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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062617/growth-differentiation-factor-15-as-a-biomarker-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kai C Wollert, Tibor Kempf, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is expressed and secreted in response to inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, telomere erosion, and oncogene activation. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major driver of GDF-15 production. GDF-15 has favorable preanalytic characteristics and can be measured in serum and plasma by immunoassay. CONTENT: In community-dwelling individuals higher concentrations of GDF-15 are associated with increased risks of developing CV disease, chronic kidney disease, and cancer, independent of traditional CV risk factors, renal function, and other biomarkers (C-reactive protein, B-type natriuretic peptide, cardiac troponin)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059841/insights-into-cardiorenal-interactions-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Feras M Bader, Nizar Attallah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is one of the biggest challenges in the management of chronic heart failure. Despite the advances in medical and device therapy, high readmission and mortality rates continue to be a burden on healthcare systems worldwide. One of the strongest predictors of adverse outcomes in ADHF is renal dysfunction, referred to as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) type 1. This review discusses some of the recently introduced findings related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this disorder...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049485/the-dangers-of-accepting-a-single-diagnosis-case-report-of-concurrent-plasmodium-knowlesi-malaria-and-dengue-infection
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Soon Eu Chong, Rhendra Hardy Mohamad Zaini, Siti Suraiya, Kok Tong Lee, Jo Anne Lim
BACKGROUND: Dengue and malaria are two common, mosquito-borne infections, which may lead to mortality if not managed properly. Concurrent infections of dengue and malaria are rare due to the different habitats of its vectors and activities of different carrier mosquitoes. The first case reported was in 2005. Since then, several concurrent infections have been reported between the dengue virus (DENV) and the malaria protozoans, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Symptoms of each infection may be masked by a simultaneous second infection, resulting in late treatment and severe complications...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033278/delayed-onset-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-a-case-of-scleroderma-renal-crisis-with-maintenance-hemodialysis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ching-Yang Chen, Shin-Yuan Hung, Yi-Jer Lee, Yi-Chan Lin, Chu-Cheng Pai
INTRODUCTION: In some cases, scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) is not easily distinguishable from other thrombotic microangiopathies such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, especially when the presentation includes neurological or extra-renal manifestations. Here, we present a case of SRC who developed a rare neurotoxic complication, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).A 36-year-old man with a history of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis developed SRC and acute-on-chronic renal failure and ultimately required maintenance hemodialysis...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032307/intravenous-enalaprilat-for-treatment-of-acute-hypertensive-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
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Syed Imran Ayaz, Craig M Sharkey, Gregory M Kwiatkowski, Suprat Saely Wilson, Reba S John, Rosa Tolomello, Arushi Mahajan, Scott Millis, Phillip D Levy
BACKGROUND: Afterload reduction with bolus enalaprilat is used by some for management of acute hypertensive heart failure (HF) but existing data on the safety and effectiveness of this practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effects of bolus enalaprilat when administered to patients with acute hypertensive heart failure. FINDINGS: We performed an IRB-approved retrospective cohort study of patients who presented to the emergency department of a large urban academic hospital...
December 2016: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028432/rhabdomyolysis-and-autoimmune-variant-stiff-person-syndrome
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Shreyas Gangadhara, Suhas Gangadhara, Chetan Gandhy, Derrick Robertson
Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by waxing and waning muscular rigidity, stiffness and spasms. Three subtypes have been described: paraneoplastic, autoimmune and idiopathic. Rhabdomyolysis has been described in the paraneoplastic variant, but to our knowledge no case has been reported involving the autoimmune variant. We report a case report of a 50-year-old man with history of SPS who presented with recurrent episodes of severe limb and back spasms. He was hospitalized on two separate occasions for uncontrollable spasms associated with renal failure and creatinine phosphokinase elevations of 55,000 and 22,000 U/L respectively...
