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Metabolic causes of progression renal diseases

G Gambaro, D S Goldfarb, R Baccaro, J Hirsch, N Topilow, S D'Alonzo, G Gambassi, P M Ferraro
Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a cause of nephrocalcinosis, associated with hematuria, renal colic, pyelonephritis. There are rare and atypical MSK cases characterized by chronic severe pain (CP), whose features are unknown, in particular the relationship with the stone disease activity. This study analyzes a cohort of MSK-CP patients belonging to three North-America self-support Facebook groups. Patients had to self-administer an on-line questionnaire (on intensity, progression and MSK-associated conditions, stone-related disease, pain features, drug use), the Brief Pain Inventory, the Fatigue Severity Score, and Wisconsin Quality of Life (WQL) in stone formers questionnaires...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Josephine M Forbes, David R Thorburn
Globally, diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death. Despite this burden, the factors that precipitate the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) remain to be fully elucidated. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with kidney disease in nondiabetic contexts, and increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctional renal mitochondria are pathological mediators of DKD. These complex organelles have a broad range of functions, including the generation of ATP...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Xiaoqian Yang, Shan Mou
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and is currently the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Traditionally, DKD is considered a disease which has nothing to do with the immune system, and the pathogenesis is mainly characterized to be metabolic disturbance. Recent growing evidence indicates immunologic and inflammatory mechanisms in the development and progression of DKD. This overview of macrophages, dendritic cells, T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, neutrophils and mast cells is closely involved in the pathologic process of DKD, with more emphasis on the leucocyte accumulation and related molecular mechanisms...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
Hossein Tabriziani, Michael S Lipkowitz, Nhan Vuong
Oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathophysiological process of uremia and its complications, particularly in cardiovascular disease. The level of oxidative stress markers is known to increase as chronic kidney disease progresses and correlates significantly with the level of renal function. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are major modes of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease patients, but unfortunately they are also accompanied by increased oxidative stress. Successful kidney transplantation, however, results in near normalization of the antioxidant status and lipid metabolism by eliminating free radicals despite the surge of oxidative stress caused by the surgical procedure and ischemic injury to the organ during the operation...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
Kaoru Toyoda, Yusuke Suzuki, Kyotaka Muta, Taku Masuyama, Kochi Kakimoto, Akio Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Shoda, Shoichiro Sugai
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the complications of diabetes and is now the most common cause of end-stage renal disease. Fructose is a simple carbohydrate that is present in fruits and honey and is used as a sweetener because of its sweet taste. Fructose has been reported to have the potential to progress diabetes and DN in humans even though fructose itself does not increase postprandial plasma glucose levels. In this study, we investigated the effects of high fructose intake on the kidney of the Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) rats which have renal lesions similar to those in DN patients and compared these with the effects in normal SD rats...
2018: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
Ishan Lakhani, Mengqi Gong, Wing Tak Wong, George Bazoukis, Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Sunny Hei Wong, William K K Wu, Martin C S Wong, Kwok-Leung Ong, Tong Liu, Gary Tse
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor 21 is a signalling protein involved in cell differentiation, morphogenesis, proliferation and metabolism. Recent studies have associated increased levels of FGF21 in the development of cardiovascular diseases, whereas others have reported no significant associations. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the its value in predicting the risk of cardio-metabolic disorders and mortality. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched until 5th September 2017 for studies that evaluated the roles of FGF21 levels in cardio-metabolic disorders...
February 1, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Carlos Enrique Méndez Landa
BACKGROUND: From a clinical point of view, uric acid has been dismissed as a cause of injury and renal progression, and the mechanisms by which uric acid directly causes renal injury have not been fully understood. Hyperuricemia is associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Although it remains controversial whether hyperuricemia is a causal factor for kidney disease, kidneys play a major role in the regulation of serum uric acid levels...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Rajkumar Chinnadurai, James Ritchie, Darren Green, Philip A Kalra
Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an independent risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). NAFLD is threatening to become a major public health problem in association with the metabolic syndrome. The association of NAFLD with outcomes in patients with advanced CKD has not been evaluated. In this study, the prevalence of NAFLD and its impact on cardiovascular and renal outcomes and mortality were determined in a large secondary care CKD cohort...
January 30, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Yoshio Sumida, Masashi Yoneda
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent liver disease worldwide, and there is no approved pharmacotherapy. The efficacy of vitamin E and pioglitazone has been established in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive form of NAFLD. GLP-1RA and SGLT2 inhibitors, which are currently approved for use in diabetes, have shown early efficacy in NASH, and also have beneficial cardiovascular or renal effects. Innovative NASH therapies include four main pathways. The first approach is targeting hepatic fat accumulation...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
Sandrine Lemoine, Marine Panaye, Maud Rabeyrin, Elisabeth Errazuriz-Cerda, Bénédicte Mousson de Camaret, Philippe Petiot, Laurent Juillard, Fitsum Guebre-Egziabher
We report a case of a patient who had the mitochondrial cytopathy complex of neuropathy, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa (NARP) syndrome diagnosed at age 11 years with a biopsy-proven kidney involvement that progressed to end-stage renal disease at age 21 years. Mutations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are maternally inherited and lead to mitochondrial cytopathies with predominant neurologic manifestations: psychomotor retardation, epilepsy, ataxia, neuropathy, and myopathy. Given the ubiquitous nature of mitochondria, cellular dysfunction can also appear in tissues with high metabolic turnover; thus, there can be cardiac, digestive, ophthalmologic, and kidney complications...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Paola Romagnani, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Richard Glassock, Adeera Levin, Kitty J Jager, Marcello Tonelli, Ziad Massy, Christoph Wanner, Hans-Joachim Anders
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined by persistent urine abnormalities, structural abnormalities or impaired excretory renal function suggestive of a loss of functional nephrons. The majority of patients with CKD are at risk of accelerated cardiovascular disease and death. For those who progress to end-stage renal disease, the limited accessibility to renal replacement therapy is a problem in many parts of the world. Risk factors for the development and progression of CKD include low nephron number at birth, nephron loss due to increasing age and acute or chronic kidney injuries caused by toxic exposures or diseases (for example, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus)...
