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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467993/pediatric-renal-transplantation-in-oman-a-single-center-experience
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Mohamed S Al Riyami, Sulaiman Al Saidi, Badria Al Ghaithi, Anisa Al Maskari, Sadiq Lala, Nabil Mohsin, Lekha Hirshikesan, Naifain Al Kalbani
Objectives: This study sought to report 22 years experience in pediatric kidney transplantation in Oman. Methods: Electronic charts of all Omani children below 13 years of age who received a kidney transplant from January 1994 to December 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included patient demographics, etiology of end-stage kidney disease, modality and duration of dialysis, donor type, complication of kidney transplantation (including surgical complications, infections, graft rejection) graft and patient survival, and duration of follow-up...
January 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466953/the-association-between-community-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Marina W Kim, Ben K Greenfield, Robert E Snyder, Craig M Steinmaus, Lee W Riley
BACKGROUND: Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus is a well-defined risk factor for disease in hospitals, which can range from minor skin infections to severe, systemic diseases. However, the generalizability of this finding has not been thoroughly investigated outside of the hospital environment. We aimed to assess the role of S. aureus colonization as a risk factor for disease in the community. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of observational studies and searched PubMed for articles published between December 1979 and May 23, 2016...
February 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457529/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-associated-with-2-year-mortality-from-both-cardiovascular-and-non-cardiovascular-origins-in-prevalent-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Chihiro Kawagoe, Yuji Sato, Tatsunori Toida, Hideto Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Akihiro Fukuda, Shuji Iwatsubo, Shouichi Fujimoto
N-terminal-pro-B-type-natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was a predictive marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related death in chronic dialysis patients. NT-proBNP was also correlated with markers of inflammation, malnutrition and protein-energy wasting. We hypothesized whether NT-proBNP was also associated with non-CVD death in chronic dialysis patients. A prospective observational study for incidence of death in chronic dialysis patients was conducted. Prevalent chronic dialysis patients (n = 1310) were enrolled and followed for 24 months...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456212/the-epidemiology-of-acute-peritonitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-in-qatar-an-8-year-follow-up-study
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Abdullah Hamad, Hany Ismail, Mohamed Elsayed, Ahmad Kaddourah, Hanaa Ahmed, Rania Ibrahim, Ahlam Ali, Fadwa Alali
Acute peritonitis (AP) is a common and devastating complication in end-stage renal disease patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). We are reporting an epidemiologic study of AP in Qatar over 8-year follow-up. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all PD patients in Qatar from 2007 to 2014. The analysis was conducted to report epidemiology, outcome, and associated risk factors of AP. We had 318 AP episodes in 180 patients between 2007 and 2014. Six (3.3%) patients died as a result AP. Six cases of fungal peritonitis were reported...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445495/rituximab-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemic-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
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Abhilash Koratala, Xu Zeng
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia is the most common form of kidney disease observed in relation to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against CD20, is an effective treatment for severe and/or refractory HCV-related vasculitis and may evade the need for dialysis as in our patient.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441293/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rattan S Rashpa, Vikram K Mahajan, Pankaj Kumar, Karaninder S Mehta, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mucocutaneous manifestations significantly impair the quality of life but often remain understudied. They may also vary across regions, socioeconomic and nutritional status, and racial differences. Objectives: To study the patterns of mucocutaneous disorders and their prevalence in CKD patients irrespective of clinical stage or dialysis status. Materials and Methods: 122 (M:F = 77:45) patients aged 21‒85 (Mean ± SD = 57...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435712/antimicrobial-therapy-in-palliative-care-an-overview
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REVIEW
Filipa Macedo, Catarina Nunes, Katia Ladeira, Filipa Pinho, Nadine Saraiva, Nuno Bonito, Luísa Pinto, Francisco Gonçalves
In the advanced stages of illness, patients often face challenging decisions regarding their treatment and overall medical care. Terminal ill patients are commonly affected by infections. However, in palliative care, the use of antimicrobials can be an ethical dilemma. Deciding whether to treat, withhold, or withdraw the antimicrobial treatment for an infection can be difficult. Antimicrobial administration can lead to adverse outcomes but the two main benefits, longer survival and symptom relief, are the main reasons why physicians prescribe antimicrobial when treating terminally ill patients...
