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Monique Mostert, Anthony Bonavia
BACKGROUND Besides providing anesthesia for surgery, the anesthesiologist's role is to optimize the patient for surgery and for post-surgical recovery. This involves timely identification and treatment of medical comorbidities and abnormal laboratory values that could complicate the patient's perioperative course. There are several potential causes of anion and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis in surgical patients, most of which could profoundly affect a patient's surgical outcome. Thus, the presence of an acute acid-base disturbance requires a thorough workup, the results of which will influence the patient's anesthetic management...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Antoinette S Birs, Jose A Perez, Mark A Rich, Hubert S Swana
Iatrogenic bladder injuries have been reported in the neonate during umbilical artery/vein catheterization, voiding cystourethrogram, urinary catheterizations, and overwhelming hypoxic conditions. Patients with iatrogenic bladder perforations can present with acute abdomen indicating urinary peritonitis, septic-uremic shock, or subtle symptoms like abdominal distension, pain, hematuria, uremia, electrolyte imbalances, and/or difficulty urinating. The following neonatal case report of perforated bladder includes a review of the signs, symptoms, diagnostic tools, and management of bladder injury in neonates...
2016: Case Reports in Urology
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Claus Peter Schmitt, Christoph Aufricht
Introduction of the so-called biocompatible peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluids was based on a large body of experimental evidence and various clinical trials suggesting important clinical benefits. Of these, until now, only preservation of residual renal function-likely due to lower glucose degradation product load and, in case of icodextrin, improved fluid and blood pressure control-have consistently been proven, whereas the impact on important clinical endpoints such as infectious complications, preservation of PD membrane transport function, and patient outcome, are still debated...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Bernd Hewing, Anna Maria Dehn, Oliver Staeck, Fabian Knebel, Sebastian Spethmann, Karl Stangl, Gert Baumann, Henryk Dreger, Klemens Budde, Fabian Halleck
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiac changes observed in chronic kidney disease patients are of multifactorial origin including chronic uremia, hemodynamics or inflammation. Restoration of renal function by kidney transplantation (KTX) may reverse cardiac changes. Novel echocardiographic methods such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) allow early and sensitive detection of subtle changes of cardiac parameters. We evaluated changes of cardiac structure and function after KTX by advanced echocardiographic modalities...
October 10, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
E L Wu, H X Cui
The prevention and treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic nephropathy (DN), which are disorders with high incidence rates, is of primary importance. In this study, we analyzed the effect of 1,25-(OH)2D3 and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in combination with interleukin (IL)-15 on the inflammatory immune response and expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in mononuclear cells of T2DM and DN uremia (DNU) patients. The human acute monocytic leukemia cell line THP-1 was treated with peripheral blood serum isolated from 30 healthy controls and T2DM and DNU patients each, cultured in the presence or absence of 1,25-(OH)2D3, and subsequently treated with LPS and IL-15...
August 29, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
M El Amrani, M Asserraji, A Bahadi, D El Kabbaj, M Benyahia
Chronic uremia puts patients at increased risk of infectious complications, in particular, tuberculosis. In this prospective study, we analyzed the clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic features as well as outcome for all patients on chronic hemodialysis with tuberculosis from January 2010 through August 2012. Sixty-one patients were admitted for bacterial infections, 23% of them for tuberculosis. Fever was present in 71% of cases, and CRP elevated in all cases. The tuberculin skin test was positive in only 2 of 9 cases, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated in 2 of 10 cases...
August 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Reham A El-Shafei, Rasha M Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the probable protective effect of vitamin C and vitamin E on diclofenac-induced acute nephrotoxicity using biochemical, molecular and histopathological examination in rats following administration of diclofenac sodium (50mg/kg, I.M). METHODS: Ninety male Wister rats were allotted in six equal groups. Rats in the 1st group (control group) were injected with physiological saline, while rats in the 2nd group (C-group) were given vitamin C (100mg/kg orally via stomach tube) for 5 successive days...
September 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Scott D Cohen, Daniel Cukor, Paul L Kimmel
Anxiety is a common yet frequently overlooked psychiatric symptom in patients with ESRD treated with hemodialysis (HD). Anxiety is characterized by disruptive feelings of uncertainty, dread, and fearfulness. A variety of common medical complaints may be manifestations of an anxiety disorder, including palpitations, tremors, indigestion, numbness/tingling, nervousness, shortness of breath, diaphoresis, and fear. It is essential for the clinician to rule out specific medical conditions, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurologic diseases, before ascribing these symptoms to an anxiety disorder...
September 22, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Maria P Martinez Cantarin, Scott W Keith, Zhao Lin, Cataldo Doria, Adam M Frank, Warren R Maley, Carlo Ramirez, Costas D Lallas, Ashesh Shah, Scott A Waldman, Bonita Falkner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is both common and associated with poor outcomes after kidney transplantation. Our objective was to examine relationships of uremia-associated inflammation and adiponectin with PTDM. METHODS: Nondiabetic kidney transplant patients were enrolled with donor controls. Inflammatory cytokines and adiponectin were measured before and after transplantation. Adipose tissue was obtained for gene expression analysis...
August 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
A Dasgupta
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is an immunosuppressant requiring therapeutic drug monitoring. Although immunoassays are commercially available, there is significant positive bias using this approach when compared to high-performance liquid chromatography or LC combined with mass spectrometry (LC/MS) or tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Positive bias is due to variable cross-reactivity of MPA acyl glucuronide with antibodies traditionally used in immunoassay formats. As can be expected, the magnitude of bias varies considerably...
