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Sophie De Seigneux, Belen Ponte, Karine Hadaya, Yassine Bouatou, Patrick Saudan
New antidiabetic drugs which slow effectively the course of diabetic nephropathy are now available. There is no benefit of prophylactic hydratation to prevent contrast nephropathy in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease. In elderly hemodialysis patients, hemodiafiltration seems better tolerated than conventional hemodialysis, although there is a similar dialysis-induced myocardial stress with both methods. Role of de novo donor-specific antibodies is better characterized, which may subsequently lead to new treatments of graft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331502/contrast-induced-nephropathy-an-entity-to-bear-in-mind-and-to-prevent-a-nephrological-perspective
#2
Rui Alves
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January 10, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285427/physician-perceptions-of-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-target-blood-pressure-achievement-rate
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Ran-Hui Cha, Hajeong Lee, Jung Pyo Lee, Young Rim Song, Sung Gyun Kim, Yon Su Kim
Background: Blood pressure (BP) control is the most-established method for the prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. However, the ideal BP target for CKD patients is still under debate. Methods: We performed a survey of regular registered members of the Korean Society of Nephrology to determine physician perceptions of BP control in patients with CKD. In addition, we evaluated the target BP achievement rate using data from the APrODiTe-2 study...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232664/vaccination-practices-in-pediatric-dialysis-patients-across-europe-a-european-pediatric-dialysis-working-group-and-european-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-dialysis-working-group-study
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Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yesim Özdemir Atikel, Fabio Paglialonga, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Varvara Askiti, Enrico Vidal, Gema Ariceta, Engin Melek, Enrico Verrina, Nikoleta Printza, Karel Vondrak, Aleksandra Zurowska, Ilona Zagozdzon, Mesiha Ekim, Elif Nursel Özmert, Stephanie Dufek, Augustina Jankauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Eszter Lévai, Johan Vande Walle, Nur Canpolat, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Guenter Klaus, Christoph Aufricht, Rukshana Shroff, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Data on the immunization practices in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are scarce. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current vaccination practices for children on dialysis across European pediatric nephrology centers. METHODS: A total of 18 tertiary pediatric nephrology centers from 12 European countries were included in the study. The data on universal national immunization programs and immunization practices for children with chronic disease or risk were recorded from European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization...
December 12, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225809/venous-air-embolism-related-to-the-use-of-central-catheters-revisited-with-emphasis-on-dialysis-catheters
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REVIEW
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Hau C Kwaan, Todd S Ing
Venous air embolism is a dreaded condition particularly relevant to the field of nephrology. In the face of a favourable, air-to-blood pressure gradient and an abnormal communication between the atmosphere and the veins, air entrance into the circulation is common and can bring about venous air embolism. These air emboli can migrate to different areas through three major routes: pulmonary circulation, paradoxical embolism and retrograde ascension to the cerebral venous system. The frequent undesirable outcome of this disease entity, despite timely and aggressive treatment, signifies the importance of understanding the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and of the implementation of various preventive measures...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216816/acute-kidney-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-investigations-management-and-prevention
#6
Mohamed B Abdelraheem
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition, encountered in everyday paediatric clinical practice. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children both inside and outside intensive care units. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and progression to chronic kidney disease. The burden of AKI is particularly high in low- and middle-income countries where rural areas and smaller cities in the countryside predominate. Most of these areas suffer from poverty, poor sanitation, water quality and hygiene, lack of education and poor access to health care...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212624/clinical-indices-can-standardize-and-monitor-pediatric-care-a-novel-mechanism-to-improve-quality-and-safety
#7
Wallace Crandall, J Terrance Davis, Jennifer Dotson, Charles Elmaraghy, Mike Fetzer, Don Hayes, Edwin Horwitz, Amy Kogon, Randal Olshefski, Hiren Patel, Richard J Brilli
OBJECTIVE: The Cancer Care Index (CCI), a single metric that sums the number of undesirable patient events in a given time frame (either preventable harm events or missed opportunities to provide optimal care), resulted in a 42% improvement in performance. Our objective was to test the index concept in other service lines to determine whether similar performance improvement occurred. STUDY DESIGN: Care indices were developed and introduced in 3 additional service lines: Nephrology (Chronic Kidney Disease Care Index; CKDCI), Pulmonology (Lung Transplantation Care Index; LTCI), and Otolaryngology (Tracheostomy Care Index; TCI)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176310/urinary-disorders-and-marfan-syndrome-a-series-of-4-cases
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Claire Hentzen, Nicolas Turmel, Camille Chesnel, Frederique Le Breton, Samer Sheikh Ismael, Gérard Amarenco
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease responsible for causing cardiovascular, eye and musculoskeletal damages. Urinary disorders are not common. We present 4 cases of chronic urinary tract symptoms, with 2 different pathophysiological processes. Three patients presented with spinal cord infarct following aortic dissection surgery. They were affected by an overactive bladder with detrusor overactivity and detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia. One patient complained of voiding dysfunction, possibly related to dural ectasia...
