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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030994/transplant-tourism-following-the-declaration-of-istanbul-poor-outcomes-and-nephrologist-dilemma
#1
Meteb M AlBugami, Fahad E AlOtaibe, Abdulnaser M AlAbadi, Khaled Hamawi, Khalid Bel'eed-Akkari
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) violates many international laws and documents. Despite all efforts, TT seems to be increasing. The aim of this study is to review outcomes of recipients of commercially transplanted kidneys since the Declaration of Istanbul. METHODS: All recipients of kidney transplantation done abroad and then returned to our center, from September 2008 to December 2015, were included (tourists). Demographics and outcomes were collected from patients' charts...
October 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030945/adenine-induced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-rats
#2
REVIEW
Vishal Diwan, Lindsay Brown, Glenda C Gobe
Many animal models have been developed to study the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in humans, an insidious disease resulting from kidney injury and characterised by persistent functional decline for more than 3 months, with or without evidence of structural deficit. The eventual outcome of CKD may be end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), where patients need dialysis or transplantation to survive. Cardiovascular disease is accelerated in patients with CKD and contributes to increased mortality, with the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular disease being bi-directional...
October 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028161/effect-of-haemodialysis-and-residual-renal-function-on-serum-levels-of-galectin-3-b-type-natriuretic-peptides-and-cardiac-troponin-t
#3
Matthew A Roberts, Piyush M Srivastava, David L Hare, Francesco L Ierino
AIM: Levels of plasma markers of myocardial fibrosis (galectin-3), stretch (B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)) and injury (troponin T (TnT)) may be affected by haemodialysis and residual renal function (RRF) in addition to cardiac pathology. We aimed to determine the association of RRF, urine output and haemodialysis itself on clinically important cardiac biomarkers in haemodialysis patients. METHODS: Adult haemodialysis patients underwent venesection pre- and post- haemodialysis followed by echocardiography and inter-dialytic urine collection to calculate RRF (mL/minute/1...
October 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990729/renoprotective-effects-of-topiroxostat-for-hyperuremic-patients-with-overt-diabetic-nephropathy-study-etude-study-a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial
#4
Toshihiro Mizukoshi, Sawako Kato, Masahiko Ando, Hiroshi Sobajima, Norimi Ohashi, Tomohiko Naruse, Yosuke Saka, Hideaki Shimizu, Takanobu Nagata, Shoichi Maruyama
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the anti-albuminuric effects of topiroxostat in Japanese hyperuricemic patients with diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: In this 24-week, multicenter, open-label, randomized (1:1) trial, we assigned hyperuricemic patients with diabetic nephropathy (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 20 mL/min/1.73m(2) ) and overt proteinuria (0.3 ≤ urine protein to creatinine ratio (UPCR) <3.5 g/g Cr) to either high dose (160 mg daily) or low dose (40 mg daily) topiroxostat...
October 9, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990702/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-impaired-renal-function-in-chinese-children-the-china-health-and-nutrition-survey
#5
Peige Song, Manli Wang, Xinlei Chang, Jiawen Wang, Wei Wei, Lin An
AIM: To assess the prevalence of impaired renal function and its associated factors in Chinese children. METHODS: Children aged 7-18 years in China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) 2009 were included as participants, and their anthropometric measurements, blood pressure (BP) and biochemical parameters were taken for analysis. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated by using the Schwartz "original" formula. RESULTS: The prevalence of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 90 ml/min/1...
October 9, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976051/coagulopathy-as-a-complication-of-kidney-biopsies-in-paediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#6
Hiroko Nagata, Mai Sato, Masao Ogura, Takahisa Yoshikawa, Kazuna Yamamoto, Sohshi Matsumura, Yuji Kano, Ken Saida, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Takako Yoshioka, Kentaro Ogata, Shuichi Ito, Kenji Ishikura
Children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) generally undergo a pretreatment kidney biopsy. However, some of these patients, especially those with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), may experience serious coagulopathic complications. We report herein two cases of paediatric SLE with APS in which, despite normal blood test results, the disparate coagulopathic complications of haemorrhage and embolism developed following a kidney biopsy. Case 1 was, an 8-year-old male in whom, primary APS was initially diagnosed...
October 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976049/acute-kidney-injury-as-the-presenting-manifestation-of-sarcoidosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#7
Theepika Rajkumar, Tom Lea-Henry, Bobby Chacko
Acute kidney injury is rarely the presenting feature of sarcoidosis. We present a case series of patients whose diagnosis of sarcoidosis was only brought to light by the development of renal impairment. Concurrent hypercalcaemia was noted, prompting further investigation. The patients discussed experienced a significant and rapid improvement in both renal function and hypercalcaemia in response to therapy with prednisolone. This is out of keeping with previous reports of sarcoidosis-induced renal impairment...
