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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30064606/half-and-half-nails-in-a-healthy-person
#1
Alexandru Oanță, Veronica Iliescu, Smaranda Țărean
Half and half nails or Lindsay's nails were first mentioned by Bean (1) in 1964 and later described by Lindsay (2) in 1967 in patients with chronic kidney disease. They can occur in various diseases but also in healthy individuals. A 57-year-old patient with no significant pathological personal history consulted us for discoloration of all his nails on the fingers (Figure 1) and toes (Figure 2). The change in color occurred 17 years ago and had persisted since. The patient had no significant family history and denied a longer period of consumption of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049917/-fragility-fractures-in-hemodialysis-patients-abnormalities-of-osteocyte-functions-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Yoshiko Iwasaki
Increased fracture incidence and ectopic calcifications which are accompanied with mineral metabolic disorders are well seen in dialysis patients. The role of bone in chronic kidney disease patients including dialysis has been investigated in clinical findings and experimental examinations. The abnormalities of osteocyte function have been pointed to as an active inducer of pathology of a deregulated endocrine organ.
2018: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29989213/the-physiology-of-uric-acid-and-the-impact-of-end-stage-kidney-disease-and-dialysis
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REVIEW
Mariana Murea, Bryan M Tucker
Uric acid-mediated biological effects are milieu dependent. In a physiological milieu, serum uric acid serves as an antioxidant; when homeostasis is perturbed, divergent effects are observed depending on the clinical context. Several epidemiologic studies indicated the presence of a direct relationship between higher concentrations of serum uric acid and cardiovascular mortality; yet not all studies support this conclusion. Although high serum levels of uric acid are associated with higher mortality in patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease and perhaps in those with end-stage kidney disease receiving peritoneal dialysis, the opposite relationship is seen in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis...
July 10, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866494/noninvasive-evaluation-of-muscle-mass-by-ultrasonography-of-quadriceps-femoris-muscle-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
#4
Alice Sabatino, Giuseppe Regolisti, Marco Delsante, Tommaso Di Motta, Chiara Cantarelli, Sarah Pioli, Giulia Grassi, Valentina Batini, Mariacristina Gregorini, Enrico Fiaccadori
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Protein-Energy Wasting (PEW) is a pathological condition of renal patients with advanced Chronic Kidney Disease characterized by a progressive reduction of energy and protein assets. Nutritional status assessment, especially for what concerns muscle mass, is essential for both the identification of patients at risk for the development of PEW, as well as monitoring the effects of nutritional interventions. Ultrasound methods are easily applicable at the bedside for quantitative assessment of skeletal muscle...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737248/targeted-therapies-for-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#5
Cherie Stayner, Darby G Brooke, Michael Bates, Michael R Eccles
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common life-threatening genetic disease in humans, affecting approximately 1 in 500 people. ADPKD is characterized by cyst growth in the kidney leading to progressive parenchymal damage and is the underlying pathology in approximately 10% of patients requiring hemodialysis or transplantation for end-stage kidney disease. The two proteins that are mutated in ADPKD, polycystin-1 and polycystin-2, form a complex located on the primary cilium and the plasma membrane to facilitate calcium ion release in the cell...
May 7, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579850/reasons-for-noninclusion-on-the-kidney-transplant-waiting-list-analysis-in-a-set-of-hemodialysis-centers
#6
N G Toapanta-Gaibor, M Suñer-Poblet, M Cintra-Cabrera, M Á Pérez-Valdivia, A Suárez-Benjumea, F M Gonzalez-Roncero, G Bernal-Blanco, J L Rocha-Castilla, M Á Gentil-Govantes
INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease patients' access to the renal transplant (RT) waiting list (WL) depends on general criteria and their specific application in the different treatment units. METHODS: Study in nonhospital hemodialysis centers (n = 9), dependent on an adult RT center. Cases included 228 patients considered to have nonactive status on the WL due to incomplete immunologic data (no blood group or HLA typing) or temporary contraindication from an incomplete pretransplant study (nonimmunologic) or comorbidity...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329518/the-use-of-eculizumab-in-gemcitabine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy
#7
Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Haikoo Shah, Abhijit Das, Natthavat Tanphaichitr, Robert Novak, Rupesh Raina
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) secondary to gemcitabine therapy (GiTMA) is a very rare pathology that carries a poor prognosis, with nearly half of the cases progressing to end stage renal disease. GiTMA is most commonly associated with adenocarcinomas, most notably pancreatic cancers. The mainstay of management is withdrawal of the offending drug and supportive care. Plasmapheresis has a limited role and hemodialysis may help in the management of fluid overload secondary to renal failure...
