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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514785/effect-of-age-on-the-association-of-vascular-access-type-with-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-incident-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Tarek Saleh, Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Geeta G Gyamlani, Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND/AIMS: All hemodialysis (HD) patients are generally recommended to create a fistula first; but to create a mature arteriovenous fistula (AVF) can be challenging in elderly individuals. It is unclear if elderly incident HD patients derive a survival benefit from an AVF over an arteriovenous graft (AVG) or a tunneled central venous catheter (TDC). METHODS: We examined the association of vascular access type (AVF, AVG, and TDC with and without a maturing AVF/AVG at dialysis transition) at HD initiation with all-cause, cardiovascular (CV), and infection-related mortality in 46,786 US veterans using Cox models with adjustment for confounders...
May 18, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511177/familial-hyperkalemia-and-hypertension-fhht-and-klhl3-description-of-a-family-with-a-new-recessive-mutation-s553l-compared-to-a-family-with-a-dominant-mutation-q309r-with-analysis-of-urinary-sodium-chloride-cotransporter
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Orit Kliuk-Ben Bassat, Vered Carmon, Aaron Hanukoglu, Liat Ganon, Eias Massalha, Eliezer J Holtzman, Zvi Farfel, Haim Mayan
BACKGROUND: Familial hyperkalemia and hypertension (FHHt) is an inherited disorder manifested by hyperkalemia and hypertension. The following four causative genes were identified: WNK1, WNK4, CUL3, and KLHL3. For the first 3 genes, inheritance is autosomal dominant. For KLHL3, inheritance is mostly dominant. A few cases with autosomal recessive disease were described. The mechanism of these 2 modes of inheritance is not clear. In the recessive form, the phenotype of heterozygotes is not well described...
May 17, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490014/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-role-of-uremic-toxins
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Jessyca S Brito, Natália A Borges, Marta Esgalhado, D''Angelo C Magliano, Christophe O Soulage, Denise Mafra
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor involved in the expression of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, inflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules. Uremic toxins such as indoxyl sulfate and indole acetic acid are derived from tryptophan fermentation by gut microbiota; they accumulate in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis and have recently emerged as potent ligands of AhR. Therefore, AhR can serve as a mediator in inflammation and cardiovascular diseases in these patients...
May 11, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478459/impact-of-mild-to-moderate-chronic-kidney-disease-on-one-year-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#4
Nicolas Lo Grandjean-Thomsen, Paul Marley, Bruce Shadbolt, Ahmad Farshid
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher risk of adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). There is conflicting evidence regarding the benefit of drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with CKD. This study is aimed at assessing the effect of mild-to-moderate CKD on PCI outcomes, and determining if DES reduce adverse events amongst these patients. METHOD: We used our PCI database to determine demographic, procedural and outcome variables for 1960 consecutive patients (October 2009-October 2012)...
May 6, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478448/evaluation-of-renal-function-and-renal-risk-in-the-twenty-first-century
#5
Esteban Porrini, David G Warnock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 6, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472812/agreement-between-estimated-and-measured-renal-function-in-an-everyday-clinical-outpatient-setting-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals
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Magnus Glindvad Ahlström, Andreas Kjær, Jan Gerstoft, Niels Obel
INTRODUCTION: Estimated renal function (eRF) has been widely implemented as a screening tool in handling human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. Our primary objective was to investigate the agreement between measured renal function (mRF) and eRF in HIV-infected individuals in an everyday clinical setting. METHODS: A single-center study at the HIV-outpatient clinic at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. Study period from January 1, 2004-June 1, 2015...
May 5, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468005/noninvasive-blood-pressure-measurement-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-comparison-of-agreement-between-oscillometric-and-finger-cuff-methods
#7
Gaetano Alfano, Francesco Fontana, Gianni Cappelli
BACKGROUND: The Nexfin monitor is a device used for measuring arterial blood pressure (BP) continuously and noninvasively through finger-cuff technology. Since it was validated against the auscultatory method using a sphygmomanometer, the aim of this study was to test the ability of the Nexfin to evaluate brachial arterial pressure (BAP) in maintenance hemodialysis patients, quantifying accuracy and precision. METHODS: Forty hemodynamically stable hemodialysis patients underwent serial measurements of Nexfix arterial pressure (NAP) and BAP, respectively, through Nexfin and oscillometric devices...
