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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239143/role-of-plasmapheresis-in-the-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-should-we-abandon-it
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Vedran Premuzic, Josip Batinic, Pavle Roncevic, Nikolina Basic-Jukic, Damir Nemet, Bojan Jelakovic
The aim of the current study was to determine whether plasmapheresis in combination with chemotherapy could significantly remove free light chains (FLC) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and therefore improve renal recovery and patient survival. During the study period, 29 patients with MM and AKI presented to our unit and were treated with two different therapy modalities (plasmapheresis with chemotherapy or bortezomib). At the end of treatment, a significant decrease of FLCs was present in the group treated with plasmapheresis compared to the bortezomib group...
December 14, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238427/hiv-associated-nephropathy-in-africa-pathology-clinical-presentation-and-strategy-for-prevention
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Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Mohamed H Ahmed, Ahmed O Almobarak, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Heitham Awadalla, Clare L Woodward, Dushyant Mital
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can lead to progressive decline in renal function known as HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN). Importantly, individuals of African ancestry are more at risk of developing HIVAN than their European descent counterparts. An in-depth search on Google Scholar, Medline and PubMed was conducted using the terms "HIVAN" and "pathology and clinical presentation", in addition to "prevalence and risk factors for HIVAN", with special emphasis on African countries for any articles published between 1990 and 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217884/how-harmful-can-herbal-remedies-be-a-case-of-severe-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis
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P Beniwal, N Gaur, S K Singh, N Raveendran, V Malhotra
Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a condition in which acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by the histological finding of interstitial inflammation. Hyponidd is an ayurvedic drug containing Momordica charantia, Gymnema sylvestre, Swertia chirata, etc., used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and polycystic ovarian disease as an insulin sensitizer. There are no case reports of AIN caused by this drug yet. We report a biopsy-proven case of AKI due to severe AIN associated with the use of hyponidd tablet in a 60-year-old male with DM and hypertension...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216816/acute-kidney-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-investigations-management-and-prevention
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Mohamed B Abdelraheem
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition, encountered in everyday paediatric clinical practice. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children both inside and outside intensive care units. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and progression to chronic kidney disease. The burden of AKI is particularly high in low- and middle-income countries where rural areas and smaller cities in the countryside predominate. Most of these areas suffer from poverty, poor sanitation, water quality and hygiene, lack of education and poor access to health care...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210794/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-outcomes-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
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Jianfeng Xie, Xiwen Zhang, Jingyuan Xu, Zhongheng Zhang, Nathan J Klingensmith, Songqiao Liu, Chun Pan, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been demonstrated to prevent organ dysfunction in cardiac surgery patients. However, recent large, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) had controversial results. Thus, a meta-analysis of RCTs was performed to investigate whether RIPC can reduce the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute kidney injury (AKI), and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Study data were collected from Medline, Elsevier, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science databases...
November 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206655/pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-treatment-of-coma-and-acute-kidney-injury-complicating-falciparum-malaria
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Katherine Plewes, Gareth D H Turner, Arjen M Dondorp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral impairment and acute kidney injury (AKI) are independent predictors of mortality in both adults and children with severe falciparum malaria. In this review, we present recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of these complications of severe malaria, and discuss future areas of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Cerebral malaria and AKI are serious and well recognized complications of severe malaria...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205514/acute-kidney-injury-impact-on-inpatient-mortality-in-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-national-propensity-matched-study
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Paris Charilaou, Kalpit Devani, Febin John, Sowjanya Kanna, Sushil Ahlawat, Mark Young, Sahil Khanna, Chakradhar Reddy
OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is used as a marker of severity in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) patients. We estimated the true effect of AKI in inpatient mortality of CDI patients, as there are no large-scale, population-based, propensity-matched studies evaluating AKI's effect in this patient cohort. METHODS: A retrospective observational study utilizing the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from years 2003-2012, including all adults with CDI, excluding cases missing data on age, inpatient mortality or gender...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184790/factors-associated-with-acutely-elevated-serum-creatinine-following-radical-tumour-nephrectomy-the-correlates-of-kidney-dysfunction-tumour-nephrectomy-database-study
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Robert J Ellis, Sharon J Del Vecchio, Keng Lim Ng, Goce Dimeski, Elaine M Pascoe, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson, David A Vesey, Jeff S Coombes, Christudas Morais, Ross S Francis, Simon T Wood, Glenda C Gobe
Background: To identify factors associated with acutely elevated serum creatinine (SCr) within 7 days of radical tumour nephrectomy. Methods: The study population consisted of 130 consecutive patients managed for renal tumours. The primary outcome was acute kidney injury (AKI) (defined as SCr increase ≥50% above baseline), assessed using multivariable logistic regression analysis. The secondary outcome was SCr percentage increase, assessed using multivariable linear regression analysis...
