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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420053/risk-of-infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Y S Chang, C C Chang, Y H Chen, W S Chen, J H Chen
Objectives Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus are considered vulnerable to infective endocarditis and prophylactic antibiotics are recommended before an invasive dental procedure. However, the evidence is insufficient. This nationwide population-based study evaluated the risk and related factors of infective endocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods We identified 12,102 systemic lupus erythematosus patients from the National Health Insurance research-oriented database, and compared the incidence rate of infective endocarditis with that among 48,408 non-systemic lupus erythematosus controls...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418911/elevated-serum-level-of-pancreatic-stone-protein-regenerating-protein-psp-reg-is-observed-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Ling Li, Dongyu Jia, Rolf Graf, Jiayue Yang
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major complication of diabetes, and serves as an important cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The role of chronic inflammation in DKD is becoming widely accepted. Pancreatic stone protein/regenerating protein (PSP/reg) is a secretory protein, which is elevated in blood during infected conditions and organ failure. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum PSP/reg and DKD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). A total of 120 subjects which includes newly diagnosed T2DM patients, diabetes patients without DKD, DKD patients, as well as healthy controls were enrolled in this study...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417245/elbasvir-grazoprevir-a-review-in-chronic-hcv-genotypes-1-and-4
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Zaina T Al-Salama, Emma D Deeks
A fixed-dose combination tablet comprising the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5A inhibitor elbasvir and the HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor grazoprevir (elbasvir/grazoprevir; Zepatier™) was recently approved for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 and 4 infection in the EU and the USA. In phase III trials, 12 or 16 weeks of treatment with once-daily elbasvir/grazoprevir (fixed-dose tablet or as individual agents), taken with or without ribavirin, generally provided high rates of sustained virological response at 12 weeks (SVR12) in treatment-naive and -experienced adult patients with chronic HCV genotype 1a, 1b or 4 infection, including those with or without compensated cirrhosis, HIV co-infection, inherited blood disorders or chronic kidney disease or patients receiving opioid agonist therapy or of Japanese origin...
April 17, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416961/predictive-factors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-community-onset-pneumonia
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Hyeyoung Jwa, Jong Wook Beom, Jong Hoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a severe and life-threatening disease in patients with community-onset (CO) pneumonia. However, the current guidelines lack specificity for a screening test for MRSA infection. METHODS: This study was retrospectively conducted in elderly patients aged ≥65 years, who had contracted CO-pneumonia during hospitalization at the Jeju National University Hospital, between January 2012 and December 2014...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
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M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407796/prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infection-and-the-molecular-characteristics-of-mrsa-bacteraemia-over-a-two-year-period-in-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-malaysia
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Pik San Sit, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Nuryana Idris, I-Ching Sam, Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, Helmi Sulaiman, Kwai Lin Thong, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an established pathogen that causes hospital- and community-acquired infections worldwide. The prevalence rate of MRSA infections were reported to be the highest in Asia. As there is limited epidemiological study being done in Malaysia, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of MRSA infection and the molecular characteristics of MRSA bacteraemia. METHODS: Two hundred and nine MRSA strains from year 2011 to 2012 were collected from a tertiary teaching hospital in Malaysia...
April 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407501/transcriptional-changes-in-innate-immunity-genes-in-head-kidneys-from-aeromonas-salmonicida-challenged-rainbow-trout-fed-a-mixture-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Lawrence R Curtis, Claudia F Bravo, Christopher J Bayne, Fred Tilton, Mary R Arkoosh, Elisabetta Lambertini, Frank J Loge, Tracy K Collier, James P Meador, Susan C Tilton
We previously observed that exposure to a complex mixture of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) increased sensitivity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to subsequent challenge with Aeromonas salmonicida, the causative agent of furunculosis. In this study, we evaluate potential mechanisms associated with disease susceptibility from combined environmental factors of dietary PAH exposure and pathogen challenge. Rainbow trout were fed a mixture of ten high molecular weight PAHs at an environmentally relevant concentration (7...