October 24, 2016: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018458/successful-treatment-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-with-steroid-and-azathioprine-in-a-12-year-old-boy
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Ji Eun Kim, Se Jin Park, Ji Young Oh, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Ji Hong Kim, Jae Il Shin
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare disease, often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed in children. We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who presented to Severance Hospital with a 1-month history of bilateral conjunctival injection. He was first evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in another hospital and diagnosed with panuveitis. Laboratory tests indicated renal failure, and a renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. An extensive exclusion of all possible causes allowed a diagnosis of TINU syndrome...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009331/a-study-of-acute-kidney-injury-in%C3%A2-hospitalized-preterm-neonates-in-nicu
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N Nagaraj, P K Berwal, A Srinivas, A Berwal
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to determine the incidence, clinical features, etiology and outcome of functional and intrinsic acute kidney injury (AKI) in preterm neonates. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study on premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over an eight month period. All biochemical parameters of renal function tests were monitored and statically analyzed. RESULTS: The study included 450 infants; of them 300 were inborn and 150 infants were outborn and transported to the NICU...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008296/point-of-care-ultraportable-echocardiography-predicts-diuretic-response-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Dena K Krishnan, Barbara Pawlaczyk, Peter A McCullough, Susan Enright, Arvind Kunadi, Thomas E Vanhecke
BACKGROUND: Routine management of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) requires careful attentiveness to fluid status and diuretic treatment efficacy. New advances in ultrasound have made ultraportable echocardiography (UE) available to physicians for point-of-care use. The purpose of this study is to explore physiologic measures of intravascular fluid volume derived from UE and explore predictors of diuretic response in ADHF. METHODS: Various echocardiography imaging measurements, particularly diameter and collapse of inferior vena cava (IVC), were collected from 77 patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of ADHF...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999929/acute-heart-failure-with-mid-range-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-clinical-profile-in-hospital-management-and-short-term-outcome
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Dimitrios Farmakis, Panagiotis Simitsis, Vasiliki Bistola, Filippos Triposkiadis, Ignatios Ikonomidis, Spyridon Katsanos, George Bakosis, Erifili Hatziagelaki, John Lekakis, Alexandre Mebazaa, John Parissis
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (HFmrEF) is a poorly characterized population as it has been studied either in the context of HF with reduced (HFrEF) or preserved (HFpEF) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) depending on applied LVEF cutoffs. We sought to investigate the clinical profile, in-hospital management, and short-term outcome of HFmrEF patients in comparison with those with HFrEF or HFpEF in a large acute HF cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Acute Heart Failure Global Registry of Standard Treatment (ALARM-HF) included 4953 patients hospitalized for HF in nine countries in Europe, Latin America, and Australia...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999694/a-case-of-pulmonary-renal-syndrome-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-legionnaires-disease
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Erasmia Sabani, Pantelis A Sarafidis, Antonios Lazaridis, Theodora Kouloukourgiotou, Konstantinos Stylianou, Afroditi Pantzaki, Aikaterini Papagianni, Georgios Efstratiadis
We report a case of a 51-year-old Caucasian man referred at our department due to acute renal failure (ARF) complicating respiratory failure during hospitalization in a regional hospital. The patient was previously started on steroids due to the suspicion of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) in the context of Goodpasture syndrome. However, clinical and laboratory findings did not support this diagnosis; instead a careful evaluation limited differential diagnosis of the renal insult to acute tubular necrosis or acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) following respiratory infection...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999513/choosing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-practical-considerations-we-need-to-know
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REVIEW
Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a well-established agent for use in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, management of patients requiring oral anticoagulation with warfarin can be complicated by the need for frequent monitoring, drug-drug and drug-food interactions, and a variable response based on genetic polymorphisms. The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were developed as alternatives to warfarin; they do not require routine monitoring and have predictable pharmacokinetics, fewer drug-drug interactions, and limited drug-food interactions...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994895/surgical-management-of-multiple-valve-endocarditis-associated-with-dialysis-catheter
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R Zea-Vera, M Sanchez, E Castañeda, L Soto-Arquiñigo
Endocarditis associated with dialysis catheter is a disease that must be suspected in every patient with hemodialysis who develops fever. Multiple valve disease is a severe complication of endocarditis that needs to be managed in a different way. There is very limited data for treatment and every case must be considered individually. We present a patient with this complication and describe the medical treatment and surgical management. We report the case of a 15-year-old patient with acute renal failure that develops trivalvular endocarditis after the hemodialysis catheter was placed, with multiple positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982422/update-review-of-the-acute-porphyrias
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REVIEW
Penelope E Stein, Michael N Badminton, David C Rees
Acute porphyrias are rare inherited disorders due to deficiencies of haem synthesis enzymes. To date, all UK cases have been one of the three autosomal dominant forms, although penetrance is low and most gene carriers remain asymptomatic. Clinical presentation is typically with acute neurovisceral attacks characterised by severe abdominal pain, vomiting, tachycardia and hypertension. Severe attacks may be complicated by hyponatraemia, peripheral neuropathy sometimes causing paralysis, seizures and psychiatric features...
