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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919192/predictive-value-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-renal-prognosis-of-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Hamit Küçük, Berna Göker, Özkan Varan, Burak Dumludag, Şeminur Haznedaroğlu, Mehmet Akif Öztürk, Abdurrahman Tufan, Tugce Emiroglu, Yasemin Erten
INTRODUCTION: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare necrotizing vasculitis, which usually involves the upper and lower respiratory systems and kidneys and often have a relapsing course. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to be a useful marker predicting not only progressive disease, but also mortality in various inflammatory diseases. We aimed to investigate the roles of NLR in predicting the extend of clinical involvement and prognosis of patients with GPA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive newly diagnosed GPA patients who had follow-up for at least 6 months between 2010 and 2016 at Gazi University Internal Medicine-Rheumatology clinic were retrospectively analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917694/outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-alport-syndrome-compared-with-other-forms-of-renal-disease
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Yvelynne P Kelly, Anish Patil, Luke Wallis, Susan Murray, Saumitra Kant, Mohammed A Kaballo, Liam Casserly, Brendan Doyle, Anthony Dorman, Patrick O'Kelly, Peter J Conlon
INTRODUCTION: Alport syndrome is an inherited renal disease characterized by hematuria, renal failure, hearing loss and a lamellated glomerular basement membrane. Patients with Alport syndrome who undergo renal transplantation have been shown to have patient and graft survival rates similar to or better than those of patients with other renal diseases. METHODS: In this national case series, based in Beaumont Hospital Dublin, we studied the cohort of patients who underwent renal transplantation over the past 33 years, recorded prospectively in the Irish Renal Transplant Registry, and categorized them according to the presence or absence of Alport syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885903/opinions-of-nephrologists-on-the-efficacy-and-tolerance-of-statins-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ewa Budzisz, Michał Nowicki
Large randomized controlled trials have not confirmed the effects of statin therapy on reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in end-stage kidney disease, despite that statins are still widely prescribed by nephrologists to chronic dialysis patients. The aim of the study was to analyze the attitudes of nephrologists towards statin use in hemodialysis patients. Self-designed questionnaire, containing 18 questions, was distributed among 115 nephrologists. The survey contained description of the results of 3 largest statin trials in nephrology...
November 25, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882817/h2s-improves-renal-fibrosis-in-stz-induced-diabetic-rats-by-ameliorating-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression
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Yan Li, Lin Li, Ou Zeng, Jun Mao Liu, Jun Yang
Nephropathy develops in many patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). However, the specific mechanisms and therapies remain unclear. For this purpose we investigated the effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on renal fibrosis in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats and its underlying mechanisms. Experimental rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control group (normal rats), DM group (diabetes rats), DM + NaHS group [diabetes rats treated with sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS)], and NaHS group (normal rats treated with NaHS)...
November 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882813/dietary-zinc-modifies-diabetic-induced-renal-pathology-in-rats
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Wael M Elsaed, Hazem Abdelhamid Mohamed
This study was conducted to investigate how far dietary zinc (Zn) modifies the histomorphological alterations induced by diabetes in rat kidneys. The animals were divided into negative control group (10 rats). Diabetes was induced in thirty animals by streptozotocin. After confirming diabetes, the animals were divided into three groups (n = 10). Group II served as the positive control group (fed on standard diet), group III was fed on Zn deficient diet, and group IV was fed on Zn supplemented diet. Caspase-3 immune staining was used to estimate the caspase activity...
November 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882810/what-has-changed-in-the-prevalence-of-hypertension-in-dialyzed-children-during-the-last-decade
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Marcin Tkaczyk, Małgorzata Stańczyk, Monika Miklaszewska, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Ryszard Wierciński, Roman Stankiewicz, Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Jacek Zachwieja, Halina Borzęcka, Ilona Zagożdżon, Beata Leszczyńska, Anna Medyńska, Piotr Adamczyk, Maria Szczepańska, Wojciech Fendler
BACKGROUND: Hypertension very often accompanies progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. A cross-sectional analysis of hypertension prevalence in dialyzed children in Poland was designed with a comparison with the data previously recorded 10 years earlier. METHODS: Two cohorts of children were analyzed: 59 subjects dialyzed in 2013, and 134 children from the previous study performed in 2003 that were reevaluated according to the current methodology...
November 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876431/cystatin-c-vascular-biomarkers-and-measured-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-patients-with-unresponsive-hypertensive-phenotype-a-pilot-study
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Velibor Čabarkapa, Branislava Ilinčić, Mirjana Đerić, Viktorija Vučaj Ćirilović, Milena Kresoja, Radmila Žeravica, Vladimir Sakač
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers are commonly used to estimate the presence of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with essential arterial hypertension (HT). In addition to known association between cystatin C and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), elucidating the association between cystatin C and vascular biomarkers (intima-media thickness of common carotid arteries (CCIMT), carotid plaque and renal artery resistance index (RRI)) in patients with unresponsive hypertensive phenotype could be of significant clinical interest...