January 12, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150416/-bicarbonate-from-physiology-to-treatment-for-all-clinicians
#8
Julie Beaume, Antoine Braconnier, Thibault Dolley-Hitze, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio
Acid-base regulation is essential to maintain homeostasis in humans. Carbonic acid/bicarbonate (H2 CO3 /HCO3 - ) couple is the most predominant extracellular buffer to keep plasma pH within a physiological range. The ability to (re)generate such a buffer is a key milestone that necessitates to understand a precise physiology of both renal tubule and digestive tract. Here, we first reviewed renal and digestive cycles of bicarbonate in physiology. We also reviewed pathological findings where acid-base disequilibrium is involved and nutritional and/or alkali therapy could be necessary...
February 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136724/-expert-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-renal-impairment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975105/acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-the-south-of-iran-an-observational-study
#10
Zohre Khodamoradi, Maryam Pakfetrat, Simin Torabinezhad, Mohammad Mahdi Sagheb
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is an emerging cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) during the recent years. OBJECTIVES: There is no data about prevalence, causes, clinical manifestation and outcomes of AIN in our region. Hence, in this study we aimed to find the prevalence of AIN and describe the causes, clinical presentation, and the outcome of AIN in the native kidney biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 934 native kidney biopsies from 2006 to 2014 and collected the data of patients with the diagnosis of AIN including medical history, clinical findings, para-clinical data, pathologic findings, treatment and outcomes...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536682/a-case-of-intramural-coronary-amyloidosis-associated-with-hemodialysis
#11
Faisal M Huq Ronny, George Kleinman, Paul James Kurtin, John Thomas Fallon
Dialysis-related amyloidosis predominantly occurs in osteo-articular structures and dialysis-related amyloid (DRA) substances also deposit in extra-articular tissues. Clinical manifestations of DRA include odynophagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial dysfunction, and subcutaneous tumors. The pathological characteristics of DRA in the heart of hemodialysis patients have rarely been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old female with a history of cerebral palsy and end-stage renal disease status post two failed renal transplants who had been on hemodialysis for 30 years...
January 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509239/an-autopsy-case-that-manifested-no-convincing-histological-changes-of-severe-renal-failure-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#12
Kosuke Honda, Minoru Ando, Masaharu Tsubokura, Takuya Yamashita, Hideki Akiyama, Hisashi Sakamaki
A 48-year-old Japanese woman, who had been diagnosed with smoldering adult T-cell leukemia, was admitted to our hospital for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) because of an acute exacerbation of her disease. After myeloablative conditioning procedures, comprising cytarabine with cyclophosphamide and total body irradiation, the HLA-matched unrelated bone marrow stem cells were infused (day 0). Her serum creatinine concentration, having been 0.6 mg/dL at baseline, began to increase from day 1 and was 2...
May 2014: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202864/clinical-presentation-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-caused-by-amyloid-light-chain-amyloidosis-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Reiko Inoue, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Kana Kobayashi, Yoshifuru Tamura, Tatsuru Ota, Shigeru Shibata, Tsuyoshi Ishida, Fukuo Kondo, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Shunya Uchida
We report a 70-year-old woman with Sjögren's syndrome who had severe renal dysfunction with mild proteinuria and elevated urinary low-molecular-weight proteins. Based on these clinical presentations, interstitial nephritis due to Sjögren's syndrome was strongly suspected. Unexpectedly, renal pathology revealed amyloid light-chain (AL) lambda-type depositions predominantly in the vasculatures with severe tubulointerstitial damage. Concentrated urine immunofixation was positive for Bence Jones lambda-type monoclonal proteins...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185412/differences-in-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-between-japanese-patients-after-kidney-transplantation-and-those-on-hemodialysis
#14
Toshio Takagi, Tsunenori Kondo, Masayoshi Okumi, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
We compared the clinical features, pathological features, and prognoses of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) arising in the native kidney after kidney transplantation (RCC-transplant) or on hemodialysis (RCC-HD), and analyzed predictive factors for survival at a Japanese single institution. This cohort included 42 patients in the RCC-transplant group and 467 patients in the RCC-HD group. RCC-transplant patients were younger (53 years vs. 56 years, P = 0.0358) and had less frequent symptoms (12% vs...
