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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792174/perspectives-on-clinical-use-of-bioimpedance-in-hemodialysis-focus-group-interviews-with-renal-care-professionals
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Jenny Stenberg, Catrin Henriksson, Magnus Lindberg, Hans Furuland
BACKGROUND: Inadequate volume control may be a main contributor to poor survival and high mortality in hemodialysis patients. Bioimpedance measurement has the potential to improve fluid management, but several dialysis centers lack an agreed fluid management policy, and the method has not yet been implemented. Our aim was to identify renal care professionals' perceived barriers and facilitators for use of bioimpedance in clinical practice. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected through four focus group interviews with 24 renal care professionals: dieticians, nephrologists and nurses, recruited voluntarily from a nation-wide selection of hemodialysis centers, having access to a bioimpedance-device...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786184/-protein-carbamylation-what-it-is-and-why-it-concerns-nephrologists
#2
Emanuele De Simone, Lucia Di Micco, Gaetano La Manna, Biagio Di Iorio
Spontaneous urea dissociation in water solution is a prominent source of protein carbamylation in our body. Protein carbamylation is a well-known phenomenon since early seventies. Some years ago, much interest in the diagnostic power of carbamylated protein arouse. Recently the target of the researches focused on its potential cardiovascular pathogenicity. Some authors claimed that this could be a reason for higher cardiovascular mortality in uremic patients. Nutritional therapy, amino acids supplementation and intensive dialysis regimen are some of the therapeutic tools tested to lower the carbamylation burst in this population...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786181/-new-scenarios-in-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-etelcalcetide-position-paper-of-nephrologists-form-lombardy
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Antonio Bellasi, Mario Cozzolino, Fabio Malberti, Giovanni Cancarini, Ciro Esposito, Augusto Genderini, Carlo Maria Guastoni, Patrizia Ondei, Giuseppe Pontoriero, Ugo Teatini, Giuseppe Vezzoli, Piergiorgio Messa, Francesco Locatelli
Bone mineral abnormalities (defined as Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral Bone Disorder; CKD-MBD) are prevalent and associated with a substantial risk burden and poor prognosis in CKD population. Several lines of evidence support the notion that a large proportion of patients receiving maintenance dialysis experience a suboptimal biochemical control of CKD-MBD. Although no study has ever demonstrated conclusively that CKD-MBD control is associated with improved survival, an expanding therapeutic armamentarium is available to correct bone mineral abnormalities...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786179/-update-2017-of-the-kdigo-guidelines-on-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-ckd-mbd-what-are-the-real-changes
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Marzia Pasquali, Antonio Bellasi, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Carlo Massimetti, Maria Cristina Mereu, Luigi Morrone, Vincenzo Panuccio
Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis and therapy of the alterations that characterize the CKD-MBD are an important support in the clinical practice of the nephrologist. Compared to the KDIGO guidelines published in 2009, the 2017 update made changes on some topics on which there was previously no strong evidence both in terms of diagnosis and therapy. The recommendations include the diagnosis of bone anomalies in CKD-MBD and the treatment of mineral metabolism abnormalities with particular regard to hyperphosphataemia, calcium levels, secondary hyperparathyroidism and anti-resorptive therapies...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783931/short-term-sequelae-of-preeclampsia-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli, Michael Jan Dickenmann
BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence of persistent symptoms in the first year after preeclampsia are limited. Furthermore, possible risk factors for these sequelae are poorly defined. We investigated kidney function, blood pressure, proteinuria and urine sediment in women with preeclampsia 6 months after delivery with secondary analysis for possible associated clinical characteristics. METHODS: From January 2007 to July 2014 all women with preeclampsia and 6-months follow up at the University Hospital Basel were analyzed...
