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Critical Care

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT), is a common and severe complication of critical illness. Although well documented in the general population, the prevalence of PE is less known in the ICU, where it is more difficult to diagnose and to treat. Critically ill patients are at high risk of VTE because they combine both general risk factors together with specific ICU risk factors of VTE, like sedation, immobilization, vasopressors or central venous catheter. Compression ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) scan are the primary tools to diagnose DVT and PE, respectively, in the ICU. CT scan, as well as transesophageal echography, are good for evaluating the severity of PE. Thromboprophylaxis is needed in all ICU patients, mainly with low molecular weight heparin, such as fragmine, which can be used even in cases of non-severe renal failure. Mechanical thromboprophylaxis has to be used if anticoagulation is not possible. Nevertheless, VTE can occur despite well-conducted thromboprophylaxis.  
ccforum.com
about 4 years ago
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Are changes to diet effective to manage mineral and bone abnormalities in people with chronic kidney disease? | Cochrane

Problems with mineral and bone metabolism are very common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) which can lead to broken bones (fracture), heart and blood circulation (cardiovascular) problems, and sometimes death. Many pharmaceutical treatments used to treat mineral-bone disease can have side effects and cause problems for patients. We wanted to find out if specific diets (such as low protein or phosphorus intake) were better or worse than normal diets or pharmaceutical treatments.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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The Epigenetics of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease

This new article discusses the emerging field of epigenetic therapy, and the evolving role that it could play in the future treatment of renal disease.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Chronic Kidney Disease and the Risk of Stroke

Find out more about the association between the independent and combined effects of GFR and albuminuria on stroke risk.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Lab Case 74 – Interpretation

Causes of acid base disorder – Renal failure, Addison’s disease/ crisis ppt by acute gastric illness, consider other causes. Has patient had a seizure (ICH/ meningitis/ low Na)?  
emergucate.com
almost 4 years ago
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How Diabetes and Hypertension Can Lead To CKD

Hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure) and Diabetes are two of the most common causes of kidney failure in North America. These conditions can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys over a long period of time, leading to what is known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Chronic kidney disease in adults: assessment and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

It was previously called chronic kidney disease: early identification and management of chronic kidney disease in adults in primary and secondary care.   
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Chronic kidney disease: managing anaemia | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on anaemia management in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or 5): management of hyperphosphatemia | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Following the recent surveillance review which checks  the need to update CG157, this guideline should not be updated at this time. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Chronic kidney disease (stage 5): peritoneal dialysis | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline aims to improve the care of people with stage 5 CKD who need and want to receive dialysis, by making evidence-based recommendations on the role of peritoneal dialysis.  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the prevention, detection and management of acute kidney injury up to the point of renal replacement therapy.  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Intro to Renal Failure

Positive urine sediment and/or RBCs should always point you to intrinsic renal failure (ATN, AIN, glomerulonephritis), regardless of urine sodium and osmolal...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Critical Care

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) amongst intensive care unit (ICU) admissions is rising. How mortality and risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) differs between those with and without CKD and with acute kidney injury (AKI) is unclear. Determining factors that increase the risk of ESRD is essential to optimise treatment, identify patients requiring nephrological surveillance and for quantification of dialysis provision.  
ccforum.com
almost 4 years ago
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New blood marker can detect chronic kidney disease, study shows

Measuring blood concentrations of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activating receptor (suPAR), the circulating form of a membrane transport protein, can reliably predict a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease up to five years before the condition starts to cause tissue damage, shows a study that may improve early detection, prevention, and monitoring.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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New blood marker can detect chronic kidney disease, study shows

Measuring blood concentrations of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activating receptor (suPAR), the circulating form of a membrane transport protein, can reliably predict a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease up to five years before the condition starts to cause tissue damage, shows a study that may improve early detection, prevention, and monitoring.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Critical Care

The aim of this study was to collect data in France in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia who required parenteral anticoagulation and for whom other non-heparin anticoagulant therapies were contraindicated including patients with renal failure, cross-reactivity to danaparoid or at high hemorrhagic risk.  
ccforum.com
almost 4 years ago
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Interventions for metabolic bone disease in children with chronic kidney disease | Cochrane

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) resulting in reduced kidney function and the need for dialysis and kidney transplant is associated with abnormalities in serum calcium and phosphorus levels leading to high levels of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) and to bone disease. This may result in bone deformities, bone pain, fractures and reduced growth rates. Commonly used treatments (vitamin D compounds and phosphate binders) aim to prevent or correct these outcomes. However, these treatments may raise levels of blood calcium, allow calcium and phosphorus deposition in blood vessels and lead to early cardiovascular disease, which is known to be a problem in adults with CKD.  
cochrane.org
almost 4 years ago
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Acute Kidney Injury Linked to BRAF Inhibitors in Melanoma

Treatment with vemurafenib and dabrafenib was associated with acute renal toxicity in patients with melanoma, according to data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago