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Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717516/costs-associated-with-intravenous-darbepoetin-versus-epoetin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Andrea L Woodland, Sean W Murphy, Bryan M Curtis, Brendan J Barrett
BACKGROUND: Anemia of chronic kidney disease is associated with adverse outcomes and a reduced quality of life. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have improved anemia management, and 2 agents are available in Canada, epoetin alfa (EPO) and darbepoetin alfa (DA). EPO and DA are considered equally effective in achieving target hemoglobin (Hb), but it is not clear whether there is a cost difference. There have been few head-to-head comparisons; most published studies are observational switch studies...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717515/changing-needs-for-information-and-support-in-an-online-system-for-parents-of-children-with-kidney-disease
#2
Maury Pinsk, David Nicholas
BACKGROUND: Pediatric chronic kidney disease is psychologically, financially, and physically demanding on parents providing care. Parents often feel isolated because of the rarity of the condition, and geographic isolation often compounds this perception in Canada. Many parents seek assistance online for both information and social support. OBJECTIVE: This study examines an online portal, titled "Ability Online," which was designed to provide support and information to a diverse group of parents using chat facilities, bulletin boards, and e-mail...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660072/study-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-renal-transplantation-a-prospective-multicenter-study-to-determine-the-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-ontario-canada
#3
Christine M Ribic, David Holland, John Howell, Anthony Jevnikar, S Joseph Kim, Greg Knoll, Brenda Lee, Jeffrey Zaltzman, Azim S Gangji
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are at significantly higher risk for morbidity and mortality compared with the general population, largely attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Previous estimates of CVD events have come from health care databases and retrospective studies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to prospectively determine the prevalence of risk factors and incidence of CVD events in a Canadian cohort of RTRs. DESIGN: Study of Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Transplantation (SCORe) was a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter observational study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616250/potential-role-of-serum-and-urinary-biomarkers-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#4
REVIEW
Carole G Campion, Oraly Sanchez-Ferras, Sri N Batchu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease caused by alterations in kidney architecture and function, and constitutes one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of this review is to summarize the state of the art of the DN-biomarker field with a focus on the new strategies that enhance the sensitivity of biomarkers to predict patients who will develop DN or are at risk of progressing to ESRD. OBJECTIVE: In this review, we provide a description of the pathophysiology of DN and propose a panel of novel putative biomarkers associated with DN pathophysiology that have been increasingly investigated for diagnosis, to predict disease progression or to provide efficient personal treatment...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616249/quality-of-care-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-retrospective-cohort-study-from-ontario-canada
#5
Danielle M Nash, Scott Brimble, Maureen Markle-Reid, Eric McArthur, Karen Tu, Gihad E Nesrallah, Allan Grill, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease may not be receiving recommended primary renal care. OBJECTIVE: To use recently established primary care quality indicators for chronic kidney disease to determine the proportion of patients receiving recommended renal care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using administrative data with linked laboratory information. SETTING: The study was conducted in Ontario, Canada, from 2006 to 2012...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607687/glomerular-filtration-rate-trends-during-follow-up-in-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
#6
Sulaiman Alsaidi, Daniel Wagner, Silviu Grisaru, Julian Midgley, Lorraine Hamiwka, Andrew Wade, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Susan Samuel
BACKGROUND: Overall prognosis of children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) is regarded as generally favorable. However, only a few recent studies have evaluated changes in kidney function and blood pressure over time in children with SSNS. OBJECTIVES: We describe clinical features of SSNS patients and characterize changes in calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and use of antihypertensive medications during follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607686/improving-care-for-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-chronic-kidney-disease-using-electronic-medical-record-interventions-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-trial-protocol
#7
Danielle M Nash, Noah M Ivers, Jacqueline Young, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, Amit X Garg, Karen Tu
