Usefulness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in chronic kidney disease: The moroccan experience.
Usefulness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in chronic kidney disease: The moroccan experience. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2019 Jul-Aug;30(4):913-918 Authors: Asserraji M, Bouzerda A, Soukrate S, Maoujoud O, Belarbi M, Zemraoui N, Bendriss L, Khatouri A Abstract Among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension (HTN) is very common and widely recognized to accelerate the progression of CKD and increase the risk for cardiovascular events. Accumulated data indicate that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is better in detecting HTN than office blood pressure (BP) measurement. The goal of this study is to describe the ABPM characteristics in a group of CKD and hypertensive patients. A transversal study was conducted over a period of six months, to evaluate the ABPM patterns among a group of hypertensive patients with CKD (Group 1) and compared the data with a control group (Group 2). ABPM was performed with measurement rate every 15 min during daytime and 30 min at night. Nondipping BP patterns were defined as the absence of fall in nocturnal systolic and diastolic BP>10% of daytime values. Masked HTN was defined as controlled office BP (125/75 mm Hg), and white-coat HTN was defined as association of elevated BP readings (>140/90 mm Hg) in a clinical setting and normal 24-h average BP levels (
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of obesity on quality of life as measured by the BREAST-Q, in women undergoing breast reconstruction. Methods A review of the breast reconstruction database (n = 336) at the Flinders Breast Reconstruction Service was performed, with demographic data, complication rates, and BREAST-Q data being extracted and analyzed. Participants were divided into 2 groups: nonobese (BMI
The reconstruction of finger defects requires improved functional outcomes and acceptable esthetic outcomes, and small free flaps present a good alternative technique for repairing finger skin defects. From January 2006 to December 2018, we investigated the number and diameter of proximal digital artery perforators, medial plantar artery perforators, and peroneal proper plantar digital arteries of the hallux by dissection and then transplanted free digital arterial perforator flaps, free medial plantar flaps, and free peroneal flaps from the hallux to repair small finger skin defects. The number (SD) of perforators from th...
This study aimed to develop and evaluate a human extracorporeal free flap perfusion model using an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation device. Five patients undergoing esthetic abdominoplasty participated in this study. Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps were obtained abdominoplasty flaps, which are normally medical waste, used in this model. Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps were extracorporeally perfused with a mean of 6 days. The biochemical and pathological evaluations of the perfusions were discussed in the article.
Conclusions We present a quick, simple, and affordable method to decellularize a muscle flap through the vascular network. Our proposed method is efficient and can be completed in a significantly shorter time when compared with other methods. It is also safe and does not affect integrity of tissue, and this is essential for a reliable recellularization.
Polylactic acid (PLA) nanofiber nonwovens have recently come under more vigorous investigation for their use as tissue engineering scaffolds owing to its ability to mimic the physical properties of naturally occurring human extracellular matrix in a variety of host tissues. Currently, the majority of available research on PLA nanowebs has focused on their creation through electrospinning. The goal of this study was to evaluate meltblown nonwoven webs made of nanodiameter PLA fibers for their application as a tissue engineering scaffold. Meltblown PLA fabrics were produced with a variety of different crystallinities, tensil...
Conclusions Despite many promising clinical trials on application of various stem cell–based therapies for treatment of chronic wounds, there is still a need for multicenter comparative studies assessing the dose response and the cell source response on the efficacy of chronic wound healing.
In this study, we investigated the genetic contribution to renal disease in Tiwi Islanders by conducting a GWAS, in which associations were tested between SNP genetic variants and single measure ACR levels. A number of nominally significantly associated SNPs were identified. These SNPs did not reach genome wide significance, probably due to the small sample size. The top eight SNPs were re-tested for association in a separately collected cohort from the same population. Four of these SNPs were significantly associated with ACR in the replication sample (p
This study sought to describe the epidemiological characteristics and profile of CKD, as well as the related risk factors in Guéoul, a semi-urban zone in Senegal. An observational, cross-sectional, and descriptive study was conducted in Guéoul city in Senegal from November 1, 2012, to December 10, 2012, according to the WHO STEPS approach. People older than 35 years living in Guéoul city were included in the study. Cardiovascular and renal disease risk factor screening was conducted for this population. Data were analyzed using the 3.5.1 version of Epi Info software. The significance level was a P
Abstract Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant of widespread exposure and pervasive toxicity. Absorption, systemic transport and uptake of Cd are mediated by metal transporters that the body uses for acquisition of physiologically-essential elements, notably of iron, zinc and calcium. Currently, human exposure to Cd is known to damage the kidneys, especially the proximal tubular cells that actively reabsorb Cd along with zinc, glucose and amino acids in the glomerular filtrate. Severe kidney damage, glycosuria and proteinuria are known outcomes after high dietary Cd intake (> 200 µg/day). Dietary Cd i...
CONCLUSIONS: Despite clinical and demographic differences, the comparable treatment directed to chronic kidney disease-related complications for both predialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients suggests that a multidisciplinary approach could be appropriate for better clinical management of chronic kidney disease in kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 27308849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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