November 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Karima Zitouni, Mia Steyn, Kenneth A Earle
Diabetes is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the developed world. Promoters of the progression of kidney disease include the traditional profile of cardiovascular risk factors. However, the development of CKD and vulnerability to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is highly variable. Determinants of the susceptibility to ESRD may include non-traditional risk factors such as gene-environment interactions, socio-geographic factors and/or treatment strategies. We review the conflicting clinical relevance of studies implicating pathways related to oxidative stress...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Medica
Paraskevi Pavlakou, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Michael Mitsis, Evangelia Dounousi
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a multifactorial entity that occurs in a variety of clinical settings. Although AKI is not a usual reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission, it often complicates critically ill patients' clinical course requiring renal replacement therapy progressing sometimes to end-stage renal disease and increasing mortality. The causes of AKI in the group of ICU patients are further complicated from damaged metabolic state, systemic inflammation, sepsis, and hemodynamic dysregulations, leading to an imbalance that generates oxidative stress response...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Chiao-Yin Sun, Mei-Ling Cheng, Heng-Chih Pan, Jia-Hung Lee, Chin-Chan Lee
Protein-bound uremic toxins, indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate, increase oxidative stress and adversely affect chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular complications. In this study, we examined whether mitochondria are the target of indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate intoxication in vivo and in vitro. The kidneys of 10-week-old male B-6 mice with ½-nephrectomy treated with indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate were used for the animal study. Cultured human renal tubular cells were used for the in vitro study...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Negiin Pourafshar, Shirin Pourafshar, Manoocher Soleimani
The metabolism of a typical Western diet generates 50-100 mEq of acid (H+) per day, which must be excreted in the urine for the systemic acid-base to remain in balance. The 2 major mechanisms that are responsible for the renal elimination of daily acid under normal conditions are ammonium (NH4+) excretion and titratable acidity. In the presence of systemic acidosis, ammonium excretion is intensified and becomes the crucial mechanism for the elimination of acid. The impairment in NH4+ excretion is therefore associated with reduced acid excretion, which causes excess accumulation of acid in the body and consequently results in metabolic acidosis...
October 19, 2017: Nephron
Ming-Yang Chang, Albert C M Ong
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited cause of end-stage renal failure. Understanding the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of ADPKD could help to identify new targets for treatment. The classic cellular cystic phenotype includes changes in proliferation, apoptosis, fluid secretion, extracellular matrix and cilia function. Hoever, recent research, suggests that the cellular cystic phenotype could be broader and that changes, such as altered metabolism, autophagy, inflammation, oxidative stress and epigenetic modification, could play important roles in the processes of cyst initiation, cyst growth or disease progression...
August 29, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Isa Dietrich, Gustavo Arruda Braga, Fernanda Gomes de Melo, Ana Carolina Calmon da Costa Silva Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviewed very recent papers (2016) discussing or bringing clinical evidences of the possible common pathways leading to diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and increased mortality rates. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic patients with diabetic foot syndrome have a mortality rate greater than twofold when compared with non-ulcerated diabetics. In addition, the 5-year mortality rate following amputation is estimated at 39-68%, a life expectancy comparable to aggressive types of cancer or advanced congestive heart failure...
October 2, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Ling Li, Chengshi Wang, Hongliu Yang, Shuyun Liu, Yanrong Lu, Ping Fu, Jingping Liu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of ESRD; however, early intervention can greatly prevent the progression of DKD; thus, sensitive biomarkers for DKD are still required. This study was aimed at the identification of potential biomarkers and revelation of underlying pathways in DKD patients by non-targeted metabolomics. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to analyze urine obtained from the control and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and DKD patients, and the renal histological changes in DKD patients were assessed...
October 24, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
Yan-Lin Ren, Ding-Kun Wang, Hui Dong, Fu-Er Lu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a chronic renal microvascular complication associated with abnormal glucose metabolism, which is an important cause of end stage renal disease. Diabetes can damage the kidney through many ways, including renal vascular, glomerular, tubular, and renal interstitial damages. Therefore, a comprehensive treatment process must be taken for the treatment of DKD, and the selection of appropriate drugs has important significance in the treatment of DKD. Berberine has significant curative effect in the treatment of DKD, and the mechanism is related to the reduction of blood sugar, improvement of renal hemodynamics abnormality, regulation of blood lipid profile and the attenuation of systemic and local inflammation...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Lin An, Mei Zhou, Faiz M M T Marikar, Xue-Wen Hu, Qiu-Yun Miao, Ping Li, Jun Chen
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a common cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which can be triggered by oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated the renoprotective effect of the ethyl acetate extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza (EASM) on DN and examined the underlying molecular mechanism. We observed that EASM treatment attenuated metabolic abnormalities associated with hyperglycemic conditions in the experimental DN model. In streptozotocin (STZ)-induced mice, EASM treatment reduced albuminuria, improved renal function and alleviated the pathological alterations within the glomerulus...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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