October 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967168/serum-procalcitonin-levels-predict-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
#8
Rajeev Jeeha, David Lee Skinner, Kim De Vasconcellos, Nombulelo Princess Magula
AIM: To determine whether admission procalcitonin (PCT) was associated with the subsequent development of AKI in a general population of critically ill patients. METHODS: The study was a retrospective observational study conducted in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) over a period of 1 year. Adult patients who had a PCT performed on admission and who did not have CKD or AKI on admission, were evaluated for the development of AKI within the first week of ICU admission, according to the KDIGO criteria...
October 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949427/mild-cognitive-impairment-in-older-adults-with-pre-dialysis-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-prevalence-and-association-with-physical-function
#9
Yuhei Otobe, Koji Hiraki, Chiharu Hotta, Hajime Nishizawa, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Yasuhiro Taki, Naohiko Imai, Tsutomu Sakurada, Yugo Shibagaki
AIM: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for declining cognitive and physical function. However, the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and its relationship with physical function is not clear. Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of MCI and the relationship between MCI and physical function among older adults with pre-dialysis CKD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 120 patients, aged ≥ 65 years (mean age, 77.3 years), with pre-dialysis CKD but without probable dementia (Mini Mental State Examination < 24)...
September 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940950/rosuvastatin-pretreatment-suppresses-distant-organ-injury-following-unilateral-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-in-hypertensive-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
#10
Makoto Kanno, Masaaki Nakayama, Wan-Jun Zhu, Yoshimitsu Hayashi, Junichiro James Kazama
AIM: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induces distant organ injury (DOI) via inflammation and oxidative stress. Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects independent of their cholesterol-lowering properties. To clarify whether statins could suppress DOI, we investigated the effect of rosuvastatin (RO) on the contralateral kidney following unilateral renal I/R. METHODS: Dahl salt-sensitive rats (6-week-old) were randomly divided into four groups: sham, sham with RO, I/R, and I/R with RO...
September 22, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921768/microrna-326-3p-ameliorates-high-glucose-and-ox-ldl-ic-induced-fibrotic-injury-in-renal-mesangial-cells-by-targeting-fc%C3%AE-riii
#11
Yiting Wang, Rui Zhang, Junlin Zhang, Fang Liu
AIM: To identify the regulatory relationship between miR-326-3p and FcγRIII, and to explore the involvement of miR-326-3p/FcγRIII/TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway in fibrotic injury, which was induced by the high glucose (HG) and oxidized low density lipoprotein immune complex (ox-LDL-IC) in mouse glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) METHODS: Dual-luciferase reporter system and real time PCR (RT-PCR) were used to identify FcγRIII as a target gene of miR-326-3p. Lentiviral transduction was utilized to construct different expression of miR-326-3p in GMCs, which were divided into three groups: miR-326-3p mimics group (miR-326-3p group), miR-326-3p inhibitor group (miR-326-3p-inhibit group) and scramble control group (control group)...
September 17, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905454/management-considerations-in-the-failing-renal-allograft
#12
REVIEW
Tom Lea-Henry, Bobby Chacko
Patients with a failed or failing renal transplant are increasing in number. Graft failure resulting in dialysis re-initiation is not uncommon, yet there are limited data to guide management of these patients. Physician practices vary regarding timing of dialysis initiation and the timing and extent of immunosuppression withdrawal. The risks of immunosuppression withdrawal need to be carefully balanced against the benefits of continuing low-dose therapy. The latter helps minimise the risk of sensitisation and has been proposed to possibly slow the loss of residual renal function; however, the use of common immunosuppressive agents may contribute to cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and infection, the major causes of death following the loss of a renal transplant...
September 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898482/impact-of-renal-replacement-therapy-on-survival-in-patients-with-kdigo-stage-3-acute-kidney-injury-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#13
Hoi-Ping Shum, King-Chung Chan, Catherine Wing-Yan Tam, Wing-Wa Yan, Tak Mao Chan
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on 90-day mortality in critically ill patients suffering from KDIGO stage 3 acute kidney injury (AKI) with or without life-threatening complications using propensity score matching analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of critically ill adult patients with KDIGO Stage 3 AKI with or without RRT during ICU stay between 1/1/2011-31/12/2013. Cox regression analysis and propensity score matching methods were used to determine predictors for 90-day mortality...
