Manish M. Sood

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Kidney disease affects over 20 million people in the United States alone. Although the causes of renal failure are diverse, the glomerular filtration barrier is often the target of injury. Dysregulation of VEGF expression within the glomerulus has been demonstrated in a wide range of primary and acquired renal diseases, although the significance of these(More)
Admission rates and outcomes of patients who have ESRD and are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) are not well defined. We conducted a historical cohort study using a prospective regional ICU database that captured all 11 adult ICUs in Winnipeg, Canada. Between 2000 and 2006, there were 34,965 total admissions to the ICU, 1173 (3.4%) of which were(More)
BACKGROUND 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) has led to a global increase in severe respiratory illness. Little is known about kidney outcomes and dialytic requirements in critically ill patients infected with pandemic H1N1. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 50 patients with pandemic H1N1 admitted to any of 7 intensive(More)
BACKGROUND After heart surgery, acute kidney injury (AKI) confers substantial long-term risk of death and chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that small changes in serum creatinine (SCr) levels measured within a few hours of exit from the operating room could help discriminate those at low versus high risk of AKI. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have poor survival and high rates of readmission; however, little evidence exists on long-term outcomes. We set out to investigate the long-term (6 and 12 months) survival of ESRD patients admitted to the ICU and whether differential survival could be explained by(More)
INTRODUCTION The Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) is the only Canadian information system on kidney and extra-kidney organ failure and transplantation in Canada. CORR's mandate is to record and analyze the level of activity and outcomes of vital organ transplantation and treatment of end stage kidney disease using dialysis, either hemodialysis or(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty is a condition characterized by a decline in physical function and functional capacity. Common symptoms of frailty, such as weakness and exhaustion, are prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The increased vulnerability of frail patients with coexisting CKD may place them at a heightened risk of encountering additional(More)
INTRODUCTION The fact that acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with worse clinical outcomes forms the basis of most AKI prognostic scoring systems. However, early reversibility of renal dysfunction in acute illness is not considered in such systems. We sought to determine whether early (≤24 hours after shock documentation) reversibility of AKI was(More)
Benefits and risks of antithrombotic agents remain unclear in the hemodialysis population. To help clarify this we determined variation in antithrombotic agent use, rates of major bleeding events, and factors predictive of stroke and bleeding in 48,144 patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) phases I-IV. Antithrombotic agents(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem with an increasing incidence worldwide. Data on the cost-effectiveness of CKD screening in the general population have been conflicting. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION General, hypertensive, and diabetic populations. No restriction on setting. SELECTION CRITERIA(More)