A Case of Cryoglobulinemia after Successful Hepatitis C Virus Treatment
Christopher Farmakis, MD, Victor Canela, DO, Leigh Hunter, MD, FACP, Ravina Linenfelser, DO, Brooke Mills, MD, Kyawt Shwin, MD and Anne R Murray, PhD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 09, 2020
Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis is a complex and destructive disease process that affects multiple organ systems. The pathophysiology includes formation of immune complex deposits that create an inflammatory response in various organs, yielding distinct presentations such as purpura, arthralgias, neuropathy, fever, and pulmonary vasculitis. Over 30% of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis cases present with glomerulonephritis, which carries a worse prognosis. The majority of mixed cryoglobulinemia cases are ...
Incidence, Microbiological Spectrum and Outcomes of Infective Peritonitis in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Vivek Sood, Vivek Kumar, Raja Ramachandran, Shefali Gupta, Vikas Gautam, Manish Rathi, HS Kohli1 and KL Gupta
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 20, 2020
Peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis is a major risk factor for drop-out of patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Data on factors affecting outcome of chronic peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis and microbiology is limited. In this regard, a retrospective, observational study was conducted at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, wherein we reviewed medical records of chronic peritoneal dialysis patients for 3 years between 01 July ...
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...
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...