May 21, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779924/management-of-nocturnal-enuresis-in-taiwan-consensus-statements-of-the-taiwan-enuresis-expert-committee
#6
REVIEW
Ta-Min Wang, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang, Jeng-Daw Tsai, Mei-Ching Yu, Yee-Hsuan Chiou, Kuo-Liang Chen, Hong-Lin Cheng, Jesun Lin, Hsiao-Wen Chen, Hann-Chorng Kuo, Shyh-Chyan Chen
Nocturnal enuresis causes significant psychological distress to affected children and their family and requires appropriate management. A 12-member expert committee of pediatric urologists and pediatric nephrologists in Taiwan with extensive experience in treating enuresis was established to develop consensus statements and a recommended treatment algorithm for the management of patients with nocturnal enuresis in Taiwan after careful consideration of current evidence, existing guidelines, and expert opinion as well as local practice and culture...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771702/pathogenesis-of-cerebral-edema-in-patients-with-acute-renal-and-liver-failure-and-the-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-management
#7
Tamim Hamdi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe and complex illness and one of the most daunting conditions managed in the ICU. Because the renal care is intertwined with multiple disciplines, the aim of this review is to examine the multifactorial pathogenesis of cerebral edema in ALF, covering basic established facts as well as recent advances in our understanding of this condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Acetaminophen remains the most common cause of ALF in the United States and many European countries...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#8
Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748925/attitudes-and-practices-of-chinese-physicians-regarding-chronic-kidney-disease-and-acute-kidney-injury-management-a-questionnaire-based-cross-sectional-survey-in-secondary-and-tertiary-hospitals
#9
Yanhua Wu, Yuanhan Chen, Shixin Chen, Yani He, Huaban Liang, Wei Dong, Xinling Liang
OBJECTIVE: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey reported the attitudes and practices of Chinese doctors regarding chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI) management. METHODS: An online questionnaire consisting of general information, awareness of CKD and AKI, education status, renal laboratory items, and clinical practices between February 20, 2017 and August 15, 2017. RESULTS: Among the 1289 respondents from secondary and tertiary hospitals in 30 provinces, 718 (55...
May 10, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744074/peculiarities-and-management-challenges-of-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-incidentally-discovered-in-pregnancy
#10
Rotimi A David, Boluwatife Idowu, Cathlyn Akindiose, Adeyinka Laoye, John A Aluko, Adeleye D Omisore, Emmanuel Alajiki, Akinwumi O Komolafe, Abdulkadir A Salako, Uchenna Onwudiegwu
Our aim is that urologists, gynecologists, nephrologists, and general practitioners will be reminded that diagnosis of renal malignancies sometimes require a high index of suspicion as they may remain asymptomatic in advanced stages; even as they can also rarely co-exist with and cause peculiar challenges in pregnancy.
May 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744004/gadolinium-induced-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis
#11
Anita H Shah, Juan Jose Olivero
The column in this issue is supplied by Anita H. Shah, M.D., and Juan Jose Olivero, M.D. Dr. Shah obtained her medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and is currently an internal medicine resident at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Olivero is a nephrologist at Houston Methodist Hospital and a member of the hospital's Nephrology Fellowship Training Program. He obtained his medical degree from the University of San Carlos School of Medicine in Guatemala, Central America, and completed his residency and nephrology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas...
July 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742502/sulfotanshinone-iia-sodium-ameliorates-glucose-peritoneal-dialysis-solution-induced-human-peritoneal-mesothelial-cell-injury-via-suppression-of-ask1-p38-mediated-oxidative-stress
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Yao Zhou, Weiming He, Wei Sun, Zhanwei Zhou, Minjie Sun, Ping Xia, Wei Li, Min Zheng, Lu Zhang, Jie Ni, Kun Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Long-term use of high-glucose peritoneal dialysis solution (PDS) induces peritoneal mesothelial cell (PMC) injury, peritoneal dysfunction, and peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure in patients with end-stage renal disease. How to preserve PMCs in PD is a major challenge for nephrologists worldwide. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the efficacy and mechanisms of sulfotanshinone IIA sodium (Tan IIa) in ameliorating high-glucose PDS-induced human PMC injury. METHODS: The human PMC line HMrSV5 was incubated with 4...
May 4, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738040/nephrologists-between-power-and-vulnerability-in-times-of-technology
#13
José Miguel Viscarra Obregón, Marcio Fabri Dos Anjos
The doctor-patient relationship is often discussed from the perspective of patient vulnerability. Little attention is given to the vulnerability of nephrologists in their professional practice, a reality often affected by profound cultural transformation arising from technological development. Nephrology is based on research and procedure instrumentalization, both permeated with technology. In addition, the relationship between nephrologists and institutions is governed by market rules. Recent data showed a shortage of new nephrologists and the need to improve the technical training of new professionals, foster the establishment of interventional nephrology, and attract more graduating physicians to this medical specialty...
