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Kidney, emergency, intensive care

Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Alladi Mohan, G Sivaram Naik, J Harikrishna, D Prabath Kumar, M H Rao, Kvs Sarma, K K Guntupalli
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Ingestion of Cleistanthus collinus causes hypokalemia and cardiac arrhythmias leading to mortality in most cases. We undertook this retrospective study to evaluate the clinical presentation and predictors of outcome in critically ill patients admitted with C. collinus poisoning. METHODS: The case records of 56 patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital in south India (2000-2014) with C...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
J H Kang, B H Choi, K M Moon, Y M Park, K H Yang, J H Ryu, C W Chu
It is well known that the quality of organs retrieved from brain-dead donors (DBDs) is better than those retrieved from circulatory death donors. However, in situations of organ retrieval from marginal DBDs, who are unstable despite intensive care, transplantation outcomes are not good. Organ ischemia is the most important determining factor in decreased organ quality in circulatory death donors and in some DBDs. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for management of DBDs can be an emergency countermeasure...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Joshua W Elder, M Kit Delgado, Benjamin I Chung, Elizabeth A Pirrotta, N Ewen Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal colic results in > 1 million ED visits per year, yet there exists a gap in understanding how the majority of these visits, namely uncomplicated cases, are managed. OBJECTIVE: We assessed patient- and hospital-level variation for emergency department (ED) management of uncomplicated kidney stones. METHODS: We identified ED visits from non-elderly adults (aged 19-79 years) with a primary diagnosis indicating renal stone or colic from the 2011 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Joel Norton, Christine Hymers, Penelope Stein, Joanne May Jenkins, Duncan Bew
BACKGROUND: Acute porphyria is historically known as "the little imitator" in reference to its reputation as a notoriously difficult diagnosis. Variegate porphyria is one of the four acute porphyrias, and can present with both blistering cutaneous lesions and acute neurovisceral attacks involving abdominal pain, neuropsychiatric features, neuropathy, hyponatremia, and a vast array of other nonspecific clinical features. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) as a major trauma call, having been found in an "acutely confused state" surrounded by broken glass...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen, Ajda Anzic, Paul Leeson, Maryam Bahreini, Fatemeh Rasooli, Houman Hosseinnejad, Gabriel Blecher, Robert Meek, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Edina Ćatić Ćuti, Stanko Belina, Tihomir Vančina, Idriz Kovačević, Nadan Rustemović, Ikwan Chang, Jin Hee Lee, Young Ho Kwak, Do Kyun Kim, Chi-Yung Cheng, Hsiu-Yung Pan, Chia-Te Kung, Ela Ćurčić, Ena Pritišanac, Ivo Planinc, Marijana Grgić Medić, Radovan Radonić, Abiola Fasina, Anthony J Dean, Nova L Panebianco, Patricia S Henwood, Oliviero Fochi, Moreno Favarato, Ezio Bonanomi, Ivan Tomić, Youngrock Ha, Hongchuen Toh, Elizabeth Harmon, Wilma Chan, Cameron Baston, Gail Morrison, Frances Shofer, Angela Hua, Sharon Kim, James Tsung, Isa Gunaydin, Zeynep Kekec, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Jinjoo Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Gyoosung Choi, Dowon Shim, Ji-Han Lee, Jana Ambrozic, Katja Prokselj, Miha Lucovnik, Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Asta Mačiulienė, Almantas Maleckas, Algimantas Kriščiukaitis, Vytautas Mačiulis, Andrius Macas, Sharad Mohite, Zoltan Narancsik, Hugon Možina, Sara Nikolić, Jan Hansel, Rok Petrovčič, Una Mršić, Simon Orlob, Markus Lerchbaumer, Niklas Schönegger, Reinhard Kaufmann, Chun-I Pan, Chien-Hung Wu, Sarah Pasquale, Stephanie J Doniger, Sharon Yellin, Gerardo Chiricolo, Maja Potisek, Borut Drnovšek, Boštjan Leskovar, Kristine Robinson, Clara Kraft, Benjamin Moser, Stephen Davis, Shelley Layman, Yusef Sayeed, Joseph Minardi, Irmina Sefic Pasic, Amra Dzananovic, Anes Pasic, Sandra Vegar Zubovic, Ana Godan Hauptman, Ana Vujaklija Brajkovic, Jaksa Babel, Marina Peklic, Vedran Radonic, Luka Bielen, Peh Wee Ming, Nur Hafiza Yezid, Fatahul Laham Mohammed, Zainal Abidin Huda, Wan Nasarudin Wan Ismail, W Yus Haniff W Isa, Hashairi Fauzi, Praveena Seeva, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan
A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency departmentYahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati SalmanA2 A new technique in verifying the placement of a nasogastric tube: obtaining the longitudinal view of nasogastric tube in addition to transverse view with ultrasoundYahya Acar, Necati Salman, Onur Tezel, Erdem CevikA3 Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery after cannulation of a central venous line. Should we always use ultrasound in these procedures?Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA4 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian vein catheterization...
