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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607303/diagnostic-accuracy-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-and-fibrosis-4-scores-in-predicting-advanced-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-viral-hepatitis-experience-from-pakistan
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Rajesh Kumar Wadhva, Muhammad Manzoorul Haque, Nasir Hassan Luck, Abbas Ali Tasneem, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammad Mubarak
Objectives: The aim was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of APRI and FIB-4 in assessing the stage of liver fibrosis in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with chronic viral hepatitis and to compare the two tests with standard tru-cut liver biopsy. Material and Methods: The study was conducted at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi (SIUT) from May 2010 to May 2014. All ESRD patients, being considered as candidates for renal transplantation and in whom liver biopsy was performed were included...
March 2018: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590130/private-sector-tuberculosis-prevention-in-the-us-characteristics-associated-with-interferon-gamma-release-assay-or-tuberculin-skin-testing
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Erica L Stockbridge, Thaddeus L Miller, Erin K Carlson, Christine Ho
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether latent tuberculosis infection risk factors are associated with an increased likelihood of latent tuberculosis infection testing in the US private healthcare sector. DATA SOURCE: A national sample of medical and pharmacy claims representing services rendered January 2011 through December 2013 for 3,997,986 commercially insured individuals in the US who were 0 to 64 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: We used multivariable logistic regression models to determine whether TB/LTBI risk factors were associated with an increased likelihood of Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) or Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) testing in the private sector...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582683/incidence-risk-factors-and-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Casey Jo Humbyrd, Sunjae Bae, Lauren M Kucirka, Dorry L Segev
BACKGROUND: Dialysis-dependent patients and kidney transplant recipients may be at increased risk for Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). METHODS: We studied Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from 1999 through 2013. Patients were categorized as waitlisted for a transplant, not waitlisted, or received a transplant. We performed multivariate negative binomial regression using demographic characteristics, comorbidities, and year of study entry to estimate adjusted incidence rate ratios (aIRRs), identify ATR risk factors, and determine treatment patterns and outcomes...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582680/catheter-related-complications-and-survival-among-incident-hemodialysis-patients-in-singapore
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Hao-Yun Yap, Suh-Chien Pang, Chieh-Suai Tan, Yi-Liang Tan, Nicholette Goh, Shaam Achudan, Kian-Guan Lee, Ru-Yu Tan, Lina Hui-Lin Choong, Tze-Tec Chong
INTRODUCTION: Hemodialysis is the main modality of renal replacement therapy in Singapore. However, a majority of the patients in Singapore are initiated on hemodialysis via a catheter. This study examines the complication rates and factors predicting catheter-related bloodstream infections and mortality rates in patients who were initiated on hemodialysis at our institution. METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective analysis of incident hemodialysis patients who were initiated on renal replacement therapy between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573131/achieving-sustained-virologic-response-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-hepatitis-c-decreases-risk-of-decline-in-renal-function
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Sanjaya K Satapathy, Kiran Joglekar, Miklos Z Molnar, Bilal Ali, Humberto C Gonzalez, Jason M Vanatta, James D Eason, Satheesh P Nair
BACKGROUND: The effect of anti-viral therapy (AVT) on kidney function in liver transplant (LT) recipients has not been well described despite known association of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We compared the incidence of CKD, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 204 LT recipients with HCV based on treatment response to AVT. RESULTS: The median eGFR at baseline (3 months post-LT) was similar in the SVR (n=145) and non-SVR group (n=59) (69±21 vs...
March 23, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567355/hepatitis-b-vaccine-non-responders-possible-mechanisms-and-solutions
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Tara Vinyette Saco, Alexandra T Strauss, Dennis K Ledford
OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis B (HBV) is a viral illness that chronically infects 240 million people worldwide, leads to cirrhotic liver disease, and increases risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. The HBV vaccine has decreased HBV infection and along with human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are the only vaccines that prevent cancer. Despite the effectiveness of HBV vaccine, some populations do not develop protective responses. The risk groups for poor response include those with immunosuppression or dialysis-dependent, end-stage renal disease...
