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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344507/definition-management-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-an-international-survey-of-nephrologists
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Umar Farooq, Aaron Tober, Vernon Chinchilli, W Brian Reeves, Nasrollah Ghahramani
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disease burdened by uncertainties of definition, management strategies, and prognosis. This study explores the relationship between demographic characteristics of nephrologists and their perceptions about the definition, management, and follow-up of AKI. Methods: We developed a Web-based survey, the International Survey on Acute Kidney Injury (ISAKI), consisting of 29 items in 4 categories: (1) demographic and practice characteristics, (2) definition of AKI, (3) management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in AKI, and (4) sequelae of AKI...
December 2017: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336390/long-term-quality-of-life-postacute-kidney-injury-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Heyman Luckraz, Jayanta Nandi, Alan Nevill, Ramesh Giri, Andrew Panayiotou, Johann Nicholas
BACKGROUND: Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is known to be associated with significant short-term morbidity and mortality. There have as yet been no major reports on long-term quality of life (QOL). This study assessed the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) and renal replacement therapy (RRT) on long-term survival and QOL after cardiac surgery. The need for long-term RRT is also assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac surgery between 2005 and 2011 (n = 6087) and developed AKI (RIFLE criteria, n = 570) were included...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324940/risk-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-primary-health-care
#3
Maria Célia Laranjeira Rigonatto, Marcia Cristina da Silva Magro
OBJECTIVE: To identify hypertensive and diabetic patients at risk for developing acute kidney injury in the primary health care setting. METHOD: Observational, longitudinal, prospective study. Sample of 56 diabetic and hypertensive individuals. A semi-structured questionnaire was adopted for data collection. For the description of results, were calculated dispersion measures and the Spearman test was used for statistical analysis. The result was considered significant when p <0...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286009/efficacy-of-loading-dose-of-colistin-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#4
Emine Alp, Esma Eren, Gülseren Elay, Fatma Cevahir, Aliye Esmaoğlu, Jordi Rello
Colistin loading dose (LD) has been postulated as an advance in therapy. The clinical, microbiological effectiveness and nephrotoxicity of adding an LD to systemic colistin in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii remain unknown. In this quasi experimental study, the efficacy, outcomes and nephrotoxicity in 30 adults who received intravenous colistin with LD for MDR A. baumannii ventilator associated pneumonia were compared with 22 in absence of LD...
December 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284573/case-report-late-reconstruction-of-the-land-mine-injured-heel-with-an-osteomyocutaneous-composite-fibular-flap
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Harun Yasin Tuzun, Mustafa Kurklu, Yalcin Kulahci, Selim Turkkan, Arsen Arsenishvili
The heel comprises the epidermis, minimal subcutaneous tissue, a dense septum, and the calcaneus. Injury to any of these structures can impair the ability to walk. The soft tissue or calcaneal bone can be injured by trauma. Injuries incurred in war are usually high-energy traumas caused by weapons such as rifles, rockets, and land mines. Such injuries can be life threatening and involve the loss of tissue, including skin, soft tissue, bone, and neurovascular tissue. Two main treatment protocols are used for such injuries with large tissue defects: amputation and reconstruction...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279322/assessment-of-bullet-effectiveness-based-on-a-human-vulnerability-model
#6
Susu Liu, C Xu, Y Wen, G Li, J Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Penetrating wounds from explosively propelled fragments and bullets are the most common causes of combat injury. There is a requirement to assess the potential effectiveness of bullets penetrating human tissues in order to optimise preventive measures and wound trauma management. METHODS: An advanced voxel model based on the Chinese Visible Human data was built. A digital human vulnerability model was established in combination with wound reconstruction and vulnerability assessment rules, in which wound penetration profiles were obtained by recreating the penetration of projectiles into ballistic gelatin...
December 25, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260242/-update-on-gunshot-wounds-to-extremities
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F von Lübken, G Achatz, B Friemert, M Mauser, A Franke, E Kollig, D Bieler
Due to recent rampage and terror attacks in Europe, gunshot wounds have become a focus of attention even though they are still rare in Europe. Approximately 50% of gunshot wounds affect the extremities and to understand the sequelae, a basic knowledge of wound ballistics is indispensable. The energy transmitted from the bullet to the tissue is responsible for the severity of the injury and is dependent on the type of weapon and ammunition. A differentiation is made between low-energy injuries caused, e.g...
