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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123005/percutaneous-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-peritoneal-dialysis
#1
Annabel Boyer, Marc-Antoine Jegonday, Antoine Lanot, Maxence Ficheux, Thierry Lobbedez, Clémence Bechade
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of death by cancer worldwide. Resection and liver transplantation are the gold standards, but only a minority of people are eligible. Percutaneous ablation therapies, such as microwave ablation (MWA), have consequently been developed. There is a lack of guidelines regarding the treatment of HCCs in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Here, we report the case of a 67-year-old patient who was undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) for chronic congestive heart failure and who presented with an HCC while undergoing PD...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116212/causes-of-death-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-an-observational-study
#2
Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Takeshi Morimoto, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Nakatsuma, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Makoto Miyake, Chisato Izumi, Hirokazu Mitsuoka, Masashi Kato, Yutaka Hirano, Shintaro Matsuda, Kazuya Nagao, Tsukasa Inada, Tomoyuki Murakami, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Keiichiro Yamane, Mamoru Toyofuku, Mitsuru Ishii, Moriaki Inoko, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Akihiro Komasa, Eiji Tada, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kozo Hotta, Nobuya Higashitani, Toshikazu Jinnai, Yoshihiro Kato, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Chiyo Maeda, Yuko Morikami, Naritatsu Saito, Ryuzo Sakata, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
Whether patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) die because of AS-related causes is an important issue for the management of these patients. We used data from CURRENT AS registry, a Japanese multicenter registry, to assess the causes of death in severe AS patients and to identify the factors associated with non-cardiac mortality. We enrolled 3815 consecutive patients with a median follow-up of 1176 days; the 1449 overall deaths comprised 802 (55.3%) from cardiac and 647 (44.7%) from non-cardiac causes. Heart failure (HF) (25...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110796/long-term-outcomes-and-management-of-the-heart-transplant-recipient
#3
REVIEW
Sharon L McCartney, Chetan Patel, J Mauricio Del Rio
Cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard in the treatment of advanced heart failure. With advances in immunosuppression, long-term outcomes continue to improve despite older and higher risk recipients. The median survival of the adult after heart transplantation is currently 10.7 years. While early graft failure and multiorgan system dysfunction are the most important causes of early mortality, malignancy, rejection, infection, and cardiac allograft vasculopathy contribute to late mortality. Chronic renal dysfunction is common after heart transplantation and occurs in up to 68% of patients by year 10, with 6...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106648/validation-of-echocardiographic-criteria-for-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
Kathrin Untersteller, Sarah Seiler-Mußler, Francesca Mallamaci, Danilo Fliser, Gérard M London, Carmine Zoccali, Gunnar H Heine
Background: The Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) XI Workgroup has suggested defining heart failure (HF) in patients with end-stage renal disease by the presence of at least one out of eight predefined echocardiographic criteria. Given the high prevalence of echocardiographic alterations in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, we hypothesized that application of echocardiographic ADQI criteria will result in overdiagnosis of HF, without providing substantial prognostic information...
July 5, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096801/outcomes-with-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-in-the-united-states-an-sts-acc-tvt-registry-report
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Paul Sorajja, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Ted Feldman, Michael Mack, David R Holmes, Amanda Stebbins, Saibal Kar, Vinod Thourani, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: Post-market surveillance is needed to evaluate the real-world clinical effectiveness and safety of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved devices. OBJECTIVES: The authors examined the commercial experience with transcatheter mitral valve repair for the treatment of mitral regurgitation. METHODS: Data from the Society of Thoracic Surgery/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry on patients commercially treated with transcatheter mitral valve repair were analyzed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056166/long-term-adverse-events-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury
#6
Manisha Singh, Nithin Karakala, Sudhir V Shah
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in approximately 10% to 15% of hospital-admitted patients and is associated with in-hospital mortality of 50% in patients requiring renal replacement therapy. Recently, multiple observational studies have demonstrated that patients who survive AKI have significant long-term consequences including cardiovascular events, progression to advanced-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), and mortality. A direct link between AKI and CKD is provided by studies that demonstrate that some patients with normal renal function who develop AKI requiring dialysis never recover...
