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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227951/smartsock-a-wearable-platform-for-context-aware-assessment-of-ankle-edema
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Ramin Fallahzadeh, Mahdi Pedram, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Ramin Fallahzadeh, Mahdi Pedram, Hassan Ghasemzadeh
Ankle edema an important symptom for monitoring patients with chronic systematic diseases. It is an important indicator of onset or exacerbation of a variety of diseases that disturb cardiovascular, renal, or hepatic system such as heart, liver, and kidney failure, diabetes, etc. The current approaches toward edema assessment are conducted during clinical visits. In-clinic assessments, in addition to being burdensome and expensive, are sometimes not reliable and neglect important contextual factors such as patient's physical activity level and body posture...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227254/a-data-science-approach-for-quantifying-spatio-temporal-effects-to-graft-failures-in-organ-transplantation
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Diego Pinheiro, Farag Hamad, Martin Cadeiras, Ronaldo Menezes, Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie, Diego Pinheiro, Farag Hamad, Martin Cadeiras, Ronaldo Menezes, Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie, Farag Hamad, Martin Cadeiras, Diego Pinheiro, Ronaldo Menezes, Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie
The transplantation of solid organs is one of the most important accomplishments of modern medicine. Yet, organ shortage is a major public health issue; 8,000 people died while waiting for an organ in 2014. Meanwhile, the allocation system currently implemented can lead to organs being discarded and the medical community still investigates factors that affects early graft failure such as distance and ischemic time. In this paper, we investigate early graft failure under a spatio-temporal perspective using a data science unified approach for all six organs that is based on complementary cumulative analysis of both distance and ischemic time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225953/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-and-its-relation-with-autoimmunity-in-a-reference-center-in-mexico
#3
Juan Manuel Ruiz Matta, Silvia Méndez Flores, Judith Domínguez Cherit
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms is a severe adverse drug reaction, with a reported mortality of 10%. Long-term outcomes involve organic failure and autoimmune diseases in some populations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical prognosis of patients with drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review at a referral hospital in Mexico City in a period of 22 years (1992-2013), looking up for records with diagnosis of DRESS according to RegiSCAR criteria...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225801/perioperative-hemoglobin-area-under-the-curve-is-an-independent-predictor-of-renal-failure-after-cardiac-surgery-results-from-a-spanish-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Paula Duque-Sosa, Diego Martínez-Urbistondo, Gemma Echarri, Raquel Callejas, María Josefa Iribarren, Gregorio Rábago, Pablo Monedero
Perioperative anemia is an important risk factor for cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). Nonetheless, the severity of the anemia and the time in the perioperative period in which the hemoglobin level should be considered as a risk factor is conflicting. The present study introduces the concept of perioperative hemoglobin area under the curve (pHb-AUC) as a surrogate marker of the evolution of perioperative hemoglobin concentration. Through a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data, we assessed this new variable as a risk factor for the development of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery in 966 adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, at twenty-three academic hospitals in Spain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223818/an-evidence-based-review-on-urate-lowering-treatments-implications-for-optimal-treatment-of-chronic-hyperuricemia
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Marilisa Bove, Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Maddalena Veronesi, Claudio Borghi
Several studies suggest that chronic hyperuricemia, the main precursor of gout, is involved in the pathogenesis of different systemic disorders that affect cardiovascular and renal systems, such as hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, chronic heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Recent epidemiological evidence has shown an increasing trend in the prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in the Western world: a number of population-based studies estimate a prevalence of up to 21% for hyperuricemia and 1%-4% for gout...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222990/establishing-patient-specific-criteria-for-selecting-the-optimal-upper-extremity-vascular-access-procedure
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Karen Woo, Jesus Ulloa, Michael Allon, Christopher G Carsten, Eric S Chemla, Mitchell L Henry, Thomas S Huber, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charmaine E Lok, Eric K Peden, Larry Scher, Anton Sidawy, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, David Cull
OBJECTIVE: The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative and Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative call for the indiscriminate creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) over arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) without providing patient-specific criteria for vascular access selection. Although the U.S. AVF rate has increased dramatically, several reports have found that this singular focus on increasing AVFs has resulted in increased AVF nonmaturation/early failure and a high prevalence of catheter dependence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222985/concurrent-renal-artery-stent-during-endovascular-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-confers-higher-risk-for-30-day-acute-renal-failure
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Besma Nejim, Isibor Arhuidese, Muhammmad Rizwan, Lana Khalil, Satinderjit Locham, Devin Zarkowsky, Philip Goodney, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Concurrent renal artery angioplasty and stenting (RAAS) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has been practiced in an attempt to maintain renal perfusion. The aim of this study was to identify the current practice of RAAS during EVAR and its effect on perioperative renal outcome. METHODS: Patients with infrarenal AAA were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP, 2011-2014) database...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222690/ngal-expression-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-does-not-predict-severity-of-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury
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Martin G Friedrich, Ioannis Bougioukas, Johanna Kolle, Christian Bireta, Fawad A Jebran, Marius Placzek, Theodor Tirilomis
BACKGROUND: Renal injury is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and therefore, early detection and much more prediction of postoperative kidney injury is desirable. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a predictive biomarker of acute kidney injury and may increase after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, time correlation of NGAL expression and severity of renal injury is still unclear. The aim of our study was to investigate CPB-related urine NGAL (uNGAL) secretion in correlation to postoperative renal function...