December 19, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247605/chronic-lead-intoxication-from-eating-wild-harvested-game
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Eric J Buenz, Gareth J Parry
PURPOSE: To determine if conversion from eating wild game harvested with lead-based ammunition to non-lead-based ammunition results in lower blood lead levels. BACKGROUND: Supersonic injection of toxin-leeching frangible projectiles into food is intuitively bad. As much as 95% of the ~13.7m hunters in the United States choose shrapnel-inducing lead bullets to kill game; in addition, not harvesting meat is an incarcerable crime. A lead ammunition ban on certain federal lands was recently rescinded and The National Rifle Association refutes any risk from eating lead bullet-harvested game...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229640/adverse-effects-of-intravenous-vancomycin-based-prophylaxis-during-therapy-for-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yilun Sun, Rachael L Huskey, Li Tang, Hiroto Inaba, Aditya H Gaur, Raul Ribeiro, Jeffrey E Rubnitz, Joshua Wolf
Background Children and adolescents with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at risk of life-threatening bacterial infection, especially with viridans group streptococci. Primary antibacterial prophylaxis with vancomycin-based regimens reduces this risk, but might increase risk of renal or liver toxicity, or Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).Methods A retrospective review was conducted of patients treated for newly diagnosed AML at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 2002 to 2008. Nephrotoxicity was classified according to pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End Stage Renal Disease (RIFLE) criteria, and hepatotoxicity according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events criteria...
December 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
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Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202260/interobserver-agreement-for-post-mortem-renal-histopathology-and-diagnosis-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-critically-ill-patients
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Neil J Glassford, Alison Skene, Maria B Guardiola, Matthew J Chan, Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kim Solez
BACKGROUND: The renal histopathology of critically ill patients dying with acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care units of high income countries remains uncertain. METHODS: Retrospective observational assessment of interobserver agreement in the reporting of renal post mortem histopathology, and the ability of pathologists blinded to the clinical context to independently identify the presence of pre-mortem AKI from digital images of histological sections from 34 critically ill patients dying in teaching hospitals in Australia and Canada...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190605/evaluation-of-renal-toxicity-of-colistin-therapy-with-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-biomarker-of-renal-tubular-damage
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Atefeh Ordooei Javan, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Shervin Shokouhi, Zahra Sahraei
INTRODUCTION: Nephrotoxicity has been a concern with new dosing regimens of colistin. This study was designed to compare nephrotoxicity of high dose and conventional dose of colistin and the ability of detecting it using neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was carried out on 40 patients with multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections assigned into 2 groups to receive high and conventional doses of colistin...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173963/acute-kidney-injury-it-s-not-just-the-big-burns
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L A Kimmel, S Wilson, R G Walker, Y Singer, H Cleland
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) complicates the management of at least 25% of patients with severe burns and is associated with long term complications. Most research focuses on the patients with more severe burns, and whether the same factors are associated with the development of AKI in patients with burns between 10 and 19% total body surface area (TBSA) is unknown. The aims of this study were to examine the incidence of, and factors associated with, the development of AKI in patients with%TBSA≥10, as well as the relationship with hospital metrics such as length of stay (LOS)...
