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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160979/patient-care-technicians-managing-hemodialysis-central-venous-catheter-care-pro-and-con
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Paul N Bennett, Gail Dewald
In the United States, the responsibilities and scope of practice of nephrology nurses and patient care technicians working in hemodialysis units vary from state to state. This occurs in relation to the care and management of central venous catheters (CVCs) used for hemodialysis. The aim of this article is to review the pros and cons of non-nursing staff performing the management and care of CVCs. The pros include decreasing nursing task time, allowing nurses to devote their time to other higher functioning roles, while the cons include lack of technician skill, education, and experience to perform CVC management and care...
September 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157465/dietos-a-dietary-recommender-system-for-chronic-diseases-monitoring-and-management
#2
Giuseppe Agapito, Mariadelina Simeoni, Barbara Calabrese, Ilaria Caré, Theodora Lamprinoudi, Pietro H Guzzi, Arturo Pujia, Giorgio Fuiano, Mario Cannataro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Use of mobile and web-based applications for diet and weight management is currently increasing. However, the impact of known apps on clinical outcomes is not well-characterized so far. Moreover, availability of food recommender systems providing high quality nutritional advices to both healthy and diet-related chronic diseases users is very limited. In addition, the potentiality of nutraceutical properties of typical regional foods for improving app utility has not been exerted to this end...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155503/relatives-in-silent-kidney-disease-screening-risks-study-a-chinese-cohort-study
#3
Philip Kam-Tao Li, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Yuk Lun Cheng, Tze Hoi Kwan, Chi Bon Leung, Miu Fong Lau, Koon Shing Choi, Samuel Ka-Shun Fung, Yiu Wing Ho, Siu Ka Mak, Sydney Chi-Wai Tang, Kin Shing Wong, David Yong, Sing Leung Lui
AIM: Family members of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have higher risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Limited study has examined the risk of developing CKD in relatives of patients in earlier stages of CKD. METHODS: From January 2008 to June 2009, the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology studied first-degree relatives of stage 1-5 CKD patients from 11 local hospitals. A total of 844 relatives of 466 index CKD patients (stages 1-2: 29.6%; stage 3: 16...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153136/randomized-controlled-trials-significant-results-fragile-though
#4
Tri-Long Nguyen, Paul Landais
In their systematic review, Shochet et al. question the robustness of the statistical significance of the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in nephrology reported in high-impact journals (2005-2014). They hypothesized that a high proportion of RCTs in nephrology would be fragile. They calculated a Fragility Index that is a tool for testing robustness of RCTs, based on 107 RCT reports. The observation of an alarming median Fragility Index equal to 3 suggests that in half of the trials, the sole additional occurrence of 3 events would compromise the significance of nominally significant results...
December 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131073/an-introduction-to-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-nephrologists
#5
Emily H Chang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technology with no known nephrotoxicity. CEUS has been utilized in cardiac and abdominal imaging for decades in Asia and Europe and has recently received greater attention in the United States with its approval for characterization of indeterminate liver lesions. Emerging data suggest that CEUS has potential as a diagnostic imaging tool among individuals who have contraindications to CT and MRI. Few nephrologists are aware of CEUS and even fewer are aware of its potential applications among individuals with kidney disease...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123429/assessment-of-prescribed-medications-and-pattern-of-distribution-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-attending-the-nephrology-clinic-of-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-in-sub-saharan-west-africa
#6
Olumuyiwa John Fasipe, Peter Ehizokhale Akhideno, Obiyo Nwaiwu, Alex Adedotun Adelosoye
Introduction: Life expectancy has increased significantly among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients due to the extensive use of polypharmacy practice for medication prescriptions. This predisposes them to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs), which can lead to an increase in morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay, and health care cost. Methods: This was a 30-month retrospective study that reviewed the medical case records of consenting adult CKD patients from January 2014 to June 2016...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
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
#7
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/29110760/apolipoprotein-l1-gene-effects-on-kidney-transplantation
#8
REVIEW
Barry I Freedman, Jayme E Locke, Amber M Reeves-Daniel, Bruce A Julian
The pathogenesis of many common etiologies of nephropathy has been informed by recent molecular genetic breakthroughs. It now is apparent that the ethnic disparity in the risk for nondiabetic chronic kidney disease between African Americans and European Americans is explained largely by variation in the apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1). The presence of two APOL1 renal risk variants markedly increases an individual's risk for kidney disease. In transplantation, kidneys from deceased African Americans with two APOL1 renal risk variants have shorter survival intervals after engraftment, regardless of the ethnicity of the recipient...
