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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933289/the-association-between-stress-measured-by-allostatic-load-score-and-physiologic-dysregulation-in-african-immigrants-the-africans-in-america-study
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Brianna A Bingham, Michelle T Duong, Madia Ricks, Lilian S Mabundo, Rafeal L Baker, Jean N Utumatwishima, Margaret Udahogora, David Berrigan, Anne E Sumner
INTRODUCTION: Allostatic load score (ALS) summarizes the physiological effect of stress on cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems. As immigration is stressful, ALS could be affected. OBJECTIVE: Associations between age of immigration, reason for immigration, and unhealthy assimilation behavior and ALS were determined in 238 African immigrants to the United States (age 40 ± 10, mean ± SD, range 21-64 years). METHODS: ALS was calculated using 10 variables from three domains; cardiovascular (SBP, DBP, cholesterol, triglyceride, homocysteine), metabolic [BMI, A1C, albumin, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)], and immunological [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)]...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931565/ex%C3%A2-vivo-perfusion-characteristics-of-donation-after-cardiac-death-kidneys-predict-long-term-graft-survival
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M Sevinc, S Stamp, J Ling, N Carter, D Talbot, N Sheerin
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo perfusion is used in our unit for kidneys donated after cardiac death (DCD). Perfusion flow index (PFI), resistance, and perfusate glutathione S-transferase (GST) can be measured to assess graft viability. We assessed whether measurements taken during perfusion could predict long-term outcome after transplantation. METHODS: All DCD kidney transplants performed from 2002 to 2014 were included in this study. The exclusion criteria were: incomplete data, kidneys not machine perfused, kidneys perfused in continuous mode, and dual transplantation...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930558/urinary-%C3%AE-trace-protein-a-unique-biomarker-to-screen-early-glomerular-filtration-rate-impairment
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Carlo Donadio, Laura Bozzoli
The screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients needs the measurement of serum markers like creatinine. Our previous results indicated that urinary excretion of β-trace protein (BTP), a low-molecular-weight protein (23-29 kDa), is increased in CKD patients from stage 2. The aim of this study was to assess the major determinants of urinary excretion of BTP and to evaluate its feasibility as noninvasive marker of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) impairment.We studied 355 CKD patients (198 males), aged 15 to 83 years, in stable clinical conditions, classified in the different stages of CKD on the basis of GFR (renal clearance of Tc-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927587/estimated-gfr-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery-in-ckd
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Talha H Imam, Heidi Fischer, Bocheng Jing, Raoul Burchette, Shayna Henry, Stephen F DeRose, Karen J Coleman
BACKGROUND: Several reviews have recently detailed the beneficial effects of weight loss surgery for kidney function. However, these studies have a number of limitations, including small sample size, few done in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4, and many not including the main bariatric surgery procedures used in the United States today. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational retrospective cohort study comparing propensity score-matched bariatric surgery patients and nonsurgery control patients who were referred for, but did not have, surgery...
December 4, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927270/effects-of-endurance-and-endurance-strength-exercise-on-renal-function-in-abdominally-obese-women-with-renal-hyperfiltration-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Monika Szulińska, Damian Skrypnik, Marzena Ratajczak, Joanna Karolkiewicz, Edyta Madry, Katarzyna Musialik, Jaroslaw Walkowiak, Hieronim Jakubowski, Pawel Bogdański
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is associated with kidney defects. Physical activity is a key element in the treatment of obesity. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of endurance and endurance-strength training on kidney function in abdominally obese women. METHODS: Forty-four abdominally obese women were randomized to endurance training or endurance-strength training, three times a week for 3 months. Before and after the intervention, kidney function was assessed by measuring blood creatinine, urine creatinine, and urine albumin levels, and the albumin-to-creatinine ratio and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were calculated...
October 2016: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922522/chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Jiannan Dai, Lei Xing, Jingbo Hou, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Jinwei Tian, Lin Lin, Lulu Li, Yinchun Zhu, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: The addition of cystatin C to creatinine in calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is known to improve the risk prediction for cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate the associations between eGFRs calculated by three Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and coronary plaque phenotype by optical coherence tomography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 181 nonculprit plaques from 116 coronary artery disease patients...
