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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438256/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-cape-town-a-10-year-review%C3%A2
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Emmanuel E Effa, Udeme E Ekrikpo, Megan Borkum, Brian L Rayner, Peter Heering, Ikechi G Okpechi
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a common cause of acute kidney injury that has not been adequately characterized in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite an increasing use of potentially inciting agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis in the region. METHODS: A retrospective audit of records of patients with biopsy-proven AIN diagnosed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town from the 1st of January, 2006, to the 31st of December, 2015...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438255/a-strategy-based-on-patient-preference-improves-the-adherence-and-outcomes-of-phosphate-binders-in-hemodialysis%C3%A2
#2
M Dolores Arenas Jiménez, Eduardo Parra Moncasi, Fernando Álvarez-Ude Cotera
PURPOSE: Phosphate binders (PB) have to be taken with food, their interference with an individual's lifestyle and social habits influences treatment adherence. Several PBs are available, and patient preferences should not be ignored when prescribing. The purpose was to know the extent of intentional and unintentional nonadherence to PB in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and to evaluate the long-term results (adherence, serum phosphate levels, and cost) of a strategy of prescription of PB that takes into account patient preferences...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
#3
Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406087/a-case-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-in-a-chronic-hemodialysis-patient
#4
Huseyin Sener Barut, Ferdi Güneş, Ümit Gemici
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406086/postprandial-serum-c-peptide-level-is-associated-with-increased-urinary-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Eijiro Yamada, Tsugumichi Saito, Yawara Niijima, Shuichi Okada, Masanobu Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406085/a-single-center-kidney-transplant-experience-among-ten-caucasian-females-with-end-stage-renal-disease-due-to-scleroderma%C3%A2
#6
Nishkarsh Saxena, Arjang Djamali, Brad C Astor, Maha Mohamed, Didier Mandelbrot, Sandesh Parajuli
There is limited information on kidney transplant recipients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to scleroderma. We conducted an observational study on kidney transplant recipients with ESRD due to scleroderma who received kidney transplant at our center between 01/1994 and 06/2013. During the study period, there were 10 kidney transplant recipients, all of whom were Caucasian females. Seven of them were living-donor kidney transplant recipients, and the mean age at time of transplant was 56.6 ± 11.99 years...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406084/evidence-that-tmp-gfr-can-be-estimated-with-the-walton-bijvoet-nomogram-in-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#7
Kenneth R Phelps, Darius L Mason
BACKGROUND: The Walton--Bijvoet nomogram incorporates the assumption that GFR = creatinine clearance (Ccr). It determines phosphate tubular maximum per volume of filtrate (TmP/GFR) from serum phosphorus ([P]s) and fractional excretion of P (FEP), and equates TmP/GFR with actual reabsorption per volume of filtrate (TRP/Ccr) at FEP ≥ 20%. It has not been validated in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We studied 28 controls and 30 patients with stages 3 - 4 CKD...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406083/ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-blood-pressure-variability-and-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dip-in-children-with-iga-and-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-nephropathy%C3%A2
#8
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Barbara Jerszow, Paweł Ruszczykowski, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
AIM: Evaluation of mean blood pressure values, ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), pulse pressure (PP), blood pressure variability (BPV), and circadian blood pressure rhythm using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children with IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein nephropathy (IgAN/HSN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 48 children (29 with IgAN, 19 with HSN) aged 14.04 ± 3.76 years, we evaluated retrospectively 24-hour systolic and diastolic BP (24hSBP, 24hDBP), AASI, PP, systolic and diastolic BPV, and nocturnal BP dip by ABPM, body mass index (BMI) Z-score, medications, and biochemical parameters...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372632/renal-compensatory-adaptation-for-water-handling-in-a-patient-with-adipsic-diabetes-insipidus-after-clipping-of-a-ruptured-aneurysm-of-the-anterior-communicating-artery%C3%A2
