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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921037/acute-kidney-injury-in-western-countries
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REVIEW
Josée Bouchard, Ravindra L Mehta
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality, higher risk of chronic kidney disease, and prolonged hospital lengths of stay. The epidemiology of AKI mainly derives from studies performed in Western high-income countries. More limited data are available from Western low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) located in Central and South America. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the most recent data on the epidemiology of AKI in Western countries, aiming to contrast results from industrialized high-income countries with LMICs...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921036/acute-kidney-injury-in-asia
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REVIEW
Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common disorder and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diversity of the climate and of the socioeconomic and developmental status in Asia has a great influence on the etiology and presentation of AKI in different regions. In view of the International Society of Nephrology's 0by25 initiative, more and more attention has been paid to AKI in Asian countries. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the recent achievements with regard to the prevalence and clinical patterns of AKI in Asian countries...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915351/the-role-of-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Zoltán H Endre
Participation by nephrologists is needed in most intensive care units, even when such units are 'closed'. This participation should assist with diagnosis and management of intrinsic and complex renal diseases such as vasculitis, complex metabolic and electrolyte disorders including hyponatremia, and acute kidney injury (AKI) with and without underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD). Early nephrologist involvement will also facilitate transition to continuing care and follow-up after an episode of AKI, but may also assist in avoiding dialysis where treatment is futile...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915328/critical-care-nephrology-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Lilia Rizo-Topete, Claudio Ronco
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious medical condition affecting millions of people. Patients in intensive care unit (ICU) who develop AKI have increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of stay in ICU and hospital and increased costs, especially when they require renal replacement therapy. In the latter case, morbidity and mortality increase further. In order to meet the needs of the critically ill patients, a multidisciplinary care team is required, combining the efforts of physicians and nurses from different disciplines as well as nephrologists and intensivists...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887905/a-systematic-review-on-the-safety-of-prostar-xl-versus-proglide-after-tavr-and-evar
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REVIEW
Christos Maniotis, Constantinos Andreou, Ioannis Karalis, Giasemi Koutouzi, Maria Agelaki, Michael Koutouzis
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) and transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are widely spreading minimally invasive procedures performed mainly through the femoral artery. Prostar XL and ProGlide vascular closure devices are used in clinical practice for the hemostasis in these procedures and they have been shown to be safe and effective. PURPOSE: The aim of our systematic review is to compare the safety of these two devices for percutaneous closure of large arteriotomies in patients undergoing TAVR and EVAR...
November 9, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885340/acute-kidney-injury-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-review
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Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Gurusidda Manu, Shivani Kwatra, Osei-Tutu Owusu, Rupesh Raina
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a highly effective treatment strategy for lymphoproliferative disorders and bone marrow failure states including aplastic anemia and thalassemia. However, its use has been limited by the increased treatment related complications, including acute kidney injury (AKI) with an incidence ranging from 20% to 73%. AKI after HSCT has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. The incidence of AKI reported in recipients of myeloablative allogeneic transplant is considerably higher in comparison to other subclasses mainly due to use of cyclosporine and development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in allogeneic groups...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879188/the-sustainable-kidney-care-foundation-s-contribution-to-the-improvement-of-aki-management-in-developing-countries-using-peritoneal-dialysis
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Mary Carter, Nathan W Levin, Calvin S Carter, John Callegari
Professional organizations, such as kidney foundations, have been active for over half a century in the field of nephrology, serving as the basic institutions for advocacy, disease education, prevention, and treatment. These organizations have focused efforts in four areas: supporting the training of clinical specialists, raising awareness about kidney disease, improving patient outcomes, and organizing continuing medical education. These activities, while essential for the success of nephrology organizations, do not usually initiate renal service programs in the neediest of places...
2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853353/update-on-sepsis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-emerging-targeted-therapies
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REVIEW
James F Doyle, Lui G Forni
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) is an independent predictor of increased mortality and morbidity. It is essential that further advances in the treatment of sepsis should prioritize targeted therapies in SA-AKI in order to improve these bleak outcomes. As yet, a unique therapy that effectively reduces the impact of acute kidney injury has not been demonstrated. However, the emergence of novel targeted therapies, perhaps in combination, has the possibility of significantly reducing the long-term sequelae of an episode of SA-AKI...
2016: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852590/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-for-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study-in-china
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Li Zhi Zhou, Xiao Bing Yang, Ying Guan, Xing Xu, Ming T Tan, Fan Fan Hou, Ping Yan Chen
BACKGROUND: Although several risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) have been identified, early detection of AKI in acute decompensated heart failure patients remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a risk score for early prediction of AKI in acute decompensated heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 676 consecutive acute decompensated heart failure participants were prospectively enrolled from 6 regional central hospitals...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831955/ce-preventing-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Yvonne Gallegos, Asma Ali Taha, Dana N Rutledge
: Diagnostic radiographic imaging scans using intravascular iodinated contrast media can lead to various complications. The most salient of these is contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) or contrast-induced nephropathy, a potentially costly and serious patient safety concern. Prevention strategies are the cornerstone of evidence-based clinical management for patients receiving contrast agents. These include preprocedure screening, stratification of patients based on risk factors, and protective interventions, the most important of which is hydration both before and after the radiographic imaging scan...
