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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895019/nephrotoxicity-during-vancomycin-therapy-in-combination-with-piperacillin-tazobactam-or-cefepime
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W Cliff Rutter, Jessica N Cox, Craig A Martin, Donna R Burgess, David S Burgess
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have demonstrated that vancomycin (VAN) may lead to an increase in acute kidney injury (AKI) when combined with anti-pseudomonal beta-lactams. This study compared the incidence of AKI associated with VAN plus piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) or cefepime (FEP). METHODS: This was a retrospective, matched cohort study at an academic medical center between September 2010 and September 2014 including adult patients receiving TZP-VAN or FEP-VAN for at least 48 hours and without severe chronic or structural kidney disease, dialysis, pregnancy, cystic fibrosis, or hospital transfer...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890835/acute-kidney-injury-after-open-repair-of-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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REVIEW
Charles Dariane, Raphaël Coscas, Celia Boulitrop, Isabelle Javerliat, Eve Vilaine, Olivier Goeau-Brissonniere, Marc Coggia, Ziad A Massy
BACKGROUND: These last years, considerable attention has been given to renal issues following endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) but acute kidney injury (AKI) also remains one of the most frequent complications following open repair (OR). OBJECTIVES: Since AKI definition has evolved, our aim was to review the aetiology, incidence, classifications and consequences of AKI after OR for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: A review of the English language literature published between 2004 and 2016 was conducted according to the PRISMA criteria...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877150/the-level-of-vision-necessary-for-competitive-performance-in-rifle-shooting-setting-the-standards-for-paralympic-shooting-with-vision-impairment
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Peter M Allen, Keziah Latham, David L Mann, Rianne H J C Ravensbergen, Joy Myint
The aim of this study was to investigate the level of vision impairment (VI) that would reduce performance in shooting; to guide development of entry criteria to visually impaired (VI) shooting. Nineteen international-level shooters without VI took part in the study. Participants shot an air rifle, while standing, toward a regulation target placed at the end of a 10 m shooting range. Cambridge simulation glasses were used to simulate six different levels of VI. Visual acuity (VA) and contrast sensitivity (CS) were assessed along with shooting performance in each of seven conditions of simulated impairment and compared to that with habitual vision...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876521/increased-risk-of-renal-dysfunction-with-percutaneous-mechanical-thrombectomy-compared-with-catheter-directed-thrombolysis
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Katherine L Morrow, Ann H Kim, Steven A Plato, Andrew J Shevitz, Jerry Goldstone, Henry Baele, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is regularly used in the treatment of both venous and arterial thrombosis. Although there has been no formal report, PMT has been linked to cases of reversible postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risk of renal dysfunction in patients undergoing PMT vs catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for treatment of an acute thrombus. METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of all patients in a single institution with a Current Procedural Terminology code for PMT or CDT from January 2009 through December 2014...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843860/rhabdomyolysis-in-dak-bum-devotees-a-case-series
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Sonia Singh, Pankaj Hans
INTRODUCTION: India is a land of culture and heritage always known for its rituals. The devotees offer their prayers in the form of fasting, sacrifices and many other difficult ways to please Almighty! While doing so they often endanger their lives. Rhabdomyolysis, in a particular group of devotees of Bihar/Jharkhand known as Dak-Bum, is a life-threatening clinical entity which occurs in these devotees who travel a long distance in a short period in a fasting state. Rhabdomyolysis detected by myoglobinuria can lead to acute kidney injury and mortality...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803367/management-of-post-operative-acute-kidney-injury
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S Bell, V C Ross, K A Zealley, F Millar, C Isles
Post-operative acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of surgery with significant short- and long-term adverse consequences. The adoption of diagnostic criteria for AKI (RIFLE, AKIN and KDIGO) has facilitated comparison of data reported by different centres, confirming that even mild AKI is associated with excess mortality. It remains unclear whether this is caused by the kidney injury itself or whether AKI is simply a marker of underlying disease severity. There is no trial evidence to support the use of any specific therapeutic intervention in post-operative AKI...
