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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741665/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-and-clinical-outcomes-in-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bin Yi, Jianhui Wang, Dingwu Yi, Yanling Zhu, Yumei Jiang, Yi Li, Shaoyan Mo, Yi Liu, Jian Rong
The purpose of this article is to perform the first pooled analysis on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) used for the improvement of clinical outcomes of patients only undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A systematic search was performed using PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science to identify studies that described the effect of RIPC on postoperative mortality in patients only undergoing on-pump CABG. The outcomes included postoperative mortality, postoperative morbidity (including incidence of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, stroke, acute kidney injury, and renal replacement therapy), mechanical ventilation (MV), intensive care unit length of stay (ICU LOS), and hospital length of stay (HLOS)...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722093/-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-wheat-cellulose-particles-in-the-treatment-of-internal-hemorrhoids
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Yunhua Peng, Wei Yang, Yehuang Wang, Xiaohua Fan, Xueping Zheng, Juanjuan Gai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of wheat cellulose particles (testa triticum tricum purify, Fiberform) in the treatment of internal hemorrhoid. METHODS: A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial was adopted. From October 2015 to July 2016, 60 patients with internal hemorrhoid were enrolled from three medical centers, including Department of Anorectum, Shuguang Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720208/treatment-of-uremic-pruritus-a-systematic-review
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Elizabeth Simonsen, Paul Komenda, Blake Lerner, Nicole Askin, Clara Bohm, James Shaw, Navdeep Tangri, Claudio Rigatto
BACKGROUND: Uremic pruritus is a common and burdensome symptom afflicting patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been declared a priority for CKD research by patients. The optimal treatments for uremic pruritus are not well defined. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adult patients with advanced CKD (stage ≥ 3) or receiving any form of dialysis. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR STUDIES: PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717516/costs-associated-with-intravenous-darbepoetin-versus-epoetin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea L Woodland, Sean W Murphy, Bryan M Curtis, Brendan J Barrett
BACKGROUND: Anemia of chronic kidney disease is associated with adverse outcomes and a reduced quality of life. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have improved anemia management, and 2 agents are available in Canada, epoetin alfa (EPO) and darbepoetin alfa (DA). EPO and DA are considered equally effective in achieving target hemoglobin (Hb), but it is not clear whether there is a cost difference. There have been few head-to-head comparisons; most published studies are observational switch studies...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708211/direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-virus-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Fabrizio Fabrizi, Francesca M Donato, Piergiorgio Messa
The frequency of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains high in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and plays a detrimental role in mortality in this population. According to the latest survey, the adjusted hazard ratio for HCV-positive versus HCV-negative patients on long-term dialysis was 1.12 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.20) and 1.10 (95% CI, 0.98 to 1.22) for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively. An impairment on quality of life has also been documented in HCV-infected patients undergoing regular dialysis...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700473/diagnostic-value-of-plasma-ngal-and-intraoperative-diuresis-for-aki-after-major-gynecological-surgery-in-patients-treated-within-an-intraoperative-goal-directed-hemodynamic-algorithm-a-substudy-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oliver Hunsicker, Aarne Feldheiser, Andreas Weimann, David Liehre, Jalid Sehouli, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Claudia Spies
Data on early markers for acute kidney injury (AKI) after noncardiovascular surgery are still limited. This study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of plasma neutrophil-gelatinase-associated lipocalin (pNGAL) and intraoperative diuresis for AKI in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery treated within a goal-directed hemodynamic algorithm.This study is a post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled pilot trial comparing intravenous solutions within a hemodynamic goal-directed algorithm based on the esophageal Doppler in patients undergoing epithelial ovarian cancer surgery...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700465/alemtuzumab-versus-antithymocyte-globulin-induction-therapies-in-kidney-transplantation-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jianming Zheng, Wenli Song
Alemtuzumab (ALEM) is widely used as an induction therapy for organ transplantation, and numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been published to evaluate its efficacy and safety in kidney transplantation as compared with antithymocyte globulin (ATG). The purpose of this study was to compare the benefits and safety of ALEM with those of ATG for induction therapy.A systematic literature search in three electronic databases, including PubMed, EmBase, and Cochrane Library, since inception through October 2016, was conducted to identify potential RCTs for inclusion...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697503/update-of-sepsis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Kelly Roveran Genga, James A Russell
Sepsis, the most common cause of admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), has had an increased incidence and prevalence over the last years with a simultaneous decrease in its short-term mortality. Sepsis survivors are more frequently discharged from hospital and often experience long-term outcomes such as late mortality, immune dysfunction, secondary infections, impaired quality of life, and unplanned readmissions. Early recognition and management of sepsis have challenged emergency care and critical care physicians and nurses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692484/meta-analysis-of-prophylactic-hydration-versus-no-hydration-on-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Yufeng Jiang, Min Chen, Yiqing Zhang, Nannan Zhang, Huajia Yang, Jialu Yao, Yafeng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend prophylactic hydration for all patients with compromised renal function undergoing contrast exposure. However, the AMACING study published recently showed a noninferior result of hydration compared with no prophylaxis in high-risk patients and led to a heat discussion. This study aimed to validate the effectiveness of prophylactic hydration in different subsets of patients undergoing a contrast procedure. METHODS: We carried out a meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials to assess pooled estimates of relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for incidences of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI), in-hospital all-cause mortality, and need for dialysis...
