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BACKGROUND Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is expressed by kidney tubules that are acutely damaged, but few studies have investigated the association of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) with different forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is a progressive form of CKD(More)
Electronic medical records and clinical information systems are increasingly used in hospitals and can be leveraged to improve recognition and care for acute kidney injury. This Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) workgroup was convened to develop consensus around principles for the design of automated AKI detection systems to produce real-time AKI(More)
BACKGROUND Patients started on long term hemodialysis have typically had low rates of reported renal recovery with recent estimates ranging from 0.9-2.4% while higher rates of recovery have been reported in cohorts with higher percentages of patients with acute renal failure requiring dialysis. STUDY DESIGN Our analysis followed approximately 194,000(More)
Cryptococcal meningitis is a common opportunistic infection among patients with AIDS. Cranial nerve neuropathies are well-known complications that occur due to increased intracranial pressure and inflammation of cranial nerves in such patients but have not been previously reported to involve more than four cranial nerves simultaneously. Our patient had(More)
Both type 1 diabetes mellitus and end-stage renal disease are associated with increased fracture risk, likely because of metabolic abnormalities that reduce bone strength. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is a treatment of choice for patients with both disorders, yet the effects of simultaneous pancreas-kidney and kidney transplantation alone on(More)
A 56-year-old man with diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease presented to the emergency room with a complaint of pain in his right foot. He was found to have tremors. Gabapentin toxicity was suspected and the patient was found to have high gabapentin level (6.3 mcg/ml). Patient was commenced on continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHD)(More)
C hronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 13% of the US population. 1 Although a significant proportion of these patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) 2 or renal transplantation, cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of mortality and accounts for 53% of all deaths with a known cause in(More)
BACKGROUND Only a subset of patients who enter stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) progress to stage 4. Identifying which patients entering stage 3 are most likely to progress could improve outcomes, by allowing more appropriate referrals for specialist care, and spare those unlikely to progress the adverse effects and costliness of an unnecessarily(More)
—This paper presents a complete study and characterization of a real-time frequency-hopped, frequency shift-keyed testbed capable of transmitting data at 160 kb/s, with hopping rates of up to 80 Khops/s operating in the 900 MHz band. The system provides the highest hopping rate reported to date and sets a new trend for FHSS communications with superior low(More)