March 19, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564863/-nursing-care-experiences-of-periwound-moisture-associated-dermatitis-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
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Pei-Ying Yeh, Hsiao-Ping Chen, Jing-Yi Wu
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation is the primary surgical treatment for type I diabetes mellitus with end-stage renal disease. However, this transplant surgery has a high-risk of surgical complications, including duodenal anastomotic leakage, which may lead to pancreas transplantation failure if the leakage worsens. This case report describes a patient who suffered from duodenal anastomotic leakage after SPK transplantation. The digestive enzymes eroded the wound and skin around the wound, resulting in periwound moisture-associated dermatitis...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564060/comparison-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-regimens-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Mohammadreza Seyyed Majidi, Peyman Sanjari Pirayvatlou, Majid Rajabikashani, Mona Firoozabadi, Seyed Ali Seyed Majidi, Jamshid Vafaeimanesh
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication regimens in patients with end stage renal disease. Background: In patients undergoing hemodialysis, the pathologic changes seen in the stomach may be the result of high serum levels of gastrin, delayed gastric emptying or HP infection. Methods: Our study was a randomized clinical trial in which 120 patients with ESRD (Patients who undergo hemodialysis) confirmed HP infection, were divided to four groups having 2-week eradication regimens; Group I: LCA (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, amoxicillin 500 mg-BD), Group II: LCM (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD), Group III: LCAM (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD,amoxicillin 500 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD) and Group IV: Sequential (lansoprazole 30 mg-BDfor two weeks; first week: amoxicillin 500 mg-BD and second week: clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD)...
2018: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552930/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-and-vascular-access-strategies-to-overcome-problems
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Mariusz Kusztal, Krzysztof Nowak
For arrhythmia treatment or sudden cardiac death prevention in hemodialysis patients, there is a frequent need for placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization device). Leads from a cardiac implantable electronic device can cause central vein stenosis and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation or contribute to infective endocarditis. In patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring vascular access and cardiac implantable electronic device, the best strategy is to create an arteriovenous fistula on the contralateral upper limb for a cardiac implantable electronic device and avoidance of central vein catheter...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537127/successful-pregnancy-outcomes-following-liver-transplantation-is-predicted-by-renal-function
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Tiong Y Lim, Enoka Gonsalkorala, Mary D Cannon, Stella Gabeta, Leonie Penna, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation (LT) is a successful treatment for both acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. The number of women of reproductive age undergoing LT is increasing. Pregnancy outcomes are favourable but there is still a lack of prognostic markers. We aimed to identify factors predictive of adverse pregnancy outcomes in LT recipients. METHODS: An analysis of all pregnancies occurring in LT recipients from 1989-2016 at King's College Hospital was performed...
March 14, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507275/effect-of-angiotensin-ii-receptor-type-1-antibodies-on-kidney-allograft-function
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Shokoufeh Savaj, Seyedeh Ghazal Hosseini, Ahad J Ghods
INTRODUCTION: Non-human leukocyte antigen antibodies are an independent risk factor for acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients. Among them, angiotensin II receptor type 1 (ART1) antibodies can induce various effects, but their clinical importance in kidney transplant recipients has not been properly explained. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of ART1 antibodies on allograft function and hypertension in stable kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one kidney recipients from non- human leukocyte antigen antibodies-matched donors with stable allograft function were examined for estimated glomerular filtration rate (Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboration formula) and ART1 antibodies (measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method)...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491685/nationwide-cohort-study-suggests-that-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-decreases-dialysis-risk-in-taiwanese-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-acquiring-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Yi-Chun Chen, Chung-Yi Li, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Yen-Chun Chen
AIM: To investigate the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with and without nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) therapy. METHODS: This nationwide cohort study included 103444 Taiwanese CKD adults without hepatitis C virus infection from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 between 1997 and 2012. We identified 2916 CKD patients who acquired HBV infection and did not receive NAs (untreated cohort), and they were propensity-matched 1:4 with 11664 uninfected counterparts...
February 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480421/exit-site-and-tunnel-infections-in-children-on-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis-findings-from-the-standardizing-care-to-improve-outcomes-in-pediatric-end-stage-renal-disease-scope-collaborative
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Sarah J Swartz, Alicia Neu, Amy Skversky Mason, Troy Richardson, Jonathan Rodean, John Lawlor, Bradley Warady, Michael J G Somers
BACKGROUND: The Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative to reduce dialysis-associated infections. The frequency of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter exit site infection (ESI) and variables influencing its development and end result are unclear. We sought to determine ESI rates, to elucidate the epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes for ESI, and to assess for association between provider compliance with care bundles and ESI risk...
