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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221624/international-medical-graduates-in-nephrology-roles-rules-and-future-risks
#1
Jeffrey S Berns, Muriel Ghosn, Rodolfo R Altamirano
International medical graduates (IMGs) have become an increasingly essential part of many residency and fellowship programs in the United States. IMGs, who may be of either US or non-US citizenship, contribute significantly to the physician workforce across this country, particularly in underserved areas, as well as in their home countries on their return after training. Approximately 65% of nephrology fellows are IMGs, with most of these being non-US citizens. Non-US IMG applications for nephrology fellowship have been declining, exacerbating an ongoing shortage of nephrology trainees...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220099/supportive-palliative-care-should-be-integrated-into-routine-care-for-paediatric-patients-with-life-limiting-kidney-disease
#2
REVIEW
Julia Thumfart, Tobias Reindl, Cornelia Rheinlaender, Dominik Müller
AIM: Paediatric palliative care is no longer restricted to patients with cancer and has been extended to patients with other chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or neuromuscular disorders. This review focused on the current state of palliative care for children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHOD: We assessed the literature on CKD published up to August 2017. All the papers, except one from 1996, were published this century. This review discusses the role that palliative care plays in the process of decision-making and explores the possibilities of implementing palliative care into the routine therapy of affected patients and providing support for their families...
December 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218971/an-evaluation-of-medication-reconciliation-in-an-outpatient-nephrology-clinic
#3
Matthew Phillips, Jo-Anne Wilson, Amany Aly, Marsha Wood, Penelope Poyah, Sarah Drost, Anne Hiltz, Holly Carver
Background: Accreditation Canada recognizes medication reconciliation as a key required organizational practice (ROP) to enhance patient safety. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) carry a high risk for adverse drug events due to multiple co-morbidities, using many medications, and being cared for by many practitioners. Data evaluating the benefits of ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) in patients with advanced CKD is limited. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated types and rates of medication discrepancies and their potential index for patient harm using the Cornish classification system in a cohort of consecutive non-dialysis-dependent CKD stage 5 patients who received AmbMR...
April 2017: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217397/-development-of-methods-to-evaluate-nephrological-screening-and-support-measures-and-lessons-learned-from-the-styrian-nephrological-screening-program-niere-sch%C3%A3-tzen
#4
Stephanie Poggenburg, Klaus Jeitler, Thomas Semlitsch, Florian Stigler, Peter Krisper, Alexander Rosenkranz, Andrea Siebenhofer
Throughout the world, the incidence and prevalence of patients with chronic kidney disease have been steadily rising. In 2016, the Styrian nephrology awareness program "niere.schützen" ("Kidney Protection") was launched to early identify patients with renal insufficiency. The aim of this study was to search for existing international nephrological screening and support programs in order to identify possible evaluation parameters and concepts for niere.schützen. A search in MEDLINE® revealed five relevant international programs from four countries...
December 4, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216816/acute-kidney-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-investigations-management-and-prevention
#5
Mohamed B Abdelraheem
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition, encountered in everyday paediatric clinical practice. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children both inside and outside intensive care units. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and progression to chronic kidney disease. The burden of AKI is particularly high in low- and middle-income countries where rural areas and smaller cities in the countryside predominate. Most of these areas suffer from poverty, poor sanitation, water quality and hygiene, lack of education and poor access to health care...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214330/oxidative-stress-in-kidney-diseases-the-cause-or-the-consequence
#6
REVIEW
Natalia Krata, Radosław Zagożdżon, Bartosz Foroncewicz, Krzysztof Mucha
Exaggerated oxidative stress (OS) is usually considered as a disturbance in regular function of an organism. The excessive levels of OS mediators may lead to major damage within the organism's cells and tissues. Therefore, the OS-associated biomarkers may be considered as new diagnostic tools of various diseases. In nephrology, researchers are looking for alternative methods replacing the renal biopsy in patients with suspicion of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Currently, CKD is a frequent health problem in world population, which can lead to progressive loss of kidney function and eventually to end-stage renal disease...