July 7, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689160/effects-of-self-management-on-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mei-Yu Lin, Megan F Liu, Lan-Fang Hsu, Pei-Shan Tsai
BACKGROUND: Self-management programs may facilitate the improvement of outcomes in medical, role, and emotional management and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease. Studies on the effect of three self-management tasks have reported conflicting findings. In addition, systematic reviews are unavailable. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of self-management programs on medical, role, and emotional management and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687348/design-and-approach-of-the-living-organ-video-educated-donors-loved-program-to-promote-living-kidney-donation-in-african-americans
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John C Sieverdes, Matthew Price, Kenneth J Ruggiero, Prabhakar K Baliga, Kenneth D Chavin, Brenda Brunner-Jackson, Sachin Patel, Frank A Treiber
PURPOSE: To describe the rationale, methodology, design, and interventional approach of a mobile health education program designed for African Americans with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to increase knowledge and self-efficacy to approach others about their need for a living donor kidney transplant (LDKT). METHODS: The Living Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED) program is a theory-guided iterative designed, mixed methods study incorporating three phases: 1) a formative evaluation using focus groups to develop program content and approach; 2) a 2-month proof of concept trial (n=27) to primarily investigate acceptability, tolerability and investigate increases of LDKT knowledge and self-efficacy; and 3) a 6-month, 2-arm, 60-person feasibility randomized control trial (RCT) to primarily investigate increases in LDKT knowledge and self-efficacy, and secondarily, to increases the number of living donor inquiries, medical evaluations, and LDKTs...
July 4, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682890/efficacy-of-short-term-moderate-or-high-dose-rosuvastatin-in-preventing-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis-of-15-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Min Liang, Shicheng Yang, Naikuan Fu
BACKGROUND: The prophylactic efficacy of statin pretreatment for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial. The aim of the study was to perform a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effectiveness of short-term moderate or high-dose rosuvastatin pretreatment in preventing CIN. METHODS: We included RCTs comparing short-term moderate or high-dose rosuvastatin treatment versus low-dose rosuvastatin treatment or placebo for preventing CIN...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676508/the-potential-cardiovascular-benefits-of-low-glucose-degradation-product-biocompatible-peritoneal-dialysis-fluids-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Charlotte E Grantham, Katherine L Hull, Matthew P M Graham-Brown, Daniel S March, James O Burton
Cardiovascular mortality in the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population remains the leading cause of death. Targeting traditional cardiovascular risk factors has proven unsuccessful in this patient population, and therefore attention has turned to risk factors related to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The toxicity of high-glucose peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions has been well documented. The breakdown of glucose into glucose degradation products (GDP) and advanced glycation end-products (AGE) has the ability to alter cell viability and cause premature apoptosis and is strongly correlated with interstitial fibrosis and microvascular sclerosis...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669130/review-of-the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-alemtuzumab-and-its-use-in-kidney-transplantation
#14
REVIEW
Marieke van der Zwan, Carla C Baan, Teun van Gelder, Dennis A Hesselink
Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against CD52 and causes depletion of T and B lymphocytes, monocytes, and NK cells. Alemtuzumab is registered for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is also used in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Alemtuzumab is used off-label in kidney transplantation as induction and anti-rejection therapy. The objective of this review is to present a review of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and use of alemtuzumab in kidney transplantation. A systematic literature search was conducted using Ovid Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666082/intradialytic-hypotension-in-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy
#15
Shilpa Sharma, Sushrut S Waikar
The treatment of severe acute kidney injury (AKI) with dialytic support for renal replacement therapy can be life sustaining and permit recovery from critical illness. Like any interventional therapy, however, renal replacement therapy with intermittent hemodialysis or continuous therapy can cause complications. Intradialytic hypotension is a common complication and can cause further ischemic injury to the recovering kidneys, thereby reducing the probability of renal recovery. The optimal dialytic technique-continuous or intermittent-has not been conclusively demonstrated in randomized controlled trials...
