João Alberto Brandão and João Egidio Romão Jr.*
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and serious clinical complication in patients with severe malaria.
Alaa K Dhayef*, Jawad K Manuti and Abdulwahab S Abutabiekh
Objective: Anemia, a common complication of chronic kidney disease, usually develops because of erythropoietin defi ciency. Maintaining target hemoglobin (Hb) with minimal variability is a challenge in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study is to compare the long- and short-acting erythropoietin erythropoietin stimulating agents such as Mircera and Eprex in achieving these targets.
EL-Attar HA*, Mokhtar MM and Gaber EW
Objective: In end stage renal disease, the synthesis of vitamin D is disturbed. Hyperparathyroidism is one of the key factors in the pathogenesis of many of the complications of dialysis mainly bone and cardiovascular complications
Nilzete Liberato Bresolin*, Pedro Docusse Junior, Maria Beatriz Cacese Shiozawa, Marina Ratier de Brito Moreira and Natalia Galbiatti Silveira
Introduction: Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) is an acute kidney injury (AKI) resulting from damage to the tubulointerstitial tissue due to infection, trauma, or use of medication. It is clinically non-specifi c.
Barone RJ*, Gimenez NS and Ramirez L
Intraperitoneal vancomycin absorption is higher when there is peritoneal infl ammation, but the absorption decreases with recovery from peritonitis. Consequently, intraperitoneal maintenance doses are ineffective, reducing the rate of cure.
Aim: To evaluate the outcome of Gram-positive peritonitis treated with intraperitoneal and subsequent intravenous vancomycin.
Antiphospholipid syndrome may present in various ways from cutaneous manifestation, obstetric complications, neurological manifestation, and cardiac manifestation to renal involvement. There are many cardiac complication of anti-phospholipid syndrome, among them are valvular dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction, intracardiac thrombi, and ventricular dysfunction . The most common cardiac manifestation is valvular abnormalities ranging from 11.6-32% [2-5].
Matata BM* and Shaw M
Objectives: The role of perioperative hemofiltration (HF) in adult patients with impaired renal function undergoing cardiac surgery is controversial. There are suggestions that it may be beneficial for high risk patients undergoing prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. However, long term outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients have not been investigated.