September 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Akihiro Shirakabe, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Noritake Hata, Takuro Shinada, Kazunori Tomita, Masafumi Tsurumi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Shinya Yokoyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
BACKGROUND: No cardiac biomarkers for detecting acute kidney injury (AKI) on admission in non-surgical intensive care patients have been reported. The aim of the present study is to elucidate the role of cardiac biomarkers for quickly identifying the presence of AKI on admission. METHODS: Data for 1183 patients who underwent the measurement of cardiac biomarkers, including the serum heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (s-HFABP) level, in the emergency department were screened, and 494 non-surgical intensive care patients were enrolled in this study...
September 5, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Alessandro Capitanini, Luca Rosso, Laura Giannecchini, Ophelia Meniconi, Adamasco Cupisti
A 47-year old, Caucasian man underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of a 14mm calcium stone in the right renal pelvis, without urinary tract obstruction or sepsis. 24 hours after ESWL septic shock occurred and the patient was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Escherichia coli emerged from the blood and urine culture. The patient developed acute renal failure and it was necessary to start a continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Infection was successfully treated, patient recovered renal function and an improvement of general condition occurred...
September 1, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Angèle Masewu, Jean-Robert Makulo, François Lepira, Eric Bibonge Amisi, Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili, Justine Bukabau, Vieux Mokoli, Augustin Longo, Yannick Nlandu, Yannick Engole, Cedric Ilunga, Alphonse Mosolo, Alex Ngalala, Justin Kazadi, Richard Mvuala, Jackson Athombo, Nkodila Aliocha, Pierre Zalagile Akilimali, Adolphe Kilembe, Nazaire Nseka, Michel Jadoul
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) worldwide, there is little data on the burden and outcomes of AKI in intensive care unit (ICU) in low resource settings. The present study assessed the incidence of AKI and its impact on mortality in ICU in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 476 consecutive critically ill patients (mean age 52 years, 57 % male) were screened for the presence of AKI in seven ICU from January 1st to March 30th, 2015...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Roseli Aparecida Matheus do Nascimento, Murillo Santucci Cesar Assunção, João Manoel Silva, Cristina Prata Amendola, Taysa Martindo de Carvalho, Emerson Quintino Lima, Suzana Margareth Ajeje Lobo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the knowledgeof nurses on early identification of acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care, emergency and hospitalization units. METHOD: A prospective multi-center study was conducted with 216 nurses, using a questionnaire with 10 questions related to AKI prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. RESULTS: 57.2% of nurses were unable to identify AKI clinical manifestations, 54.6% did not have knowledge of AKI incidence in patients admitted to the ICU, 87...
May 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Devika Rao, Nikulkumar Kumar Chaudhari, Robert Michael Moore, Belinda Jim
The HELLP (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets) syndrome is believed to be part of the spectrum of pre-eclampsia, which falls within the category of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Maternal and fetal complications are more severe in HELLP as opposed to pre-eclampsia alone. We describe a 26-year-old primigravida woman with no medical history who presents with signs of HELLP with marked transaminitis and mild disseminated intravascular coagulation at 35 weeks of gestation who required emergent delivery of the fetus; the patient also sustained acute kidney injury requiring continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration and a prolonged intensive care unit admission...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Barnaby C Reeves, Katie Pike, Chris A Rogers, Rachel Cm Brierley, Elizabeth A Stokes, Sarah Wordsworth, Rachel L Nash, Alice Miles, Andrew D Mumford, Alan Cohen, Gianni D Angelini, Gavin J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty about optimal red blood cell transfusion thresholds in cardiac surgery is reflected in widely varying transfusion rates between surgeons and cardiac centres. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that a restrictive compared with a liberal threshold for red blood cell transfusion after cardiac surgery reduces post-operative morbidity and health-care costs. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel randomised controlled trial and within-trial cost-utility analysis from a UK NHS and Personal Social Services perspective...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Claudio Pozzi, Thomas Rauen, Jürgen Floege
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines suggest a 6-month course of corticosteroids (CS) for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients with persistent proteinuria ≥1 g/day despite 3-6 months of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >50 mL/min/1.73 m(2) In December 2015, Rauen et al. (N Engl J Med 2015; 373: 2225-2236) published an article entitled 'Intensive supportive care plus immunosuppression in IgA nephropathy' (STOP-IgAN), which presented results from 379 IgAN patients from 32 nephrology centres in Germany...
