Is There Still a Place for Prebiotics in CKD? Is There Still a Place for Prebiotics in CKD?
This editorial provides commentary on a new study that examined the effects of prebiotic administration in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
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.
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...
AbstractBackgroundEnteral feeding by tube in chronic kidney disease (CKD) before 2 years of age improves growth. Whether it is effective after this age is unknown. We assessed whether height and weight SDS changed after tube feeding was started in children with CKD above 2 years of age.MethodsRetrospective study of pre-transplant, pre-pubertal children (
ConclusionsThe 20-year follow-up analysis of pediatric renal care services in European countries revealed that pediatric nephrology has become a well-established subspecialty in pediatrics and nephrology in 2017. The ESPN will continue its efforts to further improve pediatric renal care for European children by harmonizing remaining disparities of renal care services.
ConclusionIncidence of complications is higher when a graft is used over a native AVF. However, close surveillance and prompt intervention can lead to multiple successful salvage procedures thus prolonging the lifespan of the graft. As in our case we were able to prolong the lifespan of the AVG with multiple successful interventions.
CONCLUSION: Patients are at a high risk of EMS-ED after dialysis initiation. Frailty severity (at the time of dialysis initiation) is a strong predictor of first and recurrent EMS-ED and this may be important to guide informed decision making and resource planning for dialysis patients who require EMS. PMID: 31800335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsWith regard to KT patients and sterile wound dressing fixation with non-sterile bandages versus the use of autoclaved bandages, fixation with autoclaved bandages proved to be effective for cutaneous mucormycosis outbreak control and prevention in our institution.
A 34 year-old female with Stage V chronic kidney disease secondary to a history of sickle cell anemia and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and on peritoneal dialysis presented to our hospital for imaging as part of routine evaluation for renal transplant. Upon receiving an MRI of the abdomen to evaluate liver architecture and kidney anatomy, a 6.6 cm left perinephric mass was incidentally found inferomedial to the left kidney and extending caudally (Figure 1). The renal parenchyma and ureter were uninvolved.
Authors: Fabrizi F, Cerutti R, Silva M Abstract Introduction: The introduction of direct-acting antiviral therapy has generated tremendous interest in transplanting organs from HCV-infected donors, an option which has the potential to lower waiting times for solid organ transplantation (including kidneys). Safe, effective and pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral agents are currently available.Areas covered: We have identified studies from PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane database to review risks and benefits on solid organ transplantation from HCV exposed donors in uninfected recipients.Expert opinion: The transmis...
Publication date: December 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 12Author(s): L. Beglarashvili, N. Maglakelidze, T. Pantsulaia, I. Tchokhonelidze, A. Tataradze, A. Chkhotua