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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774544/functional-molecules-in-mesothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-revealed-by-transcriptome-analyses
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Sara Namvar, Adrian S Woolf, Leo A H Zeef, Thomas Wilm, Bettina Wilm, Sarah E Herrick
Peritoneal fibrosis is a common complication of abdominal and pelvic surgery, and can also be triggered by peritoneal dialysis, resulting in treatment failure. In these settings, fibrosis is driven by activated myofibroblasts that are considered to be partly derived by mesothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (MMT). We hypothesised that if the molecular signature of MMT could be better defined, these insights could be exploited to block this pathological cellular transition. Rat peritoneal mesothelial cells were purified, using an antibody to HBME1, a protein present on mesothelial cell microvilli, and streptavidin nanobead technology...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774464/eculizumab-in-stec-hus-need-for-a-proper-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Sebastian Loos, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC-HUS) is often associated with a severe morbidity including neurological involvement and a mortality of 1-5%. Although STEC-HUS is often self-limited, improvement of treatment strategies is needed for cases with complications and, among others, plasma exchange/plasmapheresis and use of antibiotics have been advocated. With the availability of the complement blocker eculizumab, now a standard treatment of atypical HUS, several series have addressed its use in STEC-HUS, with variable response; randomized controlled trials are lacking...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773914/risk-factors-for-severe-hypocalcemia-after-parathyroidectomy-in-dialysis-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
#3
Xiaoliang Sun, Xiaoqing Zhang, Yao Lu, Ling Zhang, Meng Yang
Severe hypocalcemia (SH) is a common and serious complication in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) after parathyroidectomy (PTX). The aim is to explore the risk predictors of SH in post-PTX dialysis ESRD patients with SHPT. 129 consecutive dialysis patients with SHPT underwent PTX were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 22 clinical parameters were included in the study. SH was defined as the minimum values of serum calcium lower than 1.875 mmol/L (7.5 mg/dL) after surgery. Univariate analysis showed that pruritus, lumbar X-ray changes of renal osteodystrophy, pre- and post-operative intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), Calcium, alkaline phosphatase, and gland mass were significantly different between SH and non-SH groups...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772982/randomized-pilot-study-to-compare-metal-needles-versus-plastic-cannulae-in-the-development-of-complications-in-hemodialysis-access
#4
Rosa M Marticorena, Niki Dacouris, Sandra M Donnelly
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis requires needle insertions every treatment. Needle injury (mechanical or hemodynamic) may cause complications (aneurysms/stenosis) that compromise dialysis delivery requiring interventions. Metal needles have a sharp slanted "V"-shaped cutting tip; plastic cannulae have a dull round tip and four side holes. Preliminary observations demonstrated a difference in intradialytic blood flow images and mean Doppler velocities at cannulation sites between the two devices...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767390/safety-and-efficacy-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-for-choledocholithiasis-in-long-term-dialysis-a-propensity-score-analysis
#5
Sung Bum Kim, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous studies evaluating the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis reported an increased risk of post-procedural bleeding. We investigated the safety and efficacy of ERCP for the treatment of choledocholithiasis in patients with ESRD undergoing long-term dialysis. METHODS: A total of 3466 patients who underwent ERCP due to choledocholithiasis between January 2000 and Feb 2018 were reviewed and analyzed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762761/burden-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hiv-patients-under-deoxycholate-amphotericin-b-therapy-for-cryptococcal-meningitis-and-cost-minimization-analysis-of-amphotericin-b-lipid-complex
#6
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Khaiany Lino Florencio, Jaime L Rocha
Deoxycholate amphotericin B (d-AMB) has a higher rate of acute kidney injury (AKI) in comparison of lipid formulations. However, lipid amphotericin B has high costs in developing countries. The aim of this study is to assemble a model of cost-minimization of amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) in patients with cryptococcal meningitis. This is a retrospective study done in a cohort of patients with cryptococcal meningitis to study the economic impact of its use in developing countries. Cost analysis were based on direct cost of different antifungal therapies, chronic dialysis after discharge, and survival of patients based on a retrospective cohort of 102 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus with confirmed diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis...
May 14, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762257/evaluation-of-safety-guidelines-on-the-use-of-iodinated-contrast-material-conundrum-continued
#7
Estelle C Nijssen, Patty J Nelemans, Roger J Rennenberg, Vincent van Ommen, Joachim E Wildberger
OBJECTIVES: Recently, safety guidelines for the use of intravascular iodinated contrast material have been updated, and the recommended threshold for giving prophylaxis to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has been reduced to estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m. Data on this population in the context of CIN, especially evidence for efficacy of the recommendation of prophylactic intravenous hydration, are lacking. The aim of the current study was to test implicit assumptions underlying the guideline update: (1) patients with eGFR <30 mL/min/1...
