Archive for April, 2013

April 1, 2013

Genetic Investigations of Kidney Disease

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This article from the AJKD Core Curriculum reviews well-established and novel methods used in the investigation of genetic causes of kidney diseases.

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April 1, 2013

Biomarkers in Nephrology: Core Curriculum 2013

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This article of the AJKD Core Curriculum, reviews biomarkers of kidney disease in the settings of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease,nephrotoxin exposure and glomerulonephritis.

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April 1, 2013

Association of hydroxyethyl starch administration with mortality and acute kidney injury in critically ill patients requiring volume resuscitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Recently, 7 trials investigating the role of hydroxyethyl starch in the critically ill were retracted because of scientific misconduct. This meta-analysis, which excludes these studies, indicates an increased risk of death and acute kidney injury in critically ill patients requiring acute volume resuscitation.

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April 1, 2013

Use of high potency statins and rates of admission for acute kidney injury: multicenter, retrospective observational analysis of administrative databases

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This retrospective observational analysis of administrative databases reveals an association between high potency statins and hospital admission for acute kidney injury. This study does not clarify whether this relationship is causal.

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April 1, 2013

Rituximab is an efficient and safe treatment in adults with steroid-dependent minimal change disease.

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This small retrospective study analyzed the efficacy and safety of rituximab in adults with steroid-dependent minimal change disease. Of the seventeen relapsing steroid-dependent patients treated with rituximab, eleven had no relapses with nine being able to come off all other drugs during the mean 29.5 month follow-up period. This sets the stage for a prospective […]

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April 1, 2013

MyStudies.org

This site provides concise summaries on landmark papers published in clinical medicine, including Nephrology.

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April 1, 2013

Expert guidelines for the management of alport syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy.

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This review article provides an expert look at the diagnosis and management of alport syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy.

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April 1, 2013

Association between hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and end-stage renal disease: a population-based study

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This study using insurance claims of over 26 000 woman compared to randomly selected controls to assess the risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease in patients with hypertension during pregnancy. The results showed that they had a greater risk of CKD and ESRD with adjusted HRs of with adjusted HRs of 9.38 […]

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