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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26301235/rituximab-therapy-for-primary-glomerulonephritis-report-on-two-cases
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Fabrizio Fabrizi, Donata Cresseri, Giovanni B Fogazzi, Gabriella Moroni, Patrizia Passerini, Paul Martin, Piergiorgio Messa
The evidence in the medical literature on the efficacy and safety of rituximab therapy for primary glomerulonephritis is limited and controversial. We describe two male Caucasian patients with rapidly progressive kidney failure due to primary proliferative glomerulonephritis. Both of them received high-dose intravenous corticosteroids and oral cyclophosphamide with limited benefit. The first patient (hepatitis C virus-negative mixed cryoglobulinemia) underwent plasma-exchange with intravenous immunoglobulins; he showed significant benefit on kidney function (he became dialysis independent with serum creatinine going back to 1...
August 16, 2015: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25842555/acute-renal-failure-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Farah Gul Khan, Ejaz Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To study the causes and outcome of Acute renal failure (ARF) in diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at nephrology unit of SIUT Karachi, Pakistan from November 2012 to May 2013. All adult patients with known underlying diabetes presenting with suspected ARF were included in the study. The treatment options were conservative and dialysis. Renal biopsy was performed in selected patients. All patients were followed for a period of six weeks for outcome of renal failure i...
February 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25539411/innate-immunity-and-genetic-determinants-of-urinary-tract-infection-susceptibility
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REVIEW
Gabriela Godaly, Ines Ambite, Catharina Svanborg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, dangerous and interesting. Susceptible individuals experience multiple, often clustered episodes, and in a subset of patients, infections progress to acute pyelonephritis (APN), sometimes accompanied by uro-sepsis. Others develop asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU). Here, we review the molecular basis for these differences, with the intention to distinguish exaggerated host responses that drive disease from attenuated responses that favour protection and to highlight the genetic basis for these extremes, based on knock-out mice and clinical studies...
February 2015: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24868895/-in-the-search-for-effective-and-safe-dose-of-amikacin-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Małgorzata Gomółka, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Aleksandra Rymarz, Dorota Brodowska-Kania, Ivana Dubchak, Wiesław Piechota, Dariusz Jurkiewicz, Stanisław Niemczyk
UNLABELLED: The aim of the study was to asses safe and effective amikacin (AMK) doses in patients with different stages of chronic kidney disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 25 patients, among them was 12 (48%) men and 13 (52%) women, aged 73.1 +/- 11.9 (38-89) years. AMK was applied in intravenous infusion during 10 days. The dosage was dependent on the stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients in stage 3A CKD (GFR 59--40 ml/min/1.73 m2) received 7...
April 2014: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24826374/association-of-inflammatory-and-endothelial-cell-activation-biomarkers-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-sepsis
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T Clark Powell, Stephen L Powell, Bryant K Allen, Russell L Griffin, David G Warnock, Henry E Wang
OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sequela of sepsis associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We sought to determine if individuals with elevated baseline levels of inflammation and endothelial cell activation are at increased risk for future AKI after sepsis. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of individuals developing sepsis in the national 30,239 subject REGARDS cohort. Biomarkers measured at the beginning of an 8-year observation period included high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), E-selectin, inter-cellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), and urinary Albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)...
2014: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24750403/problems-associated-with-hemodialysis-and-travel
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Richard W Corbett, Virginia Prout, Deborah Haynes, Claire Edwards, Andrew H Frankel
BACKGROUND: While there is a recognized risk of hepatitis C acquisition associated with dialysis away from the "home" center, there is little documented data on the effect that dialysis while traveling has on the dialysis patient's health. This study was designed to examine the incidence of travel within a hemodialysis population and to ascertain whether travel was associated with morbidity for patients on hemodialysis. METHODS: Travel data were collected prospectively over a 6-month period, from April 2009, for all patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis across our dialysis centers...
July 2014: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24291619/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-southern-taiwan
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Wei-Hung Lin, Chin-Chung Tseng, An-Bang Wu, Deng-Chi Yang, Shian-Wen Cheng, Ming-Cheng Wang, Jiunn-Jong Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE(S): Gram-negative peritonitis is a frequent and serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). No previous reports have focused on Klebsiella pneumoniae infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the host and bacterial factors associated with K. pneumoniae PD-related peritonitis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied K. pneumoniae PD-peritonitis cases treated at a university hospital in southern Taiwan during 1990-2011, and analyzed the clinical features and outcomes and bacterial characteristics of serotypes, hypermucoviscosity (HV), and virulence-associated genes such as wabG, uge, and rmpA in K...
