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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447264/erratum-to-the-exciting-bench-to-bedside-journey-of-cell-therapies-for-acute-kidney-injury-and-renal-transplantation
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Sergio Dellepiane, Davide Medica, Alessandro Domenico Quercia, Vincenzo Cantaluppi
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April 26, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434090/a-best-practice-position-statement-on-the-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-prevention-and-follow-up-of-preeclampsia-the-italian-study-group-on-kidney-and-pregnancy
#2
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Santina Castellino, Giuseppe Gernone, Domenico Santoro, Gabriella Moroni, Donatella Spotti, Franca Giacchino, Rossella Attini, Monica Limardo, Stefania Maxia, Antioco Fois, Linda Gammaro, Tullia Todros
Preeclampsia (PE) is a protean syndrome causing a transitory kidney disease, characterised by hypertension and proteinuria, ultimately reversible after delivery. Its prevalence is variously estimated, from 3 to 5% to 10% if all the related disorders, including also pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, increase in liver enzyme, low platelets) are included. Both nephrologists and obstetricians are involved in the management of the disease, according to different protocols, and the clinical management, as well as the role for each specialty, differs worldwide...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434089/pregnancy-and-kidney-disease-from-medicine-based-on-exceptions-to-exceptional-medicine
#3
EDITORIAL
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu
The Webster dictionary defines exception as an anomaly, a person or thing that does not follow a rule, while the adjective exceptional has a different nuance, and means "above average". These two words may describe how obstetric nephrology has shifted from the description of very rare cases, to the development of a complex new and fascinating branch of medicine, that counterbalances obstetricians' usually optimistic outlook by focusing on subtle challenges posed by chronic diseases, and mitigate the frequently grim approach of nephrologists, with a message of hope: women with kidney disease can have the same basic life goals as healthy women their age...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432640/osteoporosis-bone-mineral-density-and-ckd-mbd-treatment-considerations
#4
REVIEW
Jordi Bover, Lucía Bailone, Víctor López-Báez, Silvia Benito, Paola Ciceri, Andrea Galassi, Mario Cozzolino
Osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have both independently important potential impact on bone health. A significant number of patients with CKD stages 3a-5D have been shown to have low bone mineral density (BMD), leading to a strikingly elevated risk of fractures (mainly hip fractures) and higher associated morbidity and mortality. Mechanical properties of bone beyond age and menopausal status are additionally affected by intrinsic uremic factors. Therefore, we review in this article not only general concepts of osteoporosis and related consequences, but also the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of low BMD and bone fractures in CKD, beyond increased vascular calcification...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432639/measuring-patient-experience-in-dialysis-a-new-paradigm-of-quality-assessment
#5
REVIEW
Connie M Rhee, Steven M Brunelli, Lalita Subramanian, Francesca Tentori
Patients' experience of care (PEC) is as an important dimension in quality of care. As a distinct entity from patient satisfaction and patient health-related quality of life, PEC is defined as patients' perceptions of the range of interactions they have with the health care system, including care from providers, facilities, and health plans. While traditionally PEC may be ascertained via informal assessments, in recent years, especially in the United States, there has been a shift towards standardized surveillance of PEC amongst dialysis patients in order to: (1) set a normative expectation regarding the importance of PEC; (2) standardize the components of patients' experience that are assessed to minimize potential "blind spots"; (3) provide a direct "voice" to the patient in communicating perceptions of their care; (4) facilitate comparisons of quality across facilities; and (5) broaden accountability for PEC to the entire multidisciplinary dialysis care team...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405928/adynamic-bone-disease-is-a-predominant-bone-pattern-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
REVIEW
Ziad Massy, Tilman Drueke
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is complicated by disturbances of mineral and bone metabolism which start early in the course of the disease. It has long been assumed that high turnover bone lesions induced by secondary hyperparathyroidism are the predominant type of renal osteodystrophy from the start. However, there is increasing evidence in favor of the view that in early CKD stages low bone turnover is prevailing, with adynamic bone disease being the predominant form. Since serum parathyroid hormone levels increase progressively early on, and the most probable explanation is resistance to the skeletal action of this hormone...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401422/acetate-free-biofiltration-to-remove-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
#7
Valeria Cernaro, Silvia Lucisano, Valeria Canale, Annamaria Bruzzese, Daniela Caccamo, Giuseppe Costantino, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
AIM: Serum levels of 32 kDa-phosphaturic hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) rise early in renal failure in order to keep phosphatemia within the normal range; however, this compensatory mechanism itself contributes to chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder. High FGF23 is also associated to left ventricular hypertrophy, vascular calcifications and thus increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this pilot pre-post study was to evaluate the effects of a single hemodiafiltration session with acetate-free biofiltration (AFB) on FGF23 serum levels...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390001/defective-glycolysis-and-the-use-of-2-deoxy-d-glucose-in-polycystic-kidney-disease-from-animal-models-to-humans
