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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908905/mortality-hospitalization-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-hepatitis-c-infection-on-hemodialysis
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David A Goodkin, Brian Bieber, Michel Jadoul, Paul Martin, Eiichiro Kanda, Ronald L Pisoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is widely prevalent among patients on hemodialysis (HD), but very rarely treated. The aim of our study is to evaluate the burdens of HCV suffered by patients on HD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study is an international, prospective, cohort study of patients on HD. We reviewed the HCV status of 76,689 adults enrolled between 1996 and 2015. We compared HCV-positive (HCV+) with HCV-negative (HCV-) patients for risk of mortality, hospitalization, decline in hemoglobin concentration <8...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
#2
Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infra-renal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
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Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890843/total-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-a-patient-with-marfan-syndrome
#4
Mau Amako, Rafaëlle Spear, Rachel E Clough, Adrien Hertault, Richard Azzaoui, Teresa Martin Gonzalez, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVE: To describe a total endovascular aortic repair with branched and fenestrated endografts in a young patient with Marfan syndrome and a chronic aortic dissection. Open surgery is the gold standard to treat aortic dissections in patients with aortic disease and Marfan syndrome. METHODS: In 2000, a 38-year-old man with Marfan syndrome underwent open ascending aorta repair for an acute type A aortic dissection. One year later, a redo sternotomy was performed for aortic valve replacement...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888179/predicting-tuberculosis-risk-in-the-foreign-born-population-of-british-columbia-canada-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Lisa A Ronald, Jonathon R Campbell, Robert F Balshaw, David Z Roth, Kamila Romanowski, Fawziah Marra, Victoria J Cook, James C Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Improved understanding of risk factors for developing active tuberculosis (TB) will better inform decisions about diagnostic testing and treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) in migrant populations in low-incidence regions. We aim to examine TB risk factors among the foreign-born population in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and to create and validate a clinically relevant multivariate risk score to predict active TB. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This retrospective population-based cohort study will include all foreign-born individuals who acquired permanent resident status in Canada between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 2013 and acquired healthcare coverage in BC at any point during this period...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887981/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-cirrhotic-patient-is-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-enough
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Alagappan Annamalai, Megan Y Harada, Melissa Chen, Tram Tran, Ara Ko, Eric J Ley, Miriam Nuno, Andrew Klein, Nicholas Nissen, Mazen Noureddin
BACKGROUND: Critically ill cirrhotics urgently require liver transplantation but are at high risk for perioperative mortality. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, recently updated to incorporate serum sodium, estimates survival probability in patients with cirrhosis but needs further evaluation in the critically ill. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive power of intensive care unit (ICU) admission MELD scores and identify clinical risk factors associated with increased mortality...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884474/ckd-and-risk-for-hospitalization-with-infection-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Junichi Ishigami, Morgan E Grams, Alexander R Chang, Juan J Carrero, Josef Coresh, Kunihiro Matsushita
BACKGROUND: Individuals on dialysis therapy have a high risk for infection, but risk for infection in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease has not been comprehensively described. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 9,697 participants (aged 53-75 years) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Participants were followed up from 1996 to 1998 through 2011. PREDICTORS: Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR)...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863650/perioperative-considerations-and-complications-in-pediatric-parathyroidectomy
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Curtis Hanba, Michael Bobian, Peter F Svider, Anthony Sheyn, Bianca Siegel, Ho-Sheng Lin, S Naweed Raza
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate perioperative considerations and post-operative complications associated with parathyroidectomy in the pediatric population. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database 21 (KID) was searched for patients who underwent parathyroidectomy in 2009 and 2012. Patient demographics, hospital stay, associated charges, and post-operative adverse sequelae were evaluated in all patients and included patient comorbidity and additional procedure requirement analysis...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862718/peritoneal-catheter-fixation-combined-with-straight-upward-tunnel-and-low-implant-position-to-prevent-catheter-malfunction
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Qingyan Zhang, Chunming Jiang, Wei Zhu, Cheng Sun, Yangyang Xia, Tianfeng Tang, Cheng Wan, Qiuyuan Shao, Jing Liu, Bo Jin, Miao Zhang
AIM: Catheter malfunction is the main reason for early peritoneal dialysis (PD) technique failure. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a new surgery technique with catheter fixation to the lower abdominal wall combined with straight upward tunnel and low implant position in reducing catheter malfunction. METHODS: Patients with end stage renal disease who received PD in our center from January 2013 to December 2015 were involved in this study. They were randomly divided into 3 groups according to surgical technique: traditional open surgery group, modified open surgery group and modified open surgery with catheter fixation group...
