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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904547/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-administration-on-serum-leptin-and-adiponectin-levels-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Afsoon Emami Naini, Sahar Vahdat, Zahra Parin Hedaiati, Safoura Shahzeidi, Amir Hossein Pezeshki, Hamid Nasri
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is higher in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients compared to healthy populations. This deficiency could lead to several complications with different mechanisms and might result in reduced survival in patients. Leptin and adiponectin are messenger proteins with endocrine secretion from adipocytes and various effects in cellular mechanisms. The goal of this study was to find the effect of vitamin D administration on serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in ESRD patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904118/acquired-factor-v-inhibitors-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Atsushi Kitazawa, Hideo Misawa, Katsuhiro Nagahori, Ryo Koda, Atsunori Yoshino, Shinya Kawamoto, Tetsuro Takeda
We report a case of acquired factor V inhibitors (AFVIs) in a patient with end-stage renal disease receiving warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation. A 72-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital complaining of tarry stools and abdominal pain. The laboratory findings revealed eosinophilia (52.1%), prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) (98 s), PT (84 s), a factor V (FV) activity of <3%, and an FV inhibitor level of 6 Bethesda units/mL. After administration of prednisolone was started, his coagulation findings improved...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903478/the-clinical-efficacy-of-balloon-assisted-maturation-of-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Syed Ali Rizvi, Fred Usoh, Anil Hingorani, Eleanor Iadgarova, Pamela Boniscavage, Justin Eisenberg, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Delayed maturation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) among patients who require hemodialysis (HD) can lead to catheter sepsis with its resultant morbidity and mortality. Some have proposed that sequential balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) may accelerate the maturation times of these accesses. On the other hand, serial balloon angioplasty of normal vein may result in stenosis and delay maturation. Although the safety of BAM has been shown, direct comparison to non-matured AVF has not been explored...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
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Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900959/effect-of-vitamin-c-supplementation-on-lipid-profile-serum-uric-acid-and-ascorbic-acid-in-children-on-hemodialysis
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Ghada Mohamed El Mashad, Hanan M ElSayed, Nahla A Nosair
Children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) suffer from dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia that might play a causal role in the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of the study is to assess the effects of Vitamin C supplementation on uric acid, ascorbic acid, and serum lipid levels among children on hemodialysis (HD). This prospective study was conducted in the pediatric nephrology unit at Menoufia University Hospital. The study included a total of 60 children with ESRD on maintenance HD therapy...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896240/evaluation-of-anti-toxoplasma-gondii-antibodies-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sari-iran
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Seyyed Hosein Seyyedpour, Parvaneh Afshar, Ayoub Barzegarnejad, Shamsi Kalhori, Reza Agah
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii has worldwide distribution and is one of the most prevalent infectious agents in humans. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in hemodialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the hemodialysis unit of Fatemeh Zahra hospital at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Sari, Iran. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with CKD and 145 healthy volunteers were assessed for anti-Toxoplasma gondii (IgG, IgM, and IgA) antibodies using a conventional ELISA technique...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896236/the-effect-of-bcaa-and-iso-whey-oral-nutritional-supplements-on-dialysis-adequacy
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Effat Afaghi, Ali Tayebi, Abbas Ebadi, Vahid Sobhani, Behzad Einollahi, Mehdi Tayebi
BACKGROUND: Protein-energy malnutrition is a common problem in hemodialysis patients and has different outcomes such as reduced quality of life, longer hospitalization time, lower dialysis adequacy, and higher mortality rate. Investigation of dialysis adequacy is an important method for assessing hemodialysis patients, and improving the dialysis adequacy is an important healthcare team goal. OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to investigate and compare the effects of BCAA and ISO-WHEY oral nutritional supplements on dialysis adequacy...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896235/application-of-parametric-models-to-a-survival-analysis-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Maryam Montaseri, Jamshid Yazdani Charati, Fateme Espahbodi
