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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145282/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-combined-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Yingjing Shen, Chenggang Xu
INTRODUCTION: This report describes the novel sampling of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) combined with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). SYMPTOMS AND CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 48-year-old Chinese man presented with anasarca, hypourocrinia, gross hematuria, and weight gain by 10 kg subsequently developed acute kidney injury after struck by acute respiratory distress syndrome, really a threat to his heart. DIAGNOSES: Abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple small cysts in both kidneys, with the right kidney measuring 11...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138878/higher-cost-of-hospitalizations-for-non-cardiac-diagnoses-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Michael D Seckeler, Ian D Thomas, Jennifer Andrews, Omar Meziab, Tabitha Moe, Elissa Heller, Scott E Klewer
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are a rapidly increasing population and their impact on healthcare resources is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the costs of hospitalizations for non-cardiac disease for adults with CHD. We conducted a retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager from January 2011 through December 2013. Patients were ≥ 18 years old at admission with any ICD-9 code for moderate or high severity CHD; cardiac surgical admissions were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132321/the-role-of-the-specialized-team-in-the-operation-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-a-single-center-experience
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Harin Rhee, Gum Sook Jang, Miyeun Han, In Seong Park, Il Young Kim, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak
BACKGROUND: The requirement of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasing with the growing incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). The decision to initiate CRRT is not difficult if an adequate medical history is obtained. However, the handling and maintenance of CRRT constitute a labor-intensive intervention that requires specialized skills. For these reasons, our center organized a specialized CRRT team in March 2013. The aim of this study is to report on the role of a specialized CRRT team and to evaluate the team's outcome...
November 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131132/points-of-concern-in-post-acute-kidney-injury-management
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Jill Vanmassenhove, Raymond Vanholder, Norbert Lameire
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) will in the future remain high, partly due to an increase in comorbidities and other AKI favoring factors such as the rise in high-risk diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. AKI has emerged as a major public health concern with high human and financial costs. It has recently been demonstrated that patients surviving an AKI episode show increased all-cause mortality, chronic kidney disease (CKD), ESRD, cardiovascular events, and reduced quality of life. Although it is important to acknowledge that, after an AKI episode, the risk of dying by far exceeds the risk of developing incident or progressive CKD and/or entering a maintenance renal replacement therapy (RRT) program, currently only a minority of patients are referred for renal follow-up, even after AKI-requiring RRT...
November 2, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127739/renal-haemodynamics-and-oxygenation-during-and-after-cardiac-surgery-and-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Roger G Evans, Yugeesh R Lankadeva, Andrew D Cochrane, Bruno Marino, Naoya Iguchi, Michael Z L Zhu, Sally G Hood, Julian A Smith, Rinaldo Bellomo, Bruce S Gardiner, Chang-Joon Lee, David W Smith, Clive N May
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following cardiac surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and has important implications for prognosis. The aetiology of cardiac surgery-associated AKI is complex, but renal hypoxia, particularly in the medulla, is thought to play at least some role. There is strong evidence from studies in experimental animals, clinical observations and computational models, that medullary ischaemia and hypoxia occurs during CPB. There are no validated methods to monitor or improve renal oxygenation during CPB, and thus possibly decrease the risk of AKI...
November 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126653/perioperative-levosimendan-in-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Alessandro Putzu, Sara Clivio, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziano Cassina
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggested beneficial effects of perioperative levosimendan on postoperative outcome after cardiac surgery. However, three large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been recently published and presented neutral results. We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA) to assess benefits and harms of perioperative levosimendan therapy in cardiac surgery. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to September 2017 for RCTs on preoperative levosimendan versus any type of control...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123653/chloride-in-intensive-care-units-a-key-electrolyte
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Ghassan Bandak, Kianoush B Kashani
Over the past few years, chloride has joined the league of essential electrolytes for critically ill patients. Dyschloremia can occur secondary to various etiologic factors before and during patient admission in the intensive care unit. Some cases are disease-related; others, treatment-related. Chloride abnormalities were shown in animal models to have adverse effects on arterial blood pressure, renal blood flow, and inflammatory markers, which have led to several clinical investigations. Hyperchloremia was studied in several settings and correlated to different outcomes, including death and acute kidney injury...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123560/outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-reviewed-by-critical-care-outreach-what-is-the-role-of-the-national-early-warning-score
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Daniel A Potter, Nicholas Wroe, Helen Redhead, Andrew Jp Lewington
Introduction: This study investigated outcomes in critically unwell acute kidney injury patients and the role of the National Early Warning Score and other factors in identifying patients who experience negative outcomes. Methods: Retrospective cohort study investigating 64 patients seen by Critical Care Outreach between November 2014 and February 2015. Mortality at one year was analysed using multivariate regression; all other statistical tests were non-parametric...
