Clinical Taste Perception Test for Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis

The aim of this study was to validate a direct taste perception test (TPT) and evaluate its performance in patients on dialysis.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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This article describes the genetics of NS/SRNS in childhood and also gives a narrative review of the challenges and opportunities for molecular testing among children with SRNS in Nigeria. For these children to benefit from genetic diagnosis, Nigeria must aspire to have and develop the manpower and infrastructure required for medical genetics and genomic medicine, leveraging on her existing experiences in genomic medicine. Concerted efforts can be put in place to increase the number of enrollees in Nigeria's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The scope of the NHIS can be expanded to cater for the expensive bill of ge...
Source: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis Source Type: research
This study sought to characterize long-term outcomes of IRF and the factors associated with disease recurrences.Study DesignRetrospective cohort study.Setting &ParticipantsRetrospective analysis of 50 patients with IRF prospectively followed up for 8.9 (IQR, 4.7-12.7) years at a tertiary-care referral center.ExposuresDemographic, clinical, treatment, and laboratory parameters, including measures of autoimmunity.OutcomeDisease relapse.Analytical ApproachProportional hazards analysis for the subdistribution of competing risks.Results49 patients received medical treatment and 35 underwent interventional procedures. All pa...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Michael HeungDialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (AKI) has increased markedly in the United States. At the same time, mortality rates have recently improved. As such, increasing numbers of patients with AKI are surviving to hospital discharge, including up to 30% who will continue to require outpatient dialysis. In recent years, policy changes have significantly affected the care of this high-risk population. Beginning in 2017, new legislation reversed a previous Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services policy that pr...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
I was handed this ECG of a patient with dyspnea:What do you think?Computer interpretation: Normal EKGPhysician Overread (Final interpretation): Normal EKGThe ST segment is very flat, with a sudden rise to the peak of the T-wave.  This makes the base of the T-wave look very narrow.  A narrow-based T-wave is nearly pathognomonic for hyperkalemia.  My diagnosis was hyperkalemia.The resident I showed it to saw nothing.  I explained all this to the resident, then went to see the patient.Turns out he is a dialysis patient.Later, the ECG computer interpretation was overread by another physician, and that physi...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Heparin is widely used to prevent clotting of the extracorporeal circuit during haemodialysis (HD). Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially devastating immune mediated adverse drug reaction caused by the emergence of antibodies that activate platelets in the presence of heparin, leading to a pro-thrombotic state. Danaparoid is an alternative anticoagulant used in patients on HD with HIT but its dosing recommendations in obese patients on HD are relatively scarce.
Source: Thrombosis Research - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editors-in-Chief Source Type: research
We describe a case of a 65-year-old woman undergoing hemodialysis treatment since 1986 after a bilateral nephrectomy due to complicated nephrolithiasis. Her last access, two Tesio® tunneled cuffed catheters implanted via the right internal jugular vein functioned correctly for 14 years without complications, and so, was not replaced in the meantime. She was referred to our hospital due to a rupture in a catheter lumen, which was corrected conservatively by creating a more proximal tunnel and excising the affected area. A few weeks later, a new rupture in the same lumen was identified, so the catheter was replace...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite the invasiveness, direct atrial outflow procedures remain a valid alternative in carefully selected patients with adequate cardiopulmonary reserve. PMID: 31188045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
Abstract Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) encounter peritoneal functional and structural alterations. It is still unknown whether levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1), matrix metalloproteinases- (MMP-) 2, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) exhibit dynamic changes in peritoneal effluents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the longitudinal changes in these biomarkers in PD patients and their association with peritoneal small-solute transfer rate (PSTR). This prospective, single-center cohort study included 70 new PD patients. The presence of PAI-1, MMP-2, and VEGF in ...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Vitamin D, ICD in patients on dialysis, aspirin, type 2 diabetes, and paclitaxel in PAD are the topics covered by John Mandrola in this week ’ s on Medscape
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: CarbonAuthor(s): Pranjali Yadav, S.T. Nishanthi, Bhagyesh Purohit, Asifkhan Shanavas, Kamalakannan KailasamAbstractGraphitic carbon nitride (g-CN, commonly called as g-C3N4) quantum dots exhibiting excellent photoluminescence behaviour is explored as metal-free visible light photocatalytic antibacterial agents. The g-CNQDs were synthesized by two-step thermal polymerization and selective dialysis approach yielding particle size in the range of 2–7 nm with a large specific surface area of 264 m2/g. The fluorescent g-CNQDs could efficiently generate superoxide ...
Source: Carbon - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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