BACKGROUND: Many patients with or at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care setting are not receiving recommended care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether a multifaceted, low-cost intervention compared with usual care improves the care of patients with or at risk for CKD in the primary care setting. DESIGN: A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial, with an embedded qualitative process evaluation, will be conducted...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540060/microparticle-formation-in-peritoneal-dialysis-a-proof-of-concept-study
#8
Shareef Akbari, Rima Abou-Arkoub, Suzy Sun, Swapnil Hiremath, Arkadiy Reunov, Brendan B McCormick, Marcel Ruzicka, Dylan Burger
BACKGROUND: Injury to the mesothelial layer of the peritoneal membrane during peritoneal dialysis (PD) is implicated in loss of ultrafiltration capacity, but there are no validated biomarkers for mesothelial cell injury. Microparticles (MPs) are 0.1 to 1.0 µm membrane vesicles shed from the cell surface following injury and are sensitive markers of tissue damage. Formation of MPs in the peritoneal cavity during PD has not been reported to date. METHODS: We designed a single-center, proof of concept study to assess whether peritoneal solution exposure induces formation of mesothelial MPs suggestive of PD membrane injury...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540059/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#9
EDITORIAL
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan L Furth, Carmine Zoccali
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and also for chronic kidney disease (CKD). A high body mass index is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset CKD. In individuals affected by obesity, a compensatory hyperfiltration occurs to meet the heightened metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increase in intraglomerular pressure can damage the kidneys and raise the risk of developing CKD in the long term...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540058/trends-in-the-management-of-patients-with-kidney-failure-in-alberta-canada-2004-2013
#10
Christy C Chong, Helen Tam-Tham, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Robert G Weaver, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Marcello Tonelli, Robert R Quinn, Liam Manns, Braden J Manns
BACKGROUND: Based on clinical practice guidelines, specific quality indicators are examined to assess the performance of a health care system for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We examined trends in the proportion of patients with ESRD referred late to nephrology, timing of dialysis initiation in those with chronic kidney disease, and proportion of patients with ESRD treated with pre-emptive kidney transplantation or peritoneal dialysis (PD). Design:: This was a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540057/rituximab-in-minimal-change-disease-mechanisms-of-action-and-hypotheses-for-future-studies
#11
REVIEW
Nima Madanchi, Martin Bitzan, Tomoko Takano
Treatment with rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against the B-lymphocyte surface protein CD20, leads to the depletion of B cells. Recently, rituximab was reported to effectively prevent relapses of glucocorticoid-dependent or frequently relapsing minimal change disease (MCD). MCD is thought to be T-cell mediated; how rituximab controls MCD is not understood. In this review, we summarize key clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of rituximab in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, mainly MCD. We then discuss immunological features of this disease and potential mechanisms of action of rituximab in its treatment based on what is known about the therapeutic action of rituximab in other immune-mediated disorders...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491341/validation-of-the-kidney-failure-risk-equation-in-manitoba
#12
Reid H Whitlock, Mariette Chartier, Paul Komenda, Jay Hingwala, Claudio Rigatto, Randy Walld, Allison Dart, Navdeep Tangri
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk to progress to kidney failure. We previously developed the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to predict progression to kidney failure in patients referred to nephrologists. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the ability of the KFRE to discriminate which patients will progress to kidney failure in an unreferred population. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using administrative databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491340/the-financial-impact-of-advanced-kidney-disease-on-canada-pension-plan-and-private-disability-insurance-costs
#13
Braden Manns, Susan Q McKenzie, Flora Au, Pamela M Gignac, Lawrence Ian Geller
BACKGROUND: Many working-age individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are unable to work, or are only able to work at a reduced capacity and/or with a reduction in time at work, and receive disability payments, either from the Canadian government or from private insurers, but the magnitude of those payments is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit and private disability insurance benefits paid to Canadians with advanced kidney failure, and how feasible improvements in prevention, identification, and early treatment of CKD and increased use of kidney transplantation might mitigate those costs...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491339/the-clinical-epidemiology-and-30-day-outcomes-of-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
#14
