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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220420/fear-of-falling-predicts-incidence-of-functional-disability-two-years-later-a-perspective-from-an-international-cohort-study
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Mohammad Auais, Simon French, Beatriz Alvarado, Catherine Pirkle, Emmanuelle Belanger, Jack Guralnik
Objective: To study the extent to which fear of falling (FOF) is associated with the onset of functional disability over a 2-year period in older adults using self-reported and performance-based measures. Methods: In 2012, 1,601 participants (aged 65-74) were recruited from four sites: Kingston and Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada; Manizales, Colombia; and Natal, Brazil. They were re-assessed in 2014. We quantified FOF using the Fall Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I; range: 16-64)...
December 6, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218687/decline-in-allogeneic-blood-transfusion-usage-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-patients-national-inpatient-sample-2009-to-2013
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Grayson P Connors, Melbin Thomas, Hephzibah Adamu, Nirav G Patel, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective treatment for end-stage arthritis, it is also associated with substantial blood loss that may require allogeneic blood transfusion. However, these transfusions may increase the risk of certain complications. The purpose of our study is to evaluate: (i) the incidence/trends of allogeneic blood transfusion; (ii) the associated risk factors and adverse events; and (iii) the discharge disposition, length of stay (LOS), and costs for these patients between 2009 and 2013...
December 6, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218436/peritoneal-dialysis-and-infants-further-insights-into-a-complicated-relationship
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EDITORIAL
Enrico Vidal
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) in infants represents one of the greatest challenges for pediatric nephrologists. Over recent years, positive outcome data described by several multicenter experiences and registry studies have increased the amount of information available to help determine whether to initiate a dialysis program in this high-risk patient population. There is no doubt that the rigorous implementation of strategies aimed at preventing infectious complications may have contributed to reducing the morbidity rate of these patients...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217883/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-skin-after-20-years-of-renal-transplantation
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J Poddar, A D Sharma, S Patel, U Suryanarayana
Solid organ transplant recipients are at high risk of developing malignancies due to the prolonged use of immunosuppressant drugs. Squamous cell carcinoma of skin can occur in these patients even after decades of organ transplant. A 45-year-old male underwent renal transplant for end-stage renal disease 23 years ago and was on immunosuppressive drugs since then. The patient was on regular follow-up. Three years back, he developed squamous cell carcinoma of both forearms and hands, which was treated with radiation therapy using 8 MeV electrons, by parallel opposed fields to a dose of 60 Gy/30 fractions...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217879/iga-dominant-infection-related-glomerulonephritis-in-india-a-single-center-experience
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J Dhanapriya, T Balasubramaniyan, S P Maharajan, T Dineshkumar, R Sakthirajan, N Gopalakrishnan, M Nagarajan
IgA-dominant infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN) is a distinct morphologic variant of IRGN, characterized by dominant or codominant glomerular deposits of IgA, mostly in elderly and patients with diabetes. More cases are being reported in recent times due to increased awareness of the disease entity and increased rate of Staphylococcus infection. It usually presents as rapidly progressive renal failure with proteinuria, and treatment guidelines for this disease entity are not well defined. We report here 12 cases of IgA-dominant IRGN seen over a period of 5 years from a single center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217305/longitudinal-weight-change-during-ckd-progression-and-its-association-with-subsequent-mortality
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Elaine Ku, Joel D Kopple, Kirsten L Johansen, Charles E McCulloch, Alan S Go, Dawei Xie, Feng Lin, L Lee Hamm, Jiang He, John W Kusek, Sankar D Navaneethan, Ana C Ricardo, Hernan Rincon-Choles, Miroslaw Smogorzewski, Chi-Yuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the changes in weight that may occur over time among adults with the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether such weight changes are independently associated with death after the onset of end-stage renal disease has also not been rigorously examined. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We studied 3,933 participants of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, a longitudinal cohort of patients with CKD...
December 4, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217110/end-stage-renal-disease-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-a-25-year-national-cohort-study
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EDITORIAL
Estela Azeka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217016/treatment-of-end-stage-heart-failure-by-transcatheter-closure-of-arteria-iliaca-communis-venae-cava-inferior-fistula-caused-by-traumatism
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De-Min Liu, Jun-Yi Wan, Ge-Jun Zhang, Shi-Liang Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216894/early-winners-and-losers-in-dialysis-center-pay-for-performance
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Milda R Saunders, Haena Lee, Marshall H Chin
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of dialysis facility characteristics with payment reductions and change in clinical performance measures during the first year of the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Plan (ESRD QIP) to determine its potential impact on quality and disparities in dialysis care. METHODS: We linked the 2012 ESRD QIP Facility Performance File to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey by zip code and dichotomized the QIP total performance scores-derived from percent of patients with urea reduction rate > 65, hemoglobin < 10 g/dL, and hemoglobin > 12 g/dL-as 'any' versus 'no' payment reduction...
December 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216627/a-simplified-approach-to-extravascular-lung-water-assessment-using-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-patients-with-end-stage-chronic-renal-failure-undergoing-hemodialysis
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William Beaubien-Souligny, Maxime Rhéaume, Marie-Christine Blondin, Shérine El-Barnachawy, Annik Fortier, Jean Éthier, Louis Legault, André Y Denault
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload leading to pulmonary congestion is an important issue in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study aimed to determine if a simplified method of extravascular lung water assessment using ultrasound provided clinically relevant information. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 47 patients from a single hemodialysis center. Pulmonary ultrasound was performed before and after 2 hemodialysis sessions in 28 regions on the thorax. The B-line score was defined as the percentage regions where B-lines were present...
