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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530212/-measurements-of-vancomycin-concentrations-in-the-blood-a-method-of-personalization-the-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Joanna Pondel, Piotr Krajewski, Natalia Królikowska, Aleksandra Tobiasz, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Hurkacz
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring is a recognized method of personalizing treatment, having particular application in patients with chronic kidney disease who have frequent infections, requiring administration of vancomycin. International guidelines indicate the need to adjust the dose of the drug to the state of renal function. The recommended therapeutic ranges of minimum and maximum levels should be achieved in order to increase the effectiveness and safety of treatment. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of measuring the concentration of vancomycin in patients with chronic kidney disease due to bacterial infection...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527931/predictors-of-surgical-site-infection-after-open-lower-extremity-revascularization
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Frank M Davis, Danielle C Sutzko, Scott F Grey, M Ashraf Mansour, Krishna M Jain, Timothy J Nypaver, Greg Gaborek, Peter K Henke
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) after open lower extremity bypass (LEB) is a serious complication leading to an increased rate of graft failure, hospital readmission, and health care costs. This study sought to identify predictors of SSI after LEB for arterial occlusive disease and also potential modifiable factors to improve outcomes. METHODS: Data from a statewide cardiovascular consortium of 35 hospitals were used to obtain demographic, procedural, and hospital risk factors for patients undergoing elective or urgent open LEB between January 2012 and June 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518128/an-in-vitro-caseum-binding-assay-that-predicts-drug-penetration-in-tuberculosis-lesions
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Jansy P Sarathy, Hsin-Pin Ho Liang, Danielle Weiner, Jacqueline Gonzales, Laura E Via, Véronique Dartois
The eradication of tuberculosis disease requires drug regimens that can penetrate the multiple layers of complex pulmonary lesions. Drug distribution in the caseous cores of cavities and lesions is especially crucial because they harbor subpopulations of drug-tolerant bacteria also commonly referred to as persisters. Existing methods for the measurement of drug penetration in tuberculosis lesions involve costly and time-consuming in vivo pharmacokinetic studies coupled to bioanalytical or imaging techniques...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515156/anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
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Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is a rare small vessel vasculitis that affects the capillary beds of the kidneys and lungs. It is an archetypic autoimmune disease, caused by the development of directly pathogenic autoantibodies targeting a well characterized autoantigen expressed in the basement membranes of these organs, although the inciting events that induce the autoimmune response are not fully understood. The recent confirmation of spatial and temporal clustering of cases suggests that environmental factors, including infection, may trigger disease in genetically susceptible individuals...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514785/effect-of-age-on-the-association-of-vascular-access-type-with-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-incident-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Tarek Saleh, Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Geeta G Gyamlani, Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND/AIMS: All hemodialysis (HD) patients are generally recommended to create a fistula first; but to create a mature arteriovenous fistula (AVF) can be challenging in elderly individuals. It is unclear if elderly incident HD patients derive a survival benefit from an AVF over an arteriovenous graft (AVG) or a tunneled central venous catheter (TDC). METHODS: We examined the association of vascular access type (AVF, AVG, and TDC with and without a maturing AVF/AVG at dialysis transition) at HD initiation with all-cause, cardiovascular (CV), and infection-related mortality in 46,786 US veterans using Cox models with adjustment for confounders...
May 18, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512164/time-to-positivity-of-bacteria-cultures-in-peritoneal-dialysis-fluid-evaluation-of-different-laboratory-techniques
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Roberta M Katzap, Vany Elisa Pagnussatti, Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Julia Gabriela Motta, Domingos O d'Avila, Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa, Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo
Patients with chronic kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are susceptible to infections, with peritonitis being the primary cause of dropout. Peritoneal fluid culture is one of the essential elements for proper diagnosis and peritonitis treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the time required to obtain a positive culture using different laboratory methods. An in vitro cross-sectional study was conducted comparing different techniques for preparation and culture of bacteria in peritoneal fluid...
