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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800731/the-analysis-of-apol1-genetic-variation-and-haplotype-diversity-provided-by-1000-genomes-project
#1
Ting Peng, Li Wang, Guisen Li
BACKGROUND: The APOL1 gene variants has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of multiple kinds of diseases, particularly in African Americans, but not in Caucasians and Asians. In this study, we explored the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and haplotype diversity of APOL1 gene in different races provided by 1000 Genomes project. METHODS: Variants of APOL1 gene in 1000 Genome Project were obtained and SNPs located in the regulatory region or coding region were selected for genetic variation analysis...
August 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793871/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-characterization-of-kidney-lesions-in-patients-with-and-without-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Emily Hueywen Chang, Wui Kheong Chong, Sandeep Kumar Kasoji, Julia Rose Fielding, Ersan Altun, Lee B Mullin, Jung In Kim, Jason Peter Fine, Paul Alexander Dayton, Wendy Kimryn Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease are at increased risk of cystic kidney disease that requires imaging monitoring in many cases. However, these same patients often have contraindications to contrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This study evaluates the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), which is safe for patients with chronic kidney disease, for the characterization of kidney lesions in patients with and without chronic kidney disease...
August 9, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789641/effect-of-renal-perfusion-and-structural-heterogeneity-on-shear-wave-elastography-of-the-kidney-an-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-study
#3
Xiaona Liu, Na Li, Tao Xu, Fang Sun, Rui Li, Qimin Gao, Lianxiang Chen, Chaoyang Wen
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effect of perfusion status on elasticity measurements of different compartments in the kidney using shear wave elastography (SWE) both in vivo and ex vivo. METHODS: Thirty-two rabbit kidneys were used to observe the elasticity variation caused by renal artery stenosis and vein ligation in vivo, and six beagle kidneys were studied ex vivo to explore the effect of renal perfusion on elasticity. Supersonic SWE was applied to quantify the elasticity values of different renal compartments (cortex, medulla and sinus)...
August 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784106/a-comparison-of-early-versus-late-initiation-of-renal-replacement-therapy-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Xiao-Mei Yang, Guo-Wei Tu, Ji-Li Zheng, Bo Shen, Guo-Guang Ma, Guang-Wei Hao, Jian Gao, Zhe Luo
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of timing the initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), focusing on the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in this field. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were searched between January 1, 1985, and June 30, 2016, to identify randomized trials that assessed the timing of initiation of RRT in patients with AKI. RESULTS: Nine RCTs, with a total of 1636 patients, were enrolled in this meta-analysis...
August 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778196/urine-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-to-predict-renal-response-after-induction-therapy-in-active-lupus-nephritis
#5
Bancha Satirapoj, Chagriya Kitiyakara, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Ouppatham Supasyndh
BACKGROUND: Tubulointerstitial injury is important to predict the progression of lupus nephritis (LN). Urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been reported to detect worsening LN disease activity. Thus, urine NGAL may predict renal outcomes among lupus patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective multi-center study among active LN patients with biopsy-proven. All patients provided urine samples for NGAL measurement by ELISA collected from all patients at baseline and at 6-month follow-up after induction therapy...