December 7, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216260/angiotensin-receptor-blockers-are-associated-with-lower-mortality-than-ace-inhibitors-in-predialytic-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-study-of-therapy-with-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade
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Chih-Ching Lin, Yu-Te Wu, Wu-Chang Yang, Min-Juei Tsai, Jia-Sin Liu, Chi-Yu Yang, Szu-Yuan Li, Shuo-Ming Ou, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu
Dual renin angiotensin system (RAS) blockade using angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) in combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is reported to improve proteinuria in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. However, its renoprotective effect and safety remain uncertain in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). From January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2009, we enrolled 14,117 pre-dialytic stage 5 CKD patients with serum creatinine >6mg/dL and hematocrit <28% under the treatment with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and RAS blockade...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215813/kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-complement-factor-h-deficiency-impact-of-liver-transplantation
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Sejin Kim, Eujin Park, Sang Il Min, Nam Joon Yi, Jongwon Ha, Il Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Hee Gyung Kang
BACKGROUND: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease that is often associated with genetic defects. Mutations of complement factor H (CFH) are the most common genetic defects that cause aHUS and often result in end-stage renal disease. Since CFH is mainly produced in the liver, liver transplantation (LT) has been performed in patients with defective CFH. METHODS: The clinical courses of four kidney allograft recipients who lost their native kidney functions due to aHUS associated with a CFH mutation were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214959/the-risk-in-living-kidney-donation
#13
Walter Glannon
This article examines two questions. (1) If prospective living kidney donors knew of the lifetime risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in their remaining kidney, then would they be as willing to give it up? and (2) What should transplant organizations and physicians be telling those who express an interest in donating a kidney about risk? Based on the principle that prospective donors must be fully informed of the risk, I raise the issue of a possible obstacle to closing the gap between the availability and need of transplantable kidneys...
January 2018: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214734/increased-serum-level-of-igf-1-correlates-with-better-cognitive-status-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Vladimir Prelevic, Danilo Radunovic, Tanja Antunovic, Marina Ratkovic, Najdana Gligorovic-Bahranovic, Branka Gledovic, Snezana Vujosevic, Mirjana Nedovic-Vukovic, Nikolina Basic-Jukic
Prevalence of cognitive function decline in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis is higher than in the general population. We analyzed risk factors for cognitive function decline in those patients. This study included 93 ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis two or three times a week in three centers for hemodialysis in Montenegro. The cognitive status of patients was assessed using the mini mental score examination (MMSE) test. All 93 patients have been divided into three groups according to the results of MMSE...
December 7, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214330/oxidative-stress-in-kidney-diseases-the-cause-or-the-consequence
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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/29212576/the-effects-of-physical-exercise-on-fatty-liver-disease
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Dirk J van der Windt, Vikas Sud, Hongji Zhang, Allan Tsung, Hai Huang
The increasing prevalence of obesity has made non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) the most common chronic liver disease. As a consequence, NAFLD and especially its inflammatory form non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are the fastest increasing etiology of end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Physical inactivity is related to the severity of fatty liver disease irrespective of body weight, supporting the hypothesis that increasing physical activity through exercise can improve fatty liver disease...
December 6, 2017: Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212518/effect-of-low-and-high-hdl-c-levels-on-the-prognosis-of-lupus-nephritis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Peiran Yin, Ying Zhou, Bin Li, Lingyao Hong, Wei Chen, Xueqing Yu
BACKGROUND: Few data has been available on the effect of serum HDL-C levels on the prognosis of lupus nephritis (LN) patients. The present study therefore aimed to explore the effect of serum HDL-C levels on LN patients. METHODS: We included 775 patients with follow-up information registered in an LN database between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2011. The patients were divided into groups with low, intermediate and high HDL-C, according to NCEP ATPIII criteria...
December 6, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212486/emerging-concepts-and-spectrum-of-renal-injury-following-intravesical-bcg-for-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#18
Azharuddin Mohammed, Zubair Arastu
BACKGROUND: Intravesical Bacilli Calmette-Guerin (IVBCG) therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has long been in use successfully. Albeit rarely, we still face with its safety concerns more than 25 years on since its approval by US Food and Drug Agency in 1990. Local and systemic infection following intravesical BCG is widely reported as compared to immune mediated local or systemic hypersensitivity reactions involving kidneys; acute kidney injury (AKI) and other renal manifestations are well reported but not of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
December 6, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212234/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-nomogram-for-iga-nephropathy
#19
Jian Liu, Shuwei Duan, Pu Chen, Guangyan Cai, Yong Wang, Li Tang, Shuwen Liu, Jianhui Zhou, Di Wu, Wanjun Shen, Xiangmei Chen, Jie Wu
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) shows strong heterogeneity between individuals. IgAN prognosis is associated with pathological lesions and clinical indicators. However, simple tools for evaluating the clinical prognosis remain inadequate. Our objective was to develop an intuitive estimation tool for predicting the IgAN prognosis. 349 patients with IgAN at The Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were retrospectively analyzed from data between 2000 and 2006. A nomogram was developed using COX regression coefficients to predict decline of estimate Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 50% and end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211843/sexual-activity-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-their-partners-impact-of-the-device-on-quality-of-life-anxiety-and-depression
#20
Christiane Kugler, Michael Meng, Erik Rehn, Michiel Morshuis, Jan F Gummert, Katharina Tigges-Limmer
OBJECTIVES: Prolonged support with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has evolved as an alternative treatment strategy for patients with end-stage heart disease. This requires a shift in focus on sexual activity and psychosocial outcomes in patients with an LVAD and their partners. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was designed to capture Sexual Activities in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients Or PaRtners (SALVADOR) perceptions on illness-related changes in the quality of sexual activity and its impact on quality of life, anxiety and depression using standardized patient-reported outcome scales (Sexual Adjustment Scale, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale)...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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