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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109741/eight-unexpected-cases-of-vancomycin-associated-acute-kidney-injury-with-contemporary-dosing
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J Nicholas O'Donnell, Cybele Ghossein, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Jessica Peng, Tina Lertharakul, C Kim Pham, Marc H Scheetz
Vancomycin is one of the most commonly utilized antibiotics in US hospitals. It remains the drug of choice for the treatment of serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. For many of these deep-seated infections, guidelines recommend achieving troughs of 15-20 mg/L for treatment efficacy. At our institution we observed a number of cases of presumed vancomycin-induced acute tubular necrosis clinically diagnosed by the nephrology service. We report eight cases of presumed vancomycin-induced acute tubular necrosis, three of which required hemodialysis before resolution of nephrotoxicity...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107583/chronic-hepatitis-c-and-chronic-kidney-disease-advances-limitations-and-unchartered-territories
#2
Manuel Mendizabal, K Rajender Reddy
Over the past few years, treatment options for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have evolved dramatically. The current approved interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have been shown to be safe and effective with sustained virologic response (SVR) rates of >90% in most patients. Unique issues yet remain such as the challenges in patients with impaired renal function or decompensated cirrhosis. Patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of HCV infection compared with the general population...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106022/complicated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-a-case-report
#3
Öykü Gülmez, Mehtap Aydın
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious infectious condition with high morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been particularly associated with recurrent bacteremia due to vascular access via lumen catheters. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, and most affected valve is mitral valve, which frequently calcified. Two patients with ESRD who received hemodialysis treatment via tunneled catheters, aged 56 and 88 years, were admitted with fever and high troponin level...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035620/does-antimicrobial-lock-solution-reduce-catheter-related-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-central-venous-catheters-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
#4
Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Rongke Li, Long Ge, Kee-Hsin Chen, Jinhui Tian
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study is to carry out a Bayesian network meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of different antimicrobial lock solutions (ALS) for prevention of catheter-related infections (CRI) in patients with hemodialysis (HD) and ranking these ALS for practical consideration. METHODS: We searched six electronic databases, earlier relevant meta-analysis and reference lists of included studies for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared ALS for preventing episodes of CRI in patients with HD either head-to-head or against control interventions using non-ALS...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989049/infective-endocarditis-in-hemodialysis-patients
#5
Rahul Vasudev, Priyank Shah, Supreet Kaur, Chandrika Chitturi, Sundermurthy Yamini, Ashesha Mechineni, Chandra Chandran, Mahesh Bikkina, Fayez Shamoon
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study aim was to evaluate the demographic, clinical, microbiological and inpatient mortality data of IE in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Data were analyzed for all IE patients admitted to the authors' 800-bed tertiary care hospital between January 2001 and December 2014. These data included demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiological characteristics, echocardiographic findings, complications, outcomes, and in-patient mortality...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984318/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-is-not-an-indicator-of-bateremia-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-native-accesses-a-multicenter-study
#6
Daisuke Uchida, Sho Sasaki, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Masahito Miyamoto, Atsushi Nomura, Kenichiro Koitabashi, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Yugo Shibagaki
Bloodstream infection (BSI) in hemodialysis (HD) patients is often difficult to diagnose. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a sensitive predictor of BSI in the general population. We aimed to assess the usefulness of SIRS in predicting BSI in HD patients.We designed a multi-center retrospective observational study of adult (age > 18 years) HD patients who underwent 2 sets of blood cultures for suspected BSI at first hospital visit from August 2011 to July 2012. Clinical, biological, and microbial data were evaluated to evaluate SIRS as a predictor of BSI upon initial presentation to the hospital...
