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Moataz M Hassan, Zied Gaifer, Ibrahim S Al-Zakwani
Background Colistin is used to treat gram-negative infections but it's highly associated with nephrotoxicity. Objectives To determine the incidence and risk factors as well as mortality in patients on colistin. Setting Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted and who received colistin for ≥ 48 h. The exclusion criteria included inhaled colistin therapy, cystic fibrosis, or pregnancy. The study period was from January 2010 to June 2016...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Simon Chapman, Michael Stewart, Philip Alpers, Michael Jones
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March 13, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Adam I Edelstein, Kamil T Okroj, Thea Rogers, Craig J Della Valle, Scott M Sporer
BACKGROUND: Treatment of periprosthetic joint infections commonly involves insertion of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer (ACS). The risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) related to use of antibiotic spacers has not been well defined. We aimed to identify the incidence of and risk factors for AKI after placement of an ACS. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of patients with an infected primary total hip or knee arthroplasty treated with ACSs with vancomycin, gentamicin, and tobramycin...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
E B Edetanlen, B D Saheeb
Context: Short-range shotgun wounds of the craniomaxillofacial region are life-threatening and are as devastating as military rifle wounds. Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the pattern of presentation of craniomaxillofacial shotgun injuries, types of shotgun injuries, and the outcome of treatments in our environment. Setting and Design: This is a prospective observational study. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted from February 2006 to March 2012...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Li Ning, Zhiguo Li, Dianjun Wei, Haiyan Chen, Chao Yang, Dawei Wu, Yanchun Wang, Jingwei Zhang
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a serious complication of diagnostic coronary angiograph and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying CI-AKI development are largely unknown. The present study examined whether urinary semaphorin 3A levels predict the development of CI-AKI in patients undergoing PCI. This study enrolled 168 patients with stable angina undergoing elective PCI. Serial urine samples, obtained at baseline and 2, 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 h post-PCI were analyzed by semaphorin 3A and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) ELISA kit...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Thomas Kamphausen, Katharina Janßen, Sibylle Banaschak, Markus Alexander Rothschild
From time to time, severe or fatal injuries caused by small caliber air rifle projectiles are seen. In forensic sciences, the theoretical wounding potential of these weapons and projectiles is widely known. Usually, shots against the skull were reported and, in these cases, penetrating the eyes or thin bone layers of the temporal region. Amongst a huge number of different projectiles available for air guns, sub-caliber 4.4-mm (.173) caliber steel ball projectiles were used in an unusual suicide case. This case led to fundamental questions concerning wound ballistics...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Eduardo C Gomes, Diego R Falci, Pedro Bergo, Alexandre P Zavascki, Maria Helena Rigatto
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of polymyxin B (PMB)- associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in 1-year mortality and renal function recovery. METHODS: Patients >18 years old who survived the first 30-days after PMB therapy were followed for 1-year. The impact of AKI and Renal Failure (using RIFLE score) in 1-year mortality was analyzed, along with other confounding variables. Variables with a P value ≤0.2 were included in a forward stepwise Cox regression model...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Fabienne Aregger, Dominik E Uehlinger, Gerhard Fusch, Aldin Bahonjic, Rene Pschowski, Michael Walter, Joerg C Schefold
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is often observed in critically ill patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Non-recovery from AKI has a negative impact on the prognosis of affected patients and early risk stratification seems key to improve clinical outcomes. We analyzed metabolites of a conserved key inflammatory pathway (i.e. tryptophan degradation pathway) in serial urine samples of patients with AKI. METHODS: One hundred twelve ICU patients with AKI were included in a prospective observational analysis...
February 26, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Benedetta Rampoldi, Serena Tessarolo, Paola Giubbilini, Paola Gaia, Samantha D Corino, Sarah Mazza, Roberta Rigolini, Marco Dei Poli, Elena Vianello, Massimiliano M Corsi Romanelli, Elena Costa
Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after abdominal aortic surgery and there is currently no effective marker able to detect early onset. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) to early identify the development of acute renal damage in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) or open aortic repair (OAR). Materials and methods: Serial samples of blood and urine were obtained from 25 patients undergoing both EVAR and OAR...
February 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
Cassandra K Crifasi, Mitchell L Doucette, Emma E McGinty, Daniel W Webster, Colleen L Barry
OBJECTIVES: To examine gun storage practices and factors influencing those practices among gun owners. METHODS: We conducted a nationally representative online survey of US gun owners (n = 1444) in 2016 to assess gun storage practices and attitudes, factors influencing storage practices, and groups that might effectively communicate regarding safe storage. We generated descriptive statistics by using cross-tabulations and used logistic regression to estimate characteristics that influenced safe storage practices...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
O F Miah, F A Dowel, A Latif, A N Hai, M A Mahmud, M A Razzak, T Ahammod
Isolated CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) has the lowest incidence of AKI (Acute Kidney Injury), followed by valvular surgery and then, combined CABG with valvular surgery. Due to the difference in baseline characteristics and in surgery type, the range of incidence is between 8.9 and 39% based on RIFLE (Risk Injury failure loss end stage kidney disease) or AKIN (Acute Kidney Injury Network) criteria. The advent of novel biomarkers of kidney injury has opened a new era of early detection and prognosis prediction for AKI...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Francesco Tomassini, Fabio Tarantino, Enrico Cerrato, Giorgio Quadri, Cristina Rolfo, Ferdinando Varbella
Primary angioplasty (PPCI), introduced in the early '90s, has now become the preferred reperfusion strategy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PPCI has traditionally been performed through transfemoral artery access (TFA) for about two decades. Such an access, however, has been associated to a not negligible rate of vascular complications and bleedings that, in turn, may significantly affect the overall prognosis. For this reason, transradial artery access (TRA), introduced by Campeau and coll...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Per Ederoth, Alain Dardashti, Edgars Grins, Björn Brondén, Carsten Metzsch, André Erdling, Shahab Nozohoor, Arash Mokhtari, Magnus J Hansson, Eskil Elmér, Lars Algotsson, Stefan Jovinge, Henrik Bjursten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury is a common complication after cardiac surgery, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. One suggested cause for acute kidney injury is extracorporeal circulation-induced ischemia-reperfusion injury. In animal studies, cyclosporine has been shown to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury in the kidneys. We hypothesized that administering cyclosporine before extracorporeal circulation could protect the kidneys in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The Cyclosporine to Protect Renal Function in Cardiac Surgery (CiPRICS) study was an investigator-initiated, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, single-center study...
January 25, 2018: Anesthesiology
Christian Albert, Annemarie Albert, Johanna Kube, Rinaldo Bellomo, Nicholas Wettersten, Hermann Kuppe, Sabine Westphal, Michael Haase, Anja Haase-Fielitz
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the biomarker-specific outcome patterns and short-and long-term prognosis of cardiac surgery-asoociated acute kidney injury (AKI) identified by standard criteria and/or urinary kidney biomarkers. METHODS: Patients enrolled (N = 200), originated a German multicenter study (NCT00672334). Standard risk injury, failure, loss, and end-stage renal disease classification (RIFLE) criteria (including serum creatinine and urine output) and urinary kidney biomarker test result (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, midkine, interleukin 6, and proteinuria) were used for diagnosis of postoperative AKI...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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