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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914202/statins-and-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandros Briasoulis, Mohan Pala, Tesfaye Telila, Obsinet Merid, Emmanuel Akintoye, Georgia Vogiatzi, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a type of acute kidney injury associated with intravascular administration of iodinated contrast, usually reversible. Contrast agents are an essential component of invasive and noninvasive coronary angiography. These agents have been modified over time to enhance patient safety and tolerability, but adverse reactions still occur. CIN has been variably defined, as a rise in serum creatinine of 0.5 mg/dl, or a 25% increase in serum creatinine above baseline within 24-72 hours after the procedure...
September 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905254/use-of-eculizumab-in-a-systemic-lupus-erythemathosus-patient-presenting-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-heterozygous-deletion-in-cfhr1-cfhr3-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Maria Izabel de Holanda, Luis Cristóvão Pôrto, Teresa Wagner, Luis Fernando Christiani, Lilian M P Palma
The association of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been described in 0.5 to 10% of cases, and patients present worse outcome. TMA is described as the association of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and an organ injury, frequently the kidney. This study describes a successful case of use of eculizumab in a patient with SLE and TMA refractory to standard therapy, and provides a literature review. Case description and search in PubMed and MEDLINE using systemic lupus erythemathous and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and eculizumab retrieved 15 case reports...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904427/micrornas-involvement-in-renal-pathophysiology-a-bird-s-eye-view
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REVIEW
P Jaswani, S Prakash, A Dhar, R K Sharma, N Prasad, S Agrawal
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to suppress gene expression by binding to messenger RNAs and in turn regulate different pathophysiological processes. Transforming growth factor-β, mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling, and Wnt signaling-like major pathways associated with miRNAs are involved with kidney diseases. The discovery of miRNAs has provided new insights into kidney pathologies and may provide effective therapeutic strategies. Research has demonstrated the role of miRNAs in a variety of kidney diseases including diabetic nephropathy, lupus nephritis, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, acute kidney injury, renal cell carcinoma, and renal fibrosis...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902787/venous-thromboembolism-is-associated-with-adverse-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Guru Trikudanathan, Chandraprakash Umapathy, Satish Munigala, Mahesh Gajendran, Darwin L Conwell, Martin L Freeman, Somashekar G Krishna
OBJECTIVES: The systemic inflammatory cascade and vascular stasis in hospitalized patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) serve as a milieu for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of VTE in AP and to evaluate its impact on clinical outcomes of AP. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2011) was reviewed to identify all patients hospitalized with AP. Patients with a concomitant diagnosis of VTE were compared with those without...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902382/-organinteraction-between-liver-and-kidney
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Kevin Roedl, Dominik Jarczak, Valentin Fuhrmann
Alterations of the kidney function can be observed often in patients with liver diseases. Different mechanisms are leading to alterations in kidney funciton in these patients. New onset of kidney function alterations in patients with acute- or chronic liver disease often leads to acute kidney injury. This Review will inform you about the most importatant clinical interactions of the kidneys and the liver.
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899876/treatment-and-management-of-children-with-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Patrick R Walsh, Sally Johnson
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), comprising microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopaenia and acute kidney injury, remains the leading cause of paediatric intrinsic acute kidney injury, with peak incidence in children aged under 5 years. HUS most commonly occurs following infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC-HUS). Additionally, HUS can occur as a result of inherited or acquired dysregulation of the alternative complement cascade (atypical HUS or aHUS) and in the setting of invasive pneumococcal infection...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893484/-renal-abnormalities-in-down-syndrome-a-review
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C Niamien-Attai, J Bacchetta, B Ranchin, D Sanlaville, P Cochat
Down syndrome (DS) is often associated with cardiac malformations, so that kidney damage is little known. The objective of this study was to present the diversity of renal abnormalities and their potential progression to chronic renal failure. Among congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) abnormalities appear to be frequent: pyelectasis, megaureters, posterior urethra valves, as well as renal malformations such as renal hypoplasia, horseshoe kidney, or renal ectopia. Contributing factors to acute kidney failure have been described in patients with DS: bilateral lesions and minor renal injury, such as glomerular microcysts, tubular dilation, and immature glomeruli...
