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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199756/factors-associated-with-reduction-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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