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Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213389/optimizing-graft-survival-by-pretreatment-of-the-donor
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EDITORIAL
Sandy Feng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213388/effects-of-dopamine-donor-pretreatment-on-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-a-randomized-trial
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Peter Schnuelle, Wilhelm H Schmitt, Christel Weiss, Antje Habicht, Lutz Renders, Martin Zeier, Felix Drüschler, Katharina Heller, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Bernhard Banas, Bernhard K Krämer, Matthias Jung, Kai Lopau, Christoph J Olbricht, Horst Weihprecht, Peter Schenker, Johan W De Fijter, Benito A Yard, Urs Benck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Donor dopamine improves initial graft function after kidney transplantation due to antioxidant properties. We investigated if a 4 µg/kg per minute continuous dopamine infusion administered after brain-death confirmation affects long-term graft survival and examined the exposure-response relationship with treatment duration. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Five-year follow-up of 487 renal transplant patients from 60 European centers who had participated in the randomized, multicenter trial of dopamine donor pretreatment between 2004 and 2007 (ClinicalTrials...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209636/a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-dietary-sodium-restriction-in-stage-3-4-ckd
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Rajiv Saran, Robin L Padilla, Brenda W Gillespie, Michael Heung, Scott L Hummel, Vimal Kumar Derebail, Bertram Pitt, Nathan W Levin, Fansan Zhu, Samer R Abbas, Li Liu, Peter Kotanko, Philip Klemmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often volume expanded and hypertensive. Few controlled studies have assessed the effects of a sodium-restricted diet (SRD) in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized crossover trial to evaluate the effect of SRD (target <2 g sodium per day) versus usual diet on hydration status (by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy) and blood pressure (BP) between May of 2009 and May of 2013...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193609/association-of-serum-triglyceride-to-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients
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Tae Ik Chang, Elani Streja, Melissa Soohoo, Tae Woo Kim, Connie M Rhee, Csaba P Kovesdy, Moti L Kashyap, Nosratola D Vaziri, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Hamid Moradi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Elevated serum triglyceride/HDL cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality in the general population. However, the association of this important clinical index with mortality has not been fully evaluated in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). We hypothesized that the association of serum TG/HDL-C ratio with all-cause and CV mortality in patients with ESRD on MHD is different from the general population...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183854/linguistic-isolation-and-access-to-the-active-kidney-transplant-waiting-list-in-the-united-states
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Efrain Talamantes, Keith C Norris, Carol M Mangione, Gerardo Moreno, Amy D Waterman, John D Peipert, Suphamai Bunnapradist, Edmund Huang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Waitlist inactivity is a barrier to transplantation, because inactive candidates cannot receive deceased donor organ offers. We hypothesized that temporarily inactive kidney transplant candidates living in linguistically isolated communities would be less likely to achieve active waitlist status. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We merged Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing data with five-digit zip code socioeconomic data from the 2000 US Census...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159829/iga-nephropathy
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Jennifer C Rodrigues, Mark Haas, Heather N Reich
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a leading cause of CKD and renal failure. Recent international collaborative efforts have led to important discoveries that have improved our understanding of some of the key steps involved in the immunopathogenesis of IgAN. Furthermore, establishment of multicenter networks has contributed to rigorous design and execution of clinical trials that have provided important insights regarding immunotherapy in IgAN. In this article, we review emerging developments in clinical and translational IgAN research and describe how these novel findings will influence future strategies to improve the outcome of patients with IgAN...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159828/association-of-serum-phosphorus-concentration-with-mortality-and-graft-failure-among-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Hee Jung Jeon, Yong Chul Kim, Seokwoo Park, Clara Tammy Kim, Jongwon Ha, Duck Jong Han, Jieun Oh, Chun Soo Lim, In Mok Jung, Curie Ahn, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee, Young Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hyperphosphatemia in kidney transplant recipients has been shown to predict poorer graft and patient survival. However, studies examining hypophosphatemia are scarce. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: To evaluate the association of serum phosphorus level with patient and graft survival, we performed a retrospective multicenter cohort study. Between January of 1997 and August of 2012, 2786 kidney transplant recipients (41.7±11...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153937/beliefs-and-attitudes-to-bowel-cancer-screening-in-patients-with-ckd-a-semistructured-interview-study
