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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723973/hypoalbuminemia-at-admission-predicts-the-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mi-Yeon Yu, Sung Woo Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Ho Jun Chin, Sejoong Kim
BACKGROUND: Development of acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with poor outcomes. We aimed to determine whether hypoalbuminemia (HA) at admission could be a risk factor for the development of AKI and mortality in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We enrolled patients who were admitted to Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from January 2013 to December 2013. HA at admission was defined as a serum albumin level < 3.4 mg/dL measured within two days after admission...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722290/development-of-a-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-prediction-model-and-tools-for-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Weng Yee Chin, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
AIMS: Evidence-based cardiovascular diseases(CVD) risk prediction models and tools specific for Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) are currently unavailable. This study aimed to develop and validate a CVD risk prediction model for Chinese T2DM patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 137 935 Chinese patients aged 18-79 years with T2DM and without prior history of CVD, who had received public primary care services between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721346/prediction-of-survival-following-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Wa'el Tuqan, Ayoub Innabi, Alia Alawneh, Fadi Abu Farsakh, Maan Al-Khatib
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain is an intervention used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. This study aims to explore survival after biliary drain insertion, predictive factors of survival and effectiveness to reduce total bilirubin level. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who had malignant biliary obstruction and received biliary drain during the time period between March 2005 and February 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721043/preparation-of-exenatide-loaded-linear-poly-ethylene-glycol-brush-poly-l-lysine-block-copolymer-potential-implications-on-diabetic-nephropathy
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Fei Tong
The poly(ethylene glycol)-b-brush poly(l-lysine) polymer (PEG-b-(PELG50-g-PLL3)) was synthesized and evaluated as a nanocarrier for prolonging delivery of exenatide through the abdominal subcutaneous injection route. The isoelectric point of exenatide was 4.86, and exenatide could combine with PEG-b-(PELG50-g-PLL3) polymers via electrostatic interactions at pH 7.4. This polymer was a good candidate for achieving prolonged drug delivery for exenatide, considering its high molecular weight. Besides the physicochemical characterization of the polymer, in vitro and in vivo applications were researched as a sustained exenatide delivery system...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719619/diagnostic-utility-of-corneal-confocal-microscopy-and-intra-epidermal-nerve-fibre-density-in-diabetic-neuropathy
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Uazman Alam, Maria Jeziorska, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Omar Asghar, Hassan Fadavi, Georgios Ponirakis, Andrew Marshall, Mitra Tavakoli, Andrew J M Boulton, Nathan Efron, Rayaz A Malik
OBJECTIVES: Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) is a rapid, non-invasive, reproducible technique that quantifies small nerve fibres. We have compared the diagnostic capability of CCM against a range of established measures of nerve damage in patients with diabetic neuropathy. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, thirty subjects with Type 1 diabetes without neuropathy (T1DM), thirty one T1DM subjects with neuropathy (DSPN) and twenty seven non-diabetic healthy control subjects underwent detailed assessment of neuropathic symptoms and neurologic deficits, quantitative sensory testing (QST), electrophysiology, skin biopsy and corneal confocal microscopy (CCM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716801/diabetes-mellitus-microalbuminuria-and-subclinical-cardiac-disease-identification-and-monitoring-of-individuals-at-risk-of-heart-failure
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, David P Ripley, Laura E Dobson, Pankaj Garg, Tarique A Musa, Klaus K Witte, Mark T Kearney, Julian H Barth, Ramzi Ajjan, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) have increased risk of heart failure. We hypothesized this was because of cardiac tissue changes rather than silent coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a case-controlled observational study 130 subjects including 50 ACR+ve diabetes mellitus patients with persistent microalbuminuria (ACR >2.5 mg/mol in males and >3.5 mg/mol in females, ≥2 measurements, no previous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone therapy, 50 ACR-ve diabetes mellitus patients and 30 controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance for investigation of myocardial fibrosis, ischemia and infarction, and echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716631/measures-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-artery-disease-a-collaborative-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana H Ballew, Josef Coresh, Hisatomi Arima, Johan Ärnlöv, Massimo Cirillo, Natalie