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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776389/what-is-the-impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-mismatching-on-graft-survival-and-mortality-in-renal-transplantation-a-meta-analysis-of-23-cohort-studies-involving-486-608-recipients
#1
Xinmiao Shi, Jicheng Lv, Wenke Han, Xuhui Zhong, Xinfang Xie, Baige Su, Jie Ding
BACKGROUND: The magnitude effects of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatching on post-transplant outcomes of kidney transplantation remain controversial. We aim to quantitatively assess the associations of HLA mismatching with graft survival and mortality in adult kidney transplantation. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library from their inception to December, 2016. Priori clinical outcomes were overall graft failure, death-censored graft failure and all-cause mortality...
May 18, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769043/early-renal-damage-among-children-living-in-the-region-of-highest-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-in-sri-lanka
#2
S B Agampodi, G S Amarasinghe, P G C R Naotunna, C S Jayasumana, S H Siribaddana
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In CKDu endemic countries, the focus has mainly been on adults. We hypothesized that studying distribution and factors associated with elevated urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR), an early marker of kidney injury, among children living in a CKDu endemic area may provide important clues about the onset and progression of the disease...
May 16, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764427/col4a5-and-lama5-variants-co-inherited-in-familial-hematuria-digenic-inheritance-or-genetic-modifier-effect
#3
Konstantinos Voskarides, Gregory Papagregoriou, Despina Hadjipanagi, Ioanelli Petrou, Isavella Savva, Avraam Elia, Yiannis Athanasiou, Androulla Pastelli, Maria Kkolou, Michalis Hadjigavriel, Christoforos Stavrou, Alkis Pierides, Constantinos Deltas
BACKGROUND: About 40-50% of patients with familial microscopic hematuria (FMH) caused by thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) inherit heterozygous mutations in collagen IV genes (COL4A3, COL4A4). On long follow-up, the full phenotypic spectrum of these patients varies a lot, ranging from isolated MH or MH plus low-grade proteinuria to chronic renal failure of variable degree, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: Here, we performed Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) in patients of six families, presenting with autosomal dominant FMH, with or without progression to proteinuria and loss of renal function, all previously found negative for severe collagen IV mutations...
May 16, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764395/longitudinal-changes-in-bone-and-mineral-metabolism-after-cessation-of-cinacalcet-in-dialysis-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
#4
Irene Ruderman, Edward R Smith, Nigel D Toussaint, Tim D Hewitson, Stephen G Holt
BACKGROUND: The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet is effective for the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in dialysis patients. Changes to reimbursement of cinacalcet in Australia provided an opportunity to assess effects of medication cessation on biochemical and clinical outcomes in dialysis patients, including changes to novel biomarkers such as calciprotein particles (CPP). CPP are nanoparticles of mineral and protein in the circulation associated with increased vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease...
May 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751781/full-normalization-of-severe-hypertension-after-parathryoidectomy-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#5
Andreea Corina Sofronie, Isabelle Kooij, Claude Bursot, Giulia Santagati, Jean-Philippe Coindre, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between hyperparathyroidism and hypertension has been described for decades, the role of hyperparathyroidism in hypertension in dialysis is still unclear. Following the case of a severely hypertensive dialysis patient, in which parathyroidectomy (PTX) corrected the metabolic imbalance and normalized blood pressure (BP), we tried to contextualize our observation with a systematic review of the recent literature on the effect of PTX on BP. CASE PRESENTATION: A dialysis patient, aged 19 years at the time of this report, with chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood; he was an early-preterm baby with very low birth weight (910 g), and is affected by a so-far unidentified familial nephropathy...
May 11, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747582/the-renal-manifestations-of-type-4-familial-partial-lipodystrophy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
Ru-Xuan Chen, Lei Zhang, Wei Ye, Yu-Bing Wen, Nuo Si, Hang Li, Ming-Xi Li, Xue-Mei Li, Ke Zheng
BACKGROUND: Lipodystrophy syndromes are rare disorders of variable body fat loss associated with potentially serious metabolic complications. Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) is mostly inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder. Renal involvement has only been reported in a limited number of cases of FPLD. Herein, we present a rare case of proteinuria associated with type 4 FPLD, which is characterized by a heterozygous mutation in PLIN1 and has not been reported with renal involvement until now...
