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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129817/-dalbavancin-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-parameters
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José Ramón Azanza, Belén Sádaba, Joana Reis
Dalbavancin is a new lipoglycopeptide antibiotic whose structure influences its pharmacokinetic profile. It is not absorbed after oral administration and is therefore administered intravenously. It is distributed through intracellular fluid, reaching adequate concentrations in the skin, bone, blister fluid and synovial fluid. Plasma protein binding is very high. Concentrations in brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are inadequate. Excretion is through non-microsomal metabolism with inactive metabolites and through the kidneys by glomerular filtration...
January 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129247/effectiveness-of-patiromer-in-the-treatment-of-hyperkalemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-hypertension-on-diuretics
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Matthew R Weir, Martha R Mayo, Dahlia Garza, Susan A Arthur, Lance Berman, David Bushinsky, Daniel J Wilson, Murray Epstein
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent hyperkalemia frequently limits use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with hypertension, diabetes, and/or heart failure. Patiromer is a sodium-free, nonabsorbed potassium (K)-binding polymer approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hyperkalemia. This post-hoc analysis of OPAL-HK examined the effectiveness and safety of patiromer in reducing serum K in hyperkalemic CKD patients on RAASi, with hypertension, receiving diuretic therapy versus those not on diuretics...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122313/fagonia-olivieri-prevented-hepatorenal-injuries-induced-with-gentamicin-in-rat
#3
Umbreen Rashid, Muhammad Rashid Khan
Gentamicin is used clinically against Gram negative bacteria because of its efficacy. However, it causes renal injuries and failure at clinical dosages on account of induced oxidative stress. Fagonia olivieri is used in kidneys, liver, alimentary canal and cardiovascular disorders in local system of medicine in Pakistan. This study evaluates the protective abilities of methanol extract of F. olivieri (FOM) against the liver and renal injuries induced with gentamicin in rat. Sprague-Dawley male rats were treated with gentamicin (80mg/kg) alone or with silymarin (50mg/kg) as standard antioxidant drug...
January 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120731/-serious-complications-during-treatment-with-methotrexate-also-in-chronic-low-dosage-use
#4
R J Rodenburg, M J H Wijnands, P L Rensma
Methotrexate is a frequently prescribed drug and is considered to be safe at a low dosage. However, serious complications may occur during treatment. In this article we describe a 78-year-old male who used low-dose methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis. He died of multi-organ failure caused by sepsis and methotrexate intoxication as a result of deteriorating renal function. The second patient was a 56-year-old male who used low-dose methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. This patient developed pancytopenia and methotrexate pneumonitis during treatment with methotrexate...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105769/renal-tubular-resistance-is-the-primary-driver-for-loop-diuretic-resistance-in-acute-heart-failure
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Jozine M Ter Maaten, Veena S Rao, Jennifer S Hanberg, F Perry Wilson, Lavanya Bellumkonda, Mahlet Assefa, J Sam Broughton, Julie D'Ambrosi, W H Wilson Tang, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, David H Ellison, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretic resistance is a common barrier to effective decongestion in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with poor outcome. Specific mechanisms underlying diuretic resistance are currently unknown in contemporary AHF patients. We therefore aimed to determine the relative importance of defects in diuretic delivery vs. renal tubular response in determining diuretic response (DR) in AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty AHF patients treated with intravenous bumetanide underwent a 6-h timed urine collection for sodium and bumetanide clearance...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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/28054118/-red-yeast-rice-an-unsafe-food-supplement
#7
Christian Steffen
Red yeast rice is the fermentation product of the mould Monascus ruber and is traditionally used in East Asia to dye and conserve food. Its main pharmacologically active compound, monakolin K, was isolated from red yeast rice and is used as an inhibitor of cholesterol synthesis under the INN lovastatin. Lovastatin and several other statins are marketed as drugs whereas red yeast rice is offered as a food supplement. As statins can cause severe side effects, such as muscle damage and kidney failure, the dosing and information about interactions with drugs and food is essential for the use of these products...
