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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527248/-clinical-and-demographic-profile-and-risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Carlos Carvajal, Carlos Pacheco, Fabián Jaimes
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea. The increasing incidence added to a lower rate of response to the initial treatment and higher rates of relapse has generated a higher burden of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with C. difficile infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made a nested case-cohort study. We reviewed medical records of the patients with nosocomial diarrhea for whom an assay for toxin A-B of C...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525779/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-renal-replacement-therapy-modalities-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Danielle M Nash, Sebastian Przech, Ron Wald, Daria O'Reilly
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes among critically ill adults with acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) or sustained low efficiency dialysis (SLED). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published in 2015 or earlier using MEDLINE®, EMBASE®, Cochrane databases and grey literature. Eligible studies included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) or prospective cohort studies comparing outcomes of mortality, dialysis dependence or length of stay among critically ill adults receiving CRRT, IHD or SLED to treat AKI...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511069/ischaemic-preconditioning-current-knowledge-and-potential-future-applications-after-30-years-of-experience
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Karolina Stokfisz, Anna Ledakowicz-Polak, Maciej Zagorski, Marzenna Zielinska
Ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) phenomenon has been known for thirty years. During that time several studies showed that IPC provided by brief ischaemic and reperfusion episodes prior to longer ischaemia can bestow a protective effect to both preconditioned and also remote organs. IPC affecting remote organs is called remote ischaemic preconditioning. Initially, most IPC studies were focused on enhancing myocardial resistance to subsequent ischaemia and reperfusion injury. However, preconditioning was found to be a universal phenomenon and was observed in various organs and tissues including the heart, liver, brain, retina, kidney, skeletal muscles and intestine...
May 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503301/is-there-a-role-for-ischaemic-conditioning-in-cardiac-surgery
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Luciano Candilio, Derek Hausenloy
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is the revascularisation strategy of choice in patients with diabetes mellitus and complex CAD. Owing to a number of factors, including the ageing population, the increased complexity of CAD being treated, concomitant valve and aortic surgery, and multiple comorbidities, higher-risk patients are being operated on, the result of which is an increased risk of sustaining perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) and poorer clinical outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501076/intravenous-contrast-friend-or-foe-a-review-on-contrast-induced-nephropathy
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Catherine Do
Intravenous iodinated contrast is used in many contrasted imaging studies ranging from computed tomography to angiography. The risks of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and its incidence have not been clearly defined. Most iodinated contrast media used today are hypertonic compared with serum osmolality and pose biological risks. However, the risk of CIN in the general population may be overestimated. Confounding risk factors may contribute to acute kidney injury other than attributable risk of contrast exposure...
May 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491851/pemetrexed-induced-acute-kidney-failure-following-irreversible-renal-damage-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Tito Zattera, Francesco Londrino, Matteo Trezzi, Roberto Palumbo, Antonio Granata, Paola Tatangelo, Valentina Corbani, Valeria Falqui, Nadia Chiappini, Lisa Mathiasen, Marco Cavallini, Davide Rolla
BACKGROUND: Pemetrexed (PEM) is a new-generation multitargeted antifolate agent with a demonstrated broad-spectrum activity in several types of human cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mesothelioma. Major side effects include dose-limiting hematologic toxicities. PEM nephrotoxicity is well known; however, its frequency is considered to be low. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report two cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) related to PEM administration (500 mg/m2) in patients with NSCLC...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491813/toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review-in-japan
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Ryuichi Sada, Saori Fukuda, Hiroyasu Ishimaru
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been spreading worldwide, including in Japan. However, few cases of toxic shock syndrome caused by Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been reported in Japan. We report 2 cases, in middle-aged women, of toxic shock syndrome due to Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus via a vaginal portal of entry. The first patient had used a tampon and the second patient had vaginitis due to a cleft narrowing associated with vulvar lichen sclerosus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488989/spice-y-kidney-failure-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-acute-kidney-injury-attributable-to-the-use-of-synthetic-cannabis
