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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785307/a-review-of-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-hemodialysis-fistula
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REVIEW
Ioannis Bountouris, Georgia Kritikou, Nikolaos Degermetzoglou, Konstantinos Ioannis Avgerinos
The number of patients in dialysis increases every year. In this review, we will evaluate the role of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) according to patency of arteriovenous fistula and grafts. The main indication of PΤΑ is stenosis > 50% or obstruction of the vascular lumen of an arteriovenous fistula and graft. It is usually performed under local anesthesia. The infection rate is as low as the number of complications. Fistula can be used in dialysis in the same day without the need for a central venous catheter...
2018: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775233/dialysis-modality-and-mortality-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Chenchen Zhou, Yaodong Gu, Changlin Mei, Bing Dai, Yi Wang, Cheng Xue
INTRODUCTION: Identifying the appropriate modality between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an unresolved issue in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients. This study aims to illustrate whether the mortality and survival are different among individuals receiving HD comparing PD. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure about cohort studies involving PKD patients with end stage renal disease and comparing HD with PD...
May 18, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771269/upper-gastrointestinal-alterations-in-kidney-transplant-candidates
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João Pedro Homse Netto, João Pedro Sant'Anna Pinheiro, Mariana Lopes Ferrari, Mirella Tizziani Soares, Rogério Augusto Gomes Silveira, Mariana Espiga Maioli, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of gastrointestinal disorders among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high, despite the lack of a good correlation between endoscopic findings and symptoms. Many services thus perform upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy on kidney transplant candidates. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the alterations seen on the upper endoscopies of 96 kidney-transplant candidates seen from 2014 to 2015. METHODS: Ninety-six CKD patients underwent upper endoscopic examination as part of the preparation to receive kidney grafts...
May 14, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767390/safety-and-efficacy-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-for-choledocholithiasis-in-long-term-dialysis-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Sung Bum Kim, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous studies evaluating the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis reported an increased risk of post-procedural bleeding. We investigated the safety and efficacy of ERCP for the treatment of choledocholithiasis in patients with ESRD undergoing long-term dialysis. METHODS: A total of 3466 patients who underwent ERCP due to choledocholithiasis between January 2000 and Feb 2018 were reviewed and analyzed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762761/burden-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hiv-patients-under-deoxycholate-amphotericin-b-therapy-for-cryptococcal-meningitis-and-cost-minimization-analysis-of-amphotericin-b-lipid-complex
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Felipe Francisco Tuon, Khaiany Lino Florencio, Jaime L Rocha
Deoxycholate amphotericin B (d-AMB) has a higher rate of acute kidney injury (AKI) in comparison of lipid formulations. However, lipid amphotericin B has high costs in developing countries. The aim of this study is to assemble a model of cost-minimization of amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) in patients with cryptococcal meningitis. This is a retrospective study done in a cohort of patients with cryptococcal meningitis to study the economic impact of its use in developing countries. Cost analysis were based on direct cost of different antifungal therapies, chronic dialysis after discharge, and survival of patients based on a retrospective cohort of 102 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus with confirmed diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis...
May 14, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750929/hyponatremia-predicts-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-undergoing-heart-surgery
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Linda Shavit, Ofer Merin, Tal Grenader, Ehud Jacobson, Chani Waldenberg, Daniel Bitran, Daniel Fink, Shuli Silberman
BACKGROUND: Preoperative hyponatremia adversely impacts outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery. However, in patients with chronic kidney disease, the association of sodium levels on postoperative events has never been evaluated. We investigated the impact of preoperative hyponatremia on outcomes after cardiac surgery in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. Primary endpoints were operative mortality and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Secondary endpoints were major infection and long-term survival...