#8
REVIEW
Riccardo Magistroni, Alessandra Boletta
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited renal disease characterized by bilateral renal cyst formation. ADPKD is one of the most common rare disorders, accounting for ~10% of all patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ADPKD is a chronic disorder in which the gradual expansion of cysts that form in a minority of nephrons eventually causes loss of renal function due to the compression and degeneration of the surrounding normal parenchyma. Numerous deranged pathways have been identified in the cyst-lining epithelia, prompting the design of potential therapies...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386880/long-term-effect-of-coffee-consumption-on-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidneys-disease-progression-results-from-the-suisse-adpkd-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
#9
Laura Girardat-Rotar, Milo A Puhan, Julia Braun, Andreas L Serra
BACKGROUND: Previous in vitro experiments of human polycystic kidney disease (PKD) cells reported that caffeine is a risk factor for the promotion of cyst enlargement in patients with autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD). The relentless progression of ADPKD inclines the majority of physicians to advocate minimization of caffeine consumption despite the absence of clinical data supporting such a recommendation so far. This is the first clinical study to assess prospectively the association between coffee consumption and disease progression in a longitudinal ADPKD cohort...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386879/evaluation-of-fracture-risk-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
REVIEW
Pablo Antonio Ureña Torres, Martine Cohen-Solal
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with mineral and bone disorders (MBD) that are now considered as a syndrome. Bone fragility and a four to tenfold increased rate of skeletal fractures are often reported in CKD patients. The evaluation of the risk of these fractures in CKD patients should explore the same risk factors identified for the general population including low body weight, menopause, personal and familial history of osteoporosis, chronic inflammatory diseases, and corticosteroid therapy. The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of the tools used for the evaluation of bone loss and the risk of fracture in CKD patients, ranging from the measurement of bone mineral density (BMD), fracture risk assessment (Frax™), quantitative computed tomography (QCT), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRpQTC), to circulating biomarkers of bone metabolism including vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, and some collagen type 1-related molecules indicators of bone remodeling...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382508/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-typical-and-atypical-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-nephritis
#11
REVIEW
Vincenzo L'Imperio, Elena Ajello, Federico Pieruzzi, Manuela Nebuloni, Antonella Tosoni, Franco Ferrario, Fabio Pagni
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody disease is a rare pathological condition that mainly involves renal and/or pulmonary parenchyma. It is characterized by the presence of circulating anti-GBM antibodies accompanied by a linear deposition of immunoglobulins (Ig) detected through immunofluorescence (IF) technique and typical signs and symptoms of organ dysfunction, such as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) and pulmonary hemorrhage (PH). However, recently atypical forms of anti-GBM disease have been described and the presence of overlapping diseases contributed to make its diagnosis challenging...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382507/cisplatin-nephrotoxicity-a-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Sandhya Manohar, Nelson Leung
Cisplatin is a platinum containing drug first approved as an antineoplastic agent in 1978. It remains an important and effective therapy in many forms of cancer today. Cisplatin mediates its tumorcidal effects via a number of different cytotoxic mechanisms. Although it is best known for DNA damage, cisplatin also causes cytoplasmic organelle dysfunction particularly with the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria. It also activates apoptotic pathways and inflicts cellular damage via oxidative stress and inflammation...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353202/a-single-dialysis-session-of-hemodiafiltration-with-sorbent-regenerated-endogenous-ultrafiltrate-reinfusion-hfr-removes-hepcidin-more-efficiently-than-bicarbonate-hemodialysis-a-new-approach-to-containing-hepcidin-burden-in-dialysis-patients
#13
Nicola Tessitore, Albino Poli, Valeria Bedogna, Luca Corazza, Natascia Campostrini, Mauro Atti, Luisa Sereni, Annalisa Castagna, Domenico Girelli, Giuseppina Pessolano, Antonio Lupo
BACKGROUND: Most hemodialysis patients have high Hepcidin-25 levels, which may be involved in the pathogenesis of several uremic complications related to an altered iron biology. The hemodialysis procedure itself can influence Hepcidin-25 levels by removing Hepcidin-25 and maybe stimulating its production due to a pro-inflammatory effect. METHODS: To assess the relationship between dialysis-related inflammation and intradialysis changes in Hepcidin-25, we performed a crossover trial in 28 hemodialysis patients to compare the effects on serum levels of Hepcidin-25 and inflammatory markers activated during dialysis [Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α), Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein (CRP), Pentraxin-3] of a single dialysis session using a technique capable of reducing inflammation, HFR (Hemo Filtrate Reinfusion: a hemodiafiltration system combining convection, diffusion and adsorption) or bicarbonate-dialysis using either the same low-flux membrane as in the diffusion stage of HFR (LFBD) or a high-flux membrane (HFBD)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337716/long-term-variation-of-serum-levels-of-uremic-toxins-in-patients-treated-by-post-dilution-high-volume-on-line-hemodiafiltration-in-comparison-to-standard-low-flux-bicarbonate-dialysis-results-from-the-redert-study