April 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055065/effect-of-fish-oil-supplementation-and-aspirin-use-on-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-in-patients-requiring-hemodialysis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ashley B Irish, Andrea K Viecelli, Carmel M Hawley, Lai-Seong Hooi, Elaine M Pascoe, Peta-Anne Paul-Brent, Sunil V Badve, Trevor A Mori, Alan Cass, Peter G Kerr, David Voss, Loke-Meng Ong, Kevan R Polkinghorne
Importance: Vascular access dysfunction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients requiring hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae are preferred over synthetic grafts and central venous catheters due to superior long-term outcomes and lower health care costs, but increasing their use is limited by early thrombosis and maturation failure. ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils) have pleiotropic effects on vascular biology and inflammation and aspirin impairs platelet aggregation, which may reduce access failure...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938596/-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-after-renal-transplantation-in-a-child-with-anca-associated-glomerulonephritis-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
L P Rong, L Z Chen, Q Fu, W F Chen, L Z Sun, X Y Jiang, Y Mo
Objective: To study the clinical features and treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) after renal transplantation in a child with ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis. Method: The clinical and pathological data of the patient treated in the Department of Pediatrics as well as in the Department of Organ Transplantation in November 2015 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, who was diagnosed with de novo FSGS after renal transplantation with a primary disease ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis, was analyzed retrospectively...
December 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900978/penile-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-occurring-postparathyroidectomy-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
#17
Salah Omar Bashir, Mahmoud A Aamer, Hayder A Omer, Mohamed D Morsy
Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a rare condition most frequently seen in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. The clinical picture is characterized by painful skin lesions and ulcerations. The underlying pathology is medial calcification and intimal proliferation with microthrombi of small arteries. CUA is commonly associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and high serum calcium and phosphate products. This article reports an atypical case where CUA developed after parathyroidectomy and in the course of treatment of hungry bone syndrome...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886364/ultrasound-guided-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-peripheral-stenosis-of-arteriovenous-fistula-a-single-center-experience
#18
Sunil Kumar, Nikhil Mahajan, Shivakumar S Patil, Navdeep Singh, Soham Dasgupta, Seetharam Tejavath, Sarbpreet Singh, Deepesh B Kenwar, Ashish Sharma, Mukut Minz
PURPOSE: In patients with end-stage renal disease, arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the access of choice for hemodialysis but are often complicated by stenosis. We present single-center experience of 78 ultrasound-guided angioplasty procedures for treating peripheral stenoses of AVFs. METHODS: Between January 2013 and November 2015, 78 angioplasties were performed under ultrasound guidance in 53 patients with end-stage renal disease who were referred from dialysis centers with low flow rate, difficult cannulation, increased cannulation site bleeding, immature or thrombosed AVF...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695492/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-markers-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-non-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#19
Cristina Căpuşa, Gabriel Stefan, Simona Stancu, Andrea Ilyes, Nicoleta Dorobanţu, Gabriel Mircescu
INTRODUCTION: Since 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the hemodialysis population, we aimed to determine the relationship between serum 25(OH)D level and markers of subclinical CVD in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional, single-center study prospectively enrolled 87 clinically stable CKD patients (median age: 61 (57-66) years, 51% male, median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): 32 (27-37) ml/min)...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536684/current-trends-of-renal-impairment-in-multiple-myeloma
#20
REVIEW
Punit Yadav, Mark Cook, Paul Cockwell
BACKGROUND: Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM). Around 50% of patients with MM have RI at presentation, and up to 5% require dialysis treatment. Severe acute kidney injury (AKI) as a cause of RI is a particular challenge as historically the survival of patients who sustain this complication and require dialysis is very poor. However, in this current period, survival is improving and the focus is on optimum use of novel chemotherapies and the evaluation of extra-corporeal therapies for removal of serum immunoglobulin light chains...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
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