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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691887/correlate-of-burden-and-coping-ability-of-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-chronic-illness-in-nigeria
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Joel Olayiwola Faronbi
AIM: Caring for older adults with chronic illness is associated with enormous physical and psychological stress on the informal caregivers. This study assessed burden experienced by caregivers of older adults with chronic illness, explored coping strategies of caregivers in relation to identified chronic conditions and determined the influence of caregiver's burden, caregiver's characteristics and older adult's characteristics on their coping ability. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study, and data were collected among 325 caregivers of older adults living with chronic illness in Osun State, Nigeria, using a checklist, Katz IADL, Zarit Burden Interview and Brief Cope Scale...
April 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691773/etelcalcetide-for-treating-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-an-evidence-review-group-evaluation-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Micah Rose, Jonathan Shepherd, Petra Harris, Karen Pickett, Joanne Lord
The manufacturer of the calcimimetic drug etelcalcetide was invited to make an evidence submission as part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Single Technology Appraisal (STA) programme. Within this submission, they reported evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of etelcalcetide for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis. The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC), part of the Wessex Institute at the University of Southampton, was the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG) commissioned to appraise the company's submission...
April 25, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691285/relationships-between-chronic-comorbidities-and-the-atherosclerosis-indicators-ankle-brachial-index-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Chun-Chuan Lee, Ming-Chieh Tsai, Sung-Chen Liu, Chi-Feng Pan
This study aimed to determine associations between ankle-brachial index (ABI) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) with different comorbidities in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Records of patients with type 2 DM who received an ABI and baPWV examination between August 2013 and February 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Associations of ABI and baPWV with chronic kidney disease (CKD), chronic liver disease (CLD), coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetic nephropathy (DN) were examined by regression analysis...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691261/serum-vancomycin-concentrations-after-oral-and-intracolonic-vancomycin-administration-in-a-patient-with-colonic-discontinuity-and-severe-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Katja Wilke, Sina Helbig, Katja de With
PURPOSE: A case of detectable systemic vancomycin levels after oral vancomycin administration but not after intracolonic administration in a patient with colonic discontinuity and severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is reported. SUMMARY: A 63-year-old woman who had recently undergone pancreas-kidney transplantation developed severe CDI after 13 days of meropenem therapy for presumed urosepsis. Meropenem was stopped immediately, and treatment with oral vancomycin (250 mg every 6 hours) was started...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690967/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-paraphenylene-diamine-poisoning
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Salma Tanweer, Mehwish Saeed, Saira Zaidi, Wasif Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, complications, and outcome of paraphenylene diamine (PPD) poisoning in patients presenting to Nishtar Hospital, Multan. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Medical Unit II and III, Nishtar Hospital, Multan, from April 2015 to September 2016. METHODOLOGY: All adult patients admitted with history of paraphenylene diamine ingestion were evaluated for clinical features, complications, and outcomes on a pre-designed proforma...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690924/the-effect-of-regularly-dosed-paracetamol-versus-no-paracetamol-on-renal-function-in-plasmodium-knowlesi-malaria-packnow-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel J Cooper, Katherine Plewes, Matthew J Grigg, Giri S Rajahram, Kim A Piera, Timothy William, Mark D Chatfield, Tsin Wen Yeo, Arjen M Dondorp, Nicholas M Anstey, Bridget E Barber
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium knowlesi is the most common cause of human malaria in Malaysia. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication. AKI of any cause can have long-term consequences, including increased risk of chronic kidney disease, adverse cardiovascular events and increased mortality. Additional management strategies are therefore needed to reduce the frequency and severity of AKI in malaria. In falciparum malaria, cell-free haemoglobin (CFHb)-mediated oxidative damage contributes to AKI...
April 24, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689599/role-of-metastasis-directed-treatment-in-kidney-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Sarah P Psutka, Viraj A Master
Despite the rapid elaboration of multiple, novel systemic agents introduced for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in recent years, a durable complete response remains elusive with systemic therapy alone. Definitive treatment of the metastatic deposit remains the sole potentially curative option and is a cornerstone of mRCC therapy, offering potential for both local control and palliation of tumor-related symptoms. In this review, the evidence supporting the definitive treatment of mRCC is examined and summarized, including the use of surgical metastasectomy, thermal ablation, radiotherapy, and other minimally invasive options...