October 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178943/high-volume-hemofiltration-in-adult-burn-patients-with-septic-shock-and-acute-kidney-injury-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kevin K Chung, Elsa C Coates, David J Smith, Rachel A Karlnoski, William L Hickerson, Angela L Arnold-Ross, Michael J Mosier, Marcia Halerz, Amy M Sprague, Robert F Mullins, Daniel M Caruso, Marlene Albrecht, Brett D Arnoldo, Agnes M Burris, Sandra L Taylor, Steven E Wolf
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and septic shock occur commonly in severe burns. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is also common and often results as a consequence of sepsis. Mortality is unacceptably high in burn patients who develop AKI requiring renal replacement therapy and is presumed to be even higher when combined with septic shock. We hypothesized that high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) as a blood purification technique would be beneficial in this population. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the impact of HVHF on the hemodynamic profile of burn patients with septic shock and AKI involving seven burn centers in the United States...
November 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173963/acute-kidney-injury-it-s-not-just-the-big-burns
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L A Kimmel, S Wilson, R G Walker, Y Singer, H Cleland
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) complicates the management of at least 25% of patients with severe burns and is associated with long term complications. Most research focuses on the patients with more severe burns, and whether the same factors are associated with the development of AKI in patients with burns between 10 and 19% total body surface area (TBSA) is unknown. The aims of this study were to examine the incidence of, and factors associated with, the development of AKI in patients with%TBSA≥10, as well as the relationship with hospital metrics such as length of stay (LOS)...
November 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165956/prophylactic-management-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-high-risk-patients
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Diya Nahar
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) has been linked to morbidity and mortality, especially in high-risk patients whose kidney function is compromised. Recently, many studies have been conducted to search for more novel, preventative methods of decreasing CI-AKI. Through a detailed analysis of recent studies, this article discusses recommendations for hydration, N-acetylcysteine, and statin therapy in relation to the prophylactic management of CI-AKI in high-risk patients.
May 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155805/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-community-acquired-and-hospital-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-adolescents
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Chien-Ning Hsu, Hsiao-Ling Chen, You-Lin Tain
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) is associated with an increased risk of childhood mortality; however, only a few studies have addressed community-acquired AKI (CA-AKI). METHODS: AKI Network classification was used to assess community- and hospital-acquired AKI, 2010-2014. Patients with CA-AKI who were admitted to an inpatient setting were categorized as CAA-AKI. CANA-AKI was for CA-AKI not admitted to inpatient care. Epidemiology, factors associated with AKI, in-hospital outcomes were assessed for variation...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132705/il-17a-improves-the-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stem%C3%A2-cells-in-ischemic-reperfusion-renal-injury%C3%A2-by%C3%A2-increasing-treg-percentages-by-the%C3%A2-cox-2-pge2%C3%A2-pathway
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Ming Bai, Li Zhang, Bo Fu, Jiuxu Bai, Yingjie Zhang, Guangyan Cai, Xueyuan Bai, Zhe Feng, Shiren Sun, Xiangmei Chen
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are effective for the management of experimental ischemia-reperfusion acute kidney injury (IRI-AKI). Immune modulation is one of the important mechanisms of MSCs treatment. Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) pretreated MSCs are more immunosuppressive with minimal changes in immunogenicity in vitro. Here, we demonstrated that administration of IL-17A-pretreated MSCs resulted in significantly lower acute tubular necrosis scores, serum creatinine, and BUN of mice with IRI-AKI, compared with the administration of MSCs...
