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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921875/chronic-kidney-disease-and-incident-apparent-treatment-resistant-hypertension-among-blacks-data-from-the-jackson-heart-study
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Rikki M Tanner, Daichi Shimbo, Marguerite R Irvin, Tanya M Spruill, Samantha G Bromfield, Samantha R Seals, Bessie A Young, Paul Muntner
It is unclear whether black patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) vs those without CKD who take antihypertensive medication have an increased risk for apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (aTRH). The authors analyzed 1741 Jackson Heart Study participants without aTRH taking antihypertensive medication at baseline. aTRH was defined as uncontrolled blood pressure while taking three antihypertensive medication classes or taking four or more antihypertensive medication classes, regardless of blood pressure level...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918836/role-of-microalbuminuria-in-predicting-cardiovascular-mortality-in-individuals-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Tushar A Tuliani, Maithili Shenoy, Kevin Belgrave, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sadip Pant, Anthony Hilliard, Luis Afonso
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is related to cardiovascular mortality (CVM). We explored the role of microalbuminuria (MIA) as a predictor of long-term CVM in population with and without SCH with normal kidney function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey - III database (n = 6,812). Individuals younger than 40 years, thyroid-stimulating hormone levels ≥20 and ≤0.35mIU/L, estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/minute/1...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915230/albuminuria-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-non-diabetic-chronic-kidney-disease
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Meng-Jie Huang, Ri-Bao Wei, Jing Zhao, Ting-Yu Su, Qing-Ping Li, Xi Yang, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND Albuminuria has been associated with cardiovascular events, but whether such an association can be explained by endothelial dysfunction is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the relationship between the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) and biomarkers of endothelial function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS The cross-sectional associations of renal dysfunction and UACR with procoagulant and inflammatory factors were evaluated for 151 consecutive CKD (stage 3-5) patients...
September 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915220/predicting-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-with-red-cell-distribution-width-at-early-admission-stage
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Ting Zhang, Hua Liu, Dongyan Wang, Pengfei Zong, Changfeng Guo, Feng Wang, Deqing Wu, Maochun Tang, Jianjun Zhou, Yan Zhao
Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been proposed as an early prognosis marker with increased mortality in variety of pathophysiological conditions. We hypothesized that elevated RDW could be used in judging the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). We retrospectively and prospectively studied 545 and 72 AP patients, who were admitted to the Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, respectively. Compared with mild acute pancreatitis, significantly higher RDW was observed in patients with moderately severe acute pancreatitis and sever acute pancreatitis (14...
September 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912920/microalbuminuria-correlation-with-prevalence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-non-diabetics
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Pravin Kumar Jha, Tony Ete, Amit Malviya, Chandra Kumar Das, Swapan Kumar Saha, Dhanjit Nath, Manish Kapoor, Animesh Mishra
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that microalbuminuria (MAU) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in diabetics, hypertensive patients and in the general population. However, the correlation of MAU with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in non-diabetic patients has not been addressed in detail. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between MAU and severity of angiographically confirmed CAD in non-diabetic patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, which included 90 non-diabetic patients with documented CAD by coronary angiography...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912839/addition-of-nonalbumin-proteinuria-to-albuminuria-improves-prediction-of-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-progression
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Jong Ho Kim, Seo Young Oh, Eun Heui Kim, Min Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Jin Mi Kim, Yong Ki Kim, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is generally accepted as a sensitive marker of diabetic nephropathy but has limitations in predicting its progression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of nonalbumin proteinuria in addition to albuminuria for predicting the progression of type 2 diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR) were measured in 325 patients with type 2 diabetes and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) ≥30 mL/min/1...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904068/empagliflozin-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-established-cardiovascular-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Christoph Wanner, John M Lachin, Silvio E Inzucchi, David Fitchett, Michaela Mattheus, Jyothis T George, Hans-Juergen Woerle, Uli C Broedl, Maximilian von Eynatten, Bernard Zinman
Background -Empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME(®) trial. Urinary glucose excretion with empagliflozin decreases with declining renal function, resulting in less potency for glucose lowering in patients with kidney disease. We investigated the effects of empagliflozin on clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, established cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902040/long-term-rifaximin-therapy-as-a-primary-prevention-of-hepatorenal-syndrome
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El-Sayed Ibrahim, Ayman Alsebaey, Hassan Zaghla, Sabry Moawad Abdelmageed, Khalid Gameel, Eman Abdelsameea
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a severe complication of liver cirrhosis, with poor survival. Rifaximin is a gut-selective broad-spectrum antibiotic. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of rifaximin as a primary prevention of HRS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites were enrolled. They were randomized into two groups: control (n=40) and rifaximin group (n=40). Baseline liver function tests, renal function tests, complete blood count, international normalized ratio, urine analysis, and abdominal ultrasonography were carried out...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901886/consumption-of-whole-grains-fruit-and-vegetables-is-not-associated-with-indices-of-renal-function-in-the-population-based-longitudinal-doetinchem-study
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Gerrie-Cor M Herber-Gast, Marijke Boersma, W M Monique Verschuren, Coen D A Stehouwer, Ron T Gansevoort, Stephan J L Bakker, Annemieke M W Spijkerman
Emerging evidence suggests that diet and renal function are related. Little is known, however, about the association of consumption of whole grains, fruit and vegetables with urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) and changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We investigated this in a population-based cohort aged 26-65 years. Data were from 3787 participants from the Doetinchem cohort study, who were examined ≥3 times, 5 years apart. Consumption of food groups was assessed at each round with a validated FFQ...