October 18, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797892/sex-and-the-risk-of-aki-following-cardio-thoracic-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Joel Neugarten, Sandipani Sandilya, Beenu Singh, Ladan Golestaneh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Being a woman is a well established risk factor for the development of cardiothoracic surgery-associated AKI. In striking contrast, women are less likely to develop AKI associated with noncardiac surgical procedures than men. In an attempt to ascertain why being a woman might be protective for ischemic AKI after general surgery but deleterious in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, we examined cardiothoracic surgery-associated AKI in greater detail. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of cardiothoracic surgery-associated AKI studies published between January of 1978 and December of 2015 to further explore the relationship between sex and cardiothoracic surgery-associated AKI...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794023/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-high-dose-colistin-prospective-cohort-study
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Yael Dishon Benattar, Muna Omar, Oren Zusman, Dafna Yahav, Yael Zak-Doron, Sergey Altunin, Michal Elbaz, Vered Daitch, Michal Granot, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND:  Optimizing colistin dosing should translate to improved patient outcomes. METHODS:  We used data from 2 prospective cohort studies performed between 2006 and 2009 and between 2012 and 2015. In the latter period, a new policy of high-dose colistin (9 million international units [MIU] loading dose followed by 9 MIU daily for normal renal function) was introduced in 2 participating hospitals. We included adult inpatients with invasive infections caused by carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria treated with colistin...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759741/acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-transplant-candidates-a-position-paper-on-behalf-of-the-liver-intensive-care-group-of-europe
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Paolo Angeli, Dimitri Bezinover, Gianni Biancofiore, Anja Bienholz, James Findlay, Catherine Paugam Burtz, Koen Reyntjens, Tetsuro Sakai, Fuat H Saner, Dana Tomescu, Gebhard Wagener, Emmanuel Weiss
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with high perioperative mortality. A series of AKI research breakthroughs are worth mentioning. First, in 2003, serum and urine biomarkers specific to AKI were identified. These biomarkers have contributed to early detection, prevention, and treatment of AKI. In 2004, AKI severity was defined with the Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage kidney disease (RIFLE) criteria, which was developed by the International Consensus Conference Workgroup of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative...
October 19, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756352/is-there-a-risk-of-permanent-renal-dysfunction-after-primary-total-hip-and-knee-joint-replacements
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Basim Kamil Hassan, Ram Benny Christian Dessau, Arne Sahlström
BACKGROUND: Permanent renal dysfunction is considered as being a serious complication which may occur after major surgery and which furthermore may lead to increased morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to analyze the incidence of long-term postoperative renal dysfunction after primary total hip and knee joint replacements. METHODS: Long-term postoperative renal dysfunction was analyzed in a retrospective study of 1301 consecutive primary total hip and knee joint replacements performed between January 2009 and December 2013...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706879/acute-kidney-injury-post-major-orthopaedic-surgery-a-single-centre-case-control-study
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Tracey Ying, Samantha Chan, Stephen Lane, Christine Somerville
AIM: To identify risk factors for acute kidney injury following major orthopaedic surgery. METHODS: We included all patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery at University Hospital Geelong between 2008 and 2014 in the study. Out of 2188 surgeries audited, we identified cases of acute kidney injury using the RIFLE criteria and matched those to controls 2:1 for age, sex, procedure and chronic kidney disease stage. We reviewed their records for risk factors of postoperative acute kidney injury, including medications such as gentamicin, diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use...
October 5, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686609/colistin-versus-polymyxin-b-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Konstantinos Z Vardakas, Matthew E Falagas
Colistin and polymyxin B (PMB) have different pharmacokinetic profiles and minor differences in antimicrobial activities that may result in discrepancies in mortality and nephrotoxicity. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane Library databases were searched. There was no significant difference in unadjusted mortality between patients treated with colistin and PMB [risk ratio (RR) = 0.71, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.45-1.13]. Adjusted data were not available. Unadjusted nephrotoxicity was more common in patients treated with colistin than PMB (RR = 1...
September 16, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623810/a-novel-technique-for-repair-of-mid-penile-hypospadias-using-a-preputial-skin-flap-results-of-110-patients
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Hazem Elmoghazy, Mohamed M Hussein, Elnisr Mohamed, Abdelbasset Badawy, Gamal Alsagheer, Ahmed Mamdouh Abd Elhamed
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been used to repair mid-penile hypospadias; however, high failure rates and major complications have been reported. In this study, we describe a novel technique using a well-vascularized flap of the inner and outer preputial skin. METHODS: A total of 110 male children with hypospadias underwent repair by our technique between 2008 and 2015. The inclusion criteria were children with mid-penile or slightly more proximal hypospadias, with or without ventral chordae, and an intact prepuce of the cobra eyes variety...