#9
Eri Imai, Shuzo Kaneko, Yusuke Tsukamoto
A 38-year-old Japanese man who had undergone clipping surgery for a ruptured aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery 2 days prior, suddenly developed refractory hypernatremia (serum sodium (Na) 156 - 162 mmol/L). Symptoms included low plasma vasopressin, fluctuating urine osmolality (120 - 710 mOsm/kg) and lack of thirst, all suggesting adipsic diabetes insipidus (ADI). Hypernatremia was corrected by scheduled water intake with desmopressin administration. During 1-year follow-up after the surgery, his serum Na level normalized despite the suspension of desmopressin, but neither thirst nor osmolality-dependent vasopressin release recovered...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332476/new-onset-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-glomerulonephritis-following-sustained-virologic-response-with-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy%C3%A2
#10
Muriel Ghosn, Matthew B Palmer, Catherine E Najem, Danny Haddad, Peter A Merkel, Jonathan J Hogan
Glomerulonephritis (GN) is an important extra-hepatic manifestation of infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV-associated GN occurs due to HCV-induced lymphoproliferation, leading to the generation of pathogenic immune complexes, including complexes containing cryoglobulins. The management of HCV-associated extra-hepatic disease is focused on viral eradication, with direct-acting antiviral agents leading to high rates of sustained virologic remission. There have been a few reports of relapsing cryoglobulinemic vasculitis after sustained virologic remission was achieved with interferon-based therapies...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332475/association-of-urinary-uromodulin-with-kidney%C3%A2-function-decline-and-mortality-the%C3%A2-health-abc-study%C3%A2
#11
Pranav S Garimella, Ronit Katz, Joachim H Ix, Linda F Fried, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Prasad Devarajan, Michael R Bennett, Chirag R Parikh, Michael G Shlipak, Tamara B Harris, Orlando M Gutiérrez, Mark J Sarnak
BACKGROUND: Urine uromodulin (uUMOD) is a protein secreted by the kidney tubule. Recent studies have suggested that higher uUMOD may be associated with improved kidney and mortality outcomes. METHODS: Using a case-cohort design, we evaluated the association between baseline uUMOD levels and ≥ 30% estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline, incident chronic kidney disease (CKD), rapid kidney function decline, and mortality using standard and modified Cox proportional hazards regression...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332474/brain-swelling-during-dialysis-a-randomized-trial-comparing-low-flux-hemodialysis-with-pre-dilution-hemodiafiltration%C3%A2
#12
Niels Johansen, Krista Dybtved Kjaergaard, Christian Daugaard Peters, Michael Pedersen, Bente Jespersen, Jens Dam Jensen
Osmotic changes in plasma are assumed to cause cerebral swelling in hemodialysis patients. We investigated the acute effect of low-flux hemodialysis (HD) (removal of small molecules) and pre-dilution hemodiafiltration (pre-HDF) (additional removal of larger molecules) on cerebral compartment volumes using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic uremic patients. Twelve patients underwent a session of HD and pre-HDF in a randomized crossover study with equal ultrafiltration. MRI was performed immediately before and after dialysis...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332473/correlation-analysis-of-renal-ultrasound-elastography-and-clinical-and-pathological-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#13
Lingyan Peng, Tingting Zhong, Qiuling Fan, Yanjun Liu, Xuemei Wang, Lining Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlations of renal tissue elastography with clinical biochemical indicators and pathological changes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as to explore the potential for renal tissue elastography as a new, noninvasive method for the dynamic monitoring of renal disease progression, efficacy assessment, and prognosis evaluation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Department of Nephrology of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from August 2014 to January 2015 who had undergone renal biopsies were selected...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291506/immunotactoid-glomerulopathy-leading-to-the-discovery-of-poems-syndrome%C3%A2
#14
Carole Philipponnet, Jean-Louis Kemeny, Cyril Garrouste, Martin Soubrier, Anne-Elisabeth Heng
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) can manifest in many different ways depending on the nature of the immunoglobulin and its physicochemical properties. MGRS can lead to the discovery of a hematological malignancy. We report the case of a 32-year-old female patient who underwent renal biopsy on account of an impure nephrotic syndrome associated with immunoglobulin (Ig)G κ monoclonal gammopathy. Histological analysis revealed membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with IgG, IgM, κ, λ, and C3 deposits...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257282/wt1-mutation-associated-nephropathy-a%C3%A2-single-center-experience%C3%A2
