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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903478/the-clinical-efficacy-of-balloon-assisted-maturation-of-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Syed Ali Rizvi, Fred Usoh, Anil Hingorani, Eleanor Iadgarova, Pamela Boniscavage, Justin Eisenberg, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Delayed maturation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) among patients who require hemodialysis (HD) can lead to catheter sepsis with its resultant morbidity and mortality. Some have proposed that sequential balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) may accelerate the maturation times of these accesses. On the other hand, serial balloon angioplasty of normal vein may result in stenosis and delay maturation. Although the safety of BAM has been shown, direct comparison to non-matured AVF has not been explored...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891369/the-diagnostic-value-of-urinalysis-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-fever-sepsis-or-suspected-urinary-tract-infection
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Katerina G Oikonomou, Adib Alhaddad
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic validity of urinalysis in asymptomatic Hemodialysis (HD) patients is low and there is limited data on the diagnostic value of urinalysis in HD patients with fever, sepsis, or suspected Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value of pyuria, bacteriuria, Leukocyte Esterase (LE) and nitrite positivity in symptomatic, febrile or/and septic HD patients...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846776/infective-spondylodiscitis-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-case-series
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Yueh-An Lu, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Huang-Kai Kao, Chia-Hui Lee, Shen-Yang Lee, Guan-Hsing Chen, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian
Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented with infective spondylodiscitis at a single medical center in Taiwan. There were 18 cases (mean age: 64.9 ± 10.8 years) over more than 10 years. Analysis of underlying diseases indicated that 50% of patients had diabetes, 55.6% had hypertension, 55.6% had coronary artery disease, 22.2% had congestive heart failure, 22.2% had a cerebral vascular accident, 16...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796503/spontaneous-pulmonary-hematoma-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-sepsis-treated-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Janko Vlaović, Gorazd Voga
A 72-year-old patient was admitted to the medical intensive care unit due to a right-sided, hospital-acquired pneumonia and septic shock with respiratory failure and deterioration of chronic renal failure. During hospitalization the patient required hemodynamic support with norepinephrine and dobutamine, mechanical ventilation and hemodialysis. The patient suffered a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and received dual antiplatelet therapy. After 14 days an acute intrapulmonary infiltrate of unknown origin developed, accompanied by fever and a significant increase of the C‑reactive protein (CRP) level...
October 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793122/acute-pancreatitis-associated-with-everolimus-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Francesco Fontana, Gianni Cappelli
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) following KT is a rare and often fatal complication of the early post-transplant period. Common causative factors for AP are rare after KT; anti-rejection drugs as CyA, prednisone and MMF have been implicated, although evidence is not strong and we found no reports on possible causative role for mTOR inhibitors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Caucasian man with end-stage renal disease due to idiopathic membrano-prolipherative glomerulonephritis underwent single kidney transplantation (KT) from cadaveric donor...
October 28, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756251/analysis-of-the-kinetics-of-the-parathyroid-hormone-and-of-associated-patient-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-haemodialysis-patients
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Guillaume Jean, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Eric Zaoui, Christie Lorriaux, Jean-Marc Hurot, Brice Mayor, Patrik Deleaval, Manolie Mehdi, Charles Chazot
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have recently associated a decrease in serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) level with a higher rate of mortality among hemodialysis (HD) patients. Decreases in PTH level can result from medical intervention (MPD) and surgical parathyroidectomy (PTX), or may occur spontaneously, usually associated with an underlying malnutrition-inflammation syndrome (SPD). The aim of our study was to prospectively identify the incidence of decreases in PTH level in a cohort of HD patients and the frequency distribution of the different causes (MPD, PTX and SPD), as well as to evaluate the survival outcomes for each PTH group (MPD, PTX and SPD) compared to patients who did not experience a PTH decrease over the first 36 months of the study (NPD)...