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis is the most common renal replacement therapy in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). OBJECTIVES: The present study compared the performance of various parametric models in a survival analysis of hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This study consisted of 270 hemodialysis patients who were referred to Imam Khomeini and Fatima Zahra hospitals between November 2007 and November 2012. The Akaike information criterion (AIC) and residuals review were used to compare the performance of the parametric models...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895933/influence-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-histamine-h2-receptor-antagonists-on-serum-phosphorus-level-control-by-calcium-carbonate-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-retrospective-medical-chart-review
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Masaomi Tatsuzawa, Ryuichi Ogawa, Atsushi Ohkubo, Kazuyo Shimojima, Kunimi Maeda, Hirotoshi Echizen, Akihisa Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Hyperphosphatemia is one of the common complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Although calcium carbonate (CaC) is often used to control serum inorganic phosphorus level in dialysis patients, co-administration of gastric acid reducers (ARs) may interfere with the phosphate binding effect of CaC. We performed a retrospective medical chart review to study whether ARs attenuate the hypophosphatemic effect of CaC in patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: One hundred and eight chronic hemodialysis patients receiving either CaC alone or CaC concomitant with one of the ARs (proton pump inhibitors and histamine H2-receptor antagonists) were retrieved from the medical charts in Juntendo University Nerima Hospital...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891268/a-case-report-describing-a-rare-presentation-of-simultaneous-occurrence-of-mpo-anca-associated-vasculitis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Nathalie Foray, Tamer Hudali, Muralidhar Papireddy, John Gao
Background. Renal-limited myeloperoxidase vasculitis with simultaneous rheumatoid arthritis is reported as a rare occurrence. Review of literature suggests that most patients had a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis for several years prior to presenting with renal failure from myeloperoxidase vasculitis. Case Presentation. A 58-year-old Caucasian male presented to the hospital experiencing malaise, fevers, decreased oral intake, nausea, and vomiting for one week duration. His past medical history consisted of newly diagnosed but untreated rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884309/would-prescribing-target-kt-dose-adjusted-for-body-surface-area-improve-hemodialysis-outcomes
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Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
The use of Kt/V to prescribe and monitor hemodialysis adequacy remains the current standard, although it is increasingly questioned. Alternative proposals for dose prescription and monitoring have been advocated. In a noninterventional, prospective study reported in this issue, Maduell et al., utilizing online ionic dialysance, explore the association between outcome measures (mortality and hospitalization rates) and the extent to which delivered Kt dose achieved minimal target Kt doses calculated from individual estimates of body surface area...
December 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882069/hepatitis-c-and-g-virus-infection-prevalence-among-hemodialysis-patients-and-associated-risk-factors-in-the-hormozgan-province-of-southern-iran
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Ali Kargar Kheirabad, Fahime Bahri, Mohammad Kargar, Iman Ghasemzadeh
BACKGROUND: Infection with blood-borne viruses including hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis G (HGV) viruses is a substantial health problem. Varying prevalences of these infections in different studies reflect the role of predisposing risk factors in different countries or even different regions of a country. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present survey was to assess the prevalences of HCV and HGV virus infections among hemodialysis (HD) patients in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, 2015...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880852/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-high-ankle-brachial-index-from-the-impact-abi-study
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Hitoshi Nishimura, Takashi Miura, Masatoshi Minamisawa, Yasushi Ueki, Naoyuki Abe, Naoto Hashizume, Tomoaki Mochidome, Mikiko Harada, Kunihiko Shimizu, Wataru Shoin, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Soichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: Reduced ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a predictor of cardiovascular events. However, the significance of high ABI remains poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with high ABI. METHODS: The IMPACT-ABI study was a retrospective cohort study that enrolled and examined ABI in 3,131 patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease between January 2005 and December 2012. From this cohort, 2,419 patients were identified and stratified into two groups: high ABI (> 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879189/gemcitabine-induced-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-treated-with-eculizumab-or-plasmapheresis-two-case-reports%C3%A2
