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International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30310302/serial-changes-in-vessel-walls-of-renal-arteries-after-catheter-based-renal-artery-denervation-insights-from-volumetric-computed-tomography-analysis
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Yu Kataoka, Sinny Delacroix, Samuel Sidharta, Jordan Andrews, Stephen J Nicholls, Costas P Tsioufis, Vasilios Papademetriou, Stephen G Worthley
Aim: Radiofrequency ablation of peri-arterial renal autonomic nerves has been studied as a potential therapeutic option for resistant hypertension. While recent clinical trials have reported its efficacy, there is paucity of data addressing the effects of the procedure on renal arteries, such as changes in vessel and lumen areas. Herein, the effect of atheroma burden on renal arteries after renal denervation was assessed using computed tomography (CT) imaging. Materials and methods: Serial renal artery CT imaging was conducted in 38 patients from the EnligHTN™ I study, a prospective, multicenter study evaluating the efficacy of the EnligHTN multi-electrode radiofrequency ablation catheter in resistant hypertensive subjects...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30288081/renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#2
Joshua Dill, Billie Bixby, Huthayfa Ateeli, Benjamin Sarsah, Khushboo Goel, Ryan Buckley, Ilya Finkelshteyn, Bijin Thajudeen, Pradeep V Kadambi, Christian Bime
Background: Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who develop acute kidney injury have increased mortality and frequently require renal replacement therapy (RRT). The optimal timing for initiation of RRT after onset of ARDS to improve survival is not known. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data on patients admitted to our health system over a 2-year period. Individual charts were carefully reviewed to ascertain that patients met the Berlin criteria for ARDS and to categorize RRT utilization...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30288080/clinical-value-of-a-serum-anti-pla2r-antibody-in-the-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-primary-membranous-nephropathy-in-adults
#3
Xueping Wu, Lei Liu, Yaling Guo, Lijuan Yang
Objective: To compare the positive rate of anti-PLA2R antibodies in patients with primary membranous nephropathy (PMN), secondary membranous nephropathy (SMN), and non-membrane nephropathy (non-MN); evaluate serum anti-PLA2R antibodies in the diagnosis of PMN; quantify the serum anti-PLA2R antibody levels during the treatment of PMN patients; and evaluate the clinical value of monitoring changes in serum anti-PLA2R antibody quantification levels. Methods: The kidney tissue was collected by kidney biopsy...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30147354/effects-of-tolvaptan-on-renal-function-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-volume-overload
#4
Shunji Suzuki, Norio Hanafusa, Kenji Kubota, Ken Tsuchiya, Kosaku Nitta
Background: Fluid overload in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is generally controlled by diuretics, with potentially harmful effects on renal function. The efficacy of tolvaptan, a vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist and aquaretic, has not been evaluated for fluid control in CKD with reduced renal function. Methods: Each patient from a group of 24 CKD patients on tolvaptan 15 mg/d plus conventional diuretics (T group) was matched by age and sex with a patient from a group of 24 CKD patients on conventional nonaquaretic diuretics alone not associated to tolvaptan other than tolvaptan (C group)...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30147353/takayasu-s-disease-effects-on-the-kidneys-current-perspectives
#5
REVIEW
Gioacchino Li Cavoli, Giuseppe Mulè, Mario Giuseppe Vallone, Flavia Caputo
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis disease of unknown etiology. Clinically significant renal disease is relatively common, and renovascular hypertension is the major renal problem. The assessment of TA activity is usually challenging because vascular inflammation may progress to fixed vascular injury without findings of active disease. Until now, the best therapeutic options have not been identified. This review highlights the current perspectives of renal involvement in TA.