May 14, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760854/peritoneal-dialysis-in-austere-environments-an-emergent-approach-to-renal-failure-management
#8
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Chad Gorbatkin, John Bass, Fredric O Finkelstein, Steven M Gorbatkin
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a means of renal replacement therapy (RRT) that can be performed in remote settings with limited resources, including regions that lack electrical power. PD is a mainstay of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapy worldwide, and the ease of initiation and maintenance has enabled it to flourish in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings. In natural disaster scenarios, military conflicts, and other austere areas, PD may be the only available life-saving measure for acute kidney injury (AKI) or ESRD...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758323/why-do-vascular-surgeons-get-sued-analysis-of-claims-and-outcomes-in-malpractice-litigation
#9
John Phair, Eric B Trestman, Eddie Skripochnik, Evan C Lipsitz, Issam Koleilat, Larry A Scher
OBJECTIVE: To analyze causes and outcomes of malpractice claims against vascular surgeons in the United States. METHODS: Cases entered into the Westlaw database from January 1st 1999 to December 31st 2014 were reviewed. Search terms "vascular" and "surgeon" were used. Data was compiled on the allegation, subject matter and outcome of each case. Additional data including demographics of the defendant was obtained from U.S. News Health Reports on practicing physicians...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758322/endovascular-repair-of-an-inadvertent-right-vertebral-artery-rupture-during-dialysis-catheter-insertion
#10
Kalliopi-Maria Tasopoulou, Christos Argyriou, Michael Mantatzis, Konstantia Kantartzi, Ploumis Passadakis, George S Georgiadis
Central venous (CV) catheterization is not only an invaluable diagnostic modality but also an essential therapeutic tool for the treating physician, enabling rapid and reliable intravenous administration of drugs and fluids, providing venous access to patients undergoing long-term continuous or repeated intravenous treatment such as chemotherapy or it can be used for haemodialysis in patients suffering from acute or chronic renal disease. On the other hand, CV catheterization can lead to a wide range of life-threatening complications for the patient especially if left untreated or become late-diagnosed...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750039/impact-of-an-inline-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-hemofilter-system-in-neonatal-acute-kidney-injury
#11
Mohammed Azar, Abdulrahman Alamir, Abdullah Thabet Al Qahtani, Al Mokali Khamisa, Khalid Alfakeeh
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is considered a recognized lifesaving support for patients with cardiorespiratory failure. Acute kidney injury (AKI) and fluid overload are significant morbidity factors resulting in serious complications. The inline hemofilter system (IHS) and the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machine are different methods of renal replacement therapy for patients with ECMO. IHS is the alternate, safe dialysis modality of choice because it is user-friendly, inexpensive, and efficiently removes fluid overload and renal diffusive clearance...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747858/timing-of-referral-of-patients-with-severe-isolated-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-to-surgeons-from-a-french-nationwide-database
#12
Julien Dreyfus, Nicolas Ghalem, Eric Garbarz, Claire Cimadevilla, Patrick Nataf, Alec Vahanian, Gilbert Caranhac, David Messika-Zeitoun
Series evaluating the results of isolated tricuspid valve surgery (ITVS) are rare and often limited by small sample size, selection bias, and/or long period of enrollment. Based on a mandatory administrative national database, we collected all consecutive ITVS performed in France during a 2-year period (2013 and 2014), the type of intervention, clinical profile, and in-hospital mortality and complications. During the 2-year period, 241 patients underwent an ITVS in France (84 repairs and 157 replacements). In-hospital mortality was high (10%), and most patients experienced at least 1 complication (65%) with a 19% rate of major complications (death, need for dialysis, or need for mechanical support using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746497/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-caused-by-pseudomonas-species-insight-from-a-post-millennial-case-series
#13
Wanhong Lu, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Kai Ming Chow, Wing-Fai Pang, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li, Cheuk Chun Szeto
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas peritonitis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the clinical course of Pseudomonas peritonitis following the adoption of international guidelines remains unclear. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical course and treatment response of 153 consecutive episodes of PD peritonitis caused by Pseudomonas species from 2001 to 2015. RESULTS: Pseudomonas peritonitis accounted for 8.3% of all peritonitis episodes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742659/anhydramnios-in-the-setting-of-renal-malformations-the-national-institutes-of-health-workshop-summary
#14
Marva Moxey-Mims, Tonse N K Raju
Anhydramnios in the setting of severe malformations of the fetal kidney and urinary tract is associated with a high incidence of stillbirths and life-threatening complications, including severe pulmonary hypoplasia, umbilical cord compression, and perinatal asphyxia. To prevent such adverse outcomes, some centers in the United States and elsewhere are offering amniotic fluid restoration for women diagnosed with anhydramnios in the setting of fetal renal malformations. The procedures include infusions of amniotic fluid substitutes (normal saline), percutaneously or through an amnioport-an implanted system for serial or continuous infusion of normal saline to maintain the desired amniotic fluid volume...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742283/vaccination-practices-in-dialysis-patients-a-narrative-review
#15
REVIEW
Georges Kosmadakis, Julie Albaret, Enrique Da Costa Correia, Frederic Somda, Didier Aguilera
In a period of turmoil concerning vaccination practices, there is a serious conflict between scientifically reasonable, evidence-based guidelines and the far-fetched rumors or misconceptions concerning the vaccination practices in the general population. When a significant portion of the medical and paramedical personnel may be deliberately unvaccinated against common biological agents, achieving effective vaccination rates in the dialysis population may be complicated. Vaccination rates are unacceptably low in dialysis patients and seroconversion rates are even lower; further, serological follow-up is generally poor...