November 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120031/histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-stereological-analysis-of-the-effect-of-gingko-biloba-egb761-on-the-hippocampus-of-rats-exposed-to-long-term-cellphone-radiation
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Fikret Gevrek
Cellular phones are major sources of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that can penetrate the human body and pose serious health hazards. The increasingly widespread use of mobile communication systems has raised concerns about the effects of cellphone radiofrequency (RF) on the hippocampus because of its close proximity to radiation during cellphone use. The effects of cellphone EMR exposure on the hippocampus of rats and the possible counteractive effects of ginkgo biloba (Egb761) were aimed to investigate...
November 9, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119923/drug-induced-nephrotoxicity-pathogenic-mechanisms-biomarkers-and-prevention-strategies
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Jiaguo Huang, Huizi Wu
Overdosing of the drugs, drug-drug interaction or drug related adverse effects are the risk factors of drug-induced nephrotoxicity. Since the use of some nephrotoxic drugs is still unavoidable in clinic, to understand the pathogenic mechanisms of nephrotoxicity of these drugs is critical to decrease the incidence of kidney injury. Early detection of drug-induced nephrotoxicity and reduce the therapeutic side effects are still accessible approaches to avoid the end stage of renal failure. Therefore, the discovery or development of the early and accurate diagnostic biomarkers is an effective prevention strategy for drug-induced kidney impairment...
November 8, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119288/renal-macrophages-and-dendritic-cells-in-sle-nephritis
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REVIEW
Naomi I Maria, Anne Davidson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the characteristics of renal macrophages and dendritic cells during homeostasis and disease, with a particular focus on lupus nephritis. RECENT FINDINGS: Resident renal macrophages derive from embryonic sources and are long-lived and self-renewing; they are also replaced from the bone marrow with age. The unique characteristics of macrophages in each tissue are imposed by the microenvironment and reinforced by epigenetic modifications...
November 9, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118889/successful-treatment-of-iatrogenic-external-iliac-artery-perforation-with-covered-stent-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Muhammad Umer Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Ghulam Mustafa Awan
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from iliac artery injury is a potentially serious complication of vascular interventional procedures leading to hemorrhagic shock and death if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. We report a 70-year-old male admitted to our facility with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, whose heart catheterization revealed left anterior descending artery (LAD) with 80% proximal, 95% mid and 100% distal disease. The left circumflex and right coronary arteries were 100% occluded proximally and received collaterals from the LAD...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114233/the-jnk-signaling-pathway-in-renal-fibrosis
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Keren Grynberg, Frank Y Ma, David J Nikolic-Paterson
Fibrosis of the glomerular and tubulointerstitial compartments is a common feature of chronic kidney disease leading to end-stage renal failure. This fibrotic process involves a number of pathologic mechanisms, including cell death and inflammation. This review focuses on the role of the c-Jun amino terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway in the development of renal fibrosis. The JNK pathway is activated in response to various cellular stresses and plays an important role in cell death and inflammation. Activation of JNK signaling is a common feature in most forms of human kidney injury, evident in both intrinsic glomerular and tubular cells as well as in infiltrating leukocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109879/legionnaires-disease-complicated-with-rhabdomyolysis-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-an-aids-patient
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Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Julio Perez Downes, Pramod Reddy
Objective: To present a case of an uncommon triad of Legionella pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis, and renal failure, with review of the relevant literature. Case: A 51-year-old with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension presented with fever, cough, and shortness of breath over four days. Chest X-ray showed consolidation in left lower lung field; urine was positive for Legionella antigen and myoglobin; creatine kinase was 51092U/L; creatine was 6...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089137/ambient-temperature-and-hospital-admissions-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-time-series-analysis
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Youn-Hee Lim, Rina So, Choongho Lee, Yun-Chul Hong, Minseon Park, Logyoung Kim, Hyung-Jin Yoon
Some studies have suggested that high ambient temperatures are a risk factor for kidney-related diseases. However, none have examined the association between ambient temperature and acute kidney injury (AKI). This study aimed to examine the association between daily mean temperature and AKI and identify high-risk subgroups in this association. We obtained health insurance claim data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) for 24,800 admitted cases of AKI during the period 2007-2014 in Seoul, Korea...