November 16, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855290/transcatheter-leadless-cardiac-pacing-the-new-alternative-solution
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Antoine Da Costa, Amandine Axiotis, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Loucif Abdellaoui, Zahi Afif, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz
INTRODUCTION: A lack of information about the feasibility and safety of leadless pacemaker (LPMs) exists in a fragile population of patients with limited venous anatomy access or conventional pacemaker (PM) contraindication. Accordingly, the goal of this prospective observational study was to report our experience with this new leadless technology in a subset of patients with contraindication or limited venous access. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between May 2015 and July 2016, 14 patients were consecutively included...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834949/direct-interaction-of-human-serum-proteins-with-aav-virions-to-enhance-aav-transduction-immediate-impact-on-clinical-applications
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M Wang, J Sun, A Crosby, K Woodard, M L Hirsch, R J Samulski, C Li
Recent hemophilia B clinical trials using adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery have demonstrated much lower coagulation factor IX (FIX) production in patients compared with the high levels observed in animal models and AAV capsid-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte response elicited at high doses of AAV vectors. These results emphasize the necessity to explore effective approaches for enhancement of AAV transduction. Initially, we found that incubation of all AAV vectors with human serum enhanced AAV transduction...
December 1, 2016: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821407/role-of-type-2-diabetes-in-determining-retinal-renal-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Ravi Retnakaran, Baiju R Shah
OBJECTIVE: Women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have elevated lifetime risks for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with their peers. However, it is not known whether their risk of CVD is dependent upon the development of T2DM. Thus, we sought to evaluate the role of T2DM in determining vascular outcomes in women with previous GDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: All women in Ontario, Canada, with a live-birth pregnancy between April 1994 and March 2014 (n = 1,515,079) were stratified into the following four groups: women with GDM in whom T2DM subsequently developed (n = 15,585, median age 32 years); those with GDM in whom T2DM did not develop (n = 41,299; median age 32 years); women who did not have GDM but in whom T2DM developed (n = 49,397; median age 31 years); and those with neither GDM nor T2DM (n = 1,408,798; median age 30 years)...
November 7, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819399/cytomegalovirus-encephalitis-in-a-hemodialysis-patient-a-rare-association
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Alberto Vera, Pablo Ruano, Esther Ortega, Borja Quiroga
Haemodialysis patients are at greater risk of infections than individuals not on dialysis due to their immunosuppressive state caused by several factors (uraemia, vascular access, inflammation, malnutrition). However, infections affecting the central nervous system are not frequent in this population. We present the case of a 77-year-old man with end-stage renal disease who was admitted to the emergency department for a decreased level of consciousness and fever. Although the initial clinical suspicion oriented to a urinary infection, the lack of improvement forced us to perform a lumbar puncture...
