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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212179/hard-choices-better-outcomes-a-review-of-shared-decision-making-and-patient-decision-aids-around-dialysis-initiation-and-conservative-kidney-management
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Janet L Davis, Sara N Davison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients reaching end-stage kidney disease face difficult decisions, including choosing among renal replacement therapies (RRTs). With an increasingly elderly and frail population, there is growing interest in conservative kidney management (CKM) as a viable alternative to dialysis. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a patient-centered approach to these decisions, in which choices are viewed within the explicitly discussed values and preferences of the patient. Patient decision aids (PDAs) are tools designed to facilitate these discussions...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210500/drug-release-characteristics-and-tissue-distribution-of-rifapentine-polylactic-acid-sustained-release-microspheres-in-rabbits-after-paravertebral-implantation
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Zheng Zhang, Linbo Wu, Haijian Li, Zhicheng Long, Xinghua Song
BACKGROUND: Rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and TB associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have increased dramatically, intensifying challenges in TB control. New formulations of TB treatment drugs that control drug release and increase local drug concentrations will have a significant impact on mitigating the toxic side effects and increasing the clinical efficacy of anti-TB drugs. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to observe the sustained release characteristics of rifapentine polylactic acid sustained-release microspheres in vivo and the accumulation of rifapentine in other tissues following paravertebral implantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206610/international-differences-in-chronic-kidney-disease-prevalence-a-key-public-health-and-epidemiologic-research-issue
#3
Vianda S Stel, Katharina Brück, Simon Fraser, Carmine Zoccali, Ziad A Massy, Kitty J Jager
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February 16, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204946/clinical-outcomes-in-children-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-without-crescents
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Jean Daniel Delbet, Julien Hogan, Bilal Aoun, Iulia Stoica, Rémi Salomon, Stéphane Decramer, Isabelle Brocheriou, Georges Deschênes, Tim Ulinski
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common vasculitis in children. Its long-term prognosis depends on renal involvement. The management of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) remains controversial. This study reports the prognosis of children with HSPN presenting with class 2 International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC) nephritis. METHODS: All children with HSPN class 2 diagnosed between 1995 and 2015 in four pediatric nephrology centers were included, and clinical and biological data were collected from the medical files...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204813/homeostasis-and-the-concept-of-interstitial-fluids-hierarchy-relevance-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-sodium-concentrations-and-brain-temperature-control%C3%A2-review
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Luigi F Agnati, Manuela Marcoli, Giuseppina Leo, Guido Maura, Diego Guidolin
In this review, the aspects and further developments of the concept of homeostasis are discussed also in the perspective of their possible impact in the clinical practice, particularly as far as psychic homeostasis is concerned. A brief historical survey and comments on the concept of homeostasis and allostasis are presented to introduce our proposal that is based on the classical assumption of the interstitial fluid (ISF) as the internal medium for multicellular organisms. However, the new concept of a hierarchic role of ISF of the various organs is introduced...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198733/clinical-relevance-of-sarcopenia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
Ranjani N Moorthi, Keith G Avin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this article, we review sarcopenia in chronic kidney disease (CKD). We aim to present how definitions of sarcopenia from the general population may pertain to those with CKD, its assessment by clinicians and emerging therapies for sarcopenia in CKD. For this review, we limit our description and recommendations to patients with CKD who are not on dialysis. RECENT FINDINGS: Poorer parameters of lean mass, strength and physical function are associated with worsening patient-centered outcomes such as limiting mobility, falls and mortality in CKD; however, the magnitude of these associations are different in those with and without CKD...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197887/the-iskdc-classification-and-a-new-semiquantitative-classification-for-predicting-outcomes-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis
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Mikael Koskela, Elisa Ylinen, Elli-Maija Ukonmaanaho, Helena Autio-Harmainen, Päivi Heikkilä, Jouko Lohi, Outi Jauhola, Jaana Ronkainen, Timo Jahnukainen, Matti Nuutinen
BACKGROUND: Histological findings from primary kidney biopsies were correlated with patient outcomes in a national cohort of paediatric Henoch-Schönlein nephritis (HSN) patients. METHODS: Primary kidney biopsies from 53 HSN patients were re-evaluated using the ISKDC (International Study of Kidney Disease in Children) classification and a modified semiquantitative classification (SQC) that scores renal findings and also takes into account activity, chronicity and tubulointerstitial indices...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195249/building-blocks-of-the-gipu-italian-group-of-ultrastructural-pathology
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V Papa, R Costa, G Cenacchi