December 6, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212948/elevated-urinary-creld2-is-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-kidney-disease
#7
Yeawon Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Scott R Manson, Carlos Af Molina, Kendrah Kidd, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Rebecca J Perry, Helen Liapis, Stanislav Kmoch, Chirag R Parikh, Anthony J Bleyer, Ying Maggie Chen
ER stress has emerged as a signaling platform underlying the pathogenesis of various kidney diseases. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop ER stress biomarkers in the incipient stages of ER stress-mediated kidney disease, when a kidney biopsy is not yet clinically indicated, for early therapeutic intervention. Cysteine-rich with EGF-like domains 2 (CRELD2) is a newly identified protein that is induced and secreted under ER stress. For the first time to our knowledge, we demonstrate that CRELD2 can serve as a sensitive urinary biomarker for detecting ER stress in podocytes or renal tubular cells in murine models of podocyte ER stress-induced nephrotic syndrome and tunicamycin- or ischemia-reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), respectively...
December 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212624/clinical-indices-can-standardize-and-monitor-pediatric-care-a-novel-mechanism-to-improve-quality-and-safety
#8
Wallace Crandall, J Terrance Davis, Jennifer Dotson, Charles Elmaraghy, Mike Fetzer, Don Hayes, Edwin Horwitz, Amy Kogon, Randal Olshefski, Hiren Patel, Richard J Brilli
OBJECTIVE: The Cancer Care Index (CCI), a single metric that sums the number of undesirable patient events in a given time frame (either preventable harm events or missed opportunities to provide optimal care), resulted in a 42% improvement in performance. Our objective was to test the index concept in other service lines to determine whether similar performance improvement occurred. STUDY DESIGN: Care indices were developed and introduced in 3 additional service lines: Nephrology (Chronic Kidney Disease Care Index; CKDCI), Pulmonology (Lung Transplantation Care Index; LTCI), and Otolaryngology (Tracheostomy Care Index; TCI)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
#9
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/29208861/etiology-of-early-renal-allograft-dysfunction-and-comparison-between-dysfunction-and-function-group-a-single-center-study
#10
K M Hadiuzzaman, S F Islam, M O Faroque, R M Hossain, M Munirunnessa, S I Selim, M Morshed
Over a period of two years thirty five renal allograft recipients & donors were evaluated to find out the aetiology of early renal allograft dysfunction, in the Department of Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2010 to February 2012. A comparison was made between dysfunction & functioning graft group. Mean age of recipients were (36.4±9.4) years, mean age of donors were (41.7±8.3) years, with a male and female ratio of 3:1. Fifty percent recipients showed one heliotype match, ninety percent recipients were anti CMV antibody IgG positive, few were anti CMV antibody IgM positive...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207228/-clinical-practice-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy-data-from-a-lombard-survey
#11
Simonetta Genovesi, Elisa Nava, Alice Pasa, Enzo Corghi, Patrizia Ondei, Elisabetta Marta, Antonio Bellasi, Fabio Malberti, Ugo Teatini, Carlo Maria Guastoni, Leonardo Spatola, Maria Carmen Luise, Renza Tiboldo, Silvio Bertoli, Piergiorgio Messa, Maria Doria, Maurizio Gallieni, Mario Cozzolino, Donatella Spotti, Valeria Sala, Elisabetta Sironi, Giuseppe Boriani
Among dialysis patients, 40% of deaths are due to cardiovascular causes, and 60% of cardiac deaths are due to an arrhythmia. The purpose of this survey, carried out with the organizational support of the Lombard Section of the Italian Society of Nephrology, is to evaluate the frequency and mode of use of non-invasive instruments for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias in the dialysis centers of Lombardy. Information on the prevalence and type of cardiac devices at December 1, 2016 in this population was also required...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207220/-long-term-outcome-of-renal-function-in-women-with-preeclampia-and-pregestational-diabetes
#12
REVIEW
Carmela Vadalà, Valeria Cernaro, Rossella Siligato, Roberta Granese, Antonio Simone Laganà, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is an important cause of acute renal failure and an important risk marker for subsequent chronic kidney disease. In normal pregnancy, there are marked changes in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) including considerably elevated angiotensin II (ang II) levels. However, vascular resistance decreases markedly during normal pregnancy, suggesting that pregnant individuals are less sensitive to ang II than non-pregnant individuals. In contrast, during PE decreased circulating components of the RAS with enhanced sensitivity of ang II infusion have been reported...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207218/-medicine-and-nephrology-from-social-networks
#13
Vincenzo Montinaro, Emanuela Cataldo, Francesca Cianciotta, Vincenza Colucci, Giuseppina D'Ettorre, Vincenzo Di Leo, Pasquale Gallo, Silvia Matino, Marco Taurisano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207217/-clinical-competence-in-nephrology-proposal-of-an-evaluation-pathway-and-definition-of-professional-levels
#14