August 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774288/the-impact-of-igm-deposits-on-the-outcome-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
#6
Sandra Juozapaite, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Arvydas Laurinavicius, Augustina Jankauskiene
BACKGROUND: The significance of IgM deposits in glomerular mesangium has been controversial since they were first described due to the variations in the both the definitions used and described impact on clinical outcome. The aim of our study was to evaluate the significance of the IgM deposits in the glomerular mesangium for outcomes of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in children. METHODS: Forty-five children with NS who underwent renal biopsy at tertiary pediatric hospital from January 1st, 2000 to December 31st, 2015 and the pathology diagnosis of minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and mesangial hypercellularity (MH) were retrospectively analyzed...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774276/successful-treatment-of-highly-advanced-immunoglobulin-g4-related-kidney-disease-presenting-renal-mass-like-regions-with-end-stage-kidney-failure-a-case-study
#7
Hiroyuki Ono, Taichi Murakami, Akira Mima, Eriko Shibata, Masanori Tamaki, Sakiya Yoshimoto, Sayo Ueda, Fumi Kishi, Seiji Kishi, Takashi Kawanaka, Motokazu Matsuura, Kojiro Nagai, Hideharu Abe, Masashi Harada, Toshio Doi
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease characterized by immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cell-rich tubulointerstitial nephritis has distinctive serological and radiological findings. Renal prognosis is good because of a good response to glucocorticoids. Here we report a case of successful treatment of highly advanced immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease presenting renal mass-like regions with end-stage kidney failure. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital because of uremia with a creatinine level of 12...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774273/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-valproic-acid-toxicity
#8
Sean A Hebert, Timothy P Bohan, Christian L Erikson, Rita D Swinford
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disorder marked by the presence of endothelial injury and microvascular thrombi. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DI-TMA) is one specific TMA syndrome that occurs following drug exposure via drug-dependent antibodies or direct tissue toxicity. Common examples include calcineurin inhibitors Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine and antineoplastics Gemcitabine and Mitomycin. Valproic acid has not been implicated in DI-TMA...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768480/internet-and-social-network-users-profiles-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-france
#9
Yosra Mouelhi, Marine Alessandrini, Vanessa Pauly, Bertrand Dussol, Stéphanie Gentile
BACKGROUND: The use of the Internet for searching and sharing health information and for health care interactions may have a great potential for Renal Transplant Recipients (RTR). This study aims to determine the characteristics associated with Internet and social network use in a representative sample of RTR 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 Renal Transplant Recipients aged 18 years with a functioning graft for at least 1 year...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764659/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-community-dwelling-general-population-and-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Xinyu Zhang, Peter T Donnan, Samira Bell, Bruce Guthrie
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a common cause of adverse drug events (ADEs), but renal risks of NSAIDs are less well quantified than gastrointestinal and cardiac risks. This paper reports a systematic review of published population-based observational studies examining the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with NSAIDs in community-dwelling adults and those with pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched until June 2016, and 3789 papers screened...
August 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764654/association-of-restless-legs-syndrome-and-mortality-in-end-stage-renal-disease-an-analysis-of-the-united-states-renal-data-system-usrds
#11
Joseph J DeFerio, Usha Govindarajulu, Amarpali Brar, Daniel Cukor, Kathleen G Lee, Moro O Salifu
BACKGROUND: Objective of the study is to assess prevalence and survival among end stage renal disease patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) within a national database (USRDS). METHODS: A case-control, retrospective analysis was performed. Differences in characteristics between the groups, RLS and those with no sleep disorder (NSD), were determined using χ2 tests. Cox proportional hazard regression was used to assess survival between those with RLS and propensity score matched controls...
August 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764641/prediction-of-new-onset-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Weng Yee Chin, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
BACKGROUND: Since diabetes mellitus (DM) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD), this study aimed to develop a 5-year ESRD risk prediction model among Chinese patients with Type 2 DM (T2DM) in primary care. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 149,333 Chinese adult T2DM primary care patients without ESRD in 2010. Using the derivation cohort over a median of 5 years follow-up, the gender-specific models including the interaction effect between predictors and age were derived using Cox regression with a forward stepwise approach...
August 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754089/predictive-factors-and-prevalence-of-microalbuminuria-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#13
Katia Falasca, Marta Di Nicola, Italo Porfilio, Claudio Ucciferri, Elisabetta Schiaroli, Chiara Gabrielli, Daniela Francisci, Jacopo Vecchiet
BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction is a common problem in the HIV+ population, due to the effect of both the HIV virus and the several classes of ARV drugs such as tenofovir (TDF). It is also known that the presence of renal damage correlates with cardiovascular risk and therefore with the risk of mortality of the patients accordingly. The detection of early renal damage is very important. Albuminuria and microalbuminuria are markers of early kidney disease and cardiovascular risk. The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of microalbuminuria in a large polycentric sample, of unselected and consecutive HIV-patients followed as outpatients, and to assess its association with different therapeutic regimens...
July 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750609/hemodialysis-patients-preferences-for-the-management-of-anemia
#14
Brett Hauber, John Caloyeras, Joshua Posner, Deborah Brommage, Spiros Tzivelekis, Allan Pollock
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is expected to result in a more patient-centered approach to care that aligns with patients' values, preferences, and goals for treatment. Nevertheless, no previous studies of which we are aware have evaluated patients' benefit-risk preferences for the management of anemia associated with ESRD. The primary objective of this study was to quantify the tradeoffs patients are willing to make between cardiovascular risks associated with some anemia medicines and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions...