October 18, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753856/hw-01-4-cardioankle-vascular-index-cavi-in-hypertension
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Kohji Shirai
BACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new arterial stiffness index of the arterial tree from the origin of the aorta to the ankle, and was essentially derived from the stiffness parameterβtheory proposed by Hayashi. The conspicuous feature of CAVI is independency from blood pressure at the time of measurement. AIM: The purpose is to clarify the meaning of CAVI as a surrogate marker of arteriosclerosis, and also the role of CAVI in the blood pressure control system...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743808/arteriovenous-fistula-combined-with-brachial-artery-superficialization-is-effective-in-patients-with-a-high-risk-of-maturation-failure
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Masaaki Murakami, Genichi Sakaguchi, Noriko Mori
OBJECTIVE: In patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity, we created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) combined with brachial artery superficialization. With this procedure, the superficialized arteries are used as drawing routes and the AVFs as returning routes. This is a technical report about AVFs combined with brachial artery superficialization. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity who underwent AVFs with brachial artery superficialization were included in this single-center retrospective study...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738086/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-due-to-melioidosis-a-potentially-devastating-condition
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Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Lachlan J Pearson, Tanittha Chatsuwan, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nisa Thongbor, Gunticha Nuntawong, Laksamon Praderm, Pantiwa Wechagama, Surapong Narenpitak, Apinya Wechpradit, Worauma Punya, Guttiga Halue, Phetpailin Naka, Somboon Jeenapongsa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
♦ Background: Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Although a wide range of clinical manifestations from this organism are known, peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has rarely been reported. ♦ Patients and Methods: Peritoneal dialysis patients from all regions in Thailand were eligible for the study if they had peritonitis and either peritoneal fluid or effluent culture positive for B.pseudomallei Patient data obtained included baseline characteristics, laboratory investigations, treatments, and clinical outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734001/vanishing-venous-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-after-sepsis
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Soo Jin Park, Ji Ye Park, Joonho Jung, You Sun Hong, Cheol Joo Lee, Sang Hyun Lim
The dehiscence of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) is a rare, often fatal, complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We present the case of a 57-year-old man who underwent hemiarch graft interposition and CABG for a Stanford type A aortic dissection. Five months after discharge, the patient developed streptococcal sepsis caused by a hemodialysis catheter. Complete rupture of the proximal anastomoses of the saphenous veins and containment by the obliterated pericardial cavity was observed 25 months after the initial operation...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727793/serum-procalcitonin-as-a-marker-of-infection-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis-in-sepsis
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D Chaitanya Reddy, Shaikh Mohammed Aslam S
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661862/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir-viekira-pak-induced-lactic-acidosis
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Catherine L Oberg, Robert J Hiensch, Hooman D Poor
OBJECTIVE: To report a case series of three patients with hepatitis C virus infection who all presented with severe type B lactic acidosis shortly after starting treatment with ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: ICU. PATIENTS: Three patients, all who had HCV cirrhosis with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh A) and had started taking ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir within the preceding 2 weeks, presented with similar nonspecific symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, and nausea...