May 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509133/denosumab-for-treatment-of-immobilization-related-hypercalcemia-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Atsuko Uehara, Masahiko Yazawa, Atsumi Kawata, Rina Hachisuka, Yugo Shibagaki
The efficacy and safety of denosumab for the treatment of immobilization-related hypercalcemia in end-stage renal disease remain uncertain. We describe the case of a hemodialysis patient with immobilization-related hypercalcemia who was successfully treated with denosumab. A 79-year-old man admitted for hemodialysis after sustaining an acute kidney injury developed immobilization-related hypercalcemia due to the impairment resulting from an acute myocardial infarction, acute heart failure, and catheter-related bloodstream infection...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507493/comparison-of-the-incidence-of-skin-cancers-in-patients-on-dialysis-and-after-kidney-transplantation
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Joanna Sułowicz, Anna Wojas-Pelc, Ewa Ignacak, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Marek Kuźniewski, Władysław Sułowicz
INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplant (KTx) patients on immunosuppressive therapy are predisposed to the development of infections and cancers. AIM: To compare the incidence and type of malignant skin lesions in kidney transplant patients and the dialyzed population based on the initiated dermatologic screening. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 598 patients: 486 kidney transplant recipients and 112 patients on maintenance dialysis. All the patients underwent dermatological examination...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495863/soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetes-on-hemodialysis
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Christiane Drechsler, Salim S Hayek, Changli Wei, Sanja Sever, Bernd Genser, Vera Krane, Andreas Meinitzer, Winfried März, Christoph Wanner, Jochen Reiser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is a novel biomarker strongly predictive of cardiovascular outcomes implicated in the pathogenesis of kidney disease. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor levels, however, correlate with declining kidney function. It is unclear whether soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor levels remain associated with outcomes in patients with ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We measured plasma soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor levels in 1175 patients (mean age =66±8 years old, 54% men) with type 2 diabetes mellitus on hemodialysis participating in the German Diabetes and Dialysis Study followed for a median of 4 years for outcomes including all-cause death, cardiovascular events, and infection-related mortality...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493896/candidemia-in-the-elderly-what-does-it-change
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Francesco Barchiesi, Elena Orsetti, Sara Mazzanti, Francesca Trave, Aldo Salvi, Cinzia Nitti, Esther Manso
BACKGROUND: Candidemia is a life-threatening fungal infection and it can affect patients of all ages. Characterization of candidemia in the elderly is lacking. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults (≥ 18 years) with candidemia diagnosed in our center in 2010-2015. Demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiologic characteristics, antifungal treatment and outcome were compared between older (≤65 years) and younger (>65 years) patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491858/clinical-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-diabetic-patients-versus-non-diabetics
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Zeinab Kokabeh, Rozita Ramaghi, Alireza Mahjoub, Hassan Argani
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. OBJECTIVES: We compared the clinical outcomes in diabetic patients on hemodialysis (HD) with non-diabetics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult maintenance HD patients (N= 532) from 9 HD facilities were enrolled to this prospective cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and HD exit were recorded in a median 28 months follow up period. RESULTS: Forty-one percent of patients were diabetic...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489180/does-infection-by-the-hepatitis-c-virus-decrease-the-response-of-immunization-against-the-hepatitis-b-virus-in-individuals-undergoing-dialysis
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Tarcila Maria Bonfim Ferreira, Tácio Giordano Santana Guimarães, Andrea Martins Melo Fontenele, Natalino Salgado, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira, Alessandra Porto de Macedo Costa
Introduction: Vaccination is the most effective tool in preventing transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). The patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis appear to be at greater risk of becoming infected with this virus and does not show the same vaccine response when compared to patients without uremia. Objectives: To evaluate the results related to the HBV vaccine and identify factors associated with the response in patients with CKD on hemodialysis...
April 27, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487598/potential-hepatoprotective-role-of-galectin-3-during-hcv-infection-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Ruzica Lukic, Nevena Gajovic, Ivan Jovanovic, Milena Jurisevic, Zeljko Mijailovic, Veljko Maric, Biljana Popovska Jovicic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic
Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), one of the greatest causes of liver disease, is a frequent complication in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. ESRD is defined as decreased glomerular filtration and also accompanied by impaired function of the immune system. Galectin-3 is a β-galactoside-binding lectin, involved in various biological processes including pathogenesis of chronic renal disease. The aim of our study was to estimate disease severity in ESRD HCV(+) patients and analyze the serum concentrations of IL-1β, IL-4, IL-23, and IL-6; anti-HCV antibodies; and galectin-3...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471606/upper-respiratory-tract-infection-among-dialysis-patients
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Keren Cohen-Hagai, Ilan Rozenberg, Ze'ev Korzets, Tali Zitman-Gal, Yael Einbinder, Sydney Benchetrit
BACKGROUND: Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) occurs frequently in the general population and is considered a benign self-limited disease. Dialysis patients constitute a high risk population whose morbidity and mortality rate as a result of URTI is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the local incidence, morbidity and mortality of URTI in dialysis patients compared to the general population. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study we reviewed the charts of all chronic dialysis patients diagnosed with URTI at Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel during the 2014-2015 winter season...
