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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431809/pilot-study-of-changes-in-presepsin-concentrations-compared-with-changes-in-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Junichi Saito, Eiji Hashiba, Akio Mikami, Tomoyuki Kudo, Hidetomo Niwa, Kazuyoshi Hirota
OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the presepsin-concentration profile after cardiac surgery compared with those of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). DESIGN: A single-center, prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING: Hirosaki University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery without preoperative infection and end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. The patients also were subdivided into 2 groups with respect to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414662/weil-s-disease-from-a-local-new-orleans-bar
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H P Kahn, L Bateman
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection that typically presents with fever, myalgias, nausea, and vomiting after contact with contaminated waters or infected animals (typically rodents); and their excrements. Conditions favorable to the transmission of leptospirosis are common in LA and, without treatment, leptospirosis can lead to both liver and renal failure, meningitis, pulmonary hemorrhage and ultimately death. CASE: A 56 year old woman with no past medical history presented to the Emergency Department with weakness, myalgias, jaundice and decreased urine output for one week...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411480/hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-in-albania-focus-on-predictors-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hfrs
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Elvana Rista, Arben Pilaca, Ilir Akshija, Ariol Rama, Endri Harja, Edmond Puca, Silvia Bino, Vilma Cadri, Majlinda Kota, Thereska Nestor, Harxhi Arjan
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a rodent borne zoonosis, caused by the members of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus. The main clinical features of the infection by this virus family are fever, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to identify, for the first time, characteristic features of HFRS in the Albanian population. STUDY DESIGN: The study comprised 33 consecutive patients admitted with suspected HFRS from April 2011-April 2016 at one center...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Sheldon Greenberg, Kavita Sharma
A 53-year-old Egyptian female with end stage renal disease, one month after start of hemodialysis via an internal jugular catheter, presented with fever and shortness of breath. She developed desquamating vesiculobullous lesions, widespread on her body. She was in profound septic shock and broad spectrum antibiotics were started with appropriate fluid replenishment. An echocardiogram revealed bulky leaflets of the mitral valve with a highly mobile vegetation about 2.3 cm long attached to the anterior leaflet...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406085/a-single-center-kidney-transplant-experience-among-ten-caucasian-females-with-end-stage-renal-disease-due-to-scleroderma%C3%A2
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Nishkarsh Saxena, Arjang Djamali, Brad C Astor, Maha Mohamed, Didier Mandelbrot, Sandesh Parajuli
There is limited information on kidney transplant recipients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to scleroderma. We conducted an observational study on kidney transplant recipients with ESRD due to scleroderma who received kidney transplant at our center between 01/1994 and 06/2013. During the study period, there were 10 kidney transplant recipients, all of whom were Caucasian females. Seven of them were living-donor kidney transplant recipients, and the mean age at time of transplant was 56.6 ± 11.99 years...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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/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/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/28384106/diagnostic-dilemmas-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-for-hemodialysis-patients
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Radka T Komitova, Maria V Atanasova, Toska A Pavlova, Monica Sh Nyagolov, Aneta V Ivanova
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic hepatitis in dialysis patients. The diagnosis of HCV infection in these patients is predominantly based on laboratory tests because of the specificity of the clinical course of the disease. AIM: The present prospective study aimed at determining very accurately the prevalence rate of HCV infection in patients on dialysis by simultaneously testing them for anti-HCV and for HCV RNA levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the present cross-sectional longitudinal study we recruited and followed up 93 patients from St George University Hospital Hemodialysis Unit between July 2013 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370058/hepatitis-c-viral-load-genotype-and-increased-risk-of-developing-end-stage-renal-disease-reveal-hcv-study
#10
Tai-Shuan Lai, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Hwai-I Yang, San-Lin You, Sheng-Nan Lu, Li-Yu Wang, Yong Yuan, Gilbert L'Italien, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chien-Jen Chen
The association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains controversial without considering the role of HCV viral load and genotype. This study aims to determine whether HCV RNA level and genotype affects the risk of developing ESRD. Between 1991 and 1992, 19,984 participants aged 30-65 years were enrolled in a community-based prospective cohort study in Taiwan. Chronic HCV infection was defined by detectable HCV viral load. ESRD was determined as the need for chronic dialysis or renal transplantation...
