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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334491/a-randomized-titrate-to-target-study-comparing-fixed-dose-combinations-of-azilsartan-medoxomil-and-chlorthalidone-with-olmesartan-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-stage-2-systolic-hypertension
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William C Cushman, George L Bakris, William B White, Michael A Weber, Domenic Sica, Andrew Roberts, Eric Lloyd, Stuart Kupfer
BACKGROUND: Azilsartan medoxomil (AZL-M), an angiotensin II receptor blocker, has been developed in fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) with chlorthalidone (CTD). OBJECTIVE/METHODS: We compared FDCs of AZL-M/CTD 20/12.5 mg once daily titrated to 40/25 mg if needed or AZL-M/CTD 40/12.5 mg once daily titrated to 80/25 mg if needed with an olmesartan medoxomil (OLM)-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 20/12.5 mg FDC once daily titrated to 40/25 mg if needed in a randomized, double-blind, 8-week study of 1085 participants with clinic SBP 160-190 mmHg and DBP 119 mmHg or less...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333579/factors-associated-with-the-number-and-size-of-renal-angiomyolipomas-in-sporadic-angiomyolipoma-saml-a-study-of-adult-patients-with-saml-managed-in-a-dutch-tertiary-referral-center
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J L H Ruud Bosch, Francis Vekeman, Mei Sheng Duh, Maureen Neary, Matthew Magestro, Jonathan Fortier, Paul Karner, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu, Bernard A Zonnenberg
PURPOSE: To describe the patient characteristics, treatments, disease monitoring, and kidney function of patients with sporadic angiomyolipoma (sAML), stratified by the number and size of renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs). METHODS: Single-center retrospective analysis of patients with sAML treated from 1990 to 2015 in a dedicated clinic for inheritable tumor syndromes in a tertiary referral center from the Netherlands. Patients' first AML assessment at the clinic was defined as the index date...
January 15, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332180/cd39-adenosinergic-axis-in-renal-pathophysiology-and-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Bellamkonda K Kishore, Simon C Robson, Karen M Dwyer
Extracellular ATP interacts with purinergic type 2 (P2) receptors and elicits many crucial biological functions. Extracellular ATP is sequentially hydrolyzed to ADP and AMP by the actions of defined nucleotidases, such as CD39, and AMP is converted to adenosine, largely by CD73, an ecto-5'-nucleotidase. Extracellular adenosine interacts with P1 receptors and often opposes the effects of P2 receptor activation. The balance between extracellular ATP and adenosine in the blood and extracellular fluid is regulated chiefly by the activities of CD39 and CD73, which constitute the CD39-adenosinergic axis...
January 13, 2018: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331564/direct-renin-inhibition-is-not-enough-to-prevent-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-renovascular-hypertension
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Alisson Martins-Oliveira, Danielle A Guimaraes, Carla S Ceron, Elen Rizzi, Diogo M M Oliveira, Carlos R Tirapelli, Dulce E Casarini, Fernanda B Fernandes, Lucas C Pinheiro, Jose E Tanus-Santos
Renin-angiotensin system activation promotes oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. However, no previous study has examined the effects of the renin inhibitior aliskiren, either alone or combined with angiotensin II type 1 antagonists on alterations induced by two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertension. We compared the vascular effects of aliskiren (50mg/kg/day), losartan (10mg/kg/day), or both by gavage for 4 weeks in 2K1C and control rats. Treatment with losartan, aliskiren, or both exerted similar antihypertensive effects...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#5
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331037/pharmacist-intervention-for-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-or-chronic-kidney-disease
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Maxwell D Anderegg, Tyler H Gums, Liz Uribe, Eric J MacLaughlin, James Hoehns, Oralia V Bazaldua, Timothy J Ives, David L Hahn, Christopher S Coffey, Barry L Carter
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) determine if hypertensive patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving a pharmacist intervention had a greater reduction in mean blood pressure (BP) and improved BP control at 9 months compared to those receiving usual care and 2) compare Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) guideline and 2014 guideline (JNC-8) BP control rates in patients with DM and/or CKD...
