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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777669/repair-of-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts-using-allograft
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Joel S Corvera, David Blitzer, Hannah Copeland, Daniel Murphy, Philip J Hess, Saila T Pillai, John W Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta and infection of thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic grafts are challenging problems with high mortality. In-situ reconstruction with cryopreserved allograft(CPA) avoids placement of prosthetic material in an infected field and avoids suppressive antibiotics or autologous tissue coverage. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with infection of a thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic graft or mycotic aneurysm underwent resection and replacement with CPA from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731937/carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-ii-deficiency-cpt-ii-followed-by-rhabdomyolysis-and-acute-kidney-injury
#2
Nikola Gjorgjievski, Pavlina Dzekova-Vidimliski, Zvezdana Petronijevic, Gjulsen Selim, Petar Dejanov, Liljana Tozija, Aleksandar Sikole
BACKGROUND: Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency (CPT II) is an autosomal recessive disorder and the most common inherited disorder of mitochondrial long-chain fatty acid oxidation, characterised by attacks of myalgia and myoglobinuria. The most common "classic" myopathic form occurs in young adults and is characterised by recurrent episodes of rhabdomyolysis triggered by prolonged exercise, fasting or febrile illness. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 22-year-old Caucasian male admitted to our hospital with fever, dyspnea, fatigue, myalgia and dark urine (brown-coloured)...
April 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694728/rationale-for-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-who-are-not-kidney-transplant-candidates
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REVIEW
Laith Al-Rabadi, Terry Box, Girish Singhania, Catreena Al-Marji, Adhish Agarwal, Isaac Hall, Craig E Gordon, Huy Tran
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common problem in patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality and lower quality of life. The major causes of HCV-associated mortality are liver and cardiovascular-related death. HCV-infected HD patients have a higher prevalence of inflammation-related metabolic and vascular diseases, leading to high rates of cardiovascular mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In the current era of highly effective direct-acting antiviral regimens, HCV treatment may also confer hepatic, cardiovascular and other morbidity and mortality benefits even to dialysis-dependent patients who do not qualify for kidney transplantation...
April 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605379/bacteriology-of-the-buttonhole-cannulation-tract-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Line Dahlstrøm Christensen, Mai-Britt Skadborg, Agnete H Mortensen, Carsten Mortensen, Jens K Møller, Lars Lemming, Irene Høgsberg, Steffen E Petersen, Niels H Buus
BACKGROUND: The buttonhole cannulation technique for arteriovenous fistulas is widely used, but has been associated with an increased rate of vascular access-related infections. We describe the frequency and type of bacterial colonization of the buttonhole tract over time and associated clinical infections. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study with 9 months of follow-up. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 84 in-center hemodialysis patients using the buttonhole cannulation technique at 2 Danish dialysis centers...
March 29, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467993/pediatric-renal-transplantation-in-oman-a-single-center-experience
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Mohamed S Al Riyami, Sulaiman Al Saidi, Badria Al Ghaithi, Anisa Al Maskari, Sadiq Lala, Nabil Mohsin, Lekha Hirshikesan, Naifain Al Kalbani
Objectives: This study sought to report 22 years experience in pediatric kidney transplantation in Oman. Methods: Electronic charts of all Omani children below 13 years of age who received a kidney transplant from January 1994 to December 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included patient demographics, etiology of end-stage kidney disease, modality and duration of dialysis, donor type, complication of kidney transplantation (including surgical complications, infections, graft rejection) graft and patient survival, and duration of follow-up...
January 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441293/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rattan S Rashpa, Vikram K Mahajan, Pankaj Kumar, Karaninder S Mehta, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mucocutaneous manifestations significantly impair the quality of life but often remain understudied. They may also vary across regions, socioeconomic and nutritional status, and racial differences. Objectives: To study the patterns of mucocutaneous disorders and their prevalence in CKD patients irrespective of clinical stage or dialysis status. Materials and Methods: 122 (M:F = 77:45) patients aged 21‒85 (Mean ± SD = 57...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431301/seroepidemiological-study-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-different-population-groups-in-croatia
#7
Nataša Beader, Branko Kolarić, Domagoj Slačanac, Irena Tabain, Tatjana Vilibić-Čavlek
BACKGROUND: The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses found in humans, causing lifelong infection in up to 95% of the world population. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the seroprevalence of EBV infection in different population groups in Croatia. METHODS: During a 2 year period (2015-2016), a total of 2022 consecutive serum samples collected from Croatian residents were tested for the presence of EBV-specific viral capsid antigen (VCA) immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies using an enzyme-linked immunoassay...