February 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424337/successful-use-of-rituximab-in-glomerular-basement-membrane-nephritis-associated-with%C3%A2-hiv-interstitial-nephritis-secondary-to-castleman-disease%C3%A2
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Nathan Calabro, Kammi Henriksen, Seah H Lim, Eric Kerns
We report a case of glomerular basement membrane crescentic glomerulonephritis and multicentric Castleman disease-associated interstitial nephritis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The patient received corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, and plasmapheresis, and within 3 weeks, there was worsening thrombocytopenia, anemia, and renal function requiring initiation of hemodialysis. He then received 8 weekly doses of rituximab, and there was steady improvement in renal function, such that he stopped dialysis within 6 weeks and has remained in disease remission at 1-year follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422906/the-complement-system-in-dialysis-a-forgotten-story
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REVIEW
Felix Poppelaars, Bernardo Faria, Mariana Gaya da Costa, Casper F M Franssen, Willem J van Son, Stefan P Berger, Mohamed R Daha, Marc A Seelen
Significant advances have lead to a greater understanding of the role of the complement system within nephrology. The success of the first clinically approved complement inhibitor has created renewed appreciation of complement-targeting therapeutics. Several clinical trials are currently underway to evaluate the therapeutic potential of complement inhibition in renal diseases and kidney transplantation. Although, complement has been known to be activated during dialysis for over four decades, this area of research has been neglected in recent years...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394966/factors-affecting-dermatological-manifestations-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Muhammad Anees, Ghazala Butt, Shaista Gull, Asif Nazeer, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To determine skin changes in patients of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and factors affecting these changes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Nephrology Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore in collaboration with Dermatology Department, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, from October 2015 to January 2016. METHODOLOGY: Two hundred patients who were undergoing MHD for more than three months were included in the study...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393129/the-burden-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-related-financial-issues
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Marlies Ostermann, Jorge Cerdá
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common complications in acutely ill patients. The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and outcome vary between patients and countries. SUMMARY: Patients with AKI often exhibit multiple organ dysfunction that is caused, in part, by marked cross-talk between the kidney and other organs and tissues. These deleterious interactions arise, at least in part, from systemic inflammatory changes, an increased cytokine load, increases in leukocyte trafficking and activation of neurohormonal processes...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386303/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-open-versus-laparoscopic-placement-of-a-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-and-outcomes-the-capd-i-trial
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Jorinde H van Laanen, Tom Cornelis, Barend M Mees, Elisabeth Litjens, Magda M van Loon, Jan H Tordoir, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best operation technique, open versus laparoscopic, for insertion of a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter with regard to clinical success. Clinical success was defined as an adequate function of the catheter 2 - 4 weeks after insertion. METHODS: All patients with end-stage renal disease who were suitable for PD and gave informed consent were randomized for either open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. A previous laparotomy was not considered an exclusion criterion...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363338/ineffective-health-management-in-hemodialysis-patients-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Maria das Graças Mariano Nunes de Paiva, Jéssica Dantas de Sá Tinôco, Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Juliane Rangel Dantas, Isadora Lorenna Alves Nogueira, Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
This study analyzed the accuracy of clinical indicators of ineffective health management in hemodialysis patients. A diagnostic accuracy study was performed in 200 chronic kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis during the first half of 2015. Measures of sensitivity and specificity were calculated using latent class analysis. Ineffective health management was present in 66.28% of patients. Accurate clinical indicators included expressed nonadherence to treatment, daily life choices ineffective to achieve health goals, expression of difficulty with prescribed regimens, inappropriate use of medicines, lack of expression of willingness to control the disease, irregular attendance of dialysis sessions, and infection...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359288/-renal-manifestation-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Marion Haubitz
In patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis renal involvement is frequently seen and the severity of renal manifestation is very important for therapeutic strategies and prognosis. Clinically rapid loss of renal function, nephritic sediment and proteinuria in a non-nephrotic range are characterizing a focal segmental necrotizing pauci-immune glomerulonephritis with extrarenal proliferations. Induction treatment depends on the severity of manifestations. With a normal renal function methotrexate can be used in combination with steroids...