#15
Zhihui Yue, Haiyan Wang, Hongrong Lin, Juan Yang, Ting Liu, Yulin Liu, Huamu Chen, Liangzhong Sun
This study explored Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) mutations in children with, or suspected of having, steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), referred to or treated in our hospital in the past 6 years as well as the correlation between genotype and phenotype in WT1 mutation-associated nephropathy in Chinese patients. In total, 76 patients participated in the study. WT1 mutations were identified in 15 patients, 5 of whom harbored splice-site mutations in intron 9. Four of these 5 patients exhibited early onset of nephropathy and rapid deterioration of renal function...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211786/sieving-and-extraction-of-peptides-and-proteins-during-hemofiltration-a-systematic-review%C3%A2
#16
J Scott Baird
The relationship between the sieving coefficient (SC) or extraction ratio (ER) and the molecular weight (MW) of peptide and protein solutes during hemofiltration has not been investigated; it is possible that the SC and ER correlate with MW, permitting an estimate of peptide and protein clearance by hemofiltration in the absence of empiric data. A search for studies of the SC and/or ER for peptide and protein solutes during hemofiltration identified data for β2-microglobulin, brain natriuretic peptide, carperitide, IL-1β, IL-1RA, IL-6, IL-8, lysozyme, myoglobin, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, procalcitonin, retinol-binding protein, TNF-α, soluble TNFR-1, soluble TNFR-II, and vasopressin using polyacrylonitrile, polysulfone, polyamide, and cellulose hemofilters...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177278/does-spontaneous-remission-occur-in-polyarteritis-nodosa-%C3%A2
#17
Simon Beyaert, Menno Pruijm, Salah Dine Qanadli, Peter Vollenweider, Matthieu Halfon
BACKGROUND: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis involving mainly medium-sized arteries and, rarely, small-sized arteries. The diagnosis is principally based on clinical exams, biopsy of an affected organ, and/or arteriography of renal or mesenteric arteries. Once diagnosed, immunosuppressive agents, such as glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide, are generally introduced as soon as possible. Whether spontaneous remission of PAN occurs is therefore largely unknown. PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented with a 4-day-history of intense pain in her left flank, hypertension, fever, microscopic hematuria, and acute renal failure...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291505/the-high-prevalence-of-reversible-subclinical-hypothyroidism-with-elevated-serum-thyroglobulin-levels-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients%C3%A2
#18
Toru Sanai, Ken Okamura, Shuichi Rikitake, Makoto Fukuda, Koji Onozawa, Mai Sanematsu, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
BACKGROUND: We examined the thyroid function of non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in Japan. METHODS: Serum-free thyroxine, free triiodothyronine, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and thyroglobulin (Tg) levels were evaluated in 37 CKD patients. CKD was defined as sustained kidney damage for more than 3 months and was classified as CKD 1+2 (n = 11), 3+4 (n = 10), or 5 (n = 16), which were defined by glomerular filtration rates of ≥ 60, 15 - 59, or < 15 mL/min/1...
May 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291504/hepcidin-clearance-is-associated-with-erythropoietin-requirement-in-stable-hemodialysis-patients%C3%A2
#19
Damien Ashby, Mark Busbridge, Sarah Hildebrand, Candice Clarke, Georgina Aldous, Mitul Palan, Kevin Murphy, Neill Duncan, Peter Choi
BACKGROUND: The discovery of hepcidin, the hormone regulating iron absorption and transport, has improved the understanding of anemia and erythropoietin treatment. Excessive hepcidin signaling causes anemia in chronic inflammatory conditions by restricting iron delivery to the bone marrow. Hepcidin is normally eliminated in the urine, and the high levels seen in renal failure are thought to contribute to renal anemia and resistance to erythropoietin. METHODS: Clearance of hepcidin by hemodialysis was investigated in this study by measurement of plasma hepcidin before and after a single dialysis session in 204 patients...
May 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266910/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#20
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan L Furth, Carmine Zoccali
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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