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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817218/bmi-nephroangiosclerosis-and-glomerulonephritis-is-there-any-meeting-point
#1
Antonietta Gigante, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Francesca Di Mario, Biagio Barbano, Edoardo Rosato, Riccardo Pofi, Marcello Di Paolo, Anna Rachele Rocca, Rosario Cianci
BACKGROUND: Overweight has been related to renal arteriolosclerosis and is able to modify intrarenal hemodynamics. Increasing evidences suggest an association between weight excess and primary glomerulonephritis (GN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in primary GN associated to arteriolosclerosis. We have considered the glomerular diameter (GD) as morphological parameter in overweight and obese patients...
August 17, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815812/association-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-with-mortality-in-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#2
Yating Wang, Liping Xiong, Qingdong Xu, Wei Li, Xuan Peng, Jiani Shen, Yagui Qiu, Xueqing Yu, Haiping Mao
AIM: Cardiovascular disease is associated with morbidity and mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients but the relationship between left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and outcomes is unclear. This study aimed to explore the association between LVEF and mortality in incident continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. METHODS: The patients were divided into three groups according to LVEF levels (>0.6, 0.5 to 0.6, and <0.5). Kaplan-Meier analysis and the Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate association of LVEF with mortality...
August 16, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802091/a-cyclic-and-intermittent-very-low-protein-diet-can-have-beneficial-effects-against-advanced-diabetic-nephropathy-in-wistar-fatty-fa-fa-rats-an-animal-model-of-type-2-diabetes-and-obesity
#3
Munehiro Kitada, Yoshio Ogura, Taeko Suzuki, Itaru Monnno, Keizo Kanasaki, Ai Watanabe, Daisuke Koya
A low-protein diet (LPD), particularly, very low-protein diet (VLPD) is expected for reno-protection in advanced chronic kidney disease, including diabetic nephropathy. We previously also demonstrated that a VLPD clearly improved advanced diabetic nephropathy in a type 2 diabetes and obesity rat. However, clinically, an everyday long-term VLPD contributes to poor adherence, which may be related to controvertial results of an LPD on the suppression for diabetic nephropathy, and has nutritional issues, such as sarcopenia or protein-energy wasting...
August 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802086/acute-kidney-injury-is-common-with-intravenous-abuse-of-extended-release-oral-oxymorphone-and-delayed-renal-recovery-rates-are-associated-with-increased-kdigo-staging
#4
Alex K Bonnecaze, Matthew Whitaker Wilson, Ajay Dharod, Alison Fletcher, P J Miller
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid abuse poses a serious problem in the United States, representing 615 per 100,000 deaths annually. Extended-release oxymorphone (Opana-ER) is an oral opioid pain medication that has recently been found to cause thrombotic microangiopathy when intravenously abused. In this retrospective study, prevalence and outcomes of AKI among patients intravenously abusing extended-release oral oxymorphone were analyzed. METHODS: A query of electronic medical records for "drug abuse" at an academic medical center during January 2012 to December 2015 was performed and yielded 2350 patients...
August 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782147/adolescent-nephrology-an-emerging-frontier-for-kidney-care-in-sub-saharan-africa
#5
REVIEW
Bianca Davidson, Ikechi Okpechi, Mignon McCulloch, Nicola Wearne
Adolescents make up a quarter of the world's population and are important users of health services. In South Africa little is known about the extent of renal disease or outcomes in this group. Adolescents are a vulnerable age group, due to their neurocognitive development, engagement in high-risk social activities, prevalence of mental illness and increasing rates of HIV infection. In Africa access to renal replacement therapy is rationed, therefore the focus of renal disease must be one of prevention rather than dealing with the management of end stage renal disease...
August 6, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767200/correlation-between-activated-partial-thromboplastin-time-and-anti-xa-activity-in-patients-who-received-low-molecular-weight-heparin-as-anticoagulation-for-haemodialysis
#6
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Wai-Yan Lau, Ping-Kwan Chan, Ching-Kit Wan, Yuk-Lun Cheng
Plasma anti-Xa activity, the recommended test to monitor low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) therapy, is not readily available in many laboratories. In our clinical trials on the use of LMWH as anticoagulation for haemodialysis, a consistent prolongation of APTT in addition to the elevated anti-Xa activity was observed in the patients after LMWH administration. Hence, the paired anti-Xa activity and APTT data were re-analyzed. The APTT ratio, which was the proportional change in APTT from the baseline value after LMWH administration, was found to have a strong correlation with anti-Xa activity (coefficient of determination, R(2) = 0...
