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2019-12-17 Clinical Image

Cytomegalovirus infection in native kidney biopsy

Raquel M Moreira, Géssica SB Barbosa*, Cristiane B Dias, Luis Yu, Viktoria Woronik and Lívia B Cavalcante

<h2>Text</h2> <p>A 61-year-old Brazilian black woman consulted with a nephrologist due to proteinuria identified on a routine urine test. She has a personal history of thymoma resection five years ago, followed by multiple episodes of pulmonary infections including mycobacterios...

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2019-12-09 Research Article

A pilot study on treatment of infantile cystinosis with mesenchymal stem cells

Faysal Gok*, Cengiz Zeybek, Ayse Balat and Olcay Y Jones

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Infantile cystinosis is a lysosomal storage disease leading to end stage kidney disease at early ages. There is no effective treatment and patients require long term dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. We present our experience on three affected chil...

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2019-11-27 Research Article

Perceived causes and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections among spinal cord injured patients

Malomo Adefolarin O*, Aminu, Kafayat, Adeolu Augustine A, Adeleye Amos O, Balogun James A, Badejo Oluwakemi A, Shokunbi Mathew T and Jegede Ayodele S

<h2>Summary</h2> <p>Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is among the most common nosocomial infections especially in acute care settings. Its economic and unanticipated health implications make it burdensome for the healthcare providers and patients. The paper ex...

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2019-11-22 Research Article

Effect of intradialytic physical activity on the quality of life, biological parameters and sleep in hemodialysis patients

Mélanie Gallot, Nathalie Rieth and Alexandre Ganea

Many side effects, in addition to those of the pathology itself, have occurred with hemodialysis treatment but existing literature have shown that physical activity is beneficial to hemodialysis patients. Nevertheless, our parameters have not been studied enough with a resistance training prog...

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2019-11-20 Case Report

Diabetes and chronic kidney disease: a rare cause for a very common association

José Agapito Fonseca*, Sofia Jorge, Joana Gameiro, José António Lopes and José Oliveira Guerra

The authors present the case of a 45-year-old female patient with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She had unsatisfactory glycemic control, and showed some intellectual limitations. Her urine exam was unremarkable, and her renal ultrasound revealed single right kidney with aspects su...

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2019-09-02 Case Report

Weight loss counseling for dialysis patients to prepare for transplant

Karen F Factor*

Obesity has become a worldwide Epidemic affecting more than 300 million people. Overweight is defined as BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25-29.9 kg/m2. Obesity is defined as BMI greater than 30 kg/m2, and Morbid Obesity is a BMI of > than 35 kg/m2 [1].

Many Dialysis patients are overwei...

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2019-08-26 Research Article

Gender and left ventricular structural and functional differences in pulmonary hypertension among end stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis

Daniel B Levin, Umar Malik, Ihab Ajaaj, Jon P Blaschke, Betty Skipper, Sandra L McClelland, Kathleen Fagan, Antonia M Harford, Philip G Zager and Veena Raizada*

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction</strong>: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is prevalent in hemodialysis (HD). In the general population, more women than men have PH due to left ventricular (LV) disease with preserved ejection fraction (EF). Little is known about...

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2019-08-07 Research Article

Prognostic implications of vitamin D deficiency in chronic kidney disease

D Martinez-Lopez, D Jover-Rios, P Esteve-Atienzar, J Mendez-Mora, A Mendez-Jover, F Caparros-Hernandez, V Jorda-Climent, C Segui-Perez, M Segui-Perez, C García-Cervera, JM Nunez-Cruz, J Guzman-Martinez, I Hernandez-Isasi, D Bonet-Tur, S Banon-Escandell, J Peris-García, P Roig-Rico, A Perez-Fullana and JM Seguí-Ripoll*

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent disease, imposing high mortality rates worldwide, and it is closely related to cardiovascular events. Vitamin D deficiency is very prevalent in patients with CKD from the earliest stages of the disease, and it has been associated with higher m...

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2019-07-31 Research Article

Is there improvement in renal function in patients undergoing bariatric surgery?

Juliana Amaro Borborema Bezerra, Carlos Teixeira Brandt*, Daniel Mozart Bezerra Borborema, Arthur Quirino Ramos, Matheus Rodrigues de Souza and Fernanda Andrea Menezes Florencio Maciel

Introduction: Obesity may cause progressive chronic kidney disease. Weight loss in the postoperative follow-up of bariatric surgery may improve renal function in these patients. Thus, the purpose of this study was to give insight on the subject using a sensible biomarker.

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2019-07-12 Research Article

High water intake in preventing the risk of Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Zhijian Lin, John C Lieske*, Yue Li and Muthuvel Jayachandran

Background: Hyperuricosuria, persistently low urinary pH, and low urinary volume are the main risk factors of uric acid nephrolithiasis. Epidemiologic studies suggest that high water intake is protective against the occurrence of symptomatic kidney stone events of all types. T...

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