September 8, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885307/the-treatment-of-paraprotein-related-kidney-disease
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Colin A Hutchison, Fei Xiong, Peter Mollee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Myeloma kidney and amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis remain the principal kidney complications of paraproteins. In this review, we update readers to many of the recent advances which have occurred in the care and outcomes for patients with these presentations. RECENT FINDINGS: Myeloma kidney has historically caused a severe acute kidney injury with very poor outcomes. The combination of new diagnostic techniques, enabling a rapid diagnosis and novel chemotherapy agents has transformed these poor outcomes for the better...
September 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882367/defining-the-phenotype-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-advances-in-diagnosis-of-antibody-injury
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Neetika Garg, Milagros D Samaniego, Dana Clark, Arjang Djamali
The diagnostic criteria for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) are constantly evolving in light of the evidence. Inclusion of C4d-negative ABMR has been one of the major advances in the Banff Classification in recent years. Currently Banff 2015 classification requires evidence of donor specific antibodies (DSA), interaction between DSA and the endothelium, and acute tissue injury (in the form of microvasculature injury (MVI); acute thrombotic microangiopathy; or acute tubular injury in the absence of other apparent cause)...
August 15, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881261/cardiorenal-syndrome-in-sepsis-a-narrative-review
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Aditya Kotecha, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Hongchuan H Coville, Kianoush Kashani
Multi-organ dysfunction is seen in nearly 40-60% of all patients presenting with sepsis, including renal and cardiac dysfunction. Cardiorenal syndrome type-5 reflects concomitant cardiac and renal dysfunction secondary to a systemic condition that primarily affects both organs, such as sepsis. There are limited data on the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical implications of cardiorenal syndrome in sepsis. Cardiac dysfunction and injury can be measured with cardiac biomarkers, echocardiographic dysfunction, and hemodynamic parameters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879600/infections-and-the-kidney-a-tale-from-the-tropics
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Nivedita Kamath, Arpana Iyengar
Tropical infections are caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasitic organisms across varying geographical regions and are more often reported in adults than in children. Most of the infections are acute, presenting as a febrile illness with involvement of multiple organ systems, including the kidney. The gamut of renal manifestations extends from asymptomatic urinary abnormalities to acute kidney injury and-albeit rarely-chronic kidney disease. Tropical infections can involve the glomerular, tubulointerstitial and vascular compartments of the kidney...
September 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879535/hypercalcemia-a-consultant-s-approach
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Ari Auron, Uri S Alon
Due to their daily involvement in mineral metabolism, nephrologists are often asked to consult on children with hypercalcemia. This might become even more pertinent when the hypercalcemia is associated with acute kidney injury and/or hypercalciuria and renal calcifications. The best way to assess the severity of hypercalcemia is by measurement of plasma ionized calcium, and if not available by adjusting serum total calcium to albumin concentration. The differential diagnosis of the possible etiologies of the disturbance in the mineral homeostasis starts with the assessment of serum parathyroid hormone concentration, followed by that of vitamin D metabolites in search of both genetic and acquired etiologies...
September 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877881/regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-and-chronic-kidney-diseases
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Rahul Sharma, Gilbert R Kinsey
The Foxp3-expressing CD4(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs), which is a subset of the helper T-cells (Th), constitute one of the major mechanisms of peripheral tolerance. Tregs prevent abnormal activation of the immune system throughout the lifespan, thus protecting from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Recent studies have elucidated the role of Tregs beyond autoimmunity. Tregs play important functions in controlling not only innate and adaptive immune cell activation, but also regulate non-immune cell function during insults and injury...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874330/comparison-of-rifle-akin-and-kdigo-classifications-for-assessing-prognosis-of-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tsung-Yu Tsai, Hao Chien, Feng-Chun Tsai, Heng-Chih Pan, Huang-Yu Yang, Shen-Yang Lee, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Ji-Tseng Fang, Chih-Wei Yang, Yung-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) developing during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is associated with very poor outcome. The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group published a new AKI definition in 2012. This study analyzed the outcomes of patients treated with ECMO and identified the relationship between the prognosis and the KDIGO classification. METHODS: This study examined total 312 patients initially, and finally reviewed the medical records of 167 patients on ECMO support at a tertiary care university hospital between March 2002 and November 2011...