November 23, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876428/dmp-1-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-activation-in-rats-with-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Na Du, Shunan Liu, Chongshuang Cui, Mo Zhang, Jibin Jia, Xia Cao
INTRODUCTION: DMP-1 supplement has a satisfactory effect on diabetic kidney disease in patients with whether T1DM or T2DM. Oxidative stress and TGF-β signal pathway activation are essential in the pathogenesis of DKD. We aim to investigate the effect of DMP-1 on oxidative stress and TGF-β activation in rats with DKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were enrolled and randomly allocated into five groups: Control group, STZ group (60 mg/kg, ip), DMP-1 low dose group (0...
November 23, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876426/pin1-and-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-of-chronic-kidney-disease-gene-polymorphisms-and-protein-levels
#9
Yu Zhao, Li-Li Zhang, Fa-Xian Ding, Ping Cao, Yuan-Yuan Qi, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND: Peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase NIMA-interacting 1 (Pin1) is a key regulator of PTH mRNA stability. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), which is characterized by elevated serum PTH levels, is a common complication of CKD. We investigated the possible associations between CKD with SHPT (CKD SHPT) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the Pin1 gene and compared the levels of the Pin1 protein in the CKD SHPT patients with those of the controls. METHODS: The study group included 251 CKD SHPT patients and 61 controls...
November 23, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866460/morphine-enhances-renal-cell-carcinoma-aggressiveness-through-promotes-survivin-level
#10
Yabing Ma, Zhongzhong Ren, Shuyong Ma, Wenjun Yan, Man He, Dong Wang, Peiyan Ding
BACKGROUND: Morphine is an opioid analgesic drug often used for pain relief in cancer patients. However, there is growing evidence that morphine may modulate tumor growth, progression and metastasis. Unfortunately, the results obtained by these studies are still contradictory. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effect of morphine in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma 786-O, RLC-310 cells and whether morphine affects on tumor growth in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma 786-O, RLC-310 cells...
November 21, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866456/comparison-of-saudi-arabian-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-illness-perceptions
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Abdulhameed A Alharbi, Rajaa M Alraddadi, Alwaleed A Alharbi, Yazeed A Alharbi
The clinical outcome of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may differ according to their beliefs concerning their illness and its treatment. Both the disease itself and negative perceptions of the illness may increase patients' morbidity and mortality. This study aims to compare hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients' illness perceptions and their related factors. This cross-sectional comparative study was conducted in five dialysis centers. After excluding patients with psychiatric comorbidities, 342 stable dialysis patients (HD, n = 267; PD, n = 75) completed a demographic questionnaire and the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R)...
November 21, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852131/effect-of-peritoneal-dialysis-versus-hemodialysis-on-renal-anemia-in-renal-in-end-stage-disease-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Wan-Ning Wang, Wen-Long Zhang, Tao Sun, Fu-Zhe Ma, Sensen Su, Zhong-Gao Xu
The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) on renal anemia (RA) in renal disease patients by a meta-analysis. Relevant studies published before June 2015 were searched. Pooled odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was used to evaluate the effect of HD and PD on RA based on five indexes: hemoglobin, ferritin, transferrin saturation index, serum albumin, and parathyroid hormone. Sensitivity analysis and publication bias assessment were conducted to evaluate the stability and reliability of our results...
November 17, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846776/infective-spondylodiscitis-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-case-series
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Yueh-An Lu, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Huang-Kai Kao, Chia-Hui Lee, Shen-Yang Lee, Guan-Hsing Chen, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian
Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented with infective spondylodiscitis at a single medical center in Taiwan. There were 18 cases (mean age: 64.9 ± 10.8 years) over more than 10 years. Analysis of underlying diseases indicated that 50% of patients had diabetes, 55.6% had hypertension, 55.6% had coronary artery disease, 22.2% had congestive heart failure, 22.2% had a cerebral vascular accident, 16...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846769/effect-of-cichorium-intybus-l-seed-extract-on-renal-parameters-in-experimentally-induced-early-and-late-diabetes-type-2-in-rats
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Yasin Pourfarjam, Lotfollah Rezagholizadeh, Azin Nowrouzi, Alipasha Meysamie, Sarah Ghaseminejad, Nasrin Ziamajidi, Davood Norouzi