December 2, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917582/agreement-between-chronic-kidney-disease-epidemiological-collaboration-and-berlin-initiative-study-equations-for-estimating-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-older-people-the-invecchiare-in-chianti-aging-in-chianti-region-study
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Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Stefania Bandinelli, Luigi Ferrucci, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
AIM: The aim was to investigate to what extent chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be staged interchangeably by Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiological Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and by Berlin Initiative Study (BIS) equations, and to verify whether cystatin C can improve concordance between formulas. METHODS: Our series consisted of 828 community-dwelling individuals aged 65 years or older enrolled in the Invecchiare in Chianti Study ("Aging in the Chianti Region"). Estimated glomerular filtration rate was calculated using the creatinine-based CKD-EPI, creatinine/cystatin C-based CKD-EPI, creatinine-based BIS and creatinine/cystatin C-based BIS equations...
December 5, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915084/predicting-hospitalization-and-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-the-bardiche-index
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Nicole H M K Uszko-Lencer, Lutz Frankenstein, Martijn A Spruit, Micha T Maeder, Marc Gutmann, Stefano Muzzarelli, Stefan Osswald, Matthias E Pfisterer, Christian Zugck, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca
BACKGROUND: Prediction of events in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients is still difficult and available scores are often complex to calculate. Therefore, we developed and validated a simple-to-use, multidimensional prognostic index for such patients. METHODS: A theoretical model was developed based on known prognostic factors of CHF that are easily obtainable: Body mass index (B), Age (A), Resting systolic blood pressure (R), Dyspnea (D), N-termInal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) (I), Cockroft-Gault equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (C), resting Heart rate (H), and Exercise performance using the 6-min walk test (E) (the BARDICHE-index)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908680/the-effect-of-contralateral-kidney-volume-on-renal-function-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-implications-for-eligibility-for-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-cancer
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Wan Song, Hyun Hwan Sung, Deok Hyun Han, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Hwang Gyun Jeon
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of preoperative contralateral kidney (CK) volume on renal function after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). METHODS: We reviewed 630 patients who underwent RNU between September 1994 and December 2013. Of these 630 patients, 135 patients with advanced upper tract urothelial cancer were ultimately included. Preoperative CK volume was measured from computed tomography images of the venous phase using a specialized volumetric program...
November 28, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900971/chronic-kidney-disease-stages-among-diabetes-patients-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis
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Richard K D Ephraim, Eric Arthur, W K B A Owiredu, Prince Adoba, Hope Agbodzakey, Ben A Eghan
Diabetes patients worldwide are at a high risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which affects their quality of life and increases the risk of early death. This study used the new kidney disease improving global outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines to establish the prevalence and also identify the factors associated with CKD among diabetes patients in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Two hundred (200) diabetes patients were randomly recruited from the diabetic clinic of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital from January to April 2014...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900958/renal-shear-wave-velocity-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Costanza Bruno, Milena Brugnara, Rocco Micciolo, Mariangela Cecchetto, Michele Zuffante, Alessandra Bucci, Marco Zaffanello
A shear wave velocity (SWV) value obtained by the acoustic radiation force impulse technique depends on tissue elasticity. We investigated the relationship between SWV values and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in children with chronic kidney disease. A total of 29 patients were enrolled in the study. There were 18 primary and 11 secondary cases of vesicoureteral reflux. eGFR was calculated using Schwartz's formulas (2012). Partial eGFR for each kidney was assessed by multiplying the eGFR by the percentage of renal function measured by means of renal (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900942/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cancer-mortality-a-report-from-the-allhat