Frank Xavier Scheuermeyer, Eric Grafstein, Brian Rowe, Jay Cheyne, Brian Grunau, Aaron Bradford, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality and dialysis in hospitalized patients but has been little explored in the emergency department (ED) setting. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the risk factors, prevalence, management, and outcomes in the ED population, and to identify the proportion of AKI patients who were discharged home with no renal-specific follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative and laboratory databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491338/setting-new-directions-for-research-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-results-from-a-national-workshop
#15
Susan M Samuel, Tomoko Takano, Shannon Scott, Genevieve Benoit, Martin Bitzan, Cherry Mammen, Laurel Ryan, Catherine Morgan
BACKGROUND: We report on the proceedings of a national workshop held in Canada with the aims to identify priorities for research in childhood nephrotic syndrome and to develop a national strategy to address these priorities. METHODS: A diverse group of participants attended the meeting, including patients, family members, researchers, and health care providers. We used small group discussions to explore priorities as perceived by patients and families and by health care providers and researchers...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491337/kidney-disease-among-registered-m%C3%A3-tis-citizens-of-ontario-a-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Jade S Hayward, Eric McArthur, Danielle M Nash, Jessica M Sontrop, Storm J Russell, Saba Khan, Jennifer D Walker, Gihad E Nesrallah, Manish M Sood, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND: Indigenous peoples in Canada have higher rates of kidney disease than non-Indigenous Canadians. However, little is known about the risk of kidney disease specifically in the Métis population in Canada. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of chronic kidney disease and incidence of acute kidney injury and end-stage kidney disease among registered Métis citizens in Ontario and a matched sample from the general Ontario population. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study using data from the Métis Nation of Ontario's Citizenship Registry and administrative databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491336/opportunities-for-engaging-patients-in-kidney-research
#17
REVIEW
Maryam N Demian, Ngan N Lam, Fabrice Mac-Way, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Nicolas Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of the rationale for engaging patients in research as well as to review the established and envisioned advantages and strategies for patient-researcher partnerships. The authors of this article, which include a patient and 4 researchers in kidney disease, discuss the expected benefits and opportunities for patient engagement in their respective research programs. The 4 research programs span the spectrum of kidney disease and focus on enhancing bone health, increasing living donor kidney transplants, improving medication adherence, and preventing kidney transplant rejection...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491335/the-risk-of-acute-rejection-following-kidney-transplant-by-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-status-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Deborah Zimmerman, Andrew A House, S Joseph Kim, Ronald A Booth, Tinghua Zhang, Tim Ramsay, Greg Knoll
BACKGROUND: Prediction of acute kidney transplant rejection remains imperfect despite several known risk factors. There is an increasing appreciation of the potential importance of the vitamin D pathway in immunological disease and transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D with acute rejection. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three academic adult kidney transplant programs in Ontario, Canada, were chosen...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491334/increasing-the-rate-of-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-ontario-donor-and-recipient-identified-barriers-and-solutions
#19
Leah E Getchell, Susan Q McKenzie, Jessica M Sontrop, Jade S Hayward, Megan K McCallum, Amit X Garg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To hear from living kidney donors and recipients about what they perceive are the barriers to living donor kidney transplantation, and how patients can develop and lead innovative solutions to increase the rate and enhance the experiences of living donor kidney transplantation in Ontario. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A one-day patient-led workshop on March 10th, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. METHODS: Participants who were previously engaged in priority-setting exercises were invited to the meeting by patient lead, Sue McKenzie...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321327/physical-activity-in-patients-treated-with-peritoneal-dialysis-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#20
Tharshika Thangarasa, Rameez Imtiaz, Swapnil Hiremath, Deborah Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic diseases are known to benefit from exercise. Despite a lack of compelling evidence, patients with end-stage kidney disease treated with peritoneal dialysis are often discouraged from participating in exercise programs that include resistance training due to concerns about the development of hernias and leaks. The actual effects of physical activity with or without structured exercise programs for these patients remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to more completely define the risks and benefits of physical activity in the end-stage kidney disease population treated with peritoneal dialysis...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
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