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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906748/evolving-therapies-for-hepatitis-c-virus-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-beginning-of-a-new-era
#1
Craig E Gordon, Claudia Nader
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review highlights recent advances in treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection using new classes of agents, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), with a focus on the evidence for their use in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4-5, hemodialysis, and kidney transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: DAA agents target-specific proteins involved in the hepatitis C virus life cycle and interrupt viral replication. Sustained virologic response, a marker of viral eradication, occurs in more than 90% of patients treated with DAA agents in the general population...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904539/the-effect-of-renal-transplantation-on-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#2
Sasan Tavana, Samaneh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of musculoskeletal and respiratory involvement in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is attributed to protein calorie imbalance that is caused by the disease process, and hemodialysis and is generally referred to as uremic myopathy. This results in calcification of respiratory muscles such as diaphragm and intercostal muscles. There are limited data about respiratory muscle strength in patients with CKD. We intended to evaluate the effect of kidney transplantation on respiratory muscles strength in patients with CKD...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903028/-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-kidney-disease
#3
Ivo Quack, Ralf Westenfeld
Patients with kidney disease have a significantly increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Especially diabetics have an increased risk to develop renal insufficiency and cardiovascular events. Two recent studies show that the SGLT2 inhibitor Empagliflozin and the GLP1 agonist Liraglutid are able to lower the cardiovascular risk of type2 diabetics with renal insufficiency. Recent observations suggest that bradycardia and asystole are main triggers for sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic kidney disease...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902586/neurological-psychological-and-cognitive-disorders-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-conservative-and-replacement-therapy
#4
Silvia Lai, Oriano Mecarelli, Patrizia Pulitano, Roberto Romanello, Leonardo Davi, Alessia Zarabla, Amalia Mariotti, Maria Carta, Giorgia Tasso, Luca Poli, Anna Paola Mitterhofer, Massimo Testorio, Nicla Frassetti, Paola Aceto, Alessandro Galani, Carlo Lai
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent condition in the world. Neurological, psychological, and cognitive disorders, related to CKD, could contribute to the morbidity, mortality, and poor quality of life of these patients. The aim of this study was to assess the neurological, psychological, and cognitive imbalance in patients with CKD on conservative and replacement therapy.Seventy-four clinically stable patients affected by CKD on conservative therapy, replacement therapy (hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD)), or with kidney transplantation (KT) and 25 healthy controls (HC), matched for age and sex were enrolled...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900978/penile-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-occurring-postparathyroidectomy-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
#5
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/27900718/survival-and-time-to-transplantation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-versus-hemodialysis-for-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-competing-risks-regression-model-in-a-single-italian-center-experience
#6
Marta Rigoni, Emanuele Torri, Giandomenico Nollo, Diana Zarantonello, Alessandro Laudon, Laura Sottini, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Giuliano Brunori
AIMS: Despite several studies reporting similar outcomes for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD), the former is underused worldwide, with a PD prevalence of 15% in Italy. In 2008, the Unit of Nephrology and Dialysis of the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento implemented a successful PD program which has increased the proportion of PD incident patients from 7 to 47%. We aimed to assess the effect of this extensive use of PD by comparing HD and PD in terms of survival and time-to-transplantation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896240/evaluation-of-anti-toxoplasma-gondii-antibodies-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sari-iran
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Seyyed Hosein Seyyedpour, Parvaneh Afshar, Ayoub Barzegarnejad, Shamsi Kalhori, Reza Agah
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii has worldwide distribution and is one of the most prevalent infectious agents in humans. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in hemodialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the hemodialysis unit of Fatemeh Zahra hospital at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Sari, Iran. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with CKD and 145 healthy volunteers were assessed for anti-Toxoplasma gondii (IgG, IgM, and IgA) antibodies using a conventional ELISA technique...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892885/vitamin-k-antagonists-for-stroke-prevention-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Hans Van Der Meersch, Dirk De Bacquer, An S De Vriese
BACKGROUND: The use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is controversial. No randomized trials are available and observational studies have yielded conflicting results, engendering a large clinical practice variability and physician uncertainty. An unresolved but highly relevant question is whether AF poses a true risk of ischemic stroke in hemodialysis and whether any form of oral anticoagulation is therefore warranted. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies that compared the incidence of ischemic stroke and bleeding in hemodialysis patients with AF taking VKA and those not taking VKA...