June 2015: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24274944/-emergency-nephrectomies-retrospective-monocentric-study-about-eight-cases
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M Secco, X Tillou, A Desmonts, C Orczyk, S Le Gal, H Bensadoun, A Doerfler
OBJECTIVE: Emergency nephrectomies are rare because of the improvement of the management of urinary tract infections and the development of radio-embolization. Few series of patients have been reported. The objective of our study is to assess the indication, the morbi-mortality and the outcome of the emergency nephrectomy performed in our hospital. PATIENTS: Between January 2011 and November 2012, eight patients underwent an emergency nephrectomy at the University Hospital Center of Caen...
December 2013: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24216440/update-on-new-medicinal-applications-of-gentamicin-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Changhua Chen, Yumin Chen, Pinpin Wu, Baoyuan Chen
Gentamicin (GM) was discovered in 1963 and was introduced into parenteral usage in 1971. Since then, GM has been widely used in medicinal applications. The Food and Drug Administration of the United States approved the routine prescription of GM to treat the following infectious disorders: infection due to Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Citrobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae spp., Pseudomonas spp.; Staphylococcus infectious disease; bacterial meningitis; bacterial sepsis of newborns; bacterial septicemia; infection of the eye, bone, skin and/or subcutaneous tissue; infective endocarditis; peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis due to Pseudomonas and other gram-negative organisms; peritonitis due to gastrointestinal tract infections; respiratory tract infections; and urinary tract infectious disease...
February 2014: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23892085/severe-renal-tubulopathy-in-a-newborn-due-to-bcs1l-gene-mutation-effects-of-different-treatment-modalities-on-the-clinical-course
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Fatih Ezgu, Sara Senaca, Mehmet Gunduz, Leyla Tumer, Alev Hasanoglu, Ulku Tiras, Rukiye Unsal, Sevcan A Bakkaloglu
Very early onset Toni-Debré-Fanconi Syndrome, a disorder of proximal renal tubules of the kidney which results in the increased urinary excretion of glucose, amino acids, uric acid, phosphate and bicarbonate, could be the manifestation of various inborn errors. Defects of oxidative phosphorylation are a heterogeneous group of disorders with various clinical presentations. Recently, patients with early liver failure, renal tubulopathy and encephalopathy due to the mutations in the BCS1L gene coding for a structural protein in mitochondrial complex III have been described...
October 10, 2013: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23635922/outcomes-of-thrombolytic-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-dialysis-dependent-patients-in-the-united-states
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Nauman Tariq, Malik M Adil, Fahad Saeed, Saqib A Chaudhry, Adnan I Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of dialysis-dependent renal failure patients who had ischemic stroke and were treated with intravenous (IV) thrombolytics in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed the data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2009) for all thrombolytic-treated patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke with or without dialysis dependence. Patients were identified using the International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
November 2013: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23120818/-effect-of-pretransplant-dialysis-modality-on-incidence-of-early-posttransplant-infections-in-kidney-recipients
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Ivan Neretljak, Karlo Mihovilović, Ivana Kovacević-Vojtusek, Zeljko Vidas, Franjo Jurenec, Mladen Knotek
INTRODUCTION: Infection is one of the main causes of patient death and graft failure early after kidney transplantation. Effect of pretransplant dialysis modality on incidence of infections after kidney transplantation still remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of pre-transplant dialysis modality on incidence urinary tract infections (UTI) and sepsis in early posttransplant period in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control retrospective study a cohort of 72 kidney, kidney- pancreas or kidney-liver transplant recipients was included...
October 2011: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22974343/closure-of-defunctioning-loop-ileostomy-is-associated-with-considerable-morbidity
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A Sharma, A-P Deeb, A S Rickles, J C Iannuzzi, J R T Monson, F J Fleming
AIM: An elective defunctioning ileostomy is commonly employed to attenuate the morbidity that may arise from distal anastomotic leakage. The magnitude of risk associated with subsequent ileostomy closure is difficult to estimate as many of the data arise from small series. This study looked at the rate of complications and predictive factors in a large series of patients. METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for patients who had an elective closure of ileostomy between 2005 and 2010...