December 16, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965919/results-of-protocol-based-perioperative-management-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-patients-with-non-dialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jeong-Won Kim, Hyung Tae Sim, Jae Suk Yoo, Dong Jin Kim, Kwang Ree Cho
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of off-pump coronary bypass grafting over the on-pump technique in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). To further reduce the risk of acute kidney injury and the need for renal replacement therapy, even in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, we adopted protocol-based perioperative management for patients with CKD. METHODS: From December 2012 to March 2015, 265 patients underwent isolated off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965132/low-volume-vs-high-volume-centers-and-management-of-fournier-s-gangrene-in-washington-state
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Nathan Osbun, Lindsay A Hampson, Sarah K Holt, John L Gore, Hunter Wessells, Bryan B Voelzke
BACKGROUND: Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a life-threatening infection affecting the perineum and genitals. Complex patient management often necessitates transfer to tertiary centers. We aimed to characterize hospital transfer patterns and assess morbidity among patients with FG in Washington State. STUDY DESIGN: The Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System includes claims from all hospital discharges in Washington. We identified patients with FG in 2007-2013 based on diagnosis and treatment codes...
December 10, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960024/-hyperuricemia-and-gout
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Elisa Delbarba, Vincenzo Terlizzi, Nadia Dallera, Claudia Izzi, Francesco Scolari
Already known to ancient Egyptians, gout is one of the first diseases which have been described as a clinical entity. To date, gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Gout is defined by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals within tissues, causing episodes of acute arthritis and the development of tophi, nephrolithiasis, and urate nephropathy. Hyperuricemia, i.e. levels of serum uric acid above 6.8 mg / dL(404mol/L), is a condition necessary, yet not sufficient for gout to develop. The increasing incidence of risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, and renal failure together with an ever-growing life expectancy has led in recent decades to a significant increase in gout prevalence, which has more than doubled when compared to the 1960s...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921036/acute-kidney-injury-in-asia
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REVIEW
Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common disorder and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diversity of the climate and of the socioeconomic and developmental status in Asia has a great influence on the etiology and presentation of AKI in different regions. In view of the International Society of Nephrology's 0by25 initiative, more and more attention has been paid to AKI in Asian countries. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the recent achievements with regard to the prevalence and clinical patterns of AKI in Asian countries...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917694/outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-alport-syndrome-compared-with-other-forms-of-renal-disease
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Yvelynne P Kelly, Anish Patil, Luke Wallis, Susan Murray, Saumitra Kant, Mohammed A Kaballo, Liam Casserly, Brendan Doyle, Anthony Dorman, Patrick O'Kelly, Peter J Conlon
INTRODUCTION: Alport syndrome is an inherited renal disease characterized by hematuria, renal failure, hearing loss and a lamellated glomerular basement membrane. Patients with Alport syndrome who undergo renal transplantation have been shown to have patient and graft survival rates similar to or better than those of patients with other renal diseases. METHODS: In this national case series, based in Beaumont Hospital Dublin, we studied the cohort of patients who underwent renal transplantation over the past 33 years, recorded prospectively in the Irish Renal Transplant Registry, and categorized them according to the presence or absence of Alport syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
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