September 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899432/prevalence-and-associations-of-microalbuminuria-in-proteinuria-negative-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-two-regional-hospitals-in-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nelsy T Efundem, Jules Clement N Assob, Vitalis F Feteh, Simeon-Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Microalbuminuria (MA) is the earliest clinical evidence of diabetic nephropathy, but most patients in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) only have access to much cheaper dipstick proteinuria as a means to screen for diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associations of MA among proteinuria-negative type 2 diabetic patients in a SSA setting. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients with type 2 diabetes screened negative for dipstick proteinuria in a primary healthcare hospital were assessed...
September 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894973/decreased-serum-extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-activity-is-associated-with-albuminuria-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Gang Feng, Jia-Lin Gao, Peng Zhang, Jian-Jun Huang, Li-Zhu Huang, Long Cheng, Chun Pu
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the activity of serum extracellular superoxide dismutase (ecSOD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and healthy subjects, and to determine the prospective association between baseline serum ecSOD activity and the subsequent risk of albuminuria progression in a cohort of Chinese T2DM patients. METHODS: A total of 458 T2DM patients and 100 healthy subjects were assessed. After a median follow-up of 7.7 months, 319 patients with baseline normoalbuminuria (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio [UACR] <30 mg/g) and 77 patients with baseline microalbuminuria (UACR = 30-299 mg/g) were divided into progression and non-progression groups according to UACR changes...
September 12, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893899/impact-of-age-and-target-organ-damage-on-prognostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-blood-pressure
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Thomas B Olesen, Jacob V Stidsen, Marie K Blicher, Manan Pareek, Susanne Rasmussen, Julie K K Vishram-Nielsen, Michael H Olsen
Markers of target-organ damage and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement improve cardiovascular risk stratification. The prevalence of target-organ damage and raised BP increases with aging. The study aim was to evaluate the impact of age and target-organ damage on the prognostic value of ambulatory BP. Markers of target-organ damage and ambulatory BP were measured in 1408 healthy people aged 41 or 51 (middle-aged group), and 61 or 71 (older group) years. The primary outcome was cardiovascular events after 16 years of follow-up, with data obtained from national registries...