May 10, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743031/safety-and-effectiveness-of-low-protein-diet-supplemented-with-ketoacids-in-diabetic-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Vincenzo Bellizzi, Patrizia Calella, Julia Nava Hernández, Verónica Figueroa González, Silvia Moran Lira, Serena Torraca, Rocio Urbina Arronte, Pietro Cirillo, Roberto Minutolo, Rafael A Montúfar Cárdenas
BACKGROUND: The impact of the low-protein diet on nutrition in CKD diabetics is uncertain. METHODS: The metabolic and nutritional effects of a low-protein (0.5-0.6 g/kg/d), normal-high energy (30-35 kcal/kg/d) diet supplemented with ketoacids (LPD-KA) were prospectively evaluated in CKD patients with (DM) and without (non-DM) diabetes mellitus. RESULTS: 197 patients on CKD stages 3-5 were enrolled. DM (n = 81) and non-DM (n = 116) were comparable for gender (Male 58 vs 55%), age (66 ± 9 vs 63 ± 18 years), renal function (eGFR 23 ± 13 vs 24 ± 13 mL/min)...
May 9, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739354/longitudinal-analysis-of-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-incident-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-comparison-between-icodextrin-solution-and-glucose-based-solution
#8
Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Wen-Hao Liu, Shang-Chih Liao, Mao-Young Morgan Fu, Sin-Hua Moi, Cheng-Hong Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function in incident-automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) patients. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel-group study to compare the efficacy of icodextrin solution versus glucose-based solution. Echocardiography was performed at baseline, 1 and 2 years. Echocardiographic parameters over 2 years were evaluated for each group, using the Friedman test...
May 8, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724188/the-effect-of-spironolactone-on-calcineurin-inhibitor-induced-nephrotoxicity-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial-the-spiren-trial
#9
Line Aas Mortensen, Helle C Thiesson, Birgitte Tougaard, Martin Egfjord, Anne Sophie Lind Fischer, Claus Bistrup
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitor induced nephrotoxicity contributes to late allograft failure in kidney transplant patients. Evidence points towards aldosterone to play a role in the development of fibrosis in multiple organs. Animal studies have indicated a beneficial effect of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists preventing calcineurin inhibitor induced nephrotoxicity. Only few studies have explored this effect in humans. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of spironolactone on glomerular filtration rate and fibrosis in kidney transplant patients...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724182/favorable-effect-of-bortezomib-in-dense-deposit-disease-associated-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-a-case-report
#10
Shuma Hirashio, Ayaka Satoh, Takahiro Arima, Kouichi Mandai, Tadasuke Awaya, Kumi Oshima, Shigeo Hara, Takao Masaki
BACKGROUND: Complement component 3 (C3) glomerulopathy, which includes dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis, is caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. In most cases, C3 glomerulopathy manifests pathologically with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis-like features. An association between C3 glomerulopathy and monoclonal gammopathy was recently reported in several cases, raising the possibility that C3 glomerulopathy is the underlying pathological process in monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724179/urinothorax-after-ultrasonography-guided-renal-biopsy-a-case-report
#11
Tae Won Lee, Ha Nee Jang, Hyun Seop Cho, See Min Choi, Bong-Hoi Choi, Eunjin Bae, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park
BACKGROUND: Urinothorax is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural space and is a rather rare cause of transudate pleural effusion. The potential etiologies are urinary tract obstruction and trauma. Diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion and the condition is completely reversible following relief of underlying disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 27-year-old man who developed urinothorax after renal biopsy. Urine leakage was confirmed with 99m Tc DTPA (diethylenetriaminepentacetate) and single-photon emission computed tomography scans and retrograde pyelography...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724177/effectiveness-of-informational-decision-aids-and-a-live-donor-financial-assistance-program-on-pursuit-of-live-kidney-transplants-in-african-american-hemodialysis-patients
#12
L Ebony Boulware, Patti L Ephraim, Jessica Ameling, LaPricia Lewis-Boyer, Hamid Rabb, Raquel C Greer, Deidra C Crews, Bernard G Jaar, Priscilla Auguste, Tanjala S Purnell, Julio A Lamprea-Monteleagre, Tope Olufade, Luis Gimenez, Courtney Cook, Tiffany Campbell, Ashley Woodall, Hema Ramamurthi, Cleomontina A Davenport, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Matthew R Weir, Donna S Hanes, Nae-Yuh Wang, Helene Vilme, Neil R Powe
BACKGROUND: African Americans have persistently poor access to living donor kidney transplants (LDKT). We conducted a small randomized trial to provide preliminary evidence of the effect of informational decision support and donor financial assistance interventions on African American hemodialysis patients' pursuit of LDKT. METHODS: Study participants were randomly assigned to receive (1) Usual Care; (2) the Providing Resources to Enhance African American Patients' Readiness to Make Decisions about Kidney Disease (PREPARED); or (3) PREPARED plus a living kidney donor financial assistance program...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724174/eculizumab-as-salvage-therapy-for-recurrent-monoclonal-gammopathy-induced-c3-glomerulopathy-in-a-kidney-allograft
#13
Philipp Moog, Philipp J Jost, Maike Büttner-Herold
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal gammopathy causes several kinds of renal pathology. A rare and special form is monoclonal gammopathy-induced C3 glomerulopathy (MG-C3G). Like idiopathic C3G, MG-C3G frequently leads to end-stage renal disease. MG-C3G frequently recurs after renal transplantation, leading to graft failure in most of the patients. While there is some evidence for successful treatment of recurrent idiopathic C3 glomerulopathy with eculizumab after renal transplantation, nothing is known about its efficacy in the setting of recurrent MG-C3G...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720115/biomarker-enhanced-risk-prediction-for-development-of-aki-after-cardiac-surgery
#14
Michael L Merchant, Michael E Brier, Mark S Slaughter, Jon B Klein, Kenneth R McLeish
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common post-cardiac surgery complication and influences patient morbidity and prognosis. This study was designed to identify preoperative candidate urine biomarkers in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of adults undergoing cardiac surgery at increased risk for AKI at a single hospital between July 2010 and September 2012 was performed. The primary outcome was the development of AKI, defined as an absolute serum creatinine (SCr) level increase ≥ 0...