April 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406595/changes-in-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-over-time-in-south-african-hiv-1-infected-patients-receiving-tenofovir-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Reneé De Waal, Karen Cohen, Matthew P Fox, Kathryn Stinson, Gary Maartens, Andrew Boulle, Ehimario U Igumbor, Mary-Ann Davies
INTRODUCTION: Tenofovir has been associated with decline in kidney function, but in patients with low baseline kidney function, improvements over time have been reported. Additionally, the magnitude and trajectory of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) changes may differ according to how eGFR is calculated. We described changes in eGFR over time, and the incidence of, and risk factors for, kidney toxicity, in a South African cohort. METHODS: We included antiretroviral-naïve patients ≥16 years old who started tenofovir-containing antiretroviral therapy (ART) between 2002 and 2013...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403561/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease-uncertainties-and-cautions
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Rajiv Agarwal
Anemia in chronic kidney disease is common and iron deficiency is an important cause. To repair iron-deficiency anemia, replacement of iron is needed. Iron can be replaced either by the oral route or by the intravenous route. In a meta-analysis, 5 of the 6 trials were short-term, 1 to 3 months, and compared to oral iron, the mean increase in hemoglobin with intravenous iron was only 0.31 g/dL. However, one of the studies included in this meta-analysis was 6 months long and had a mean decline in hemoglobin of 0...
April 12, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402929/kidney-disease-and-hiv-infection
#10
Christina M Wyatt
The risk of acute and chronic kidney disease remains higher in HIV-infected persons than in the general population, and kidney disease in HIV-infected persons is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality. HIV-associated nephropathy occurs less frequently in the era of antiretroviral therapy. HIV immune complex kidney disease is being diagnosed more frequently, but the term is currently used to refer to a heterogeneous group of kidney diseases. Comorbid chronic kidney disease poses a growing burden in HIV-infected persons due to an overrepresentation of risk factors such as black race, diabetes, hypertension, and coinfection with hepatitis C virus...
February 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399042/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-visit-to-visit-systolic-blood-pressure-variability-and-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-in-incident-dialysis-patients
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Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
OBJECTIVES: Higher SBP visit-to-visit variability (SBPV) has been associated with increased risk of adverse events in patients with chronic kidney disease, but the association of SBPV in advanced nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease with mortality after the transition to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains unknown. METHODS: Among 17 729 US veterans transitioning to dialysis between October 2007 and September 2011, we assessed SBPV calculated from the SD of at least three intraindividual outpatient SBP values during the last year prior to dialysis transition (prelude period)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398958/new-onset-diabetes-in-hiv-treated-adults-from-thailand-predictors-long-term-renal-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Opass Putcharoen, Lalita Wattanachanya, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Vorapot Sapsirisavat, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Supalak Phonphithak, Stephen J Kerr, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Anchalee Avihingsanon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors for developing diabetes mellitus (DM) in a cohort of Thai HIV-infected patients on long-term combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). DESIGN: Prospective study conducted between July 1996-April 30, 2015. METHODS: 1,748 subjects (60% males) who did not have DM prior to ART were assessed twice a year. Incident DM was defined as either having two consecutive fasting glucose levels >126 mg/dL, or reporting anti-DM medication/ DM diagnosis after starting cART...
April 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398556/prognosis-associated-with-redo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-following-complete-device-and-lead-extraction-due-to-device-related-infection
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Martin Seifert, Viviane Moeller, Anita Arya, Thomas Schau, Frank Hoelschermann, Christian Butter
Aims: An increase in the number of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantations worldwide has led to a consequent increase in the number of infections associated with the device, making extraction of the CRT device inevitable. Redo CRT implantation after treatment and recovery following device extraction is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, complications, and long-term prognosis of redo CRT implantation, including the rates of subclavian, cava, and coronary sinus (CS) vein thrombosis as well as re-infection...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394274/vegetarian-diet-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Beata Franczyk, Jacek Rysz
Healthy diet is highly important, especially in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Proper nutrition provides the energy to perform everyday activities, prevents infection, builds muscle, and helps to prevent kidney disease from getting worse. However, what does a proper diet mean for a CKD patient? Nutrition requirements differ depending on the level of kidney function and the presence of co-morbid conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The diet of CKD patients should help to slow the rate of progression of kidney failure, reduce uremic toxicity, decrease proteinuria, maintain good nutritional status, and lower the risk of kidney disease-related secondary complications (cardiovascular disease, bone disease, and hypertension)...
