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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141483/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-as-a-marker-of-cerebral-infarction-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Liyi Mo, Yuanhan Chen, Zhilian Li, Lixia Xu, Wei Dong, Li Zhang, Huaban Liang, Ruizhao Li, Yiming Tao, Wei Shi, Xinling Liang
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a cardiovascular biomarker. We evaluated the association between RDW and cerebral stroke risk in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A cohort of 442 adult patients on hemodialysis was studied. Strokes were defined according to ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Routine complete blood counts, evaluated every 3-6 months, were used for RDW values. RESULTS: Among 442 hemodialysis patients, during the 50-month follow-up, there were 62 cases (14...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141472/the-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-multicenter-study-in-shanxi-province
#2
Xiaoshuang Zhou, Fuping Xue, Hui Wang, Yufeng Qiao, Guangzhen Liu, Liping Huang, Deqian Li, Shuanggui Wang, Qunyuan Wang, Larong Li, Rongshan Li
OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life (QOL) and factors affecting QOL in hemodialysis patients so as to improve QOL of dialysis patients and provide the basis for better clinical care. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to assess the QOL and factors affecting QOL in hemodialysis patients. We recruited 125 patients who had been receiving hemodialysis for at least 2 years in the dialysis units of nine hospitals in Shanxi Province, China, and conducted a multi-center questionnaire survey between 1 May 2015 and 1 July 2016...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130775/results-of-native-and-transplant-kidney-biopsies-of-children-in-a-single-center-over-a-15-years-period
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Emel Isiyel, Kibriya Fidan, Bahar Buyukkaragoz, Meltem Akcaboy, Yasar Kandur, Ipek Isik Gonul, Necla Buyan, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Oguz Soylemezoglu
Renal biopsy is an important diagnostic procedure in pediatric nephrology. This study retrospectively investigates the indications, results and complications in a single tertiary children's hospital in Turkey. We evaluated the native and transplant kidney biopsies in Gazi University Pediatric Nephrology Department between 2001 and 2015. A total of 196 biopsies (144 natives and 52 transplants) were included into the study. The mean age of the patients was respectively 10.8 ± 3.5, 13.9 ± 1.5 years...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994624/plasma-heparanase-is-associated-with-blood-glucose-levels-but-not-urinary-microalbumin-excretion-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-at-the-early-stage
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Yue Zhao, Jingshun Liu, Shichao Ten, Jisheng Zhang, Yanggang Yuan, Jiangyi Yu, Xiaofei An
AIM: To explore the possible correlations between plasma heparanase and albuminuria, glucose and lipid metabolism in the type 2 diabetic nephropathy patients at the early stage. METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy at early stage were recruited into the study. Plasma heparanase and the characterized advanced glycation end products (AGEs), carboxymethyllysine (CML) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: Plasma heparanase was positively associated with fasting blood glucose (R = 0...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882100/low-dose-cyclosporine-in-treatment-of-membranous-nephropathy-with-nephrotic-syndrome-effectiveness-and-renal-safety
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Xiaojuan Yu, Lin Ruan, Zhen Qu, Zhao Cui, Yimiao Zhang, Xin Wang, Liqiang Meng, Xiaojing Liu, Fang Wang, Ying Zhang, Gang Liu, Li Yang
BACKGROUND: To observe effectiveness and renal safety of long-term low-dose cyclosporine in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). METHODS: Sixty-eight patients were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. Renal endpoint was defined as a decrease in eGFR ≥50% from baseline and a development of eGFR ≤60 ml/min/1.73m(2). RESULTS: A cyclosporine dose of 2.0 ± 0.5 mg/kg/d and a prednisone of 0.3 ± 0.2 mg/kg/d were prescribed...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853301/total-parathyroidectomy-versus-total-parathyroidectomy-with-autotransplantation-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Changjia Li, Liang Lv, Hongqiao Wang, Xufu Wang, Bangxu Yu, Yan Xu, Xiaobin Zhou, Yanbing Zhou
BACKGROUND: Total parathyroidectomy (tPTX) and total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (tPTX + AT) are effective and inexpensive treatments for secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT), but we do not know which one is the optimal approach. Therefore, we undertook a meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of these two surgical procedures. METHODOLOGY: Studies published in English on PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library from inception to 27 September 2016 were searched systematically...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832239/pre-transplant-histology-does-not-improve-prediction-of-5-year-kidney-allograft-outcomes-above-and-beyond-clinical-parameters
#7
C Traynor, A Saeed, E O'Ceallaigh, A Elbadri, P O'Kelly, D G de Freitas, A M Dorman, P J Conlon, C M O'Seaghdha