November 7, 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799969/bk-viremia-among-iranian-renal-transplant-candidates
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Manizheh Jozpanahi, Amitis Ramezani, Shahrzad Ossareh, Mohammad Banifazl, Anahita Bavand, Setareh Mamishi, Arezoo Aghakhani
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with BK virus (BKV) is occurred during childhood and usually asymptomatic, but after initial infection, BKV may persist lifelong in the kidney and genitourinary tract. Reactivation may occur in individuals with compromised immunity such as renal transplant recipients. Due to the role of BKV in BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) and potentially renal allograft rejection, the detection of BKV in renal transplant candidates is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of BK viremia in end stage renal disease cases who were candidates for renal transplantation...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797894/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-levels-and-postangioplasty-restenosis-of-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Chih-Cheng Wu, Tsung-Yan Chen, Mu-Yang Hsieh, Lin Lin, Chung-Wei Yang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Der-Cheng Tarng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is relevant in restenosis of atherosclerotic vascular diseases, but its role in dialysis arteriovenous fistula remains unknown. In animal studies, upregulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 has been shown in venous segments of arteriovenous fistula. We, therefore, aimed to investigate serial changes in circulating monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of dialysis arteriovenous fistulas and its relation to restenosis...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788818/similar-mortality-and-morbidity-of-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-for-patients-70-years-of-age-and-older-compared-with-younger-patients
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M Awad, L S C Czer, J Mirocha, A Ruzza, M de Robertis, M Rafiei, H Reich, M Sasevich, K Rihbany, R Kass, J Kobashigawa, F Arabia, A Trento, F Esmailian, D Ramzy
BACKGROUND: The upper age limit of heart transplantation remains controversial. The goal of the present study was to investigate the mortality and morbidity of orthotopic heart transplantation (HT) for recipients ≥70 compared with those <70 years of age. METHODS: Of 704 adults who underwent HT from December 1988 to June 2012 at our institution, 45 were ≥70 years old (older group) and 659 were <70 years old (younger group). Survival, intraoperative blood product usage, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays, and frequency of reoperation for chest bleeding, dialysis, and >48 hours ventilation were examined after HT...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785088/acute-kidney-injury-in-a-shepherd-with-severe-malaria-a-case-report
#17
Boushab Mohamed Boushab, Fatim-Zahra Fall-Malick, Mamoudou Savadogo, Leonardo Kishi Basco
Malaria is one of the main reasons for outpatient consultation and hospitalization in Mauritania. Although four Plasmodium species, ie, Plasmodium (P.) falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, and P. ovale, cause malaria in Mauritania, recent data on their frequency is lacking. Since infections with P. falciparum generally result in serious disease, their identification is important. We report a case of oliguric renal injury associated with malaria in a 65-year-old shepherd. Clinical manifestations included anemia, oliguria, and elevated creatinine and urea...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772644/intensive-hemodialysis-and-potential-risks-with-increasing%C3%A2-treatment
#18
Michael A Kraus, Sheru Kansal, Michael Copland, Paul Komenda, Eric D Weinhandl, George L Bakris, Christopher T Chan, Richard J Fluck, John M Burkart
Although intensive hemodialysis (HD) can address important clinical problems, increasing treatment also introduces risks. In this review, we assess risks pertaining to 6 domains: vascular access complications, infection, mortality, loss of residual kidney function, solute balance, and patient and care partner burden. In the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) trials, short daily and nocturnal schedules increased the incidence of access complications, although the incidence of access loss was not statistically higher...
November 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770080/lower-extremity-revascularization-in-end-stage-renal-disease-which-patients-benefit
#19
Douglas W Jones, Kirsten Dansey, Allen D Hamdan
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who present with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have become an increasingly common and complex treatment problem for vascular surgeons. Dialysis patients have high short-term mortality rates regardless of whether revascularization is pursued. ESRD patients with CLI can be managed with: local wound care, endovascular or surgical revascularization, or amputation. Some patients may heal small foot wounds with local wound care alone, even if distal perfusion is marginal, as long as any infectious process has been controlled...
October 20, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768622/survival-benefit-of-kidney-transplantation-in-hiv-infected-patients
#20
Jayme E Locke, Sally Gustafson, Shikha Mehta, Rhiannon D Reed, Brittany Shelton, Paul A MacLennan, Christine Durand, Jon Snyder, Nicholas Salkowski, Allan Massie, Deirdre Sawinski, Dorry L Segev
OBJECTIVE: To determine the survival benefit of kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Although kidney transplantation (KT) has emerged as a viable option for select HIV-infected patients, concerns have been raised that risks of KT in HIV-infected patients are higher than those in their HIV-negative counterparts. Despite these increased risks, KT may provide survival benefit for the HIV-infected patient with ESRD, yet this important clinical question remains unanswered...
April 26, 2016: Annals of Surgery
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