South Africa: Nolubabalo Nqebelele First Black Woman to Earn a PhD in Internal Medicine

[This is Africa] Dr. Nolubabalo Nqebelele has attained a PhD in Nephrology, making her a specialist in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Her achievement makes her the first Black woman to earn a PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, a top South African college.
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ConclusionsA clinically relevant model of PTA of venous stenosis in mice was created. PTA-treated vessels had increased lumen vessel area and WSS. The alterations in tissue markers of vascular remodeling, tissue hypoxia, proliferation, and cell death may be implications for future design of drug and device development.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: AKI and CKD led to increased systemic oxidative stress. AOPP and fructosamine could be considered potential biomarkers for both, acute and chronic kidney damage. On the other hand, AGEs, TAC, and FRAP seem to be disease specific, which could help to differentiate between acute and chronic kidney injuries. However, this needs further validation in clinical studies. PMID: 30886657 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Kowalski EH, Kneiber D, Valdebran M, Patel U, Amber KT Abstract Prurigo nodualris (PN) is a chronic condition with highly pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules or nodules arising in the setting of chronic pruritus. While PN may serve as a phenotypic presentation of several underlying conditions such as atopic dermatitis, chronic kidney disease-related pruritus, and neurological diseases, it represents a distinct clinical entity that may persist despite the removal of the underlying cause, if one is identified. Neuronal proliferation, eosinophils, mast cells, and small-fiber neuropathy play a role in the product...
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to increase morbidity and mortality after orthopedic surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate how CKD affects perioperative complications in hip surgery patients.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionLactulose modifies gut microbiota and ameliorates CKD progression by suppressing uremic toxin production.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first long-term follow-up study demonstrating that CKD progressing to the need for RRT can develop after TTTS. Donor-twin status and neonatal AKI associated with adverse long-term outcomes warranting long-term surveillance in this group.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAmong children who receive a kidney transplant, short stature is associated with a more complicated post-transplant course and increased mortality. Short stature prior to transplant may reflect the accumulated risk of multiple factors during chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, its relationship with post-transplant kidney function has not been well characterized.MethodsIn the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) cohort restricted to children who received a kidney transplant, short stature (i.e., growth failure) was defined  as age-sex-specific height 
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CHICAGO—The osteoporosis session at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting opened with a discussion by Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in which he highlighted adverse events associated with osteoporosis medications. Dr. Saag began his presentation by emphasizing that, above all, the audience should keep in mind that the... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Meeting Reports 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) Bisphosphonate chronic kidney disease Source Type: research
Resumo A desnutri ção é um fator relevante na evolução dos pacientes com doença renal crônica (DRC) em hemodiálise (HD), estando associada a maior frequência e duração de internações hospitalares. Objetivou-se avaliar o estado nutricional de pacientes com DRC em HD em unidades públicas ou privadas vincu ladas ao SUS no Distrito Federal. Dados sociodemográficos, bioquímicos e antropométricos foram obtidos de 96 participantes, sendo 35,5% provenientes de hospitais públicos. Os critérios utilizado...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Clinical presentations of UN are broad and non-specific; nonetheless, it is important to detect early changes in order to avoid its progression. The earlier UN is diagnosed and treated, the more successful are the clinical outcomes.RESUMO INTRODU ÇÃO: A neuropatia periférica (NU) é um distúrbio que afeta o corpo celular, o axônio ou a mielina do motor ou neurônios sensoriais periféricos e ocorre em 60%-100% dos pacientes que são submetidos à diálise por doença renal crônica. A neuropatia urêmica é atribuí...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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