January 13, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330695/glucosuria-and-all-cause-mortality-among-general-screening-participants
#7
Kunitoshi Iseki, Tsuneo Konta, Koichi Asahi, Kunihiro Yamagata, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ichiei Narita, Masato Kasahara, Yugo Shibagaki, Toshiki Moriyama, Masahide Kondo, Chiho Iseki, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Dipstick urine tests are used for general health screening in Japan, but how the test results (e.g., glucosuria) relate to mortality is unknown. METHODS: Subjects participated in a nationwide screening in 2008 in six districts in Japan. We identified those who might have died using the national database of death certificates from 2008 to 2012 (total registered ~ 6 million) and verified candidates with the regional National Health Insurance Agency and public health nurses...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327151/impact-of-admission-hypertension-on-rates-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-treated-with-intensive-blood-pressure-control
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Hannah Hewgley, Stephen C Turner, Joseph E Vandigo, Jacob Marler, Heather Snyder, Jason J Chang, G Morgan Jones
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend that rapid systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering to 140 mmHg may be considered in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients regardless of initial SBP. However, limited safety data exist in patients presenting with varying degrees of severe hypertension. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) based upon degree of presentation hypertension in ICH patients whose blood pressure was reduced intensively...
January 11, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326302/role-of-clc-k-and-barttin-in-low-potassium-induced-sodium-chloride-cotransporter-activation-and-hypertension-in-mouse-kidney
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Naohiro Nomura, Wakana Shoda, Yuanlong Wang, Shintaro Mandai, Taisuke Furusho, Daiei Takahashi, Moko Zeniya, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
The sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) has been identified as a key molecule regulating potassium balance. The mechanisms of NCC regulation during low extracellular potassium concentrations have been studied in vitro. These studies have shown that hyperpolarization increased chloride efflux, leading to the activation of chloride-sensitive WNK kinases and their downstream molecules, including STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) and NCC. However, this mechanism was not studied in vivo Previously, we developed the barttin hypomorphic mouse ( Bsndneo/neo mice), expressing very low levels of barttin and ClC-K channels, because barttin is an essential ß-subunit of ClC-K...
January 11, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326280/autoantibodies-against-angiotensin-and-adrenergic-receptors-more-than-a-biomarker
#10
Rugina Neuman, A H Jan Danser
Agonistic autoantibodies (AAs) directed against receptors of the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin system have been suggested to contribute to cardiovascular and renal disease, in particular hypertension, preeclampsia, and graft failure in kidney transplantation patients. Consequently, they are now also being studied as biomarker for these conditions. This commentary summarizes our current understanding of these AAs, critically discussing whether they truly act as agonist, and focusing on the wide array of assays that are currently used for their quantification...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326279/gut-microbiota-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Takeshi Kitai, W H Wilson Tang
Accumulating evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the gut microbiota and host diseases. In addition to alterations in the gut microbial composition, the metabolic potential of gut microbiota has been identified as a contributing factor in the development of diseases. Recent technological developments of molecular and biochemical analyses enable us to detect and characterize the gut microbiota via assessment and classification of its genomes and corresponding metabolites. These advances have provided emerging data supporting the role of gut microbiota in various physiological activities including host metabolism, neurological development, energy homeostasis, and immune regulation...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326180/prevalence-and-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-the-general-population-and-high-risk-groups-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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Samar Abd ElHafeez, Davide Bolignano, Graziella D'Arrigo, Evangelia Dounousi, Giovanni Tripepi, Carmine Zoccali
OBJECTIVES: While increasing attention is paid to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases in Africa, there is little focus on chronic kidney disease (CKD). This systematic review assesses CKD burden among the general population and high-risk groups on the entire African continent. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We searched Medline and PubMed databases for articles published between 1 January 1995 and 7 April 2017 by sensitive search strategies focusing on CKD surveys at the community level and high-risk groups...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325997/reduced-cortical-oxygenation-predicts-a-progressive-decline-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Menno Pruijm, Bastien Milani, Edward Pivin, Agata Podhajska, Bruno Vogt, Matthias Stuber, Michel Burnier
Renal tissue hypoxia is a final pathway in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but whether renal oxygenation predicts renal function decline in humans has not been proven. Therefore, we performed a prospective study and measured renal tissue oxygenation by blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) in 112 patients with CKD, 47 with hypertension without CKD, and 24 healthy control individuals. Images were analyzed with the twelve-layer concentric objects method that divided the renal parenchyma in 12 layers of equal thickness and reports the mean R2* value of each layer (a high R2* corresponds to low oxygenation), along with the change in R2* between layers called the R2* slope...