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María Esperanza López Rubio, Raquel Rodado Martínez, María Luisa Illescas, Encarnación Mateo Bosch, Mercedes Martínez Díaz, Lourdes de la Vara Inesta, Basilio Cabezuelo, María Elisa Morales Albuja, Eladio Lucas Guillén, Luisa Jimeno García
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) has shown good response to eculizumab (ECU). We present 2 cases of patients with gemcitabine-induced HUS (GEM-HUS), one of whom was treated with ECU and the other with conventional treatment. Patient 1: A 74-year-old male with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas started adjuvant treatment with GEM, but after 5 months GEM was discontinued due to acute kidney injury and severe hypertension. Laboratory analyses identified microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MHA) and thrombocytopenia...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878109/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-on-anxiety-in-patients
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Farzaneh Barati, Ahmad Nasiri, Negarin Akbari, Gholamreza Sharifzadeh
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in end-stage renal disease patients. The use of aromatherapy as a treatment for anxiety has increased substantially in most countries. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of inhaling rose water aromatherapy on anxiety in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial was carried out in the hemodialysis ward of Birjand Vali-Asr hospital on 46 patients who were randomly divided into control and experimental groups...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871253/impact-of-residual-urine-volume-decline-on-the-survival-of-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-in-kinshasa
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Vieux Momeme Mokoli, Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili, François Bompeka Lepira, Jean Robert Rissassy Makulo, Justine Busanga Bukabau, Patrick Parmba Osa Izeidi, Jeannine Losa Luse, Stéphane Kalambay Mukendi, Désiré Kulimba Mashinda, Nazaire Mangani Nseka
BACKGROUND: Despite the multiple benefits of maintaining residual urine volume (RUV) in hemodialysis (HD), there is limited data from Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of RUV decline on the survival of HD patients. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, 250 consecutive chronic HD patients (mean age 52.5 years; 68.8% male, median HD duration 6 months) from two hospitals in the city of Kinshasa were studied, between January 2007 and July 2013...
November 21, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866964/dialysate-potassium-serum-potassium-mortality-and-arrhythmia-events-in-hemodialysis-results-from-the-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps
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Angelo Karaboyas, Jarcy Zee, Steven M Brunelli, Len A Usvyat, Daniel E Weiner, Franklin W Maddux, Allen R Nissenson, Michel Jadoul, Francesco Locatelli, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Friedrich K Port, Bruce M Robinson, Francesca Tentori
BACKGROUND: Sudden death is a leading cause of death in patients on maintenance hemodialysis therapy. During hemodialysis sessions, the gradient between serum and dialysate levels results in rapid electrolyte shifts, which may contribute to arrhythmias and sudden death. Controversies exist about the optimal electrolyte concentration in the dialysate; specifically, it is unclear whether patient outcomes differ among those treated with a dialysate potassium concentration of 3 mEq/L compared to 2 mEq/L...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866963/interdialytic-weight-gain-trends-predictors-and-associated-outcomes-in-the-international-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps
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Michelle M Y Wong, Keith P McCullough, Brian A Bieber, Juergen Bommer, Manfred Hecking, Nathan W Levin, William M McClellan, Ronald L Pisoni, Rajiv Saran, Francesca Tentori, Tadashi Tomo, Friedrich K Port, Bruce M Robinson
BACKGROUND: High interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is associated with adverse outcomes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We identified temporal and regional trends in IDWG, predictors of IDWG, and associations of IDWG with clinical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Analysis 1: sequential cross-sections to identify facility- and patient-level predictors of IDWG and their temporal trends. Analysis 2: prospective cohort study to assess associations between IDWG and mortality and hospitalization risk...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865440/hemoglobin-of-12-g-dl-and-above-is-not-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-morbidity-in-children-on-hemodialysis
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Michelle N Rheault, Julia T Molony, Thomas Nevins, Charles A Herzog, Blanche M Chavers
In adults on chronic hemodialysis, achieving a hemoglobin concentration of 12g/dl and above with erythropoiesis stimulating agents leads to increased cardiovascular events and mortality, but this may not be true in children. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients (under 18) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Clinical Performance Measures (CPM) project (2000 to 2008) merged with the United States Renal Data System. Hemoglobin was determined from the Clinical Performance Measures data, and beginning annually on January 1st of the next year, patients were followed for up to 1 year...
November 16, 2016: Kidney International
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