Pre-implant kidney biopsy is used to determine suitability of marginal donor kidneys for transplantation. However, there is limited data examining the utility of pre-implant histology in predicting medium term graft outcome. This retrospective study examined kidney transplants over a 10-year period at a single center to determine if pre-implant histology can identify cases of eGFR ≤35 ml/min/1.73m(2) at 5 year follow up beyond a clinical predictive logistic regression model. We also compared outcomes of dual kidney transplants with standard single kidney transplants...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805547/the-association-between-methylation-levels-of-targeted-genes-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-early-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Ozgur Aldemir, Faruk Turgut, Cumali Gokce
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of diabetes and its complications are greatly increasing world-wide. Diabeticnephropathy (DN) is the main cause of end-stage renal disease and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is important to predict patients with high risk for DN in the early stage. We selected the genes which have an important role on diabetic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the association between DNA methylation levels of targeted genes and albuminuria in patients with early DN...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805539/protective-effect-of-regular-physical-activity-on-major-depressive-episodes-in-patients-with-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Fu-Xiang Zhu, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Kai Ding, Bin Han
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between physical activity (PA) and depression in diverse population. The purpose of our study is to examine if PA within the recommended level over time is associated with major depressive episode (MDE) in patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Mainland China. Patients with stages 2-5 CKD not receiving dialysis were enrolled from a nephrology outpatient clinic between May 2014 and February 2016. Based on the patterns of PA over time, all patients were divided into four groups: persistently active, from inactive to active, from active to inactive, and persistently inactive...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805538/effects-of-far-infrared-therapy-on-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-meta-analysis
#10
Qingsong Wan, Shikun Yang, Li Li, Fenfen Chu
BACKGROUND: Far infrared (FIR) therapy may have a beneficial effect on maturity and function of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, we performed this pooled analysis to assess the protective effects of FIR therapy in HD patients. METHODS: The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs of FIR therapy for HD patients were searched from multiple databases. Relevant studies were screened according to the predefined inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805491/intermedin-inhibits-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-induced-oxidative-stress-via-nadph-oxidase-nox4-and-camp-dependent-mechanisms
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Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaole Su, Yue Qi, Yun Fan, Zhiqiang Peng
NADPH oxidase Nox4-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in renal fibrosis. Our previous study demonstrated that intermedin (IMD) alleviated unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal fibrosis by inhibition of ROS. However, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. Herein, we investigated the effect of IMD on Nox4 expression and NADPH oxidase activity in rat UUO model, and explored if these effect were achieved through cAMP-PKA pathway, the important post-receptor signal transduction pathway of IMD, in TGF-β1-stimulated rat proximal tubular cell (NRK-52E)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805490/low-employment-and-low-willingness-of-being-reemployed-in-chinese-working-age-maintained-hemodialysis-patients
#12
Bihong Huang, Bihong Lai, Ling Xu, Ying Wang, Yanpei Cao, Ping Yan, Jing Chen
AIM: Returning to society plays an important role in improving the quality of life in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, and retention of employment is one of the core enablers. The study is to assess the employment status and to determine the variables for unemployment in Chinese MHD patients. METHODS: Prevalent MHD patients from four dialysis centers in Shanghai China were enrolled. We assessed patients' employment status, current social functioning, hemodialysis modality, annual income and general health condition...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805489/atorvastatin-attenuates-experimental-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-a-role-for-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway
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Rongzheng Yue, Chuan Zuo, Jing Zeng, Baihai Su, Ye Tao, Songmin Huang, Rui Zeng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the protective effect of different atorvastatin doses on contrast-induced acute kidney injury and the related mechanism. METHODS: Healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into the blank control group, experimental control group and different-dose atorvastatin groups. A rat model of contrast-induced acute kidney injury was established. We detected changes in serum creatinine (Scr) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) before and after model establishment, observed and scored renal tubular injury, analyzed rat renal cell apoptosis, and measure the expression of signal pathway proteins and downstream inflammatory factors...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805484/disparate-phospho-smad2-levels-in-advanced-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-and-early-experimental-db-db-mouse-model
#14
