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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494221/does-copy-number-variation-of-apol1-gene-affect-the-susceptibility-to-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Ting Peng, Guisen Li, Xiang Zhong, Li Wang
BACKGROUND: APOL1 risk variants (G1 and G2) are associated with increased susceptibility to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in African population. However, the two risk mutations were not found in Chinese FSGS patients. In this study, we explored the association between the copy number variation (CNV) of APOL1 gene and FSGS. METHODS: APOL1 copy number variations were detected by quantitative real-time PCR with TaqMan probes and compared between 133 FSGS patients and 123 controls...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494217/urinary-il-8-is-a-marker-of-early-and-long-term-graft-function-after-renal-transplantation
#2
Ewa Kwiatkowska, Leszek Domański, Joanna Bober, Krzysztof Safranow, Jolanta Szymańska-Pasternak, Aneta Sulecka, Andrzej Pawlik, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Sebastian Kwiatkowski
In this study, we examined whether the IL-8 content of urine sampled on day 1 and day 14 after renal transplantation is a marker of early and long-term renal function. Moreover, we assessed whether its concentration is positively correlated with the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) content of urine sampled on day 1 and day 30 and 12 months after renal transplantation. Our analysis covered 87 patients who underwent a kidney transplant. The patients were observed for an average of 30 months (12-60 months)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494192/prooxidant-antioxidant-balance-hstni-and-hscrp-mortality-prediction-in-haemodialysis-patients-two-year-follow-up
#3
Tanja Antunovic, Aleksandra Stefanovic, Najdana Gligorovic Barhanovic, Milica Miljkovic, Danilo Radunovic, Jasmina Ivanisevic, Vladimir Prelevic, Nebojsa Bulatovic, Marina Ratkovic, Marina Stojanov
Oxidative stress and inflammation are highly intertwined pathophysiological processes. We analyzed the markers of these processes and high-sensitive troponin I (hsTnI) for mortality prediction in patients on haemodialysis. This study enrolled a total of 62 patients on regular haemodialysis. The patients were monitored for two years, and the observed outcomes were all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Blood samples were taken before one dialysis session for analysis of the baseline concentrations of prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidative status (TOS), hsTnI, hsCRP and resistin...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494191/biomarker-for-early-renal-microvascular-and-diabetic-kidney-diseases
#4
Narisa Futrakul, Prasit Futrakul
Recognition of early stage of diabetic kidney disease, under common practice using biomarkers, namely microalbuminuria, serum creatinine level above 1 mg/dL and accepted definition of diabetic kidney disease associated with creatinine clearance value below 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2), is unlikely. This would lead to delay treatment associated with therapeutic resistance to vasodilator due to a defective vascular homoeostasis. Other alternative biomarkers related to the state of microalbuminuria is not sensitive to screen for early diabetic kidney disease (stages I, II)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413908/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-podocyte-emt-and-concomitant-diabetic-kidney-diseases-an-update
#5
Qidi Ying, Guanzhong Wu
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a tightly regulated process by which epithelial cells lose their hallmark epithelial characteristics and gain the features of mesenchymal cells. For podocytes, expression of nephrin, podocin, P-cadherin, and ZO-1 is downregulated, the slit diaphragm (SD) will be altered, and the actin cytoskeleton will be rearranged. Diabetes, especially hyperglycemia, has been demonstrated to incite podocyte EMT through several molecular mechanisms such as TGF-β/Smad classic pathway, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, Integrins/integrin-linked kinase (ILK) signaling pathway, MAPKs signaling pathway, Jagged/Notch signaling pathway, and NF-κB signaling pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393653/anti-pentraxin-3-auto-antibodies-might-be-protective-in-lupus-nephritis-a-large-cohort-study
#6
Mo Yuan, Ying Tan, Yun Pang, Yong-Zhe Li, Yan Song, Feng Yu, Ming-Hui Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Anti-pentraxin 3 (PTX3) auto-antibodies were found to be associated with the absence of renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study is to investigate the prevalence of anti-PTX3 auto-antibodies and their clinical significance based on a large Chinese lupus nephritis cohort. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-six active lupus nephritis patients, 150 SLE patients without clinical renal involvement, and 100 healthy controls were enrolled...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393592/effect-of-norcantharidin-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-of-human-mesangial-cells
#7
Kun Ye, Qiaoyu Wei, Zhifeng Gong, Yunfeng Huang, Hong Liu, Ying Li, Xiaomei Peng
AIMS: Norcantharidin (NCTD) regulates immune system function and reduces proteinuria. We sought to investigate the effect of NCTD on proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle of cultured human mesangial cells (HMC) in vitro. METHODS: HMC cells were divided into a normal control group, and various concentrations of NCTD group (2.5, 5, 10, 20, or 40 μg/mL). Cell proliferation was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, apoptosis was detected by Annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) assays, and morphological analysis was performed by Hoechest 33258 staining...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372505/can-salivary-creatinine-and-urea-levels-be-used-to-diagnose-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children-as-accurately-as-serum-creatinine-and-urea-levels-a-case-control-study
#8
Rahime Renda
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) develop many metabolic changes in blood that often necessitate frequent biochemical analysis. Serum analysis is an invasive and painful procedure. It would be highly beneficial if a noninvasive alternative process to serum analysis in children were identified. Saliva can be collected noninvasively, repeatedly, and without the use of healthcare personnel. The aims of this study were to compare serum and salivary urea and creatinine levels in children with CKD and healthy controls, and to determine if salivary creatinine and urea levels can be used to diagnose CKD in children as accurately as serum creatinine and urea levels...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335679/puerarin-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-induced-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-via-mapk-signal-pathways-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#9