July 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750605/hemodialysis-patients-preferences-for-the-management-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
#15
Brett Hauber, John Caloyeras, Joshua Posner, Deborah Brommage, Vasily Belozeroff, Kerry Cooper
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement and patient-centered care are critical in optimally managing patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Understanding patient preferences is a key element of patient-centered care and shared decision making. The objective of this study was to elicit patients' preferences for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) associated with ESRD using a discrete-choice experiment survey. METHODS: Clinical literature, nephrologist input, patient-education resources, and a patient focus group informed development of the survey instrument, which was qualitatively pretested before its administration to a broader sample of patients...
July 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747175/cd133-cells-are-associated-with-adipocytokines-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Abdullah Ozkok, Riza Atas, Suzan Adin Cinar, Akar Yilmaz, Esin Aktas, Gunnur Deniz, Alaattin Yildiz
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impaired stem cell health and adipocytokine metabolism may play important roles in the complex pathophysiological mechanisms of CVD in this patient population. We aimed to investigate the relationships between CD133+ cell counts, adipocytokines and parameters of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis in HD patients. METHODS: In 58 chronic HD patients (male/female:28/30, mean age:58 ± 14 years), serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), leptin, adiponectin and resistin were measured by ELISA...
July 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747168/the-biobank-for-the-molecular-classification-of-kidney-disease-research-translation-and-precision-medicine-in-nephrology
#17
Daniel A Muruve, Michelle C Mann, Kevin Chapman, Josee F Wong, Pietro Ravani, Stacey A Page, Hallgrimur Benediktsson
BACKGROUND: Advances in technology and the ability to interrogate disease pathogenesis using systems biology approaches are exploding. As exemplified by the substantial progress in the personalized diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the application of systems biology to enable precision medicine in other disciplines such as Nephrology is well underway. Infrastructure that permits the integration of clinical data, patient biospecimens and advanced technologies is required for institutions to contribute to, and benefit from research in molecular disease classification and to devise specific and patient-oriented treatments...
July 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747155/indole-3-acetic-acid-indoxyl-sulfate-and-paracresyl-sulfate-do-not-influence-anemia-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Stanislas Bataille, Marion Pelletier, Marion Sallée, Yvon Berland, Nathalie McKay, Ariane Duval, Stéphanie Gentile, Yosra Mouelhi, Philippe Brunet, Stéphane Burtey
BACKGROUND: The main reason for anemia in renal failure patients is the insufficient erythropoietin production by the kidneys. Beside erythropoietin deficiency, in vitro studies have incriminated uremic toxins in the pathophysiology of anemia but clinical data are sparse. In order to assess if indole 3-acetic acid (IAA), indoxyl sulfate (IS), and paracresyl sulfate (PCS) -three protein bound uremic toxins- are clinically implicated in end-stage renal disease anemia we studied the correlation between IAA, IS and PCS plasmatic concentrations with hemoglobin and Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) use in hemodialysis patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738858/erythema-nodosum-masking-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis-as-initial-skin-manifestation
#19
Kar Wah Fuah, Christopher Thiam Seong Lim
BACKGROUND: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a complication of the gadolinium-based contrast agent used in imaging studies. It is typically characterised by hard, erythematous and indurated skin plaques with surrounding subcutaneous oedema. Distinct papules and subcutaneous nodules can also be seen. Fibrocytes in NSF are immunohistochemically positive for CD34. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of NSF occurred after gadolinium exposure in which the initial presentation mimics an erythema nodosum (EN)-like picture...
July 24, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728609/multiple-myeloma-can-be-accurately-diagnosed-in-acute-kidney-injury-patients-using-a-rapid-serum-free-light-chain-test
#20
Jennifer L J Heaney, John P Campbell, Punit Yadav, Ann E Griffin, Meena Shemar, Jennifer H Pinney, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Whether serum free light chain (sFLC) measurements can distinguish between myeloma and other causes of AKI requires confirmation to guide early treatment. A rapid and portable sFLC test (Seralite®) is newly available and could reduce delays in obtaining sFLC results and accelerate diagnosis in patients with unexplained AKI. This study evaluated the accuracy of Seralite® to identify MM as the cause of AKI...
July 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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