January 4, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042550/pure-red-cell-aplasia-due-to-antibody-against-erythropoietin-in-hemodialysis-patients
#8
Maryam Rahbar, Zahra Chitsazian, Firoozeh Abdoli, Seyed-Masoud Moeini Taba, Hosein Akbari
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a common complication of chronic renal failure due to reduce erythropoietin production by kidneys. Anemia treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (rHu-EPO). Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) due to antibody productionagainst rHu-EPO is a rare but major complication of this drug. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PRCA due to antibodies in dialysis patients with resistant anemia who received erythropoietin...
January 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027534/asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-is-a-strong-risk-factor-for-resistant-hypertension-in-elderly-subjects-from-general-population
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Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Laura Schiavon, Alvise Del Monte, Danyelle M Townsend, Emilio Ramazzina, Domenico Rubello, Edoardo Casiglia
OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, patient characteristics predicting resistant hypertension (RH) include higher blood pressure levels, left ventricular hypertrophy, older age, obesity, chronic kidney disease and diabetes. On the contrary little is known about the role of serum uric acid (SUA) as a risk factor for RH in subjects from general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 580 elderly subjects aged ≥65 years were enrolled in the Risk Of Vascular complications Impact of Genetics in Old people (ROVIGO) study...
February 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986693/cautious-use-and-optimal-dose-of-morphine-for-relieving-malignant-pain-in-a-complex-patient-with-multiple-comorbidities
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Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Garg, Nishkarsh Gupta, Sachidanand Jee Bharati
Oral morphine remains the drug of choice for the management of severe pain due to cancer as per WHO ladder of analgesia. Providing adequate pain relief in palliative care settings for pain due to cancer is challenging. Options become limited in cases of associated systemic comorbidities such as renal dysfunction, hypoproteinaemia, anaemia. Patients with renal dysfunction and other comorbidities may develop drug overdose due to abnormal pharmacokinetics. Renal dysfunction affects the pharmacokinetics of morphine by altering its absorption, metabolism and clearance...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964837/efficacy-of-sitagliptin-for-the-hospital-management-of-general-medicine-and-surgery-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-sita-hospital-a-multicentre-prospective-open-label-non-inferiority-randomised-trial
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Francisco J Pasquel, Roma Gianchandani, Daniel J Rubin, Kathleen M Dungan, Isabel Anzola, Patricia C Gomez, Limin Peng, Israel Hodish, Tim Bodnar, David Wesorick, Vijay Balakrishnan, Kwame Osei, Guillermo E Umpierrez
BACKGROUND: The role of incretin-based drugs in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes admitted to hospital has not been extensively assessed. In this study, we compared the safety and efficacy of a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (sitagliptin) plus basal insulin with a basal-bolus insulin regimen for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes in general medicine and surgery in hospitals. METHODS: We did a multicentre, prospective, open-label, non-inferiority randomised clinical trial (Sita-Hospital) in five hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients aged 18-80 years with type 2 diabetes and a random blood glucose concentration of 7·8-22·2 mmol/L who were being treated with diet or oral antidiabetic drugs or had a total daily insulin dose of 0·6 units per kg or less, admitted to general medicine and surgery services...
February 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941283/efficacy-of-pomalidomide-in-a-multiple-myeloma-patient-requiring-hemodialysis
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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/27909438/donor-specific-regulatory-t-cells-acquired-from-tolerant-mice-bearing-cardiac-allograft-promote-mixed-chimerism-and-prolong-intestinal-allograft-survival
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Xiao-Fei Shen, Jin-Peng Jiang, Jian-Jun Yang, Wei-Zhong Wang, Wen-Xian Guan, Jun-Feng Du
The induction of donor-specific transplant tolerance has always been a central problem for small bowel transplantation (SBT), which is thought to be the best therapy for end-stage bowel failure. With the development of new tolerance-inducing strategies, mixed chimerism induced by co-stimulation blockade has become most potent for tolerance of allografts, such as skin, kidney, and heart. However, a lack of clinically available co-stimulation blockers has hindered efficient application in humans. Furthermore, unlike those for other types of solid organ transplantation, strategies to induce robust mixed chimerism for intestinal allografts have not been fully developed...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814935/diuretic-resistance
#15
Ewout J Hoorn, David H Ellison
Diuretic resistance is defined as a failure to achieve the therapeutically desired reduction in edema despite a full dose of diuretic. The causes of diuretic resistance include poor adherence to drug therapy or dietary sodium restriction, pharmacokinetic issues, and compensatory increases in sodium reabsorption in nephron sites that are not blocked by the diuretic. To illustrate the pathophysiology and management of diuretic resistance, we describe a patient with nephrotic syndrome. This patient presented with generalized pitting edema and weight gain despite the use of oral loop diuretics...