December 13, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872830/bacteremia-in-hemodialysis-patients
#7
REVIEW
Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Motonobu Nakamura, Shoko Horita, George Seki, Kyoji Moriya
Infection is a common complication and is the second leading cause of death in hemodialysis patients. The risk of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients is 26-fold higher than in the general population, and 1/2-3/4 of the causative organisms of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients are Gram-positive bacteria. The ratio of resistant bacteria in hemodialysis patients compared to the general population is unclear. Several reports have indicated that hemodialysis patients have a higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846776/infective-spondylodiscitis-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-case-series
#8
Yueh-An Lu, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Huang-Kai Kao, Chia-Hui Lee, Shen-Yang Lee, Guan-Hsing Chen, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian
Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented with infective spondylodiscitis at a single medical center in Taiwan. There were 18 cases (mean age: 64.9 ± 10.8 years) over more than 10 years. Analysis of underlying diseases indicated that 50% of patients had diabetes, 55.6% had hypertension, 55.6% had coronary artery disease, 22.2% had congestive heart failure, 22.2% had a cerebral vascular accident, 16...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
#9
Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793271/non-imaging-assisted-insertion-of-un-cuffed-non-tunneled-internal-jugular-venous-catheters-for-hemodialysis-safety-and-utility-in-modern-day-world
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COMMENT
Manish Rathi, Venkata Siva Tez Pinnamaneni, Vinay Sakhuja
BACKGROUND: Absolute necessity in acute kidney injury (AKI) and ignorance in chronic kidney disease (CKD) make the use of un-cuffed, non-tunneled catheters an indispensable vascular access for hemodialysis. Although these catheters should be inserted under radiological guidance, it may not be feasible in certain circumstances. The aim of the present study was to evaluate safety and outcome of non-imaging assisted insertion of these catheters in internal jugular vein (IJV) for hemodialysis...
August 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738086/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-due-to-melioidosis-a-potentially-devastating-condition
#11
Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Lachlan J Pearson, Tanittha Chatsuwan, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nisa Thongbor, Gunticha Nuntawong, Laksamon Praderm, Pantiwa Wechagama, Surapong Narenpitak, Apinya Wechpradit, Worauma Punya, Guttiga Halue, Phetpailin Naka, Somboon Jeenapongsa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
♦ Background: Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Although a wide range of clinical manifestations from this organism are known, peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has rarely been reported. ♦ Patients and Methods: Peritoneal dialysis patients from all regions in Thailand were eligible for the study if they had peritonitis and either peritoneal fluid or effluent culture positive for B.pseudomallei Patient data obtained included baseline characteristics, laboratory investigations, treatments, and clinical outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599701/seroepidemiology-of-cytomegalovirus-infections-in-croatia
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Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek, Branko Kolaric, Natasa Beader, Izabela Vrtar, Irena Tabain, Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is endemic worldwide, with marked differences in the seroprevalence rates between countries. The aim of this study was to analyze the seroprevalence of CMV infections in Croatia. METHODS: During a 3-year period (2013-2015) 2438 consecutive serum samples collected from Croatian residents were tested for the presence of CMV IgM and IgG antibodies using enzyme-linked immunoassay. The IgM/IgG positive samples were further tested for IgG avidity...
September 6, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592733/endovascular-stent-graft-repair-is-an-effective-and-safe-alternative-therapy-for-arteriovenous-graft-pseudoaneurysms
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W K Wong, T-W Su, W-L Cheng, H-T Yang, W-C Wei, P-J Ko
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Pseudoaneurysm formation occurs in 2-10% of hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). Surgical repair often requires pseudoaneurysm resection, interposition graft placement, and insertion of a catheter as a bridge. Endovascular stent graft repair is a controversial alternative therapy. This study was performed to examine the effectiveness and mid-term outcomes of stent graft repair for AVG pseudoaneurysms. METHODS: All patients who had undergone stent graft repair for AVG pseudoaneurysms between December 2012 and July 2015 were identified from hospital medical records for retrospective analysis...
November 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536677/hemodialysis-in-asia
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REVIEW
Narayan Prasad, Vivekanand Jha
BACKGROUND: Asia is the largest, most populous and most heterogeneous continent in the world. The number of patients with end-stage renal disease is growing rapidly in Asia. SUMMARY: A fully informed report on the status of dialysis therapies including hemodialysis (HD) is limited by the lack of systematic registries. Available data suggest remarkable heterogeneities, with some countries like Taiwan, Japan and Korea exhibiting well-established HD systems, high prevalence and universal access to all patients, while low- and low-middle income countries are unable to provide HD to eligible patients because of high cost and poor healthcare systems...