February 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428409/transplant-tourism-and-invasive-fungal-infection
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I Al Salmi, A M Metry, F Al Ismaili, A Hola, M Al Riyami, F Khamis, S Al-Abri
BACKGROUND: Deceased and live-related renal transplants (RTXs) are approved procedures that are performed widely throughout the world. In certain regions, commercial RTX has become popular, driven by financial greed. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive study was performed at the Royal Hospital from 2013 to 2015. Data were collected from the national kidney transplant registry of Oman. All transplant cases retrieved were divided into two groups: live-related RTX performed in Oman and commercial-unrelated RTX performed abroad...
April 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386307/a-retrospective-analysis-of-etiology-and-outcomes-of-refractory-capd-peritonitis-in-a-tertiary-care-center-from-north-india
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Venkatesh Thammishetti, Anupama Kaul, Dharmendra S Bhadauria, Karthikeyan Balasubramanian, Narayan Prasad, Amit Gupta, Raj K Sharma
BACKGROUND: Refractory peritonitis is defined as failure of clearance of peritoneal fluid despite 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Catheter removal decreases morbidity and mortality. Data on the outcomes of refractory peritonitis and of reinitiation of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in this group of patients are sparse. The present study analyzed etiology, outcomes, and prognostic factors of refractory peritonitis as well as survival of the reinitiation of the technique. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study that included 90 patients of refractory continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) peritonitis at a tertiary care center in North India...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340455/central-venous-catheter-related-infections-in-patients-receiving-short-term-hemodialysis-therapy-incidence-associated-factors-and-microbiological-aspects
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Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Natália Cristina Betoni, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Elen Almeida Romão
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections are the second most common cause of death among patients on hemodialysis. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of and risk factors associated with central venous catheter-related infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis, and to identify and characterize the type and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of the primary microorganisms isolated during one year of follow-up. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 2014 in a hemodialysis referral center...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249390/left-ventricular-assist-devices-kidney-disease-and-dialysis
#11
Bethany Roehm, Amanda R Vest, Daniel E Weiner
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival in patients with advanced heart failure. As LVAD use increases, so do the number of patients with LVADs who also have kidney disease. However, there are only sparse data on how best to care for these patients. This review provides an overview of LVAD principles and indications, including blood pressure assessment and criteria for receipt of both destination and bridge to transplantation LVADs. Following LVAD implantation, kidney function may improve in the short term, particularly if cardiorenal physiology was present; in the longer term, data remain limited...
February 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224797/kidney-transplantation-with-and-without-native-nephrectomy-for-polycystic-kidney-disease-results-of-the-national-inpatient-sample-and-the-rationale-for-a-2-staged-procedure
#12
Raymond A Jean, Mehida Alexandre, Peter S Yoo
BACKGROUND: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common causes of end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis or transplantation. In patients requiring transplantation, there are several indications for native nephrectomy, including recurrent cyst infection, bleeding, or to provide room for the graft. There is disagreement about whether it is advisable to perform kidney transplantation alone (KT), or to perform KT with simultaneous native nephrectomy (KTN). We compared postoperative outcomes of KTN and KT in a large national cohort...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217879/iga-dominant-infection-related-glomerulonephritis-in-india-a-single-center-experience
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J Dhanapriya, T Balasubramaniyan, S P Maharajan, T Dineshkumar, R Sakthirajan, N Gopalakrishnan, M Nagarajan
IgA-dominant infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN) is a distinct morphologic variant of IRGN, characterized by dominant or codominant glomerular deposits of IgA, mostly in elderly and patients with diabetes. More cases are being reported in recent times due to increased awareness of the disease entity and increased rate of Staphylococcus infection. It usually presents as rapidly progressive renal failure with proteinuria, and treatment guidelines for this disease entity are not well defined. We report here 12 cases of IgA-dominant IRGN seen over a period of 5 years from a single center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203125/vascular-access-outcomes-reported-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-trials-a-systematic-review
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Andrea K Viecelli, Emma O'Lone, Benedicte Sautenet, Jonathan C Craig, Allison Tong, Eric Chemla, Lai-Seong Hooi, Timmy Lee, Charmaine Lok, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Robert R Quinn, Tushar Vachharajani, Raymond Vanholder, Li Zuo, Ashley B Irish, Trevor A Mori, Elaine M Pascoe, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley
BACKGROUND: Many randomized controlled trials have been performed with the goal of improving outcomes related to hemodialysis vascular access. If the reported outcomes are relevant and measured consistently to allow comparison of interventions across trials, such trials can inform decision making. This study aimed to assess the scope and consistency of vascular access outcomes reported in contemporary hemodialysis trials. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adults requiring maintenance hemodialysis...