May 4, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445893/early-mortality-associated-with-inpatient-versus-outpatient-hemodialysis-initiation-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-veterans-with-incident-end-stage-renal-disease
#8
Faisal M Arif, Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Jun Ling Lu, Fatima Hassan, Fridtjof Thomas, Omer A Siddiqui, Geeta G Gyamlani, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Mortality in the immediate post-hemodialysis transition period is extremely high. Many end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the US start dialysis in an inpatient setting, but the characteristics of patients starting dialysis as inpatients, and the association of inpatient hemodialysis transition with mortality remain unclear. METHODS: We examined 48,261 US veterans who transitioned to hemodialysis between October 2007 and September 2011. Associations of inpatient hemodialysis starting with all-cause mortality were examined in Cox proportional hazard models, with adjustments for demographics, comorbidities, vascular access type, pre-dialysis nephrology care and medication use, and last pre-ESRD estimated glomerular filtration rate and hemoglobin...
April 27, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445881/absence-of-decline-of-kidney-function-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patients-under-routine-clinical-management
#9
Julie Boucquemont, Sylvie Lawson-Ayayi, Claire Rigothier, Fabrice Bonnet, Cécile Proust-Lima, Didier Neau, Carine Greib, Ghada Miremont-Salamé, François Dabis, Michel Dupon, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients have a drastically improved prognosis but at the same time they are also more affected by non-HIV related complications, such as chronic kidney disease. The objective of our study was to investigate the effect of proteinuria and tenofovir (TDF)-containing ART regimens on the temporal evolution of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). METHODS: Between April 2008 and October 2012, we enrolled 395 patients with a complete renal evaluation among patients from the ANRS C03 Aquitaine cohort, a prospective hospital-based cohort of HIV-1-infected patients under routine clinical management in southwestern France...
April 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441651/serum-creatinine-not-so-simple
#10
Pierre Delanaye, Etienne Cavalier, Hans Pottel
Measuring serum creatinine is cheap and commonly done in daily practice. However, interpretation of serum creatinine results is not always easy. In this review, we will briefly remind the physiological limitations of serum creatinine due notably to its tubular secretion and the influence of muscular mass or protein intake on its concentration. We mainly focus on the analytical limitations of serum creatinine, insisting on important concept such as reference intervals, standardization (and IDMS traceability), analytical interferences, analytical coefficient of variation (CV), biological CV and critical difference...
April 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434007/5th-update-on-fabry-nephropathy-biomarkers-progression-and-treatment-opportunities-april-25-27-2017-mexico-city-mexico-abstracts
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April 22, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433995/effect-of-prophylactic-dialysis-on-morbidity-and-mortality-in-non-dialysis-dependent-patients-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-pilot-study
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Roghayeh Borji, Seyyed Hossein Ahmadi, Khosrow Barkhordari, Ali Pasha Meysami, Abbas Ali Karimi, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi, Parinaaz Dadlani, Farah Ayatollah Zadeh Esfahani, Seyyed Mohammad Reza Khatami
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality in patients with pre-existing renal dysfunction. Numerous measures have been implemented to overcome this problem; however, no improvement in outcomes has been achieved. This study was aimed at investigating the effects of prophylactic dialysis on mortality and morbidity in these patients. METHODS: This randomized-controlled clinical trial enrolled 88 non-dialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease awaiting CABG surgery...
April 22, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419995/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-kidney-transplantation-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sabrina Milan Manani, Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Giuliani, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Daniela Dissegna, Francesca Martino, Emanuele Stefano Giovanni d'Amore, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be triggered by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection or it can be defined as atypical HUS (aHUS) if it is related to uncontrolled complement activation. aHUS is characterized by a high incidence of recurrence after kidney transplantation, and it can also occur de novo in transplant recipients. Eculizumab is used both to prevent and to treat aHUS following kidney transplantation. In this paper, we report our centre experience and we present 4 cases of HUS in patients who underwent kidney transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407629/combining-cystatin-c-and-creatinine-yields-a-reliable-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimation-in-older-adults-in-contrast-to-%C3%AE-trace-protein-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
#14
Karin Werner, Mats Pihlsgård, Sölve Elmståhl, Helen Legrand, Ulf Nyman, Anders Christensson
BACKGROUND: The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most important measure of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aims to validate commonly used equations for estimated GFR (eGFR) based on creatinine (cr), cystatin C (cys), β-trace protein (BTP), and β2-microglobulin (B2M) in older adults. METHOD: We conducted a validation study with 126 participants aged between 72 and 98 with a mean measured GFR (mGFR) by iohexol clearance of 54 mL/min/1...