December 2015: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502599/risk-factors-to-predict-drug-resistant-pathogens-in-hemodialysis-associated-pneumonia
#15
Ping-Huai Wang, Hao-Chien Wang
BACKGROUND: After the concept of healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP) was introduced in 2005 by the American Thoracic Society/Infectious Disease Society of America (ATS/IDSA), pneumonia in hemodialysis patients has been classified as HCAP. Even though there are several risk factors and scoring systems of drug-resistant pathogens (DRPs) in HCAP, the risk factors for DRPs in hemodialysis-associated pneumonia are unclear. METHODS: Patients who were admitted to our tertiary care hospital from January 2005 to December 2010 were screened by a discharge diagnosis of pneumonia...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493977/prosthetic-arteriovenous-graft-contact-dermatitis-masquerading-as-an-arteriovenous-graft-infection-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
#16
Nagadarshini Ramagiri-Vinod, Hassan Tahir, Sandhya Narukonda, Medha Joshi
Prosthetic arteriovenous (AV) graft is the second most common vascular access of choice in hemodialysis patients. Rare complications of such grafts are increasingly seen due to rising population of patients on hemodialysis. Infections and thrombosis are the most common complications. Though metallic implants are known to cause hypersensitivity skin reactions, prosthetic AV grafts are rarely known to cause such kind of reactions due to inert nature of materials used in their preparation. We present a case of 54-year-old male who developed contact dermatitis after AV graft creation which was mistreated initially as infection...
July 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493128/fungal-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-with-mycotic-aneurysm-case-report
#17
Mariana Brandão, Jorge Almeida, Rita Ferraz, Lurdes Santos, Paulo Pinho, Jorge Casanova
Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is an extremely severe form of infective endocarditis, with poor prognosis and high mortality despite treatment. Candida albicans is the most common etiological agent for this rare but increasingly frequent condition. We present a case of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis due to C. albicans following aortic and pulmonary valve replacement in a 38-year-old woman with a history of surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot, prior infective endocarditis and acute renal failure with need for catheter-based hemodialysis...
September 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399106/high-prevalence-of-hospital-acquired-infections-caused-by-gram-negative-carbapenem-resistant-strains-in-vietnamese-pediatric-icus-a-multi-centre-point-prevalence-survey
#18
Ngai Kien Le, Wertheim Hf, Phu Dinh Vu, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Hai Thanh Le, Bich Thi Ngoc Hoang, Vu Thanh Vo, Yen Minh Lam, Dung Tien Viet Vu, Thu Hoai Nguyen, Tung Quang Thai, Lennart E Nilsson, Ulf Rydell, Kinh Van Nguyen, Behzad Nadjm, Louise Clarkson, Håkan Hanberger, Mattias Larsson
There is scarce information regarding hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) among children in resource-constrained settings. This study aims to measure prevalence of HAIs in Vietnamese pediatric hospitals.Monthly point prevalence surveys (PPSs) in 6 pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in 3 referral hospitals during 1 year.A total of 1363 cases (1143 children) were surveyed, 59.9% male, average age 11 months. Admission sources were: other hospital 49.3%, current hospital 36.5%, and community 15.3%. Reasons for admission were: infectious disease (66%), noninfectious (20...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27329788/volkmann-s-ischemic-contracture-an-unusual-complication-of-arterio-venous-fistula
#19
Ajay Jaryal, Sanjay Vikrant, Preyander Thakur
Native arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) are vascular access of first choice for chronic hemodialysis. However, AVF are also associated with many adverse events like: primary or secondary failure, infection, lymphedema, stenosis, thrombosis, and ischemia of distal extremities. The most common ischemia related complications of AVF are: ischemic neuropathy and steal syndrome with its consequences like pain and peripheral necrosis. Ischemic muscle contracture is a rare complication of AVF. Herein, we are reporting a case of Volkmann's ischemic contracture developing after creation of brachiocephalic AVF...
June 21, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27263809/recurrent-brachiocephalic-vein-stenosis-as-a-cause-for-persistent-left-sided-transudative-pleural-effusion-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
#20
Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Muhammad Sharoz Rabbani, Noor Rehman Chima, Jackson Tan, Muhammad Ashhad Ullah Khalil, Zia Ur Rehman
BACKGROUND: Effusion is common in dialysis patients. The most common causes include fluid overload due to renal failure and nonrenal causes like congestive heart failure and infection. We here report a case of left side transudative effusion due to brachiocephalic venous stenosis. METHODS: A 34-year-old female who had chronic kidney disease V during transplant work-up was found to be having left arm swelling and left transudative effusion. Work-up for transudative effusion did not show any cardiac cause or liver problem...
August 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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