May 9, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740877/eversion-endarterectomy-of-the-deceased-donor-renal-artery-to-prevent-kidney-discard
#16
Muhammad A Khan, Hany El-Hennawy, Korie C Jones, David Harriman, Alan C Farney, Jeffrey Rogers, Giuseppe Orlando, Robert J Stratta
INTRODUCTION: Deceased donor (DD) kidneys exhibiting severe atherosclerosis involving the renal artery (RA) may represent a contraindication to kidney transplantation (KT). METHODS: Eversion endarterectomy (EE) was performed as a salvage procedure to permit KT. RESULTS: We identified 17 cases (1.2% of all DD KTs during the study period) involving EE of the DD RA. Thirteen (76.5%) kidneys were imported and mean Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) was 81%...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739260/timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-for-acute-kidney-injury
#17
Nithin Karakala, Ashita J Tolwani
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. With the increased use of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for severe AKI, the optimal time for initiation of RRT has become one of the most probed and debated topic in the field of nephrology and critical care. There appears to be an increased trend toward earlier initiation of RRT to avoid life-threatening complications associated with AKI. Despite the presence of a plethora of studies in this field, the lack of uniformity in study design, patient population types, definition of early and late initiation, modality of RRT, and results, the optimal time for starting RRT in AKI still remains unknown...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738093/acute-kidney-injury-epidemiology-outcomes-complications-and-therapeutic-strategies
#18
REVIEW
Shigeo Negi, Daisuke Koreeda, Sou Kobayashi, Takuro Yano, Koichi Tatsuta, Toru Mima, Takashi Shigematsu, Masaki Ohya
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common serious complications for all hospital admissions, with its incidence increasing among hospitalized patients, particularly those in the intensive care unit. Despite significant improvements in critical care and dialysis technology, AKI is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term mortality, prolonged hospital stays, and dialysis dependence. These risks are particularly relevant for critically ill patients with AKI severe enough to require renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
May 8, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737362/-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-in-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-station-recommendations-from-the-renal-section-of-the-dgiin-%C3%A3-giain-and-divi
#19
REVIEW
M Schmitz, M Joannidis, D Czock, S John, A Jörres, S J Klein, M Oppert, V Schwenger, J Kielstein, A Zarbock, D Kindgen-Milles, C Willam
BACKGROUND: Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) in continuous renal replacement therapy can effectively anticoagulate dialysis circuits without having adverse effects on systemic heparin application. In particular, in continuous renal replacement therapy RCA is well established and represents a safe procedure with longer filter lifetimes and fewer bleeding complications. OBJECTIVES: To provide guidance on the indications, advantages and disadvantages, and use of RCA, current recommendations from the renal section of the DGIIN (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin), ÖGIAIN (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Internistische und Allgemeine Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin) and DIVI (Deutschen Interdisziplinären Vereinigung für Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin) are stated...
May 8, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736915/planning-and-evaluation-for-vascular-access-in-the-elderly
#20
Candice Halinski, Holly M Koncicki
Vascular access is of vital importance for patients requiring dialysis therapies. AV fistulas have been endorsed by many professional societies as the access of choice, however, subsequent creation does not go without consequences. As the population ages and patients become more medically complex, access failure has become a major cause of treatment complication. For the elderly, this is especially true and there are multiple decision points that require careful reflection before an AVF is placed. This article reviews access considerations for AVF placement in the elderly population and considers the possibility that the fistula first approach to vascular access should not be an absolute...
May 8, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
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