Lise Høj Thomsen, Morten Fog-Tonnesen, Lisbeth Nielsen Fink, Jenny Norlin, Amaya García de Vinuesa, Troels Krarup Hansen, Emile de Heer, Peter Ten Dijke, Alexander Rosendahl
Uncontrolled activation of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) family members is hypothesized to participate in type 2 diabetes (T2D) dependent diabetic nephropathy (DN). We evaluated and compared downstream activation of the Smad2-signaling pathway in kidney samples from T2D patients to kidneys from the T2D model of leptin receptor deficient db/db mouse. Furthermore, expression of TGF-β family members was evaluated to elucidate molecular mechanisms in the mouse model. Kidney samples from patients with advanced stages of DN showed elevated pSmad2 staining whereas db/db mouse kidneys surprisingly showed a decrease in pSmad2 in the tubular compartment...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805481/a-comparison-of-quality-of-sleep-between-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-on-hemodialysis-and-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis-in-a-developing-country
#15
Salman T Shafi, Tahir Shafi
Few studies have compared quality of sleep between pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (pre-dialysis CKD) patients and end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis (ESRD) and have found inconsistent results. Objective of this study is to compare quality of sleep between patients with pre-dialysis CKD and ESRD in a developing country. This study was conducted in an out-patient department and hemodialysis unit of a tertiary care facility. Patients included had either pre-dialysis CKD or ESRD. Assessment of quality of sleep was done using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805480/current-evidence-on-the-use-of-anti-raas-agents-in-congenital-or-acquired-solitary-kidney
#16
Mariadelina Simeoni, Annarita Armeni, Chiara Summaria, Annamaria Cerantonio, Giorgio Fuiano
RATIONAL: The inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a major strategy for slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The utility of anti-RAAS agents in patients with congenital or acquired solitary kidney is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature review was conducted. MAIN FINDINGS: The conclusions of the few available studies on the topic are homogeneously in agreement with a long-term reno-protective activity of anti-RAAS drugs in patients with solitary kidney, especially if patients are hypertensive or proteinuric...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742406/the-efficacy-of-low-dose-tadalafil-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#17
Mustafa Suat Bolat, İsmail Özer, Onder Cinar, Ekrem Akdeniz, Ramazan Aşcı
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a disorder that is frequently observed in people with chronic kidney disease who undergo hemodialysis (HD). In the context of evidence-based medicine, we aimed to investigate the effect of low-dose tadalafil on sexual function in patients undergoing HD. METHODS: The medical records of 30 males (aged 29-65 years) with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on a HD program, and who had received 5 mg tadalafil twice weekly, were retrospectively evaluated...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741986/serum-ferritin-as-an-activity-marker-for-granulamotosis-with-polyangiitis
#18
Hamit Kucuk, Ozkan Varan, Berna Goker, Berivan Bitik, Mehmet Akif Ozturk, Seminur Haznedaroglu, Abdurrahman Tufan
BACKGROUND: Serum ferritin correlates well with the activities of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis, but it has not been previously studied in patients with vasculitis. METHODS: Medical records of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener's granulomatosis) patients with at least six months of regular follow-up were evaluated. The activity of GPA was assessed with Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score for Wegener's Granulomatosis (BVAS/WG)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741985/the-influence-of-fasudil-on-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-parathormone
#19
Ziqing Gao, Weiping Zhu, Hua Zhang, Zhonghe Li, Tongxia Cui
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common pathway through which a variety of chronic kidney diseases progress to end-stage renal disease. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of renal proximal tubular cells is one of the most important factors in renal fibrosis. This study investigates if fasudil could influence EMT of renal proximal tubular cells. METHODS: HK-2 cells in passage 3-4 were used for all experiments. The cells were divided into five groups and treated with different concentrations of PTH and then observe cellular morphological changes at 0, 24 and 48 h using an inverted microscope and investigate the expression of the epithelial cell marker E-cadherin and the renal fibroblast marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741978/effects-of-co-exposure-to-atrazine-and-ethanol-on-the-oxidative-damage-of-kidney-and-liver-in-wistar-rats
#20
Sunny O Abarikwu, Queen C Duru, Rex-Clovis C Njoku, Benjamin A Amadi, Aseme Tamunoibuomie, Enebimoere Keboh
Both ethanol (EtoH) and atrazine (ATZ) have hepatic and nephro-toxic effects in rats. In the present study, the toxicity of EtoH (5 g kg(-1)) on the kidney and liver in the absence or in the presence of different doses of ATZ (50, 100, 300 mg kg(-1)) was evaluated after 21 days in rats. Results showed that the mixture effects on catalase and superoxide dismutase activities were more severe in both tissues compared to EtoH alone, especially as the dose of ATZ was increased. Hepatic malondialdehyde level (an index of lipid peroxidation) was increased from 20...
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