November 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055603/end-stage-renal-disease-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-a-25-year-national-cohort-study
#7
Swati Choudhry, Vikas R Dharnidharka, Chesney D Castleberry, Charles W Goss, Kathleen E Simpson, Kenneth B Schechtman, Charles E Canter
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease (ESRD), defined as the need for chronic dialysis and/or kidney transplantation (KTx), is a known complication after heart transplant (HTx). However, factors associated with ESRD are not well elucidated. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with ESRD after pediatric HTx. METHODS: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data were linked, using direct identifiers, to the United States Renal Data System to identify patients (aged ≤ 18 years) who underwent primary HTx between 1989 and 2013...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049665/reoperation-for-mitral-paravalvular-leak-a-single-centre-experience-with-200-patients
#8
Sameh M Said, Hartzell V Schaff, Kevin L Greason, Alberto Pochettino, Richard C Daly, Joseph A Dearani
OBJECTIVES: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after mitral valve replacement. Risk factors and data on long-term surgical outcomes are lacking. METHODS: Between January 1995 and December 2012, 206 [118 males (57%)] patients underwent reoperation due to mitral PVL. Mean age was 64 ± 11 years. Haemolytic anaemia was present in 85 (41%) patients, while 137 (67%) patients were in New York Heart Association Class III or IV. Baseline creatinine was above 1...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047410/association-between-kidney-intracapsular-pressure-and-ultrasound-elastography
#9
Kianoush B Kashani, Shennen A Mao, Sami Safadi, Bruce P Amiot, Jaime M Glorioso, John C Lieske, Scott L Nyberg, Xiaoming Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kidney congestion is a common pathophysiologic pathway of acute kidney injury (AKI) in sepsis and heart failure. There is no noninvasive tool to measure kidney intracapsular pressure (KIP) directly. METHODS: We evaluated the correlation of KIP with kidney elasticity measured by ultrasound surface wave elastography (USWE). We directly measured transcatheter KIP in three pigs at baseline and after bolus infusion of normal saline, norepinephrine, vasopressin, dopamine, and fenoldopam; infiltration of 2-L peritoneal dialysis solution in the intra-abdominal space; and venous, arterial, and ureteral clamping...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032905/analysis-of-wound-healing-time-and-wound-free-period-as-outcomes-after-surgical-and-endovascular-revascularization-for-critical-lower-limb-ischemia
#10
Jin Okazaki, Daisuke Matsuda, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Masaru Ishida, Sosei Kuma, Koichi Morisaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Traditional end points, such as amputation-free survival, used to assess the clinical effectiveness of lower limb revascularization have shortcomings because they do not account independently for wound nonhealing and recurrence or patient survival. Wound healing process and maintenance of a wound-free state after revascularization were not well-studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term clinical course of ischemic wounds after revascularization. We focused on initial wound healing process as well as the maintenance of a wound-free state after achievement of wound healing...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029567/more-than-20-years-experience-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-at-a-non-transplant-centre
#11
Erica Holmberg, Henrik Ahn, Bengt Peterzén
OBJECTIVES: Over recent decades implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have increased the possibility of improved survival in patients with advanced heart failure who also benefit from a better quality of life. The aim of this retrospective survey was to review the clinical results of LVAD implantation at a low-volume non-transplant centre (Linköping, Sweden) between 1993 and 2016. Our aim was also to assess the mortality and morbidity rates associated with implantation of three LVAD versions at our centre, and to compare our results with those from transplant centres...
October 13, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025786/disparity-between-nephrologists-opinions-and-contemporary-practices-for-community-follow-up-after-aki-hospitalization
#12
Divya J Karsanji, Neesh Pannu, Braden J Manns, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Zhi Tan, Kailash Jindal, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent guidelines suggest that patients should be evaluated after AKI for resolution versus progression of CKD. There is uncertainty as to the role of nephrologists in this process. The objective of this study was to compare the follow-up recommendations from nephrologists with contemporary processes of care for varying scenarios of patients hospitalized with AKI. DESIGN, SETTING PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We surveyed Canadian nephrologists using a series of clinical vignettes of patients hospitalized with severe AKI and asked them to rank their likelihood of recommending follow-up for each patient after hospital discharge...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016441/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-infectious-spondylodiscitis-in-hemodialysis-patients
#13
Yueh-An Lu, Wei-Chiao Sun, George Kuo, Chao-Yu Chen, Huang-Kai Kao, YuJr Lin, Chia-Hui Lee, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian, Yu-Shien Ko, Hsiang-Hao Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized for infectious spondylodiscitis over a 13 year period. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the epidemiology and prognostic factors of infectious spondylodiscitis in hemodialysis (HD) patients and to identify the impact of HD on infectious spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Only a few case studies of infectious spondylodiscitis in HD patients can be found in the literature...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992172/points-to-consider-in-renal-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
#14
REVIEW
Felice Galluccio, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Daniel E Furst, Dinesh Khanna, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
This article discusses points to consider when undertaking a clinical trial to test therapy for renal involvement in SSc, not including scleroderma renal crisis. Double-blind, randomized controlled trials vs placebo or standard background therapy should be strongly considered. Inclusion criteria should consider a pre-specified range of renal functions or stratification of renal function. Gender and age limitations are probably not necessary. Concomitant medications including vasodilators, immunosuppressants and endothelin receptor antagonists and confounding illnesses such as diabetes, kidney stones, hypertension and heart failure need to be considered...