Blood and urine biochemistry screening tests are important for initial detection of diabetes, determination of severity of its complications, and monitoring of therapy. We evaluated the effects of aqueous chicory seed extract (CSE), on renal biochemical parameters, histology, and Na+/glucose cotansporters, SGLT1 and SGLT2 expression levels using metformin, and aspirin as controls. Late stage type 2 diabetes (LT2D; FBS, >300 mg/dl) and early stage type 2 diabetes (ET2D; FBS, 140-220 mg/dl) were induced in rats by streptozotocin (STZ group) and a combination of STZ and niacinamide (NIA/STZ group), respectively...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846790/efficacy-comparison-of-atorvastatin-versus-rosuvastatin-on-blood-lipid-and-microinflammatory-state-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#15
Jianwei Tian, Xiaoyan Hou, Liping Hu, Ting Chen, Kefei Wu, Chudan Cai, Xiaoyan Bai
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the effect of Atorvastatin (ATO) and Rosuvastatin (ROS) on blood lipid, high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), albumin (ALB), prealbumin (PA), and transferring (TF) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. METHODS: Eighty MHD patients were enrolled and divided into two groups: ROS and ATO. Patients in Group ROS (n = 38) received ROS (10 mg/day), and those in group ATO (n = 42) received ATO (20 mg/day) for 12 weeks, respectively...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846788/urinary-oxalate-to-creatinine-ratios-in-healthy-turkish-schoolchildren
#16
Ismail Dursun, İlknur Çelik, Hakan M Poyrazoglu, Kader Köse, Esen Tanrıkulu, Habibe Sahin, Kenan Yılmaz, Ahmet Öztürk, Sibel Yel, Zübeyde Gündüz, Ruhan Düşünsel
AIM: we aimed to establish reference values for urinary oxalate to creatinine ratios in healthy children aged 6-15 years and to investigate the relationship between their nutritional habits and oxalate excretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Random urine specimens from 953 healthy children aged 6-15 years were obtained and analyzed for oxalate and creatinine. Additionally, a 24-h dietary recall form was prepared and given to them. The ingredient composition of the diet was calculated...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846784/emotional-management-and-biological-markers-of-dietetic-regimen-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#17
Carlo Lai, Paola Aceto, Massimiliano Luciani, Erika Fazzari, Valerio Cesari, Stella Luciano, Antonio Fortini, Desiderata Berloco, Francesco Canulla, Vincenzo Bruzzese, Silvia Lai
The aim of the study was to investigate the association between psychological characteristics and biological markers of adherence in chronic kidney disease patients receiving conservative therapy, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (PD), or kidney transplantation. Seventy-nine adult patients were asked to complete the following questionnaires: Toronto Alexithymia scale, Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale, and Short Form Health Survey. Biological markers of adherence to treatment were measured. Peritoneal dialysis patients showed a lower capacity to feel pleasure from sensorial experience (p = ...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846783/point-of-care-assessment-of-cardiac-troponin-t-level-in-ckd-patients-with-chest-symptom
#18
Masaki Iwasaki, Kenji Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ikeda, Yuri Tanaka, Toshihide Hayashi, Shun Kubo, Ai Matsukane, Hiroki Hase, Nobuhiko Joki
We challenged to identify the cutoff value of cTnT in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients by point of care assessment way. A single center, prospective cross-sectional study was planned and performed. 201 consecutive patients who were visited emergency room for chest symptoms were enrolled in this study. All patients were performed routine practice for differential diagnosis of chest symptom by cardiologist. Simultaneously, semiquantitative measurement of cTnT was performed using same blood sampling on the blind condition to cardiologists for this study...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846768/olive-oil-abrogates-acrylamide-induced-nephrotoxicity-by-modulating-biochemical-and-histological-changes-in-rats
#19
Imen Ghorbel, Awatef Elwej, Nesrine Fendri, Héla Mnif, Kamel Jamoussi, Tahia Boudawara, Naziha Grati Kamoun, Najiba Zeghal
Acrylamide (ACR) is one of the most important contaminants occurring in foods heated at high temperatures. The aim of this study is to investigate the protective efficacy of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), a main component of the Mediterranean diet, against nephrotoxicity induced by ACR. Rats have received by gavage during 21 days either ACR (40 mg/kg body weight) or ACR-associated with EVOO (300 μl) or only EVOO (300 μl). Acrylamide induced nephrotoxicity as evidenced by an increase in malondialdehyde (MDA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), protein carbonyls (PCOs) and a decrease in glutathione, non-protein thiols (NPSHs), and vitamin C levels...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845613/protective-effect-of-silybum-marianum-and-taraxacum-officinale-extracts-against-oxidative-kidney-injuries-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-rats
#20
Ali Karakuş, Yeter Değer, Serkan Yıldırım
The protective effect of the extracts of the plants Silybum marianum and Taraxacum officinale by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) was researched. Sixty-six female Wistar albino rats were divided into six groups: Control, Silybum marianum, Taraxacum officinale, CCl4, Silybum marianum+ CCl4, Taraxacum officinale+CCl4. The Silybum marianum and Taraxacum officinale extracts were administered as 100 mg/kg/day by gavage. The CCl4 was administered as 1.5 mL/kg (i.p.). At the end of the trial period, in the serums obtained from the animals, in the CCl4 group it was found that the MDA level increased in the kidney tissue samples as well as in the ALP and GGT enzyme activities...
November 15, 2016: Renal Failure
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