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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087977/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-untreated-nephrotic-syndrome
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052451/a-clinical-study-on-low-molecular-weight-heparin-infusion-as-anticoagulation-for-nocturnal-home-haemodialysis
#5
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Wai-Yan Lau, Man-Luen Ng, Shuk-Yin Chan, So-Fan Chan, Ping-Kwan Chan, Ching-Kit Wan, Yuk-Lun Cheng
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as anticoagulation for nocturnal home haemodialysis (NHHD). Whilst its longer half-life may cause drug accumulation in frequent dialysis, the essential need of a supplementary intra-dialytic bolus for the sleeping patients also renders LMWH's use impractical. METHODS: The recruited patients, who were on alternate-day 8-hour haemodialysis, were randomized to receive either nadroparin or unfractionated heparin (UFH) for a week...
January 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042933/teaching-peritoneal-dialysis-in-australia-an-opportunity-for-improvement
#6
N Boudville, Y Cho, K L Equinox, A E Figueiredo, C M Hawley, K Howard, D W Johnson, M Jose, A Lee, Mal Maley, J Maley, E M Pascoe, G Z Steiner, M Tomlins, D Voss, J Chow
INTRODUCTION: Up to a 10-fold difference in clinical outcomes between Australian peritoneal dialysis (PD) units exists. There is an international focus on the harmonisation of educational practices in PD to determine whether this may lead to improved patient outcomes. AIMS: Evaluate the current teaching practices of nurses and patients in Australian PD units. METHODS: An online survey with questions on nurse and patient training was made available to PD units in Australia...
January 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035730/chronic-kidney-disease-in-neurogenic-bladder
#7
Bong Mo Sung, Dong-Jin Oh, Moon Hee Choi, Hye Min Choi
AIM: It was believed that neurogenic bladder (NB) might be a risk factor of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, data are limited regarding the real incidence or risk of CKD in NB. In addition, serum creatinine (sCr), a classical marker of renal function, is not reliable in NB patients because they present muscle wasting due to disuse or denervation. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of CKD in NB patients using serum Cystatin-C. Secondly, we aimed to identify the risk factors for CKD development in NB...
December 30, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035723/tacrolimus-improves-proteinuria-remission-in-adults-with-cyclosporine-a-resistant-or-dependent-minimal-change-disease
#8
Dechao Xu, Xiang Gao, Rongrong Bian, Changlin Mei, Chenggang Xu
AIMS: Cyclosporin A (CsA) is considered as an effective treatment option for steroid-resistant or-dependent patients with adult-onset minimal change disease (MCD). However, CsA resistance or dependence is also observed in these patients. Tacrolimus (TAC) is a calcineurin inhibitor that is potent in cytokine suppression. The authors aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TAC therapy in CsA-resistant and-dependent adult-onset MCD patients. METHODS: Patients with adult-onset MCD were enrolled in our department from 2008 to 2012...
December 30, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024168/carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-is-significantly-elevated-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#9
Hirotaka Fukasawa, Mai Kaneko, Hiroki Niwa, Hideo Yasuda, Hiromichi Kumagai, Ryuichi Furuya
AIM: Liver cysts are the most common extrarenal manifestation in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is generally used as a marker for biliopancreatic malignancies, although CA19-9 levels in patients with ADPKD are largely unknown. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 53 ADPKD patients and 83 non-ADPKD control subjects was performed. The serum levels of CA19-9 were studied to evaluate the association with clinical parameters and liver cysts...
December 26, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010053/peritonitis-as-a-risk-factor-for-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-case-of-a-friendly-fire
#10
Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Franciele M Yabumoto, Ludimila G Campos, Thyago P Moraes, Ana E Figueiredo, Márcia Olandoski, Silvia E Shimakura, Pasqual Barretti
AIM: Since the impact of peritonitis on long-term non-infectious mortality has not been investigated until the present, the aim of this study was to analyze the impact of peritonitis on long-term CV mortality in a large PD cohort. METHODS: The analysis was based on BRAZPD II, a national prospective cohort study that recruited patients in Brazilian Centers from December 2004 to January 2011. Incident adult PD patients with at least 90 days on treatment were included in the analysis...
December 23, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004444/changing-survival-of-people-with-myeloma-and-end-stage-kidney-disease-a-cohort-study-using-anzdata-1963-2013
#11
Angela C Webster, Ashley B Irish, Patrick J Kelly
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether recent advances in myeloma therapy have improved survival for all those with myeloma and end stage kidney disease (ESKD). METHODS: Population based registry cohort study using Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry data 1963-2013. We measured survival of people with myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias and ESKD over time, and investigated prognostic factors for improved survival using survival analysis (results expressed as hazard ratios HR with 95% confidence intervals)...
December 21, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990707/acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-prognosis-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-a-meta-analysis
#12
John W Pickering, Isabella Rh Blunt, Martin P Than
AIM: To provide a robust estimates of mortality risk in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) associated acute kidney injury (AKI) to inform clinical practice and policy. METHODS: A meta-analysis of cohort studies evaluating outcomes of ACS and which reported AKI and AKI associated mortality. Studies were excluded if they incorporated patients not admitted through the emergency department (i.e. for elective procedures), were limited to cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest, or relied on registry data for outcomes without further adjudication...
December 19, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943514/a-living-donor-risk-model-for-predicting-kidney-allograft-and-patient-survival-in-an-emerging-economy
#13
Mirza Naqi Zafar, Germaine Wong, Tahir Aziz, Khawar Abbas, SAdibulHasan Rizvi
BACKGROUND: Living donor kidney is the main source of donor organs in low to middle income countries. We aimed to develop a living donor risk model that predicts graft and patient survival in an emerging economy. METHODS: We used data from the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) database (n = 2,283 recipients and n = 2,283 living kidney donors, transplanted between 1993 and 2009) and conducted Cox proportional hazard analyses to develop a composite score that predicts graft and patient survivals...