November 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156858/risk-factors-for-colistin-associated-nephrotoxicity-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Hüseyin Özkarakaş, Işıl Köse, Çiler Zincircioğlu, Sibel Ersan, Gürsel Ersan, Nimet Şenoğlu, Şükran Köse, Rıza Hakan Erbay
Background/aim: Colistin is gaining popularity against multidrug-resistant bacteria. The primary concern with colistin is its nephrotoxicity (NT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for NT and to evaluate the risk factors for mortality in the toxicity group. Materials and methods: NT was defined according to the RIFLE criteria. Data of patients who did or did not develop NT were compared. Positive and negative predictive values, risk ratio, and correlation coefficients were calculated...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118769/clinical-usefulness-of-urinary-liver-fatty-acid-binding-protein-excretion-for-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-during-the-first-7-days-and-the-short-term-prognosis-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-non-chronic-kidney-disease
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Akihiro Shirakabe, Noritake Hata, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yusaku Shibata, Suguru Nishigoori, Saori Uchiyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
Background: The clinical significance of urinary liver fatty acid-binding protein (u-LFABP) in acute heart failure (AHF) patients remains unclear. Methods and Results: The u-LFABP levels on admission of 293 AHF patients were analyzed. The patients were divided into 2 groups according to the u-LFABP quartiles (Q1, Q2, and Q3 = low u-LFABP [L] group vs. Q4 = high u-LFABP [H] group). We evaluated the diagnostic and prognostic value of u-LFABP and compared the findings between the chronic kidney disease (CKD; n = 165) and non-CKD patients (n = 128)...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092921/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Johanne Silvain, Lee S Nguyen, Vincent Spagnoli, Mathieu Kerneis, Paul Guedeney, Nicolas Vignolles, Kristel Cosker, Olivier Barthelemy, Claude Le Feuvre, Gérard Helft, Jean-Philippe Collet, Gilles Montalescot
OBJECTIVES: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common and potentially severe complication in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). There is no consensus on the best definition of CI-AKI to identify patients at risk of haemodialysis or death. The objective of this study was to assess the association of CI-AKI, using four definitions, on inhospital mortality, mortality or haemodialysis requirement over 1-year follow-up, in patients with STEMI treated with pPCI...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091905/the-effect-of-range-and-ammunition-type-on-fracture-patterns-in-porcine-postcranial-flat-bones
#17
Kleio Fragkouli, Eyad Al Hakeem, Ozgur Bulut, Tal Simmons
Pig half-carcasses were shot in scapulae, ribs and mandibles with either 0.243 hunting rifle using high velocity expanding ammunition (N = 30) or AK47 using full metal jacketed (FMJ) ammunition (N = 12) from a range of either 5 or 20 m. Fracture patterns related to distance of fire and ammunition type were compared on de-fleshed, macerated, and reconstructed bones. For expanding ammunition, location of fracture on ribs affected the resulting pattern. Scapulae shot from 5 m presented a comminuted pattern different from those shot from 20 m...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079062/correlation-between-resting-state-electroencephalographic-characteristics-and-shooting-performance
#18
Anmin Gong, Jianping Liu, Fangbo Li, Fangyi Liu, Changhao Jiang, Yunfa Fu
According to the theories of neural plasticity and neural efficiency, professional skill training improves performance by strengthening the underlying neural mechanisms. Therefore, subjects trained professionally may exhibit changes in resting-state neurophysiological characteristics closely related to performance. To test this notion, the resting-state electroencephalogram (EEG) was measured from 35 rifle shooters after the same training regimen, and resting-state EEG characteristics were analyzed for correlations with shooting performance...
October 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045467/the-dose-of-hydroxyethyl-starch-6-130-0-4-for-fluid-therapy-and-the-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-matched-study
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Mona Momeni, Lompoli Nkoy Ena, Michel Van Dyck, Amine Matta, David Kahn, Dominique Thiry, André Grégoire, Christine Watremez
The safety of hydroxyethyl starches (HES) is still under debate. No studies have compared different dosing regimens of HES in cardiac surgery. We analyzed whether the incidence of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) differed taking into account a weight-adjusted cumulative dose of HES 6% 130/0.4 for perioperative fluid therapy. This retrospective cohort study included all adult patients undergoing elective or emergency cardiac surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass. Exclusion criteria were patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT), cardiac trauma surgery, heart transplantation, patients with ventricular assist devices, subjects who required a surgical revision for bleeding and those whose medical records were incomplete...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038262/severe-infusion-related-adverse-events-and-renal-failure-in-patients-receiving-high-dose-intravenous-polymyxin-b
#20
Josiane F John, Diego R Falci, Maria Helena Rigatto, Renata D Oliveira, Thaysa G Kremer, Alexandre P Zavascki
Very high doses of polymyxin B (PMB) have been addressed in in vitro experiments against carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli as a strategy to improve bacterial killing and suppress resistance emergence. However, the toxicities of very high doses in patients are unknown. This is a retrospective cohort study assessing patients receiving >3mg/kg/day or a total dose ≥250mg/day of PMB. The main outcomes were severe infusion-related adverse event according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Criteria and renal failure category of RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury (AKI) during treatment...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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