Ebert, Jade S Hiramoto, Heejin Kimm, Michael G Shlipak, Frank L J Visseren, Ron T Gansevoort, Csaba P Kovesdy, Varda Shalev, Mark Woodward, Florian Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease. We aimed to quantify the independent and joint associations of two measures of chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] and albuminuria) with the incidence of peripheral artery disease. METHODS: In this collaborative meta-analysis of international cohorts included in the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (baseline measurements obtained between 1972 and 2014) with baseline measurements of eGFR and albuminuria, at least 1000 participants (this criterion not applied to cohorts exclusively enrolling patients with chronic kidney disease), and at least 50 peripheral artery disease events, we analysed adult participants without peripheral artery disease at baseline at the individual patient level with Cox proportional hazards models to quantify associations of creatinine-based eGFR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and dipstick proteinuria with the incidence of peripheral artery disease (including hospitalisation with a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication, leg revascularisation, and leg amputation)...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715448/effect-of-synergistic-interaction-between-abnormal-adiposity-related-metabolism-and-prediabetes-on-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
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Jong Wook Choi, Il Hwan Oh, Chang Hwa Lee, Joon-Sung Park
Central obesity and related metabolic components are important risks for microalbuminuria. To describe the effects of interactions between central obesity and related metabolic components on microalbuminuria, we conducted a nation-wide, population-based interaction analysis using cardio-metabolic index (CMI) as a candidate indicator of central obesity and related abnormal lipid metabolism. We recruited native Koreans aged 20 years or older with no medical illness. A total of 5398 participants were divided into quintiles according to CMI with sex as a covariate factor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710178/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-attenuate-progression-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Tarec K Elajami, Abdulhamied Alfaddagh, Dharshan Lakshminarayan, Michael Soliman, Madhuri Chandnani, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The current study evaluated whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation attenuates progression of albuminuria in subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred sixty-two subjects with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either Lovaza (1.86 g of EPA and 1.5 g of DHA daily) or no Lovaza (control) for 1 year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706364/prediction-of-preeclampsia-in-early-pregnancy-by-estimating-the-spot-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio
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Nupur Gupta, Taru Gupta, Deepti Asthana
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a spot urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) measured before 20 weeks of gestation can predict subsequent development of preeclampsia. METHODS: The ACR was determined from midstream urine sample taken between 17 and 20 weeks of gestation. Urine albumin was measured by immunoturbidimetric method using commercially available kit (Beckman Coulter) through Beckman AU 480 fully automated biochemistry analyzer. Urine creatinine was measured by modified kinetic Jaffe reaction without deproteinization...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703124/comparison-between-the-effects-of-hydrochlorothiazide-and-indapamide-on-the-kidney-in-hypertensive-patients-inadequately-controlled-with-losartan
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S Wang, J Li, X Zhou, K Liu, X Zhang, Q Meng, R Shi, D Shi, X Chen
The aim of the study is to compare the effects of hydrochlorothiazide and indapamide on the kidney in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with losartan. A total of 140 patients who met the criteria and inadequately controlled with losartan 50 mg per day for 2 weeks were randomized in two groups and administered either hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg per day (n=70) or indapamide (sustained release) 1.5 mg per day (n=70) in combination with losartan 50 mg per day. Office blood pressure (BP) were collected at baseline and upon each follow-up visit...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701152/performance-of-urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-clusterin-and-cystatin-c-in-predicting-diabetic-kidney-disease-and-diabetic-microalbuminuria-a-consecutive-cohort-study
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Xian-Fei Zeng, Dong-Xue Lu, Jun-Min Li, Yun Tan, Zhuo Li, Lei Zhou, Zeng-Qian Xi, Shu-Miao Zhang, Wei Duan
BACKGROUND: Tubular biomarkers have been regarded as emerging and promising markers for early diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The study was to determine the diagnostic capabilities of tubular biomarkers (urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL], clusterin, and cystatin C) for DKD and diabetic microalbuminuria, and whether or not the tubular biomarkers appear earlier than microalbuminuria. METHODS: In this consecutive cohort study, 146 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with a disease duration of ≥6 years were enrolled...