The Italian Group of Ultrastructural Pathology, GIPU, is a scientific organization committed to promote the art and science of Electron Microscopy (EM) in the pathology field in Italy, sharing its professional work with a public audience. The history of the GIPU goes back to 1990s when a founder group set up the Italian Group of Ultrastructural Diagnostic (GIDU) in Milan. The central focus of annual meetings was on EM, transmission and scanning one, about interesting cases in which it was instrumental in diagnosis...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192445/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-significantly-associated-with-depression-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jong Hyun Jhee, Hyoungnae Kim, Seohyun Park, Hae-Ryong Yun, Su-Young Jung, Youn Kyung Kee, Chang-Yun Yoon, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Tae-Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: Depression is reported to be the most common psychological problem in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Several studies have reported that lower levels of serum vitamin D are significantly associated with depression. Both vitamin D deficiency and depression are prevalent in patients with CKD, yet the relationship between these two factors remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D levels and depression among CKD patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186657/association-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-with-parathyroid-hormone-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-calcium-and-phosphorus-in-dogs-with-various-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
V J Parker, L M Harjes, K Dembek, G S Young, D J Chew, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with progression of renal disease, development of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism (RHPT), chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD), and increased mortality in people with CKD. Despite what is known regarding vitamin D dysregulation in humans with CKD, little is known about vitamin D metabolism in dogs with CKD. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to further elucidate vitamin D status in dogs with different stages of CKD and to relate it to factors that affect the development of CKD-MBD, including parathyroid hormone (PTH), fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), calcium, and phosphorus concentrations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184156/lung-and-kidney-a-dangerous-liaison-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-copd-patients-in-italy
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Ugo Fedeli, Alfredo De Giorgi, Nicola Gennaro, Eliana Ferroni, Massimo Gallerani, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Roberto Manfredini, Fabio Fabbian
BACKGROUND: COPD is among the major causes of death, and it is associated with several comorbid conditions. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is frequently diagnosed in older people living in Western societies and could impact COPD patients' mortality. We evaluated the relationship between burden of comorbidities, CKD, and mortality in a population-based cohort of patients discharged with a diagnosis of COPD. METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted evaluating 27,272 COPD patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182800/cost-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients
#12
Samuel A Silver, Jin Long, Yuanchao Zheng, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND: The economic burden of acute kidney injury (AKI) is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effects of AKI on hospitalization costs and length of stay (LOS). DESIGN: Using data from the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, we compared hospitalization costs and LOS with and without AKI. We used a generalized linear model with a gamma distribution and a log link fitted to AKI to adjust for demographics, hospital differences, and comorbidities...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176617/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#13
Federico Cicora, Javier Roberti
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a debilitating and often fatal viral disease of the central nervous system. A 39-year-old male kidney transplant recipient presented to our hospital with weakness of the left arm and leg, his immunosuppressive regimen consisted of tacrolimus, mycophenolate sodium, and meprednisone. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed hypercellularity in neural tissue and a lesion affecting the right ventral and lateral areas of the thalamus and the posterior limb of the internal capsule...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174318/integrating-quality-improvement-education-into-the-nephrology-curricular-milestones-framework-and-the-clinical-learning-environment-review
#14
Lisa K Prince, Dustin J Little, Katherine I Schexneider, Christina M Yuan
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires that trainees show progressive milestone attainment in the practice-based learning and systems-based practice competencies. As part of the Clinical Learning Environment Review, sponsoring hospitals must educate trainees in health care quality improvement, provide them with specialty-specific quality data, and ensure trainee participation in quality improvement activities and committees. Subspecialty-specific quality improvement curricula in nephrology training programs have not been reported, although considerable curricular and assessment material exists for specialty residencies, including tools for assessing trainee and faculty competence...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173916/effect-of-mineral-and-bone-metabolism-on-restless-legs-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients
#15
Precil D M M Neves, Fabiana G Graciolli, Ivone B Oliveira, Ramaiane A Bridi, Rosa M A Moysés, Rosilene M Elias
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a highly prevalent sleep disease among patients on hemodialysis. The physiopathology is still unclear, and may be multifactorial. Because of the association between iron metabolism and chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorders (CKD-MBD), we hypothesized that both factors would be associated with RLS. METHODS: We have evaluated hemodialysis patients, in a face-to-face interview for the diagnosis and severity of RLS, as measured by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164431/extracellular-vesicle-shuttled-mrna-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-communication
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Enrico Ragni, Federica Banfi, Mario Barilani, Alessandro Cherubini, Valentina Parazzi, Paola Larghi, Vincenza Dolo, Valentina Bollati, Lorenza Lazzari
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent cells able to differentiate into several cell types, hence providing cell reservoirs for therapeutic applications. The absence of detectable MSC homing at injury sites suggests that paracrine functions could, at least in part, be mediated by extracellular vesicles (EVs); EVs are newly identified players that are studied mainly as predictive or diagnostic biomarkers. Together with their clinical interests, EVs have recently come to the fore for their role in cell-to-cell communication...