August 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749067/haemolysis-in-haemodialysis
#7
REVIEW
Dhakshayini Tharmaraj, Peter G Kerr
Haemolysis in haemodialysis, although rare in current times, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. As such prompt recognition, treatment, analysis of root cause and correction of underlying causative factors is crucial. Dialysate, extracorporeal circuit and patient related factors all contribute to haemolysis risk. Haemolysis can manifest with non-specific signs and symptoms including but not restricted to hypertension, nausea, pain (abdominal, chest, back) and dyspnoea. It may present acutely during the dialysis session or may take a protracted course...
July 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742255/weight-management-strategies-for-those-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-consensus-report-from-the-asia-pacific-society-of-nephrology-and-australia-and-new-zealand-society-of-nephrology-2016-renal-dietitians-meeting
#8
Kelly Lambert, Jo Beer, Ruth Dumont, Katie Hewitt, Karen Manley, Anthony Meade, Karen Salamon, Katrina Campbell
AIM: Develop a consensus report to guide dietetic management of overweight or obese individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Six statements relating weight management in CKD guided a comprehensive review of the literature. A summary of the evidence was then presented at the renal nutrition meeting of the 2016 Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology and Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology. Majority agreement was defined as group agreement on a statement of between 50-74%, and consensus was considered ≥ 75% agreement...
July 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734131/changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-candidates-waiting-for-kidney-transplantation
#9
Kjersti Lønning, Karsten Midtvedt, Tomm Bernklev, Cathrine Brunborg, Marit Helen Andersen, Nanna von der Lippe, Anna V Reisaeter, Pål-Dag Line, Anders Hartmann, Kristian Heldal
AIM: There is limited available knowledge regarding health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older patients with chronic kidney disease. We aimed to describe HRQoL in renal transplant candidates 65 years or older at transplant acceptance, and during the first year on the waiting list.. METHODS: A nationwide prospective observational study in Norway was conducted. HRQoL was evaluated at baseline (wait listing) and after 6 and 12 months using the patient self-reported Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Short form version 1...
July 22, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704582/autosomal-dominant-form-of-type-iv-collagen-nephropathy-exists-among-patients-with-hereditary-nephritis-difficult-to-diagnose-clinicopathologically
#10
Aya Imafuku, Kandai Nozu, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kawada, Junichi Hoshino, Kiho Tanaka, Yasuo Ishii, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIM: Type IV collagen nephropathies include Alport Syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), which are caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. Recently, the report of patients with heterozygous mutations in COL4A3/A4 have been increasing. The clinical course of these patients has a wide variety, and they are diagnosed as TBMN, autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS), or familial focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. However, diagnosis, frequency and clinicopathological manifestation of them remains unclear...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703928/regulatory-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-brazilian-living-related-renal-transplant-recipients-according-to-creatinine-plasma-levels
#11
Ana Paula Lucas Mota, Cristiane Alves da Silva Menezes, Patrícia Nessralla Alpoim, Carolina Neris Cardoso, Suellen Rodrigues Martins, Lorraine Vieira Alves, Olindo de Assis Martins-Filho, Karina Braga Gomes Borges, Luci Maria SantAna Dusse
AIM: The maintenance of stable graft function in renal transplanted recipients (RTR) is a challenge for healthcare staff. The ideal biomarkers must have significative predictive values to monitor the intricate renal function response triggered after renal transplantation. The main purpose in this study was to evaluate the regulatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines as biomarkers of allograft function in living-related renal transplant patients. METHODS: Regulatory and pro-inflammatory cytokine plasma levels were measured by flow cytometry in 120 living-related renal transplanted patients categorized into three groups according to creatinine plasma levels: creatinine less than 1...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703924/chronic-kidney-disease-in-australian-hiv-infected-patients-analysis-of-the-australian-hiv-observational-database
#12
Jason Cheung, Rainer Puhr, Kathy Petoumenos, David A Cooper, Ian Woolley, Manoji Gunathilake, Nigel Raymond, Rick Varma, Catherine C O'Connor, David M Gracey
AIM: To examine data from the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD) to, firstly, describe the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and rate of loss of renal function in HIV-infected individuals living in Australia, and then to examine the risk factors contributing to CKD in this population. METHODS: AHOD patients over 18 years of age were eligible if they had at least two serum creatinine measurements from 1 April 2008 until 31 March 2016 and an initial estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) greater than 60 mL/min/1...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703918/association-between-the-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-diabetic-nephropathy-risk-a-meta-analysis
#13
Fang Yin, Jing Liu, Ming-Xiu Fan, Xiao-Li Zhou, Xiao-Ling Zhang
AIMS: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a severe microvascular complication frequently associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study was to estimate the effect between Apa I, Bsm I, Fok I and Taq I polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene and DN susceptibility. METHODS: Eligible case-control studies published updated to March 2017 were searched. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confident intervals (CI) were employed to calculate the strength of effect...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703905/successful-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-with-directly-acting-antivirals-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#14
