Outcome assessment of pregnancy-related acute kidney injury in Morocco: A national prospective study.
Outcome assessment of pregnancy-related acute kidney injury in Morocco: A national prospective study. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 May-Jun;26(3):619-24 Authors: Kabbali N, Tachfouti N, Arrayhani M, Harandou M, Tagnaouti M, Bentata Y, Laouad I, Ramdani B, Bayahia R, Oualim Z, Houssaini TS Abstract Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but life-threatening complication of pregnancy. The aim of this paper is to study the characteristics of acute AKI in pregnancy and to emphasize on its management modalities in Moroccan hospitals. This is a national prospective study performed over six months from July 1 to December 31 2010 on AKI developing in pregnant patients, both preand post-partum period. Patients with pre-existing kidney disease were excluded from the study. Outcome was considered unfavorable when complete recovery of renal function was not achieved and/or maternal death occurred. Forty-four patients were included in this study. They were 29.6 ± 6 years old and mostly illiterate (70.6%). Most AKI occurred in the post-partum period, with 66% of the cases occurring in those who did not receive antenatal care. The main etiologies were pre-eclampsia (28 cases), hemorrhagic shock (six cases) and septic events (five cases). We noted three cases of acute fatty liver, one case of obstructive kidney injury and one case of lupus nephritis. Hemodialysis was necessary in 17 (38.6%) cases. The outcome was favorable in 29 patients. The maternal mortality r...
Study finds increased 15-year risk of ESRD in older kidney donors with hypertension compared to those without. Experts stress absolute risk of ESRD was small and should not prevent donation.Medscape Medical News
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Conclusion: The cost-effectiveness of Rd relative to BCT for ndMM in Chinese patients is highly attractive. PMID: 31232089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
An earlier Australian study urges medical journals to retract transplantation studies that likely used organs harvested from executed Chinese prisoners.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionCurettage for miscarriage or undesired pregnancy is not exempt from complications, such as hemorrhage, simple perforation, and infection. Intrauterine fallopian tube incarceration is uncommon but can affect fertility. This diagnosis is important to avoid destruction of the fimbriae and necrosis of the tube and also to reduce the risk of ectopic pregnancy.