September 13, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601931/hyperglycemia-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-children
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Roberto Gordillo, Tania Ahluwalia, Robert Woroniecki
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia and acute kidney injury (AKI) are common in critically ill children and have been associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The incidence of AKI in children is difficult to estimate because of the lack of a standard definition for AKI. The pediatric RIFLE (Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of kidney function, and End-stage kidney disease) criteria can be used to define AKI in children. Various biomarkers in urine and blood have been studied to detect AKI in critically ill children...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590464/intra-abdominal-hypertension-and-postoperative-kidney-dysfunction-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Michael A Mazzeffi, Patrick Stafford, Karin Wallace, Wendy Bernstein, Seema Deshpande, Patrick Odonkor, Ashanpreet Grewal, Erik Strauss, Latoya Stubbs, James Gammie, Peter Rock
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in adult cardiac surgery patients and its association with postoperative kidney dysfunction. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary-care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-two adult patients having cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. INTERVENTIONS: Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) was measured preoperatively, immediately after surgery, and at the following time points after surgery: 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546962/acute-renal-failure-in-the-icu-setting-a-prospective-observational-study
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Shivinder Singh, A K Patra, Barun Patel, G S Ramesh, V K Sharma, V Ravishankar, D Bassannar
BACKGROUND: Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common entity in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. There is scanty data regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) in ICUs from our country and no data from the service setting. METHODS: All patients admitted to the ICU of a tertiary care teaching hospital for six months were included in the study. They were divided into two groups: surg gr (admitted in surgical ICU) and med gr (admitted in medical ICU). During the stay in ICU, patients were observed for the development of AKI depending on the creatinine values and hourly urine output...
July 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543655/predicting-the-risk-of-nephrotoxicity-in-patients-receiving-colistimethate-sodium-a-multicentre-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kady Phe, Ryan K Shields, Frank P Tverdek, Samuel L Aitken, David J Guervil, Wai-Ying M Lam, Rachel J Musgrove, Andrea M Luce, Vincent H Tam
OBJECTIVES: With increasing rates of infections caused by MDR Gram-negative organisms, clinicians resort to older agents such as colistimethate sodium (CMS) despite a significant risk of nephrotoxicity. Several risk factors for CMS-associated nephrotoxicity have been reported, but they have yet to be validated. We compared the performance of published mathematical models in predicting the risk of CMS-associated nephrotoxicity. METHODS: In a multicentre, retrospective, cohort study, adult patients (≥18 years of age) were evaluated from five large academic medical centres in the USA...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536683/the-prevalence-and-management-of-multiple-myeloma-induced-kidney-disease-in-china
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REVIEW
Hao Shi, Zijin Chen, Jingyuan Xie, Nan Chen
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal B-cell malignancy of the bone marrow. Renal impairment is a common complication of MM. So far, there is no systematic overview of MM-induced kidney disease in China. SUMMARY: The incidence of MM is 0.6/100,000 in China. Twenty-four, 19.7, and 30.8% of all patients with MM had renal insufficiency [defined by serum creatinine (Scr) ≥2 mg/dl] at diagnosis in China mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, respectively. Novel criteria based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate measurements are recommended for the assessment of renal function in patients with MM with stabilized Scr...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472255/risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-children
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Morgan B Slater, Andrea Gruneir, Paula A Rochon, Andrew W Howard, Gideon Koren, Christopher S Parshuram
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury may be promoted by critical illness, preexisting medical conditions, and treatments received both before and during ICU admission. We aimed to estimate the frequency of acute kidney injury during ICU treatment and to determine factors, occurring both before and during the ICU stay, associated with the development of acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Cohort study of critically ill children. SETTING: University-affiliated PICU...
September 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27460991/assessment-of-the-rifle-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-a-retrospective-study-in-south-western-ghana
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Richard K D Ephraim, Kwame O Darkwah, Samuel A Sakyi, Mabel Ephraim, Enoch O Antoh, Prince Adoba
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects 3-7 % of patients admitted to the hospital and approximately 25-30 % of patients in the intensive care unit. RIFLE, a newly developed international consensus classification for AKI, defines three grades of severity-class R (risk), I (injury) and F (failure). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the RIFLE system of classification can detect the incidence of AKI using retrospective data of in-patients at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital...
2016: BMC Nephrology
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