July 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700482/beneficial-effects-of-fu-zheng-qu-zhuo-oral-liquid-combined-with-standard-integrated-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-3-4-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shen Li, Xiang-Rong Rao, Xi-Wen Dai, Kun Pei, Lee Wang, Bao-Min Huo, Xiu-Juan Wang, Ling-Xin Kong, Nan-Nan Zhang, Feng-Mei Lian
BACKGROUND: The high worldwide prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a critical health problem and the development of more effective therapies is urgently needed. We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial from October 2010 to December 2012 to assess whether Fu-Zheng-Qu-Zhuo oral liquid (FZQZ) has a beneficial effect in preventing CKD progression when added to standard integrated therapies. METHODS: Patients with CKD stage 3 to 4 from 3 hospitals in Beijing, China were enrolled...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699485/change-in-serum-nampt-levels-and-its-significances-in-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Xiaoyu Ma, Li An, Qiuyue Wang
BACKGROUND: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase(Nampt) has a variety of biological effects, which can participate in the development of inflammatory diseases, metabolism diseases and chronic kidney disease, et al. However, he role of Nampt in T2DM and DN are still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in serum Nampt levels and its significance in diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHOD: A total of 321 type 2 diabetes (T2DM) were divided into normal albuminuria group (NA, n=110), microalbuminuria group (MA, n=106) and large amount of albuminuria group (LA, n=105)...
July 11, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698269/urinary-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-predicts-severe-aki-and-poor-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Xiaobing Yang, Chunbo Chen, Siyuan Teng, Xiaorui Fu, Yan Zha, Huafeng Liu, Li Wang, Jianwei Tian, Xiangyan Zhang, Youhua Liu, Jing Nie, Fan Fan Hou
Urinary matrix metalloproteinase-7 (uMMP-7) levels consistently reflect the activity of intrarenal Wnt/β-catenin, which is activated in AKI models. To test the hypothesis that uMMP-7 is a predictor for severe AKI in patients after cardiac surgery, we performed a prospective, multicenter, two-stage cohort study in 721 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In stage 1, we enrolled 323 children from three academic medical centers. In stage 2, we enrolled 398 adults at six centers. We analyzed levels of uMMP-7 and other injury biomarkers during the perioperative period...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684642/association-of-proteinuria-and-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-intact-and-reduced-kidney-function
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Amber O Molnar, Anan Bader Eddeen, Robin Ducharme, Amit X Garg, Ziv Harel, Megan K McCallum, Jeffrey Perl, Ron Wald, Deborah Zimmerman, Manish M Sood
BACKGROUND: Early evidence suggests proteinuria is independently associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to investigate whether the association of proteinuria with incident AF is altered by kidney function. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective cohort study using administrative healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada (2002-2015). A total of 736 666 patients aged ≥40 years not receiving dialysis and with no previous history of AF were included...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684193/treatment-with-neridronate-in-children-and-adolescents-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-data-from-open-label-not-controlled-three-year-italian-study
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L Idolazzi, A Fassio, O Viapiana, M Rossini, G Adami, F Bertoldo, F Antoniazzi, D Gatti
INTRODUCTION: The present study assessed the long-term efficacy and safety of intravenous (i.v.) neridronate in children and adolescents affected by osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). METHODS: 55 young patients (mean age 12.6±3.9years) affected by OI were included in the study. Neridronate was administered by i.v. infusion at a dose of 2mg/kg (maximum dose of 100mg) at intervals of three-months for three years. Dual X-ray absorptiometry of the lumbar spine, hip and ultradistal and proximal radius were evaluated every 6months...
July 3, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682905/rituximab-alone-as-induction-therapy-for-membranous-lupus-nephritis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Nathalie Chavarot, David Verhelst, Agathe Pardon, Valérie Caudwell, Lucile Mercadal, Antoinette Sacchi, Catherine Leonardi, Véronique Le Guern, Alexandre Karras, Eric Daugas
The optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains undetermined. Rituximab constitutes a promising therapeutic option for lupus nephritis and is currently being evaluated for use in idiopathic membranous nephritis. We retrospectively analysed the efficacy and tolerance of rituximab as a monotherapy in the induction treatment of pure MLN.We retrospectively investigated SLE patients with biopsy-proven pure class V lupus nephritis presenting with a protein-to-creatinine ratio of at least 2 g/g and treated with rituximab as monotherapy...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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