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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339162/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-is-safe-and-effective-in-indian-hepatitis-c-patients-on-maintenance-haemodialysis-a-retrospective-study
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Mohammed Shujauddin Akhil, Balaji Kirushnan, Melvin Martin, Kanakaraj Arumugam, N K Ganesh Prasad, Rajan Ravichandran
AIM: This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) including sofosbuvir, ledipasvir and daclatasvir in patients with hepatitis C viraemia who were on maintenance haemodialysis METHODS: Data on patients who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin were analysed. Patients who experienced treatment failure with the above regimen received sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for infection with HCV genotype 1. Those having HCV genotype 3 infection received sofosbuvir and daclatasvir...
March 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332737/association-between-resting-heart-rate-just-before-starting-the-first-dialysis-session-and-mortality-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#2
Daijo Inaguma, Shigehisa Koide, Kazuo Takahashi, Hiroki Hayashi, Midori Hasegawa, Yukio Yuzawa
AIM: Some observational studies of the general population showed that resting heart rate was associated with mortality. However, the relationship was unclear in dialysis patients. METHODS: The study was a multicenter prospective cohort analysis including 1,102 patients. Patients were classified into four groups based on resting heart rate just before starting the first dialysis session: <60/min; 60-79/min; 80-100/min; and ≥101/min. All-cause mortality, cardiovascular (CV) related mortality, and incidences of CV events after dialysis initiation were compared using the log-rank test...
March 23, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326639/mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy-by-diminishing-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-via-downregulation-of-the-nf-kb
#3
In-Hwan Song, Kyong-Jin Jung, Tae-Jin Lee, Joo-Young Kim, Eon-Gi Sung, Young Chul Bae, Young Hoon Park
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the molecular mechanism mitigating progress of chronic nephropathy by mesenchymal stem cells. METHODS: Rats were divided into normal control (Normal), ADR + vehicle (CON), and ADR + MSC (MSC) groups. Nephropathy was induced by ADR (4 mg/kg) and MSCs (2 × 10(6) ) were injected. Rats were sacrificed 1 or 6 weeks after ADR injection. NF-kB, MAPKs, inflammation, oxidative stress, profibrotic molecules, and nephrin expression were evaluated...
March 21, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295857/single-frequency-and-multi-frequency-bioimpedance-analysis-what-is-the-difference
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Serkan Feyyaz Yalın, Sibel Gulcicek, Suna Avci, Banu Erkalma Senates, Mehmet Riza Altıparmak, Sinan Trabulus, Selma Alagoz, Hakan Yavuzer, Alper Doventas, Nurhan Seyahi
AIM: Bioelectrical impedance analysis is a promising method in determining the body compartments in hemodialysis patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the agreement between two widely used methods: the single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses. METHODS: Maintenance hemodialysis patients were enrolled in the study. Single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses were performed consecutively before hemodialysis...
March 10, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261931/fever-and-prodromal-infections-in-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
#5
Qiu-Hua Gu, Li-Jun Xie, Xiao-Yu Jia, Rui Ma, Yun-Hua Liao, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
AIM: Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease is an autoimmune disorder with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and alveolar hemorrhage. Fever symptom and prodromal infections have been reported in many cases, but still not been elucidated. METHODS: Our study enrolled 140 consecutive patients with anti-GBM disease and retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of fever symptom and the possible reasons. RESULTS: Among the 140 patients, 94 (67...
March 6, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240802/impact-of-pay-for-performance-on-access-at-first-dialysis-in-queensland
#6
Jennie Haarsager, Rathika Krishnasamy, Nicholas A Gray
AIM: Commencement of haemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) is associated with improved survival compared with commencement with a central venous catheter. In 2011-12, Queensland Health made incentive payments to renal units for early referred patients who commenced peritoneal dialysis (PD), or haemodialysis with an AVF/AVG. The aim of this study was to determine if pay-for-performance improved clinical care. METHODS: All patients who commenced dialysis in Australia between 2009 and 2014 and were registered with the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) were included...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240799/revascularization-of-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-for-chronic-heart-failure-versus-acute-pulmonary-oedema
#7
Darren Green, James P Ritchie, Constantina Chrysochou, Philip A Kalra
AIM: To determine whether the apparent benefit of revascularization of renal artery stenosis for "flash" pulmonary oedema extends to heart failure patients without a history of prior acute pulmonary oedema. METHODS: A prospective study of patients with renal artery stenosis and heart failure at a single centre between 1(st) January 1995 and 31(st) December 2010. Patients were divided into those with and without previous acute pulmonary oedema / decompensation. Survival analysis compared revascularization versus medical therapy in each group using Cox regression adjusted for age, eGFR, blood pressure, and co-morbidities...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199756/factors-associated-with-reduction-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#8
Jeong Jin Yu, Hyun Ok Jun, Eun Jung Shin, Jae Suk Baek, Joo Hoon Lee, Young-Hwue Kim, Young Seo Park, Jae-Kon Ko
AIM: This study aimed to investigate sensitive factors involved in left ventricular mass reduction in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing peritoneal dialysis. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects on peritoneal dialysis were enrolled. Two successive echocardiographic and clinical data for each subject were obtained. Blood pressure and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were indexed through a division with the normal 95(th) percentile value. Differences in numeric data between two datasets were calculated...