April 24, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689520/brachiocephalic-a-v-fistula-through-the-median-cubital-vein-a-reliable-option-to-failure-of-forearm-fistulas-a-case-report-from-chu-yaound%C3%A3
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Denis Georges Teuwafeu, Motto Georges Bwelle, Guy Aristide Bang, Mefiré Alain Chichom, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Arthur Georges Essomba
INTRODUCTION: Renal replacement therapy in end-stage kidney disease relies on dialysis in low-income countries. This maintenance treatment needs a reliable vascular access and is done through central venous catheter or creation of A-V fistulas. Several types of A-V fistulas can be done but due to some individual conditions, those possibilities may be exhausted rapidly. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31 year old female was diagnosed with an end stage renal disease for which she was prescribed maintenance dialysis...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689120/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-getting-ready-for-prime-time
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Jasmohan S Bajaj, Richard Moreau, Patrick S Kamath, Hugo E Vargas, Vicente Arroyo, K Rajender Reddy, Gyongyi Szabo, Puneeta Tandon, Jody Olson, Constantine Karvellas, Thierry Gustot, Jennifer C Lai, Florence Wong
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a culmination of chronic liver disease and extra-hepatic organ failures, which is associated with a high short-term mortality and immense healthcare expenditure. There are varying definitions for organ failures and ACLF in Europe, North America and Asia. These differing definitions need to be reconciled to enhance progress in the field. The pathogenesis of ACLF is multi-factorial and related to interactions between the immuno-inflammatory system, microbiota and the precipitating factors...
April 24, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688992/long-term-outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-fabry-disease
#10
Sara Ersözlü, Robert J Desnick, Uyen Huynh-Do, Sima Canaan-Kühl, Frédéric Barbey, Vera Genitsch, Thomas Müller, Marcus Cheetham, Andreas Flammer, Stefan Schaub, Albina Nowak
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the α-galactosidase A gene that obliterate or markedly reduce α-galactosidase A activity. This results in the systemic accumulation of its glycosphingolipid substrates in body fluids and organs, including the kidney. Fabry nephropathy can lead to end-stage renal disease requiring kidney transplantation. Little is known about its long-term outcomes and the overall patient survival after kidney transplantation...
April 23, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688849/cryptococcoma-of-a-transplanted-kidney-in-a-patient-presenting-with-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection-a-case-report
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Albert Z Muranda, Ludolf Greeff, Mike M Sathekge, Thabo Lengano, Victor O L Karusseit
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcosis is an important opportunistic infection of organ transplant recipients. It is the third most common fungal infection of transplant patients and occurs especially in kidney recipients. Cryptococcus neoformans is a ubiquitous fungus which infects humans by inhalation of spores. C. gattii has more recently been recognised as a pathogen. Infection commonly is disseminated affecting mainly the central nervous system and the lungs. Cryptococcoma, a localised form of the disease, has been described in various organs...
April 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688442/impact-of-residual-kidney-function-on-hemodialysis-adequacy-and-patient-survival
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Mengjing Wang, Yoshitsugu Obi, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Jing Chen, Chuanming Hao, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Background: Both dialysis dose and residual kidney function (RKF) contribute to solute clearance and are associated with outcomes in hemodialysis patients. We hypothesized that the association between dialysis dose and mortality is attenuated with greater RKF. Methods: Among 32 251 incident hemodialysis patients in a large US dialysis organization (2007-11), we examined the interaction between single-pool Kt/V (spKt/V) and renal urea clearance (rCLurea) levels in survival analyses using multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model...
April 23, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688177/trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-conservative-treatment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Tali Steinmetz, Guy Witberg, Avry Chagnac, Hefziba Green, Alexander Sagie, Benaya Rozen-Zvi, Ran Kornowski
AIMS: There are no studies comparing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation to conservative management in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 and severe aortic stenosis. We saught to compare mortality rate and change in renal function in this patient population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single center retrospective-cohort study that included all patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 and severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI or treated conservatively between 2010-2015...