September 2, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869251/cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Ying Wang, Rinaldo Bellomo
Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is the most common clinically important complication in adult patients undergoing open heart surgery, and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In patients in intensive care units, CSA-AKI is the second most common type of AKI after septic AKI. In this Review, we explore the definition of CSA-AKI, discuss its epidemiology and identify its risk factors. We discuss current theories of the pathophysiology of CSA-AKI and describe its clinical course...
September 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865484/renal-ultrasound-provides-low-utility-in-evaluating-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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Allen Young, Todd Crawford, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, J Trent Magruder, Charles Fraser, John Conte, Glenn Whitman, Christopher Sciortino
BACKGROUND: Renal ultrasonography is part of the algorithm in assessing acute kidney injury (AKI). The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical utility of renal US in postoperative cardiac patients who develop AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 90 postoperative cardiac surgery patients at a single institution from 1/19/2010 to 3/19/2016 who underwent renal US for AKI. We reviewed provider documentation to determine whether renal US changed management...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863222/chronic-kidney-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Abhilash Koratala, Deepti Bhattacharya, Amir Kazory
With the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide, the number of pregnant women with various degrees of renal dysfunction is expected to increase. There is a bidirectional relation between CKD and pregnancy in which renal dysfunction negatively affects pregnancy outcomes, and the pregnancy can have a deleterious impact on various aspects of kidney disease. It has been shown that even mild renal dysfunction can increase considerably the risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Moreover, data suggest that a history of recovery from acute kidney injury is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes...
September 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861420/balanced-versus-isotonic-saline-resuscitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-operation-rooms-and-intensive-care-units
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Ary Serpa Neto, Ignacio Martin Loeches, Robert B Klanderman, Raphael Freitas Silva, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: Fluid resuscitation is the cornerstone in treatment of shock, and intravenous fluid administration is the most frequent intervention in operation rooms and intensive care units (ICUs). The composition of fluids used for fluid resuscitation gained interest over the past decade, with recent focus on whether balanced solutions should be preferred over isotonic saline. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fluid resuscitation with a balanced solution versus isotonic saline in adult patients in operation room or ICUs...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857800/outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-who-decline-transfusion-and-received-erythropoietin-compared-to-patients-who-did-not-a-matched-cohort-study
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Lorent Duce, Mary L Cooter, Sharon L McCartney, Frederick W Lombard, Nicole R Guinn
BACKGROUND: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, such as erythropoietin (EPO), can be used to treat preoperative anemia. Some studies suggest an increased risk of mortality and thrombotic events, and use in cardiovascular surgery remains off-label. This study compares outcomes in cardiac surgery patients declining blood transfusion who received EPO with a matched cohort who did not. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we conducted a retrospective review of all patients who decline blood transfusion who underwent cardiac surgery and received EPO between January 1, 2004, and June 15, 2015, at a single institution...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857765/impact-of-diuretic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-neonatal-population
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Alexandra Kesler Johnson, Natalie Lynch, Desi Newberry, Amy J Jnah
BACKGROUND: Diuretics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), despite minimal data regarding the safety and efficacy of their use in the neonatal population. Off-label diuretic therapy is used in preterm and full-term infants to both optimize kidney function and improve respiratory status. PURPOSE: This article examines the literature specific to the impact of diuretic therapy in the NICU and compares the benefits versus risks of utilization as they pertain to the prevention and treatment of renal and pulmonary dysfunction in this population...
August 29, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
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