue on balance control and cognitive performance in a standing shooting position. Nineteen soldiers were asked to stand while holding a rifle (single task - ST). They also had to perform this postural task while simultaneously completing a cognitive task (dual task - DT). Both the ST and DT were performed in pre- and post-fatigue conditions. In pre-fatigue, participants achieved better balance control in the DT than in the ST, thus suggesting that the increased cognitive activity associated with the DT improves balance control by shifting the attentional focus away from a highly automatised activity...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367015/oral-injury-due-to-blank-shot-of-a-rifle
#6
Kei Jitsuiki, Kouhei Ishikawa, Keiji Koike, Youichi Yanagawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356662/pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-an-analysis-of-165-cases
#7
E Mahesh, S Puri, V Varma, P R Madhyastha, S Bande, K C Gurudev
Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (PRAKI) contributes to 3-7% of overall acute kidney injury (AKI) cases in Indian subcontinent. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of PRAKI and risk factors associated with renal injury and maternal mortality. One hundred and sixty-five patients with PRAKI, seen at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College between 2005 and 2014, were included in this, observational study. AKI was analyzed in terms of maximal stage of renal injury attained as per Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of function, and End-stage renal disease (RIFLE) criteria...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355400/acute-kidney-injury-diagnosis-in-intensive-care-units-biomarkers-or-information
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Flávio Teles de Farias Filho, Maria Carolina Santos Malafaia, Erika Thaynara Martins
In recent years, the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) has been based on classifications such as RIFLE, AKIN and KDIGO, which has the goal of world standardization and timely recognition of the disease. It is essential that intensivists be aware about these classifications, because most of the time, they will have the first opportunity to diagnose AKI. However, it is still very common that the nephrologist consultation be performed in advanced stages of the AKI, when the interventions to halt the progression are very limited...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353411/polymyxin-b-and-vancomycin-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Douglas de Sousa Soares, André da Fonte Reis, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, Tacyano Tavares Leite, Sérgio Luiz Arruda Parente Filho, Carina Vieira de Oliveira Rocha, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate renal toxicities of Polymyxin B and Vancomycin among critically ill patients and risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted with patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital in Brazil. Patients were divided into two groups: those who used association of Polymyxin B + Vancomycin (Group I) and those who used only Polymyxin B (Group II). Risk factors for AKI were also analyzed...
March 29, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353153/good-tolerability-of-high-dose-colistin-based-therapy-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Sara Grignolo, Paola Tatarelli, Fabio Guolo, Paola Minetto, Giulia Rivoli, Daniela Guardo, Valerio Del Bono, Riccardo Varaldo, Francesca Gualandi, Filippo Ballerini, Annamaria Raiola, Marco Gobbi, Claudio Viscoli, Malgorzata Mikulska
PURPOSE: Colistin is usually the only drug fully active against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria, but its nephrotoxicity might limit its use. Recent pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data suggest that high dose of colistin, preceded by a loading dose, are needed to maximize its antibacterial effect. The aim of this study was to determine the safety of high doses colistin, in haematology population. METHODS: A retrospective review of haematology patients who received high dose colistin-based therapy in years 2011-2016 was performed...
March 28, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342840/the-ratio-of-contrast-volume-to-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Francesco Giannini, Azeem Latib, Richard J Jabbour, Massimo Slavich, Susanna Benincasa, Alaide Chieffo, Matteo Montorfano, Stefano Stella, Nicola Buzzatti, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the ratio of volume of contrast medium to the glomerular filtration rate (V/GFR) on acute kidney injury (AKI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and its impact on long-term mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively calculated V/GFR in 397 patients undergoing TAVI. AKI was defined as VARC-modified Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss and End-stage (RIFLE) kidney disease score≥2. RESULTS: The incidence of AKI was 17...
February 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303771/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-single-center-study
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Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan VandeWalle
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children is scarce. We performed a single center retrospective cohort study to analyze the incidence of AKI, the male/female ratio, the underlying etiology, and age at presentation. We also aimed to assess outcome measured by mortality, duration of PICU stay, and development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Records were searched for children presenting with or developing AKI between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2015...
March 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298367/incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-associated-with-scrub-typhus-a-retrospective-study-of-510-consecutive-patients-in-south-korea-2001-2013
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Kyungo Hwang, Ha Nee Jang, Tae Won Lee, Hyun Seop Cho, Eunjin Bae, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park
OBJECTIVES: Renal involvement in scrub typhus ranges from simple urinary abnormalities to acute kidney injury (AKI) leading to death. This study evaluated the incidence, predictors and prognosis of AKI associated with scrub typhus according to the RIFLE (risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage kidney disease) criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of patients diagnosed with scrub typhus from January 2001 to November 2013 in Gyeongsang National University Hospital...