February 26, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462348/long-term-follow-up-of-a-combined-rituximab-and-cyclophosphamide-regimen-in-renal-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasm-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Stephen P McAdoo, Nicholas Medjeral-Thomas, Seerapani Gopaluni, Anisha Tanna, Nicholas Mansfield, Jack Galliford, Megan Griffith, Jeremy Levy, Thomas D Cairns, David Jayne, Alan D Salama, Charles D Pusey
Background: Current guidelines advise that rituximab or cyclophosphamide should be used for the treatment of organ-threatening disease in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), although few studies have examined the efficacy and safety of these agents in combination. Methods: We conducted a single-centre cohort study of 66 patients treated with a combination of oral corticosteroids, rituximab and low-dose pulsed intravenous cyclophosphamide followed by a maintenance regimen of azathioprine and tapered steroid for the treatment of biopsy-proven renal involvement in AAV...
February 14, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462169/characteristics-and-predictors-for-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-among-adult-patients-with-dengue-virus-infection-emphasizing-the-impact-of-existing-comorbid-disease-s
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Wen-Chi Huang, Ing-Kit Lee, Yi-Chun Chen, Ching-Yen Tsai, Jien-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a leading cause of death in dengue. This study aims to identify predictors for GI bleeding in adult dengue patients, emphasizing the impact of existing comorbid disease(s). METHODS: Of 1300 adults with dengue virus infection, 175 (mean age, 56.5±13.7 years) patients with GI bleeding and 1,125 (mean age, 49.2±15.6 years) without GI bleeding (controls) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 175 patients with GI bleeding, dengue hemorrhagic fever was found in 119 (68%) patients; the median duration from onset dengue illness to GI bleeding was 5 days...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456212/the-epidemiology-of-acute-peritonitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-in-qatar-an-8-year-follow-up-study
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Abdullah Hamad, Hany Ismail, Mohamed Elsayed, Ahmad Kaddourah, Hanaa Ahmed, Rania Ibrahim, Ahlam Ali, Fadwa Alali
Acute peritonitis (AP) is a common and devastating complication in end-stage renal disease patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). We are reporting an epidemiologic study of AP in Qatar over 8-year follow-up. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all PD patients in Qatar from 2007 to 2014. The analysis was conducted to report epidemiology, outcome, and associated risk factors of AP. We had 318 AP episodes in 180 patients between 2007 and 2014. Six (3.3%) patients died as a result AP. Six cases of fungal peritonitis were reported...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450214/-mycobacterium-abscessus-complex-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maroun Sfeir, Marissa Walsh, Rossana Rosa, Laura Aragon, Sze Yan Liu, Timothy Cleary, Marylee Worley, Corey Frederick, Lilian M Abbo
Background: Infections caused by Mycobacterium abscessus group strains are usually resistant to multiple antimicrobials and challenging to treat worldwide. We describe the risk factors, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients in 2 large academic medical centers in the United States. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of hospitalized adults with a positive culture for M. abscessus in Miami, Florida (January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2014). Demographics, comorbidities, the source of infection, antimicrobial susceptibilities, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427322/comparison-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-daptomycin-susceptible-and-nonsusceptible-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-infections-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Jessica D Lewis, Andrew J Barros, Costi D Sifri
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infections are common in liver transplant recipients (LTRs). Daptomycin (DAP) is an important treatment for such infections; however, DAP-nonsusceptible VRE (DNS-VRE) are increasingly frequent. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes of LTRs with infections due to DNS-VRE and DAP-susceptible VRE (DS-VRE). METHODS: A single center, retrospective review of patients who underwent liver transplantation between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/15 and developed infections due to DS-VRE or DNS-VRE post-transplant was performed...
February 10, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393567/acute-kidney-injury-but-not-sepsis-is-associated-with-higher-procedure-related-bleeding-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#19
Adelina Hung, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
BACKGROUND: Bleeding after low-risk invasive procedures can be life-threatening or can lead to further complications in decompensated cirrhosis patients. In unstratified cohorts of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis, the rate of procedure-related bleeding is low despite abnormal coagulation parameters. Our objective was to identify patients with decompensated cirrhosis at a high risk of developing procedure-related bleeding in whom the value of pre-procedure transfusions could be assessed...
February 2, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361200/improving-mortality-in-end-stage-renal-disease-due-to-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-from-1995-to-2014
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Zachary S Wallace, Yuqing Zhang, Na Lu, John H Stone, Hyon K Choi
INTRODUCTION: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) often affects the kidneys, frequently leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and infections are common causes of death in GPA and ESRD. Our objective was to examine temporal trends in the mortality of GPA-ESRD in a large nationwide cohort. METHODS: We identified ESRD due to GPA in the US Renal Data System (USRDS) between 1995 and 2014, using nephrologists' coding for the ESRD etiology...
January 23, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
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