January 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814401/the-kallikrein-kinin-system-a-novel-mediator-of-il-17-driven-anti-candida-immunity-in-the-kidney
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Kritika Ramani, Abhishek V Garg, Chetan V Jawale, Heather R Conti, Natasha Whibley, Edwin K Jackson, Sruti S Shiva, William Horne, Jay K Kolls, Sarah L Gaffen, Partha S Biswas
The incidence of life-threatening disseminated Candida albicans infections is increasing in hospitalized patients, with fatalities as high as 60%. Death from disseminated candidiasis in a significant percentage of cases is due to fungal invasion of the kidney, leading to renal failure. Treatment of candidiasis is hampered by drug toxicity, the emergence of antifungal drug resistance and lack of vaccines against fungal pathogens. IL-17 is a key mediator of defense against candidiasis. The underlying mechanisms of IL-17-mediated renal immunity have so far been assumed to occur solely through the regulation of antimicrobial mechanisms, particularly activation of neutrophils...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783256/predictive-factors-of-renal-toxicities-related-to-anti-vegfr-multikinase-inhibitors-in-phase-1-trials
#17
Emilie Boissier, Olivier Mir, Antoine Hollebecque, Hassan Izzedine, Stéphane Ederhy, Anas Gazzah, Rastislav Bahleda, Christophe Massard, Isabelle Macquin-Mavier, Christophe Tournigand, Jean-Philippe Spano, Jean-Charles Soria, Benoît Rousseau
Purpose Renal toxicities are common with angiogenesis multikinase inhibitors (AMKI), and can be limiting in phase I trials. Factors associated with such toxicities are poorly known. The aims of this exploratory study were to describe renovascular toxicities associated with AMKI, impact on drug development and to identify baseline parameters associated with the occurrence of renal toxicities in phase I trials. Methods Consecutive patients treated with AMKI in Gustave Roussy phase I unit between October 2005 and August 2013 were included...
October 25, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781419/low-dose-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-tablet-form-or-capsule-form-combined-with-tacrolimus-in-the-early-period-after-kidney-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-trial%C3%A2
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Su Hyung Lee, Chan-Duck Kim, Kyu Ha Huh, Baik-Hwan Cho, Man Ki Ju, Dong Ryeol Lee, Hong Rae Cho, Jong-Won Park, Jung Jun Lee, Samuel Lee, Byung Jun So, Chang-Kwon Oh, Yu Seun Kim
AIMS: The tablet form (500 mg) of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) provides more convenience of taking drugs and cost-effectiveness than the capsule form (250 mg). We examined the efficacy and safety of MMF in its different forms combined with tacrolimus in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: This multicenter, 26-week, randomized trial was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of the tablet form of MMF versus the capsule form of MMF in 156 kidney transplant recipients...
December 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775769/association-between-changes-in-cms-reimbursement-policy-and-drug-labels-for-erythrocyte-stimulating-agents-with-outcomes-for-older-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-covered-by-fee-for-service-medicare
#19
Cunlin Wang, Robert Kane, Mark Levenson, Jeffrey Kelman, Michael Wernecke, Joo-Yeon Lee, Steven Kozlowski, Carmen Dekmezian, Zhiwei Zhang, Aliza Thompson, Kimberly Smith, Yu-Te Wu, Yuqin Wei, Yoganand Chillarige, Qin Ryan, Chris Worrall, Thomas E MaCurdy, David J Graham
Importance: In 2011, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changed its reimbursement policy for hemodialysis to a bundled comprehensive payment system that included the cost of erythrocyte-stimulating agents (ESAs). Also in 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration revised the drug label for ESAs, recommending more conservative dosing in patients with chronic kidney disease. In response to concerns that these measures could have adverse effects on patient care and outcomes, the CMS and the FDA initiated a collaboration to assess the effect...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754015/br-04-1management-of-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#20
David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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