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Ceyda Zarifi, Shuchi Vyas
INTRODUCTION: Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid that is readily available for purchase in smoke shops at relatively low cost. Spice is not detectable upon routine drug screening, making it an increasingly popular new street drug. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old man presented with new-onset seizures. During the next 2 days, he developed uncontrollable hypertension, agitation, respiratory failure requiring intubation, pulmonary hypertension, and acute kidney injury (AKI) with a maximum blood urea nitrogen/creatinine level of 54/7...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487870/volume-related-weight-gain-as-an-independent-indication-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-units
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Tibor Fülöp, Lajos Zsom, Mihály B Tapolyai, Miklos Z Molnar, László Rosivall
Attempts to identify specific therapies to reverse acute kidney injury (AKI) have been unsuccessful in the past; only modifying risk profile or addressing the underlying disease processes leading to AKI proved efficacious. The current thinking on recognizing AKI is compromised by a "kidney function percent-centered" viewpoint, a paradigm further reinforced by the emergence of serum creatinine-based automated glomerular filtration reporting over the last two decades. Such thinking is, however, grossly corrupted for AKI and poorly applicable in critically ill patients in general...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486919/metabolic-imbalance-of-homocysteine-and-hydrogen-sulfide-in-kidney-disease
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O Karmin, Yaw L Siow
Homocysteine (Hcy) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are important molecules produced during the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Hcy metabolism is central to the supply of methyl groups that are essential for biological function. Hcy can be either regenerated to methionine or metabolized to cysteine, a precursor for glutathione synthesis. Cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) and cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) play a crucial role in metabolizing Hcy to cysteine through the transsulfuration pathway. These two enzymes are also responsible for H2S generation through desulfuration reactions...
May 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485834/profile-and-outcomes-of-women-with-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-at-a-center-in-ethiopia
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Delayehu Bekele, Momina Ahmed, Ahmed Ibrahim, Seman Kedir, Grace Chan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile and outcomes of women with pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (AKI) undergoing dialysis at Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, where the first publicly funded large-scale dialysis service in Ethiopia was established. METHODS: In a hospital-based retrospective study, clinical records were reviewed for all women with pregnancy-related AKI attending the hemodialysis unit at the study center between August 2013 and July 2015...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485326/clarifications-on-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-and-hemodynamics
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REVIEW
Xiao-Ting Wang, Cui Wang, Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu
OBJECTIVE: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a continuous process of bedside blood purification which is widely used in the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) and for fluid management. However, since AKI and fluid overload are often found to be associated with hemodynamic abnormalities, determining the relationship between CRRT and hemodynamics remains a challenge in the treatment of critically ill patients. The aim of this review was to summarize key points in the relationship between CRRT and hemodynamics and to understand and monitor renal hemodynamics in critically ill patients, especially those with AKI...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485097/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-comprehensive-review
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Rupesh Raina, Nicholas Herrera, Vinod Krishnappa, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Akash Deep, Wei-Ming Kao, Timothy Bunchman, Rolla Abu-Arja
AKI in the setting of HSCT is commonly investigated among adult patients. In the same way, malignancies requiring treatment with HSCT are not limited to the adult patient population, AKI following HSCT is frequently encountered within pediatric patient populations. However, inadequate information regarding epidemiology and pathophysiology specific to pediatric patients prevents development of appropriate and successful therapeutic strategies for those afflicted. Addressing AKI in the context of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, chemotherapy, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension post chemotherapy, glomerulonephritis, and graft versus host disease provides greater insight into renal impairment associated with these HSCT-related ailments...