May 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720100/association-of-arterial-stiffness-and-central-hemodynamics-with-moderately-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-chinese-middle-aged-and-elderly-community-residents-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#15
Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Kidney impairment constitutes severe risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and all-cause mortality, and early identification and prevention of kidney impairment is critical to effective management of prognostic risk in community residents. Previous studies have validated that carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) is a significant factor associated with chronic kidney disease. However, whether cfPWV is associated with moderately reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) remains unclear...
May 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716530/body-weight-definitions-for-evaluating-a-urinary-diagnosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-sepsis
#16
Shinshu Katayama, Kansuke Koyama, Yuya Goto, Toshitaka Koinuma, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima, Masahiko Wada, Shin Nunomiya
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the use of actual body weight might lead to more frequent misdiagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) than when ideal body weight is used in underweight and/or obese patients. We examined which definition of body weight is most effective in establishing a urinary diagnosis of AKI in septic patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients aged ≥ 20 years admitted to the intensive care unit of a university hospital between June 2011 and December 2016 were analyzed...
May 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703177/functional-status-pre-dialysis-health-and-clinical-outcomes-among-elderly-dialysis-patients
#17
Silvi Shah, Anthony C Leonard, Charuhas V Thakar
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients comprise the fastest growing population initiating dialysis in United States. The impact of poor functional status and pre-dialysis health status on clinical outcomes in elderly dialysis patients is not well studied. METHODS: We studied a retrospective cohort of 49,645 incident end stage renal disease patients that initiated dialysis between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 from the United States Renal Data System with linked Medicare data covering at least 2 years prior to dialysis initiation...
April 27, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703170/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-france
#18
Yosra Mouelhi, Elisabeth Jouve, Marine Alessandrini, Nathalie Pedinielli, Valérie Moal, Aurélie Meurette, Elisabeth Cassuto, Georges Mourad, Antoine Durrbach, Bertrand Dussol, Stéphanie Gentile
BACKGROUND: Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment after kidney transplantation has become an important tool in evaluating outcomes. This study aims to identify the associated factors with HRQoL among a representative sample size of Kidney Transplant Recipients (KTR) at the time of their inclusion in the study. METHODS: Data of this cross-sectional design is retrieved from a longitudinal study conducted in five French kidney transplant centers in 2011, and included KTR aged 18 years with a functioning graft for at least 1 year...
April 27, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703162/decision-making-process-in-the-pre-dialysis-ckd-patients-do-anxiety-stress-and-depression-matter
#19
Cicero Italo L Bezerra, Bruno C Silva, Rosilene M Elias
BACKGROUND: The transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a stressful event. Anxiety, depression and stress are frequent conditions in this population, and might play a role on the choice of dialysis modality. METHODS: This is a prospective study that included stages 4-5 CKD patients during a dialysis multi-disciplinary education program. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were evaluated. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and a Perceived Stress Scale assessed levels of anxiety, depression and stress, respectively...
April 27, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699506/correction-to-the-ferumoxytol-for-anemia-of-ckd-trial-fact-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-repeated-doses-of-ferumoxytol-or-iron-sucrose-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-background-and-rationale
#20
Iain C Macdougall, Naomi V Dahl, Kristine Bernard, Zhu Li, Alka Batycky, William E Strauss
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors' name is spelled incorrectly. In this Erratum the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publication of this article has been corrected.
April 26, 2018: BMC Nephrology
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