Suzanne E El-Sayegh

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the diagnostic and prognostic value of urinary biomarkers of intrinsic acute kidney injury (AKI) when patients were triaged in the emergency department. BACKGROUND Intrinsic AKI is associated with nephron injury and results in poor clinical outcomes. Several urinary biomarkers have been proposed to detect and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent and has a major effect on morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Dietary factors that may contribute to cardiovascular disease have not been well studied in this population. We hypothesize that dietary intake in this population does not meet the guidelines for(More)
Several case reports have been written regarding the relationship between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and hypomagnesemia. Some of these reported cases have electrocardiogram abnormalities where electrolytes deficiencies were the contributing factor for these events. This study investigates the correlation between different arrhythmias and the(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one of the most common diseases of childhood. Insulin discovery changed the clinical course of T1DM from an acutely fatal disease to a chronic disease, but this discovery was later found to be inefficient to control its long-term complications. Whole-pancreas and islet cell transplantation seem to provide a potential(More)
BACKGROUND In response to increasing inpatient fall rates, which reached 3.9 falls per 1000 inpatient-days in the last quarter of 2005, Staten Island University Hospital, a 714-bed, tertiary care hospital (Staten Island, New York), implemented a fall prevention initiative (FPI). The initiative was intended to decrease inpatient falls and associated injury(More)
Calciphylaxis is a challenging complication of end-stage renal disease, with an unknown underlying mechanism. Several risk factors have been identified, such as hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, low serum albumin levels, and history of warfarin therapy. This article presents a case of calciphylaxis provoked by reintroduction of warfarin(More)
Background. Alport's syndrome is an X-linked hereditary disorder affecting the glomerular basement membrane associated with ocular and hearing defects. In women, the disease is much less severe compared to that in men. However, women with Alport's syndrome can have an accelerated form of their disease during pregnancy with worsening of kidney function and(More)
Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is either due to deficient secretion of arginine vasopressin (central) or to tubular unresponsiveness (nephrogenic). Drug induced DI is a well-known entity with an extensive list of medications. Polyuria is generally defined as urine output exceeding 3 liters per day in adults. It is crucial to identify the cause of diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated the role of inflammation in diabetic nephropathy (DN). Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) rather than other white cell parameters was found to be a useful inflammatory marker to predict adverse outcomes in medical and surgical conditions. Nevertheless, the value of NLR in predicting DN has not been elucidated.(More)
‘‘Aspirin resistance’’ is a new concept that is progressively starting to establish itself as a concern in patients with cardiovascular diseases with an estimated incidence of 28% in this population. It is associated with an increase in cardiovascular-related events, acute coronary syndrome and death [1]. The laboratory measurement methods are divided into(More)