September 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465818/the-effect-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-on-cardiovascular-complications-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Mohamed Salah Eldin Zaki
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular complications are the most important cause of mortality in patients with ESKD, such as coronary artery disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and arrhythmia. Other well-known risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia are prevalent in ESKD, yet they are not sufficient enough to explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular mortality, hence searching for other hidden risk factors to explain this high prevalence is of an utmost importance...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465378/biliary-tract-and-liver-complications-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Parminder K Judge, Charlie H S Harper, Benjamin C Storey, Richard Haynes, Martin J Wilcock, Natalie Staplin, Raph Goldacre, Colin Baigent, Jane Collier, Michael Goldacre, Martin J Landray, Christopher G Winearls, William G Herrington
Polycystic liver disease is a well described manifestation of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Biliary tract complications are less well recognized. We report a 50-year single-center experience of 1007 patients, which raised a hypothesis that ADPKD is associated with biliary tract disease. We tested this hypothesis using all England Hospital Episode Statistics data (1998-2012), within which we identified 23,454 people with ADPKD and 6,412,754 hospital controls. Hospitalization rates for biliary tract disease, serious liver complications, and a range of other known ADPKD manifestations were adjusted for potential confounders...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457424/what-can-we-do-when-all-collapses-fatal-outcome-of-collapsing-glomerulopathy-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-case-report
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H Pinto, R Leal, L Rodrigues, L Santos, C Romãozinho, F Macário, R Alves, J Pratas, V Sousa, C Marinho, L Prado E Castro, F Costa, M Campos, A Mota, A Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) is a rare form of glomerular injury. Although commonly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, it can occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year-old man, with chronic kidney disease secondary to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, who received a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2007. There were no relevant intercurrences until May 2015, when he presented with nephrotic range proteinuria (± 4 g/d)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455662/close-correlation-between-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ing-Chin Jong, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chien-Hung Lin, Tsung-Liang Ma, How-Ran Guo, Peir-Haur Hung, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: As both of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and depression carried a poor prognosis in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we investigated the correlation between the ankle-brachial index (ABI), an indicator of subclinical PAD, and symptoms of depression in patients on MHD. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients on MHD (75 males and 54 females, mean age 64.8 ± 12 years) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study, which aimed at evaluating the relationship between symptoms of depression and ABI...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455661/modified-laparoscopic-placement-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-with-intra-abdominal-fixation
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Quanquan Shen, Xinxin Jiang, Xiaogang Shen, Fangyan Yu, Qiudi Tu, Wangfang Chen, Qing Ye, Tapas Ranjan Behera, Qiang He
PURPOSE: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a commonly accepted method of treating end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Various laparoscopic techniques for the placement of PD catheter have been described. In this study, we developed a novel modified laparoscopic technique for PD catheter placement and evaluated the early results. METHODS: A straight Tenckhoff PD catheter was placed employing the modified technique in 39 consecutive patients with ESRD from May 2013 to April 2016...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449953/detection-of-colonization-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-by-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-from-rectal-swabs-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-disease
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T F T Rezende, A M Doi, M G Quiles, A C C Pignatari, S Manfrendi, C Grothe, M Taminato, D A Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO) colonization is a serious problem that increases the risk of infection and contributes to dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare-associated environments. The risk of acquisition and dissemination of CRO is high in chronic renal failure patients and the surveillance culture is recommended as a component of infection control programmes. AIM: To assess colonization by CRO, comparing phenotypic and molecular-based methods of diagnostics, in rectal swabs in a large population of chronic renal failure patients...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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