April 2013: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21436163/severe-sepsis-and-its-impact-on-outcome-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-patients-admitted-in-intensive-care-unit
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Prashant Nasa, Deven Juneja, Omender Singh, Rohit Dang, Vikas Arora
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients comprise an increasing proportion of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. Advanced age and multiple comorbidities compromise their immunity and hence they may be more prone to succumbing to severe infection and have poorer outcome. We undertook this study to review impact of severe sepsis on mortality in the elderly patients. METHODS: All patients admitted to a medical ICU of a tertiary care institute with severe sepsis or septic shock were prospectively included...
May 2012: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21291114/characteristics-complications-and-outcome-of-patients-treated-with-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-at-the-peritoneal-dialysis-unit-university-hospital-of-the-west-indies
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C O Lawal, A K Soyibo, A Frankson, E N Barton
OBJECTIVE: To characterize and evaluate complications and outcomes of the patients treated with automated peritoneal dialysis (PD) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica. METHOD: Retrospective data were collected from peritoneal dialysis patients' case files retrieved from the medical records department of UHWI. Demographic data (age, gender address, marital status), year of dialysis commencement, cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD), haemoglobin, serum electrolytes, serology, blood pressure readings, medications used, blood transfusion and erythropoietin use were collated...
June 2010: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21267824/-early-infections-in-children-following-renal-transplantation
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Tahar Gargah, Aymen Labessi, Mondher Ounissi, Amine Derouiche, Zarrouk Chokri, Monique Trabelsi, Taeb Ben Abdallah, Mohamed Chebil, Mohamed R Lakhoua
BACKGROUND: Infections following renal transplantation in children are a major cause of severe morbidity and mortality. Surgery is complex and performed in a subject whose immunological mechanisms are impaired by end stage renal failure and immunosuppressive drugs. AIM: To evaluate the incidence and the risk factors of early infectious following renal transplantation in children. METHODS: Infectious complications were retrospectively monitored in 37 children receiving renal transplantation at our center from 1992 to 2008...
January 2011: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21067023/aetiology-maternal-and-foetal-outcome-in-60-cases-of-obstetrical-acute-renal-failure
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Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Amer Azhar, Nisar Anwar, Aminullah, Najm-ud-Din, Raj Wali
BACKGROUND: Acute renal failure is a serious complication in pregnancy. Not only does it result in significant maternal morbidity and mortality but also results in significant number of foetal loss. Although incidence of obstetrical acute renal failure has decreased in developed countries but still it is one of the major health problem of developing nations. The objective of this study was to study aetiology, maternal and foetal outcome in obstetrical acute renal failure. METHODS: This study was conducted at Department of Nephrology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from August 2006 to December 2007...
October 2009: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20201324/-urinary-system-as-a-primary-source-of-bloodstream-infection
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Anna Budzyńska, Agnieszka Kaczmarek, Eugenia Gospodarek
The aim of this study was the determinantion of the appearance of urosepsis in patients in the Department of Nephrology Hypertension and internal Diseases, Dialysis Unit, Department of General, Oncologic and Pediatric Urology and Department of Transplantology and Surgery of University Hospital nr 1 of dr. A. Jurasza in Bydgoszcz. In the period of 2006-2008, total 233 isolates were obtained from positive blood culture and 28.8% of these was also related to urinary tract infection. The majority of cases of urosepsis was observed in urologic and transplantologic wards...
2009: Medycyna Doświadczalna i Mikrobiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19715828/renal-allografts-from-donors-older-than-70-years-are-useful-for-single-transplantation
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E Gavela, L M Pallardó, A Avila, A Sancho, S Beltrán, J Kanter, J F Crespo
Kidney transplantation has been related in elderly recipients to a greater longevity compared with dialysis. Due to the scarcity of donors, transplantation of older patients depends on the acceptance of older donors. We compared the characteristics and evolution of transplants from donors >or=70 years (n = 53) with those from donors >55-<70 years (n = 201). Group D >or=70 included older recipients (65.37 +/- 4.9 vs 55.92 +/- 9.66 years; P = .000) and more women (62.3% vs 45.3%; P = .02), with more peripheral arterial disease (10...
July 2009: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18986783/role-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-in-human-disease
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A Piette, G Verschraegen
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are normal inhabitants of human skin and mucous membranes. They have long been dismissed as culture contaminants, but now the potentially important role of CNS as pathogens and their increasing incidence has been recognized. Approximately 55-75% of nosocomial isolates is methicillin resistant. CNS were the first organisms in which glycopeptide resistance was recognized. In the immunocompetent host, CNS endocarditis and urinary tract infections with Staphylococcus saprophyticus are the most common CNS infections...
February 16, 2009: Veterinary Microbiology
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