November 24, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167082/disparities-in-health-literacy-and-healthcare-utilization-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-or-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Robyn Levine, Karina Javalkar, Meaghan Nazareth, Richard A Faldowski, Maria Diaz-Gonzalez de Ferris, Sarah Cohen, Jessica Cuttance, Stephen R Hooper, Eniko Rak
PURPOSE: Low health literacy adversely affects health outcomes in adults with chronic kidney disease. The current study examined associations between limited/inadequate health literacy and health services utilization among adolescents and young adults (AYA) with chronic or end-stage kidney disease (CKD or ESKD). DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study that enrolled patients from both the pediatric- and adult-focused nephrology clinics of a major university hospital...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165969/all-things-bed-bugs-a-primer-for-nephrology-nurses
#10
Mary S Haras
Bed bug infestation is on the rise, affecting individuals across all demographics and geographics worldwide. Of concern is nursing's lack of knowledge about bed bug transmission, prevention, elimination, and the management of bed bug bites. This article explores the evidence about the lifecycle of the bed bug, its typical presentation, and ways to prevent and eliminate bed bug infestation. Ways that the nephrology nurse can assist in eradication and policy development are discussed, and resources are provided for further information...
March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161712/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-nephrology-ward
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Sylwia Dudzicz, Marcin Adamczak, Andrzej Więcek
Clostridium difficile is currently the most frequently identified pathogen causing antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the main cause of nosocomial diarrhea. In recent years, increases incidence of infection, severe infection, recurrent infection and mortality from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have been observed. This may be a consequence of excessive antibiotic use and spread of the hypervirulent epidemic BI/NAP1/027 strain of Clostridium difficile. The main risk factors for CDI are: antibiotic therapy, previous hospitalizations and number of comorbid conditions...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146140/patient-experiences-of-dietary-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
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Jaimon T Kelly, Katrina L Campbell, Tammy Hoffmann, Dianne P Reidlinger
OBJECTIVE: People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) contend with complex dietary recommendations. The challenge in practice is for clinicians to provide individualized support with the frequency and consistency required to sustain dietary changes. This study aimed to describe the experiences of patients with managing dietary recommendations, including their perspectives on the potential to use telehealth to support dietary management in CKD. DESIGN: Focus group study...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116680/emergency-department-utilization-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-the-united-states
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Brendan P Lovasik, Rebecca Zhang, Jason M Hockenberry, Justin D Schrager, Stephen O Pastan, Andrew B Adams, Sumit Mohan, Christian P Larsen, Rachel E Patzer
Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) use the emergency department (ED) at a 6-fold higher rate than U.S. adults. No national studies have described ED utilization rates among kidney transplant (KTx) recipients, and the factors associated with higher ED utilization. We examined a cohort of 132,725 adult KTx recipients in the United States Renal Data System (2005-2013). ED visits, hospitalization, and outpatient nephrology visits were obtained from Medicare claims databases. Nearly half (46.1%) of KTx recipients had at least one ED visit (1...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098756/reducing-the-risk-of-healthcare-associated-infections-through-lean-six-sigma-the-case-of-the-medicine-areas-at-the-federico-ii-university-hospital-in-naples-italy
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Giovanni Improta, Mario Cesarelli, Paolo Montuori, Liberatina Carmela Santillo, Maria Triassi
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been recognized as an effective management tool for improving healthcare performance. Here, LSS was adopted to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), a critical quality parameter in the healthcare sector. METHODS: Lean Six Sigma was applied to the areas of clinical medicine (including general medicine, pulmonology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and diabetology), and data regarding HAIs were collected for 28,000 patients hospitalized between January 2011 and December 2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981230/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nephrolithiasis-and-prevention-of-recurrences
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I Simon, F Legrand, J M Des Grottes, F Cotton, J Nortier, T Roumeguère