September 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991002/estimating-the-effect-of-preventable-treatment-discontinuation-on-health-outcomes
#15
M A Brookhart, D Reams, P J Dluzniewski, A Kshirsagar, L Walsh, B D Bradbury
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in studying the effects of medication adherence on health outcomes. However, if patients appropriately stop treatment because of side effects and treatment failure, it is neither possible nor clinically meaningful to estimate the effect of full medication adherence. METHODS: We present an analysis designed to estimate the effect of non-medical (preventable) discontinuation of cinacalcet, an oral medication approved to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis on mortality and heart failure...
October 4, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990414/biomarkers-of-endothelial-renal-and-platelet-dysfunction-in-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease-hemodialysis-patients-with-heart-failure
#16
Ryan McMillan, Leonidas Skiadopoulos, Debra Hoppensteadt, Nil Guler, Vinod Bansal, Ravipresenna Parasuraman, Jawed Fareed
The aim of this study was to determine the role of endothelial, renal, and inflammatory biomarkers in the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF) in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD5) undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Plasma levels of biomarkers-kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1), N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), glycated hemoglobin, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, interleukin-18,platelet-derived growth factor, platelet factor 4 (PF4), 25-OH vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), endothelin, and endocan-were measured in CKD5-HD patients at the Loyola University Ambulatory Dialysis facility...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979779/a-clinical-genetic-approach-to-assessing-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-ckd
#17
Emilio Rodrigo, Sara Pich, Isaac Subirana, Gema Fernandez-Fresnedo, Paloma Barreda, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Ángel Luis M de Francisco, Eduardo Salas, Roberto Elosua, Manuel Arias
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the primary cause of death in individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but current equations for assessing coronary risk have low accuracy in this group. We have reported that the addition of a genetic risk score (GRS) to the Framingham risk function improved its predictive capacity in the general population. The aims of this study were to evaluate the association between this GRS and coronary events in the CKD population and to determine whether the addition of the GRS to coronary risk prediction functions improves the estimation of coronary risk at the earliest possible stages of kidney disease...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979775/acute-kidney-injury-in-octogenarians-after-heart-valve-replacement-surgery-a-study-of-two-periods-over-the-last-decade
#18
Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Jing Lin, Michael A Mao, Qi Qian
BACKGROUND: Data on postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in octogenarians are limited. This study examines the AKI occurrence and clinical impact in octogenarians following open-heart valve replacement surgery in two periods over the last 15 years. METHODS: A total of 452 consecutive octogenarians (non-kidney transplant and non-dialysis) who underwent heart valve replacement at the Mayo Clinic during the years 2011-13 (contemporary cohort) were examined. The results were compared with a comparable 209 consecutive octogenarians in 2002-03 (past cohort)...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978205/all-cause-costs-increase-exponentially-with-increased-chronic-kidney-disease-stage
#19
Ladan Golestaneh, Paula J Alvarez, Nancy L Reaven, Susan E Funk, Karen J McGaughey, Alain Romero, Melanie S Brenner, Macaulay Onuigbo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the economic impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on US health plans. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis identified patients with a renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) prescription from an electronic medical record (EMR) database (Humedica); those with =90 days in =1 CKD stage were selected based on estimated glomerular filtration rate or diagnosis code, and a cohort on RAASi medications without CKD was selected. Costs for specific services obtained from OptumInsight were applied to services in EMR data of patients aged <65 years (commercial) and =65 years (Medicare)...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965798/evaluation-of-paramalleolar-and-inframalleolar-bypasses-in-dialysis-and-nondialysis-dependent-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
#20
Shinsuke Kikuchi, Tadahiro Sasajima, Masashi Inaba, Daiki Uchida, Taku Kokubo, Yukihiro Saito, Atsuhiro Koya, Hisashi Uchida, Nobuyoshi Azuma
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the efficacy of paramalleolar or inframalleolar bypass (PIMB) in hemodialysis-dependent (HD) patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and nonhemodialysis-dependent (NHD) patients in terms of clinical outcomes. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2013, there were 333 consecutive arteriosclerosis obliterans patients with CLI who underwent 401 PIMB procedures for limb salvage (LS). Of the 333 patients, 188 (56...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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