November 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106593/long-term-outcome-in-145-patients-with-assumed-benign-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
#9
Thomas Knoop, Bjørn Egil Vikse, Angela Mwakimonga, Sabine Leh, Rune Bjørneklett
Background: Patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) who present with mild to moderate proteinuria and normal renal function are assumed to have excellent short-term renal prognosis, but the long-term prognosis is uncertain. Methods: Patients were selected from the Norwegian Kidney Biopsy Registry based on the following criteria: diagnostic renal biopsy performed in the period 1988-99, with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and proteinuria <1 g/24 h at the time of biopsy...
November 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098715/central-venous-catheters-for-chronic-hemodialysis-is-last-choice-never-the-right-choice
#10
EDITORIAL
Chance S Dumaine, Robert S Brown, Jennifer M MacRae, Matthew J Oliver, Pietro Ravani, Robert R Quinn
Since the publication of the first vascular access clinical practice guidelines in 1997, the global nephrology community has dedicated significant time and resources toward increasing the prevalence of arteriovenous fistulas and decreasing the prevalence of central venous catheters for hemodialysis. These efforts have been bolstered by observational studies showing an association between catheter use and increased patient morbidity and mortality. To date, however, no randomized comparisons of the outcomes of different forms of vascular access have been conducted...
November 2, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095382/recognition-and-management-of-pediatric-salt-toxicity
#11
Eike Blohm, Amy Goldberg, Ann Salerno, Carole Jenny, Edward Boyer, Kavita Babu
OBJECTIVES: Immediate recognition of salt toxicity and aggressive resuscitative measures are critical in the treatment of this lethal poisoning. Despite heroic measures, pediatric deaths due to salt toxicity still occur from irreversible neurological damage. The objective of this article is to review the relevant literature and offer a therapeutic algorithm for the management of pediatric patients presenting with salt toxicity. METHODS: A literature search for cases of salt toxicity was conducted...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043570/towards-precision-nephrology-the-opportunities-and-challenges-of-genomic-medicine
#12
REVIEW
Jordan G Nestor, Emily E Groopman, Ali G Gharavi
The expansion of genomic medicine is furthering our understanding of many human diseases. This is well illustrated in the field of nephrology, through the characterization, discovery, and growing insight into various renal diseases through use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. This review will provide an overview of the diagnostic opportunities of using genetic testing in the clinical setting by describing notable discoveries regarding inherited forms of renal disease that have advanced the field and by highlighting some of the potential benefits of establishing a molecular diagnosis in a clinical practice...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031489/-pediatric%C3%A2-nephrology-what%C3%A2-should-an%C3%A2-adult%C3%A2-nephrologist-know-about%C3%A2-these%C3%A2-diseases
#13
Sandrine Lemoine, Pierre Cochat, Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas, Charlène Levi, Catherine Bonnefoy, Anne-Laure Sellier-Leclerc, Justine Bacchetta
In nephrology, some diseases begin specifically during childhood; however, they must be known by adult nephrologists so that to ensure continuity and homogeneity for their management. The aim of this review is therefore to propose a brief overview of the main pediatric diseases, for which a specific knowledge is warranted, and notably pediatric idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, cystinosis, primary hyperoxaluria and hereditaries tubulopathies.
