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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230899/shared-care-across-the-interface-between-primary-and-specialty-care-in-management-of-long-term-conditions
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REVIEW
Susan M Smith, Gráinne Cousins, Barbara Clyne, Shane Allwright, Tom O'Dowd
BACKGROUND: Shared care has been used in the management of many chronic conditions with the assumption that it delivers better care than primary or specialty care alone; however, little is known about the effectiveness of shared care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of shared care health service interventions designed to improve the management of chronic disease across the primary/specialty care interface. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226034/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Hu, Zuoliang Liu, Hao Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease. A systematic search of articles in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists was performed to find relevant literature. All eligible studies assessed proteinuria, the serum creatinine clearance rate, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or the occurrence of end-stage renal disease. Standard mean differences with 95% confidence intervals for continuous data were used to estimate the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on renal function, as reflected by the serum creatinine clearance rate, proteinuria, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, and relative risk...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224658/predictive-meta-regressions-relating-mercury-tissue-concentrations-of-freshwater-piscivorous-mammals
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Kristin M Eccles, Philippe J Thomas, Hing Man Chan
Mercury (Hg) is a pollutant of global concern. Sentinel species, such as river otter (Lontra canadensis) and mink (Neovison vison), are often used to monitor environmental concentrations in freshwater ecosystems. Tissue total Hg (THg) concentrations are frequently used as biomarkers of exposure. However, there is no comprehensive model relating Hg tissue concentrations in different tissues, making inter-study comparisons challenging. Our objective was to establish conversion factors relating fur, brain, liver, kidney, and muscle THg concentrations using mean concentrations and standard errors reported in the literature...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223856/uncertainties-around-incretin-based-therapies-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Bader Al Tulaihi, Samia Alhabib
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic debilitating and non-communicable disease. It has several long-term outcomes that are associated with various end organ damage, mainly the heart, blood vessels, eyes, nerves, and kidneys. There are different modalities of treatment of diabetes. The recent incretin-based therapies provided an innovative class of drugs including GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors. This review aims to summarize the available evidence of their effectiveness. Method: This is a narrative review...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222798/fracture-risk-in-dialysis-and-kidney-transplanted-patients-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aboubacar Sidibé, Lynne Moore, Sonia Jean, Fabrice Mac-Way
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of fracture and cardiovascular mortality. The risk of fracture in hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), and kidney transplantation (KT) is higher when compared to the general population. However, uncertainties remain about which group has the highest risk of fracture. We aim to identify the risk of fracture and cardiovascular mortality post-fracture in HD compared to PD or KT and in PD compared to KT population...
February 22, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220472/renal-denervation-for-resistant-hypertension
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Coppolino, Anna Pisano, Laura Rivoli, Davide Bolignano
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is highly prevalent among the general hypertensive population and the clinical management of this condition remains problematic. Different approaches, including a more intensified antihypertensive therapy, lifestyle modifications, or both, have largely failed to improve patients' outcomes and to reduce cardiovascular and renal risk. As renal sympathetic hyperactivity is a major driver of resistant hypertension, renal sympathetic ablation (renal denervation) has been recently proposed as a possible therapeutic alternative to treat this condition...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219918/clinical-outcomes-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Brian Pierce, Indra Bole, Vaiibhav Patel, David L Brown
BACKGROUND: Multiple randomized controlled trials of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) prior to cardiac surgery have failed to demonstrate clinical benefit. The aim of this updated meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of RIPC on outcomes following cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Searches of PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases were performed for 1970 to December 13, 2015. Randomized controlled trials comparing RIPC with a sham procedure prior to cardiac surgery performed with cardiopulmonary bypass were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219345/biomarkers-for-the-detection-of-renal-fibrosis-and-prediction-of-renal-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Sherry G Mansour, Jeremy Puthumana, Steven G Coca, Mark Gentry, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND: Fibrosis is the unifying pathway leading to chronic kidney disease. Identifying biomarkers of fibrosis may help predict disease progression. METHODS: We performed a systematic review to evaluate the reliability of blood and urine biomarkers in identifying fibrosis on biopsy as well as predicting renal outcomes. Using MEDLINE and EMBASE, a two-stage search strategy was implemented. Stage I identified a library of biomarkers correlating with fibrosis on biopsy...
