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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130997/non-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-prevalence-clinical-predictors-and-outcomes
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Siyar Erdogmus, Saba Kiremitci, Zeynep Kendi Celebi, Serkan Akturk, Neval Duman, Kenan Ates, Sehsuvar Erturk, Gokhan Nergizoglu, Sim Kutlay, Sule Sengul, Arzu Ensari, Kenan Keven
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the most frequent microvascular complications of diabetes and is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease worldwide. In patients with diabetes, non-diabetic kidney disease (NDKD) can also occur. NDKD can be either alone or superimposed with the DKD. In this study, we aimed to investigate the utility of kidney biopsy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the predictability of diagnosing DKD versus NDKD from clinical and laboratory data...
November 1, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131025/tmem106a-is-a-novel-tumor-suppressor-in-human-renal-cancer
#2
Chenglong Wu, Juan Xu, Han Wang, Jinghua Zhang, Jianhua Zhong, Xiaowen Zou, Yan Chen, Gang Yang, Yuantang Zhong, Daihuan Lai, Xuyi Li, Aifa Tang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In recent years the diagnosis and management of renal cancer has changed greatly, although the mechanism is still elusive. TMEM106a is a conserved type II transmembrane protein which is a key factor to regulate macrophage activation. Its inactivation in gastric cancer is frequently observed to be associated with poor prognosis. The role of TMEM106a in renal cancer remained unclear. METHODS: TMEM106a expression profiling was performed in a panel of renal cancer cell lines and primary renal tissue cells...
October 31, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073597/treatment-of-enterococcal-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-by-oral-amoxicillin-or-intra-peritoneal-vancomcyin-a-retrospective-study
#3
Cheuk Chun Szeto, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Kai Ming Chow, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong, Man-Ching Law, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enterococcal peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is associated with a high complication rate. The optimal treatment regimen of PD-related enterococcal peritonitis is controversial. The latest international guideline recommends intra-peritoneal (IP) vancomycin. Although ampicillin is often effective for systemic enterococcal infections, they have little in vitro activity when added to common PD solutions. Since oral amoxicillin achieves therapeutic drug level in the peritoneal cavity, we explore the efficacy of oral amoxicillin for enterococcal peritonitis...
October 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073612/the-relationship-between-pulse-pressure-the-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-urine-microalbumin-creatinine-ratio-in-korean-adults
#4
Jeong Min Seong, Chang Eun Park, Mi Young Gi, Kwang Soon Sun, Yu Jeong Kim, Hyun Yoon
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pulse pressure (PP) is a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients on haemodialysis. Thus, the present study was conducted to assess the relationship between PP, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and urine microalbumin/creatinine ratio (uACR) in Korean adults. METHODS: Data of 9,409 adults (4,206 men and 5,203 women) aged ≥ 20 years from the Sixth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2013-2014) were analyzed. RESULTS: A multivariate analysis revealed that systolic blood pressure (SBP) (β = -0...
October 26, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069662/af1q-contributes-to-adriamycin-induced-podocyte-injury-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#5
Hongbo Zhang, Rui Ren, Juan Du, Tingli Sun, Ping Wang, Ping Kang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Injury of podocytes plays an important role in decline of glomerular filtration and proteinuria. It is well-known that proteinuria is associated with numerous chronic kidney diseases (CKD). However, the underlying mechanism of podocyte injury remains unclear. METHODS: We used reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) to compare the expression level of the ALL1-fused from the chromosome 1q (AF1q) gene in mice and mouse podocytes (MPC5) with or without Adriamycin (ADR) treatment...
October 25, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136619/risk-factor-analysis-for-aki-including-laboratory-indicators-a-nationwide-multicenter-study-of-hospitalized-patients
#6
Sasa Nie, Zhe Feng, Li Tang, Xiaolong Wang, Yani He, Jingai Fang, Suhua Li, Yibin Yang, Huijuan Mao, Jundong Jiao, Wenhu Liu, Ning Cao, Wenge Wang, Jifeng Sun, Fengmin Shao, Wenge Li, Qiang He, Hongli Jiang, Hongli Lin, Ping Fu, Xinzhou Zhang, Yinghong Liu, Yonggui Wu, ChunSheng Xi, Meng Liang, Zhijie Qu, Jun Zhu, Guangli Wu, Yali Zheng, Yu Na, Ying Li, Wei Li, Guangyan Cai, Xiangmei Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Risk factor studies for acute kidney injury (AKI) in China are lacking, especially those regarding non-traditional risk factors, such as laboratory indicators. METHODS: All adult patients admitted to 38 tertiary and 22 secondary hospitals in China in any one month between July and December 2014 were surveyed. AKI patients were screened according to the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes' definition of AKI. Logistic regression was used to analyze the risk factors for AKI, and Cox regression was used to analyze the risk of in-hospital mortality for AKI patients; additionally, a propensity score analysis was used to reconfirm the risk factors among laboratory indicators for mortality...
