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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419995/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-kidney-transplantation-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sabrina Milan Manani, Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Giuliani, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Daniela Dissegna, Francesca Martino, Emanuele Stefano Giovanni d'Amore, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be triggered by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection or it can be defined as atypical HUS (aHUS) if it is related to uncontrolled complement activation. aHUS is characterized by a high incidence of recurrence after kidney transplantation, and it can also occur de novo in transplant recipients. Eculizumab is used both to prevent and to treat aHUS following kidney transplantation. In this paper, we report our centre experience and we present 4 cases of HUS in patients who underwent kidney transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408713/the-influence-of-glucose-exposure-load-and-peritoneal-membrane-transport-on-body-composition-and-nutritional-status-changes-after-1-year-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#2
Rafaela S Caron-Lienert, Carlos E Poli-de-Figueiredo, Ana E Figueiredo, Bartira E Pinheiro da Costa, Alessandra C Pizzato, Carlo Crepaldi, Fiorenza Ferrari, Anna Giuliani, Claudio Ronco
♦Background: The characteristics of peritoneal membrane transport differ among patients, affecting the prescription of peritoneal dialysis (PD) modality and glucose exposure in order to achieve an effective dialysis. This study aims to verify the influence of glucose exposure load and peritoneal membrane transport on body composition and nutritional status changes after the first year of PD. ♦ Methods: We examined a cohort of 85 incident PD patients during the first year of treatment. We established a cut-off of 5% to define changes in dry weight (DW), lean tissue mass (LTM), and fat mass (FM)...
April 13, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395664/the-future-of-critical-care-renal-support-in-2027
#3
REVIEW
William R Clark, Mauro Neri, Francesco Garzotto, Zaccaria Ricci, Stuart L Goldstein, Xiaoqiang Ding, Jiarui Xu, Claudio Ronco
Since its inception four decades ago, both the clinical and technologic aspects of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) have evolved substantially. Devices now specifically designed for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury are widely available and the clinical challenges associated with treating this complex patient population continue to be addressed. However, several important questions remain unanswered, leaving doubts in the minds of many clinicians about therapy prescription/delivery and patient management...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375505/opponent-s-comments
#4
Claudio Ronco, Lilia Rizo-Topete, Mara Serrano-Soto, Kianoush Kashani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375502/pro-prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-time-for-teamwork-and-new-biomarkers
#5
Claudio Ronco, Lilia Rizo-Topete, Mara Serrano-Soto, Kianoush Kashani
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition in critically ill patients. Multiple studies have identified AKI as a strong independent risk factor for higher morbidity and mortality. AKI is often multifactorial, asymptomatic and difficult to predict. In recent years, the discovery of several AKI biomarkers, including the recent validation and approval of cell cycle arrest biomarkers (NephroCheck, Astute Medical, San Diego, CA, USA), has provided additional tools to detect patients at high risk of AKI and improve their outcomes...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365692/sudden-death-in-end-stage-renal-disease-comparing-hemodialysis-versus-peritoneal-dialysis
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Simonetta Genovesi, Luca Porcu, Maria Carmen Luise, Hilary Riva, Elisa Nava, Gina Contaldo, Andrea Stella, Claudio Pozzi, Patrizia Ondei, Claudio Minoretti, Maurizio Gallieni, Giuseppe Pontoriero, Ferruccio Conte, Valter Torri, Silvio Bertoli, Antonio Vincenti
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate total and sudden death (SD) in a cohort of dialysis patients, comparing hemodialysis (HD) vs. peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: This is a multicenter retrospective cohort study. RESULTS: Deaths were 626 out of 1,823 in HD and 62 of 249 in PD patients. HD patients had a greater number of comorbidities (p < 0.05). PD patients had a lower risk of death than HD patients (p < 0.001); however, the advantage decreased with time (p < 0...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364303/acute-kidney-injury-in-sepsis
#7
REVIEW
Rinaldo Bellomo, John A Kellum, Claudio Ronco, Ron Wald, Johan Martensson, Matthew Maiden, Sean M Bagshaw, Neil J Glassford, Yugeesh Lankadeva, Suvi T Vaara, Antoine Schneider
Acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis carry consensus definitions. The simultaneous presence of both identifies septic AKI. Septic AKI is the most common AKI syndrome in ICU and accounts for approximately half of all such AKI. Its pathophysiology remains poorly understood, but animal models and lack of histological changes suggest that, at least initially, septic AKI may be a functional phenomenon with combined microvascular shunting and tubular cell stress. The diagnosis remains based on clinical assessment and measurement of urinary output and serum creatinine...