February 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221905/efficacy-of-plant-derived-antimicrobials-in-controlling-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-virulence-in-vitro
#9
Sangeetha Ananda Baskaran, Anup Kollanoor-Johny, Meera Surendran Nair, Kumar Venkitanarayanan
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a major foodborne pathogen that can cause serious human illness characterized by hemorrhagic diarrhea and kidney failure. The pathology of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7 (EHEC) infection is primarily mediated by verotoxins, which bind to the globotriaosylceramide receptor on host cells. Antibiotics are contraindicated for treating EHEC infection because they lead to increased verotoxin release, thereby increasing the risk of renal failure and death in patients. Thus, alternative strategies are needed for controlling EHEC infections in humans...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221244/hla-amino-acid-polymorphisms-and-kidney-allograft-survival
#10
Malek Kamoun, Keith P McCullough, Martin Maiers, Marcelo A Fernandez Vina, Hongzhe Li, Valerie Teal, Alan B Leichtman, Robert M Merion
BACKGROUND: The association of HLA mismatching with kidney allograft survival has been well established. We examined whether amino acid mismatches at the antigen recognition site of HLA molecules represent independent and incremental risk factors for kidney graft failure (GF) beyond those mismatches assessed at the antigenic (2-digit) specificity. METHODS: Data on 240,024 kidney transplants performed between 1987 and 2009 were obtained from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients...
February 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220766/immunological-biomarkers-and-long-term-graft-survival-prospective-follow-up-of-457-kidney-transplant-recipients
#11
Michał Ciszek, Krzysztof Mucha, Bartosz Foroncewicz, Dorota Żochowska, Maciej Kosieradzki, Tadeusz Grochowiecki, Magdalena Durlik, Andrzej Górski, Leszek Pączek
INTRODUCTION    Antibodies against donor`s human leukocyte antigens (HLA) play a significant role in the pathogenesis of antibody mediated rejection, although their role during the late post-transplant period is unknown. A non-HLA polymorphic antigenic system like major histocompatibility class I chain-related antigen A (MICA) might be another target for antibody responses involved in rejection. OBJECTIVES    We conducted a 7-year prospective study to determine the effect of positivity for anti-HLA and anti-MICA antibodies on kidney graft survival...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220032/pharmacologic-blockade-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-1-integrin-ameliorates-renal-failure-and-fibrosis-in-vivo
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Yongen Chang, Wei Ling Lau, Hyunil Jo, Kazuyuki Tsujino, Leslie Gewin, Nilgun Isik Reed, Amha Atakilit, Ane Claudia Fernandes Nunes, William F DeGrado, Dean Sheppard
Activated fibroblasts are deemed the main executors of organ fibrosis. However, regulation of the pathologic functions of these cells in vivo is poorly understood. PDGF receptor β (PDGFRβ) is highly expressed in activated pericytes, a main source of fibroblasts. Studies using a PDGFRβ promoter-driven Cre system to delete αv integrins in activated fibroblasts identified these integrins as core regulators of fibroblast activity across solid organs, including the kidneys. Here, we used the same PDGFRβ-Cre line to isolate and study renal fibroblasts ex vivo We found that renal fibroblasts express three αv integrins, namely αvβ1, αvβ3, and αvβ5...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219980/activation-of-neuronal-endothelin-b-receptors-mediates-pressor-response-through-alpha-1-adrenergic-receptors
#13
Bryan K Becker, Joshua S Speed, Mackenzie Powell, David M Pollock
Abnormalities in activity of the endothelin (ET) system have been widely reported in a number of cardiovascular disease states such as hypertension and heart failure. Although the vascular responses to ET are well established, the interaction between ET and other important modulators of blood pressure, such as the sympathetic nervous system, are less understood. Previous reports implicate ET signaling through ET type B (ETB) receptors in increasing neuronal activity. Therefore, we hypothesized that activation of ETB receptors on sympathetic nerves would increase blood pressure through an adrenergic-mediated mechanism...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219910/severe-plasmodium-knowlesi-with-dengue-coinfection
#14
Mohd Jazman Che Rahim, Nurashikin Mohammad, Alwi Muhd Besari, Wan Syamimee Wan Ghazali
We report a case of severe Plasmodium knowlesi and dengue coinfection in a previously healthy 59-year-old Malay man who presented with worsening shortness of breath, high-grade fever with chills and rigors, dry cough, myalgia, arthralgia, chest discomfort and poor appetite of 1 week duration. There was a history mosquito fogging around his neighbourhood in his hometown. Further history revealed that he went to a forest in Jeli (northern part of Kelantan) 3 weeks prior to the event. Initially he was treated as severe dengue with plasma leakage complicated with type 1 respiratory failure as evidenced by positive serum NS1-antigen and thrombocytopenia...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219597/combined-heart-and-kidney-transplantation-a-23-year-experience