Marco Formica, Sabrina Chiapello, Federico Marazzi, Daniela Falconi, Marita Marengo, Maurizio Gherzi, Fabio Tattoli, Ilaria Serra, Michela Tamagnone, Chiara Bottaro, Patrizia Garis, Grazia Maria Alberico
The need to assess clinical competencies in a medical environment is an intriguing issue due to progressive involvement of young physicians in clinical practice, as well as for connections tied to evaluation systems to define postgraduate training and career progression. To reach this goal, system must be based upon contributions that are aimed to achieve a clear and homogeneous evaluation pathway and strictly related to the continuing medical education institution (credits). All these presuppositions are instrumental for the proposal of a sheet which could allow a data retrieval useful to depict a career progression by means of: identification of reproducible parameters along with clear standards; advices for indicators; objective judgments that could drive to a score meaningful for reaching higher steps in the performance evaluation...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201804/aneurysm-of-portosystemic-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Sila Ulus, Gulhan Ertan Akan, Cengiz Erol
Aim: A case of asymptomatic aneurysm of spontaneous portosystemic venous fistula (SPVF) with the radiologic findings is described. Background: Although advances and more widespread use of ultrasound (US) and computed tomog -raphy angiography (CTA) have enabled more detection of SPVF in the liver, it is a rare entity. Case report: A 49-year-old male was referred to our hospital's nephrology outpatient clinic due to hypertension. Abdominal sonography examination detected a well-defined cystic lesion adjacent to the middle hepatic vein in the liver...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197341/frail-phenotype-is-associated-with-distinct-quantitative-electroencephalographic-findings-among-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-an-observational-study
#16
Chia-Ter Chao, Hsin-Jung Lai, Hung-Bin Tsai, Shao-Yo Yang, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Frailty is prevalent among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment. However, apart from its influence on cognition, it is currently unknown whether frailty affects subtler cerebral function in patients with ESRD. METHODS: Patients with ESRD were prospectively enrolled, with clinical features and laboratory data recorded. The severity of frailty among these patients with ESRD was ascertained using the previously validated simple FRAIL scale, and was categorized as none-to-mild and moderate-to-severe frailty...
December 2, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196792/the-10-false-beliefs-in-adult-critical-care-nephrology
#17
Zaccaria Ricci, Stefano Romagnoli, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191959/clinical-transplantation-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapies-in-nephrology
#18
Norberto Perico, Federica Casiraghi, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Mesenchymal stromal cells have emerged as potential candidates for cell-based therapies to modulate the immune response in organ transplantation and repair tissues after acute or chronic injury. Preclinical studies have shown convincingly in rodent models that mesenchymal stromal cells can prolong solid organ graft survival and that they can induce immune tolerance, accelerate recovery from AKI, and promote functional improvement in chronic nephropathies. Multiple complex properties of the cells, including immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and proregenerative effects, seem to contribute...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186572/hydroxycloroquine-blood-concentration-in-lupus-nephritis-a-determinant-of-disease-outcome
#19
Cátia Cunha, Suceena Alexander, Damien Ashby, Janet Lee, Gary Chusney, Tom D Cairns, Liz Lightstone
Background: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a recommended drug in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It has a long terminal half-life, making it an attractive target for therapeutic drug monitoring. The aim of this study was to establish a relationship between blood HCQ concentration and lupus nephritis activity. Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study with data collected from clinical and laboratory records. Inclusion criteria were patients followed in the lupus clinic with biopsy-proven International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society Classes III, IV or V lupus nephritis on HCQ for at least 3 months (200-400 mg daily) and with HCQ levels measured during treatment...
November 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184760/rhabdomyolysis-with-different-etiologies-in-childhood
#20
Demet Alaygut, Meral Torun Bayram, Belde Kasap, Alper Soylu, Mehmet Türkmen, Salih Kavukcu
AIM: To investigate different etiologies and management of the rhabdomyolysis in children. METHODS: Eight pediatric rhabdomyolysis cases who applied to the Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Nephrology with different etiologies between January 2004 and January 2012 were evaluated in terms of age, gender, admission symptoms, physical examination findings, factors provoking rhabdomyolysis, number of rhabdomyolysis attacks, laboratory results, family history and the final diagnosis received after the treatment...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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