December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822672/obesity-acute-kidney-injury-and-outcome-of-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Helmut Schiffl, Susanne M Lang
Acute kidney injury is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome encompassing a spectrum of risk factors and acute insults, occurring in multiple settings and affecting both short-term and long-term outcomes. Obesity has become an epidemic. The available literature suggests that AKI is common in critically ill surgical or medical obese patients and that obesity is a novel risk factor for this acute renal syndrome. The pathophysiology of obesity-associated AKI is not completely understood. Obesity-related factors combined with the burden of other comorbidities in elderly obese patients may interact with known precipitating factors such as hypotension, nephrotoxins or sepsis and increase the susceptibility of this population to AKI...
November 7, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822393/successful-fitting-of-a-complete-maxillary-denture-in-a-patient-with-severe-alzheimer-s-disease-complicated-by-oral-dyskinesia
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Hiromitsu Morita, Akie Hashimoto, Ryosuke Inoue, Shohei Yoshimoto, Masahiro Yoneda, Takao Hirofuji
There is an increasing population of elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. In dentistry, a critical problem associated with these patients is the use of a new denture, as AD patients often refuse dental management and are disturbed by minor changes in their oral environment. Some AD patients have further complications associated with oral dyskinesia, a movement disorder that can make dental management difficult, including the stability of a complete denture...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820742/epidemiology-and-pathophysiology-of-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
#13
Dana Y Fuhrman, John A Kellum
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a serious complication of cardiac surgery. An understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of AKI in cardiac surgery patients is crucial to early recognition and proper management. RECENT FINDINGS: The article will review the current criteria used for defining AKI and the most recently published incidence rates of AKI in the cardiac surgery population. Variables associated with AKI will be reviewed. The cause of cardiac surgery-associated AKI is multifactorial involving genetic factors as well as insults because of nephrotoxins, ischemia and reperfusion, cardiac dysfunction, venous congestion, inflammation, and oxidative stress...
November 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820741/does-fluid-management-affect-the-occurrence-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Johan Mårtensson, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the potential impact of different fluid management strategies on renal outcomes in critically ill and postoperative patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Uncritical fluid administration may induce renal compartment syndrome and renal venous congestion, which contribute to kidney dysfunction. In more than 5000 randomized surgical or septic patients, goal-directed therapy did not reduce fluid accumulation, acute kidney injury (AKI) development or need for renal replacement therapy...
November 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816158/management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-for-the-obstetrician
#15
REVIEW
Anjali Acharya
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disorder that occurs in several clinical settings. During pregnancy, there are additional unique conditions that contribute to AKI. The clinical manifestations of AKI during pregnancy range from a minimal elevation in serum creatinine to renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy, similar to AKI in the general population. Recent epidemiologic studies in the general population show an increase in mortality associated with AKI, particularly when dialysis is required...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806970/snake-bite-mortality-in-children-beyond-bite-to-needle-time
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M P Jayakrishnan, M G Geeta, P Krishnakumar, T V Rajesh, Biju George
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical characteristics and predictors of mortality from snake bite envenomation in children. DESIGN: Prospective observational study with a one-group cohort design. SETTING: Paediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital in South India. SUBJECTS: The study cohort consisted of 145 children (55 girls and 90 boys) <12 years of age with snake bite envenomation. METHODS: Demographic and clinical details were recorded in a semistructured pro forma...
November 2, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803367/management-of-post-operative-acute-kidney-injury
#17
S Bell, V C Ross, K A Zealley, F Millar, C Isles
Post-operative acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of surgery with significant short- and long-term adverse consequences. The adoption of diagnostic criteria for AKI (RIFLE, AKIN and KDIGO) has facilitated comparison of data reported by different centres, confirming that even mild AKI is associated with excess mortality. It remains unclear whether this is caused by the kidney injury itself or whether AKI is simply a marker of underlying disease severity. There is no trial evidence to support the use of any specific therapeutic intervention in post-operative AKI...
October 18, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801506/impact-of-acute-kidney-injury-following-liver-transplantation-on-long-term-outcomes
#18
Emilie Trinh, Ahsan Alam, Jean Tchervenkov, Marcelo Cantarovich
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after liver transplantation (LTx) ranges from 17% to 94%. AKI is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased early mortality. In our cohort study, we examined the impact of AKI on long-term patient survival and on the incidence of stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We studied 491 LTx recipients at a single center between 1990 and 2012. We identified 278 pts (56.6%) with AKI defined as either an increase in serum creatinine (SCr) ≥26...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796620/peritoneal-dialysis-for-the-management-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Anil Vasudevan, Kishore Phadke, Hui-Kim Yap
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the most important supportive measure used in the management of acute kidney injury (AKI). Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a safe, simple and inexpensive procedure and has been used in pediatric AKI patients, ranging from neonates to adolescents. It is the modality of choice for RRT in developing countries with cost constraints and limited resources. However, its use has declined with the availability of newer types of extracorporeal modalities for RRT in the developed world. Much controversy exists regarding the dosing and adequacy of PD in the management of AKI...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788614/study-of-the-role-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-308%C3%A2-g-a-and-interleukin-10-1082-g-a-polymorphisms-as-potential-risk-factors-to-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-using-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis
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Doaa I Hashad, Eman T Elsayed, Tamer A Helmy, Samier M Elawady
RATIONAL: Septic acute kidney injury (AKI) is a prevalent complication in intensive care units with an increased incidence of complications. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the use of high-resolution melting curve (HRM) analysis in investigating whether the genetic polymorphisms; -308 G/A of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and -1082 G /A of Interleukin-10 (IL-10) genes may predispose patients diagnosed with severe sepsis to the development of AKI...
October 27, 2016: Renal Failure
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