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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635363/early-mortality-risk-in-incident-chinese-hemodialysis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Xinju Zhao, Mei Wang, Li Zuo
BACKGROUND: Early mortality risk of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients varies by country and ethnicity. Here, early mortality in incident Chinese HD patients were studied. METHODS: Data from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 were pulled from Beijing dialysis registry system. All included patients were followed to the end of 2013. This time period of dialysis was divided into six intervals (≤120, 121-365 days; 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, ≥5 years). Patients' demographics, primary cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), date of first HD, date of death, cause for death, date and cause of censoring were extracted from the registry database...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562168/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-monotherapy-in-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-caused-by-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#2
Qian Liang, Heng Li, Xishao Xie, Fangzhi Qu, Xiayu Li, Jianghua Chen
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) monotherapy in the treatment of nephrotic idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) compared with the protocol of cyclophosphamide (CTX) combined with corticosteroids. METHODS: In total, 58 patients with nephrotic syndrome and biopsy-proven IMN were included in this study. 30 patients received TAC monotherapy with an initial dose of 0.05-0.1 mg/kg/day. 28 patients received transvenous CTX at a dose of 0...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558475/protective-effect-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-pistacia-vera-against-gentamicin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Vahid Ehsani, Morteza Amirteimoury, Zahra Taghipour, Ali Shamsizadeh, Gholamreza Bazmandegan, Amir Rahnama, Fatemeh Khajehasani, Iman Fatemi
PURPOSE: Pistacia vera is a plant of the family Anacardiaceae found in Central and West Asia. P. vera nut (Pistachio) possess multiple pharmacological effects such as antimicrobial, anti-hyperlipidemia, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This study is designed to evaluate the protective effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of pistachio on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Nephrotoxicity was induced in rats by intraperitoneal injection of gentamicin (100 mg/kg/day for 7 days)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494221/does-copy-number-variation-of-apol1-gene-affect-the-susceptibility-to-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#4
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
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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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
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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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
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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
#19
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
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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...
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