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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791182/malignancy-in-membranous-nephropathy-evaluation-of-incidence
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Basil Alnasrallah, John F Collins, L Jonathan Zwi
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN) can be associated with malignancy. However, the relative risk for malignancy remains unclear. It has been reported that higher numbers of inflammatory cells seen in the glomeruli at biopsy correlate with the occurrence of malignancy in patients with MN and might be used to direct screening. METHODS: We examined the occurrence of malignancy in 201 MN patients in Auckland, New Zealand. We also examined the pathology of renal biopsies from 17 MN patients with malignancies and compared the number of inflammatory cells per glomerulus with matched control patients with MN but no malignancy...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702264/comparative-performance-of-creatinine-based-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-equations-in-the-malays-a-pilot-study-in-tertiary-hospital-in-malaysia
#2
Maisarah Jalalonmuhali, Ng Kok Peng, Lim Soo Kun
AIM: To validate the accuracy of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations in Malay population attending our hospital in comparison with radiolabeled measured GFR. METHODS: A cross-sectional study recruiting volunteered patients in the outpatient setting. Chromium EDTA (51Cr-EDTA) was used as measured GFR. The predictive capabilities of Cockcroft-Gault equation corrected for body surface area (CGBSA), four-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (4-MDRD), and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations were calculated...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685101/end-stage-kidney-failure-in-oman-an-analysis-of-registry-data-with-an-emphasis-on-congenital-and-inherited-renal-diseases
#3
Intisar Al Alawi, Issa Al Salmi, Adhra Al Mawali, Yacoub Al Maimani, John A Sayer
Globally, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is a huge burden on health care systems. The aims of this study were to perform a comprehensive epidemiological and etiological report of ESKD patients commencing RRT in Oman with an emphasis on genetic causes and inherited kidney disease. All newly registered Omani patients with ESKD commencing RRT from 2001 until 2015 (n = 2,922) were analysed using the RRT register in Oman. All potentially genetic or inherited causes of ESKD were reviewed. In Oman, ESKD is more prevalent in males (57...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589039/gum-arabic-reduces-c-reactive-protein-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-without-affecting-urea-or-indoxyl-sulfate-levels
#4
Sarra Elamin, Mariam J Alkhawaja, Amina Y Bukhamsin, Mohamed A S Idris, Muntasir M Abdelrahman, Nasrulla K Abutaleb, Abdulrahman A Housawi
INTRODUCTION: Gum Arabic (GA) is a complex polysaccharide with proven prebiotic properties and potentially beneficial systemic effects. METHODS: We randomly allocated 36 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to receive 10, 20, or 40 grams daily of GA for four weeks and studied the systemic effects of this intervention. RESULTS: Thirty participants completed the study with baseline glomerular filtration rate 29.1 ± 9.9 mL/min/1.7 m(2)...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529802/r229q-polymorphism-of-nphs2-gene-in-group-of-iraqi-children-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
#5
Shatha Hussain Ali, Rasha Kasim Mohammed, Hussein Ali Saheb, Ban A Abdulmajeed
Background. The polymorphism R229Q is one of the most commonly reported podocin sequence variations among steroid-resistant nephrotic syndromes (SRNS). Aim of the Study. We investigated the frequency and risk of this polymorphism among a group of Iraqi children with SRNS and steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS). Patients and Methods. A prospective case control study which was conducted in Al-Imamein Al-Kadhimein Medical City, spanning the period from the 1st of April 2015 to 30th of November 2015. Study sample consisted of 54 children having NS, divided into 2 groups: patients group consisted of 27 children with SRNS, and control group involved 27 children with SSNS...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523190/expression-of-upar-in-urinary-podocytes-of-patients-with-fabry-disease
#6
Hernán Trimarchi, Romina Canzonieri, Amalia Schiel, Juan Politei, Cristian Costales-Collaguazo, Aníbal Stern, Matías Paulero, Tatiana Rengel, Lara Valiño-Rivas, Mariano Forrester, Fernando Lombi, Vanesa Pomeranz, Romina Iriarte, Alexis Muryan, Alberto Ortiz, María Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Elsa Zotta
Background. Despite enzyme replacement therapy, Fabry nephropathy still progresses. Podocyturia is an irreversible event that antedates proteinuria and leads to chronic renal failure. We evaluated a potential mechanism of podocyte detachment via the expression of the urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor (uPAR) in urinary podocytes of Fabry patients. Methods. This is a cross-sectional study that included controls (n = 20) and Fabry patients (n = 44) either untreated (n = 23) or treated with agalsidase-β (n = 21)...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503330/febuxostat-attenuates-renal-damage-besides-exerting-hypouricemic-effect-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#7
Jianmin Ran, Gang Xu, Huixuan Ma, Hailing Xu, Yan Liu, Rongshao Tan, Ping Zhu, Jun Song, Gancheng Lao
