Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (Anca)-Negative Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitis in a Chronic Hemodialysis Patient
Jose Luis Merino, Yésika Amézquita, Maria Ovidia López-Oliva, María Concepción Prados, Pilar Fidalgo and Vicente Paraíso
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 17, 2017
The development of vasculitis in renal replacement therapy is rare due to the immunological condition of these patients. Its diagnosis is often complex and invasive tests are usually required. A multidisciplinary approach is mandatory and a broad study (including lung biopsy) is necessary for its diagnosis which is crucial to support the necessity of immunosuppressive therapy in this kind of patients. ...
Magnetic Resonance Urography as an Imaging Modality for Urinary Stone Diseases
Donghua Xie, Guy M Nehrenz, Fernando Bianco, Boris Klopukh and Edward Gheiler
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 28, 2017
Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) techniques have matured and have become applicable to the diagnosis of more and more diseases in urinary tract. Modern MRU offers not only increased spatial and temporal resolution, but also provides anatomic and functional information on renal perfusion, excretion and drainage. Patients with renal colic are better examined by non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning because it is highly sensitive in detecting stones....
The Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on a Physical Activity Intervention: Impact on Physical Function, Adherence, and Safety
CK Liu, F-C Hsu, V Yank, T Church, S Kashaf, S Nayfield, A Newman, DE Weiner, RS Stafford, B Nicklas3, J Milton, KM Beavers, JD Shegog, RA Fielding and LIFE-P Research Group
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 14, 2017
Because chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with muscle wasting, older adults with CKD are likely to have physical function deficits. Physical activity can improve these deficits, but whether CKD attenuates the benefits is unknown. Our objective was to determine if CKD modified the effect of a physical activity intervention in older adults....
Conventional High Volume Hemofiltration for Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis
Juan F Martin-Lazaro, Sanja Janjanin, Vasu Kulhalli and James Napier
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 04, 2017
Several therapies have been proposed for the treatment of Hypertriglyceridaemic Pancreatitis; an uncommon cause (1-4%) of acute pancreatitis in which physio-pathology is unclear. Different combinations of medical drugs have been used to reduce hypertriglyceridaemia. Plasmapheresis is an invasive but effective alternative for severe cases but it is an expensive and not very accessible option in most of the centres....
Interventional and Surgical Treatments for Renal Artery Aneurysms
Donghua Xie, Edward Gheiler and Xiangfei He
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 03, 2017
Renal artery aneurysm (RAA) is an infrequent entity. Most of them are asymptomatic, but when they present as a rupture a high mortality is associated. Due to the potential risks of rupture and renal dysfunction and some persistent symptoms like hypertension, RAAs must be treated if feasible. Coil embolization or covered stent placement can now be used to treat patients with aneurysms whose size or location would make a surgical approach problematic and patients in whom surgery is considered to p...