Angiopoietin-2, Renal Deterioration, Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy
Conclusion: Angpt2 is an independent predictor of adverse clinical outcomes in diabetic patients. Further studies are needed to identify the pathogenic role of Angpt2 in renal deterioration and cardiovascular complications of diabetes mellitus.Kidney Blood Press Res 2018;43:545 –554
CONCLUSIONS: Mortality risk is higher for patients with incident ESKD commencing dialysis who also have type 2 diabetes than for patients without diabetes, particularly among patients under 50 years of age, and the risk was more pronounced in patients for whom ESKD was attributed to diabetic nephropathy. PMID: 30332936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionComprehensive multidisciplinary care of outpatients might help prevent worsening renal function among patients with CKD.
Conclusions: Obesity did not confer an increased risk of ESRD in patients with moderate to advanced CKD. This trial was registered at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov as NCT03285074. PMID: 30321257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionA short ECG recording and an analysis of the frequency domain of the HRV is clinically predictive of the long-term survival of patients with chronic hemodialysis.
CONCLUSION: A short ECG recording and an analysis of the frequency domain of the HRV is clinically predictive of the long-term survival of patients with chronic hemodialysis. PMID: 30293929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with younger patients, elderly PD patients with peritonitis achieved similar medical cure rates, a lower catheter removal rate, and comparable rates of HD transfer, relapse, hospitalization, and death. Elderly PD patients experiencing peritonitis were less likely to present with fever or cloudy dialysate. PMID: 30257997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mesenteric ischemia is a rare but devastating condition caused by insufficient blood supply to meet the demands of intestinal metabolism. In patients with ESKD, it can be difficult to diagnose and has a>70% mortality rate. Patients on hemodialysis have a high prevalence of predisposing conditions for mesenteric ischemia, but the contribution of intradialytic hypotension, a potential modifiable risk factor, has not been well described. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, &MEASUREMENTS: We used data from the US Renal Data System to identify 626 patients on hemodialysis with...
Conclusions: PD may be acceptable, safe, and feasible for urgent-start dialysis in ESRD patients with diabetes.Blood Purif
A 73-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis for 6 years, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus type 2 presented with worsening pain and swelling of the left upper extremity brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula. The patient was having night sweats for a few days prior to presentation was started on intravenous cephalosporin therapy at his outpatient dialysis unit as the blood cultures grew Staphylococcus aureus. On examination, the fistula was hard and there was skin degeneration with oozing in the area which appeared to be pseudoaneurysm [Fig.
ConclusionThe results from the VERTIS-CV trial will define the CV and renal safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin in patients with T2DM and ASCVD.ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01986881