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Laura J James, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Angela Ju, Narelle Williams, Wai H Lim, Nicholas Cross, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bowel cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in people with CKD. Shared decision making regarding cancer screening is particularly complex in CKD and requires an understanding of patients' values and priorities, which remain largely unknown. Our study aimed to describe the beliefs and attitudes to bowel cancer screening in patients with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Face to face, semistructured interviews were conducted from April of 2014 to December of 2015 with 38 participants ages 39-78 years old with CKD stages 3-5, on dialysis, or transplant recipients from four renal units in Australia and New Zealand...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153936/the-3-year-incidence-of-gout-in-elderly-patients-with-ckd
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Vivian S Tan, Amit X Garg, Eric McArthur, Ngan N Lam, Manish M Sood, Kyla L Naylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The risk of gout across CKD stages is not well described. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using linked health care databases from Ontario, Canada from 2002 to 2010. The primary outcome was the 3-year cumulative incidence of gout, on the basis of diagnostic codes. We presented our results by level of kidney function (eGFR≥90 ml/min per 1.73 m(2), 60-89, 45-59, 30-44, 15-29, and chronic dialysis) and by sex...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153935/association-of-tnf-receptor-2-and-crp-with-gfr-decline-in-the-general-nondiabetic-population
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Jørgen Schei, Vidar Tor Nyborg Stefansson, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Trond Geir Jenssen, Marit Dahl Solbu, Tom Wilsgaard, Toralf Melsom
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Higher levels of inflammatory markers have been associated with renal outcomes in diabetic populations. We investigated whether soluble TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were associated with the age-related GFR decline in a nondiabetic population using measured GFR (mGFR). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A representative sample of 1590 middle-aged people from the general population without prevalent kidney disease, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease were enrolled in the Renal Iohexol-Clearance Survey in Tromsø 6 (RENIS-T6) between 2007 and 2009...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148560/commentary-on-symptom-management-of-the-patient-with-ckd-the-role-of-dialysis
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Bryan Kestenbaum, Stephen L Seliger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148559/risk-of-hypertension-among-first-time-symptomatic-kidney-stone-formers
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Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai, Kristin C Mara, Ramila A Mehta, Lisa E Vaughan, Aleksandar Denic, John J Knoedler, Felicity T Enders, John C Lieske, Andrew D Rule
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prior work has suggested a higher risk of hypertension in kidney stone formers but lacked disease validation and adjustment for potential confounders. Certain types of stone formers may also be at higher risk of hypertension. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In our study, incident symptomatic stone formers in Olmsted County from 2000 to 2011 were manually validated by chart review and age and sex matched to Olmsted County controls...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148558/risk-factors-for-renal-survival-in-chinese-patients-with-myeloperoxidase-anca-associated-gn
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Yinghua Chen, Hao Bao, Zhengzhao Liu, Xia Liu, Erzhi Gao, Caihong Zeng, Haitao Zhang, Zhihong Liu, Weixin Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our study explored the association of histopathologic classification of ANCA-associated GN with renal survival in Chinese patients with myeloperoxidase-ANCA-associated GN. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Two hundred fifteen patients with biopsy-proven myeloperoxidase-ANCA-associated GN were included from January of 1996 to December of 2014. The biopsies included focal (n=27), mixed (n=82), crescentic (n=47), and sclerotic (n=59) classes...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148557/symptom-management-of-the-patient-with-ckd-the-role-of-dialysis
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Valerie Jorge Cabrera, Joni Hansson, Alan S Kliger, Fredric O Finkelstein