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M Awad, L S C Czer, F Esmailian, S Jordan, M A De Robertis, J Mirocha, J Patel, D H Chang, M Kittleson, D Ramzy, F Arabia, J S Chung, J L Cohen, A Trento, J A Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: We report clinical experience with combined heart and kidney transplantation (HKTx) over a 23-year time period. METHODS: From June 1992 to August 2015, we performed 83 combined HKTx procedures at our institution. We compared the more recent cohort of 53 HKTx recipients (group 2, March 2009 to August 2015) with the initial 30 previously reported HKTx recipients (group 1, June 1992 to February 2009). Pre-operative patient characteristics, peri-operative factors, and post-operative outcomes including survival were examined...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218361/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-in-patients-with-permanent-access-created-prior-to-or-after-hemodialysis-initiation
#16
Juan C Duque, Laisel Martinez, Marwan Tabbara, Denise Dvorquez, Sushil K Mehandru, Arif Asif, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Loay H Salman
INTRODUCTION: Multiple factors and comorbidities have been implicated in the ability of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) to mature, including vessel anatomy, advanced age, and the presence of coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease. However, little is known about the role of uremia on AVF primary failure. In this study, we attempt to evaluate the effect of uremia on AVF maturation by comparing AVF outcomes between pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage five patients and those who had their AVF created after hemodialysis (HD) initiation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217978/the-association-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-microalbuminuria-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-vs-reduced-ejection-fraction
#17
Matthew Nayor, Martin G Larson, Na Wang, Rajalakshmi Santhanakrishnan, Douglas S Lee, Connie W Tsao, Susan Cheng, Emelia J Benjamin, Ramachandran S Vasan, Daniel Levy, Caroline S Fox, Jennifer E Ho
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and microalbuminuria are associated with incident heart failure (HF), but their relative contributions to HF with preserved vs. reduced EF (HFpEF and HFrEF) are unknown. We sought to evaluate the associations of CKD and microalbuminuria with incident HF subtypes in the community-based Framingham Heart Study (FHS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We defined CKD as glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) , and microalbuminuria as a urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) ≥17 mg/g in men and ≥25 mg/g in women...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217701/gut-microbiota-and-oxalate-homeostasis
#18
Marguerite Hatch
This perspective focuses on how the gut microbiota can impact urinary oxalate excretion in the context of hyperoxaluria, a major risk factor in kidney stone disease. In the genetic disease of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1), an increased endogenous production of oxalate, due to a deficiency of the liver enzyme alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT), results in hyperoxaluria and oxalate kidney stones. The constant elevation in urinary oxalate in PH1 patients ultimately leads to tissue deposition of oxalate, renal failure and death and the only known cure for PH1 is a liver or liver-kidney transplant...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216112/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-gateway-to-kidney-transplantation
#19
Katrin Kienzl-Wagner, Annemarie Weissenbacher, Philipp Gehwolf, Heinz Wykypiel, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Schneeberger
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity and obesity-related morbidity in end-stage renal disease patients is rising. Although it is established that obesity does not abrogate the transplant benefit with respect to lower long-term mortality and cardiovascular risk, it is associated with increased graft failure, delayed graft function, surgical complications, prolonged hospital stay, and costs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the safety and efficacy of LSG (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) in renal transplant candidates and evaluate transplant outcomes...
January 6, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214296/abnormally-high-and-heterogeneous-bone-matrix-mineralization-after-childhood-solid-organ-transplantation-a-complex-pathology-of-low-bone-turnover-and-local-defects-in-mineralization
#20
Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Helena Valta, Renata C Pereira, Barbara M Misof, Paul Roschger, Hannu Jalanko, Kathrine Wesseling-Perry, Klaus Klaushofer, Outi Mäkitie
Chronic renal, liver and heart failure in children associates with multiple skeletal complications. Increased fracture incidence often persists after transplantation and could be related to alterations in bone material properties. In the present cohort study we evaluated bone mineralization density distribution (BMDD) by quantitative backscattered electron imaging (qBEI) in 23 pediatric solid organ allograft recipients with suspected osteoporosis. We measured BMDD in the entire cross-sectional area of transiliac bone biopsies obtained from kidney (n = 9), liver (n = 9) and heart (n = 5) transplant recipients (aged 7...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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