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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801959/outcomes-of-patients-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-native-and-transplanted-kidneys-treated-with-eculizumab-a-pooled-post-hoc-analysis
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Christophe M Legendre, Josep M Campistol, Thorsten Feldkamp, Giuseppe Remuzzi, John F Kincaid, Åsa Lommelé, Jimmy Wang, Laurent E Weekers, Neil S Sheerin
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) often leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney transplantation; graft loss rates are high due to disease recurrence. A post hoc analysis of four prospective clinical trials in aHUS was performed to evaluate eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, in patients with native or transplanted kidneys. The trials included 26-week treatment and extension periods. Dialysis, transplant, and graft loss were evaluated. Study endpoints included complete thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) response, TMA event-free status, hematologic and renal parameters, and adverse events...
August 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800839/outcomes-of-intervention-for-cephalic-arch-stenosis-in-brachiocephalic-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Mark G Davies, Taylor D Hicks, George M Haidar, Hosam F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: Development of recalcitrant stenotic lesions of the cephalic arch is a significant cause of dysfunction of brachiocephalic access arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). Endovascular and surgical therapy can be used to treat cephalic arch stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of endovascular and surgical interventions for cephalic arch stenosis. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients during a 16-year period with a compromised but not occluded brachiocephalic AVF due to cephalic arch stenosis was undertaken...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795380/peritoneal-dialysis-associated-catheter-infection-caused-by-mycobacterium-abscessus-in-an-elderly-patient-who-was-successfully-treated-with-catheter-removal
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Arata Hibi, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Keisuke Kamiya, Chiharu Ito, Satoru Kominato, Ken Mizuguchi, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
An 89-year-old Japanese man on peritoneal dialysis (PD) was suspected of having a PD-associated catheter infection. He visited the hospital because of the discharge of pus from the exit site of his catheter. Gram staining of the pus showed Gram-positive bacilli, but these were acid-fast bacilli. The rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium abscessus, was isolated. PD catheter removal and debridement were immediately performed. The patient received combination antibiotic therapy. His clinical course was good, but he required hemodialysis due to the discontinuation of PD...
August 9, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795012/chronic-kidney-disease-and-sports-participation-by-children-and-adolescents
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Vimal Master Sankar Raj, Dilip R Patel, Lakshmi Ramachandran
Individuals suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) deal with major morbidity and mortality including poor exercise tolerance. A variety of factors including anemia, poor muscle mass, cardiovascular changes and limited physical activity contribute to exercise intolerance. Studies suggest that early initiation of aerobic and resistance training improves the muscle function, ability to tolerate exercise and quality of life in CKD patients. A thorough medical examination and exercise testing are recommended before initiating an exercise regimen in individuals with CKD...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794295/foreign-body-reaction-to-dialysis-chatheter-and-peritoneal-fluid-eosinophilia-in-a-child-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
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Nuran Cetin, Nadide Melike Sav, Evrim Ciftci, Bilal Yildiz
Foreign body reaction is a tissue response against implanted materials. We described for the first time the eosinophilic peritonitis and foreign body giant cell reaction to dialysis catheter in a nonatopic child on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We found tenderness, redness, and swelling without purulent discharge around the peritoneal catheter; increased eosinophil count in cloudy dialysis fluid; and blood and hyperechoic granulomatous formation appearance surrounding the peritoneal catheter on ultrasonography and foreign body giant cell reaction to dialysis catheter in pathologic examination of granulomatous lesionin in our patient...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794000/the-making-dialysis-safer-for-patients-coalition-a-new-partnership-to-prevent-hemodialysis-related-infections
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Priti R Patel, Kristin Brinsley-Rainisch
The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a partnership of organizations and individual stakeholders that share the common goal to prevent bloodstream infections among patients receiving hemodialysis. Led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, this public-private partnership strives to improve adherence to evidence-based recommendations, share information and experiences, and engage patients in infection prevention efforts.
