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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104152/experience-of-quatro-therapy-with-everolimus-to-minimize-calcineurin-inhibitor-for-kidney-transplant-recipients
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N Nakamura, T Miyazaki, H Matsuzaki, R Furuya, S Miyajima, S Irie, H Matsuoka, M Tanaka
BACKGROUND: This study was divided into three phases, on the occasion of the introduction of everolimus (EVR) in our hospital. METHODS: In the first phase, a study group of six maintenance patients (three living related donors, three deceased donors) who had a history of malignant disease with less than 500 mg/day of proteinuria were enrolled; a high serum creatinine and upper limit of duration after kidney transplant operation was not considered. EVR was discontinued in four of the six patients because of side effects or worsening renal function...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097012/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-antibiotics-in-critically-ill-acute-kidney-injury-patients
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REVIEW
Welder Zamoner, Fernanda M de Freitas, Durval S S Garms, Mariele Gobo de Oliveira, André L Balbi, Daniela Ponce
Sepsis is the most common cause of death in critically ill patients and is associated with multiorgan failure, including acute kidney injury (AKI). This situation can require acute renal support and increase mortality. Therefore, it is essential to administer antimicrobials in doses that achieve adequate serum levels, avoiding both overdosing and drug toxicity as well as underdosing and the risk of antibiotic resistance and higher mortality. Currently, there are no validated guidelines on antibiotic dose adjustments in septic patients with AKI...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064418/novel-antiretroviral-drugs-in-patients-with-renal-impairment-clinical-and-pharmacokinetic-considerations
#3
Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Gervasoni
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically increased the survival of HIV-infected patients from Western countries reducing the incidence of opportunistic infections and AIDS-related malignancies, and improving the patients' quality of life compared with the pre-HAART era. HIV is thus now considered in the West as a chronic disease, with the majority of HIV-infected patients successfully reaching an optimal immune and virological outcome a few months after starting HAART. However, this switch from acute to chronic disease has been accompanied by an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), reported in up to 60% of HIV-infected patients...
January 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058212/complement-related-kidney-diseases-recurrence-after-transplantation
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REVIEW
Maurizio Salvadori, Elisabetta Bertoni
The recurrence of renal disease after renal transplantation is becoming one of the main causes of graft loss after kidney transplantation. This principally concerns some of the original diseases as the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), in particular the MPGN now called C3 glomerulopathy. Both this groups of renal diseases are characterized by congenital (genetic) or acquired (auto-antibodies) modifications of the alternative pathway of complement...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029509/renal-function-and-venous-thromboembolic-diseases
#5
N Janus, I Mahé, V Launay-Vacher, J-P Laroche, G Deray
Anticoagulant agents have been approved by international regulatory agencies to prevent and treat venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is: (1) highly frequent in VTE patients; (2) strongly linked to VTE; and (3) a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity/mortality and fatal pulmonary embolism. Therefore, an increasing number of patients are presented with CKD and VTE and more and more physicians must face the questions of the management of these patients and that of the handling of anticoagulant agents in CKD patients because of the pharmacokinetic modifications of these drugs in this population...
October 28, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013453/pk-pd-target-attainment-with-ceftolozane-tazobactam-using-monte-carlo-simulation-in-patients-with-various-degrees-of-renal-function-including-augmented-renal-clearance-and-end-stage-renal-disease
#6
Alan J Xiao, Luzelena Caro, Myra W Popejoy, Jennifer A Huntington, Ravina Kullar
INTRODUCTION: Ceftolozane/tazobactam is an antibacterial agent with potent in vitro activity against Gram-negative pathogens, including many extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Because ceftolozane/tazobactam is primarily excreted renally, appropriate dose adjustments are needed for patients with renal impairment. Monte Carlo simulations were used to determine the probability of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic target attainment for patients with varying degrees of renal function, including augmented renal clearance (ARC) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with hemodialysis...
December 24, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995343/pre-procedural-renal-resistive-index-accurately-predicts-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-preserved-renal-function-submitted-to-coronary-angiography
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Maciej T Wybraniec, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Jerzy Chudek, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
The study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of ultrasonographic intra-renal blood flow parameters, together with the wide range of different risk factors, for the prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with preserved renal function, referred for coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary interventions (CA/PCI). This prospective study covered 95 consecutive patients (69.5% men; median age 65 years) subject to elective or urgent CA/PCI. Data regarding 128 peri-procedural variables were collected...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993418/comparison-of-intravenous-ketorolac-at-three-single-dose-regimens-for-treating-acute-pain-in-the-emergency-department-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sergey Motov, Matthew Yasavolian, Antonios Likourezos, Illya Pushkar, Rukhsana Hossain, Jefferson Drapkin, Victor Cohen, Nicholas Filk, Andrew Smith, Felix Huang, Bradley Rockoff, Peter Homel, Christian Fromm
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used extensively for the management of acute and chronic pain, with ketorolac tromethamine being one of the most frequently used parenteral analgesics in the emergency department (ED). The drugs may commonly be used at doses above their analgesic ceiling, offering no incremental analgesic advantage while potentially adding risk of harm. We evaluate the analgesic efficacy of 3 doses of intravenous ketorolac in ED patients with acute pain...