January 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321192/transvenous-lead-extraction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-dialysis-patients-with-infected-cardiac-devices
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Amr F Barakat, Oussama M Wazni, Khaldoun G Tarakji, Thomas Callahan, Nayef Nimri, Walid I Saliba, Shailee Shah, Karim Abdur Rehman, John Rickard, Michael P Brunner, David O Martin, Mohamed Kanj, Bryan Baranowski, Daniel Cantillon, Mark Niebauer, Thomas Dresing, Bruce D Lindsay, Bruce L Wilkoff, Ayman A Hussein
BACKGROUND: Cardiac implantable electronic device infections have been on the rise. A high-risk population is that with renal disease, especially dialysis. We aimed to assess procedural profiles and clinical outcomes of transvenous lead extraction for cardiac implantable electronic device infection based on renal disease status. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 1420 consecutive patients undergoing transvenous lead extraction of infected cardiac implantable electronic devices (1996-2012), we assessed procedural profiles and clinical outcomes in 3 groups: normal renal function (group 1, n=1159), renal dysfunction not requiring dialysis (group 2, n=163), and dialysis (group 3, n=98)...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319777/encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis-case-report
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Gabriel Caetano Pereira, Igor Fiorese Vieira, Mateus Mazorra Coelho Vieira, Eliezer Moreno Romano, Luiz Eduardo Bersani Amado
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CDK) can develop several diseases caused by the renal replacement therapy. Here we report a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis, the encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) in which the peritoneal tissue is gradually replaced by fibrous tissue. The patient in question, after late loss of renal graft and conversion to peritoneal dialysis, evolved with multiple hospitalizations for spontaneous bacterial infections, in recent admission, he was diagnosed with sub-occlusive abdomen secondary to the EPS...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315693/nacseld-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-nacseld-aclf-score-predicts-30-day-survival-in-hospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Jacqueline G O'Leary, K Rajender Reddy, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Scott W Biggins, Florence Wong, Michael B Fallon, Ram M Subramanian, Patrick S Kamath, Paul Thuluvath, Hugo E Vargas, Benedict Maliakkal, Puneeta Tandon, Jennifer Lai, Leroy R Thacker, Jasmohan S Bajaj
NACSELD (North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease) definition of acute-on-chronic liver failure (NACSELD-ACLF) as ≥2 extra-hepatic organ failures has been proposed as a simple bedside tool to assess risk of mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. We validated NACSELD-ACLF's ability to predict 30-day survival (defined as in-hospital death or hospice discharge) in a separate multicenter prospectively enrolled cohort of both infected and uninfected hospitalized patients with cirrhosis...
January 8, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313137/fungal-peritonitis-in-the-standardizing-care-to-improve-outcomes-in-pediatric-end-stage-renal-disease-scope-collaborative
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Raj Munshi, Christine B Sethna, Troy Richardson, Jonathan Rodean, Samhar Al-Akash, Sushil Gupta, Alicia M Neu, Bradley A Warady
BACKGROUND: Fungal peritonitis is a serious complication among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative is a North American multicenter quality improvement initiative with the primary aim to reduce catheter-related infections in children on chronic dialysis. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of fungal peritonitis and outcomes of affected patients among pediatric subjects receiving chronic PD and enrolled in SCOPE...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295829/medication-therapy-management-after-hospitalization-in-ckd-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Katherine R Tuttle, Radica Z Alicic, Robert A Short, Joshua J Neumiller, Brian J Gates, Kenn B Daratha, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Sterling M McPherson, Naomi S Chaytor, Brad P Dieter, Stephen M Setter, Cynthia F Corbett
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: CKD is characterized by remarkably high hospitalization and readmission rates. Our study aim was to test a medication therapy management intervention to reduce subsequent acute care utilization. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The CKD Medication Intervention Trial was a single-blind (investigators), randomized clinical trial conducted at Providence Health Care in Spokane, Washington. Patients with CKD stages 3-5 not treated by dialysis who were hospitalized for acute illness were recruited...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291208/hepatitis-c-infection-in-renal-transplantation-pathogenesis-current-impact-and-emerging-trends
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REVIEW
Sailaja Kesiraju, Praneeth Srikanti, S Sahariah
Prevalence of hepatitis C infection, which is associated with mortality and morbidity, is higher in chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis and transplant recipients when compared to non HCV infected patients. In addition to the conventional risk factors, HCV infection maybe an additional risk factor in the development of chronic kidney disease. HCV causes adverse effects leading to the poor long term outcome in renal transplant recipients; hepatitis C infection can cause both hepatic as well as extra hepatic complications...
September 2017: Virusdisease
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