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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535522/restenosis-in-hemodialytic-fistulas-and-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-vascular-disease-two-pathologies-driven-by-metakaryotic-stem-cells
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Gianandrea Pasquinelli, William G Thilly, Elena V Gostjeva, Paola Todeschini, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) exacerbating vascular disease poses a major challenge to nephrology. Surgically placed vascular fistulas, as an aid to hemodialysis prior to kidney transplant, have extended many lives, while post-surgical restenosis closure of the fistula by smooth muscle cells affects many lives. When post-surgical restenosis is developed, palliative measures are almost always surgical: there are no effective drug treatments. In this study, we offer a testable hypothesis that effects of CKD on widely distributed vascular diseases and the phenomenon of fistula restenosis are both driven by the pathologic creation of non-dividing smooth muscle cells via asymmetric division of exponentially increasing metakaryotic stem cells...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532554/traditional-medicines-and-kidney-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-opportunities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
John W Stanifer, Kajiru Kilonzo, Daphne Wang, Guobin Su, Wei Mao, Lei Zhang, La Zhang, Shobhana Nayak-Rao, J Jaime Miranda
Traditional medicines are a principal form of health care for many populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, and they have gained attention as an important means of health care coverage globally. In the context of kidney diseases, the challenges and opportunities presented by traditional medicine practices are among the most important considerations for developing effective and sustainable public health strategies. However, little is known about the practices of traditional medicines in relation to kidney diseases, especially concerning benefits and harms...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532552/nephrology-education-and-continuing-education-in-resource-limited-settings
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REVIEW
Tushar J Vachharajani, Aminu K Bello, Rhys Evans, Gavin Dreyer, Quentin Eichbaum
Nephrology training programs in high-income countries have transitioned from an apprenticeship model to a well-structured, resource-driven model that supports continual professional development. In contrast, in low- and middle-income countries, medical training and in particular nephrology training has lagged behind owing to resource limitations. Some of the challenges to adequately provide training to health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries include shortage of teaching faculty, difficulty in developing curricula to meet regional needs, and a lack of resources to provide competency-based medical education...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532550/introduction-global-health-issues-in-nephrology
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EDITORIAL
Valerie A Luyckx
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523301/large-variability-of-the-activity-and-chronicity-indexes-within-and-between-histological-classes-of-lupus-nephritis
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Tudor Azoicăi, Ioana Mădălina Belibou, Ludmila Lozneanu, Simona Eliza Giuşcă, Elena Cojocaru, Irina Draga Căruntu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by a multifaceted pathogenesis and a heterogeneous clinical expression. The kidney involvement is almost unavoidable in all forms of SLE with chronic evolution, 75% of patients developing renal lesions defined as lupus nephritis (LN) - a glomerulonephritis with an extremely diverse lesion spectrum. The present study aimed to reevaluate a series of cases diagnosed as LN, focusing on the histological features in correlation with the level of activity and chronicity...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514195/analysis-of-the-use-and-impact-of-twitter-during-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-annual-meetings-from-2011-to-2016-focus-on-advanced-metrics-and-user-trends
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Naveen Pemmaraju, Michael A Thompson, Ruben A Mesa, Tejas Desai
PURPOSE: The use of social media, in particular Twitter, has substantially increased among health care stakeholders in the field of hematology and oncology, with an especially sharp increase in the use of Twitter during times of major national meetings. The most attended meeting in the oncology field is the ASCO annual meeting. Little is known about the detailed metrics involved in the use, volume, and impact of Twitter during the ASCO annual meeting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of tweets during the ASCO annual meetings from 2011 to 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509121/antithyroid-drug-associated-mpo-anca-positive-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-a-type-2-diabetes-patient-a-case-report
#7
Shinsuke Nishimura, Kazushi Nakao, Masaya Takeda, Ikuko Matsuura, Yoshihisa Nomura, Sonei Shojima, Yuriko Yamamura, Kazuyuki Fujita, Noriya Momoki, Keisuke Maruyama, Masahiro Yamamura, Makoto Hiramatsu
A 54-year-old man diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and hyperthyroidism was prescribed propylthiouracil (PTU) after the patient developed hepatic dysfunction on thiamazole. At 50 mg/day of PTU, he was stable with thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor and thyrotropic antibody titers remaining stable. After four years of taking PTU, he was referred to the Department of Nephrology due to a rapid increase in his serum creatinine (Cr) level. He showed impaired renal function (Cr 2.26 mg/dL; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), 25 mL/min)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507638/antibiotic-utilization-in-pediatric-hospitalized-patients-a-single-center-study
#8
Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Rexhep Hoxha, Elton Bahtiri, Valon Krasniqi, Shaip Krasniqi
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in paediatrics. In most cases, antibiotics are started on an empirical basis, without proof of a bacterial infection, either before the start of therapy or afterwards. AIM: The main objective of this study was to analyse the consumption of antibiotics in hospitalised paediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study investigated the consumption of antimicrobials in defined daily doses (DDDs according to the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical/DDD index) in Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology Departments at Pediatric Clinic of the tertiary hospital...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505705/crossed-ectopic-kidney-prenatal-diagnosis-and-postnatal-follow-up
#9
Michal Zajicek, Sharon Perlman, Benjamin Dekel, Einat Lahav, Danny Lotan, Dor Lotan, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of fetuses with crossed ectopic kidney METHODS: Cases referred for an empty renal fossa and diagnosed with crossed ectopic kidney confirmed postnatally were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 10 years. Prenatal diagnosis was established following the detection of one kidney in a normal position, and a second ipsilateral kidney fed by abnormal blood vessels on Doppler flow. RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2015, 185 fetuses were referred for an empty renal fossa...
