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Latest (35) Full Text Articles (989) Focus on Pediatric Nephrology
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1 Blood component usage during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Experience in 98 patients at a Latin-American tertiary hospital The International Journal of Artificial Organs, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Single-dose, subcutaneous recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase conjugated with polyethylene glycol in adult patients with phenylketonuria: an open-label, multicentre, phase 1 dose-escalation trial The Lancet, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

3 Overexpression of Mafb in podocytes protects against diabetic nephropathy Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Serum testosterone levels and mortality in men with CKD stages 3-4 American Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 15, 2014    Continuing Medical Education

5 Subsequent cancer risk of children receiving post voiding cystourethrography: A nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study Pediatric Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Evaluation of renal function under controlled hypotension in zero ischemia robotic assisted partial nephrectomy Full Text Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Prevalence and correlates of metabolic acidosis among patients with homozygous sickle cell disease Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The long-term incidence of urinary tract infection after endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux Urology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Mild recessive mutations in six fraser syndrome-related genes cause isolated congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Immunosuppressive effects of erythropoietin on human alloreactive T cells Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Clinical implications of statin therapy in patients undergoing hemodialysis American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, April 15, 2014    Review Article

12 Primary results of transurethral prostate ethanol injection International Urology and Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Novel technique for the treatment of large subcapsular renal hematoma: Combined use of percutaneous drainage and urokinase injection International Urology and Nephrology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Approach to the hemodialysis patient with an abnormal serum bicarbonate concentration American Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Should low-dose computed tomography kidneys, ureter and bladder be the new investigation of choice in suspected renal colic?: A systematic review Full Text Indian Journal of Urology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Observational study of kidney function and albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with exenatide BID versus insulin glargine Annals of Pharmacotherapy, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Use of flexible ureteroscopy in the clinical practice for the treatment of renal stones: Results from a large European survey conducted by the EAU Young Academic Urologists-Working Party on Endourology and Urolithiasis Urolithiasis, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

18 A severe phenotype of Gitelman syndrome with increased prostaglandin excretion and favorable response to indomethacin Clinical Kidney Journal, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Early hospital admission and treatment onset may positively affect spontaneous passage of ureteral stones in patients with renal colic Urology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

20 The evolving use of higher risk grafts is associated with an increased incidence of acute kidney injury after liver transplantation Journal of Hepatology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

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Risk factors for acute cardiac events in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

As published in the Journal of Infection, patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute cardiac events (ACEs) have a higher fatality rate (19.4%) than patients with CAP but without ACEs (6.4%). Of 3291 patients with CAP over a 15-year period, 315 had ACEs (8%; arrhythmias, n=199; congestive heart failure, n=118; myocardial infarction, n=30). Based on multivariate analysis, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, tachycardia, septic shock, multilobar pneumonia, hypoalbuminemia, and pneumococcal pneumonia were associated with ACEs in patients with CAP.

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Serum amyloid A is a sensitive biomarker for advanced renal cancer

Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) have reported that serum amyloid A (SAA) has greater sensitivity in detecting advanced renal tumors than CRP or IL-6 levels. Specifically, the sensitivities and specificities of SAA, CRP, and IL-6 for advanced renal tumors were 78%, 69%, and 44%, and 82%, 82%, and 94%, respectively. Furthermore, the SAA levels were higher in patients with advanced renal tumors than patients with localized renal tumors.

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NSAID-associated AKI more severe in young children

As published in the Journal of Pediatrics, NSAID-associated acute tubular necrosis and acute interstitial nephritis occurred in 21 and 6 of 1015 children with acute kidney injuries, respectively. Correct dosing of NSAIDs was confirmed in 75% of the children. Children < 5 years of age had more severe disease, more often requiring dialysis (100% vs. 0) and ICU admission (75% vs. 9%), and increased length of stay (10 d vs. 7 d).

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1 The effect of continuous versus intermittent renal replacement therapy on the outcome of critically ill patients with acute renal failure (CONVINT): A prospective randomized controlled trial Critical Care, January 13, 2014

2 Extra-renal manifestations of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): Considerations for routine screening and management Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, February 6, 2014    Review Article

3 Effects of turmeric on uremic pruritus in end stage renal disease patients: A double-blind randomized clinical trial Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

4 The changing epidemiology of HIV-related chronic kidney disease in the era of antiretroviral therapy Kidney International, March 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Prednisone in lupus nephritis: How much is enough? Autoimmunity Reviews, November 15, 2013
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6 Chlorthalidone for poorly controlled hypertension in chronic kidney disease: An interventional pilot study American Journal of Nephrology, February 12, 2014

7 Effect of cinacalcet treatment on vascular arterial stiffness among peritoneal dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism Nephrology, March 4, 2014
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8 Effects of music on complications during hemodialysis for chronic renal failure patients Hemodialysis International, March 27, 2014

9 Effects of sodium restriction and hydrochlorothiazide on RAAS blockade efficacy in diabetic nephropathy: a randomised clinical trial The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, March 10, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Effectiveness and safety of antiplatelet in stroke patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis International Journal of Stroke, March 7, 2014

11 Evaluating the contribution of the cause of kidney disease to prognosis in CKD: Results from the study of heart and renal protection (SHARP) American Journal of Kidney Diseases, March 10, 2014

12 Allopurinol reduces cardiovascular risks and improves renal function in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients with hyperuricemia Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, March 17, 2014    Free full text

13 MR imaging in the characterization of small renal masses Abdominal Imaging , March 14, 2014

14 Improved survival and renal prognosis of patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy with improved control of risk factors Diabetes Care, March 14, 2014
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15 Dovitinib versus sorafenib for third-line targeted treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial The Lancet Oncology, March 6, 2014

16 Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease Journal of Vascular Surgery, March 13, 2014

17 Effects of phosphorus-restricted diet and phosphate-binding therapy on outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease Journal of Nephrology, March 6, 2014    Free full text
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18 Genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing Kidney International, March 6, 2014

19 Pregnancy outcome of five patients with renal amyloidosis regarding familial Mediterranean fever Renal Failure, March 6, 2014

20 A longitudinal assessment of the natural rate of decline in renal function with age Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

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