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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733158/clinical-and-urodynamic-outcomes-in-children-with-anorectal-malformation-subtype-of-recto-bladder-neck-fistula
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A C Strine, B A VanderBrink, Z Alam, M Schulte, P H Noh, W R DeFoor, E Minevich, C A Sheldon, J S Frischer, P P Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Patients with anorectal malformations (ARMs) have a high incidence of genitourinary anomalies. Those with a recto-bladder neck fistula may represent a high-risk group, but their long-term urologic outcomes are poorly described. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and urodynamic outcomes in a large cohort of patients with an ARM subtype of recto-bladder neck fistula. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of patients who had been treated for a recto-bladder neck fistula at the present institution since 2007...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724794/apol1-variants-change-c-terminal-conformational-dynamics-and-binding-to-snare-protein-vamp8
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Sethu M Madhavan, John F O'Toole, Martha Konieczkowski, Laura Barisoni, David B Thomas, Santhi Ganesan, Leslie A Bruggeman, Matthias Buck, John R Sedor
APOL1 variants in African populations mediate resistance to trypanosomal infection but increase risk for kidney diseases through unknown mechanisms. APOL1 is expressed in glomerular podocytes and does not vary with underlying kidney disease diagnoses or APOL1 genotypes, suggesting that the kidney disease-associated variants dysregulate its function rather than its localization or abundance. Structural homology searches identified vesicle-associated membrane protein 8 (VAMP8) as an APOL1 protein interactor. VAMP8 colocalizes with APOL1 in the podocyte, and the APOL1:VAMP8 interaction was confirmed biochemically and with surface plasmon resonance...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724310/non-guideline-recommended-prescribing-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-implications-for-the-future-and-reducing-over-usage
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Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare
Drs Godman and Fadare review the paper by Mares-Garcia and colleagues in Spain regarding the extent of non-guideline recommended prescribing (NGRP) of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in ambulatory care. NGRP of PPIs is an increasing public health concern given the implications of overuse of PPIs on infection rates, osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease as well as increasing polypharmacy rates. Costs are less of an issue especially where there are low prices for generic PPIs; the main focus is on improving the quality of PPI prescribing...
July 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724049/hepatitis-b-status-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Maia Nogueira Crown Guimarães, Tila Facincani, Sigrid De Sousa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic dialysis present a high prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection. Despite infection-control practices, surveillance of serological markers, and hepatitis B vaccination, there are still outbreaks of the disease in dialysis centers. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the serologic and vaccination status for hepatitis B in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study assessed serologic markers and hepatitis B vaccination status of chronic kidney disease patients on regular dialysis program in São Carlos, SP, Brazil...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723471/urinary-tract-infections-in-immunocompromised-patients-with-diabetes-chronic-kidney-disease-and-kidney-transplant
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Zafer Tandogdu, Tommaso Cai, Bela Koves, Florian Wagenlehner, Truls Erik Bjerklund-Johansen
CONTEXT: This paper provides a brief overview of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in immunocompromised patients from the perspective of a practicing urologist. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to provide an update on UTIs in immunocompromised patients. Diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease, and kidney transplant (KT) are the most common clinical cases encountered by urologists. Diagnosis, management, and future research needs are summarised. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We conducted a nonsystematic review of the literature...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720296/urinary-heat-shock-protein-72-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs
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Yaron Bruchim, Yochai Avital, Michal Horowitz, Michal Mazaki-Tovi, Itamar Aroch, Gilad Segev
Early recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI) is important, as therapy is potentially more efficacious if instituted early in the course of disease. Urinary heat shock protein-72 to urinary creatinine ratio (uHSP72/uCr) was assessed as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in AKI in dogs. Fifty-three dogs were enrolled in five groups: healthy controls (n=11), urinary tract infection (n=10), chronic kidney disease (CKD; n=11), AKI (n=13), and acute decompensating CKD (n=8). Urinary heat shock protein-72 to urinary creatinine ratio was highest in the AKI group (P<0...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708211/direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-virus-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Fabrizio Fabrizi, Francesca M Donato, Piergiorgio Messa
The frequency of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains high in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and plays a detrimental role in mortality in this population. According to the latest survey, the adjusted hazard ratio for HCV-positive versus HCV-negative patients on long-term dialysis was 1.12 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.20) and 1.10 (95% CI, 0.98 to 1.22) for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively. An impairment on quality of life has also been documented in HCV-infected patients undergoing regular dialysis...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704129/electromagnetic-information-transfer-through-aqueous-system
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Alberto Foletti, Mario Ledda, Maria Grazia Lolli, Settimio Grimaldi, Antonella Lisi
Several beneficial effects of the electromagnetic information transfer through aqueous system (EMITTAS) procedure have previously been reported in vitro. The clinical potential of this procedure has also started to be evaluated. Information flow in biological systems can be investigated through chemical and molecular approaches or by a biophysical approach focused on endogenous electrodynamic activities. Electromagnetic signals are endogenously generated at different levels of the biological organization and, likely, play an active role in synchronizing internal cell function or local/systemic adaptive response...