February 15, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152573/survival-probabilities-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy-in-iran
#9
Alireza Heidary Rouchi, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mohammad Aghighi, Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh
BACKGROUND: To bridge the gap in the current knowledge, the present study was conducted to obtain evidences relating to clinical outcomes of the ESRD population in Iran over the last two decades. METHODS: The records of 84,652 incident ESRD patients from 1995 up to and including 2014 in the national registry of ESRD patients were analyzed retrospectively. Data were collected from dialysis and transplant centers in Iran from 1995 to 2008 via paper forms and from 2009 to 2014 through web-based records...
February 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152559/t-cell-responses-to-peptides-of-goodpasture-autoantigen-in-patients-with-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
#10
Shui-Yi Hu, Xiao-Yu Jia, Qiu-Hua Gu, Chong-Yan Yu, Xu-Yang Cheng, Qi-Zhuang Jin, Fu-de Zhou, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
AIM: Cell-mediated autoimmunity, especially autoreactive T cells, is crucial in the initiation of anti-glomerular membrane (GBM) disease. Epitopes for T cells on Goodpasture autoantigen are not fully defined. This study investigated T cell epitopes in anti-GBM patients, aiming to identify the epitopes and their clinical significance. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected from 13 patients with anti-GBM disease. Twenty-four overlapping linear peptides were synthesized covering the whole sequence of human α3(IV)NC1...
February 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141910/the-mechanism-of-valproic-acid-induced-fanconi-syndrome-involves-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat-kidney
#11
Reza Heidari, Faezeh Jafari, Forouzan Khodaei, Babak Shirazi Yeganeh, Hossein Niknahad
AIM: Drug-induced kidney proximal tubular injury and renal failure (Fanconi syndrome; FS) is a clinical complication. Valproic acid (VPA) is among the FS-inducing drugs. The current investigation was designed to evaluate the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in VPA-induced renal injury. METHODS: Animals received VPA (250 and 500 mg/kg, i.p., 15 consecutive days). Serum biomarkers of kidney injury and markers of oxidative stress were assessed...
January 31, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130911/the-relationship-of-serum-hemojuvelin-and-hepcidin-levels-with-iron-level-and-erythropoietin-requirement-in-prevalent-hepatitis-c-virus-positive-hemodialysis-patients
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Heba W El Said, Khaled H Abou Seif, Yasser S Ahmed, Hesham A Abou Elleil, Tamer W El Said, Maha A Behairy, Mohamed M Mohamed, Fatma A Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Iron overload is frequently reported in hemodialysis (HD) patients particularly those with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Soluble Hemojuvelin (sHJV) has recently emerged as one of the significant regulators of iron homeostasis and hepcidin expression. AIMS: to evaluate the potential associations of sHJV and hepcidin with inflammation, iron parameters and Erythropoietin requirement in prevalent HD patients with HCV. METHODS: Serum sHJV and hepcidin were measured in 60 prevalent HD patients with [group I (n = 30)] and without [group II (n = 30)] HCV, and controls (n = 30) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 28, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128881/the-effect-of-sustained-low-efficient-dialysis-versus-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-renal-recovery-after-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Bernadett Kovacs, Katrina J Sullivan, Swapnil Hiremath, Rakesh V Patel
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant contributing factor to the morbidity and mortality of critically ill adults, yet there remains controversy on the optimal renal replacement therapy mode for these patients. The aim of our systematic review was to determine the effect of sustained low-efficiency dialysis or continuous renal replacement therapy on patient outcomes in critically ill patients with AKI. A systematic search of Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library was conducted in February 2015...
January 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124483/mutations-in-ttc21b-cause-different-phenotypes-in-two-childhood-cases-in-china
#14
Hongwen Zhang, Baige Su, Xiaoyu Liu, Huijie Xiao, Jie Ding, Yong Yao
AIM: The TTC21B gene is now known as causative of nephronophthisis-related ciliopathies (NPHP-RC). We reported two Chinese pediatric cases with end-stage renal disease and other phenotypes caused by the TTC21B gene mutations. METHODS: The clinical features of Chinese pediatric cases with NPHP-RC were summarized. Mutation analysis of the TTC21B gene was performed using next-generation sequencing. RESULTS: The two cases both had nephrotic proteinuria, renal failure, hypertension and abnormal liver function (or hepatic fibrosis)...
