The Oxford Classification for Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy The Oxford Classification for Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy

Is it time to re-evaluate the Oxford Classification for IgA nephropathy? This editorial explores the issues.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: the frequency of complicated acute diverticulitis is higher in immunodeficient patients than that of the general population. Non-surgical treatment seems to be as safe as in immunocompetent patients. Younger and transplanted patients were higher risk groups for severe acute diverticulitis that required a more aggressive management initially. PMID: 31830795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Abstract Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a life-saving therapy for many patients with cancer, as well as patients with some nonmalignant hematologic disorders, such as aplastic anemia, sickle cell disease, and certain congenital immune deficiencies. Kidney injury directly associated with stem cell transplantation includes a wide range of structural and functional abnormalities, which may be vascular (hypertension, thrombotic microangiopathy), glomerular (albuminuria, nephrotic glomerulopathies), and/or tubulointerstitial. AKI occurs commonly after stem cell transplant, affecting 10%-73% of patients. The...
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
Is sildenafil a safe and effective treatment option for preeclampsia in pregnancy? A new review examines the evidence.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news
ConclusionsManagement of delivery in cases of suspected autosomal recessive renal polycystic kidney disease needs to be discussed because of the risk of abdominal dystocia. The route and timing of delivery depend on the size of the fetal abdominal circumference and the gestational age. The rate of kidney growth must also be taken into account.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A novel endovascular device is a new alternative to surgery for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access in those with kidney disease, and has a high level of patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Lei Cui, Weixia Chen, Xingxing Yu, Changping JuAbstractPurposePatients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) have a higher prevalence of cognitive impairment and inferior cognitive performance than the general population, and those with cognitive impairment are at higher risk of death than those without cognitive impairment. Having diabetes has been associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline in end-stage kidney disease patients treated with peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplant. However, these f...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Recent studies demonstrate that the edema index (ECW/TBW) may be a significant predictor of poor outcomes as a composite of overhydration and protein-energy wasting. There is no consensus regarding ECW/TBW cut-off values. We aimed to determine the performance of ECW/TBW in all-cause mortality prediction and to establish certain cut-off values in patients on chronic hemodialysis.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The kidney transplantation landscape has changed dramatically over the last 2 decades. First, transplantation is performed in patients previously considered ineligible for transplantation, including older patients and patients with multiple comorbidities. Second, organ shortages have increased the use of less-than-optimal donor kidneys, like organs from expanded criteria donors or donors after cardiac death. Third, improvements in managing chronic kidney disease and dialysis have improved survival on dialysis. Therefore, the question arises: does transplantation currently benefit older ...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study found that the decision-making process in ESRD is multifactorial and involves not only medical factors, but also assessment of social factors, quality of life, and patient/family preference. Bettering our understanding of this decision-making process will positively impact patients and families through more informed decision-making.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a life-limiting comorbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In childhood, imaging studies have demonstrated early phenotypic characteristics including increases in left ventricular mass, carotid artery intima-media thickness, and pulse wave velocity, which occur even in young children with early stages of CKD. Vascular calcifications are the signature of an advanced phenotype and are mainly found in adolescents and young adults treated with dialysis. Association studies have provided valuable information regarding the significance of a multitude of risk factors in prom...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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