despite fluctuations, the prevalence of nephrolithiasis has significantly increased during the last decades in industrialized nations worldwide (1 to 15 %), which has a significant impact on the cost of healthcare. This increased prevalence is mainly explained by diet modifications. Environmental, metabolic and genetic factors may also influence the formation of kidney stones. As a consequence, the medical management of this disease is preferentially multidisciplinary and involves urologists, nephrologists, radiologists, biologists and dietitians...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980667/thrombotic-microangiopathy-induced-by-interferon-beta-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-three-cases-treated-with-eculizumab
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Marco Allinovi, Calogero Lino Cirami, Leonardo Caroti, Giulia Antognoli, Silvia Farsetti, Maria Pia Amato, Enrico Eugenio Minetti
BACKGROUND: Interferon-beta (IFN-beta) is one of the most widely prescribed medications for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). IFN-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but severe complication, with a fulminant clinical onset and a possibly life-threatening outcome that may occur years after a well-tolerated treatment with IFN. Most patients evolve rapidly to advanced chronic kidney disease and eventually to renal failure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of TMA cases diagnosed and managed in our Nephrology Department from 2010 to 2015, and performed a literature review of IFN-beta-induced TMA...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964571/fractures-in-patients-with-ckd-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-a-review-by-members-of-the-european-calcified-tissue-society-and-the-european-renal-association-of-nephrology-dialysis-and-transplantation
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REVIEW
Ana Pimentel, Pablo Ureña-Torres, M Carola Zillikens, Jordi Bover, Martine Cohen-Solal
Mineral and bone disease is omnipresent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and leads to a diverse range of clinical manifestations, including bone pain and fractures. The accumulation of traditional clinical risk factors, in addition to those related to CKD, enhances the risk of comorbidity and mortality. Despite significant advances in understanding bone disease in CKD, most clinical and biochemical targets used in clinical practice remain controversial, resulting in an undermanagement of bone fragility...
December 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963826/-italian-health-centers-and-web-marketing-strategy-necessary-improvements-even-in-nephrology
#18
Maria Rinaldi Miliani, Antonio Barracca, Giuseppe Quintaliani
The complete digitalization of the health system is an objective that Italy, from 2014, is pursuing with great difficulty, spurred by the many European initiatives dedicated to it. Despite the social and cultural background seems to be clearly ready for an application of the renewal strategies, e-Health and m-Health are struggling to get off the ground throughout the territory. The main difficulties are find at local level and don't spare any medical discipline, nephrology included. The characteristics of the official websites belonging to the local health centers demonstrate it...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958905/-uro-and-nephrotoxic-effects-of-drugs-of-abuse-literature-review-and-pharmaco-epidemiological-survey-in-france-and-in-the-marseille-area
#19
Marion Gully, Élisabeth Frauger, Michel Spadari, Liselotte Pochard, Vanessa Pauly, Fanny Romain, Bertrand Gondouin, Marion Sallée, Julie Moussi-Frances, Stéphane Burtey, Bertrand Dussol, Laurent Daniel, Joëlle Micallef, Noémie Jourde-Chiche
A great diversification of drugs of abuse has been observed in recent years, both in the populations using them and in the types of drugs. Although dependency and psychiatric disorders associated with the abuse of these substances is well known, somatic complications, uro-nephrotoxicity in particular, are less recognized. We propose here an overview of the products used by drugs abusers in France, through the analysis of the national pharmaco-epidemiological study Observation des produits psychotropes illicites ou détournés de leur utilisation médicamenteuse (OPPIDUM)...
September 25, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943270/investigation-of-nosocomial-pneumocystis-infections-usefulness-of-longitudinal-screening-of-epidemic-and-post-epidemic-pneumocystis-genotypes
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G Nevez, S Le Gal, N Noel, A Wynckel, A Huguenin, Y Le Govic, L Pougnet, M Virmaux, D Toubas, O Bajolet
BACKGROUND: Twenty-five patients, of whom 22 were renal transplant recipients, developed Pneumocystis jirovecii infections at the nephrology department of Reims University Hospital (France) from September 2008 to October 2009, whereas only four sporadic cases had been diagnosed in this department over the 14 previous years. AIM: This outbreak was investigated by analysing patient encounters and P. jirovecii types. METHODS: A transmission map was drawn up...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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