March 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179699/gastrointestinal-tuberculosis-following-renal-transplantation-accompanied-with-septic-shock-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-survival-case-presentation
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Andrea Cikova, Diana Vavrincova-Yaghi, Peter Vavrinec, Anna Dobisova, Andrea Gebhardtova, Zora Flassikova, Mark A Seelen, Robert H Henning, Aktham Yaghi
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant tuberculosis (PTTB) is a serious opportunistic infection in renal graft recipients with a 30-70 fold higher incidence compared to the general population. PTTB occurs most frequently within the first years after transplantation, manifesting as pulmonary or disseminated TB. Gastrointestinal TB (GITB) is a rare and potentially lethal manifestation of PTTB and may show delayed onset in renal transplant recipients due to the use of lower doses of immunosuppressants...
November 28, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163950/a-retrospective-epidemiologic-study-to-define-risk-factors-microbiology-and-clinical-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-large-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Anahita S Mostaghim, Hoi Yee Annie Lo, Nancy Khardori
Objective: This study aims to define risk factors as well as their association with microbiology and clinical outcomes in a large US infective endocarditis population. Methods: Hospital records were searched for appropriate infective endocarditis-related ICD codes from 16 July 2007 to 13 August 2015. A total of 363 cases were retrospectively identified that met definite Modified Duke Criteria for infective endocarditis and were analyzed by age group, causative organism, and associated risk factors for use of valvular surgical intervention, 30/90/180-day mortality after admission, and embolic phenomena...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131496/suboptimal-initiation-predicts-short-term-prognosis-and-vulnerability-among-very-elderly-patients-who-start-hemodialysis
#17
Atsuhiro Kanno, Masaaki Nakayama, Satoru Sanada, Mitsuhiro Sato, Toshinobu Sato, Yoshio Taguma
AIM: A recent, growing concern regarding hemodialysis in Japan is a sustained increase in the elderly population. Among very elderly people who start hemodialysis, the prognosis is considered to be poor; however, this has not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to discover the short-term prognosis and related factors in very elderly patients who commence hemodialysis. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2013, 122 patients aged ≥85 years at hemodialysis initiation were documented in our hospital...
November 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059465/what-is-old-is-new-again-delafloxacin-a-modern-fluoroquinolone
#18
REVIEW
Jonathan C Cho, Matthew P Crotty, Bryan P White, Marylee V Worley
Delafloxacin is a new fluoroquinolone antimicrobial approved for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) in adults using dosage regimens of 300 mg intravenously every 12 hours, 450 mg orally every 12 hours, or switching from intravenous to oral regimens for a 5- to 14-day treatment duration. Dosage adjustments in patients with severe renal dysfunction (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] = 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m2 ) are not required for oral doses but should be decreased to 200 mg intravenously every 12 hours in patients requiring parenteral therapy...
January 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038395/acute-interstitial-nephritis-induced-by-citrullus-colocynthis
#19
Shokoufeh Savaj, Mohammad Ghaffari, Mohammad Amin Abbasi, Javad Azar
Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is known as a common cause of acute kidney injury, found in 15% to 27% of kidney biopsies. Drug-induced AIN is currently the most common cause of AIN. The most common medications causing AIN are antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. We describe a case of Citrullus colocynthis (herbal remedy for diabetes mellitus and weight reduction) that induced AIN. A 31-year-old woman with major thalassemia, diabetes mellitus, and hepatitis C infection was admitted because of flank pain and unexpected increase in serum creatinine level...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025395/proposed-risk-factors-for-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-pathogens-in-hemodialysis-patients-hospitalized-with-pneumonia
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jae-Uk Song, Hye Kyeong Park, Hyung Koo Kang, Jonghoo Lee
BACKGROUND: In patients with hemodialysis-associated pneumonia (HDAP), information on both microbiologic features and antimicrobial strategies is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate predictive factors of infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens in HDAP patients. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, and observational study. Enrolled patients were classified into MDR or non-MDR pathogens groups according to culture results. We examined risk factors of infection with MDR pathogens and created a decision support tool using these risk factors...
October 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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