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American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089478/the-clinical-course-of-minimal-change-nephrotic-syndrome-with-onset-in-adulthood-or-late-adolescence-a-case-series
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Rutger J Maas, Jeroen K Deegens, Johan R Beukhof, Louis J Reichert, Marc A Ten Dam, Jaap J Beutler, A Warmold L van den Wall Bake, Pieter L Rensma, Constantijn J Konings, Daniel A Geerse, Geert W Feith, Willi H Van Kuijk, Jack F Wetzels
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the treatment and outcome of adult-onset minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS). We retrospectively studied 125 patients who had MCNS with onset in either adulthood or late adolescence. Presenting characteristics, duration of initial treatment and response to treatment, relapse patterns, complications, and long-term outcome were studied. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with new-onset nephrotic syndrome 16 years or older and a histologic diagnosis of MCNS in 1985 to 2011 were identified from pathology records of 10 participating centers...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089477/bioimpedance-and-fluid-status-in-children-and-adolescents-treated-with-dialysis
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Gregorio P Milani, Jaap W Groothoff, Federica A Vianello, Emilio F Fossali, Fabio Paglialonga, Alberto Edefonti, Carlo Agostoni, Dario Consonni, Dewi van Harskamp, Johannes B van Goudoever, Henk Schierbeek, Michiel J S Oosterveld
BACKGROUND: Assessment of hydration status in patients with chronic kidney failure treated by dialysis is crucial for clinical management decisions. Dilution techniques are considered the gold standard for measurement of body fluid volumes, but they are unfit for day-to-day care. Multifrequency bioimpedance has been shown to be of help in clinical practice in adults and its use in children and adolescents has been advocated. We investigated whether application of multifrequency bioimpedance is appropriate for total-body water (TBW) and extracellular water (ECW) measurement in children and adolescents on dialysis therapy...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089476/serum-asymmetric-and-symmetric-dimethylarginine-and-morbidity-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
#3
Tariq Shafi, Thomas H Hostetter, Timothy W Meyer, Seungyoung Hwang, Xin Hai, Michal L Melamed, Tanushree Banerjee, Josef Coresh, Neil R Powe
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) are putative uremic toxins that may exert toxicity by a number of mechanisms, including impaired nitric oxide synthesis and generation of reactive oxygen species. The study goal was to determine the association between these metabolites and cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients. STUDY DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,276 prevalent hemodialysis patients with available samples 3 to 6 months after randomization...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069285/dialysis-modality-and-readmission-following-hospital-discharge-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jeffrey Perl, Eric McArthur, Chaim Bell, Amit X Garg, Joanne M Bargman, Christopher T Chan, Shai Harel, Lihua Li, Arsh K Jain, Danielle M Nash, Ziv Harel
BACKGROUND: Readmissions following hospital discharge among maintenance dialysis patients are common, potentially modifiable, and costly. Compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis (HD), patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) have fewer routine dialysis clinic encounters and as a result may be more susceptible to a hospital readmission following discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective-cohort observational study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Patients treated with maintenance dialysis who were discharged following an acute-care hospitalization during January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2013, across 164 acute-care hospitals in Ontario, Canada...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063735/nephrotic-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-induction-of-c-mip-in-podocytes
#5
Yassine Bouatou, Thibaud Koessler, Julie Oniszczuk, Shao-Yu Zhang, Solange Moll, Vincent Audard, Sophie de Seigneux, Djillali Sahali
Paraneoplastic nephrotic syndrome is often a complication in patients with cancer, and various histologic lesions have been described in the kidney. We report the case of a 76-year-old woman who presented with a podocytopathy that was found to be associated with a small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). One cycle of carboplatin-etoposide combination therapy led to resolution of nephrotic syndrome and remission of the lung carcinoma. C-Maf-inducing protein (C-Mip) was overexpressed in both podocytes and cancer cells, but was not found in control kidney and lung tissue samples...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063734/safety-of-intravenous-iron-in-hemodialysis-longer-term-comparisons-of-iron-sucrose-versus-sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex
#6
Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Benjamin A Goldstein, Aya A Mitani, Victoria Y Ding, Medha Airy, Sreedhar Mandayam, Tara I Chang, M Alan Brookhart, Steven Fishbane
