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Clinical Nephrology and Renal CareISSN: 2572-3286

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510066

Unusual Presentation of an Access-Induced Steal Syndrome in a Chronic Hemodialysis Patient

Klaus Fuerste, Friederike Kessler and Rolf Dario Frank

Article Type: Clinical Image | First Published: June 28, 2021

A 77-year-old male presented to our hospital with a two week history of worsening ulcerations on the dorsum of his left hand (Figure 1a). No deficit in sensory or motor function was detected. The patient suffered from end-stage renal disease and was treated with hemodialysis via a tunnelled catheter in the right jugular vein. Five months before, a left brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) had been created. At presentation, the blood flow in the left brachial artery was 900 ml per minute. P...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510065

Acute Kidney Injury in the Context of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - A Clinical Case

Joana Cristóvão Marques, Rui Barata, Joana Lemos Garcia, David Navarro, Mário Góis, Helena Sousa, Patrícia Cotovio, Francisco Ribeiro and Fernando Nolasco

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 05, 2021

Extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease are common and extendable to all organs. Kidney and lower genitourinary system occurs in 4-23% of cases. This may be dependent on inflammatory bowel disease activity, secondary to metabolic disorders, drugs or others. We present a case of a 68-year-old man with ulcerative colitis for 22 years admitted in our department for acute nephritic syndrome. Urinary microscopy suggested glomerular injury. A kidney biopsy was performed and was co...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510064

Effect of Antiretrovirals on Renal Function of HIV/AIDS Patients at Two Hospitals in Yaounde, Cameroon

Mann Elate Lea Mbassi Yves, Wambe Gilles Verland and Paana Alima Marguerite Cebrael

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 11, 2021

Antiretroviral therapies (ART) have been reported to have renal toxicity. However, there is a lack of data on the toxicity of ART in sub-Saharan countries, especially in Cameroon. More studies on their contribution to renal dysfunction in natives from this region are required. HIV/AIDS patients undergoing eleven different first-line ART at two hospitals in Yaoundé, Cameroon, were selected in this study. Retrospective and prospective data of serum urea and creatinine were collected, and the esti...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510063

Evolution of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Receiving Sofosbuvir-Based Direct - Acting Antivirals: A Single-Center Experience in Sub- Saharan Africa

Fouda Menye Epouse Ebana Hermine Danielle, Kowo Mathurin Pierre, Tchonang Tatke Ornella- Carine, Ndjitoyap Ndam Antonin Wilson and Ankouane Andoulo Firmin

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 25, 2021

While renal dysfunction has been reported in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with Sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antivirals in high income countries, the impact of this treatment on renal function has not been studied in patients from Sub-Saharan countries such as Cameroon. We conducted a prospective study over 6 months in a single heath care facility in Cameroon. All consenting patients ≥ 18 years treated with Sofosbuvir regimen for 12 weeks were included. Serum creatinine was measured a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510062

Dialysis Center Productivity Accelerated after 2011 Payment Reform without Compromising Quality of Care

J Mark Stephens, David Barrus, PhD, Dennis Cotter, Martin J Ma, PhD, Mae Thamer and Jay B Wish, MD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 11, 2021

In January 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) with the goal of creating strong economic incentives for Medicare dialysis providers to improve efficiency in the delivery of dialysis treatments, but without compromising quality of care. To date, no formal evaluations have been published of the impacts of the new payment reforms on dialysis center efficiency in the quantity and quality of care deliver...

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