#14
Vincenzo Panichi, Maria Teresa Rocchetti, Alessia Scatena, Alberto Rosati, Massimiliano Migliori, Francesco Pizzarelli, Loreto Gesualdo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Little information have been provided till now regarding the effect of high volume HDF (hv-OL-HDF) in respect to standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD) in medium-long term protein-bound toxins removal. PROCEDURES: A randomised cross-over multicentre study (REDERT study) was designed to compare the effects of hv-OL-HDF and low-flux BHD on uremic toxins serum levels in 36 chronic dialysis patients followed for 13 months. Group 1 patients were treated with BHD (Treatment A) for 6 months, and afterwards, they were transferred to hv-OL-HDF for a further 6 months (Treatment B)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337715/is-incremental-hemodialysis-ready-to-return-on-the-scene-from-empiricism-to-kinetic-modelling
#15
REVIEW
Carlo Basile, Francesco Gaetano Casino, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Most people who make the transition to maintenance dialysis therapy are treated with a fixed dose thrice-weekly hemodialysis regimen without considering their residual kidney function (RKF). The RKF provides effective and naturally continuous clearance of both small and middle molecules, plays a major role in metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status, and cardiovascular health, and aids in fluid management. The RKF is associated with better patient survival and greater health-related quality of life, although these effects may be confounded by patient comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332137/correction-of-dilutional-anemia-induces-renal-dysfunction-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-consequence-of-microcirculatory-alterations
#16
Güçlü Aykut, Meltem Kilercik, Cem Arıtürk, Halim Ulugöl, Uğur Aksu, Türkan Kudsioğlu, Nazan Atalan, Nihan Yapıcı, Hasan Karabulut, Fevzi Toraman
BACKGROUND: In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of dilutional anemia resulting from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and its correction with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on tissue oxygenation and renal function in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHOD: 70 diabetic patients who underwent elective CABG and whose hematocrit values had been between 24-28% at any time during CBP were prospectively randomized and equally allocated to two groups: patients who received RBC during CPB (group I, n = 35) vs...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321822/the-exciting-bench-to-bedside-journey-of-cell-therapies-for-acute-kidney-injury-and-renal-transplantation
#17
REVIEW
Sergio Dellepiane, Davide Medica, Alessandro Domenico Quercia, Vincenzo Cantaluppi
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by an increasing incidence and poor outcomes in both developed and undeveloped countries. AKI is also acquiring importance in the setting of kidney transplantation (KT): besides all the classical forms of AKI that KT patients may undergo, several transplant-specific injuries can also lead to the loss of graft function. The mechanisms of tissue damage in native and grafted kidneys share several common pathogenic elements. Since appropriate therapeutic treatments are still lacking-probably due to the disease complexity-clinicians are forced to provide only supportive care...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317077/de-novo-cancer-in-patients-on-dialysis-and-after-renal-transplantation-north-western-italy-1997-2012
#18
Valentina Mazzucotelli, Pierluca Piselli, Diana Verdirosi, Claudia Cimaglia, Giovanni Cancarini, Diego Serraino, Silvio Sandrini
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are known to have a higher risk of cancer than the general population, especially of malignancies related to oncogenic viral infections. This study assessed the incidence of de novo malignancies (DNMs) in patients receiving kidney transplantation and in dialysis patients (DP) on the waiting list for transplantation at the same centre. The aim was to quantify the contribution of post-transplant immunosuppression to the underlying risk of developing a DNM in dialysis patients on the waiting list for kidney transplant...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303461/economic-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-korea-using-national-sample-cohort
#19
Seon-Ha Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Dun-Sol Go, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Jongha Park
BACKGROUND: Determining the cost of a disease is one of the approaches to estimate the burden of the disease. This study was aimed to estimate the socioeconomic burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by CKD stages and treatment strategies in Korea. METHODS: This was a population-based study designed to estimate the cost of CKD according to CKD stages and treatment strategies from a societal perspective in Korea using multiple data sources. Costs of CKD stages III, IV, and V, hemodialysis (HD), and peritoneal dialysis (PD) were estimated with a prevalence-based method...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286934/relationship-between-diurnal-blood-pressure-and-renal-histopathological-changes-in-white-coat-hypertension
#20
Erhan Tatar, Adam Uslu, Funda Tasli, Murat Karatas
BACKGROUND: Multiple epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated the macrovascular risks associated with white coat hypertension (WCH) or sustained hypertension (SH). In patients with WCH, there is no literature available on renal histopathological changes and that on blood pressure pattern and native kidney outcome is scant. We aimed to clarify the relationship between blood pressure variables and pathological features of kidney biopsies in living kidney donors with WCH. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included living kidney donors with WCH (n = 10) and SH (n = 10), and 20 healthy kidney donors with similar demographic features (control group)...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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