August 11, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Ashwini M Niranjan-Azadi, Filiz Araz, Yuval A Patel, Nada Alachkar, Saleh Alqahtani, Andrew M Cameron, Robert D Stevens, Ahmet Gurakar
BACKGROUND Acute liver failure (ALF) is an emergent condition that requires intensive care and manifests in particular by significant elevation in serum ammonia level. Patients with ALF with concomitant renal failure experience a further rise in ammonia levels due to decreased kidney excretion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between elevated ammonia levels and mortality and to characterize the subgroup of ALF patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) and require renal replacement therapy...
2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Terry King-Wing Ma, Stephen P McAdoo, Frederick Wai-Keung Tam
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), a 72 kDa cytoplasmic non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase, plays an important role in signal transduction in a variety of cell types. Ever since its discovery in the early 1990s, there has been accumulating evidence to suggest a pathogenic role of Syk in various allergic disorders, autoimmune diseases and malignancies. Additionally, there is emerging data from both pre-clinical and clinical studies that Syk is implicated in the pathogenesis of proliferative glomerulonephritis (GN), including anti-glomerular basement membrane disease, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated GN, lupus nephritis and immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN)...
2016: Nephron
Denise Mafra, Viviane O Leal
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an emerging health public problem in Brazil. Nutritional counseling with focus on protein restriction is a promising strategy to treatment of nondialysis CKD patients due its effects on slowing renal loss. However, Brazilian people have high protein intake, which is a challenge when low protein diet (LPD) should be prescribed. This review describes a practical approach to the dietetic management of nondialysis CKD patients in Brazil. DISCUSSION: Although Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, Brazil has current trends of incorporating Western dietary habits, including high intake of red meat...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Takuya Murakami, Shin-Ichi Takeda, Hidenori Kanazawa, Atsushi Ugajin, Shigeyoshi Kijima, Hiroyasu Nakamura, Toshimi Imai, Taro Sugase, Ryoko Horikoshi, Takahisa Kobayashi, Tetsu Akimoto, Osamu Saito, Daisuke Nagata
BACKGROUND: Renal biopsy is not free from complications and patients who undergo this procedure are usually hospitalized to receive intensive care for several days after biopsy. In contrast, after this period, routine follow-up to detect biopsy-associated complications is rarely scheduled, unless the patient develops a clinical manifestation. We describe a case of marked enlargement of arteriovenous fistula in the kidney that occurred many years after renal biopsy. In contrast to the previous cases requiring interventional radiology, our patient showed subclinical growth of fistula over about nine years...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Hironao Deguchi
A major difference in medical flow between acute and nonacute medical care is the urgency of diagnosis and treatment. In the acute medical setting, diagnosis and treatment sometimes must be done almost simultaneously. Learning clinical management in the acute-care setting can be the basis of drug therapy in other clinical settings. When infusion is performed in emergency medicine, stabilization of blood pH is achieved through kidney and lung functions. At the same time, the oxygen transport capacity is monitored using blood gas analysis...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Grant D Innes, Frank Scheuermeyer, Mike Law, Andrew McRae, Bryce Weber, Heidi Boyda, Kevin Lonergan, James Andruchow
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences occur in many areas of medicine. ED studies have suggested differences in access to care, diagnostic imaging use, pain management, and intervention. We investigated sex-based differences in the care and outcomes for ED patients with acute renal colic. METHODS: This was a multi-center population-based retrospective observational cohort study using administrative data and supplemented by structured chart review. All patients seen in Calgary Health Region (CHR) emergency departments between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 with an ED diagnosis of renal colic based on the following ICD-10 codes were eligible for inclusion: calculus of kidney (N200), calculus of ureter (N201), calculus of kidney with calculus of ureter (N202), hydronephrosis with renal and ureteral calculous obstruction (N132), unspecified renal colic (N23), and unspecified urinary calculus (N209)...
June 30, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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