November 11, 2017: Kidney International
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/29128923/fluid-overload-independent-of-acute-kidney-injury-predicts-poor-outcomes-in-neonates-following-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kenneth E Mah, Shiying Hao, Scott M Sutherland, David M Kwiatkowski, David M Axelrod, Christopher S Almond, Catherine D Krawczeski, Andrew Y Shin
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload (FO) is common after neonatal congenital heart surgery and may contribute to mortality and morbidity. It is unclear if the effects of FO are independent of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study which examined neonates (age < 30 days) who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass in a university-affiliated children's hospital between 20 October 2010 and 31 December 2012. Demographic information, risk adjustment for congenital heart surgery score, surgery type, cardiopulmonary bypass time, cross-clamp time, and vasoactive inotrope score were recorded...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122792/understanding-the-implementation-of-sick-day-guidance-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-across-a-primary-care-setting-in-england-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Anne-Marie Martindale, Rebecca Elvey, Susan J Howard, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Tom Blakeman
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the implementation of sick day guidance cards designed to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), in primary care settings. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted and comparative analysis informed by normalisation process theory was undertaken to understand sense-making, implementation and appraisal of the cards and associated guidance. SETTING: A single primary care health setting in the North of England...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111542/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
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Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. The pathophysiologic pathways are of great interest by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provokes cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increases the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093343/alterations-in-cisplatin-pharmacokinetics-and-its-acute-sub-chronic-kidney-injury-over-multiple-cycles-of-cisplatin-treatment-in-rats
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Akira Okada, Keizo Fukushima, Mai Fujita, Mana Nakanishi, Mami Hamori, Asako Nishimura, Nobuhito Shibata, Nobuyuki Sugioka
Cisplatin (CDDP)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major clinical concern. CDDP treatment is generally conducted with multiple cycles; the magnitude of the CDDP-induced AKI may be altered by these cycles. Moreover, sub-chronic kidney injury (sCKI) induced by repeated CDDP treatment is often associated with renal interstitial fibrosis, potentially leading to chronic kidney disease. Therefore, it is suggested that the management of not only AKI but also sCKI induced by CDDP in multiple cycles plays an important role in the outcome of CDDP-based chemotherapy...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078794/the-impact-of-daily-temperature-on-renal-disease-incidence-an-ecological-study
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Matthew Borg, Peng Bi, Monika Nitschke, Susan Williams, Stephen McDonald
BACKGROUND: Extremely high temperatures over many consecutive days have been linked to an increase in renal disease in several cities. This is becoming increasingly relevant with heatwaves becoming longer, more intense, and more frequent with climate change. This study aimed to extend the known relationship between daily temperature and kidney disease to include the incidence of eight temperature-prone specific renal disease categories - total renal disease, urolithiasis, renal failure, acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD), urinary tract infections (UTIs), lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs) and pyelonephritis...
October 27, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073534/3-month-prognostic-impact-of-severe-acute-renal-failure-under-veno-venous-ecmo-support-importance-of-time-of-onset
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C Delmas, T Zapetskaia, J M Conil, B Georges, F Vardon-Bounes, T Seguin, L Crognier, O Fourcade, L Brouchet, V Minville, S Silva
PURPOSE: Veno-venous ECMO is increasingly used for the management of refractory ARDS. In this context, acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major and frequent complication, often associated with poor outcome. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with severe renal failure (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcome (KDIGO) 3) and its impact on 3-month outcome. METHODS: Between May 2009 and April 2016, 60 adult patients requiring VV-ECMO in our University Hospital were prospectively included...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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