October 11, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029541/cancer-and-the-kidney-dangereoux-liasons-or-price-paid-for-the-progress-in-medicine
#14
REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Leszek Kozlowski, Klaudia Kozłowska, Maciej Małyszko, Jacek Małyszko
A long time ago, the links between renal disease and malignancy were observed, however, quite recently, their importance was recognized and 'new' subspecialty in nephrology, namely 'onconephrology' was established. In the XXI century, patients with malignancy make up the most growing number of the subjects seen for nephrology consult and/or critical care nephrology services. A plethora of renal problems may be found in patients with malignancy. They may influence not only their short-term outcomes but also the adequate therapy of the underlying oncological problem...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017701/comment-to-differences-in-characteristics-and-outcomes-between-community-and-hospital-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-clinical-nephrology-2017-88-167-182
#15
Cheng Xue, Chenchen Zhou, Jing Xu
and Response by Ryota Inokuchi, Yoshitaka Hara, Hideo Yasuda, Noritomo Itami, Yoshio Terada, and Kent Doi.
November 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992289/transcriptomics-in-kidney-biopsy-is-an-untapped-resource-for-precision-therapy-in-nephrology-a-systematic-review
#16
Francesco Paolo Schena, Ionut Nistor, Claudia Curci
Background: The diagnosis of glomerular diseases is based on the evaluation of histological lesions in renal tissue by means of light and electronic microscopy, and immunofluorescence technique. Frozen and archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded kidney biopsies represent a stored resource for high-throughput technologies. Transcriptomics makes it possible to study the whole gene-expression profile of cells and tissues in a specific period and/or condition. The results, whether considered alone or integrated with other omics data, could help to improve existing knowledge about the pathogenetic mechanisms of glomerulopathies...
August 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980667/thrombotic-microangiopathy-induced-by-interferon-beta-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-three-cases-treated-with-eculizumab
#17
Marco Allinovi, Calogero Lino Cirami, Leonardo Caroti, Giulia Antognoli, Silvia Farsetti, Maria Pia Amato, Enrico Eugenio Minetti
BACKGROUND: Interferon-beta (IFN-beta) is one of the most widely prescribed medications for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). IFN-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but severe complication, with a fulminant clinical onset and a possibly life-threatening outcome that may occur years after a well-tolerated treatment with IFN. Most patients evolve rapidly to advanced chronic kidney disease and eventually to renal failure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of TMA cases diagnosed and managed in our Nephrology Department from 2010 to 2015, and performed a literature review of IFN-beta-induced TMA...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972697/feasibility-of-sustained-low-efficiency-dialysis-in-critically-sick-pediatric-patients-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
#18
Sidharth K Sethi, Rajiv Sinha, Pranaw Jha, Nikita Wadhwani, Veena Raghunathan, Maninder Dhaliwal, Shyam B Bansal, Vijay Kher, Valentine Lobo, Jyoti Sharma, Rupesh Raina
INTRODUCTION: Sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) has emerged as a cost effective alternative to Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the management of hemodynamically unstable adult patients with acute kidney injury. The objective of the study was to document the SLED practices in these centers, and to look at the feasibility, and tolerability of SLED in critically sick pediatric patients. METHODS: It was a retrospective record review from January 2010 to June 2016 done in four tertiary pediatric nephrology centers in India...
October 3, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967966/transcriptomics-in-kidney-biopsy-is-an-untapped-resource-for-precision-therapy-in-nephrology-a-systematic-review
#19
Francesco Paolo Schena, Ionut Nistor, Claudia Curci
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October 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964571/fractures-in-patients-with-ckd-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-a-review-by-members-of-the-european-calcified-tissue-society-and-the-european-renal-association-of-nephrology-dialysis-and-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Ana Pimentel, Pablo Ureña-Torres, M Carola Zillikens, Jordi Bover, Martine Cohen-Solal
Mineral and bone disease is omnipresent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and leads to a diverse range of clinical manifestations, including bone pain and fractures. The accumulation of traditional clinical risk factors, in addition to those related to CKD, enhances the risk of comorbidity and mortality. Despite significant advances in understanding bone disease in CKD, most clinical and biochemical targets used in clinical practice remain controversial, resulting in an undermanagement of bone fragility...
December 2017: Kidney International
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