February 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208537/re-hypercalcemia-hypercalciuria-and-kidney-stones-in-long-term-studies-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Dean G Assimos
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March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197971/abnormal-ankle-brachial-index-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-or-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Hai-Yan Chen, Fang Wei, Li-Hua Wang, Zhe Wang, Jia Meng, Hai-Bo Yu, Rui-Ning Zhang, Gui-Jiang Sun, Ai-Li Jiang, Lin Wang
Prognostic role of ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. We aimed to evaluate whether abnormal ABI was an independent predictor of cardiovascular or all-cause mortality in CKD patients with or without hemodialysis by conducting a meta-analysis. We systematically searched Pubmed and Embase databases for prospective observational studies that investigated baseline abnormal ABI and subsequent cardiovascular or all-cause mortality risk in CKD patients with or without hemodialysis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197679/contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-critically-ill-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis
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Stephan Ehrmann, Andrew Quartin, Brian P Hobbs, Vincent Robert-Edan, Cynthia Cely, Cynthia Bell, Genevieve Lyons, Tai Pham, Roland Schein, Yimin Geng, Karim Lakhal, Chaan S Ng
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients, among whom acute kidney injury is common, are often considered particularly vulnerable to iodinated contrast medium nephrotoxicity. However, the attributable incidence remains uncertain given the paucity of observational studies including a control group. This study assessed acute kidney injury incidence attributable to iodinated contrast media in critically ill patients based on new data accounting for sample and effect size and including a control group...
February 14, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187985/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-suggests-obesity-predicts-onset-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-general-population
#12
Carlo Garofalo, Silvio Borrelli, Roberto Minutolo, Paolo Chiodini, Luca De Nicola, Giuseppe Conte
Obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are public health priorities that share core pathophysiological mechanisms. However, whether high body mass index (BMI) increases risk of CKD de novo remains ill-defined. To evaluate the role of BMI in predicting CKD onset in the general adult population, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of PubMed and ISI Web of Science databases articles published between January 2000 and August 2016 without language restriction. We selected studies in adult individuals from a general population with normal renal function at baseline that reported the risk of low estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) (under 60 mL/min/1...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187752/targeting-urine-output-and-30-day-mortality-in-goal-directed-therapy-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
#13
Esther N van der Zee, Mohamud Egal, Diederik Gommers, A B Johan Groeneveld
BACKGROUND: Oliguria is associated with a decreased kidney- and organ perfusion, leading to organ damage and increased mortality. While the effects of correcting oliguria on renal outcome have been investigated frequently, whether urine output is a modifiable risk factor for mortality or simply an epiphenomenon remains unclear. We investigated whether targeting urine output, defined as achieving and maintaining urine output above a predefined threshold, in hemodynamic management protocols affects 30-day mortality in perioperative and critical care...
February 10, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178698/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Simon R Walker, Paul Komenda, Suhail Khojah, Wafa Al-Tuwaijri, Kerry MacDonald, Brett Hiebert, Neil Tangri, Stewart W D Nadurak, Thomas W Ferguson, Claudio Rigatto, Navdeep Tangri
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and limits therapeutic options. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors represent a novel class of oral glucose-lowering agents and are known to be safe and effective in the general population. METHODS: We searched Cochrane, EMBASE, and PubMed from the time of their inception until March 2015. We included randomized controlled trials analyzing the efficacy (change in hemoglobin A1C [HbA1C]) and safety of DPP-4 agents in individuals with reduced kidney function (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1...