April 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402979/the-inhibitory-effect-of-eplerenone-on-cell-proliferation-in-the-contralateral-kidneys-of-rats-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#15
Cong-Hui Wang, Zheng Wang, Li-Juan Liang, Xiang-Ting Wang, Xue-Lian Ma, Bei-Bei Liu, Jia-Qi He, Tatsuo Shimosawa, Qing-You Xu
BACKGROUND: The unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model not only induces renal interstitial fibrosis in the obstructed kidney but also induces injury in the contralateral kidney. We hypothesized that activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) may induce fibrosis in the early stage of UUO. METHODS: Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats weighting 200 ± 10 g were used in this study and randomly divided into 3 groups: a UUO group, a UUO and eplerenone group, and a sham group...
April 13, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402974/cardiac-changes-and-their-association-with-fetuin-a-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Abdullahi Mudi, Hopewell Ntsinjana, Caroline Dickens, Cecil Levy, Daynia Ballot
AIMS: In children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), fetuin-A and fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) have been implicated in the mechanism and progression of several cardiac changes. This study aimed to determine the types and rates of cardiac changes in children with CKD and their association with fetuin-A, FGF-23, and other cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). METHODS: This comparative cross-sectional study recruited 88 children (5-18 years): 27 CKD I with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >90 mL/min/1...
April 13, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391266/interpretation-of-the-fractional-excretion-of-sodium-in-the-absence-of-acute-kidney-injury-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Michiel F Schreuder, Arend Bökenkamp, Joanna A E van Wijk
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa) may be helpful in establishing the cause of acute renal failure. This study was performed to determine the influence of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), sodium intake, and tubular function on FeNa in children without renal failure. METHODS: In this single institute cross-sectional study, 24-h-urine collections from patients (4-18 years of age, GFR >60 mL/min/1.73 m2) were used when considered reliable, and analyzed to determine sodium excretion, creatinine clearance and FeNa...
April 8, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380480/hemodialysis-patients-display-a-declined-proportion-of-th2-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-parallel-with-a-high-interferon-%C3%AE-profile
#18
Ladan Mansouri, Anna Nopp, Stefan H Jacobson, Britta Hylander, Joachim Lundahl
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and infections in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) arises partly due to a high inflammatory state and aberrations in immune cells function. Following in vitro stimulation of leukocytes with different T-cell mitogens, we observed a lower level of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-10 production in CKD patients. To gain more knowledge as to whether this is the result of an alteration in T-cell function, we investigated the T-cell subsets profile and cytokine production in hemodialysis patients...
April 6, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343224/the-evidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-community-and-for-primary-care-interventions
#19
Lauren Emmett, James Tollitt, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Dimitrios Poulikakos
BACKGROUND: Almost two-thirds of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) damage their kidneys whilst in the community. This paper aims to review existing data on incidence, mortality, and morbidity of AKI within the community and explore the evidence base for primary care strategies aimed at reducing incidence and improving early detection and management of AKI. METHODS: A literature search was carried out using PubMed; key words including AKI, primary care, community acquired, and electronic alerts (e-alerts) were used to capture relevant data...
March 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329736/delay-in-renal-hemodynamic-response-to-a-meat-meal-in-severe-obesity
#20
Pietro Anastasio, Davide Viggiano, Miriam Zacchia, Claudia Altobelli, Giovambattista Capasso, Natale Gaspare De Santo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Little information is available about the tubular functions and the renal adjustments that take place in obese subjects after a protein meal. How the excess fat may affect renal response to dietary proteins is currently only partially understood. This paper aims to address (i) whether severe obesity, in the absence of other comorbidities, is responsible of kidney dysfunction at either the glomerular or the tubular level and (ii) whether it compromises renal adaptations to a large protein meal...
March 23, 2017: Nephron
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