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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149958/efficacy-of-prolonged-and-immediate-release-tacrolimus-in-kidney-transplantation-a-pooled-analysis-of-two-large-randomized-controlled-trials
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B K Krämer, L Albano, B Banas, B Charpentier, L Bäckman, H Tedesco-Silva, F Lehner, G A Mondragón-Ramírez, M Glyda, E Cassuto-Viguier, O Viklický, G Mourad, P Rigotti, S Schleibner, N Kamar
BACKGROUND: Two large, prospective studies (12-03; OSAKA) compared the efficacy and tolerability of prolonged-release versus immediate-release tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients also receiving mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose corticosteroids (without induction therapy). METHODS: Data were combined into one database to compare results over 24 weeks using 3 alternative endpoints: biopsy-confirmed acute rejection (BCAR); the Food and Drug Administration composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and loss to follow-up), and the European Medicines Agency composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and graft dysfunction)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148008/supervised-preoperative-forearm-exercise-to-increase-blood-vessel-diameter-in-patients-requiring-an-arteriovenous-access-for-hemodialysis-rationale-and-design-of-the-pinch-trial
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Esther D Wilschut, Joris I Rotmans, Ernst Jan Bos, Daniëlle van Zoest, Daniël Eefting, Jaap F Hamming, Koen E A van der Bogt
BACKGROUND: Failure of maturation occurs in 30%-60% of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation for hemodialysis, with highest rates in distal radiocephalic fistulas. This is partly due to initial small blood vessel size with limited blood flow capacity. Forearm exercise has shown potential as stimulus for increasing blood vessel size in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and may promote maturation of AVFs in the upper limb when applied postoperatively. However, it is unknown if forearm exercise increases blood vessel size pre-operatively, which may contribute to more distal AVF creation and raise success rates of AVF surgery...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145879/allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-as-induction-therapy-to-prevent-both-delayed-graft-function-and-acute-rejection-in-deceased-donor-renal-transplantation-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qipeng Sun, Liangqing Hong, Zhengyu Huang, Ning Na, Xuefeng Hua, Yanwen Peng, Ming Zhao, Ronghua Cao, Qiquan Sun
BACKGROUND: Using kidneys from deceased donors is an available strategy to meet the growing need of grafts. However, higher incidences of delayed graft function (DGF) and acute rejection exert adverse effects on graft outcomes. Since ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and ongoing process of immune response to grafts are the major causes of DGF and acute rejection, the optimal induction intervention should possess capacities of both repairing renal structure injury and suppressing immune response simultaneously...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145723/statin-initiation-and-renal-outcomes-following-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis
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Yushu Wang, Sui Zhu, Rongsheng DU, Juteng Zhou, Yucheng Chen, Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: The effects of preoperative statin therapy (PST) on renal outcomes in patients with isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are in controversial. This study aimed to assess the effects of preoperative statin use on postoperative renal outcomes in patients undergoing isolated CABG. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched for studies published up to February 2017. Pooled odds ratio (OR) and its corresponding 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142980/effectiveness-of-multifaceted-care-approach-on-adverse-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-ckd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aminu K Bello, Bilal Qarni, Arian Samimi, Julius Okel, Trish Chatterley, Ikechi G Okpechi, Ben Vandermeer, Branko Braam
Introduction: The risk of major adverse events associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) could potentially be reduced with effective medical interventions. The impact of multifaceted interventions as compared with usual care in patients with nondiabetic CKD is unclear. We performed a systematic review to analyze the impact of multifaceted interventions on reducing the risk of major adverse events in this population. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126653/perioperative-levosimendan-in-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Alessandro Putzu, Sara Clivio, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziano Cassina
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggested beneficial effects of perioperative levosimendan on postoperative outcome after cardiac surgery. However, three large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been recently published and presented neutral results. We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA) to assess benefits and harms of perioperative levosimendan therapy in cardiac surgery. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to September 2017 for RCTs on preoperative levosimendan versus any type of control...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120249/alcohol-addiction-the-safety-of-available-approved-treatment-options
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Mariangela Antonelli, Anna Ferrulli, Luisa Sestito, Gabriele A Vassallo, Claudia Tarli, Carolina Mosoni, Maria M Rando, Antonio Mirijello, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. At present disulfiram, naltrexone and acamprosate are approved for the treatment of AUD in U.S. and Europe. Nalmefene is approved in Europe and sodium oxybate is approved in Italy and Austria only. Baclofen received a "temporary recommendation for use" in France. Areas covered. The safety of the medications mentioned above on liver, digestive system, kidney function, nervous system, pregnancy and lactation and their possible side effects are described and discussed...