March 31, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294655/recovery-after-acute-kidney-injury-a-new-prognostic-dimension-of-the-syndrome
#8
Claudio Ronco, Fiorenza Ferrari, Zaccaria Ricci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292575/the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-what-to-expect-from-new-oral-hypoglycemic-agents
#9
REVIEW
Luca Di Lullo, Michela Mangano, Claudio Ronco, Vincenzo Barbera, Antonio De Pascalis, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Russo, Biagio Di Iorio, Mario Cozzolino
Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people have chronic kidney disease (CKD), whose most common causes include hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and diabetes. About 40% of patients with diabetes develop CKD and intensive blood glucose control through pharmacological intervention can delay CKD progression. Standard therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus include metformin, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones, and insulin. While these drugs have an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes, only the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone can be used across the spectrum of CKD (stages 2-5) and without dose adjustment...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249254/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-new-synthetic-vitamin-e-bonded-membrane-on-the-hypo-responsiveness-to-the-erythropoietin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-study
#10
Francesco Locatelli, Simeone Andrulli, Sara Maria Viganò, Massimo Concetti, Sauro Urbini, Franca Giacchino, Roberto Broccoli, Filippo Aucella, Maria Cossu, Paolo Conti, Laura Fattori, Giorgio Punzo, Daniela Angelini, Marco Peruzzini, Salvatore Di Giulio, Marta Piroddi, Francesco Galli, Lucia Del Vecchio
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has been related to hypo-response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to verify whether vitamin E (ViE) on a synthetic polysulfone dialyzer can improve ESA responsiveness. METHODS: This controlled, multicenter study involved 93 HD patients on stable ESA therapy, who were randomized to either ViE-coated polysulfone dialyzer or to a low-flux synthetic dialyzer. The primary outcome measure was the change in ESA resistance index (ERI) from baseline...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239173/acute-kidney-disease-and-renal-recovery-consensus-report-of-the-acute-disease-quality-initiative-adqi-16-workgroup
#11
REVIEW
Lakhmir S Chawla, Rinaldo Bellomo, Azra Bihorac, Stuart L Goldstein, Edward D Siew, Sean M Bagshaw, David Bittleman, Dinna Cruz, Zoltan Endre, Robert L Fitzgerald, Lui Forni, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Eric Hoste, Jay Koyner, Kathleen D Liu, Etienne Macedo, Ravindra Mehta, Patrick Murray, Mitra Nadim, Marlies Ostermann, Paul M Palevsky, Neesh Pannu, Mitchell Rosner, Ron Wald, Alexander Zarbock, Claudio Ronco, John A Kellum
Consensus definitions have been reached for both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and these definitions are now routinely used in research and clinical practice. The KDIGO guideline defines AKI as an abrupt decrease in kidney function occurring over 7 days or less, whereas CKD is defined by the persistence of kidney disease for a period of >90 days. AKI and CKD are increasingly recognized as related entities and in some instances probably represent a continuum of the disease process...
April 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236468/volume-expansion-and-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#12
Peter A McCullough, Jun Zhang, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213622/understanding-renal-functional-reserve
#13
Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Kellum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186567/hypothermia-and-kidney-a-focus-on-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
Silvia De Rosa, Massimo Antonelli, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177092/-newer-anti-diabetic-therapies-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Luca Di Lullo, Claudio Ronco, Vincenzo Barbera, Mario Cozzolino, Francesca Santoboni, Annalisa Villani, Antonio De Pascalis, Antonio Bellasi
Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people have chronic kidney disease (CKD), whose most common causes include hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and diabetes. About 40% of patients with diabetes develop CKD. Intensive blood glucose control through pharmacological intervention can delay CKD progression. Standard therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes include metformin, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones and insulin. While these drugs have an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes, only the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone can be used across the spectrum of CKD (stages 25) and without dose adjustment...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125806/procalcitonin-and-interleukin-6-levels-are-they-useful-biomarkers-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
#16
Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Grazia Maria Virzì, Massimo de Cal, Davide Giavarina, Mariarosa Carta, María-Jimena Muciño-Bermejo, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Loris Salvador, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury is an independent predictor of chronic renal disease and mortality. The scope of this study was to determine the utility of procalcitonin (PCT) and plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in predicting renal outcome and mortality in these patients. METHODS: PCT and plasma IL-6 levels of 122 cardiac surgery patients were measured at 48 h after the surgical procedure. Primary endpoints were adverse renal outcome and mortality...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114144/hepatitis-c-treatment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Michel Jadoul, Paul Martin
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a very common infection found among hemodialysis (HD) and kidney transplant patients. It is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have much better efficacy (sustained viral response (SVR)) and tolerance than interferon-based regimens. Very recent studies extend this breakthrough finding to chronic kidney disease (CKD) populations. SUMMARY: CKD patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >30 ml/min/1...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114139/uric-acid-vascular-stiffness-and-chronic-kidney-disease-is-there-a-link
#18
REVIEW
Juan C Ramirez-Sandoval, L Gabriela Sanchez-Lozada, Magdalena Madero
Controversy exists with regard to the causal role of hyperuricemia in chronic kidney disease. Vascular stiffness may be the link that explains the relation between hyperuricemia and kidney disease. Hyperuricemia is associated with a number of effects on the vascular endothelium and vascular smooth muscle cells, including an increase in oxidative stress, production of vasoconstrictors, and changes on the structural properties of the large artery wall. Observational evidence in large epidemiological cross-sectional studies suggests that there is an independent association between uric acid and arterial stiffness...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114135/preface
#19
Peter Kotanko, Laura Rosales, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114132/development-of-a-limb-preservation-program
#20
REVIEW
Richard F Neville, Ahmed Kayssi
In the global scenario, as the prevalence of renal failure and diabetes increases, healing and limb preservation assume increasing clinical importance for patients and healthcare systems. Unfortunately, there continues to be variation in the care delivered to patients at risk of losing a limb based on geography, race, socioeconomic status, and insurance status. There are also a variety of therapeutic approaches to patients with limb-threatening ischemia; 25% undergo primary amputation, 25% undergo medical therapy, and only 50% undergo any attempt at revascularization...
2017: Blood Purification
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