July 13, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703924/chronic-kidney-disease-in-australian-hiv-infected-patients-analysis-of-the-australian-hiv-observational-database
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Jason Cheung, Rainer Puhr, Kathy Petoumenos, David A Cooper, Ian Woolley, Manoji Gunathilake, Nigel Raymond, Rick Varma, Catherine C O'Connor, David M Gracey
AIM: To examine data from the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD) to, firstly, describe the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and rate of loss of renal function in HIV-infected individuals living in Australia, and then to examine the risk factors contributing to CKD in this population. METHODS: AHOD patients over 18 years of age were eligible if they had at least two serum creatinine measurements from 1 April 2008 until 31 March 2016 and an initial estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) greater than 60 mL/min/1...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688141/incidence-predictive-factors-and-impacts-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhotic-patients-hospitalized-for-cellulitis
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Ana Garcia Garcia de Paredes, Luis Tellez, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Gandia, Javier Martinez, Enrique Rodriguez De Santiago, Lara Aguilera Castro, Francisco Gea, Agustín Albillos
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cellulitis is a common infection in patients with cirrhosis but its impact on progression of liver disease has been hardly addressed. This study examines the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), predictive factors, and its impacts on mortalilty in cirrhotic patients hospitalized for cellulitis. METHODS: Retrospective data from cirrhotic patients hospitalized for cellulitis over the period January 2006 to September 2015 were analyzed. AKI was defined according to revised criteria of the International Club of Ascites...
July 8, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685422/chronic-diseases-as-barriers-to-oxygen-delivery-a-unifying-hypothesis-of-tissue-reoxygenation-therapy
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G A Perdrizet
Modern medical practice has resulted in the accumulation of a growing number of incurable chronic diseases, many of which are inflammatory in nature. Inflammation establishes a hypoxic microenvironment within tissues, a condition of inflammatory hypoxia (IH). Tissues thus affected become severely compromised, are unable to elicit adaptive responses and eventually develop fibrosis and fixed microvascular deficits. Previous work has demonstrated that tissue hypoxia exits even within the simple human model of self-resolving inflammation, the tuberculin reaction...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684923/bilateral-herpes-zoster-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Tetsu Akimoto, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by the reactivation of a latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection within the cranial or dorsal root ganglia. The cutaneous lesions of HZ are typically limited to a single dermatome, while non-contiguous HZ involving two or more dermatomes is a very rare clinical entity. In this report, we describe a case of HZ involving the left and right side of the abdomen corresponding to the T11 dermatome in a 63-year-old man on chronic peritoneal dialysis. The characteristic cutaneous manifestation encouraged us to ascribe the disease to HZ duplex bilateralis, and the patient was given a single dose of oral valacyclovir and achieved a favorable outcome...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678812/augmented-renal-clearance-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-enterobacteriaceae-bloodstream-infections-treated-with-appropriate-empiric-antimicrobials
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Jason P Burnham, Scott T Micek, Marin H Kollef
The main objective of the study was to assess whether augmented renal clearance was a risk factor for mortality in a cohort of patients with Enterobacteriaceae sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock that all received appropriate antimicrobial therapy within 12 hours. Using a retrospective cohort from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,250-bed teaching hospital, we collected data on individuals with Enterobacteriaceae sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock who received appropriate initial antimicrobial therapy between June 2009 and December 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676037/challenges-and-outcomes-of-haemodialysis-among-patients-presenting-with-kidney-diseases-in-dodoma-tanzania
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Alfred J Meremo, David P Ngilangwa, Masumbuko Y Mwashambwa, Matobogolo B Masalu, Janet Kapinga, Rehema Tagalile, Issa Sabi
BACKGROUND: Kidney Diseases contribute a significant proportion to the global burden of non-communicable diseases. Haemodialysis services as the main modality of renal replacement therapy in most resource limited countries is only available in few cities and at higher costs. The aim of this study was to determine the challenges and outcomes of patients who were on haemodialysis at the University of Dodoma (UDOM) haemodialysis unit in Tanzania. METHODS: In this retrospective study; we reviewed haemodialysis registers and charts of 116 patients dialyzed from January 2013 to June 2015 at The UDOM haemodialysis unit...