October 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089041/the-increasing-rates-of-acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-australia-a-single-centre-case-series
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Gregory J Wilson, Adrian L Kark, Leo P Francis, Wendy Hoy, Helen G Healy, Andrew J Mallett
BACKGROUND: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's first report into acute kidney injury demonstrated a significant increase in the incidence of acute-tubulo interstitial nephritis, the ICD-10 code representing both acute interstitial nephritis and pyelonephritis, in women aged less than 55 years. In contrast, recent case series have reported rising rates of drug induced acute interstitial nephritis predominantly among elderly patients. Due to several limitations with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, this new trend requires further investigation to determine if rates of acute interstitial nephritis are truly increasing among younger Australian women...
October 31, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088954/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-hypernatremia-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S Robertson, Shankar P Gopinath
OBJECTIVE Hypernatremia is independently associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Few studies have evaluated the impact of hypernatremia on early mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) treated in a neurocritical care unit. METHODS A retrospective review of patients with severe TBI (admission Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8) treated in a single neurocritical care unit between 1986 and 2012 was performed. Patients with at least 3 serum sodium values were selected for the study...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083099/therapeutic-application-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-kidney-disease-promises-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Lin-Li Lv, Wei-Jun Wu, Ye Feng, Zuo-Lin Li, Tao-Tao Tang, Bi-Cheng Liu
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanosized, membrane-bound vesicles released from different cells. Recent studies have revealed that EVs may participate in renal tissue damage and regeneration through mediating inter-nephron communication. Thus, the potential use of EVs as therapeutic vector has gained considerable interest. In this review, we will discuss the basic characteristics of EVs and its role in nephron cellular communication. Then, the application of EVs as therapeutic vector based on its natural content or as carriers of drug, in acute and chronic kidney injury, was discussed...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082329/a-rare-case-report-of-hydronephrosis-and-acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-gonadal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
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Jason M Sandberg, Raymond B Dyer, Majid Mirzazadeh
Background: Gonadal vein thrombosis (GVT) has been reported in association with malignancy and pelvic inflammatory conditions. Patients who develop GVT often require systemic anticoagulation to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and other local and distant thromboembolic effects. As the gonadal vein courses from the pelvis toward its outlet in the upper abdomen, its intimate relationship to the ureter in the setting of vascular pathology may pose a risk for urinary obstruction in the adult. We are reporting a rare case of GVT leading to ureteral obstruction and acute kidney injury (AKI) in a young otherwise healthy male and provide a review of similar literature...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070499/identifying-and-characterizing-preventable-adverse-drug-events-for-prioritizing-pharmacist-intervention-in-hospitals
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Nakyung Jeon, Ben Staley, Thomas Johns, Glori Pflugfelder Lipori, Babette Brumback, Richard Segal, Almut G Winterstein
PURPOSE: The approach and results for identifying and characterizing preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) that are key targets for pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) are summarized. METHODS: This study was part of a larger effort aimed at developing an electronic health record-based prediction model (the complexity score, or C-score) that ranks hospitalized patients according to their risk for pADEs. An environmental scan of published epidemiologic pADE studies and national patient safety priority areas was conducted...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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