May 15, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501861/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-care-and-early-survival-among-incident-dialysis-patients-in-the-us-military-health-system
#10
Robert Nee, Evan Fisher, Christina M Yuan, Lawrence Y Agodoa, Kevin C Abbott
BACKGROUND: Previous reports showed an increased early mortality after chronic dialysis initiation among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population. We hypothesized that ESRD patients in the Military Health System (MHS) would have greater access to pre-ESRD care and hence better survival rates during this early high-risk period. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, using the US Renal Data System database, we identified 1,256,640 patients initiated on chronic dialysis from January 2, 2004 through December 31, 2014, from which a bootstrap sample of 3,984 non-MHS incident dialysis patients were compared with 996 MHS patients...
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500518/incremental-start-to-pd-as-experienced-in-italy-results-of-censuses-carried-out-from-2005-to-2014
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Loris Neri, Giusto Viglino, Giancarlo Marinangeli, Anna Rachele Rocca, Alessandro Laudon, Antonino Ragusa, Gianfranca Cabiddu
BACKGROUND: It is not known how widely used in Italy an incremental start to in peritoneal dialysis (Incr-PD) is. METHODS: By analyzing the peritoneal dialysis (PD) censuses conducted by the PD Study Group (GSDP-SIN) for the years 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 in all the Centers performing PD in Italy, the use of Incr-PD, i.e. continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with 1 or 2 exchanges/day or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) with 3-4 sessions/week, was examined among incident PD patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499136/a-novel-tool-for-the-identification-of-correlations-in-medical-data-by-faceted-search
#12
Danilo Schmidt, Klemens Budde, Daniel Sonntag, Hans-Jürgen Profitlich, Matthias Ihle, Oliver Staeck
This work focuses on the integration of multifaceted extensive data sets (e.g. laboratory values, vital data, medications) and partly unstructured medical data such as discharge letters, diagnostic reports, clinical notes etc. in a research database. Our main application is an integrated faceted search in nephrology based on information extraction results. We describe the details of the application of transplant medicine and the resulting technical architecture of the faceted search application.
April 14, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499030/moderator-s-view-predictive-models-a-prelude-to-precision-nephrology
#13
Carmine Zoccali
Appropriate diagnosis is fundamental in medicine because it sets the basis for the prediction of disease outcome at the single patient level (prognosis) and decisions regarding the most appropriate therapy. However, given the large series of social, clinical and biological factors that determine the likelihood of an individual's future outcome, prognosis only partly depends on diagnosis and aetiology and treatment is not decided solely on the basis of the underlying diagnosis. This issue is crucial in multifactorial diseases like atherosclerosis, where the use of statins has now shifted from 'treating hypercholesterolaemia' to 'treating the risk of adverse cardiovascular events'...
May 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499028/con-most-clinical-risk-scores-are-useless
#14
Friedo W Dekker, Chava L Ramspek, Merel van Diepen
While developing prediction models has become quite popular both in nephrology and in medicine in general, most models have not been implemented in clinical practice on a larger scale. This should be no surprise, as the majority of published models has been shown to be poorly reported and often developed using inappropriate methods. The main problems identified relate to either using too few candidate predictors (based on univariable P < 0.05) or too many (for the number of events), resulting in poorly performing prediction models...