November 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119585/effects-of-dopamine-receptor-antagonist-antipsychotic-therapy-on-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
N H Gonsai, V H Amin, C G Mendpara, R Speth, G M Hale
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertension, a major risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, affects 80 million American adults. The aetiology of hypertension is multifaceted and difficult to identify. Dopamine receptors, especially those in the kidneys, play a role in blood pressure regulation, and alterations in their function can cause hypertension. The objective of this review was to investigate the association between the use of dopamine antagonists with hypertension focusing especially on second-generation antipsychotics, like clozapine that is D4 receptor antagonist...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108311/remote-ischemic-conditioning-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-intravascular-contrast-administration-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-16-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chang-Cheng Zhou, Wen-Tao Yao, Yu-Zheng Ge, Lu-Wei Xu, Ran Wu, Xiao-Fei Gao, Kai-Wei Song, Xiao-Min Jiang, Min Wang, Wen-Juan Huang, Yun-Peng Zhu, Liang-Peng Li, Liu-Hua Zhou, Zhong-Le Xu, Sheng-Li Zhang, Jia-Geng Zhu, Wen-Cheng Li, Rui-Peng Jia
Objective: We conducted this meta-analysis to examine the effect of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients undergoing intravascular contrast administrationon. Methods: Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched to identify all eligible studies by 15th March, 2017. Risk ratio (RR) and weighted mean difference with the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to examine the treatment effect...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106631/effect-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-in-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-not-on-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ionut Nistor, Johan De Sutter, Christiane Drechsler, David Goldsmith, Maria Jose Soler, Charles Tomson, Andrzej Wiecek, Mihaela-Dora Donciu, Davide Bolignano, Wim Van Biesen, Adrian Covic
The presumed superiority of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS)-blocking agents over other antihypertensive agents in patients with diabetes to delay development of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) has recently been challenged. In addition, there is ongoing uncertainty whether RAAS-blocking agents reduce mortality and/or delay ESKD in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-5. In this subgroup, there might be an expedited need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) when RAAS-blocking agents are used...
July 2, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102959/randomized-controlled-trial-of-trc101-to-increase-serum-bicarbonate-in-patients-with-ckd
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David A Bushinsky, Thomas Hostetter, Gerrit Klaerner, Yuri Stasiv, Claire Lockey, Sarah McNulty, Angela Lee, Dawn Parsell, Vandana Mathur, Elizabeth Li, Jerry Buysse, Robert Alpern
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Metabolic acidosis is common in patients with CKD and has significant adverse effects on kidney, muscle, and bone. We tested the efficacy and safety of TRC101, a novel, sodium-free, nonabsorbed hydrochloric acid binder, to increase serum bicarbonate in patients with CKD and metabolic acidosis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: One hundred thirty-five patients were enrolled in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, in-unit study (designated the TRCA-101 Study)...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095953/effects-of-uric-acid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaole Su, Boyang Xu, Bingjuan Yan, Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The effects of uric acid-lowering therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remain uncertain. Therefore, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the effects of uric acid-lowering agents on major clinical outcomes of CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: According to the pre-specified protocol that was registered with PROSPERO (No. CRD42016038030), we searched systematically in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for trials up to February 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091979/helping-seniors-plan-for-posthospital-discharge-needs-before-a-hospitalization-occurs-results-from-the-randomized-control-trial-of-planyourlifespan-org
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Lee A Lindquist, Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, Priya D Sunkara, Chris Forcucci, Dianne S Campbell, Phyllis Mitzen, Jody D Ciolino, Gayle Kricke, Anne Seltzer, Ana V Ramirez, Kenzie A Cameron
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of PlanYourLifespan.org (PYL) on knowledge of posthospital discharge options. DESIGN: Multisite randomized controlled trial. SETTING/PATIENTS: Nonhospitalized adults, aged =65 years, living in urban, suburban, and rural areas of Texas, Illinois, and Indiana. INTERVENTION: PYL is a national, publicly available tool that provides education on posthospital therapy choices and local home-based resources...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078971/acupuncture-effect-on-pain-mouth-opening-limitation-and-on-the-energy-meridians-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vera Lr Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria Lb Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), recognized as the most common conditions of chronic orofacial pain, have a multifactorial etiology. Acupuncture can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with these conditions, because it can rebalance the energy (Qi) circulating in the meridians. The aim of the study was to verify the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating the pain; mouth opening limitation, and energy circulating in the meridians of patients with TMD of muscular or mixed origin. This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba SP, Brazil...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068166/meta-analysis-of-transfemoral-tavr-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Sameer Arora, Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Paula D Strassle, Jacob A Misenheimer, Jeremy A Rhodes, Cassandra J Ramm, Evan N Wheeler, Thomas G Caranasos, Matthew A Cavender, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: In the recently concluded PARTNER 2 trial, TF-TAVR cohort was shown to have lower risks of death or disabling strokes as compared to SAVR, whereas the outcomes with transthoracic TAVR were comparable with SAVR. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for all comparison studies between TAVR and SAVR and mortality as an outcome, irrespective of surgical risk. Randomized controlled trials and propensity-score-matched cohort studies that used a transfemoral approach exclusively or stratified results by route of access and reported data for TF-TAVR patients were eligible for inclusion...