February 5, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163825/genomic-analysis-of-four-strains-of-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-bv-equi-isolated-from-horses-showing-distinct-signs-of-infection
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Rafael A Baraúna, Rommel T J Ramos, Adonney A O Veras, Pablo H C G de Sá, Luís C Guimarães, Diego A das Graças, Adriana R Carneiro, Judy M Edman, Sharon J Spier, Vasco Azevedo, Artur Silva
The genomes of four strains (MB11, MB14, MB30, and MB66) of the species Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi were sequenced on the Ion Torrent PGM platform, completely assembled, and their gene content and structure were analyzed. The strains were isolated from horses with distinct signs of infection, including ulcerative lymphangitis, external abscesses on the chest, or internal abscesses on the liver, kidneys, and lungs. The average size of the genomes was 2.3 Mbp, with 2169 (Strain MB11) to 2235 (Strain MB14) predicted coding sequences (CDSs)...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160524/urinary-f2-isoprostanes-in-cats-with-international-renal-interest-society-stage-1-4-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
W Whitehouse, J Quimby, S Wan, K Monaghan, R Robbins, L A Trepanier
BACKGROUND: F2 -isoprostanes, a biomarker of oxidant injury, increase with advancing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in humans. In cats, the relationship between CKD and oxidative stress is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether cats with advancing CKD have increasing urinary F2 -isoprostanes. ANIMALS: Control cats without evidence of CKD (≥6 years old; n = 11), and cats with IRIS stage 1 (n = 8), 2 (n = 38), 3 (n = 21), and 4 (n = 10) CKD...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159401/relationships-of-mercury-concentrations-across-tissue-types-muscle-regions-and-fins-for-two-shark-species
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Jason R O'Bryhim, Douglas H Adams, Julia L Y Spaet, Gary Mills, Stacey L Lance
Mercury (Hg) exposure poses a threat to both fish and human health. Sharks are known to bioaccumulate Hg, however, little is known regarding how Hg is distributed between different tissue groups (e.g. muscle regions, organs). Here we evaluated total mercury (THg) concentrations from eight muscle regions, four fins (first dorsal, left and right pectorals, caudal-from both the inner core and trailing margin of each fin), and five internal organs (liver, kidney, spleen, heart, epigonal organ) from two different shark species, bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) and silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) to determine the relationships of THg concentrations between and within tissue groups...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156054/patient-satisfaction-with-nurse-led-chronic-kidney-disease-clinics-a-multicentre-evaluation
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Sonya Coleman, Kathryn Havas, Susanne Ersham, Cassandra Stone, Berndatte Taylor, Anne Graham, Lorraine Bublitz, Louise Purtell, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: There is growing international evidence that nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics provide a comprehensive approach to achieving clinical targets effective in slowing the progression of CKD. Across Queensland, Australia, these clinics have been established in many renal outpatient departments although patient satisfaction with these clinics is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To measure patient satisfaction levels with CKD nurse-led clinics. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study undertaken at five clinics located in metropolitan, regional and remote hospitals in Queensland...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
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