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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895019/nephrotoxicity-during-vancomycin-therapy-in-combination-with-piperacillin-tazobactam-or-cefepime
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W Cliff Rutter, Jessica N Cox, Craig A Martin, Donna R Burgess, David S Burgess
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have demonstrated that vancomycin (VAN) may lead to an increase in acute kidney injury (AKI) when combined with anti-pseudomonal beta-lactams. This study compared the incidence of AKI associated with VAN plus piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) or cefepime (FEP). METHODS: This was a retrospective, matched cohort study at an academic medical center between September 2010 and September 2014 including adult patients receiving TZP-VAN or FEP-VAN for at least 48 hours and without severe chronic or structural kidney disease, dialysis, pregnancy, cystic fibrosis, or hospital transfer...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821407/role-of-type-2-diabetes-in-determining-retinal-renal-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Ravi Retnakaran, Baiju R Shah
OBJECTIVE: Women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have elevated lifetime risks for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with their peers. However, it is not known whether their risk of CVD is dependent upon the development of T2DM. Thus, we sought to evaluate the role of T2DM in determining vascular outcomes in women with previous GDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: All women in Ontario, Canada, with a live-birth pregnancy between April 1994 and March 2014 (n = 1,515,079) were stratified into the following four groups: women with GDM in whom T2DM subsequently developed (n = 15,585, median age 32 years); those with GDM in whom T2DM did not develop (n = 41,299; median age 32 years); women who did not have GDM but in whom T2DM developed (n = 49,397; median age 31 years); and those with neither GDM nor T2DM (n = 1,408,798; median age 30 years)...
November 7, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816158/management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-for-the-obstetrician
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REVIEW
Anjali Acharya
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disorder that occurs in several clinical settings. During pregnancy, there are additional unique conditions that contribute to AKI. The clinical manifestations of AKI during pregnancy range from a minimal elevation in serum creatinine to renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy, similar to AKI in the general population. Recent epidemiologic studies in the general population show an increase in mortality associated with AKI, particularly when dialysis is required...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739111/estimating-the-size-of-the-u-s-population-at-risk-of-severe-adverse-events-from-replicating-smallpox-vaccine
#4
Ellen P Carlin, Nichole Giller, Rebecca Katz
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the population at risk of serious adverse reactions to replicating smallpox vaccine. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Conditions known or suspected to carry risk were identified via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planning documents, other federal publications, and peer-reviewed literature. Conditions identified were categorized as historically recognized risks or more recently recognized immunocompromised states that may pose risk. Major historical risk factors were as follows: eczema/atopic dermatitis, pregnancy, HIV, and primary immunodeficiency...
October 13, 2016: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689416/attitudes-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-toward-prenatal-diagnosis-and-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis
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Oscar Swift, Enric Vilar, Belinda Rahman, Lucy Side, Daniel P Gale
AIMS: No recommendations currently exist regarding implementation of both prenatal diagnosis and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). This study evaluated attitudes in ADPKD patients with either chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages I-IV or end-stage renal failure (ESRF) toward prenatal diagnosis and PGD. METHODS: Ninety-six ADPKD patients were recruited from an outpatient clinic, wards, and dialysis units...
September 30, 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659934/an-alternative-approach-to-delivering-intensive-dialysis-in-pregnancy
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Louise E Ross, Pauline A Swift, Sandra M Newbold, Kate Bramham, Anne Hurley, Hugh Gallagher
Pregnancy outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis are improving. Recent literature supports intensive hemodialysis (HD) as the modality of choice during pregnancy in ESRD. We report the successful delivery of a healthy infant at full term in a patient with ESRD by supplementing peritoneal dialysis (PD) with intermittent HD to achieve adequate dialysis intensity.
