Brazilian chronic dialysis survey 2017.

CONCLUSION: The absolute number of patients and rates of incidence and prevalence on dialysis continued to increase; the mortality rate tended to rise. There were obvious regional and state discrepancies in these rates. PMID: 30968930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research

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Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is not only an important cause of chronic liver disease, but extrahepatic manifestations are common and include chronic kidney disease (CKD). HCV is classically associated with cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis in the context of mixed cryoglobulinemia syndrome, but other glomerular diseases also occur and may be significantly under-recognized. HCV may cause glomerular disease by immune complex deposition; however, other potential mechanisms by which HCV promotes CKD include a direct cytopathic effect of the virus on renal tissue, and by its association with accelerated ...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is independently associated with the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is a significant cause of some forms of glomerulonephritis (GN), especially membranoproliferative GN and mixed cryoglobulinemia syndrome with renal damage. In addition, HCV is a frequent consequence of CKD and increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis. HCV also negatively impacts kidney transplant (KT) recipients contributing to post-transplant morbidity and mortality by increasing the risk of new-onset diabetes post-transplant, GN, malignancy, and liver-related complicatio...
Source: Egyptian Liver Journal - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Review article Source Type: research
Abstract Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients with mortality varying from 10% to 80%. It is crucial to know the incidence and etiology of AKI to promote prevention strategies. Our study aimed at obtaining a comprehensive review of the pattern and spectrum of patients who presented for emergency hemodialysis to Kasr Al-Aini Hospital between October 2012 and October 2014. We analyzed clinical and laboratory factors in all such patients. Two thousand twenty three patients were included of which patients with AKI were 728 patients (36%). Cardiac diseases were the cause of AKI in 171 patients, o...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive Diseases - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2016 Source:Journal of Advanced Research Author(s): Rashad S. Barsoum, Emad A. William, Soha S. Khalil Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: When compared with inulin clearance, the CKD-EPI creatinine equation is the most accurate, precise and least biased equation for estimation of GFR in the Saudi population and in all subgroups by age, stage of CKD and transplantation status.   LIMITATIONS: Small sample size and the study did not include patients with comorbid diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis C virus infection, and other co-morbidities as well as old age (>80 years).   
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This study evaluated the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, their management, and long-term mortality after liver transplantation. Medical records were reviewed in 333 adult patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. Data were collected on medical diagnoses before and after transplantation, medication use, and on long-term mortality. The 333 patients in the study included 223 men and 110 women, mean age 59 ± 10 years. The mean follow-up was 50 ± 28 months. After transplantation, there was a high prevalence of hypertension (67%), hypercholesterolemia (46%), diabetes mellitus (42%), and ch...
Source: American Journal of Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Authors: Latt NL, Araz F, Alachkar N, Durand CM, Gurakar A Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a rising global public health burden with an estimated 130-150 million infected people worldwide and 350,000 to 500,000 HCV-related deaths each year. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is also a highly prevalent public health issue as the escalating numbers of patients worldwide are developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension due to high fat diets and a growing obesity epidemic. The high incidence and prevalence of HCV infection leads to substantial morbidity and mortality among renal dialysis patients. Recom...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
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