January 9, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324984/doca-salt-hypertension-activates-plgf-in-the-spleen-to-couple-sympathetic-drive-and-immune-system-activation
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Marialuisa Perrotta, Andrea Lori, Lorenzo Carnevale, Stefania Fardella, Giuseppe Cifelli, Roberta Iacobucci, Francesco Mastroiacovo, Daniele Iodice, Fabio Pallante, Marianna Storto, Giuseppe Lembo, Daniela Carnevale
Aims: Chronic increase of mineralocorticoids obtained by administration of Deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) results in salt dependent hypertension in animals. Despite the lack of a generalized sympathoexcitation, DOCA-salt hypertension has been also associated to overdrive of peripheral nervous system in organs typically targeted by blood pressure (BP), as kidneys and vasculature. Aim of this study was to explore whether DOCA-salt recruits immune system by overactivating sympathetic nervous system in lymphoid organs and whether this is relevant for hypertension...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324940/risk-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-primary-health-care
#15
Maria Célia Laranjeira Rigonatto, Marcia Cristina da Silva Magro
OBJECTIVE: To identify hypertensive and diabetic patients at risk for developing acute kidney injury in the primary health care setting. METHOD: Observational, longitudinal, prospective study. Sample of 56 diabetic and hypertensive individuals. A semi-structured questionnaire was adopted for data collection. For the description of results, were calculated dispersion measures and the Spearman test was used for statistical analysis. The result was considered significant when p <0...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322980/neurology-of-renal-disorders
#16
Pushpendra N Renjen, Dinesh Chaudhari, Gaurav Sagar, Sanjiv Jasuja
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a critical and rapidly growing global health problem. Neurological complications occur in almost all patients with severe CKD, potentially affecting all levels of the nervous system, from the central nervous system (CNS) through to the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Patients with CKD exhibit a high incidence of symptomatic and occult cerebrovascular diseases, associated tremendously high levels of inflammatory factors and homocysteine, as well as anemia, hypertension, and diabetes...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321950/manifestations-of-renal-impairment-in-fructose-induced-metabolic-syndrome
#17
Kameliya Bratoeva, George S Stoyanov, Albena Merdzhanova, Mariya Radanova
Introduction International studies show an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS). It is assumed that the major components of MS - obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension - are linked to renal damage through the systemic release of several pro-inflammatory mediators, such as uric acid (UA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and generalized oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of kidney impairment and manifestations of dysfunction in rats with fructose-induced MS...
November 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321346/mutational-screening-of-pkd2-gene-in-the-north-indian-polycystic-kidney-disease-patients-revealed-28-genetic-variations
#18
Sonam Raj, Rana Gopal Singh, Parimal Das
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a systemic disorder which adds majority of renal patients to end stage renal disease. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is more prevalent and leading cause of dialysis and kidney transplant. Linkage analysis revealed some closely linked loci, two of which are identified as PKD1, PKD2 and an unidentified locus to ADPKD. This study was performed using PCR and automated DNA sequencing in 84 cases and 80 controls to test potential candidature of PKD2 as underlying cause of PKD by in silico and statistical analyses...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321218/non-uniform-relationship-between-salt-status-and-aldosterone-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Alison H M Taylor, Alastair J Rankin, Emily P McQuarrie, E Marie Freel, Natalie Z M Homer, Ruth Andrew, Alan G Jardine, Patrick B Mark
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Studies suggest that reduction in dietary salt intake reduces blood pressure (BP). We studied relationships between salt intake, BP and renin angiotensin system regulation in order to establish if it is disordered in CKD. METHODS: Mechanistic crossover study of CKD patients versus non-CKD controls. Participants underwent modified saline suppression test prior to randomisation to either low or high salt diet for 5 days and then crossed over to the alternate diet...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320311/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-the-first-course-of-cisplatin
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Shveta S Motwani, Gearoid M McMahon, Benjamin D Humphreys, Ann H Partridge, Sushrut S Waikar, Gary C Curhan
Purpose Cisplatin-associated acute kidney injury (C-AKI) is common. We sought to develop and validate a predictive model for C-AKI after the first course of cisplatin. Methods Clinical and demographic data were collected on patients who received cisplatin between 2000 and 2016 at two cancer centers. C-AKI was defined as a 0.3 mg/dL rise in serum creatinine within 14 days of receiving cisplatin. Using multivariable logistic regression models with C-AKI as the primary outcome, we created a scoring model from the development cohort (DC) and tested it in the validation cohort (VC)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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