January 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118507/pretreatment-with-nebivolol-attenuates-level-and-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-a-rat-model-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#15
Sibel Ersan, Mehmet Tanrisev, Zahide Cavdar, Asli Celik, Mehtat Unlu, Ayse Kocak, Timur Kose
AIM: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-containing proteinases that are involved in the degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) and a number of cell surface proteins in order to maintain tissue homeostasis. They are involved in pathogenesis of several ischemic organ injuries. In the present study, we aimed to determine the expression and level of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) model and the potential beneficial effect of nebivolol, a β1 -adrenergic receptor blocker, on both MMP-2 and -9 level and expression and tubular injury caused by IRI...
January 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107603/desmopressin-octostim%C3%A2-before-a-native-kidney-biopsy-can-reduce-the-risk-for-biopsy-complications-in-patients-with-impaired-renal-function-a-pilot-study
#16
Björn Peters, Henrik Hadimeri, Johan Mölne, Salmir Nasic, Gert Jensen, Bernd Stegmayr
AIM: To evaluate if the administration of desmopressin alters the risk for renal biopsy complications. METHODS: A multicenter registry containing 576 native kidney biopsies (NKb) with a serum creatinine above 150 µmol/L in 527 patients (372 men and 155 women, median age 61 years) was used. Most of the data were prospective. At one of the hospitals all biopsies with creatinine above 150 µmol/L received desmopressin before biopsies (NKb 204). These were compared to outcome of biopsy complications against other centres where desmopressin was not given (NKb 372)...
January 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087977/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-untreated-nephrotic-syndrome
#17
Ashok Kumar Yadav, Raja Ramachandran, Abhinav Aggarwal, Vinod Kumar, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
AIM: Despite its importance in bone and cardiovascular disease in subjects with kidney disease, there is no data on fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) perturbations in nephrotic syndrome. We evaluated FGF23 and markers of mineral bone metabolism in subjects with untreated NS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we measured circulating levels of FGF23, 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], 1,25 di-hydroxy vitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D], serum albumin, serum calcium, phosphorus, creatinine and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in 101 patients with adults onset NS and 40 healthy controls...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075040/n-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline-mediates-the-anti-fibrotic-properties-of-captopril-in-unilateral-ureteric-obstructed-balb-c-mice
#18
Gary Cw Chan, Hao Jia Wu, Kam Wa Chan, Stella Yiu, Ailis Zou, Xiao Ru Huang, Hui Yao Lan, Kar Neng Lai, Sydney Cw Tang
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) are widely employed to deter the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Besides controlling hypertension and reduction of intra-glomerular pressure, ACEi appear to have anti-fibrotic effects in the renal cortex. N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP), an endogenous tetrapeptide that is degraded by ACE, has also been shown to ameliorate the pro-fibrotic phenotype displayed in CKD in our recent study. Whether the anti-fibrotic properties of ACEi are mediated by Ac-SDKP has not been fully investigated...
January 11, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063188/utility-of-urinary-tubular-markers-for-monitoring-chronic-tubulointerstitial-injury-after-ischemia-reperfusion
#19
Daisuke Ichikawa, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Takeshi Sugaya, Keiichi Ohata, Mikako Hisamichi, Seiko Hoshino, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to elucidate whether urinary tubular markers during the chronic phase of acute kidney injury (AKI) are associated with chronic tubulointerstitial damage. METHODS: Male human L-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) chromosomal transgenic (Tg) mice underwent ischemic reperfusion (I/R) injury via renal pedicle clamping for either 10 min or 20 min. Contralateral nephrectomy was performed at the time of tissue reperfusion...
January 7, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052525/daily-variability-in-serum-levels-of-calciprotein-particles-and-their-association-with-mineral-metabolism-parameters-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
#20
Hodaka Yamada, Makoto Kuro-O, San-E Ishikawa, Shunsuke Funazaki, Ikuyo Kusaka, Masafumi Kakei, Kazuo Hara
BACKGROUND: Calciprotein particles (CPPs), colloidal protein-mineral nanoparticles composed of solid-phase calcium phosphate and serum protein fetuin-A found in blood, are emerging as a novel component of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). In this study, we examined daily variations in CPPs as well as their association with mineral metabolism parameters in normal individuals and early-stage CKD patients. METHODS: Twenty subjects (10 healthy adults, 10 diabetic patients) were enrolled...
January 4, 2017: Nephrology
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