August 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793955/optimization-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-vancomycin-in-patients-with-chronic-hemodialysis%C3%A2
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Lobna Ben Mahmoud, Yosr Chaabouni, Hanen Ghozzi, Houda Feriani, Ahmed Hakim, Mahmoud Kharrat, Chakib Marrakchi, Zouheir Sahnoun, Mounir Ben Jmaa, Khaled Zeghal, Jamil Hachicha
PURPOSE: To validate a simplified vancomycin monitoring algorithm in patients on chronic hemodialysis who required intravenous vancomycin for at least 3 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, all hemodialysis patients who were admitted between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015, in our unit for suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection that required vancomycin were enrolled. All patients were categorized into two groups...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790835/subcutaneous-gentamicin-injection-around-the-cuff-in-treatment-of-resistant-exit-site-infection-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Ozerhan Ozer, Selahattin Erdem, Ali Ihsan Gunal
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: One of the most common complications of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the infection of the exit site of the peritoneal catheter. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of the subcutaneous gentamicin injection around the cuff as a part of routine treatment of the resistant exit site infection (ESI). METHODS: If the exit site remains infected after a 2-week systemic antibiotics treatment, it is defined as resistant ESI. In these cases, systemic antibiotics were discontinued and a subcutaneous 40-mg gentamicin injection was administered around the external cuff of the PD catheter every 3 days...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781873/calciphylaxis-with-extensive-arterial-calcification
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Syed Irfan Qadri, Abhilash Koratala
Calciphylaxis is a clinical syndrome of arteriolar calcification with resultant tissue necrosis, most commonly seen in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. This condition carries a high mortality rate mainly due to infection. Helpful interventions include adequate dialytic therapy, medical management of hyperparathyroidism, hyperphosphatemia, and intravenous sodium thiosulfate therapy.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768922/preoperative-assessment-of-endothelial-function-for-prediction-of-adverse-events-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Yuichi Saito, Hideki Kitahara, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular surgery is one of the highest risk procedures in the field of surgery. Preoperative assessment of endothelial function has been reported as useful for predicting postoperative adverse events (AEs). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between endothelial function assessed by reactive hyperemia index (RHI) and AEs after cardiovascular surgery.Methods and Results:A prospective observational study of 197 patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery was conducted...
August 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765186/tuberculous-pericarditis-treated-with-steroid-in-a-dialysis-patient
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Rie Aoyama, Joji Ishikawa, Kazumasa Harada, Yayoi Tukada
Mycobacterium tuberculosis has spread worldwide and its mortality rate had been very high. The prevention technology and antituberculosis (TB) chemotherapy has improved its prognosis. However, immunocompromised patients, such as those who had HIV infection, older age and on haemodialysis, are still at high risk of TB infection. TB pericarditis is a common cause of constrictive pericarditis and its mortality remains high. Early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate therapy are critical to improve mortality...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762670/radiological-tenckhoff-catheter-insertion-for-peritoneal-dialysis-a-cost-effective-approach
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James Lee, Nigel Mott, Usman Mahmood, John Clouston, Kara Summers, Pauline Nicholas, Pedro Henrique França Gois, Dwarakanathan Ranganathan
INTRODUCTION: Radiological insertion of Tenckhoff catheters can be an alternative option for peritoneal dialysis access creation, as compared to surgical catheter insertion. This study will review the outcomes and complications of radiological Tenckhoff catheter insertion in a metropolitan renal service and compare costs between surgical and radiological insertion. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively for all patients who had a Tenckhoff catheter insertion for peritoneal dialysis (PD) under radiological guidance at our hospital from May 2014 to November 2016...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762638/principles-of-treating-enlarging-pseudoaneurysm-in-a-dialysis-arteriovenous-graft
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Daniel V Patel, Tushar J Vachharajani
The arteriovenous graft (AVG) is one of the major types of permanent vascular access used to provide hemodialysis. Complications encountered with AVG use include stenosis, infection, thrombosis, and pseudoaneurysm formation. Venous outflow stenosis along with frequent needle cannulation at the same site can lead to breakdown of the graft material, resulting in pseudoaneurysm formation. In the following case, we illustrate common management principles used to treat pseudoaneurysms. While stent-grafts have been utilized for pseudoaneurysm repair, stent-graft usage is not always optimal...
