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Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including...
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CONCLUSION: The data contradicted national studies reporting primary hypertension as the main cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). A high rate of unknown causes and categorization bias were observed mainly in relation to primary hypertension as a cause of CKD, which affects the overall prevalence of causes of ESRD in patients on dialysis. PMID: 29782632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
In this study, we discuss dialysis in the final phase of life and present a systematic way to address this dilemma. PMID: 29782631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Anemia was more common in diabetic CKD patients. Diabetes mellitus was independently associated with iron deficiency. Surprisingly, diminished iron availability was not more frequent in diabetic patients. The physio-pathological mechanisms that could explain these findings remain to be elucidated.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Abnormal upper endoscopy findings were detected in all studied patients. This study suggested that upper endoscopy is a valid procedure for kidney transplant candidates. However, prospective studies are needed to shed more light on this matter. PMID: 29771269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Conclusion Mitochondrial DNA is readily detectable in the urinary supernatant of non-diabetic CKD, and its level correlates with the rate of renal function decline and predicts the risk of doubling of serum creatinine or need of dialysis. Further studies are needed to determine the value of urinary supernatant mtDNA level as a prognostic indicator of non-diabetic CKD
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we proposed a new approach to identify IBP patterns to classify ESRD patients. We used the dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm to measure the similarity between two series of IBP data. Five blood pressure (BP) patterns were identified by applying the density peak clustering algorithm (DPCA) to the IBP data. To illustrate the association between BP patterns and prognosis, we constructed three random survival forest (RSF) models with different covariates. Model accuracy was improved 3.7∼6.3% by the inclusion of BP patterns. The results suggest that BP patterns have critical clinical and prognostic signifi...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases Author(s): Victoria Títoff, Heather N. Moury, Igor B. Títoff, Kevin M. Kelly There are 2 major categories of patients with seizures and chronic kidney disease (CKD): patients who develop acute symptomatic seizures in the setting of CKD and patients with epilepsy who at some point develop CKD. The incidence of uremic seizures with kidney failure is ∼10%. These seizures are often nonconvulsive and may mimic uremic encephalopathy. Recognition and management of such situations may be challenging for treating physicians ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions In a longitudinal study of patients with CKD who subsequently initiated dialysis therapy, LVEF and LVESV worsened and were significantly associated with greater risk for postdialysis mortality. There may be opportunities for intervention during this transition period to improve outcomes.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Protein-Energy Wasting (PEW) is a pathological condition of renal patients with advanced Chronic Kidney Disease characterized by a progressive reduction of energy and protein assets. Nutritional status assessment, especially for what concerns muscle mass, is essential for both the identification of patients at risk for the development of PEW, as well as monitoring the effects of nutritional interventions. Ultrasound methods are easily applicable at the bedside for quantitative assessment of skeletal muscle.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
In this issue of Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, M. Tariq Bhatti, MD and Mark L. Moster, MD will discuss the following 6 articles: Nazarian S, Hansford R, Rahsepar AA, Weltin V, McVeigh D, Gucuk Ipek E, Kwan A, Berger RD, Calkins H, Lardo AC, Kraut MA, Kamel IR, Zimmerman SL, Halperin HR. Safety of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with cardiac devices. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:2555–2564.Martin DR, Kalb B, Mittal A, Salman K, Vedantham S, Mittal PK. No incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after gadobenate dimeglumine administration in patients undergoing dialysis or those with severe chronic kidney disease....
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Literature Commentary: PDF Only Source Type: research
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