September 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890661/association-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-polymorphisms-and-nephropathy-in-diabetic-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-south-india
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Mukta Wyawahare, Revathy Neelamegam, Saranya Vilvanathan, R Soundravally, A K Das, C Adithan
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms of the angiotensin-renin pathway have been thought to influence the development of diabetic nephropathy. However, there are conflicting results regarding this association in previous studies on populations with varying ethnicity. AIMS: Primary aim was to compare the frequency of distribution of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene (insertion/deletion [I/D]) polymorphism in Tamilian Indian type 2 diabetic individuals with and without microalbuminuria...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885376/clinicopathological-features-of-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-renal-diseases-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-nephrotic-range-proteinuria
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Yu Ho Lee, Ki-Pyo Kim, Yang Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Su Woong Jung, Eunji Park, Jin Sug Kim, Kyung-Hwan Jeong, Tae Won Lee, Chun-Gyoo Ihm, Young-Il Jo, Hoon-Young Choi, Hyeong-Cheon Park, So-Young Lee, Dong-Ho Yang, Joo-Hark Yi, Sang-Woong Han, Sang-Ho Lee
Heavy proteinuria with or without features of nephrotic syndrome is associated with many primary and systemic diseases. For diabetic patients, distinguishing nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) from diabetic nephropathy (DN) is important in choosing treatment modalities and determining renal prognosis. However, clinical relevance of heavy proteinuria is inconsistent with clinical DN assessments. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and renal outcomes of DN and NDRD in type 2 diabetic patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883431/association-between-body-mass-index-combined-with-albumin-creatinine-ratio-and-all-cause-mortality-in-chinese-population
#15
Jiachuan Xiong, Jinwei Wang, Jinghong Zhao, Luxia Zhang
The association between body mass index (BMI) combined with albumin: creatinine ratio (ACR) and all-cause mortality in the general population has not been established. To address this, we examined a representative sample from the general population of China. The study included 46,854 participants with a follow-up of 4.6 years. Compared to the normal weight with ACR <10 mg/g group (the reference group), the crude hazard ratios (HRs) for all-cause mortality for the underweight with ACR >10 mg/g, normal weight with ACR >10 mg/g, overweight with ACR >10 mg/g, and obese with ACR >10 mg/g groups, were 2...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878300/white-coat-and-masked-hypertension-are-associated-with-albuminuria-in-a-general-population-the-hisayama-study
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Jun Hata, Masayo Fukuhara, Satoko Sakata, Hisatomi Arima, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Koji Yonemoto, Naoko Mukai, Takanari Kitazono, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
Epidemiological and clinical studies have investigated the influence of hypertension on chronic kidney disease (CKD), but limited data are available for the associations of white-coat hypertension (WCHT), masked hypertension (MHT) and sustained hypertension (SHT) with kidney dysfunction in general populations. We examined the associations of these types of hypertension with CKD (albuminuria and reduction in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)) in a cross-sectional survey of 2974 community-dwelling Japanese aged ⩾40 years...
September 7, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875825/study-of-irisin-hormone-level-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-and-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy
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Salah Shelbaya, Manal Mohamed Abushady, Merhan Samy Nasr, Meram Mohamed Bekhet, Yasmine Abd-Al Mageed, Magdy Abbas
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy are associated with multifactorial abnormal energy metabolism. Irisin has been recently introduced as a hormone that is exercise induced and is secreted by skeletal muscles. It is hypothesized that patients with chronic kidney disease usually have abnormal irisin levels. AIM: We aimed to study the level of Irisin hormone in patients with type 2 diabetes and to document if it is related to diabetic nephropathy...
August 29, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865675/plasma-galectin-3-levels-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-incident-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Casey M Rebholz, Elizabeth Selvin, Menglu Liang, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, David Aguilar, John W McEvoy, Morgan E Grams, Josef Coresh
Galectin-3 has been proposed as a novel biomarker of heart failure and cardiac fibrosis, and may also be associated with fibrosis of other organs such as the kidney. To determine this, we prospectively analyzed data from 9,148 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study participants with measured plasma galectin-3 levels (baseline, visit 4, 1996-98) and without prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) or heart failure. We identified 1,983 incident CKD cases through December 31, 2013 over a median follow-up of 16 years...
August 30, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860731/egfrs-from-asian-modified-ckd-epi-and-chinese-modified-ckd-epi-equations-were-associated-better-with-hypertensive-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Hongwei Ji, Han Zhang, Jing Xiong, Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Bin Bai, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: With increasing age, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline is a frequent manifestation and is strongly associated with other preclinical target organ damage (TOD). In literature, many equations exist in assessing patients' eGFR. However, these equations were mainly derived and validated in the population from Western countries, which equation should be used for risk stratification in the Chinese population remains unclear, as well as their comparison. Considering that TOD is a good marker for risk stratification in the elderly, in this analysis, we aimed to investigate whether the recent eGFR equations derived from Asian and Chinese are better associated with preclinical TOD than the other equations in elderly Chinese...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858981/individualizing-treatment-choices-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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João Pedro Ferreira, John Gregson, Kévin Duarte, François Gueyffier, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Stuart Pocock
BACKGROUND: Any treatment decision should be tailored to the individual patients' characteristics. A personalized approach aims to help better selecting the patients who are likely to benefit most from a treatment decision. In the systolic blood pressure intervention trial, intensive treatment reduced the rate of major cardiovascular events, but increased the rate of serious adverse events (SAEs). OBJECTIVES: To assess the trade-off between efficacy and safety to simultaneously quantify an individual patient's absolute benefit and absolute harm, helping clinicians making better therapeutic choices in daily practice...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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