December 11, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933715/efficacy-of-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-versus-retrospective-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-improving-glycaemic-control-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-patients
#14
Ester Chai Kheng Yeoh, Boon Khim Lim, Sharon Fun, Julia Tong, Lee Ying Yeoh, Chee Fang Sum, Tavintharan Subramaniam, Su Chi Lim
AIMS: Patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) on anti-diabetic agents, are at greater risk of glycemic variations, both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. We aimed to compare glycemic control (using HbA1c) and hypoglycemia incidence in patients with Stage 3 DKD (eGFR 30-60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) ), receiving retrospective CGM-guided anti-diabetic therapy versus self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) over 3 months. METHODS: Thirty patients with HbA1c > 8% were randomized to 6-day retrospective CGM or SMBG...
December 9, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925431/diabetes-mellitus-superoxide-dismutase-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-polymorphisms-modify-the-outcome-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-of-han-chinese-origin
#15
Chia-Ter Chao, Jenq-Wen Huang, Chih-Kang Chiang, Yen-Ching Chen, Cheng-Chung Fang, Fu-Chang Hu, Chen-Chih Chang, Chung-Jen Yen
BACKGROUND: Increased oxidative stress significantly modifies the outcome of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and is counteracted by anti-oxidative capacity. However, whether anti-oxidant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence the outcome of ESRD individuals with or without DM has not been tested before. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled multi-center ESRD patients of Han Chinese origin betwen 2002 and 2003, recording their anti-oxidant (superoxide dismutase [SOD2], glutathione peroxidase [GPX1]) and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) genotyping results, and stratified based on DM...
December 7, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905676/association-between-daily-hemodialysis-access-to-renal-transplantation-and-patients-survival-in-france
#16
Adélaïde Pladys, Cécile Vigneau, Maryvonne Hourmant, Gabrielle Duneau, Cécile Couchoud, Sahar Bayat
AIM: Daily hemodialysis improves patients' quality of life and blood purification, but its effect on survival remains controversial. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between daily hemodialysis and renal transplantation and survival in France. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study based on the French REIN registry. All incident patients ≥18 y/o who started daily hemodialysis in France between 2003 and 2012 were included. Using a propensity score, 575 patients on daily hemodialysis were matched with 1696 patients receiving thrice-weekly hemodialysis...
December 1, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888573/b-cell-activating-factor-baff-a-predictor-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-recipients
#17
Wannarat Pongpirul, Wiwat Chancharoenthana, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichakul, Wipawee Kittikowit, Kamonwan Jutivorakool, Bunthoon Nonthasoot, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Somchai Eiam-Ong, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Natavudh Townamchai
BACKGROUND: Donor-specific antibody (DSA) is a widely-used biomarker for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) but correctly indicates only 30-40% of patients with ABMR. Additional biomarkers of ABMR in kidney transplant recipients are needed. METHODS: All 68 kidney transplanted-recipients enrolled in this study were negative for graft rejection as determined by surveillance-biopsy ELISA at day 7 post-transplantation. Allograft biopsy was then performed at 6 months post-transplantation for subclinical-ABMR detection...
November 26, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888556/evaluate-quality-of-kidneys-from-dcd-ecd-donors-by-parameters-of-machine-perfusion
#18
Guodong Chen, Chang Wang, Yi Zhao, Longhui Qiu, Xiaopeng Yuan, Jiang Qiu, Changxi Wang, Xiaoshun He, Lizhong Chen
AIM: To investigate whether the parameters of machine perfusion could predict the quality of kidneys from donation after circulatory death(DCD) donors and expanded criteria donors (ECD) . METHODS: 58 kidneys from DCD/ECD donors were harvested in our hospital from July 2011 to August 2014. All kidneys were preserved with machine perfusion(Life Port), and parameters of machine perfusion were collected. All kidneys were biopsied before transplantation. The primary endpoints were delayed graft function(DGF), graft loss and patient death...
November 26, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859921/prevalence-and-impact-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-chinese-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-single-center-study
#19
Koon Ming Chan, Chi Yuen Cheung, Yiu Han Chan, Hoi Wong Chan, Wai Leung Chak, Ka Foon Chau
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are prevalent among patients with end stage renal failure. However, data concerning their role in the subsequent peritonitis and hospitalization was scarce. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of psychological problems in our Chinese peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and its association with subsequent clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort study. All patients newly started on PD between 1st Sep 2012 and 31st Dec 2014 were recruited...
November 17, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862718/peritoneal-catheter-fixation-combined-with-straight-upward-tunnel-and-low-implant-position-to-prevent-catheter-malfunction
#20
Qingyan Zhang, Chunming Jiang, Wei Zhu, Cheng Sun, Yangyang Xia, Tianfeng Tang, Cheng Wan, Qiuyuan Shao, Jing Liu, Bo Jin, Miao Zhang
AIM: Catheter malfunction is the main reason for early peritoneal dialysis (PD) technique failure. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a new surgery technique with catheter fixation to the lower abdominal wall combined with straight upward tunnel and low implant position in reducing catheter malfunction. METHODS: Patients with end stage renal disease who received PD in our center from January 2013 to December 2015 were involved in this study. They were randomly divided into 3 groups according to surgical technique: traditional open surgery group, modified open surgery group and modified open surgery with catheter fixation group...
November 16, 2016: Nephrology
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