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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050928/the-spo11-c631t-gene-polymorphism-and-male-infertility-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Zheng-Ju Ren, Peng-Wei Ren, Bo Yang, Jian Liao, Sheng-Zhuo Liu, Kun Fang, Shang-Qing Ren, Liang-Ren Liu, Qiang Dong
To evaluate the association between the SPO11 gene C631T polymorphism and the risk of male infertility. We conducted a search on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China biology medical literature database (CBM), VIP, and Chinese literature database (Wan Fang) on 31 March 2016. Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) were used to assess the strength of associations. A total of five studies including 542 cases and 510 controls were involved in this meta-analysis...
January 4, 2017: Renal Failure
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
#5
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
#10
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/28209087/the-effect-of-hypericum-perforatum-on-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-damage
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Murat Cakir, Halil Duzova, Işil Baysal, Cemile Ceren Gül, Gülbahar Kuşcu, Fatma Kutluk, Hilal Çakin, Şifanur Şeker, Esranur İlbeği, Seda Uslu, Umut Avci, Samet Demir, Cihan Akinci, Sercan Atli
It has been revealed in recent studies that Hypericum Perforatum (HP) is influential on cancer, inflammatory diseases, bacterial and viral diseases, and has neuroprotective and antioxidant properties. In this study, we investigated the effect of HP, which is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, on kidney I/R damage. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups, and each of the groups had eight rats: The Control Group; the Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) Group; and the IR + HP Group which was treated with 50 mg/kg of HP...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209079/acid-base-disorders-after-orthotopic-bladder-replacement-comparison-of-an-ileal-neobladder-and-an-ileal-conduit
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AJin Cho, Seung Min Lee, Jung Woo Noh, Don Kyoung Choi, Yongseong Lee, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee, Young Ki Lee
OBJECTIVES: For many years, creation of an orthotopic neobladder after cystectomy has been popular. In the present study, we measured the extent of metabolic acidosis in patients with ileal neobladders compared with ileal conduits and defined risk factors for development of metabolic acidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 95 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to treat invasive bladder cancer from January 2001 to December 2014 at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, through investigation of acid-base balance, serum electrolyte levels and renal function one month and one year after operation...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209075/investigation-of-optimum-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-patients-on-maintained-hemodialysis
#13
Lan Chen, Ying-Ying Chen, Yi-Sheng Ling, Chun-Hua Lin, Jin-Xuan He, Tian-Jun Guan
BACKGROUND: Serum N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level is known to be strongly associated with fluid overload, and serves as a guide for fluid management in patients on hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed at investigating the relationship between NT-proBNP level and blood pressure (BP), ultrafiltration/dry weight ratio as well as hemoglobin, and to explore the optimal cutoff point of NT-proBNP level in Chinese patients on HD. METHODS: A total of 2306 patients on maintained HD for stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this prospective study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201944/the-association-between-soluble-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-levels-in-drained-dialysate-and-peritoneal-injury-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Yusuke Igarashi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Hiromichi Yoshizawa, Reika Imai, Toshimi Imai, Ichiro Hirahara, Tetsu Akimoto, Susumu Ookawara, Kenichi Ishibashi, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation of the peritoneum causes peritoneal injury in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and its circulating form, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, play pivotal roles in inflammation. However, their role in peritoneal injury is unclear. METHODS: We measured changes in intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression in the peritoneum of a peritoneal injury model in rats. The associations between soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels in drained dialysate and the solute transport rate (D/P-Cr and D/D0-glucose) determined by the peritoneal equilibration test, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 levels in drained dialysate were investigated in 94 peritoneal drained dialysate samples...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178874/ameliorative-effects-of-pine-bark-extract-on-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
#15
In-Chul Lee, Je-Won Ko, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Na-Rae Shin, In-Sik Shin, Yun-Bae Kim, Jong-Choon Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the dose-response effects of pine bark extract (PBE, pycnogenol(®)) on oxidative stress-mediated apoptotic changes induced by cisplatin (Csp) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ameliorating potential of PBE was evaluated after orally administering PBE at doses of 10 or 20 mg/kg for 10 days. Acute kidney injury was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of Csp at 7 mg/kg on test day 5. RESULTS: Csp treatment caused acute kidney injury manifested by elevated levels of serum blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (CRE) with corresponding histopathological changes, including degeneration of tubular epithelial cells, hyaline casts in the tubular lumen, and inflammatory cell infiltration (interstitial nephritis)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164733/a-meta-analysis-on-correlation-between-interleukin-6-174g-c-polymorphism-and-end-stage-renal-disease
#16
Ye Feng, Yan Tang, Hongwei Zhou, Kaiqing Xie
BACKGROUND: The level of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its gene polymorphism are associated with the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and the related complications. This study aimed to investigate the correction between IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism and ESRD by meta-analysis. METHODS: Using the databases including PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, CNKI, and CBM, the data of case-control studies on correlation between IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism and ESRD from database establishment to January 2016 were collected...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152653/chronic-kidney-disease-progression-a-retrospective-analysis-of-3-year-adherence-to-a-low-protein-diet
#17
Felipe Rizzetto, Viviane de Oliveira Leal, Leonardo Soares Bastos, Denis Fouque, Denise Mafra
The potential benefits and dangers of dietary protein restriction in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are still controversial. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of low protein diet (LPD) on the renal function in nondialysis CKD patients. A retrospective study was conducted from 321 nondialysis CKD patient's medical files (65.1 ± 12.7 yrs, 58.2% men). These patients received individualized dietary protein prescription (0.6-0.8 g protein/kg/day). Protein intake was evaluated by food diary and 24 h-food recall...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118775/renoprotective-effects-of-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-in-a-mouse-model-of-progressive-renal-fibrosis
#18
Takahiro Uchida, Takashi Oda, Hidehito Matsubara, Atsushi Watanabe, Hanako Takechi, Naoki Oshima, Yutaka Sakurai, Hiroo Kumagai
Although the effects of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors beyond their hypoglycemic action have been reported, whether these inhibitors have renoprotective effects in nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unclear. We examined the therapeutic effects of DPP-4 inhibition in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO), a nondiabetic model of progressive renal fibrosis. After UUO surgery, mice were administered either the DPP-4 inhibitor alogliptin or a vehicle by oral gavage once a day for 10 days...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118757/underestimated-incidence-of-kidney-disease-in-nonrenal-outpatient
#19
Zeyuan Lu, Jianyong Yin, Guangyuan Zhang, Rui Wu, Qing Zhao, Niansong Wang, Chungen Yan, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been regarded as a severe threaten to public health, a large percentage of CKD are secondary to other diseases. Serum creatinine is the most common marker of renal function, but it did not always reflect glomerular filtration rate (GFR) accurately. In order to investigate the prevalence of kidney disease in non-renal departments and to provide a basis for the prevention of kidney injury, the present study was conducted in several medical centers...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118756/contribution-of-volume-overload-to-the-arterial-stiffness-of-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Łukasz Czyżewski, Janusz Wyzgał, Emilia Czyżewska, Janusz Sierdziński, Łukasz Szarpak
Arterial stiffness is evaluated with the measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV), while overhydration (OH) and nutritional status are evaluated with bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS). In this study, we investigated the effect of a single dialysis session on arterial stiffness, hydration status, and laboratory parameters. The observational, cross-sectional, cohort study included 71 HD patients with mean age 64 ± 16 yrs. A Complior device was used to perform PWV measurements. The patients were examined immediately before and 15 min after a mid-week hemodialysis session...
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