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Clinical Nephrology and Renal CareISSN: 2572-3286

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510048

Chronic Kidney Disease in Sickle Cell Disease: Prevalence and Associated Factors in Cameroon

Hermine Danielle Fouda Menye, Gilles Wandji, Francois F Kaze, Denis G Teuwafeu, Yaya Kane, Marie Patrice Halle, Maimouna Mahamat, Hilaire Djantio and Gloria Ashuntantang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 31, 2019

Studies in Cameroon reported high prevalence of urinary abnormalities in sickle cell anemia (SCA). There is a lack of data in this setting on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in SCA and Sickle cell trait (SCT). This was a cross-sectional study of six months durations (April-September 2017) involving SCA (HB SS) and SCT (HBAS) subjects at Douala Laquintinie hospital. CKD was diagnosed and classified according to 2012 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria. Only pa...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510040

Case Report: 52-Year-Old Male with Right Upper Quadrant Abdominal Pain

Huma Hasnain, Nawal Afif and Susanne B Nicholas

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 20, 2018

Renal artery dissections (RADs) are lesions that disrupt vessels that primarily occur in patients with a known history of hypertension and caused by stenosis or enlargement typically due to underlying connective tissue disorders. However, RADs may occur spontaneously from trauma and no previous history of hypertension. Here, we report a rare case of bilateral isolated spontaneous RADs that characteristically occurs in healthy males. A 52-year-old male presented with left lower quadrant abdominal...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510039

Utility of Trend of Nephrocheck (IGFBP7 × TIMP-2) Biomarker for Early Identification of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis or Respiratory Failure

Ena Gupta, Ravi Sunderkrishnan, Nimrita Sidhu, Maria P Martinez Cantarin, Michael Baram and Bharat Awsare

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 27, 2018

Many studies have shown the association between acute kidney injury (AKI) and morbidity and mortality in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Traditional measures of AKI, such as serum creatinine and urine output, fail to show dynamic changes in renal function. A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the Nephrocheck test system which comprises of two biomarkers (Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2)) to screen for patients at ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510038

Tolerability of Double Filtration Plasmapheresis (DFPP) in the Remission-Induction of Severe Lupus Nephritis

Shafira Mohamad Sha

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 04, 2018

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by a multitude of autoantibody production. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of its most severe manifestations and its treatment is well established with the usage of immunosuppressions. However the use of these immunosuppressions at high doses are fraught with adverse effects including infections, subfertility and even malignancy....

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