September 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869325/epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-children-with-renal-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#14
Jihye You, Mijin Kim, Jina Lee, Duck Jong Han, Young Seo Park, Joo Hoon Lee
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the incidence, timing, manifestations, managements, and outcomes of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in pediatric renal transplant recipients in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 70 patients aged <18 years who had undergone renal transplantation between January 1990 and November 2014 at a single center in Korea. EBV infection was diagnosed via serological test or real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
September 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869321/series-test-of-cluster-and-network-analysis-for-lupus-nephritis-before-and-after-ifn-k-immunosuppressive-therapy
#15
Sen Luan, Ping Li, Tingting Yi
AIM: The purpose was to screen potential targets of IFN-K-immunosuppressive therapy, which was used to offer effective information and resources for molecular targeted therapy. METHODS: The gene expression profile of GSE72747 was used to screen out significant differently expressed genes (DEGs). Series Test of Cluster (STC) analysis for DEGs was performed. For all DEGs, the Database for Annotation, Visualization, and Integrated Discovery was performed for Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analysis...
September 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846194/spectrum-of-biopsy-proven-renal-disease-in-south-asian-children-two-decades-at-a-tropical-tertiary-care-centre
#16
Anjali Mohapatra, Shailesh Kakde, Vellaichamy M Annapandian, Anna T Valson, Neelaveni Duhli, Anila Korula, Smita Mary Matthai, Anna B Pulimood, Vinoi G David, Suceena Alexander, Shibu Jacob, Santosh Varughese, Basu Gopal, Tamilarasi Veerasamy, George T John
AIM: We report findings from a large single centre paediatric renal biopsy cohort in South Asia. METHODS: We analyzed all renal biopsies performed on children aged ≤18 years between 1996 and 2015 at our centre. The clinical characteristics and histological diagnosis pertaining to each case, distribution of renal diseases in children with various clinical presentations, and changes in the pattern of kidney disease during the study period were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 1740 paediatric kidney biopsies were performed during the study period...
August 28, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846193/the-endothelial-glycocalyx-in-health-and-kidney-disease-rising-star-or-false-dawn
#17
REVIEW
Hui Liew, Matthew A Roberts, Robert MacGinley, Lawrence P McMahon
The endothelial glycocalyx is a layer comprised of proteins and carbohydrates on the luminal surface of vascular endothelial cells, thought to have an important role in the health and function of the endothelium. Disrupted by various pathophysiological conditions and linked with clinical outcomes, it is increasingly recognised as an early indicator of endothelial injury and a potential marker of vascular injury. In this review, we discuss current methods of assessment (including novel optical approaches), evidence for its use as a marker of vascular disease and its potential role in relation to microalbuminuria and glomerular endothelial dysfunction...
August 28, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834647/clinical-and-pathological-features-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-in-patients-with-minor-urinary-abnormalities
#18
Jumpei Hasegawa, Junichi Hoshino, Akinari Sekine, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Keiichi Sumida, Koki Mise, Toshiharu Ueno, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Ryo Hazue, Naoki Sawa, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenmei Takaichi, Yoshifumi Ubara
BACKGROUND: Kidney biopsy is a gold standard for diagnosis of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), but it is unknown whether vasculitis can be detected from AAV patients with minor urinary abnormalities. METHODS: Ninety ANCA-positive patients undergoing kidney biopsy were evaluated retrospectively after being divided into two groups, which were group A (minor urinary abnormalities with both proteinuria <0.5 g/day and red blood cells ≤5 /high power field) and group B (major urinary abnormalities except group A)...
August 23, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833793/impact-of-simulation-based-learning-on-immediate-outcomes-of-temporary-haemodialysis-catheter-placements-by-nephrology-fellows
#19
Ru Yu Tan, Kian Guan Lee, Sheryl Wen Shien Gan, Huihua Li, Wenxiang Yeon, Suh Chien Pang, Swee Ping Teh, Htay Htay, Su Hooi Teo, Jia Liang Kwek, Pei Loo Tok, Cheng Boon Poh, Chee Yong Ng, Peiyun Liu, Hui Boon Tay, Riece Koniman, Marjorie Wai Yin Foo, Lina Hui Lin Choong, Chieh Suai Tan
AIM: Traditional apprenticeship model (AM) of teaching in invasive procedures such as temporary haemodialysis catheter (THDC) insertion can result in propagation of errors and complications. Simulation-based learning (SBL) offers standardization of skills and allows trainees to repeatedly practice invasive procedures prior to performing them on actual patient. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of first-, second- and third-year Nephrology Fellows from a tertiary teaching hospital from September 2008 to September 2015...
August 18, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817218/bmi-nephroangiosclerosis-and-glomerulonephritis-is-there-any-meeting-point
#20
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
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