April 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391078/calcifications-de-la-loge-parotidienne-mise-au-point
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S Avignon, J M Foletti, C Collet, L Guyot, C Chossegros
INTRODUCTION: . Parotid lithiasis is the main cause of calcifications in the parotid space. However, there are many other less-known causes. The aim of our study was to point out the non lithiasic causes of calcifications in the parotid space. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive review of the literature by mean of PubMed, using the keywords "parotid" and "calcification" and limiting our analysis to the original articles in humans published in English and in French...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390069/antimicrobial-agents-for-preventing-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Denise Campbell, David W Mudge, Jonathan C Craig, David W Johnson, Allison Tong, Giovanni Fm Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an important therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease and is used in more than 200,000 such patients globally. However, its value is often limited by the development of infections such as peritonitis and exit-site and tunnel infections. Multiple strategies have been developed to reduce the risk of peritonitis including antibiotics, topical disinfectants to the exit site and antifungal agents. However, the effectiveness of these strategies has been variable and are based on a small number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
April 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387829/hereditary-polycystic-kidney-disease-is-characterized-by-lymphopenia-across-all-stages-of-kidney-dysfunction-an-observational-study
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Steven Van Laecke, Tessa Kerre, Evi V Nagler, Bart Maes, Rogier Caluwe, Eva Schepers, Griet Glorieux, Wim Van Biesen, Francis Verbeke
Background: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is characterized by urinary tract infections and extrarenal abnormalities such as an increased risk of cancer. As mutations in polycystin-1 and -2 are associated with decreased proliferation of immortalized lymphoblastoid cells in PKD, we investigated whether lymphopenia could be an unrecognized trait of PKD. Methods: We studied 700 kidney transplant recipients with ( n  = 126) or without PKD at the time of kidney transplantation between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2014 at Ghent University Hospital...
April 6, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386819/disease-burden-early-discontinuation-and-healthcare-costs-in-hepatitis-c-patients-with-and-without-chronic-kidney-disease-treated-with-interferon-free-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens
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Amy Puenpatom, Michael Hull, Jeffrey McPheeters, Kay Schwebke
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have improved HCV management in CKD patients, however real-world clinical practice data are limited. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the prevalence of CKD among HCV patients receiving oral DAAs in a real-world setting. Comorbidities, early discontinuation rates, and healthcare costs were compared between patients with and without CKD...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382751/treatment-of-hcv-infection-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir-without-ribavirin
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A A Pillai, R Maheshwari, R Vora, J P Norvell, R Ford, S Parekh, N Cheng, A Patel, N Young, J R Spivey, O Mgbemena, J P Wedd
BACKGROUND: Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir is a well-tolerated regimen with high sustained virological response (SVR) rates in pre-liver transplant patients infected with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), but data in liver transplant recipients outside of clinical trials is limited. AIMS: To address this knowledge gap and assess SVR rates without the use of ribavirin in liver transplant recipients METHODS: This is a retrospective study examining the treatment of 75 post-liver transplant recipients with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir without ribavirin...
April 6, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380480/hemodialysis-patients-display-a-declined-proportion-of-th2-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-parallel-with-a-high-interferon-%C3%AE-profile
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Ladan Mansouri, Anna Nopp, Stefan H Jacobson, Britta Hylander, Joachim Lundahl
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and infections in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) arises partly due to a high inflammatory state and aberrations in immune cells function. Following in vitro stimulation of leukocytes with different T-cell mitogens, we observed a lower level of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-10 production in CKD patients. To gain more knowledge as to whether this is the result of an alteration in T-cell function, we investigated the T-cell subsets profile and cytokine production in hemodialysis patients...
April 6, 2017: Nephron
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