October 25, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067527/state-of-the-art-immunosuppression-protocols-for-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Lars Pape
Immunosuppressive protocols used in pediatric kidney transplantation have changed substantially within the last decade. Many transplant centers now focus on the use of tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil in combination with early steroid withdrawal, frequently combined with antibody induction therapy. However, this approach is mainly based on treatment efficacy and-compared to other immunosuppressive regimens used in this context-leads to higher rates of viral infections in patients. In this review I assess data from prospective, interventional trials of immunosuppressive therapy in pediatric kidney transplantation...
October 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064872/no-differences-in-renal-function-between-balanced-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-and-5-albumin-for-volume-replacement-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-cystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tobias Kammerer, Florian Brettner, Sebastian Hilferink, Nikolai Hulde, Florian Klug, Judith Pagel, Alexander Karl, Alexander Crispin, Klaus Hofmann-Kiefer, Peter Conzen, Markus Rehm
BACKGROUND: The use of artificial colloids has declined in critical care, whereas they are still used in perioperative medicine. Little is known about the nephrotoxic potential in noncritically ill patients during routine surgery. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the influences of albumin 5% and balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0.4) on renal function and kidney injury. METHODS: One-hundred urologic patients undergoing elective cystectomy were randomly assigned for this prospective, single-blinded, controlled study with two parallel groups to receive either albumin 5% or balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0...
October 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064182/anti-thrombotic-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-current-views
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REVIEW
Rugheed Ghadban, Greg Flaker, Natraj Katta, Martin A Alpert
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs in approximately one-third of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The presence of CKD, particularly advanced CKD, confers increased risk of both thromboembolism and major bleeding in this group of patients who are already at risk for ischemic stroke and systemic embolism and at risk of bleeding due to anticoagulation. Studies assessing the effect of warfarin on risk of ischemic stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding have produced disparate results, particularly in patients with advanced CKD including those treated with hemodialysis...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062738/long-term-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-a-systematic-review-of-5-year-survival-and-beyond
#19
REVIEW
Adam Chakos, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Sameer Arora, Tom C Nguyen, Abhijeet Dhoble, Giuseppe Tarantini, Matthias Thielmann, John P Vavalle, Daniel Wendt, Tristan D Yan, David H Tian
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation/replacement (TAVI/TAVR) is becoming more frequently used to treat aortic stenosis (AS), with increasing push for the procedure in lower risk patients. Numerous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that TAVI offers a suitable alternative to the current gold standard of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in terms of short-term outcomes. The present review evaluates long-term outcomes following TAVI procedures. METHODS: Literature search using three electronic databases was performed up to June 2017...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059401/completeness-of-reporting-of-adverse-events-in-trials-of-maintenance-immunosuppression-in-kidney-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Martin Howell, Reichelle Yeo, Allison Tong, Jonathan C Craig, Kirsten Howard, Germaine Wong
Background: Decision-making regarding immunosuppression after transplantation relies on robust evidence on the benefits and harms of available drugs. We aimed to evaluate the reporting of adverse events (AEs) in trials of maintenance immunosuppression in kidney transplantation. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of published randomized controlled trials of maintenance immunosuppression following kidney transplantation in the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Register (January 2003-December 2015)...
September 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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