December 16, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988400/alibertia-edulis-l-c-rich-a-c-rich-a-potent-diuretic-arising-from-brazilian-indigenous-species
#9
Diana Figueiredo de Santana Aquino, Cleide Adriane Signor Tirloni, Sara Emília Lima Tolouei Menegati, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Silvia Cristina Heredia Vieira, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Ana María Simonet, Francisco Antonio Macías, Arquimedes Gasparotto
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Although Alibertia edulis (L.C. Rich.) A.C. Rich decoction is used in Brazilian folk medicine due to its possible antihypertensive effect, this species has never been critically investigated as a hypotensive drug. So, the aim of this study was to evaluate the possible hypotensive and antihypertensive effects of the oral administration of Alibertia edulis aqueous extract (AEAE) in normotensive and hypertensive rats, and evaluate its inter-relation with a possible diuretic activity...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984230/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-versus-wound-infiltration-for-analgesia-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Mohamed Mohamed Tawfik, Yaser Mohamed Mohamed, Rania Elmohamadi Elbadrawi, Mostafa Abdelkhalek, Maiseloon Mostafa Mogahed, Hanaa Mohamed Ezz
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and local anesthetic wound infiltration provide analgesia after cesarean delivery. Studies comparing the 2 techniques are scarce, with conflicting results. This double-blind, randomized controlled trial aimed to compare bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP block with single-shot local anesthetic wound infiltration for analgesia after cesarean delivery performed under spinal anesthesia. We hypothesized that the TAP block would decrease postoperative cumulative fentanyl consumption at 24 hours...
December 15, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980542/antithrombotic-management-in-patients-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-requiring-oral-anticoagulation
#11
REVIEW
Jarosław Zalewski, Anetta Undas
The dynamic evolution of therapeutic options including the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKA), non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOAC), more potent antiplatelet drugs as well as new generation drug-eluting stents could lead to the view that the current recommendations on the management of patients with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) requiring oral anticoagulation do not keep up with the results of several clinical studies published within the last 5 years. In the present overview, we summarize the recent advances in antithrombotic management used in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing PCI for stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
2016: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980244/a-clinical-study-on-administration-of-opioid-antagonists-in-terminal-cancer-patients
#12
Yoshihiro Uekuzu, Takashi Higashiguchi, Akihiko Futamura, Akihiro Ito, Naoharu Mori, Miyo Murai, Hiroshi Ohara, Hiroko Awa, Takeshi Chihara
There have been few detailed reports on respiratory depression due to overdoses of opioids in terminal cancer patients. We investigated the situation of treatment with opioid antagonists for respiratory depression that occurred after administration of opioid at optimal doses in terminal cancer patients, to clarify pathological changes as well as causative factors. In 2,443 terminal cancer patients receiving opioids, 7 patients (0.3%) received opioid antagonists: 6, morphine (hydrochloride, 5; sulfate, 1); 1, oxycodone...
December 16, 2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977557/safety-of-high-dose-acyclovir-in-infants-with-suspected-and-confirmed-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
#13
Jessica E Ericson, Martyn Gostelow, Julie Autmizguine, Christoph P Hornik, Reese H Clark, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir is used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease in infants. Treatment with high dose acyclovir, 60 mg/kg/day, is recommended; however, the safety of this dosage has not been assessed in the past 15 years, and this dosage is not currently approved for infants by the US Food and Drug Administration. METHODS: We included infants with neonatal HSV disease treated with ≥14 days of intravenous acyclovir starting in the first 120 days of life admitted to 1 of 42 neonatal intensive care units managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group from 2002-2012...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965186/impact-of-sevelamer-hydrochloride-on-serum-magnesium-concentrations-in-hemodialysis-patients
#14
Ryota Ikee, Takayuki Toyoyama, Toko Endo, Masataka Tsunoda, Nobuo Hashimoto
Serum Mg levels are elevated in patients with renal insufficiency: harmful effects of hypomagnesemia have been reported in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD). In this cross-sectional study, which included 86 HD patients (male : female = 56:30, age 68 ± 12 years), we examined the clinical factors associated with serum Mg levels, with a focus on sevelamer, a phosphate binder widely used to control the hyperphosphatemia of HD patients. The mean serum Mg concentration among our patients was 2.48 ± 0.37 mg/dL (1...