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists about any differences in longer-term safety across different intravenous iron formulations routinely used in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We exploited a natural experiment to compare outcomes of patients initiating HD therapy in facilities that predominantly (in ≥90% of their patients) used iron sucrose versus sodium ferric gluconate complex. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of incident HD patients. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Using the US Renal Data System, we hard-matched on geographic region and center characteristics HD facilities predominantly using ferric gluconate with similar ones using iron sucrose...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063733/pharmacokinetics-of-pomalidomide-in-a%C3%A2-patient-receiving-hemodialysis-using-a%C3%A2-high-cutoff-filter
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LETTER
Kim Dao, Haithem Chtioui, Yimin Lu, Cody J Peer, William D Figg, Menno Pruijm, Thierry Buclin, Sébastien Kissling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049556/magnesium-sulfate-another-cause-of-a-solute-diuresis
#8
Robert S Brown
In pregnant women, magnesium sulfate infusions are a treatment commonly used for preeclampsia and as a tocolytic agent. In this case report, a 33-year-old woman at 26 weeks of gestation received intravenous magnesium sulfate in Ringer's lactate solution and corticosteroids for preterm uterine contractions without preeclampsia. She developed polyuria of more than 18L in 48 hours, with urine chemistries documenting that magnesium sulfate contributed 30% of the solute in this massive isosthenuric diuresis. Therefore, magnesium sulfate should be added to the common solutes, glucose, sodium chloride, urea, and mannitol, as a cause of solute diureses...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049555/foxp3-positive-regulatory-t-cells-and-kidney-allograft%C3%A2-tolerance
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REVIEW
Alessandro Alessandrini, Laurence A Turka
Normal immune homeostasis is achieved by several mechanisms, and prominent among them is immunoregulation. Although several types of regulatory lymphocyte populations have been described, CD4 T cells expressing the FOXP3 transcription factor (FOXP3-positive regulatory T cells [FOXP3(+) Tregs]) are the best understood. This population of cells is critical for maintaining self-tolerance throughout the life of the organism. FOXP3(+) Tregs can develop within the thymus, but also under select circumstances, naive peripheral T cells can be induced to express FOXP3 and become stable Tregs as well...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043731/acetazolamide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-versus-furosemide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-nephrotic-edema-a-randomized-trial
#10
Mohammad Amin Fallahzadeh, Banafshe Dormanesh, Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh, Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammad Hossein Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Mahdi Sagheb
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic edema is considered refractory if it does not respond to maximum or near-maximum doses of loop diuretics. This condition can be treated with loop diuretics and thiazides. However, animal studies show that the simultaneous downregulation of pendrin with acetazolamide and inhibition of the sodium-chloride cotransporter with hydrochlorothiazide generates significant diuresis, and furosemide administration following a pendrin inhibitor potentiates furosemide's diuretic effect...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027795/performance-of-the-ckd-epi-equation-to-estimate-gfr-in-a-longitudinal-study-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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LETTER
Chengli Shen, Douglas Landsittel, María V Irazabal, Alan S L Yu, Arlene B Chapman, Michal Mrug, Jared J Grantham, Kyongtae T Bae, William M Bennett, Michael F Flessner, Vicente E Torres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 24, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027794/intraperitoneal-vancomycin-plus-either-oral-moxifloxacin-or-intraperitoneal-ceftazidime-for-the-treatment-of-peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-a-randomized-controlled-pilot%C3%A2-study
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Rong Xu, Zhikai Yang, Zhen Qu, Huan Wang, Xue Tian, David W Johnson, Jie Dong
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal administration of antibiotics is recommended as a first treatment for managing peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis. However, the efficacy of oral administration of quinolones has not been well studied. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 80 eligible patients with PD-related peritonitis from Peking University First Hospital (40 in each arm). INTERVENTION: Intraperitoneal vancomycin, 1g, every 5 days plus oral moxifloxacin, 400mg, every day (treatment group) versus intraperitoneal vancomycin, 1g, every 5 days plus intraperitoneal ceftazidime, 1g, every day (control group)...