May 8, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746497/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-caused-by-pseudomonas-species-insight-from-a-post-millennial-case-series
#7
Wanhong Lu, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Kai Ming Chow, Wing-Fai Pang, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li, Cheuk Chun Szeto
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas peritonitis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the clinical course of Pseudomonas peritonitis following the adoption of international guidelines remains unclear. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical course and treatment response of 153 consecutive episodes of PD peritonitis caused by Pseudomonas species from 2001 to 2015. RESULTS: Pseudomonas peritonitis accounted for 8.3% of all peritonitis episodes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744794/evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-vancomycin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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So Jin Park, Na Ri Lim, Hyo Jung Park, Jae Wook Yang, Min-Ji Kim, Kyunga Kim, Yong Won In, Young Mee Lee
Background Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic of choice for the treatment of serious infections caused by multi-resistant Gram-positive bacteria. However, vancomycin-associated nephrotoxicity (VAN) often limits its use. Previous data suggested a few risk factors of VAN, including higher mean vancomycin trough level, higher daily doses, old age, long duration of vancomycin therapy, and concomitant nephrotoxins. Objective To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of VAN and determine whether higher vancomycin trough concentrations were associated with a greater risk for VAN...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742283/vaccination-practices-in-dialysis-patients-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Georges Kosmadakis, Julie Albaret, Enrique Da Costa Correia, Frederic Somda, Didier Aguilera
In a period of turmoil concerning vaccination practices, there is a serious conflict between scientifically reasonable, evidence-based guidelines and the far-fetched rumors or misconceptions concerning the vaccination practices in the general population. When a significant portion of the medical and paramedical personnel may be deliberately unvaccinated against common biological agents, achieving effective vaccination rates in the dialysis population may be complicated. Vaccination rates are unacceptably low in dialysis patients and seroconversion rates are even lower; further, serological follow-up is generally poor...
May 9, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735820/-fusarium-the-versatile-pathogen
#10
REVIEW
Ananya Tupaki-Sreepurna, Anupma Jyoti Kindo
Fusarium is an emerging human opportunistic pathogen of growing importance, especially among immunosuppressed haematology patients due to an increased incidence of disseminated infections over the past two decades. This trend is expected only to continue due to the advances in medical and surgical technologies that will prolong the lives of the severely ill, making these patients susceptible to rare opportunistic infections. Production of mycotoxins, enzymes such as proteases, angio-invasive property and an intrinsically resistant nature, makes this genus very difficult to treat...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730948/piperacillin-population-pharmacokinetics-in-critically-ill-adults-during-sustained-low-efficiency-dialysis
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Salmaan Kanji, Jason A Roberts, Jiao Xie, Abdulaziz Alobaid, Sheryl Zelenitsky, Swapnil Hiremath, Guijun Zhang, Irene Watpool, Rebecca Porteous, Rakesh Patel
BACKGROUND: Sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED), is increasingly being used in intensive care units (ICUs) but studies informing drug dosing for such patients is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To describe the population pharmacokinetics (PKs) of piperacillin/tazobactam in critically ill adults receiving SLED and to provide dosing recommendations. METHODS: This prospective population PK study was conducted in adult ICU patients prescribed piperacillin/tazobactam while receiving SLED; 321 blood samples were obtained from 34 participants during and between approximately 50 SLED treatments for quantification of piperacillin and tazobactam concentrations in plasma...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724988/total-gastric-necrosis-due-to-mucormycosis-a-rare-case-of-gastric-perforation
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Salah Termos, Feras Othman, Mohammad Alali, Bader M S Al Bader, Talal Alkhadher, Wael Fathi Hassanaiah, Ali Taqi, Abhijit Sapkal
BACKGROUND Spontaneous gastric perforation is usually a complication of peptic ulcer disease, or a postoperative complication resulting from gastric torsion. Mucormycosis (or zygomycosis) is an uncommon opportunistic fungal infection that is usually seen in immunocompromised patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This report is of a rare case of spontaneous gastric perforation due to mucormycosis infection. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a past medical history of heroin abuse, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease treated by dialysis, presented to the emergency department with cellulitis of the arms...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724122/a-meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-diabetic-patients-and-avf-failure-in-dialysis
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Yan Yan, Dan Ye, Liu Yang, Wen Ye, Dandan Zhan, Li Zhang, Jun Xiao, Yan Zeng, Qinkai Chen
PURPOSE: The most preferable vascular access for patients with end-stage renal failure needing hemodialysis is native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) on account of its access longevity, patient morbidity, hospitalization costs, lower risks of infection and fewer incidence of thrombotic complications. Meanwhile, according to National Kidney Foundation (NKF)̸Dialysis Out-comes Quality Initiative (DOQI) guidelines, AVF is more used than before. However, a significant percentage of AVF fails to support dialysis therapy due to lack of adequate maturity...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723675/retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-large-renal-angiomyolipoma-our-technique-and-experience-a-case-series-of-41-patients