Xiangjun Zhou, Chen Bai, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoxin Gong, Yong Yang, Congbo Chen, Guang Shan, Qisheng Yao
Puerarin (PR) is an isoflavonoid isolated from the root of the plant Pueraria lobata and has been widely used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases. Oxidative stress and epithelial cell apoptosis play important roles in the renal fibrotic process. The present study aimed to determine whether or not PR inhibits renal fibrosis by reducing oxidative stress induced-epithelial cell apoptosis. In vivo, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) induced renal fibrosis, and epithelial cell apoptosis...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335676/physiopathological-approach-to-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-left-heart-versus-right-heart-involvement
#10
Yassamine Bentata
Infectious endocarditis (IE), a complication that is both cardiac and infectious, occurs frequently and is associated with a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHD). About 2-6% of chronic hemodialysis patients develop IE and the incidence is 50-60 times higher among CHD patients than in the general population. The left heart is the most frequent location of IE in CHD and the different published series report a prevalence of left valve involvement varying from 80% to 100%...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335671/the-relationship-between-survival-rate-and-intradialytic-blood-pressure-changes-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#11
Jiayue Lu, Minxia Zhu, Shang Liu, Mingli Zhu, Huihua Pang, Xinghui Lin, Zhaohui Ni, Jiaqi Qian, Hong Cai, Weiming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between blood pressure changes and all-cause mortality, and between blood pressure changes and cardiovascular mortality, for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients during dialysis. METHODS: Data regarding general condition, biochemical indices, and survival prognosis of MHD patients who were treated at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-affiliated Renji Hospital from July 2007 to December 2012 were collected, in order to evaluate the relationship between patients' blood pressure changes during hemodialysis and mortality...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335665/calcium-oxalate-crystals-induces-tight-junction-disruption-in-distal-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-activating-ros-akt-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#12
Lei Yu, Xiuguo Gan, Xukun Liu, Ruihua An
Tight junction plays important roles in regulating paracellular transports and maintaining cell polarity. Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, the major crystalline composition of kidney stones, have been demonstrated to be able to cause tight junction disruption to accelerate renal cell injury. However, the cellular signaling involved in COM crystal-induced tight junction disruption remains largely to be investigated. In the present study, we proved that COM crystals induced tight junction disruption by activating ROS/Akt/p38 MAPK pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330422/bilateral-rectal-sheath-hematomas-after-low-molecular-weight-heparin-treatment-in-uremia
#13
Lu Xu, Lei Liu, Xinjian Li
Rectus sheath hematomas (RSHs) are uncommon. They are usually unilateral and rarely bilateral. In this paper, we report the first case of spontaneous bilateral RSHs in a uremic patient after the administration of the first dose of low-molecular weight heparin during hemodialysis. The most interesting aspect of this case is that the main symptom of RSH in our patient was urinary bladder irritation. We highlight the importance of the prompt diagnosis and management of this medical emergency.
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320229/correction-to-chen-chen-ling-lin-he-and-guan-investigation-of-optimum-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-patients-on-maintained-hemodialysis
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November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260396/disorders-of-serum-omega-3-fatty-acid-composition-in-dialyzed-patients-and-their-associations-with-fat-mass
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Małgorzata Sikorska-Wiśniewska, Adriana Mika, Tomasz Śledziński, Sylwia Małgorzewicz, Piotr Stepnowski, Bolesław Rutkowski, Michał Chmielewski
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Lipid disorders, a constant feature of CKD, might contribute to this state. The aim of this study was to evaluate n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) composition in CKD patients treated with dialysis, in comparison to the general population and to assess possible associations between the n-3 PUFA profile and anthropometric variables. Thirty-three prevalent dialysis patients were studied and compared with an age- and sex-adjusted control group of 22 patients...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222614/identification-of-the-appropriate-fixation-site-to-avoid-peritoneal-catheter-migration-based-on-a-mechanical-analysis
#16
Yujuan Wang, Yao Zou, Xinghua Chen, Jili Zhu, Cuizhi Xiang, Houjun Jia, Guohua Ding, Huiming Wang
AIM: To conduct mechanical analysis on the relationship between abdominal wall fixation point and the displacement of catheter top, and establish the finite element model for the complex forces and conditions that the catheter wears in human abdominal cavity, in order to provide the scientific basis for optimizing the catheter position in abdominal wall fixation method. METHODS: Using the PIPE59 finite elements to divide units, and taking the lower part of catheter, that is, below interior polyester cuff to simulate and compute the displacement formula...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209087/the-effect-of-hypericum-perforatum-on-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-damage
#17
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
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
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
#19
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
#20
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...
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