June 30, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664839/effects-of-paricalcitol-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Manca Oblak, Gregor Mlinšek, Aljoša Kandus, Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar, Miha Arnol
AIMS: Paricalcitol, a selective vitamin D activator, decreases proteinuria and may reduce graft failure risk in kidney transplant recipients. In this study, we evaluated the effect of paricalcitol on renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activity as well as interleukin (IL)-6 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β plasma concentrations as biomarkers of inflammation and fibrosis. METHODS: This placebo-controlled, double-blind trial enrolled a national cohort of kidney transplant recipients with urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) ≥ 20 mg/mmol despite optimization of the RAS blockade...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663934/effects-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibition-on-renal-function-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lubin Xu, Yang Li, Jiaxin Lang, Peng Xia, Xinyu Zhao, Li Wang, Yang Yu, Limeng Chen
AIM: To evaluate the effects of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition on renal function and albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We conducted systematic searches of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials up to June 2016 and included randomized controlled trials of SGLT2 inhibitors in adult type 2 diabetic patients reporting estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and/or urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) changes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663062/community-pharmacist-training-and-communication-network-and-drug-related-problems-in-patients-with-ckd-a-multicenter-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Lyne Lalonde, Patricia Quintana-Bárcena, Anne Lord, Robert Bell, Valérie Clément, Anne-Marie Daigneault, Marie-Ève Legris, Sara Letendre, Marie Mouchbahani, Ghaya Jouini, Joëlle Azar, Élisabeth Martin, Djamal Berbiche, Stephanie Beaulieu, Sébastien Beaunoyer, Émilie Bertin, Marianne Bouvrette, Noémie Charbonneau-Séguin, Jean-François Desrochers, Katherine Desforges, Ariane Dumoulin-Charette, Sébastien Dupuis, Maryame El Bouchikhi, Roxanne Forget, Marianne Guay, Jean-Phillippe Lemieux, Claudia Morin-Bélanger, Isabelle Noël, Stephanie Ricard, Patricia Sauvé, François Ste-Marie Paradis
BACKGROUND: Appropriate training for community pharmacists may improve the quality of medication use. Few studies have reported the impact of such programs on medication management for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with CKD stage 3a, 3b, or 4 from 6 CKD clinics (Quebec, Canada) and their community pharmacies. INTERVENTION: Each cluster (a pharmacy and its patients) was randomly assigned to either ProFiL, a training-and-communication network program, or the control group...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659852/psychosocial-interventions-for-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-individuals-with-chronic-kidney-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michaela C Pascoe, David R Thompson, David J Castle, Samantha M McEvedy, Chantal F Ski
Purpose: Depressive and anxiety symptoms are common amongst individuals with chronic kidney disease and are known to affect quality of life adversely. Psychosocial interventions have been shown to decrease depressive and anxiety symptoms in various chronic diseases, but few studies have examined their efficacy in people with chronic kidney disease and no meta-analysis has been published. Thus, the aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of psychosocial interventions on depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as quality of life in individuals diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and/or their carers...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645737/alfapump-system-vs-large-volume-paracentesis-for-refractory-ascites-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Christophe Bureau, Danielle Adebayo, Mael Chalret de Rieu, Laure Elkrief, Dominique Valla, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Anne McCune, Victor Vargas, Macarena Simon-Talero, Juan Cordoba, Paolo Angeli, Silvia Rosi, Stewart MacDonald, Massimo Malago, Maria Stepanova, Zobair M Younossi, Claudia Trepte, Randall Watson, Oleg Borisenko, Sun Sun, Neil Inhaber, Rajiv Jalan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with refractory ascites (RA) require repeated large volume paracenteses (LVP), which involves frequent hospital visits and is associated with poor quality-of-life. This study assessed safety and efficacy of an automated, low-flow pump (alfapump [AP]) compared with LVP [SoC]. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trial, in 7 centers, with 6M patient observation. Primary outcome was time to first LVP. Secondary outcomes included paracentesis requirement, safety, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL), and survival...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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