October 4, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880852/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-high-ankle-brachial-index-from-the-impact-abi-study
#9
Hitoshi Nishimura, Takashi Miura, Masatoshi Minamisawa, Yasushi Ueki, Naoyuki Abe, Naoto Hashizume, Tomoaki Mochidome, Mikiko Harada, Kunihiko Shimizu, Wataru Shoin, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Soichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: Reduced ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a predictor of cardiovascular events. However, the significance of high ABI remains poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with high ABI. METHODS: The IMPACT-ABI study was a retrospective cohort study that enrolled and examined ABI in 3,131 patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease between January 2005 and December 2012. From this cohort, 2,419 patients were identified and stratified into two groups: high ABI (> 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879189/gemcitabine-induced-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-treated-with-eculizumab-or-plasmapheresis-two-case-reports%C3%A2
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María Esperanza López Rubio, Raquel Rodado Martínez, María Luisa Illescas, Encarnación Mateo Bosch, Mercedes Martínez Díaz, Lourdes de la Vara Inesta, Basilio Cabezuelo, María Elisa Morales Albuja, Eladio Lucas Guillén, Luisa Jimeno García
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) has shown good response to eculizumab (ECU). We present 2 cases of patients with gemcitabine-induced HUS (GEM-HUS), one of whom was treated with ECU and the other with conventional treatment. Patient 1: A 74-year-old male with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas started adjuvant treatment with GEM, but after 5 months GEM was discontinued due to acute kidney injury and severe hypertension. Laboratory analyses identified microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MHA) and thrombocytopenia...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875005/asunaprevir-daclatasvir-and-sofosbuvir-ledipasuvir-for-recurrent-hepatitis-c-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#11
Kiyohiko Omichi, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Kazuhiro Mori, Junichi Togashi, Junichi Arita, Junichi Kaneko, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Norihiro Kokudo
AIM: This study aimed to clarify the efficacy and safety of interferon-free therapy using asunaprevir and daclatasvir, or sofosbuvir and ledipasuvir for post living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of LDLT recipients with HCV genotype 1b treated with asunaprevir (100 mg twice daily) and daclatasvir (60 mg once daily), or sofosbuvir (400 mg/day) and ledipasvir (90 mg/day) was conducted...
November 22, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866966/complications-of-vascular-access-superior-vena-cava%C3%A2-syndrome
#12
Anil K Agarwal, Hooman Khabiri, Nabil J Haddad
Stenosis or occlusion of central veins in hemodialysis patients is common, especially with previous intravascular catheter or device use. Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is emerging as a frequent chronic complication of central vein cannulation that not only jeopardizes the availability of vascular access for hemodialysis, but can become a life-threatening emergency. Clinical features of SVC syndrome can be subtle or dramatic, including facial swelling and shortness of breath, which require expeditious attention and intervention...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864708/thyroid-dysfunction-and-kidney-disease-an-update
#13
REVIEW
Pedro Iglesias, María Auxiliadora Bajo, Rafael Selgas, Juan José Díez
Thyroid hormones influence renal development, kidney hemodynamics, glomerular filtration rate and sodium and water homeostasis. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism affect renal function by direct renal effects as well as systemic hemodynamic, metabolic and cardiovascular effects. Hypothyroidism has been associated with increased serum creatinine and decreased glomerular filtration rate. The reverse effects have been reported in thyrotoxicosis. Most of renal manifestations of thyroid dysfunction are reversible with treatment...