Aim. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of febuxostat, a novel inhibitor of xanthine oxidase (XO), on renal damage in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic rats. Methods. Diabetes was induced by the intraperitoneal injection of STZ in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Sham-injected rats served as controls. The control and diabetic rats were treated with and without febuxostat for 8 weeks, respectively. Fasting blood and 24-h urine samples were collected every 4 weeks. Rat livers were extracted for detecting gene expression, content, and bioactivity of XO...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487772/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-early-acute-kidney-injury-in-nonsurgical-patients-a-cohort-study
#8
Javier Enrique Cely, Elkin José Mendoza, Carlos Roberto Olivares, Oscar Julián Sepúlveda, Juan Sebastián Acosta, Rafael Andrés Barón, Juan José Diaztagle
Introduction. Detecting acute kidney injury (AKI) in the first days of hospitalization could prevent potentially fatal complications. However, epidemiological data are scarce, especially on nonsurgical patients. Objectives. To determine the incidence and risk factors associated with AKI within five days of hospitalization (EAKI). Methods. Prospective cohort of patients hospitalized in the Internal Medicine Department. Results. A total of 16% of 400 patients developed EAKI. The associated risk factors were prehospital treatment with nephrotoxic drugs (2...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465840/renal-function-and-death-in-older-women-which-egfr-formula-should-we-use
#9
Muna T Canales, Terri Blackwell, Areef Ishani, Brent C Taylor, Allyson Hart, Rebecca J Beyth, Kristine E Ensrud
Background. The Berlin Initiative Study (BIS) eGFR equations were developed specifically for aged populations, but their predictive validity compared to standard formulae is unknown in older women. Methods. In a prospective study of 1289 community-dwelling older women (mean age 79.5 years), we compared the performance of the BIS1 SCr-based equation to the CKD-EPIcr and the BIS2 SCr- and Scysc-based equation to the CKD-EPIcr,cysc to predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Results. Prevalence of specific eGFR category (i...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367330/factors-predicting-renal-function-outcome-after-augmentation-cystoplasty
#10
Shahbaz Mehmood, Raouf Seyam, Sadia Firdous, Waleed Mohammad Altaweel
We determined the cause of renal deterioration after augmentation cystoplasty (AC). Twenty-nine adult patients with refractory bladder dysfunction and who underwent ileocystoplasty from 2004 to 2015 were studied. Patients with a decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) after augmentation were reviewed. The primary outcome was to determine the factors that might lead to deterioration of estimated GFR. Median follow-up was 7.0 ± 2.6 years. Significant bladder capacity, end filling pressure, and bladder compliance were achieved from median 114 ± 53...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348890/forecasting-the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-in-malaysia-up-to-the-year-2040
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Mohamad Adam Bujang, Tassha Hilda Adnan, Nadiah Hanis Hashim, Kirubashni Mohan, Ang Kim Liong, Ghazali Ahmad, Goh Bak Leong, Sunita Bavanandan, Jamaiyah Haniff
Background. The incidence of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis has been growing rapidly in Malaysia from 18 per million population (pmp) in 1993 to 231 pmp in 2013. Objective. To forecast the incidence and prevalence of ESRD patients who will require dialysis treatment in Malaysia until 2040. Methodology. Univariate forecasting models using the number of new and current dialysis patients, by the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry from 1993 to 2013 were used. Four forecasting models were evaluated, and the model with the smallest error was selected for the prediction...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326197/childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-management-and-outcome-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#12
Chia-Shi Wang, Jia Yan, Robert Palmer, James Bost, Mattie Feasel Wolf, Larry A Greenbaum
There is a paucity of information on outpatient management and risk factors for hospitalization and complications in childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). We described the management, patient adherence, and inpatient and outpatient usage of 87 pediatric NS patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2012 in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. Multivariable analyses were performed to examine the associations between patient characteristics and disease outcome. We found that 51% of the patients were treated with two or more immunosuppressants...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261499/focused-real-time-ultrasonography-for-nephrologists
#13
REVIEW
Matthew J Kaptein, Elaine M Kaptein
We propose that renal consults are enhanced by incorporating a nephrology-focused ultrasound protocol including ultrasound evaluation of cardiac contractility, the presence or absence of pericardial effusion, inferior vena cava size and collapsibility to guide volume management, bladder volume to assess for obstruction or retention, and kidney size and structure to potentially gauge chronicity of renal disease or identify other structural abnormalities. The benefits of immediate and ongoing assessment of cardiac function and intravascular volume status (prerenal), possible urinary obstruction or retention (postrenal), and potential etiologies of acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease far outweigh the limitations of bedside ultrasonography performed by nephrologists...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250989/apolipoprotein-c-i-levels-are-associated-with-the-urinary-protein-urinary-creatinine-ratio-in-pediatric-idiopathic-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-control-study
#14