#14
Xin Liu, Xin Ma, Qiming Liu, Qingbo Huang, Xintao Li, Baojun Wang, Hongzhao Li, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a 'kidney priority' strategy in treating large renal angiomyolipoma (RAML) with retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephron sparing surgery (RLNSS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2017, 41 patients with large RAML underwent RLNSS. Distinguished from the standard practice, the kidney was preferentially mobilized and separated from the RAML. Subsequently, it was reconstructed. Finally, the RAML was resected from the perinephric fat. The perioperative variables, surgical technique and complications were reviewed...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723531/transplant-outcomes-for-congenital-heart-disease-patients-bridged-with-a-ventricular-assist-device
#15
Roosevelt Bryant, Raheel Rizwan, Chet R Villa, Farhan Zafar, Dennis Wells, Clifford Chin, Angela Lorts, David L Morales
BACKGROUND: Ventricular assist device (VAD) use as a bridge-to-transplant (BTT) for children with end-stage heart failure and congenital heart disease (CHD), although challenging, has increased but its impact on post-transplant outcome is unknown. This study describes post-transplant outcomes of CHD patients BTT with a VAD. METHODS: All heart transplants identified in UNOS database from 2006-2015 (N=21,865) were divided into four groups based on the diagnosis of CHD and VAD support at transplant: +CHD/+VAD, +CHD/-VAD, +VAD/-CHD and -VAD/-CHD...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718748/an-update-on-the-toxicological-considerations-for-protease-inhibitors-used-for-hepatitis-c-infection
#16
Lung-Yi Mak, Wai-Kay Seto, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (PIs) are important components of many direct acting antiviral regimens. Many clinical trials and real-world studies have described the safety data for individual PIs. We aimed to review the safety of both the first and second generation PIs in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Areas covered: The unique pharmacokinetic properties of PIs partly explain their toxicities. Second generation PIs, when used without interferon and ribavirin, are well-tolerated. Use of PIs in renal impaired patients or those on dialysis appears to be safe...
May 2, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705559/open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-after-prior-endovascular-therapy
#17
Paula R Keschenau, Shirley Ketting, Barend Mees, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Alexander Gombert, Geert Willem H Schurink, Drosos Kotelis, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to present current results of open thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic repair as secondary procedure after prior endovascular therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross border single centre study. From 2006 to July 2017 45 open thoracic aortic (TAA) or thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) operations were performed on 44 patients (median age 58 [15-80] years) as secondary surgery after previous endovascular therapy comprising TEVAR (n = 38; 86%), EVAR (n = 3; 7%), fenestrated EVAR (n = 1; 2%) and TEVAR plus EVAR (n = 1; 2%)...
April 25, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694728/rationale-for-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-who-are-not-kidney-transplant-candidates
#18
REVIEW
Laith Al-Rabadi, Terry Box, Girish Singhania, Catreena Al-Marji, Adhish Agarwal, Isaac Hall, Craig E Gordon, Huy Tran
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common problem in patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality and lower quality of life. The major causes of HCV-associated mortality are liver and cardiovascular-related death. HCV-infected HD patients have a higher prevalence of inflammation-related metabolic and vascular diseases, leading to high rates of cardiovascular mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In the current era of highly effective direct-acting antiviral regimens, HCV treatment may also confer hepatic, cardiovascular and other morbidity and mortality benefits even to dialysis-dependent patients who do not qualify for kidney transplantation...
April 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694722/transplantation-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-kidneys-into-hepatitis-c-virus-uninfected-recipients
#19
REVIEW
Meghan E Sise, Donald F Chute, Jenna L Gustafson, David Wojciechowski, Nahel Elias, Raymond T Chung, Winfred W Williams
Long wait times for kidney transplant and the high risk of mortality on dialysis have prompted investigation into strategies to increase organ allocation and decrease discard rates of potentially viable kidneys. Organs from hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody positive donors are often rejected; nearly 500 HCV-infected kidneys are discarded annually in the United States. Due the opioid epidemic, the number of HCV-infected donors has increased because of a rise in both new HCV infections and drug-related deaths...
April 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686909/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-due-to-lactobacillus-paracasei-in-cirrhosis
#20
Emily Harding-Theobald, Bharat Maraj
Lactobacillus species colonize the human gastrointestinal tract and are rarely pathogenic. We present a case involving a cirrhotic patient who presented with sepsis and was found to have peritoneal cultures demonstrating Lactobacillus as the sole pathogen concerning for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Treatment was achieved with high-dose penicillin and clindamycin but the patient developed hepatorenal syndrome and died from acute renal failure. Intra-abdominal Lactobacillus infections are typically seen in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis or who have recently had bowel perforation...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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