July 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675267/-antimicrobials-some-practical-considerations
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Nadine Ngatchou, Véronique Masserey-Bonvin, Niels Gobin, Luc Barberini
Antibiotics are frequently prescribed in hospitalized and in outpatients. We review four important aspects for their daily prescription. In elderly patients, the prescription should take into account changes in the volume of distribution and the usual decline in renal function even in the absence of chronic kidney disease. Particular antibiotics can trigger infection with Clostridium difficile. We discuss actual and novel strategies for its prevention. Renal toxicity of antibiotics includes acute tubular necrosis, interstitial nephritis and crystals obstructing renal tubule, depending on the class of antibiotics...
September 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674560/-management-of-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-with-anemia-case-study-conducted-in-the-department-of-nephrology-and-hemodialysis-at-the-university-hospital-point-g-in-mali
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Alhadji Ahmadou Tounkara, Abdoul Mahama Sériba Coulibaly, Nouhoun Coulibaly, Békaye Traoré, Mahamane Kalil Maïga
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is a frequent complication of Chronic Kidney Disease CKD commonly found in chronic haemodialysis patients. Patients management is mainly based on erythropoietin administration and iron supplementation. This study aimed to evaluate the management of chronic hemodialysis patients with anemia in the Department of Nephrology and Hemodialysis at the University Hospital Point G in Mali. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study from 1 to 31 August 2016...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672282/increasing-incidence-of-multiply-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-united-states-a-cohort-study
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Gene K Ma, Colleen M Brensinger, Qufei Wu, James D Lewis
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the most common health care-associated infection, often recurs. Fecal microbiota transplantation is increasingly used to treat multiply recurrent CDI (mrCDI). Objective: To determine whether the incidence of mrCDI is increasing in proportion to CDI and to identify risk factors for mrCDI. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: United States. Participants: 38 911 718 commercially insured patients in the OptumInsight Clinformatics Database, of whom 45 341 developed CDI...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668686/impact-of-early-versus-deferred-antiretroviral-therapy-on-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-hiv-positive-individuals-in-the-start-trial
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Amit C Achhra, Amanda Mocroft, Michael Ross, Lene Ryom-Nielson, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Elzbieta Bakowska, Waldo Belloso, Amanda Clarke, Hansjakob Furrer, Gregory M Lucas, Matti Ristola, Mohammed Rassool, Jonathan Ross, Charurut Somboonwit, Shweta Sharma, Christina Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Both untreated HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been associated with worsening kidney function. The impact of earlier ART initiation on kidney function has not been studied. METHODS: The START trial was a randomized comparison of immediate versus deferred ART initiation among HIV+ persons with CD4+ counts >500 cells/mm(3). Serum creatinine and urine dipstick protein were measured at baseline, months 1, 4, 8, 12, and annually thereafter...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668679/novel-application-of-published-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-s-aureus-in-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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Kimberly C Claeys, Evan J Zasowski, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Donald P Levine, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
MRSA ABSSSIs are associated with a significant clinical and economic burden, however rapid identification of MRSA remains a challenge. This study aimed to use a novel method of predictive modeling to determine those at highest risk of MRSA ABSSSIs. Risk factors for MRSA were derived from a combination of previously published literature and multivariable logistic regression of individual patient data (IPD) using the "adaptation method." A risk-scoring tool was derived from weight-proportional integer-adjusted coefficients of the predictive model...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667347/clinical-analysis-of-diabetic-combined-pulmonary-mucormycosis
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Yu-Hong Li, Peng Sun, Jian-Chao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To improve the understanding of diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The clinical data of twelve patients diagnosed as diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis were analyzed by the clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease. Patients from January 1999 to June 2015 in our hospital had poor blood glucose control and varying degrees of diabetic chronic complications with an on average of diabetes 8...
June 30, 2017: Mycopathologia
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