August 1, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762439/antibiotic-abuse-during-endodontic-treatment-in-private-dental-centers
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Mothanna K AlRahabi, Ziad A Abuong
We evaluated antibiotic prescription practices during root canal treatments among general dentists in private dental clinics in Al-Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A self-administered, questionnaire about antibiotic used during root canal treatment was distributed to 75 randomly selected general dental practitioners working in private dental clinics in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, between March and April 2016. The questionnaires were collected one week later. To compare results of the collected data, Chi-square test was used...
August 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761770/extended-peritoneal-dialysis-and-renal-recovery-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-prolonged-aki-a-report-of-2-cases
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Donlawat Saengpanit, Pongpratch Puapatanakul, Piyaporn Towannang, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has recently been established as a treatment option for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Its efficacy in providing fluid and small solute removal has also been demonstrated in clinical trials and is equivalent to hemodialysis (HD). However, effect of RRT modality on renal recovery after AKI remains a controversy. Moreover, the setting of human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV-) infected patients with AKI requiring RRT makes the decision on RRT initiation and modality selection more complicated...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760431/predicting-clinical-outcomes-using-phase-angle-as-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
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Jung-Ho Shin, Chae Rim Kim, Ki Hyun Park, Jin Ho Hwang, Su Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Protein-energy wasting is common in patients on hemodialysis and is an independent risk factor for adverse events. The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate whether phase angle (PA), known as a nutritional marker, can predict various clinical outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are receiving hemodialysis. METHODS: Using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), PA was obtained every 6 mo, and patients were divided into two groups according to baseline PA: group A included patients with PA ≥4...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760225/renal-safety-profile-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-and-other-safety-data
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Pablo Gómez-Fernández, Diego Fernández-García
The main effect of SGLT2 inhibitors is their glycosuric action. These drugs reverse the deleterious effect of increased glucose reabsorption by the renal tubule in persons with DM2. In terms of efficacy, SGLT2 inhibitors produce a mean HbA1c reduction of 0.8%, although higher initial HbA1c levels can show a larger decrease. In addition to these glycaemic effects, this drug class also favours weight loss and blood pressure control, without increasing hypoglycaemic episodes. Due to their insulin-independent mechanism of action, SGLT2 inhibitors can be used in monotherapy, in patients with metformin intolerance, or in combination with other glucose-lowering drugs, including insulin...
November 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753077/low-dose-cyclosporine-a-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
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Marjan Sheikholeslami, Mehrzad Hajialilo, Seyed Sadreddin Rasi Hashemi, Aida Malek Mahdavi, Morteza Gojazadeh, Alireza Khabbazi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate long-term efficacy of low dose cyclosporine A (CsA) in the treatment of resistant proliferative lupus nephritis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients with biopsy proven proliferative lupus nephritis who were unresponsive to combination therapy with steroid plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) and had been treated with CsA were included. Efficacy monitoring was based on the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity index, dose of prednisolone, serum complement, anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) titration, urine analysis, proteinuria, creatinine clearance, remission of the renal disease, renal survival and involvement of other organs...
July 28, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748890/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibodies-with-negative-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Nauman Tarif, Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Omer Sabir, Rizwan Akhter, Kashif Rafique, Nabiha Rizvi
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is a potential cause of infection transmission in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis-dependant patients. It is liable to be missed since the marker for OBI, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb), is not done routinely. We carried out a study to assess the prevalence of OBI in CKD Stage II-V or requiring renal replacement therapy. It was a cross-sectional study carried out at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, from May 2104 to May 2015. A total of 188 patients were included in this study, 124 were dialysis dependent and 64 had acute or CKD Stage II-V...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741977/reduction-in-the-presence-of-cryoglobulins-over-time-in-the-hemodialysis-treatment
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Tainá Mosca, Simone Sanches Arcuri, Luiz Antônio Miorin, Andrelita de Oliveira Cristiano, Yvoty Alves Dos Santos Sens, Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte
BACKGROUND: The presence of cryoglobulins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis is well described. However, the generation of cryoglobulins during the dialysis treatment has yet to be established. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence of serum cryoglobulins over time in the dialysis treatment in patients with CKD not infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHOD: Peripheral blood samples were collected at the beginning of dialysis treatment and at 30, 60, 90 and 120 days afterwards...
November 2017: Renal Failure
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