Jun Odaka, Takahiro Kanai, Takane Ito, Takashi Saito, Jun Aoyagi, Hiroyuki Betsui, Takanori Yamagata
Humoral factors may cause idiopathic steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (ISSNS). In the present study, we analyzed serum proteins using mass spectrometry (MS) to identify proteins associated with the pathophysiology of pediatric ISSNS. We collected serial serum samples from 33 children during each ISSNS phase; Phase A1 is the acute phase prior to steroid treatment (STx), Phase A2 represents the remission period with STx, and Phase A3 represents the remission period after completion of STx. Children with normal urinalyses (Group B) and children with a nephrotic syndrome other than ISSNS (Group C) served as controls...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250988/clinical-utility-of-urinary-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-in-detection-of-early-nephropathy-in-african-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#15
U E Ekrikpo, E E Effa, E E Akpan, A S Obot, S Kadiri
Background. Studies have indicated that diabetic tubulopathy may occur earlier than glomerulopathy, therefore providing a potential avenue for earlier diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy. Urinary beta-2-microglobulin (β2m) was investigated in this study as a potential biomarker in the detection of early nephropathy in type 2 diabetics. Methods. One hundred and two diabetic subjects and 103 controls that met the inclusion criteria had data (sociodemographic, medical history, physical examination, and laboratory) collected...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243472/assessing-the-association-between-serum-ferritin-transferrin-saturation-and-c-reactive-protein-in-northern-territory-indigenous-australian-patients-with-high-serum-ferritin-on-maintenance-haemodialysis
#16
Sandawana William Majoni, Paul D Lawton, Federica Barzi, Alan Cass, Jaquelyne T Hughes
Objective. To determine the significance of high serum ferritin observed in Indigenous Australian patients on maintenance haemodialysis in the Northern Territory, we assessed the relationship between ferritin and transferrin saturation (TSAT) as measures of iron status and ferritin and C-reactive protein (CRP) as markers of inflammation. Methods. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of data from adult patients (≥18 years) on maintenance haemodialysis (>3 months) from 2004 to 2011. Results. There were 1568 patients...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168054/high-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-hypercalcaemia-race-and-mortality-in-south-african-maintenance-haemodialysis-patients
#17
Bala Waziri, Raquel Duarte, Saraladevi Naicker
Objective. To determine the association between serum total alkaline phosphatase (TAP) and mortality in African maintenance haemodialysis patients (MHD). Patients and Methods. The study enrolled a total of 213 patients on MHD from two dialysis centers in Johannesburg between January 2009 and March 2016. Patients were categorized into a low TAP group (≤112 U/L) versus a high TAP group (>112 U/L) based on a median TAP of 112 U/L. Results. During the follow-up period of 7 years, there were 55 (25.8%) deaths...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083150/serum-endocan-levels-associated-with-hypertension-and-loss-of-renal-function-in-pediatric-patients-after-two-years-from-renal-transplant
#18
Livia Victorino de Souza, Vanessa Oliveira, Aline Oliveira Laurindo, DelmaRegına Gomes Huarachı, Paulo Cesar Koch Nogueira, Luciana de Santis Feltran, José Osmar Medina-Pestana, Maria do Carmo Franco
Endocan is an important biomarker of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction that increases in association with several chronic diseases. Few published data have described the role of endocan in pediatric renal transplant (RT) patients. We evaluated the endocan concentrations in 62 children who underwent renal transplantation and assessed their relationships with the patients' blood pressure and loss of renal function. The endocan levels were significantly elevated in the pediatric RT patients who had hypertension and a loss of renal function...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042483/overview-of-pregnancy-in-renal-transplant-patients
#19
REVIEW
Silvi Shah, Prasoon Verma
Kidney transplantation offers best hope to women with end-stage renal disease who wish to become pregnant. Pregnancy in a kidney transplant recipient continues to remain challenging due to side effects of immunosuppressive medication, risk of deterioration of allograft function, risk of adverse maternal complications of preeclampsia and hypertension, and risk of adverse fetal outcomes of premature birth, low birth weight, and small for gestational age infants. The factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes include presence of hypertension, serum creatinine greater than 1...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042482/the-role-of-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-management-of-pharmacologic-poisonings
#20
REVIEW
Aibek E Mirrakhimov, Aram Barbaryan, Adam Gray, Taha Ayach
Pharmacologic toxicities are common and range from mild to life-threatening. The aim of this study is to review and update the data on the role of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the management of various pharmacologic poisonings. We aim to provide a focused review on the role of RRT in the management of pharmacological toxicities. Relevant publications were searched in MEDLINE with the following search terms alone or in combination: pharmacologic toxicity, hemodialysis, hemofiltration, renal replacement therapy, toxicology, poisonings, critical illness, and intensive care...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
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