March 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296531/risk-factors-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-cohort-of-20-575-arthroplasty-patients
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Pyry Jämsä, Esa Jämsen, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Jarkko Kalliovalkama, Antti Eskelinen, Niku Oksala
Background and purpose - Patients developing postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) are at risk of higher morbidity and mortality. In arthroplasty patients, many pre- and perioperative factors are associated with AKI but some of the risk factors are unclear. We report the incidence of postoperative AKI, the conditions associated with it, and survival rates in AKI patients. Patients and methods - We obtained data from 20,575 consecutive hip or knee arthroplasties. Postoperative AKI, occurring within 7 days after the operation, was defined using the risk, injury, failure, loss, and end-stage (RIFLE) criteria...
March 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294557/double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-routine-peri-operative-use-of-terlipressin-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar, Selvakumar Malleeshwaran, Ellango Appuswamy, Sukanya Lakshmi, Joy Varghese, Mohamed Rela
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative terlipressin (Tp) during living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been shown to reduce intra-operative portal pressures and improve renal function. Its role and safety profile has never been evaluated in a double-blinded RCT. AIM: To evaluate the haemodynamic effects, clinical benefits and safety of peri-operative terlipressin infusion in adult LDLT. METHODS: This was a single centre double-blind RCT. Consenting adults with chronic liver disease and low risk of post-transplant renal dysfunction (PTRD) undergoing their first LDLT were randomized...
March 14, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292533/assessment-of-hydration-status-using-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-in-critical-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Ana Cláudia da Rosa Hise, Maria Cristina Gonzalez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The state of hyperhydration in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) appears to be a viable method to access the fluid status of critical patients but has never been evaluated in critical patients with AKI. The objective of this study is to evaluate the hydration status measured using BIVA in critical patients under intensive care at the time of AKI diagnosis and to correlate this measurement with mortality...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285957/comparison-of-renal-outcomes-in-patients-treated-by-zenith-%C3%A2-fenestrated-and-zenith-%C3%A2-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-stent-grafts-in-us-prospective-pivotal-trials
#17
L R de Souza, G S Oderich, M A Farber, S Haulon, P V Banga, A H Pereira, P Gloviczki, S C Textor, F Jia
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR) has been used to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The risk of renal function deterioration compared with infrarenal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has not been determined. METHODS: Patients with preserved renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] > 45 mL/minute) enrolled in two prospective, non-randomised studies evaluating Zenith fenestrated and AAA stent grafts were matched (1:2) by propensity scores for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and pre-operative eGFR...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277965/effects-of-an-occupational-therapy-hand-dominance-transfer-intervention-for-soldiers-with-crossed-hand-eye-dominance
#18
Michelle Luken, Kathleen E Yancosek
Crossed dominance (CD) is defined as an individual's dominant hand and dominant eye being on opposite sides of the body. CD negatively impacts an individual's ability to accurately aim and fire long-barreled guns. The authors developed and evaluated a hand dominance transfer (HDT) intervention to improve the M16 rifle shooting accuracy, efficiency, and skill transfer. Twenty-four U.S. Army soldiers with CD were taught how to handle and fire an M16 rifle using the nondominant hand. Training was conducted at a military, indoor laser-equipped weapons simulator...
January 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270643/charlson-comorbidity-index-for-prediction-of-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Sumaira Talib, Fatima Sharif, Sidra Manzoor, Sonia Yaqub, Waqar Kashif
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine predictors of outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), and to study the impact of the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) as a prognostic indicator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included critically ill patients who were admitted with AKI or developed AKI during their hospital stay. The impact of comorbidity was evaluated by the CCI, while severity of AKI was assessed by the RIFLE criteria...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263630/individual-differences-in-automatic-semantic-priming
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Sally Andrews, Steson Lo, Violet Xia
This research investigated whether masked semantic priming in a semantic categorization task that required classification of words as animals or nonanimals was modulated by individual differences in lexical proficiency. A sample of 89 skilled readers, assessed on reading comprehension, vocabulary and spelling ability, classified target words preceded by brief (50 ms) masked primes that were either congruent or incongruent with the category of the target. Congruent primes were also selected to be either high (e...
May 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
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