June 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484983/ischemic-preconditioning-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Maranatha Ayodele, Sebastian Koch
Preconditioning is the premise that controlled preemptive exposure to sub-lethal doses of a stressor and can condition an organism or organ to later withstand a lethal dose. This process relies on marshaling endogenous survival resources that have evolved as part of an organism's evolutionary struggle to overcome at times harsh environmental conditions. This preconditioning response occurs through activation of myriad complex mechanisms that run the gamut from alterations in gene expression to the de novo synthesis and post-translational modification of proteins, and it may occur across exposure to a wide variety of stressors (i...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484814/contemporary-approaches-to-perioperative-iv-fluid-therapy
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Paul S Myles, Sam Andrews, Jonathan Nicholson, Dileep N Lobo, Monty Mythen
BACKGROUND: Intravenous fluid therapy is required for most surgical patients, but inappropriate regimens are commonly prescribed. The aim of this narrative review was to provide evidence-based guidance on appropriate perioperative fluid management. METHOD: We did a systematic literature search of the literature to identify relevant studies and meta-analyses to develop recommendations. RESULTS: Of 275 retrieved articles, we identified 25 articles to inform this review...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484449/interleukin-6-signaling-pathway-and-its-role-in-kidney-disease-an-update
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Hua Su, Chun-Tao Lei, Chun Zhang
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine that not only regulates the immune and inflammatory response but also affects hematopoiesis, metabolism, and organ development. IL-6 can simultaneously elicit distinct or even contradictory physiopathological processes, which is likely discriminated by the cascades of signaling pathway, termed classic and trans-signaling. Besides playing several important physiological roles, dysregulated IL-6 has been demonstrated to underlie a number of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, metabolic abnormalities, and malignancies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481398/evolutionary-trade-offs-in-kidney-injury-and-repair
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Yutian Lei, Hans-Joachim Anders
Evolutionary medicine has proven helpful to understand the origin of human disease, e.g. in identifying causal roles of recent environmental changes impacting on human physiology (environment-phenotype mismatch). In contrast, diseases affecting only a limited number of members of a species often originate from evolutionary trade-offs for usually physiologic adaptations assuring reproductive success in the context of extrinsic threats. For example, the G1 and G2 variants of the APOL1 gene supporting control of Trypanosoma infection come with the trade-off that they promote the progression of kidney disease...
May 8, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480100/the-burden-and-outcome-of-pediatric-renal-admissions-at-the-federal-teaching-hospital-abakaliki-a-3-year-review-2011-2013
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V U Muoneke, A F Una, C B Eke, O U Anyanwu
BACKGROUND: Renal diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide particularly in the resource-poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Adequate data on these diseases in children in our setting are limited as a result of late/nonpresentation. AIM: The aim of the study is to review the pattern and outcome of pediatric renal admissions at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETH) Abakaliki over a 3-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective observational review of all childhood renal admissions in FETH, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state between 2011 and 2013...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474996/association-of-preoperative-hypoalbuminemia-with-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-brain-tumor-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Kyungmi Kim, Ji-Yeon Bang, Seon-Ok Kim, Saegyeol Kim, Joung Uk Kim, Jun-Gol Song
OBJECTIVE Hypoalbuminemia is known to be independently associated with postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). However, little is known about the association between the preoperative serum albumin level and postoperative AKI in patients undergoing brain tumor surgery. The authors investigated the incidence of AKI, impact of preoperative serum albumin level on postoperative AKI, and death in patients undergoing brain tumor surgery. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records and laboratory results of 2363 patients who underwent brain tumor surgery between January 2008 and December 2014...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472145/preoperative-aspirin-use-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-propensity-score-matched-observational-study
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Min Hur, Chang-Hoon Koo, Hyung-Chul Lee, Sun-Kyung Park, Minkyung Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jin-Tae Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk
BACKGROUND: The association between preoperative aspirin use and postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in cardiovascular surgery is unclear. We sought to evaluate the effect of preoperative aspirin use on postoperative AKI in cardiac surgery. METHODS: A total of 770 patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass were reviewed. Perioperative clinical parameters including preoperative aspirin administration were retrieved. We matched 108 patients who took preoperative aspirin continuously with patients who stopped aspirin more than 7 days or did not take aspirin for the month before surgery...
2017: PloS One
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