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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932575/pediatric-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Christian Benden
Pediatric lung transplantation has been undertaken since the 1980s, and it is today considered an accepted therapy option in carefully selected children with end-stage pulmonary diseases, providing carefully selected children a net survival benefit and improved health-related quality of life. Nowadays, >100 pediatric lung transplants are done worldwide every year. Here, specific pediatric aspects of lung transplantation are reviewed such as the surgical challenge, effects of immunosuppression on the developing pediatric immune system, and typical infections of childhood, as it is vital to comprehend that children undergoing lung transplants present a real challenge as children are not 'just small adults'...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928587/unexpected-complication-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-hiccup
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Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Persistent hiccup is uncommon, and the mechanism is poorly understood. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient referred to the Algology department due to chronic back pain who developed what we believe a rare case of persistent hiccup secondary to caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI). The causes of hiccup are many and include electrolyte derangement, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and instrumentation, cardiovascular disorders, renal impairment, central nervous system disorders, and drugs; however, the cause may be unknown...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926329/postoperative-haematocrit-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Ana Martins Lopes, Diana Silva, Gabriela Sousa, Joana Silva, Alice Santos, Fernando José Abelha
INTRODUCTION: Haematocrit has been studied as an outcome predictor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between low haematocrit at surgical intensive care unit admission and high disease scoring system score and early outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 4398 patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit between January 2006 and July 2013. Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation and simplified acute physiology score II values were calculated and all variables entered as parameters were evaluated independently...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924461/do-the-benefits-of-transplant-tourism-amongst-nigerian-patients-outweigh-the-risks-a-single-center-experience
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C O Amira, B T Bello
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) is the term used to describe travel outside one's country of abode for the sole purpose of obtaining organ transplantation services. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of kidney transplant tourists who were followed up in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients who underwent kidney transplantation outside the country and were followed up in our institution from 2007 to 2015...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917068/group-a-streptococcal-bacteraemia-experience-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Fawzyh J Al-Khadidi, Mohammed A AlSheheri, Tariq S AlFawaz, Mushira A Enani, Abdulaziz A AlAqeel, Dayel A AlShahrani
To identify clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and the outcome in patients with Group A Streptococcal bacteremia. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 33 pediatric and adult patients with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia, admitted at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2015. Results: Thirty-three patient records, documenting bacteremia with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, were reviewed. Approximately 51.5% were pediatric and 48.5% were adult patients, with a male to female ratio of 2:1...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913939/elderly-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-allows-worthwhile-outcomes-the-japan-academic-consortium-of-kidney-transplantation-study
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Masayoshi Okumi, Kohei Unagami, Yoichi Kakuta, Atsuhiko Ochi, Toshio Takagi, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
OBJECTIVE: To compare transplant outcomes among elderly (aged ≥60 years) and non-elderly recipients, and to evaluate the acceptability of elderly living donor kidney transplantation in practice after consideration of living donor type. METHODS: We included 830 adult patients with living donor kidney transplantation between 2000 and 2011 in this retrospective cohort study. We compared death-censored graft survival, patient survival, biopsy-proven rejection, complications, and renal function in elderly (n = 119) and non-elderly recipients (n = 278)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910791/inflammation-and-protein-energy-wasting-in-the-uremic-milieu
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Magdalena Jankowska, Gabriela Cobo, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Inflammation is normally a protective and physiological response to harmful stimuli, but typically becomes an uncontrolled, maladaptive, and persistent process in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Through a deleterious cascade of poorly controlled reactions mediated by biologically active molecules (also called middle molecular weight uremia retention solutes), inflammation associates with a range of complications including cardiovascular disease and protein-energy wasting (PEW). Persistent inflammation, which is central to the conceptual etiological models of PEW and the malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis syndrome, induces and reignites processes leading to PEW in a number of ways including stimulation of both direct and indirect mechanisms of muscle proteolysis...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910789/end-stage-renal-disease-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Lu Dai, Edyta Golembiewska, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Despite marked improvements in renal replacement therapy during the last 30 years, the age-adjusted mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still unacceptably high and comparable to that of many malignancies. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. However, traditional risk factors can only partially explain the high premature cardiovascular burden in this population. Nontraditional risk factors, including persistent low-grade inflammation, are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, and other causes of CVD and may also contribute to protein-energy wasting and other complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904872/treatment-of-renal-anemia-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Patrick Biggar, Gheun-Ho Kim
Anemia, complicating the course of chronic kidney disease, is a significant parameter, whether interpreted as subjective impairment or an objective prognostic marker. Renal anemia is predominantly due to relative erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency. EPO inhibits apoptosis of erythrocyte precursors. Studies using EPO substitution have shown that increasing hemoglobin (Hb) levels up to 10-11 g/dL is associated with clinical improvement. However, it has not been unequivocally proven that further intensification of erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) therapy actually leads to a comprehensive benefit for the patient, especially as ESAs are potentially associated with increased cerebro-cardiovascular events...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899568/long-term-survival-after-acute-kidney-injury-following-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Hamid Jalalzadeh, Reza Indrakusuma, Liffert Vogt, Sytse C van Beek, Anco C Vahl, Willem Wisselink, Mark J W Koelemay, Ron Balm
OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). Severe AKI is associated with high morbidity and mortality in the short term. The objective of this study was to determine the association between AKI after RAAA repair and long-term survival. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing RAAA repair in three hospitals between 2004 and 2011. Outcomes were long-term survival after RAAA repair, incidence of postoperative AKI, and chronic dialysis rates...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893233/clinical-characteristics-of-adrenal-crisis-in-adult-population-with-and-without-predisposing-chronic-adrenal-insufficiency-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Masahiro Iwasaku, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Kimihiko Kimachi, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Adrenal crisis (AC) occurs in various clinical conditions but previous epidemiological studies in AC are limited to chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of AC patients, including predisposing diseases and to describe candidate risk factors for AC such as comorbidities and glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a claims database on 7.4 million patients from 145 acute care hospitals between January 1, 2003 and April 30, 2014...