October 24, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050005/effect-of-salt-intake-on-serum-glucagon-like-peptide-1-levels-in-normotensive-salt-sensitive-subjects
#7
Wen-Ling Zheng, Chao Chu, Yong-Bo Lv, Yang Wang, Jia-Wen Hu, Qiong Ma, Yu Yan, Yu-Meng Cao, Xi-Long Dang, Ke-Ke Wang, Jian-Jun Mu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Excess dietary salt is a critical risk factor of salt-sensitive hypertension. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) , a gut incretin hormone, conferring benefits for blood pressure by natriuresis and diuresis. We implemented a randomized trial to verify the effect of altered salt intake on serum GLP-1 level in human beings. METHODS: The 38 subjects were recruited from a rural community of Northern China. All subjects were sequentially maintained a baseline diet period for 3 days, a low-salt diet period for 7 days (3...
October 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050002/urinary-erythrocyte-derived-mirnas-emerging-role-in-iga-nephropathy
#8
Zhi-Yu Duan, Guang-Yan Cai, Ji-Jun Li, Ru Bu, Xiang-Mei Chen
Hematuria is one of the basic clinical manifestations of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Isolated microscopic hematuria or microscopic hematuria combined with proteinuria is risk factor for the long-term prognosis of IgAN. Current evidence of the consequences of glomerular hematuria rests on insights from basic research on the molecular mechanisms of hemoglobin and related reactive oxygen species-induced tubular injury as well as on the clinical evidence of macroscopic hematuria-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) in IgAN...
October 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049991/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Luca Zazzeroni, Gianandea Pasquinelli, Eleonora Nanni, Valeria Cremonini, Ivan Rubbi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The increase in the survival rate of patients with chronic renal failure due to substitution treatment prompts an investigation of their quality of life (QoL), a key measure to evaluate the outcomes of chronic disease treatment. To determine whether hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis provide a better QoL, a systematic meta-analysis was performed. METHODS: We searched through the database Cinahl, Medline, PubMed, Scopus and Proquest, including articles published from 2011 until June 2016...
October 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045942/quantitative-renal-echogenicity-as-a-tool-for-diagnosis-of-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-glomerulopathies-and-no-liver-disease
#10
Alexandre B Libório, Fernanda Macedo de Oliveira Neves, Candice Bezerra Torres de Melo, Tacyano Tavares Leite, Renata de Almeida Leitão
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glomerulopathy patients are prone to developing transitory reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which can be difficult to differentiate from irreversible chronic kidney disease (CKD). Renal ultrasound can be useful, but differently from renal length, quantitative renal echogenicity has not been formerly evaluated regarding its capacity to identify irreversible advanced CKD. METHODS: A prospective study was performed, where quantitative renal echogenicity was performed during renal biopsy in patients with suspected glomerular disease (n=197)...
October 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045941/relationship-between-visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-bpv-and-kidney-function-in-patients-with-hypertension
#11
Barrett W Jeffers, Duo Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the impact of kidney function (using estimated glomerular filtration rate, [eGFR]) on blood pressure variability (BPV) via a retrospective post hoc analysis of patients with hypertension enrolled in two large clinical trials. METHODS: Subject-level data were extracted from ASCOT (N=18,852) and ALLHAT (N=26,441) databases; both were randomized, active controlled studies, with treatment duration for hypertension ≥4 years. Visit-to-visit BPV was assessed using the square root of the coefficient of variation of systolic blood pressure (SBP) across visits from 12 weeks onwards...
October 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131070/pathophysiology-of-post-transplant-hypertension-in-kidney-transplant-focus-on-calcineurin-inhibitors-induced-oxidative-stress-and-renal-sodium-retention-and-implications-with-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway
#12
Lorenzo A Calò, Verdiana Ravarotto, Francesca Simioni, Elena Naso, Francesco Marchini, Luciana Bonfante, Lucrezia Furian, Paolo Rigotti
Post-transplant hypertension is a common occurrence during treatment with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in kidney transplant population. The pathogenesis of vasoconstriction induced by CNIs involves vascular tone alterations and kidney sodium transport regulation. Among the factors involved a key role is played by the activation of intrarenal renin-angiotensin system with enhanced release of Angiotensin II (Ang II) and increase of oxidative stress. A common pathway between oxidative stress and hypertension induced by CNIs may be identified in the involvement of the activation of RhoA/Rho kinase pathway, key for the induction of hypertension and cardiovascular-renal remodeling, of the oxidative stress mediated increased nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and increased renal sodium retention via increased activity of thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal tubule...
October 16, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035878/resveratrol-ameliorates-contrast-induced-nephropathy-through-the-activation-of-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-foxo1-signaling-in-mice
#13
Yu Ah Hong, So Yeon Bae, Shin Young Ahn, Jieun Kim, Young Joo Kwon, Woon Yong Jung, Gang Jee Ko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: SIRT1 activation promotes the resistance of renal tubular cells to oxidative stress, and resveratrol is known as a SIRT1 activator. METHODS: Resveratrol was injected intraperitoneally with iohexol for 24 hours. NRK-52E cells were pretreated with resveratrol for 24 hours and then exposed to iohexol for 3 hours. Renal function was measured by serum creatinine and cell survival was assessed by MTT assay. We investigated whether resveratrol attenuates oxidative stress and apoptosis in contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN)...