April 2, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367165/frequency-of-hepatitis-c-in-hospitalized-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Salman Tahir Shafi, Muhammad Zaigham Hassan, Mohammed Saleem, Roshina Anjum, Wajid Abdullah, Tahir Shafi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are major global health problems and are highly prevalent in Pakistan. There is limited information on prevalence of hepatitis C in patients with CKD not yet on dialysis. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of hepatitis C in hospitalized chronic kidney disease patients at a tertiary care center in Pakistan. METHODS: The study design was cross-sectional in nature. Patients between ages of 20-80 years with CKD not previously on renal replacement therapy and who were admitted to nephrology ward at a tertiary care facility were included...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363684/effect-of-spironolactone-on-the-risks-of-mortality-and-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-in-pre-dialysis-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Wei-Cheng Tseng, Jia-Sin Liu, Szu-Chun Hung, Ko-Lin Kuo, Yu-Hsin Chen, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu
BACKGROUND: Spironolactone has been shown to reduce cardiovascular death in patients with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD), but its risks and benefits in advanced CKD remain unsettled. We aimed to assess whether spironolactone reduces cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in pre-dialysis stage 5 CKD patients. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database from January 2000 to June 2009, we enrolled 27,213 pre-dialysis stage 5 CKD adult patients, in whom 1363 patients were treated with spironolactone (user) and 25,850 were not (nonuser)...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355399/comparative-analysis-of-primary-and-secondary-glomerulopathies-in-the-northeast-of-brazil-data-from-the-pernambuco-registry-of-glomerulopathies-repeg
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Denise Maria do Nascimento Costa, Lucila Maria Valente, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia, Filipe Wanick Sarinho, Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Maria Alina Gomes de Mattos Cavalcante, Camila Barbosa Lyra de Oliveira, Carolina de Andrade Jordão de Vasconcelos, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcante Sarinho
INTRODUCTION: In Brazil, glomerulopathies are the third leading cause of chronic renal disease, accounting for 11% of dialysis patients. Studies on the prevalence of this disease in Northeastern Brazil are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to describe the findings of biopsies and to conduct a comparative analysis on the clinical laboratory presentation of primary glomerulopathies (PG) and secondary glomerulopathies (SG). METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at two public teaching hospitals in the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348103/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-colonization-in-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-single-center-study-in-hong-kong
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Ching Shan Yeung, Chi Yuen Cheung, Yiu Han Chan, Wai-Leung Chak
♦ Background: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonization is common among patients with chronic kidney disease. However, data concerning VRE colonization among patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) is lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the risk factors and various clinical outcomes for VRE colonization among PD patients. ♦ Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of 166 PD patients who were hospitalized between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014. They were screened for VRE colonization status during a major VRE outbreak in Hong Kong in 2013 and were then categorized into 2groups: VRE-positive and VRE-negative...
March 27, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339647/detection-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-ribonucleic-acid-in-the-peritoneal-effluent-of-renal-failure-patients-on-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
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Kwazi C Z Ndlovu, Wilbert Sibanda, Alain Assounga
Background.: We evaluated the shedding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 particles into continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) effluents of HIV-positive patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Methods.: A total of 58 HIV-positive patients with ESRD on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) who had Tenckhoff catheters inserted between September 2012 and February 2015 were prospectively reviewed and followed for 18 months. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) effluent samples from functioning CAPD catheters and plasma samples were obtained at three points during regular clinic visits on days 45 ± 37, 200 ± 19 and 377 ± 13 after catheter insertion...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332306/impact-of-iatrogenic-iron-overload-on-the-course-of-hepatitis-c-in-dialysis-population-a-plea-for-caution
#16
Guy Rostoker, Nosratola D Vaziri
About 2.5% of the world population, corresponding to about 177 million individuals, are infected by hepatitis C virus (HCV), a small, single-stranded RNA virus. The prevalence of HCV infection among dialysis patients in Japan, Europe, and North America during the 2012 to 2015 period was found to be 8.7% in the DOPPS study. Nosocomial HCV spread in hemodialysis facilities still occurs. Increased hepatic tissue iron has been shown to play a deleterious role in the course of hepatitis C, favor development of fibrosis and cirrhosis and possibly increase the risk of liver cancer in the general population...
March 23, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303771/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-single-center-study
#17
Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan VandeWalle
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children is scarce. We performed a single center retrospective cohort study to analyze the incidence of AKI, the male/female ratio, the underlying etiology, and age at presentation. We also aimed to assess outcome measured by mortality, duration of PICU stay, and development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Records were searched for children presenting with or developing AKI between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2015...
March 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
#18
Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296195/evaluation-of-the-infection-risk-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-using-an-atp-monitoring-assay
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Junichi Kusano, Rei Kato, Hiroto Matsuda, Yoshikazu Hara, Yoshiaki Fujii, Shinya Suzuki, Masao Sekiyama, Eiki Ando, Kentaro Sugiyama, Toshihiko Hirano
The ATP monitoring assay is a useful biomarker for risk monitoring to detect infection and rejection episodes in transplant recipients. Hemodialysis patients have a higher rate of infectious mortality. Infections in hemodialysis patients are mainly caused by venous catheters, uremia, malnutrition and inflammation. However, the risk of infection episodes has not been evaluated using a lymphocyte ATP monitoring assay in hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We measured the ATP amounts in the peripheral CD4+ cells of CKD (N = 85) and dialysis patients (N = 17) using an "Immuknow" assay kit...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281085/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-regimens-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-on-dialysis
#20
Narendra S Choudhary, Amit Kumar, Vijay Bodh, Shyam Bihari Bansal, Reetesh Sharma, Manish Jain, Sanjiv Saigal, Neeraj Saraf
INTRODUCTION: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have poor treatment tolerance and outcome to interferon-based regimens. Sofosbuvir-based regimens have improved treatment success in chronic hepatitis C. There is limited data in ESRD patients as sofosbuvir is excreted by the kidney. Several small studies have shown good results. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients of ESRD (on dialysis) and chronic hepatitis C were treated with sofosbuvir-based regimens as they were prospective kidney transplantation recipients, at a tertiary care center in north India...
March 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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