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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502032/circulating-markers-of-bone-turnover
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REVIEW
Marc G Vervloet, Vincent M Brandenburg
Renal osteodystrophy is a feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with increasing prevalence as CKD progresses. This bone disease is responsible for major morbidity, including fractures, and a deterioration in the quality of life and its sequelae. Circulating biomarkers of renal osteodystrophy typically indicate bone turnover, but not other features of bone, like bone volume, mineralization, quality or strength. Bone turnover can be considered to be primarily a reflection of bone cell activity, in particular that of osteoblasts and osteoclasts...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500518/incremental-start-to-pd-as-experienced-in-italy-results-of-censuses-carried-out-from-2005-to-2014
#2
Loris Neri, Giusto Viglino, Giancarlo Marinangeli, Anna Rachele Rocca, Alessandro Laudon, Antonino Ragusa, Gianfranca Cabiddu
BACKGROUND: It is not known how widely used in Italy an incremental start to in peritoneal dialysis (Incr-PD) is. METHODS: By analyzing the peritoneal dialysis (PD) censuses conducted by the PD Study Group (GSDP-SIN) for the years 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 in all the Centers performing PD in Italy, the use of Incr-PD, i.e. continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with 1 or 2 exchanges/day or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) with 3-4 sessions/week, was examined among incident PD patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497421/decreased-mir-128-and-increased-mir-21-synergistically-cause-podocyte-injury-in-sepsis
#3
Shanshan Wang, Jun Wang, Zengdi Zhang, Hongjun Miao
OBJECTIVE: Glomerular podocytes are injured in sepsis. We studied, in a sepsis patient, whether microRNAs (miRNAs) play a role in the podocyte injury. METHODS: Podocytes were cultured and treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Filtration barrier function of podocyte was analyzed with albumin influx assay. Nephrin level was analyzed with reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot. MiRNAs were detected using miRNAs PCR Array and in situ hybridization...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470475/available-and-incoming-therapies-for-idiopathic-focal-and-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-adults
#4
REVIEW
Mirco Belingheri, Gabriella Moroni, Piergiorgio Messa
Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a histological pattern clinically characterized by nephrotic proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema and dyslipidemia. Approximately 50% of patients progress to end-stage renal disease within 5-10 years, particularly those not responding to the therapies. FSGS pathogenesis is largely unknown and therapy is symptomatic and unspecific. The podocyte is considered as the pathogenetic main target and FSGS is now categorized as a podocytopathy together with minimal change disease, diffuse mesangial proliferation and collapsing glomerulonephritis...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447264/erratum-to-the-exciting-bench-to-bedside-journey-of-cell-therapies-for-acute-kidney-injury-and-renal-transplantation
#5
Sergio Dellepiane, Davide Medica, Alessandro Domenico Quercia, Vincenzo Cantaluppi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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