September 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651605/a-single-centre-experience-of-obstetric-acute-kidney-injury
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V Mishra Vineet, A Goyal Preeti, S Aggarwal Rohina, S Choudhary, Tanvir Tanvir, D Dharaiya Nisarg, A Gaddagi Rashmi
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome characterized by a sudden decline in glomerular filtration rate leading to decreased excretion of nitrogenous waste products. It continues to be a common problem in developing countries. AIMS: The aim of this study was to understand AKI characteristics in pregnancy and identify the factors related to its unfavorable outcome. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted between January 2013 and May 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618946/evaluation-of-pre-transplant-panel-reactive-antibody-levels-and-sensitization-a-single-center-study
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Özgür Can, Ali Murat Gökçe, Mustafa Canbakan, Pınar Ata, Gülizar Manga Şahin, Mesut İzzet Titiz, Süheyla Apaydın
BACKGROUND Sensitization is one of the most important barriers against transplantation. Our aim was to evaluate the sensitization status of our patients awaiting cadaveric transplantation and to identify factors causing sensitization. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 140 patients on the cadaveric waiting list during January 2014 were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. The parametric t-test and the non-parametric chi-square test were used to detect differences between PRA-positive and -negative patients...
September 13, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604074/pregnancy-outcomes-after-kidney-graft-in-italy-are-the-changes-over-time-the-result-of-different-therapies-or-of-different-policies-a-nationwide-survey-1978-2013
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Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Martina Gerbino, Paola Todeschini, Maria Luisa Perrino, Ana Maria Manzione, Gian Benedetto Piredda, Elisa Gnappi, Flavia Caputo, Giuseppe Montagnino, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Pierluigi Di Loreto, Francesca Martino, Domenico Montanaro, Michele Rossini, Santina Castellino, Marilisa Biolcati, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Silvia Parisi, Elisabetta Versino, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice to restore fertility to women on renal replacement therapy. Over time, immunosuppressive, support therapies and approaches towards high-risk pregnancies have changed. The aim of this study was to analyse maternal-foetal outcomes in two cohorts of transplanted women who delivered a live-born baby in Italy in 1978-2013, dichotomized into delivery before and after January 2000. METHODS: A survey involving all the Italian transplant centres was carried out, gathering data on all pregnancies recorded since the start of activity at each centre; the estimated nationwide coverage was 75%...
July 5, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586847/gonadal-dysfunction-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Sexual dysfunction is a common finding in both men and women with chronic kidney failure. Common disturbances include erectile dysfunction in men, menstrual abnormalities in women, and decreased libido and fertility in both sexes. These abnormalities are primarily organic in nature and are related to uremia as well as the other comorbid conditions that frequently occur in the chronic kidney failure patient. Fatigue and psycho social factors related to the presence of a chronic disease are also contributory factors...
September 1, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578083/cholestatic-itch-management
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Asit Mittal
Cholestatic itch is a feature of numerous hepatobiliary disorders such as primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, the inherited form of cholestasis, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Although undervalued by physicians, cholestatic itch can be a source of great discomfort to the patient and significantly affects quality of life. Many pruritogens such as bile salts, opioids, serotonin, and histamine have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cholestatic itch, but no causative link has ever been established...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545639/-efficacy-of-eculizumab-in-a-case-of-pregnancy-associated-ahus
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Raffaella Cravero, Gianluigi Ardissino, Umberto Colageo, Piernicola Staffa, Elena Bruschetta, Serena Maroni, Eirini Karvela, Ermanno Spagarino, Velia Ruggeri, Roberto Jura
Pregnancy-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare condition, but it is burdened by a significant perinatal and maternal morbidity as well as mortality. We describe the case of a 33-year-old woman, who developed a TMA at the 36th week of gestation characterized by increased LDH, haptoglobin consumption, schistocytes, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure requiring dialysis. There were not gestational hypertension nor proteinuria until the day of hospitalization. ADAMTS 13 deficiency was ruled out and the patient did not have diarrhea...
July 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526407/reproductive-endocrinology-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-new-approaches-to-old-challenges
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Songul Onder, Sana Akbar, Rebecca J Schmidt
Sexual dysfunction is a common yet underreported problem among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This article will review sexual dysfunction in both genders, pregnancy outcomes, and best practices for successful full-term pregnancy in patients with CKD, including those with dialysis dependence and kidney transplants.