September 22, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648334/empedobacter-brevis-meningitis-in-a-neonate-a-very-rare-case-of-neonatal-meningitis-and-literature-review
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Deepak Sharma, Ankur Patel, Priyanka Soni, Pradeep Sharma, Basudev Gupta
Empedobacter brevis is gram-negative bacilli that belongs to Flavobacteriaceae family. It was previously known with name of Flavobacterium breve. The reservoir of these bacteria is soil, plants, water, food, hospital water sources, including incubators, sinks, faucets, tap water, hemodialysis systems, saline solutions, and other pharmaceutical solutions. We report a case of term female newborn, admitted with complaint of respiratory distress developing soon after birth and developed clinical features of sepsis at age of 92 hours of postnatal life...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643093/hw-01-4-cardioankle-vascular-index-cavi-in-hypertension
#15
Kohji Shirai
BACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new arterial stiffness index of the arterial tree from the origin of the aorta to the ankle, and was essentially derived from the stiffness parameterβtheory proposed by Hayashi. The conspicuous feature of CAVI is independency from blood pressure at the time of measurement. AIM: The purpose is to clarify the meaning of CAVI as a surrogate marker of arteriosclerosis, and also the role of CAVI in the blood pressure control system...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557072/-patient-from-gambia-with-sonographic-white-kidneys
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Eva Aebert, Maike Büttner-Herold, Frederick Pfister, Thomas Mühlbacher, Christoph Berg, Martin Müller, Michael Haap, Ferruh Artunc
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 39-year-old male refugee from Gambia is admitted to the emergency room with fever, body aches and productive cough. INVESTIGATIONS: Laboratory, ultrasound and CT investigations show a sepsis due to Staphylcoccus aureus, a renal failure with the appearance of "snow-white" kidneys on ultrasound and a previously unknown acute HIV-infection. DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND COURSE: Broad antibiotic treatment and an antiretroviral therapy (adapted to the impaired renal function) as well as hemodialysis are commenced...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546762/impact-of-early-do-not-attempt-resuscitation-orders-on-procedures-and-outcomes-of-severe-sepsis
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Neza N Sarkari, Sarah M Perman, Adit A Ginde
PURPOSE: Do-not-attempt-resuscitation (DNAR) orders are common in severe sepsis, but the impact on clinical care is not known. Our primary objective was to determine the impact of early DNAR orders on in-hospital mortality and performance of key interventional procedures among severe sepsis hospitalizations. Our secondary objective was to further investigate what patient characteristics within the sepsis DNAR population affected outcomes. METHODS: Using the 2010-2011 California State Inpatient Dataset, we analyzed hospitalizations for adults admitted through the emergency department with severe sepsis...
July 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487784/epidemiology-of-invasive-pneumococcal-infections-manifestations-incidence-and-case-fatality-rate-correlated-to-age-gender-and-risk-factors
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Erik Backhaus, Stefan Berg, Rune Andersson, Gunilla Ockborn, Petter Malmström, Mats Dahl, Salmir Nasic, Birger Trollfors
BACKGROUND: Incidence, manifestations and case-fatality rate (CFR) of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) vary with age and comorbidities. New vaccines, changing age distribution, prolonged survival among immunocompromised patients and improved sepsis management have created a need for an update of basic facts to inform vaccine recommendations. METHODS: Age, gender and comorbidities were related to manifestations and death for 2977 consecutive patients with IPD in a Swedish region with 1...
August 3, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487001/hemodiafiltration-decreases-serum-levels-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-severe-leptospirosis-a-prospective-study
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Sérgio Aparecido Cleto, Camila Eleutério Rodrigues, Ceila Maria Malaque, Jaques Sztajnbok, Antônio Carlos Seguro, Lúcia Andrade
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a health problem worldwide. Its most severe form is a classic model of sepsis, provoking acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute kidney injury (AKI), with associated mortality that remains unacceptably high. We previously demonstrated that early initiation of sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) followed by daily SLED significantly decreases mortality. However, the mode of clearance can also affect dialysis patient outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the effects of SLED with traditional (diffusive) clearance, via hemodialysis, and SLED with convective clearance, via hemodiafiltration (SLEDf), in patients with severe leptospirosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412946/beneficial-effect-of-endovascular-therapy-and-low-density-lipoprotein-apheresis-combined-treatment-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-due-to-below-knee-arterial-lesions
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Takayasu Ohtake, Yasuhiro Mochida, Junya Matsumi, Kazuki Tobita, Kunihiro Ishioka, Machiko Oka, Kyoko Maesato, Hidekazu Moriya, Sumi Hidaka, Shigeru Saito, Shuzo Kobayashi
To assess the clinical benefit of combined treatment of below-knee endovascular therapy (BK-EVT) plus low-density lipoprotein apheresis (LDLA) compared with BK-EVT monotherapy, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical outcome of hemodialysis (HD) patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated BK arterial lesions who underwent BK-EVT or BK-EVT plus short-term LDLA. Between October 2011 and September 2014, 62 HD patients underwent isolated BK-EVT monotherapy (BK-EVT group), and 25 HD patients underwent BK-EVT plus LDLA (BK-EVT + LDLA group)...
July 14, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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