Sunil Taneja, Ajay Duseja, Arka De, Vivek Kumar, Raja Ramachandran, Ashish Sharma, Radha K Dhiman, Krishan L Gupta, Yogesh Chawla
AIMS: The data regarding the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in renal transplant recipients is lacking from the Asia-Pacific region. Aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of directly acting antivirals (DAAs) in the treatment of CHC infection in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: A total of 47 CHC infected renal transplant recipients were enrolled in this real life observational cohort analysis between March 2015 and September 2016...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703899/the-coronary-artery-calcification-score-and-common-iliac-artery-calcification-score-in-non-dialysis-ckd-patients
#15
Sonoo Mizuiri, Yoshiko Nishizawa, Kazuomi Yamashita, Kenji Mizuno, Masahiro Ishine, Doi Shigehiro, Takao Masaki, Shigemoto Kenichiro
AIM: Many studies have validated Agatston's coronary artery calcification score (CACS) for assessing vascular calcification (VC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the CACS and common iliac artery calcification score (IACS) and to examine the variables related to each score. METHODS: The subjects were 145 non-dialysis CKD patients. The CACS and IACS were determined using the same thoracicoabdominal multi-detector computed tomography...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703898/long-term-outcomes-of-tonsillectomy-for-iga-nephropathy-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-two-center-analysis-with-the-inverse-probability-therapy-weighting-method
#16
Keiichiro Matsumoto, Yuki Ikeda, Sae Yamaguchi, Mai Sanematsu, Makoto Fukuda, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Tomoya Kishi, Motoaki Miyazono, Saori Uchiumi, Mai Yoshizaki, Yasunori Nonaka, Ryoko Matsumoto, Akiko Kanaya, Kenichi Fukunari, Yuji Ikeda
AIM: The effect of tonsillectomy on IgA nephropathy remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of tonsillectomy on the outcome, end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and all-cause death in IgA nephropathy patients who did and did not undergo tonsillectomy. METHODS: All basic data were retrospectively gathered from patients who had undergone renal biopsies at two Japanese clinical centers. Two hundred and twenty-seven patients were eligible for the study, with a median age of 34 (Interquartile range (IQR): 25 to 43) years and median follow-up of 92 (IQR: 40 to 178) months...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703894/comparison-of-resting-energy-equations-and-total-energy-expenditure-in-haemodialysis-patients-and-body-composition-measured-by-multi-frequency-bioimpedance
#17
Ben Oliveira, Sivakumar Sridharan, Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND: Waste products of metabolism are retained in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Cellular metabolism generates energy, and patients with greater energy expenditure may therefore require more dialysis. To determine the amount of dialysis required, equations estimating resting and total energy expenditure (REE,TEE) are required. METHODS: We compared estimates of REE in HD patients using established equations with a novel equation recently validated in HD patients (HD equation)...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703892/disinfection-of-the-peritoneal-dialysis-bag-medication-port-comparison-of-disinfectant-agent-and-disinfection-time
#18
Adriana Conti, Roberta Monteiro Katzap, Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo, Vany Pagnussatti, Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: To compare different disinfection techniques for the peritoneal dialysis bag medication port (MP). METHODS: An experimental study was conducted testing different cleaning agents (70% alcohol vs 2% chlorhexidine) and time periods (5, 10 and 60 seconds) for disinfection of the MP. Five microorganisms (S. aureus, E.coli, A. baumannii and C. parapsilosis, CNS) were prepared for use as contaminants of the MP. MP were incubated in Tryptic soy broth at 36 °C for 24 h, after which, they were seeded on a Biomérieux® blood agar plate and incubated for 24 h at 36 °C...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667820/human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-conditioned-medium-attenuate-interstitial-fibrosis-and-stimulate-the-repair-of-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-an-irreversible-model-of-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#19
Bo Liu, Feng-Xia Ding, Yang Liu, Geng Xiong, Tao Lin, Da-Wei He, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, De-Ying Zhang, Guang-Hui Wei
AIM: The growing number of patients suffering from chronic renal disease (CKD) is a challenge for the development of innovative therapies. Researchers have studied the therapeutic effects of cell therapy in acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the therapeutical effect of conditional medium (CM) in the CKD models have been rarely reported. Here, we examined the effects of umbilical cord derived-mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) CM on renal fibrosis in a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)...
July 1, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666310/effectiveness-of-self-management-support-in-maintenance-haemodialysis-patients-with-hypertension-a-pilot-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Baoyan Huang, Zheng Li, Ying Wang, Jinghua Xia, Tao Shi, Jingmei Jiang, Nolan T Marie, Xuemei Li, Sagar U Nigwekar, Limeng Chen
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hypertension is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the leading cause of mortality in haemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of self-management support SMS) for blood pressure (BP) control and health behaviors. METHODS: We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) in which 90 adult haemodialysis patients were assigned to either an SMS or common intervention (CI) group...
June 30, 2017: Nephrology
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