December 12, 2016: Magnesium Research: Official Organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951420/-e-2-4-bromophenyl-1-2-4-dihydroxyphenyl-ethanone-oxime-is-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-treatment-of-hyperuricemia-through-its-dual-inhibitory-effects-on-xod-and-urat1
#15
Qinghua Hu, Mengze Zhou, Haoran Zhu, Guo Lu, Dongsen Zheng, Huanqiu Li, Kun Hao
Hyperuricemia is a kind of metabolic disease resulted from imbalance between urate production and excretion. Xanthine oxidase (XOD) or renal urate transporter 1 (URAT1) inhibitors have been applied for hyperuricemia treatment in clinic, but available drugs could not simultaneously target XOD and URAT1 and had various adverse effects. (E)-2-(4-bromophenyl)-1-(2, 4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethanone oxime (BDEO), as a deoxybenzoins oxime analog, was obtained from a cluster of deoxybenzoins derivatives synthesized by our research group with potent anti-hyperuricemic activity, which was expected to be dual inhibitor of XOD and URAT1...
December 9, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943221/a-population-pharmacokinetic-model-for-51-cr-edta-to-estimate-renal-function
#16
Isabelle H S Kuan, Stephen B Duffull, Tracey L Putt, John B W Schollum, Robert J Walker, Daniel F B Wright
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: (51)Cr EDTA clearance (CL) from plasma is used to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR). We propose that current methods for analysing the raw (51)Cr EDTA measurements over-simplifies the disposition of (51)Cr EDTA and therefore could produce biased GFR estimates. The aim of this study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic model for (51)Cr EDTA disposition and to compare model-predicted GFR to other methods of estimating renal function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 40 individuals who received ~7...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941433/kidney-fibrosis-origins-and-interventions
#17
Thomas Vanhove, Roel Goldschmeding, Dirk Kuypers
All causes of renal allograft injury, when severe and/or sustained, can result in chronic histological damage of which interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA) are dominant features. Unless a specific disease process can be identified, what drives IF/TA progression in individual patients is often unclear. In general, clinicopathological factors known to predict and drive allograft fibrosis include graft quality, inflammation (whether 'nonspecific' or related to a specific diagnosis), infections such as polyomavirus-associated nephropathy, calcineurin inhibitors and genetic factors...
December 8, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941283/efficacy-of-pomalidomide-in-a-multiple-myeloma-patient-requiring-hemodialysis
#18
Michiko Kida, Masako Hirao, Hiromitsu Iizuka, Akira Hangaishi, Kensuke Usuki
A 67-year-old male patient developed multiple myeloma with acute renal failure caused by myeloma kidney. Although a very good partial response was achieved with bortezomib with dexamethasone (BD) therapy under temporary dialysis, relapse occurred 3 years later. Thalidomide was added to the BD therapy but was discontinued because of drug-induced eczema. Subsequently, bone lesions and chromosomal abnormalities appeared. Because renal failure progressed with increased serum free light chain levels, maintenance hemodialysis was introduced...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934810/effect-of-hypertension-at-presentation-on-prognosis-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-presenting-with-normal-renal-angiogram
#19
Swetha Balije, Ashutosh Kumar, Goru Bhawani, Kasturi S N Murthy, Neera Kumari
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a progressive disease of heart with systolic and diastolic dysfunction carrying a poor long-term prognosis. The prognostic index and predictors of mortality are considered to be useful in guiding the treatment. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of hypertension at presentation on prognosis in patients with DCM presenting with normal renal and coronary angiogram. METHODS: An observational, analytical, non-interventional and a combination of retrospective and prospective study was conducted in patients between 15 and 75 yr of age with DCM having on and off symptoms while receiving treatment in a cardiology outpatient department for more than a year...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921022/the-protective-effect-of-hydro-alcoholic-extract-of-mangrove-avicennia-marina-l-leaves-on-kidney-injury-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-male-rats
#20
Naser Mirazi, Seyedeh-Nahid Movassagh, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
BACKGROUND: Materials can cause liver and kidney damage which carbon tetrachloride is one of these substances. Medicinal plants and their essential oils and extracts have been used to a large extent as drugs to better control and management of kidney diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of Avicennia marina leaves in the treatment of renal toxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride. METHODS: Forty-two male rats were randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 7): control (taking normal saline, 0...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
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