February 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169121/-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-kidney-stones-in-elderly-patients-meta-analysis-of-results-and-complications
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R Haider, P Regnier, F-R Roustan, F Séverac, P-J Treacy, L Mendel, Y Bodokh, B Tibi, R Prader, O Traxer, D Chevallier, J Amiel, M Durand
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard treatment for kidney stones regardless of age. Elderly patients (EP)≥65years old, in growing numbers, have more comorbidities than the general population, may alter results of PCNL. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare efficacy and complications of this procedure between EP and young patients (YP). METHODS: Original studies of prospective and historical cohorts, in English or French, presenting PCNL series published on PubMed until 2015 were identified using the keywords percutaneous nephrolithotomy, elderly patients, kidney stones and staghorn calculi...
February 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169084/transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-lower-surgical-risk-scores-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-early-outcomes
#16
Sameer Arora, Paula D Strassle, Cassandra J Ramm, Jeremy A Rhodes, Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Thomas G Caranasos, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: The results from the PARTNER 2 trial showed the feasibility of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients. Although low risk clinical trials will take time to conclude, some data has emerged comparing TAVR with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in lower risk patients. METHODS: A Medline search was conducted using standard methodology to search for studies reporting results comparing TAVR and SAVR. Studies were included if the overall mean Society of Thoracic Surgeons Score was less than 4% (or equivalent Euroscore)...
January 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168731/statistical-methodology-for-estimating-the-mean-difference-in-a-meta-analysis-without-study-specific-variance-information
#17
Patarawan Sangnawakij, Dankmar Böhning, Stephen Adams, Michael Stanton, Heinz Holling
Statistical inference for analyzing the results from several independent studies on the same quantity of interest has been investigated frequently in recent decades. Typically, any meta-analytic inference requires that the quantity of interest is available from each study together with an estimate of its variability. The current work is motivated by a meta-analysis on comparing two treatments (thoracoscopic and open) of congenital lung malformations in young children. Quantities of interest include continuous end-points such as length of operation or number of chest tube days...
February 6, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157813/blood-pressure-and-kidney-cancer-risk-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#18
Khemayanto Hidayat, Xuan Du, Sheng-Yi Zou, Bi-Min Shi
BACKGROUND: Globally, kidney cancer is the twelfth most common cancer, accounting for 337 860 cases recorded in 2012. By 2020, this number has been estimated to reach 412 929 or increase by 22%. Over the past few decades, a number of prospective studies have investigated the association between blood pressure (BP) and risk of kidney cancer, using either recorded BP levels or reported hypertension as the principal exposure variable. However, the relation of BP to kidney cancer remains incompletely understood, and the data on sex-specific differences in risk estimates have been inconsistent...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153377/effects-of-reducing-blood-pressure-on-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-focus-on-sglt2-inhibitors-and-empa-reg-outcome
#19
REVIEW
A J Scheen, P Delanaye
Empagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, has enabled remarkable reductions in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality as well as in renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a history of cardiovascular disease in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME. These results have been attributed to haemodynamic rather than metabolic effects, in part due to the osmotic/diuretic action of empagliflozin and the reduction in arterial blood pressure (BP). The present narrative review includes the results of meta-analyses of trials evaluating the effects on renal outcomes of lowering BP in patients with T2D, with a special focus on the influence of baseline and achieved systolic BP, and compares the renal outcome results of the EMPA-REG OUTCOME with those of other major trials with inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system in patients with T2D and the preliminary findings with other SGLT2 inhibitors, and also evaluates post hoc analyses from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME of special interest as regards the BP-lowering hypothesis and renal function...
January 30, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152527/effect-of-obesity-on-outcomes-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-renal-stone-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Xiangjun Zhou, Xinbo Sun, Xuhua Chen, Xiaoxin Gong, Yong Yang, Congbo Chen, Qisheng Yao
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been widely used to treat renal stones. The application of PCNL in obese patients results in the emergence of a number of challenges. This study compared the effect of obesity on the outcomes of PCNL in kidney stone treatment. METHODS: Eligible studies were searched in PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases. Data were analyzed using RevMan statistical software, weighted mean differences, ORs, and 95% CIs were calculated...
February 3, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
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