September 11, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892998/role-of-multi-detector-ct-mdct-in-evaluation-of-bowel-diseases
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Mohamad Tufail Sheikh, Mohd Tafazul Sheikh, Masrat Jan, Hayat A Khan, Guru P Vashisht, Mohd L Wani
INTRODUCTION: Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) has revealed excellent results in various systems of the body. Its role in abdominal imaging for solid viscera has been proved beyond doubt. It is an emerging non invasive tool for evaluation of bowel diseases. AIM: To see the efficacy of MDCT in evaluation of various bowel diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Delhi, India...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892958/correlation-of-serum-prolactin-level-to-child-pugh-scoring-system-in-cirrhosis-of-liver
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Chaitanya H Balakrishnan, H Rajeev
INTRODUCTION: With the growing incidence of liver cirrhosis among Asians, the use of a biomarker such as prolactin, indicates the severity of the disease, its complications and serves as a tool for early intervention. AIM: To compare the efficacy of serum prolactin to the Child Pugh scoring system in cirrhosis of the liver and establish that serum prolactin is an early marker for complications of cirrhosis of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a comparative study on 60 patients admitted to the Department of General Medicine, KIMS from June 2014 to November 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891746/impact-of-sex-on-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-related-causes-of-premature-mortality-in-the-united-states
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Titilola Falasinnu, Yashaar Chaichian, Julia F Simard
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is a source of significantly decreased life expectancy in the United States. This study investigated causes of deaths among males and females with SLE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the national death certificate database of ∼2.7 million death records in the United States, 2014. SLE was defined using Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases codes: M32...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885079/a-review-of-renal-disease-in-children-with-hiv-infection
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Ankur Kumar Jindal, Karalanglin Tiewsoh, Rakesh Kumar Pilania
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. HIV-infected individuals are now surviving for a relatively longer period and this is because of easy accessibility to antiretroviral therapy these days. As a result, chronic disease-related complications are now being recognized more often. Kidney disease in HIV-infected children can vary from glomerular to tubular-interstitial involvement. We searched the database to identify various kidney diseases seen in HIV-infected children...
September 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884132/renal-function-improvement-by-telbivudine-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Wei-Chen Lee, Tsung-Han Wu, Yu-Chao Wang, Chih-Hsien Cheng, Chen-Fang Lee, Ting-Jung Wu, Hong-Shiue Chou, Kun-Ming Chan, Ching-Song Lee
Chronic renal failure is a frequent complication in liver transplantation. Telbivudine, anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) nucleoside, can improve renal function. It is interesting if using telbivudine for prophylaxis of HBV recurrence has additional value on renal function improvement. 120 liver transplant recipients with lamivudine prophylaxis for HBV recurrence were 1 : 1 randomized into lamivudine-continuous (n = 60) and telbivudine-replacement (n = 60) groups. Fifty-eight patients in lamivudine-continuous group and 54 in telbivudine-replacement group completed the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884036/severe-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-a-child-with-caroli-syndrome
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W De Jesus-Rojas, K McBeth, A Yadav, J M Stark, R A Mosquera, C Jon
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a potential complication of chronic liver disease and is more commonly seen in the adult population. Caroli Syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by intrahepatic ductal dilation and liver fibrosis that leads to portal hypertension. In children with liver disease, HPS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of prolonged, otherwise unexplained, hypoxemia. The presence of HPS can improve patient priority on the liver transplantation wait list, despite their Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882930/renal-scar-formation-and-kidney-function-following-antibiotic-treated-murine-pyelonephritis
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Patrick D Olson, Lisa K McLellan, Alice Liu, Kelleigh L Briden, Kristin M Tiemann, Allyssa L Daugherty, Keith A Hruska, David A Hunstad
We present a new preclinical model to study treatment, resolution, and sequelae of severe ascending pyelonephritis. Urinary tract infection (UTI), primarily caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), is a common disease in children. Severe pyelonephritis is the primary cause of acquired renal scarring in childhood, which may eventually lead to hypertension and chronic kidney disease in a small but important fraction of patients. Preclinical modeling of UTI utilizes almost exclusively females, which (in most mouse strains) exhibit inherent resistance to severe ascending kidney infection; consequently, no existing preclinical model has assessed the consequences of recovery from pyelonephritis following antibiotic treatment...
September 7, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882647/acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-high-levels-of-glucose-modulates-tight-junction-associated-epithelial-barrier-function-in-a-renal-tubular-cell-line
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B M Mongelli-Sabino, L P Canuto, C B Collares-Buzato
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a complication of diabetes and the mechanisms underlying onset and progression of this disease are not fully understood. It has been shown that hyperglycemia is an independent factor to predict the development of DN in individuals with T2DM, however, a link between high plasma glucose levels and renal tubular injuries in DN remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of high levels of glucose (i...
September 4, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876706/-acute-kidney-injury-in-2017-management-in-a-secondary-care-hospital-an-example-of-interdisciplinary-collaboration
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Guido Marco Caronni, Hadrien Komaromi, Alexandre Guillermin, Mélissa Schneider, Zina Fumeaux
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and can lead to serious complications. It is classified according to the degree of renal function impairment and classically divided into three categories: pre-renal, intrinsic and post-renal. Identification of risk factors and wise use of additional tests are crucial to the diagnosis, as there are numerous causes of AKI. Identification and specific treatment of the underlying mechanism are essential, all while protecting the kidney. Resorting to a nephrologist is systematic when there are red flags...
September 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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