November 18, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846784/emotional-management-and-biological-markers-of-dietetic-regimen-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#14
Carlo Lai, Paola Aceto, Massimiliano Luciani, Erika Fazzari, Valerio Cesari, Stella Luciano, Antonio Fortini, Desiderata Berloco, Francesco Canulla, Vincenzo Bruzzese, Silvia Lai
The aim of the study was to investigate the association between psychological characteristics and biological markers of adherence in chronic kidney disease patients receiving conservative therapy, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (PD), or kidney transplantation. Seventy-nine adult patients were asked to complete the following questionnaires: Toronto Alexithymia scale, Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale, and Short Form Health Survey. Biological markers of adherence to treatment were measured. Peritoneal dialysis patients showed a lower capacity to feel pleasure from sensorial experience (p = ...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832731/screening-fabry-s-disease-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-not-on-dialysis-a-multicenter-study
#15
Yavuz Yeniçerioğlu, Hakan Akdam, Belda Dursun, Alper Alp, Funda Sağlam Eyiler, Davut Akın, Yelda Gün, Bülent Hüddam, Mehmet Batmazoğlu, Dilek Gibyeli Genek, Serhat Pirinççi, İsmail Rıfkı Ersoy, Atilla Üzüm, Zeki Soypaçacı, Mehmet Tanrısev, Hülya Çolak, Sibel Demiral Sezer, Gökay Bozkurt, Utku Oğan Akyıldız, Ayşe İpek Akyüz Ünsal, Mustafa Ünübol, Meltem Uslu, Ufuk Eryılmaz, Ceren Günel, İbrahim Meteoğlu, İrfan Yavaşoğlu, Alparslan Ünsal, Harun Akar, Pınar Okyay
OBJECTIVES: Fabry's disease is an X-linked inherited, rare, progressive, lysosomal storage disorder, affecting multiple organs due to the deficient activity of α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A) enzyme. The prevalence has been reported to be 0.15-1% in hemodialysis patients; however, the information on the prevalence in chronic kidney disease not on dialysis is lacking. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Fabry's disease in chronic kidney disease. METHODS: The patients older than 18 years, enclosing KDIGO 2012 chronic kidney disease definitions, not on dialysis, were enrolled...
November 10, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830398/relationships-between-vitreous-levels-of-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-and-renal-function-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy
#16
Makiko Katagiri, Jun Shoji, Satoshi Kato, Shigehiko Kitano, Yasuko Uchigata
PURPOSE: We investigated the relationship between vitreous levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and renal function, and correlations between vitreous sRAGE levels and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) activity. METHODS: We examined 33 eyes from 33 patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent a vitrectomy (eight patients in the non-PDR [NPDR] group and 25 in the PDR group). Serum creatinine levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were measured and classified according to the chronic kidney disease (CKD)-staging method...
November 9, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829825/matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp-9-levels-in-children-on-hemodialysis-association-with-mmp-9-c-1562-t-gene-polymorphism-and-vitamin-d-levels
#17
Ashraf Galal, Fatina I Fadel, Enas Mokhtar, Manal F Elshamaa, Eman A Elghoroury, Solaf Kamel, Gamila S M Elsaeed, Eman H Thabet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Data concerning the concentration of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and its functional polymorphisms in chronic kidney diseases (CKD) are conflicting. The present study aimed to evaluate the levels of MMP-9in children with end stage renal diseases (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD) and to explore its association with MMP-9 polymorphism and vitamin D levels as an important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). METHODS: We studied 55 children with ESRD on hemodialysis and 18 healthy children served as controls...
September 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828582/-factors-associated-with-the-frailty-of-elderly-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
#18
Gabriela Dutra Gesualdo, Marisa Silvana Zazzetta, Karina Gramani Say, Fabiana de Souza Orlandi
The scope of this article is to identify sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with the frailty of elderly people with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis. This involved a correlational, cross-sectional study conducted in a dialysis center in the state of São Paulo. The sample consisted of 60 participants. The Participant Characterization Instrument was used for extracting sociodemographic and clinical data and the Edmonton Frail Scale was used to evaluate the level of frailty. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with frailty...
November 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814753/facility-level-ckd-mbd-composite-score-and-risk-of-adverse-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-on-hemodialysis
#19
Geoffrey A Block, Akeem A Yusuf, Mark D Danese, Heidi S Wirtz, Yan Hu, Thy P Do, Kerry Cooper, David T Gilbertson, Brian D Bradbury, Allan J Collins
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving hemodialysis with values outside of target levels for parathyroid hormone (PTH: 150-600 pg/mL), calcium (Ca: 8.4-10.2 mg/dL), and phosphate (P: 3.5-5.5 mg/dL) are at elevated morbidity and mortality risk. We examined whether patients receiving care in dialysis facilities where greater proportions of patients have at least two values out of target have a higher risk of adverse clinical outcomes. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 39,085 prevalent hemodialysis patients in 1298 DaVita dialysis facilities as of September 1, 2009, followed from January 1, 2010, until an outcome, a censoring event, or December 31, 2010...
November 4, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811451/expressions-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Y Liu, X Zhang, G Liu, J Huang, Y Pan, Z Hu
CONTEXT: Uremic cardiomyopathy is a risk factor of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and is responsible for high mortality rates and increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI). Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) promotes inflammation and is an important factor in uremic cardiomyopathy. AIMS: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of serum macrophage MIF on myocardial hypertrophy in ESRD patients and to examine the relation of this factor to clinical characteristics...
November 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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