October 13, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977791/estimation-of-urinary-creatinine-excretion-and-prediction-of-renal-function-in-morbidly-obese-patients-new-tools-from-body-composition-analysis
#14
Carlo Donadio, Diego Moriconi, Rossana Berta, Marco Anselmino
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In obese subjects the accuracy of prediction of renal function is quite low. The aim of this study was to obtain a more accurate estimate of urinary creatinine excretion (UCr), creatinine clearance (CCr), and GFR from body cell mass (BCM). METHODS: Seventy-three adult morbidly obese patients (BMI 35.2-64.5 kg/m2) were examined. BCM was calculated from body impedance analysis. CCr was measured (mCCr) and was predicted from BCM and antropometric data (MR-BCMCCr), with Cockcroft and Gault (C&GCCr) and Salazar and Corcoran (S&CCCr) formulas...
October 5, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750409/timp-2-igfbp7-nephrocheck%C3%A2-measurements-at-intensive-care-unit-admission-after-cardiac-surgery-are-predictive-for-acute-kidney-injury-within-48-hours
#15
Mehmet Oezkur, Attila Magyar, Phillip Thomas, Tabea Stork, Reinhard Schneider, Constanze Bening, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann, Rainer G Leyh, Martin Wagner
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a postoperative complication after cardiac surgery with a high impact on mortality and morbidity. Nephrocheck® [TIMP-2*IGFBP7] determines markers of tubular stress, which occurs prior to tubular damage. It is unknown at which time-point [TIMP-2*IGFBP7] measurement should be performed to ideally predict AKI. We investigated the association of [TIMP-2*IGFBP7] at various time-points with the incidence of AKI in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery including cardio-pulmonary bypass...
July 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032379/oral-bicarbonate-slows-decline-of-residual-renal-function-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#16
Xiang-Yang Liu, Xiu-Mei Gao, Ning Zhang, Rui Chen, Feng Wu, Xin-Chao Tao, Chun-Jun Li, Ping Zhang, Pei Yu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Metabolic acidosis is a common consequence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) which may result in a substantial adverse outcome. The effect of oral bicarbonate on the preservation of residual renal function (RRF) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients has been rarely reported. METHODS: We randomly assigned 40 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients to the oral bicarbonate group or placebo group at a 1: 1 ratio. All enrollments were followed for a duration of 104 weeks...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017151/the-clinical-significance-of-physical-activity-in-maintenance-dialysis-patients
#17
Seok Hui Kang, Jun Young Do, Hye Yun Jeong, So-Young Lee, Jun Chul Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of physical activity on various aspects in Asian dialysis patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Study participants were recruited from 27 hospitals or dialysis centers in Korea (n = 1611). The participants were divided into 3 groups according to the degree of regular exercise: Inactive group, Intermediate group, and Active group. RESULTS: The proportions of patients with frailty and the presence of each component decreased as physical activity increased...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950261/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-renovascular-hypertension
#18
Hyun Chung, Jae Hwan Lee, Eujin Park, Hyesun Hyun, Yo Han Ahn, Hwan Jun Jae, Gi Beom Kim, Il Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Hee Gyung Kang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renovascular hypertension (RVHT) is an important cause of childhood hypertension. This study evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of Korean children with RVHT. METHODS: Children treated for RVHT between 2000 and 2015 at our center were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Forty-six children were followed for a median of 6.5 (0.66-27.23) years. Forty-five percutaneous transluminal angioplasties (PTAs) were performed in 32 children...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946141/the-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-to-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-in-chinese-population
#19
Jie Gao, Meng Wang, Linting Wei, Dan Niu, Jiali Wei, Yan Ou, Tianbo Jin, Qiaoling Yu, Xinghan Liu, Tian Tian, Cong Dai, Rongguo Fu, Li Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is one of the most important enzymes for producting nitric oxide (NO), which regulate the function of many organs and cells. The single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of eNOS were found to be associated with many kidney diseases. However, it is lack of relevant studies to evaluate the associations between eNOS polymorphisms and immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). This case-control study aimed to evaluate the relationship between eNOS polymorphisms and IgAN...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930756/dynamics-of-glucose-metabolism-after-kidney-transplantation
#20
Martina Guthoff, Robert Wagner, Karoline Weichbrodt, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Andreas Fritsche, Nils Heyne
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) impacts patient and allograft survival after kidney transplantation. Prediabetes, which is an independent risk factor for PTDM, is modifiable also in a post-transplant setting. Understanding the risks and dynamics of impaired glucose metabolism after transplantation is a key component for targeted intervention. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of all adult non-diabetic renal allograft recipients (n=251, 2007-2014) was performed...
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