May 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497093/association-between-abnormal-serum-free-light-chains-ratio-and-known-prognostic-factors-in-lymphoma-a-nephrology-viewpoint
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Minoosh Moghimi, Mahshid Kashkooli Behroozi, Mehdi Maghbooli, Sattar Jafari, Saeideh Mazloomzadeh, Aiyoub Pezeshgi
Introduction: The serum immunoglobulin free light chain (FLC) assay quantities of free kappa (κ) and lambda (λ) light chains. This assay has prognostic value in plasma cell proliferative disorders. There are limited data on serum FLC in B-cell malignancies. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the known prognostic factors in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the type B-cell and Hodgkin disease with an abnormal secretion amount of light chains in these lymphomas. Patients and Methods: The association of pretreatment FLC and FLC ratio (κ:λ) with previously known prognostic factors for lymphoma such as the international prognostic index (IPI) and B symptoms were evaluated in 50 patients with Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497090/association-between-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-and-coronary-artery-angioplasty
#16
Arezoo Khosravi, Eghlim Nemati, Mahdi Soleimanian, Neda Raesi, Shahin Abbaszadeh
Introduction: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein, whose serum levels changes during various physiologic and pathologic situations. Recently, the relationship between PSA and cardiologic disorders has been assessed. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the association of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) complications with PSA serum levels. Patients and Methods: In this study, 100 eligible patients undergoing PCI were included. The total PSA serum values were analyzed pre- and post-procedure...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497085/evaluation-of-water-and-electrolytes-disorders-in-severe-acute-diarrhea-patients-treated-by-who-protocol-in-eight-large-hospitals-in-tehran-a-nephrology-viewpoint
#17
Alireza Soleimani, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Mohammad Reza Tamadon
Introduction: The most common cause of death from diarrhea is the shock caused by dehydration, electrolytes and acid-base disorders. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate water and electrolytes disorders in diarrhea patients after treating severe acute diarrhea. Patients and Methods: In this study we used a historical cohort and studied patients who were hospitalized due to acute diarrhea and were similarly treated for dehydration and water and electrolyte disorders as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493451/the-effect-of-an-electronic-health-record-based-tool-on-abnormal-pediatric-blood-pressure-recognition
#18
Sarah A Twichell, Corinna J Rea, Patrice Melvin, Andrew J Capraro, Joshua C Mandel, Michael A Ferguson, Daniel J Nigrin, Kenneth D Mandl, Dionne Graham, Justin P Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Recognition of high blood pressure (BP) in children is poor, partly due to the need to compute age-sex-height referenced percentiles. This study examined the change in abnormal BP recognition before versus after the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR) app designed to calculate BP percentiles with a training lecture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data were extracted on all ambulatory, non-urgent encounters for children 3-18 years old seen in primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, or nephrology clinics at an urban, academic hospital in the year before and the year after app introduction...
May 11, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491854/mpo-anca-associated-necrotizing-glomerulonephritis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Mário Góis, Ana Messias, Dulce Carvalho, Fernanda Carvalho, Helena Sousa, João Sousa, Fernando Nolasco
BACKGROUND: Renal involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is common and has a negative impact on patient survival. Only few cases have been reported of necrotizing glomerulonephritis (GN) associated with myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) in patients with RA. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a patient with RA who developed a necrotizing GN associated with ANCA-MPO, treated with rituximab (RTX). A 55-year-old man with a 27-year history of RA under secukinumab was referred to our nephrology clinic with worsening renal function associated with microhematuria and proteinuria...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490696/-diagnostic-value-of-renal-phospholipase-a2-receptor-and-serum-anti-phospholipase-a2-receptor-antibody-in-membranous-nephropathy
#20
Xiaoxiang Wu, Si Wen, Xuejing Zhu, Shuguang Yuan, Xiangqing Xu, Danyi Yang, Lin Sun, Hong Liu, Fuyou Liu
To examine the expression of phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) in renal tissues and the level of anti-PLA2R antibody in serum in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and secondary membranous nephropathy (SMN), and to evaluate their diagnostic value in IMN.
 Methods: A total of 73 patients, who were diagnosed between May, 2014 and February, 2015 in the Department of Nephrology of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, were divided into three groups: an IMN group (n=48), an SMN group (n=17) and a minimal change disease group (n=8) according to the renal biopsy...
April 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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