2016: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
Janice Crespo-Salgado, V Matti Vehaskari, Tyrus Stewart, Michael Ferris, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Eugene E Blanchard, Christopher M Taylor, Mahmoud Kallash, Larry A Greenbaum, Diego H Aviles
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with uremia and increased systemic inflammation. Alteration of the intestinal microbiota may facilitate translocation of endotoxins into the systemic circulation leading to inflammation. We hypothesized that children with ESRD have an altered intestinal microbiota and increased serum levels of bacterially derived uremic toxins. METHODS: Four groups of subjects were recruited: peritoneal dialysis (PD), hemodialysis (HD), post-kidney transplant and healthy controls...
2016: Microbiome
Tawfik Khoury, Keren Tzukert, Roy Abel, Ayman Abu Rmeileh, Ronen Levi, Yaron Ilan
Evidence is accumulating to consider the gut microbiome as a central player in the gut-kidney axis. Microbiome products, such as advanced glycation end products, phenols, and indoles, are absorbed into the circulation but are cleared by normal-functioning kidneys. These products then become toxic and contribute to the uremic load and to the progression of chronic kidney failure. In this review, we discuss the gut-kidney interaction under the state of chronic kidney failure as well as the potential mechanisms by which a change in the gut flora (termed gut dysbiosis) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) exacerbates uremia and leads to further progression of CKD and inflammation...
September 16, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Wei Ling Lau, Branko N Huisa, Mark Fisher
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for the development of cerebrovascular disease, particularly small vessel disease which can manifest in a variety of phenotypes ranging from lacunes to microbleeds. Small vessel disease likely contributes to cognitive dysfunction in the CKD population. Non-traditional risk factors for vascular injury in uremia include loss of calcification inhibitors, hyperphosphatemia, increased blood pressure variability, elastinolysis, platelet dysfunction, and chronic inflammation...
September 14, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
Nuran Cetın, Nadide M Sav, Duran Karabel, Ali Yildirim, Bilal Yıldız
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular diseases are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children with end-stage renal disease and the relationships among several relevant potential biomarkers were investigated in pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients. METHODS: Serum homocysteine, von Willebrand factor (vWF), apolipoproteins A and B, lipoprotein-a, high sensitive-CRP, hemoglobin, phosphorus and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were measured in 21 pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients and control subjects...
2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
Alain Putot, Jennifer Tetu, Sophie Perrin, Henri Bailly, Lionel Piroth, Jean-François Besancenot, Bernard Bonnotte, Pascal Chavanet, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles, Hélène Sordet-Guépet, Patrick Manckoundia
OBJECTIVES: Acute pneumonia (AP) induces an excess of mortality among the elderly. We evaluated the value of a new predictive biomarker index compared to usual prognosis scores for predicting in-hospital and 1-year mortalities in elderly inpatients with AP. DESIGN: Retrospective study in 6 clinical departments of a university hospital. SETTING: Burgundy university hospital (France). PARTICIPANTS: All patients aged 75 and over with AP and hospitalized between January 1 and June 30, 2013, in the departments of medicine (5) and intensive care (1) of our university hospital...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Po-Jen Hsiao, Kun-Lin Wu, Szu-Han Chiu, Jenq-Shyong Chan, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chung-Ze Wu, Chia-Chao Wu, SenYeong Kao, Te-Chao Fang, Shih-Hua Lin, Jin-Shuen Chen
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and can increase morbidity and mortality. A longitudinal 5-year observational study was conducted to investigate whether the use of anti-diabetic medications or not affected survival rates of diabetic dialysis patients. METHODS: Using a data sample of a million patients from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Database, a retrospective cohort study surveyed patients with type 2 DM who began dialysis between 2002 and 2007...
September 6, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Min Wu, Ri-Ning Tang, Hong Liu, Ming-Ming Pan, Bi-Cheng Liu
AIM: Experimental studies found that cinacalcet (CINA) markedly attenuated vascular calcification in uremic rats, but its underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown. Recent evidence have demonstrated that endothelial cells (ECs) participate in ectopic calcification in part by mediating endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT). In this study, we investigated whether CINA ameliorated aortic calcification in uremic rats via suppression of EndMT. METHODS: Uremia was induced in rats by feeding rats a 0...
September 5, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Sexual dysfunction is a common finding in both men and women with chronic kidney failure. Common disturbances include erectile dysfunction in men, menstrual abnormalities in women, and decreased libido and fertility in both sexes. These abnormalities are primarily organic in nature and are related to uremia as well as the other comorbid conditions that frequently occur in the chronic kidney failure patient. Fatigue and psycho social factors related to the presence of a chronic disease are also contributory factors...
September 1, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Hiroyuki Murota
Sweating disorders are sometimes observed in various systemic diseases that include genetic disorders, organ damage, metabolic impairment, autoimmune diseases, and neuropathic disorders. In these diseases, various symptoms such as autonomic failures, psychopathic disorders, abnormal skin innervation, and sweat gland dysfunction can interact with one another in diverse ways, resulting in impaired sweating. This review focuses on the influence of uremia (with or without hemodialysis) and diabetes mellitus on impaired sweating...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
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