May 3, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738034/evaluation-of-prevalence-biochemical-profile-and-drugs-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-in-11-dialysis-centers
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Rodrigo Reis Abrita, Beatriz Dos Santos Pereira, Neimar da Silva Fernandes, Renata Abrita, Rosalia Maria Nunes Henriques Huaira, Marcus Gomes Bastos, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis and treatment of mineral and bone disorder of chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD) is a challenge for nephrologists and health managers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, biochemical profile, and drugs associated with CKD-MBD. METHODS: Cross-sectional study between July and November 2013, with 1134 patients on dialysis. Sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory data were compared between groups based on levels of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) (< 150, 150-300, 301-600, 601-1000, and > 1001 pg/mL)...
May 7, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734149/recent-advances-in-treatment-strategies-for-lupus-nephritis
#15
Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Tomo Takabe, Takahito Moriyama, Kosaku Nitta
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs and tissues. Lupus nephritis (LN) is a serious complication of SLE, which occurs at a high rate. Conventional treatment strategies of LN have been widely accepted by two concepts such as induction therapy and maintenance therapy. In LN induction therapy until recently, cyclophosphamide in combination with prednisone (PSL) has been the standard method of treatment for proliferative forms of LN. In the latest review, the combination of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is also considered a standard treatment option...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729178/-primary-renal-amyloidosis-feautures-of-disease-course-and-the-possibilities-of-in-time-diagnosis-clinical-case-report
#16
Ivan P Katerenchuk, Lidia A Tkachenko, Tetiana Yarmola, Oleksandr I Katerenchuk
The article presents a clinical case of primary renal amyloidosis that was diagnosed in female patient. Typically, the spectrum of clinical signs of primary amyloidosis is wide: from moderate symptoms in some patients having localized amyloidosis, to life-threatening conditions that require rapid diagnosis determination and aggressive treatment. Finding a diagnosis of primary renal amyloidosis is enough difficult as for family doctors as for well-skilled nephrologists. In some cases, the primary renal amyloidosis starts with atypical symptoms, and so, only doctor's sufficient clinical experience combined with the in-time usage of highly informative diagnostic methods (morphological and immunological evaluation of the renal biopsy), allows to make an in-time diagnosis of the disease and to prescribe specific therapy that can slow down the disease progression and delay the time of severe complications development...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728318/non-vitamin-k-dependent-oral-anticoagulants-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ckd-pragmatic-considerations-for-the-clinician
#17
Gautam R Shroff, Rachel Stoecker, Allyson Hart
Management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a complex conundrum because of higher risks for both thromboembolic and bleeding complications compared to the general population. This makes it particularly important for clinicians to carefully weigh the risks versus benefits of anticoagulation therapy to determine the individualized net clinical benefit for every patient. During the past few years, 4 non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulant (NOAC) agents have supplemented warfarin in the therapeutic armamentarium for the prevention of systemic thromboembolism in nonvalvular AF...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722062/patient-to-patient-peer-mentor-support-in-dialysis-improving-the-patient-experience
#18
REVIEW
Paul N Bennett, Jennifer St Clair Russell, Jug Atwal, Lashone Brown, Brigitte Schiller
Greater focus on patient-reported outcome measures for dialysis patients and an increased patient engagement focus has highlighted a lack of formal patient-generated strategies. Patient-to-patient peer mentoring is one approach that may improve the outcomes for people receiving dialysis. This review aims to synthesize quantitative and qualitative studies investigating dialysis-associated patient-to-patient peer mentor support among adults with chronic kidney disease and end stage kidney disease. Research studies describe the benefits of peer mentor programs in dialysis to include: improved goal setting, decision-making and increased self-management...
May 2, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719337/the-impact-of-stone-composition-on-renal-function
#19
Anmar Nassir, Hesham Saada, Taghreed Alnajjar, Jomanah Nasser, Waed Jameel, Soha Elmorsy, Hattan Badr
Background: Nephrolithiasis is a common condition that has various classifications according to stone composition. Stone formation can affect renal function; it can be a strong risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The main objective of this study is to explore the association between creatinine clearance and different stone compositions. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between 2005 and 2014...
April 2018: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716510/an-authoritative-reference-for-trainees-and-experienced-paediatric-nephrologists
#20
Steven J McTaggart
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May 7, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
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