As kidney disease progresses, patients often experience a variety of symptoms. A challenge for the nephrologist is to help determine if these symptoms are related to advancing CKD or the effect of various comorbidities and/or medications prescribed. The clinician also must decide the timing of dialysis initiation. The initiation of dialysis can have a variable effect on quality of life measures and the alleviation of uremic signs and symptoms, such as anorexia, fatigue, cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, pruritus, and sleep disturbances...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148556/cognitive-testing-in-patients-with-ckd-the-problem-of-missing-cases
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Denise Neumann, Maxi Robinski, Wilfried Mau, Matthias Girndt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cognitive testing is only valid in individuals with sufficient visual and motor skills and motivation to participate. Patients on dialysis usually suffer from limitations, such as impaired vision, motor difficulties, and depression. Hence, it is doubtful that the true value of cognitive functioning can be measured without bias. Consequently, many patients are excluded from cognitive testing. We focused on reasons for exclusion and analyzed characteristics of nontestable patients...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143863/perspectives-of-older-kidney-transplant-recipients-on-kidney-transplantation
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Jule Pinter, Camilla S Hanson, Jeremy R Chapman, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Jane O Schell, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Older kidney transplant recipients are susceptible to cognitive impairment, frailty, comorbidities, immunosuppression-related complications, and chronic graft failure, however, there has been limited focus on their concerns and expectations related to transplantation. This study aims to describe the perspectives of older kidney transplant recipients about their experience of kidney transplantation, self-management, and treatment goals to inform strategies and interventions that address their specific needs...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057703/advance-directives-and-end-of-life-care-among-nursing-home-residents-receiving-maintenance-dialysis
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Manjula Kurella Tamura, Maria E Montez-Rath, Yoshio N Hall, Ronit Katz, Ann M O'Hare
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the relation between the content of advance directives and downstream treatment decisions among patients receiving maintenance dialysis. In this study, we determined the prevalence of advance directives specifying treatment limitations and/or surrogate decision-makers in the last year of life and their association with end-of-life care among nursing home residents. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using national data from 2006 to 2007, we compared the content of advance directives among 30,716 nursing home residents receiving dialysis to 30,825 nursing home residents with other serious illnesses during the year before death...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031417/serious-illness-conversations-in-esrd
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Ernest I Mandel, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
Dialysis-dependent ESRD is a serious illness with high disease burden, morbidity, and mortality. Mortality in the first year on dialysis for individuals over age 75 years old approaches 40%, and even those with better prognoses face multiple hospitalizations and declining functional status. In the last month of life, patients on dialysis over age 65 years old experience higher rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, procedures, and death in hospital than patients with cancer or heart failure, while using hospice services less...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028050/new-organ-allocation-system-for-combined-liver-kidney-transplants-and-the-availability-of-kidneys-for-transplant-to-patients-with-stage-4-5-ckd
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William S Asch, Margaret J Bia
A new proposal has been created for establishing medical criteria for organ allocation in recipients receiving simultaneous liver-kidney transplants. In this article, we describe the new policy, elaborate on the points of greatest controversy, and offer a perspective on the policy going forward. Although we applaud the fact that simultaneous liver-kidney transplant activity will now be monitored and appreciate the creation of medical criteria for allocation in simultaneous liver-kidney transplants, we argue that some of the criteria proposed, especially those for allocating a kidney to a liver recipient with AKI, are too liberal...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940459/a-multicenter-cohort-study-of-histologic-findings-and-long-term-outcomes-of-kidney-disease-in-women-who-have-been-pregnant
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Philip Webster, Louise M Webster, H Terence Cook, Catherine Horsfield, Paul T Seed, Raquel Vaz, Clara Santos, Isabelle Lydon, Michele Homsy, Liz Lightstone, Kate Bramham
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: For many women pregnancy is the first contact with health services, thus providing an opportunity to identify renal disease. This study compares causes and long-term renal outcomes of biopsy-proven renal disease identified during pregnancy or within 1 year postpartum, with nonpregnant women. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Native renal biopsies (1997-2012), in women of childbearing age (16 to <50 years), from 21 hospitals were studied...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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