November 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471410/managing-pregnancy-in-chronic-kidney-disease-improving-outcomes-for-mother-and-baby
#14
REVIEW
Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Fadak Mohammadi, Shilpanjali Jesudason
Parenthood is a central focus for women with chronic kidney disease, but raises important fears and uncertainties about risks to their own and their baby's health. Pregnancy in women with background kidney disease, women receiving dialysis, or those with a functioning kidney transplant poses a challenging clinical scenario, associated with high maternal-fetal morbidity and potential impact on maternal renal health. Improvements in care over recent decades have led to a paradigm shift with cautious optimism and growing interest regarding pregnancies in women with chronic kidney disease...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469159/community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-adults-in-africa
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Dwomoa Adu, Perditer Okyere, Vincent Boima, Michael Matekole, Charlotte Osafo
AIMS: We review recent published data on demographics, causes, diagnoses, treatment, and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Africa. METHODS: A review of the incidence, etiology, diagnoses, and treatment of AKI in adults in Africa from studies published between the years 2000 and 2015. RESULTS: The incidence of AKI in hospitalized patients in Africa ranges from 0.3 to 1.9% in adults. Between 70 and 90% of cases of AKI are community acquired...
2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467564/severe-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-epidemiology-can-inform-ethical-decision-making
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P Danziger, D R Berman, K Luckritz, K Arbour, N Laventhal
OBJECTIVE: Decision-making for pregnancies complicated by severe congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) are ethically challenging, partly because the outcomes are not well studied. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of severe cases of CAKUT over 14 years. RESULTS: Seventy-one of the 108 cases could be completely analyzed. Forty-six percent (n=33) infants were live-born; one-third (n=11) survived to 12 months. Twice as many non-surviving infants received a trial of therapy vs comfort care only...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443548/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-an-experience-from-a-haemodialysis-unit-in-a-developing-country
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Ahmed Ibrahim, Momina M Ahmed, Seman Kedir, Delayehu Bekele
BACKGROUND: The first government funded and sustainable dialysis unit was established in Ethiopia at Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC). This has led to the development of a unique cohort of patients about which very little is known. This study was conducted to describe the clinical profile and outcome of adult Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) patients treated with intermittent haemodialysis at the dialysis center of SPHMMC. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical records of cases of AKI who required haemodialysis support during the time period from August 1, 2013 to February 1, 2015 was conducted...
July 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405251/effect-of-dialysis-on-fetal-heart-rate-is-inpatient-admission-for-fetal-monitoring-necessary
#18
Matthew H Loichinger, Autumn J Broady, Kelly Yamasato, Emily Mills, P Gordon McLemore, Dena Towner
OBJECTIVE: Pregnant patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) have long hospital stays for the purpose of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) during HD, which allows for monitoring of fetal well-being. However, more frequent dialysis allows for smaller fluid shifts, preventing maternal hypotension. Our aim was to determine differences in rates of EFM abnormalities during HD versus non-stress testing (NST) off dialysis for gravid women with renal failure. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study over a 13-year period (2000-2013) identified five patients with renal failure in pregnancy...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388899/adherence-to-ketoacids-essential-amino-acids-supplemented-low-protein-diets-and-new-indications-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
REVIEW
Denis Fouque, Jing Chen, Wei Chen, Liliana Garneata, S J Hwang, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Joel D Kopple, William E Mitch, Giorgina Piccoli, Vladimir Teplan, Philippe Chauveau
BACKGROUND: Low protein diets (LPD) have long been prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients with the goals of improving metabolic abnormalities and postpone the start of maintenance dialysis. METHODS: We reviewed the recent literature addressing low protein diets supplemented with ketoacids/essential aminoacids prescribed during chronic kidney disease and their effects on metabolic, nutritional and renal parameters since 2013. RESULTS: We show new information on how to improve adherence to these diets, on metabolic improvement and delay of the dialysis needs, and preliminary data in chronic kidney disease associated pregnancy...
July 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366662/the-successful-clinical-outcomes-of-pregnant-women-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Ji-Yeun Chang, Hanbeol Jang, Byung Ha Chung, Young-Ah Youn, In-Kyung Sung, Yong-Soo Kim, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND: Successful pregnancy outcomes in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are increasingly common in Western countries. However, in Korea, the available literature addressing this clinical issue is scarce. METHODS: We reviewed 5 successful parturitions [1 patient with Stage 5 CKD and 4 with maintenance hemodialysis (HD)] at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital over 3 years and investigated changes in dialysis prescription, anemia management, and the incidence of maternal and neonatal complications...
June 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
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