Mineral and Bone Disorder in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Report from Vietnam
We report a case of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPDD) involving a patient on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). The 32-year-old man presented in August 2016 with a complaint of left shoulder swelling of 8 months' duration with no trauma or fever. He was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 1998, which progressed to ESRD. He commenced MHD in 2012. Examination at our hospital revealed a soft nontender swelling of the left shoulder. Blood biochemistry showed elevated serum urate, phosphate, β2 microglobulin, and parathyroid hormone. Imaging revealed joint effusion and dense heterogenous deposition. Aspirate analysis showed urate crystals 3+, and culture yielded no growth. Following rheumatology review, the working diagnosis was periarticular tissue tuberculosis, after excluding pseudo gout and amyloidosis. Following 1 month of colchicine and allopurinol, synovial fluid microscopy showed CPDD crystals. Symptoms gradually resolved over the course of 6 months. In this rare case, a diagnosis of CPDD was made with a multidisciplinary approach that included imaging and biochemical inve stigations.Blood Purif 2017;44(suppl 1):46-51
CONCLUSION: Urine dipstick proteinuria of 2+ or greater was significantly associated with the increased risk for incident gallstone. PMID: 31956168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[East African] The Global Fund, the body that finances the world's HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria programmes, has given Kenya Ksh42 billion ($420 million) to cover the intervening years to 2024.
Authors: Borrego Garcia E, Ruiz Sancho AL, Plaza Lara E, Díaz Gómez L, Delgado Ureña A PMID: 31955900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Valga F, Monzón T, Henriquez F, Anton-Pérez G PMID: 31955899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The recent article by Hicks et al1 is very helpful in clarifying the long-standing debate concerning arteriovenous (AV) access ligation following successful kidney transplantation. The authors found that AV access ligation is uncommon in the United States, is not associated with post-transplantation allograft failure, and offer ed no reduction in all-cause mortality. They concluded that AV access ligation should be reserved for access-related complications, such as dialysis access-associated hand ischemia.
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ConclusionsThese GCaMP6 transgenic lines thus provide useful tools for functional analysis of neuronal circuits in both central and peripheral nervous systems.
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