December 24, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024931/a-randomized-single-blind-crossover-trial-of-recovery-time-in-high-flux-hemodialysis-and-hemodiafiltration
#13
James R Smith, Norica Zimmer, Elizabeth Bell, Bernard G Francq, Alex McConnachie, Robert Mactier
BACKGROUND: The choice between hemodiafiltration (HDF) or high-flux hemodialysis (HD) to treat end-stage kidney disease remains a matter of debate. The duration of recovery time after treatment has been associated with mortality, affects quality of life, and may therefore be important in informing patient choice. We aimed to establish whether recovery time is influenced by treatment with HDF or HD. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized patient-blinded crossover trial. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: 100 patients with end-stage kidney disease were enrolled from 2 satellite dialysis units in Glasgow, United Kingdom...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024930/urine-fibrosis-markers-and-risk-of-allograft-failure-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-case-cohort-ancillary-study-of-the-favorit-trial
#14
Joachim H Ix, Ronit Katz, Nisha Bansal, Meredith Foster, Daniel E Weiner, Russell Tracy, Vasantha Jotwani, Jan Hughes-Austin, Dianne McKay, Francis Gabbai, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Andrew Bostom, Andrew S Levey, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis marks risk for allograft failure in kidney transplant recipients, but is poorly captured by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or urine albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR). Whether urinary markers of tubulointerstitial fibrosis can noninvasively identify risk for allograft failure above and beyond eGFR and ACR is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Case-cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: The FAVORIT (Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction in Transplantation) Trial was a randomized double-blind trial testing vitamin therapy to lower homocysteine levels in stable kidney transplant recipients...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024929/kidney-involvement-in-systemic-calcitonin-amyloidosis-associated-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#15
Timco Koopman, Cindy Niedlich-den Herder, Coen A Stegeman, Thera P Links, Johan Bijzet, Bouke P C Hazenberg, Arjan Diepstra
A 52-year-old woman with widely disseminated medullary thyroid carcinoma developed nephrotic syndrome and slowly decreasing kidney function. A kidney biopsy was performed to differentiate between malignancy-associated membranous glomerulopathy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Surprisingly, the biopsy specimen revealed diffuse glomerular deposition of amyloid that was proved to be derived from the calcitonin hormone (Acal), produced by the medullary thyroid carcinoma...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998624/warfarin-initiation-atrial-fibrillation-and-kidney-function-%C3%A2-comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of%C3%A2-warfarin%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-older%C3%A2-adults%C3%A2-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation
#16
Min Jun, Matthew T James, Zhihai Ma, Jianguo Zhang, Marcello Tonelli, Finlay A McAlister, Braden J Manns, Pietro Ravani, Robert R Quinn, Natasha Wiebe, Vlado Perkovic, Stephen B Wilton, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness and safety of warfarin use among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and reduced kidney function are uncertain. STUDY DESIGN: Community-based retrospective cohort study (May 1, 2003, to March 31, 2012) using province-wide laboratory and administrative data in Alberta, Canada. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 14,892 adults 66 years or older with new AF and a measurement of kidney function. Long-term dialysis patients or kidney transplant recipients were excluded...
December 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993433/sodium-restriction-in-patients-with-ckd-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-self-management-support
#17
Yvette Meuleman, Tiny Hoekstra, Friedo W Dekker, Gerjan Navis, Liffert Vogt, Paul J M van der Boog, Willem Jan W Bos, Gert A van Montfrans, Sandra van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of self-managed sodium restriction in patients with chronic kidney disease. STUDY DESIGN: Open randomized controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with moderately decreased kidney function from 4 hospitals in the Netherlands. INTERVENTION: Regular care was compared with regular care plus an intervention comprising education, motivational interviewing, coaching, and self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) and sodium...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955924/infants-requiring-maintenance-dialysis-outcomes-of-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis
#18
Enrico Vidal, Karlijn J van Stralen, Nicholas C Chesnaye, Marjolein Bonthuis, Christer Holmberg, Aleksandra Zurowska, Antonella Trivelli, José Eduardo Esteves Da Silva, Maria Herthelius, Brigitte Adams, Anna Bjerre, Augustina Jankauskiene, Polina Miteva, Khadizha Emirova, Aysun K Bayazit, Christoph J Mache, Ana Sánchez-Moreno, Jérôme Harambat, Jaap W Groothoff, Kitty J Jager, Franz Schaefer, Enrico Verrina
BACKGROUND: The impact of different dialysis modalities on clinical outcomes has not been explored in young infants with chronic kidney failure. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Data were extracted from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry. This analysis included 1,063 infants 12 months or younger who initiated dialysis therapy in 1991 to 2013. FACTOR: Type of dialysis modality. OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS: Differences between infants treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD) in patient survival, technique survival, and access to kidney transplantation were examined using Cox regression analysis while adjusting for age at dialysis therapy initiation, sex, underlying kidney disease, and country of residence...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940063/automated-reminders-and-physician-notification-to-promote-immunosuppression-adherence-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-trial
#19
Peter P Reese, Roy D Bloom, Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Adam Mussell, Daniel Leidy, Simona Levsky, Jingsan Zhu, Lin Yang, Wenli Wang, Andrea Troxel, Harold I Feldman, Kevin Volpp
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression nonadherence increases the risk for kidney transplant loss after transplantation. Wireless-enabled pill bottles have created the opportunity to monitor medication adherence in real time. Reminders may help patients with poor memory or organization. Provision of adherence data to providers may motivate patients to improve adherence and help providers identify adherence barriers. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Kidney transplant recipients (n=120) at a single center...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940062/outcome-reporting-bias-a-pervasive-problem-in-published-meta-analyses
#20
EDITORIAL
Christopher H Schmid
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December 7, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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