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30147352/acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-patients-narrative-review-on-incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality
#6
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Laís Gabriela Yokota, Beatriz Mota Sampaio, Erica Pires Rocha, André Luís Balbi, Iara Ranona Sousa Prado, Daniela Ponce
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by a sudden renal dysfunction with consequent increase of nitrogenous products, hydroelectrolytic and acid-base disorders. Its prevalence is high in hospitalized populations (4.9%-7.2%), especially in intensive care units (ICUs). Despite all the technical and therapeutic advances that have occurred in the last few decades, the overall mortality of AKI patients remains high, reaching 80% in ICU patients. Several conditions predispose a patient to progress with AKI, including age, sepsis, surgeries, and comorbidities, such as systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, neoplasia, and chronic renal disease...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30147351/inflammatory-milieu-in-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-prospective-single-center-study
#7
Ashraf O Oweis, Sameeha A Alshelleh, Ammar K Daoud, Mahmoud M Smadi, Karem H Alzoubi
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by contrast exposure is a common problem, which may cause a significant increase in patients in-hospital stay and therefore the cost of treatment. This study was conducted to evaluate the role of inflammation, inflammatory markers in predicting contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). This is a prospective study that was carried out in a major tertiary referral hospital in Jordan. Methods: Clinical data, blood and urine samples were collected from all patients admitted to the cardiology unit...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30087575/relationship-of-inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-to-ultrafiltration-volume-achieved-in-critically-ill-hemodialysis-patients
#8
Matthew J Kaptein, John S Kaptein, Zayar Oo, Elaine M Kaptein
Background: Ultrasound (US) assessment of intravascular volume may improve volume management of dialysis patients. We investigated the relationship of intravascular volume evaluated by inferior vena cava (IVC) US to net volume changes with intermittent hemodialysis (HD) in critically ill patients. Methods: A retrospective cohort of 113 intensive care unit patients in 244 encounters had clinical assessment of intravascular volume followed by US of respiratory/ventilatory variation of IVC diameter, and had HD within 24 h...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30038514/atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-and-its-correlates-in-stable-black-south-african-kidney-transplant-recipients
#9
Stephen Olawale Oguntola, Muzamil Olamide Hassan, Raquel Duarte, Therese Dix-Peek, Caroline Dickens, Gbenga Olorunfemi, Ahmed Vachiat, Graham Paget, Pravin Manga, Saraladevi Naicker
Background: Despite remarkable improvement in renal function attributable to kidney transplantation, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remains high in the post-transplant period. Aggressive use of statins in KTRs may make lipoprotein ratios correlate better with atherosclerotic vascular disease (AsVD) when compared with traditional lipid profile parameters. We therefore evaluated the clinical and echocardiographic correlates of AsVD among non-diabetic, stable, black KTRs in South Africa...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29928142/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-challenges-and-solutions
#10
REVIEW
William L Salzer
Peritoneal dialysis is an effective treatment modality for patients with end-stage renal disease. The relative use of peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis varies widely by country. Data from a 2004 survey reports the percentage of patients with end-stage renal disease treated with peritoneal dialysis to be 5%-10% in economically developed regions like the US and Western Europe to as much as 75% in Mexico. This disparity is probably related to the availability and access to hemodialysis, or in some cases patient preference for peritoneal over hemodialysis...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29861638/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-nigeria-systematic-review-of-population-based-studies
#11
REVIEW
Innocent Ijezie Chukwuonye, Okechukwu Samuel Ogah, Ernest Ndukaife Anyabolu, Kenneth Arinze Ohagwu, Ogbonna Collins Nwabuko, Uwa Onwuchekwa, Miracle Erinma Chukwuonye, Emmanuel Chukwuebuka Obi, Efosa Oviasu
Background: The aim of this study was to identify and discuss published population-based studies carried out in Nigeria that have information on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and have also used the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) practice guidelines in defining CKD, with emphasis on the performance of three estimating equations for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) - Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Cock-croft-Gault, and CKD epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI) creatinine equation...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760559/smoking-and-outcomes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-post-hoc-survival-analysis-of-the-favorit-trial
#12
Larry A Weinrauch, Brian Claggett, Jiankang Liu, Peter V Finn, Matthew R Weir, Daniel E Weiner, John A D'Elia
Background: Tobacco use remains an international health problem with between 10% and 40% of adults currently using tobacco. Given the rising number of patients either awaiting or having received a kidney transplant and the absence of smoking cessation as the criterion for transplantation in guidelines, we explored the association between smoking status and clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Patients and methods: In this post hoc analysis of the Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction in Transplant trial, the associations between smoking status, defined as never having smoked, formerly or currently smoking, and both all-cause mortality and graft survival were assessed using Cox proportional hazards models...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731657/prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhotic-patients-a-new-score-combining-renal-liver-and-inflammatory-markers
#13
Joana Gameiro, José Agapito Fonseca, Joana Monteiro Dias, Maria João Melo, Sofia Jorge, José Velosa, José António Lopes
Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and is associated with poor prognosis. A risk prediction score combining values easily measured at admission could be valuable to stratify patients for prevention, monitoring and early intervention, ultimately improving patient care and outcomes. The aim of this study was to develop a risk score for AKI in a cohort of cirrhotic patients. Patients and methods: We cross-examined the data from a retrospective analysis of 186 patients with cirrhosis admitted to the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte from January 2003 to December 2005...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695925/primary-iga-nephropathy-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
#14
REVIEW
Rose S Penfold, Maria Prendecki, Stephen McAdoo, Frederick Wk Tam
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, exhibiting a variable clinical and pathological course and significantly contributing to the global burden of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Current standards of care focus on optimization of antihypertensive and antiproteinuric therapies (typically renin- angiotensin system blockade) to reduce disease progression. Much recent attention has focused on whether additional immunosuppression confers better outcomes than supportive management alone, and indeed, several trials have demonstrated renoprotective effects following the use of oral corticosteroids...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670389/fgf23-modulates-the-effects-of-erythropoietin-on-gene-expression-in-renal-epithelial-cells
#15
Mitsuru Yashiro, Masaki Ohya, Toru Mima, Yumi Ueda, Yuri Nakashima, Kazuki Kawakami, Yohei Ishizawa, Shuto Yamamoto, Sou Kobayashi, Takurou Yano, Yusuke Tanaka, Kouji Okuda, Tomohiro Sonou, Tomohiro Shoshihara, Yuko Iwashita, Yu Iwashita, Kouichi Tatsuta, Ryo Matoba, Shigeo Negi, Takashi Shigematsu
Background: FGF23 plays an important role in calcium-phosphorus metabolism. Other roles of FGF23 have recently been reported, such as commitment to myocardium enlargement and immunological roles in the spleen. In this study, we aimed to identify the roles of FGF23 in the kidneys other than calcium-phosphorus metabolism. Methods: DNA microarrays and bioinformatics tools were used to analyze gene expression in mIMCD3 mouse renal tubule cells following treatment with FGF23, erythropoietin and/or an inhibitor of ERK...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588610/unmet-service-needs-evaluated-by-case-managers-among-disabled-patients-on-hemodialysis-in-japan
#16
Hidehiro Sugisawa, Toshio Shinoda, Yumiko Shimizu, Tamaki Kumagai, Hiroaki Sugisaki, Seiji Ohira
Background: This study aimed to investigate the levels of unmet needs for home and community-based services (HCBS) evaluated by case managers (CMs) among disabled patients on hemodialysis (DPHD) and to examine factors related to unmet needs. Unmet needs for HCBS were defined as situations in which patients do not use or underuse HCBS despite needing them. Candidates for the factors relating to unmet needs for HCBS included three dimensions: predisposing, enabling, and need factors. Methods: Self-administrated questionnaires were collected from 391 CMs of DPHD certified with long-term care insurance...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559807/bold-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-nephrology
#17
REVIEW
Michael E Hall, Jennifer H Jordan, Luis A Juncos, W Gregory Hundley, John E Hall
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, a non-invasive modality that provides anatomic and physiologic information, is increasingly used for diagnosis of pathophysiologic conditions and for understanding renal physiology in humans. Although functional MR imaging methods were pioneered to investigate the brain, they also offer powerful techniques for investigation of other organ systems such as the kidneys. However, imaging the kidneys provides unique challenges due to potential complications from contrast agents. Therefore, development of non-contrast techniques to study kidney anatomy and physiology is important...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559806/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-impact-and-management-challenges-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Zhong Sheng Goh, Konstadina Griva
Psychiatric disorders commonly co-exist with the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Research on depression and CKD has increased to a great extent. Multiple studies have demonstrated that depression is more prevalent in CKD and that end-stage renal disease is a robust risk factor for adverse outcomes such as hospitalization and mortality, yet these are often underdiagnosed or untreated. This review provides a selective overview on the prevalence rates of depression and anxiety in patients with CKD and across renal replacement therapies, the factors most consistently associated with symptoms of distress and their clinical implications...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497325/the-importance-of-the-thick-ascending-limb-of-henle-s-loop-in-renal-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#19
REVIEW
Miriam Zacchia, Giovanna Capolongo, Luca Rinaldi, Giovambattista Capasso
The thick ascending limb (TAL) of Henle's loop is a crucial segment for many tasks of the nephron. Indeed, the TAL is not only a mainstay for reabsorption of sodium (Na+ ), potassium (K+ ), and divalent cations such as calcium (Ca2+ ) and magnesium (Mg2+ ) from the luminal fluid, but also has an important role in urine concentration, overall acid-base homeostasis, and ammonia cycle. Transcellular Na+ transport along the TAL is a prerequisite for Na+ , K+ , Ca2+ , Mg2+ homeostasis, and water reabsorption, the latter through its contribution in the generation of the cortico-medullar osmotic gradient...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440923/managing-hyperparathyroidism-in-hemodialysis-role-of-etelcalcetide
#20
REVIEW
Keith E Eidman, James B Wetmore
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is common in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis and is associated with adverse outcomes. Currently, SHPT is managed by reducing circulating levels of phosphate with oral binders and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with vitamin D analogs and/or the calcimimetic cinacalcet. Etelcalcetide, a novel calcimimetic administered intravenously (IV) at the end of a hemodialysis treatment session, effectively reduces PTH in clinical trials when given thrice weekly. Additional clinical effects include reductions in circulating levels of phosphate and FGF-23 and an improved profile of markers of bone turnover...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
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