April 24, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688150/awareness-of-acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-and-perspectives-on-its-practice-guidelines
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Numan Alabdan, Abdelhameed H Elfadol, Rami Bustami, Yousef A Al-Rajhi, Abdulla A Al-Sayyari
OBJECTIVES: Identifying and assessing risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) are crucial for its early detection and possible intervention to prevent AKI and associated adverse outcomes. This study aimed to investigate AKI risk factor awareness and risk assessment by healthcare professionals and to evaluate perspectives on the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes AKI guidelines. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey-based study was conducted among healthcare professionals (physicians and pharmacists) at XXX from December 2016 to February 2017...
April 24, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687948/hepatitis-c-virus-infected-kidney-wait-list-patients-treat-now-or-treat-later
#15
B A Kiberd, K Doucette, A J Vinson, K K Tennankore
Currently many but not all centers transplant HCV viremic positive (+) donor kidneys into HCV+ recipients. Directed donation of HCV+ organs reduces the wait time to transplantation for HCV+ patients. Direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy has the ability to cure HCV in virtually all infected. Some have suggested that treatment of HCV+ wait listed patients be deferred with the hope that earlier transplantation will provide better outcomes than early DAA therapy. However there are not enough organs to guarantee prompt transplantation for the current wait list of infected candidates...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687326/are-iso-osmolar-as-compared-to-low-osmolar-contrast-media-cost-effective-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-catheterization-an-economic-analysis
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Swapnil Hiremath, Ayub Akbari, George A Wells, Benjamin J W Chow
PURPOSE: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury is a prominent complication following cardiac catheterization, though the risk has progressively decreased in recent times with appropriate risk stratification and use of safer contrast agents. Despite data supporting further lowering of risk with the iso-osmolar agent, iodixanol, uptake has lagged, perhaps due to increased upfront cost of this agent. We undertook an economic analysis to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strategy utilizing iodixanol compared to using a low-osmolar contrast agent...
April 23, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686834/limitations-of-ct-scanning-in-bosniak-staging-of-renal-cystic-carcinoma
#17
A S Wasim, F Mumtaz
The Bosniak Classification is used to quantify the risk of malignancy and need for observation or radical treatment based on the findings of computed tomography (CT). The case described is that of a 65-year-old man with renal cystic disease who was initially given a Bosniak stage IIF classification and was subsequently managed with CT surveillance. CT surveillance showed increased cyst size in the left kidney with cystic changes, however, the Bosniak classification remained the same. It was not until the patient deteriorated further that an MRI was indicated...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686717/preoperative-blood-morphology-and-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-single-center-preliminary-report
#18
Bartłomiej Perek, Dawid Maison, Szymon Budnick, Kinga Gębala, Veronica Casadei, Daniela Dadej, Artur Chmielewski, Marcin Ligowski, Piotr Buczkowski, Anna Perek, Marek Jemielity
Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may complicate the postoperative course and has a negative impact on outcome. In some cases, postoperative AKI develops in spite of normal baseline creatinine concentration and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Aim: To examine whether there is any association between the preoperative blood morphology and incidence of post-operative AKI...
March 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686546/usefulness-of-left-ventricular-mass-change-to-predict-progression-of-renal-dysfunction-in-hispanics
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Sarmad Said, Mohamed Teleb, Aymen Omar Albaghdadi, Obiajulu Kanu, Miraie Wardi, Kyari Sumayin Ngamdu, Lutf Rahman Sroush, Majd Michael, Asmik Asatrian, Riyadh Salih Salman, Debabrata Mukherjee
There is a strong relation between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and left ventricular (LV) mass in Hispanic patients. This population also tends to have a higher incidence of kidney disease, with progression to dialysis. We analyzed the change in LV mass in 982 Hispanic patients with MetS and used these data to anticipate the progression of renal dysfunction. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was calculated using the formula described by the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration. Echocardiographic data were collected using 2-dimensionally guided M-mode echocardiography measures...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686438/frequency-and-associations-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-gout-patients-from-a-university-teaching-hospital-in-nigeria
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Akpabio Akanimo Akpabio, Pam Stephen Dung-Gwom, Babatunde Hakeem Olaosebikan, Olufemi Oladipo Adelowo
Objectives: To highlight common precipitants and co-morbidities of gout in Nigerians; determine the frequency of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Nigerian gout patients, as well as identify significant associations of CKD in gout patients. Material and methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study of gout cases seen at the Rheumatology Clinic of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital over five years from January 2011 to December 2015. Gout was diagnosed using the 1977 American Rheumatism Association (ARA) criteria...
2018: Reumatologia
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