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Dhruti P Chen, Barry R Davis, Lara M Simpson, William C Cushman, Jeffrey A Cutler, Mirela Dobre, Charles E Ford, Gail T Louis, Paul Muntner, Suzanne Oparil, Linda B Piller, Sara L Pressel, Mark J Sarnak, Paul K Whelton, Jackson T Wright, Mahboob Rahman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cancer are both common in older patients; whether CKD increases risk for cancer is unclear. This study evaluated CKD as a risk factor for cancer mortality in a large cohort of hypertensive patients. STUDY DESIGN: We did post-hoc analyses of in-trial and post-trial data from participants in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were ≥ 55 years old with hypertension and one other additional risk factor for coronary heart disease...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894952/comparison-of-creatinine-and-cystatin-c-based-egfr-in-the-estimation-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-indigenous-australians-the-egfr-study
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Elizabeth Lm Barr, Louise J Maple-Brown, Federica Barzi, Jaquelyne T Hughes, George Jerums, Elif I Ekinci, Andrew G Ellis, Graham Rd Jones, Paul D Lawton, Cherian Sajiv, Sandawana W Majoni, Alex Dh Brown, Wendy E Hoy, Kerin O'Dea, Alan Cass, Richard J MacIsaac
BACKGROUND: The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation that combines creatinine and cystatin C is superior to equations that include either measure alone in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, whether cystatin C can provide any additional benefits in estimating GFR for Indigenous Australians, a population at high risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is unknown. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional analysis from the eGFR Study of 654 Indigenous Australians at high risk of ESKD, eGFR was calculated using the CKD-EPI equations for serum creatinine (eGFRcr), cystatin C (eGFRcysC) and combined creatinine and cystatin C (eGFRcysC+cr)...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893762/circulating-angiopoietin-2-and-its-soluble-receptor-tie-2-concentrations-are-related-to-renal-function-in-two-population-based-cohorts
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Anna Hennings, Anke Hannemann, Rainer Rettig, Marcus Dörr, Matthias Nauck, Henry Völzke, Markus M Lerch, Wolfgang Lieb, Nele Friedrich
BACKGROUND: An intact angiopoietin/Tie-2 ligand receptor system is indispensable for life. High circulating angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) concentrations are strongly associated with kidney disease involving the progressive loss of glomerular filtration. The aim of our study was to investigate the associations between renal function and serum Ang-2 or serum Tie-2 concentrations in the general population. METHODS: Data of 3081 and 4088 subjects from two population-based studies, the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-1) and SHIP-Trend, were used...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893004/genetic-and-environmental-factors-associated-with-the-ganglion-cell-complex-in-a-healthy-aging-british-cohort
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Edward Bloch, Ekaterina Yonova-Doing, Eneh Jones-Odeh, Katie M Williams, Diana Kozareva, Christopher J Hammond
Importance: Measurement of ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness may be more sensitive than current methods for glaucoma diagnosis and research. However, little is known about the factors influencing GCC thickness in the general population. Objectives: To investigate the heritability of and factors associated with GCC thickness in a healthy aging population. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional twin study was conducted from August 27, 2014, to March 31, 2016, among 1657 participants of white British ancestry from the TwinsUK study cohort without ocular pathologic conditions...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891331/association-of-diabetic-nephropathy-and-liver-disorders
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Usha Sachidananda Adiga, B N Malawadi
INTRODUCTION: Liver disorder is known to be a risk factor for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and diabetic patients are at risk of developing liver disorders. Association of liver and renal disease is less explored in the field of research; hence, we conducted a retrospective study on this. AIM: To compare the renal and liver profiles of type II DM patients compared to healthy controls and find the association between the two profiles in diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The renal and liver profiles of 68 type II DM patients and 58 controls were compared...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886861/applicability-of-the-japanese-equation-for-estimating-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-thoracic-cancer
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Takashi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Akamatsu, Keita Mori, Ayaka Tanaka, Kuninobu Kanai, Atsushi Hayata, Nahomi Tokudome, Keiichiro Akamatsu, Yasuhiro Koh, Masanori Nakanishi, Hiroki Ueda, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: The 24-h creatinine clearance (24-h Ccr) and the Cockcroft-Gault equation (CG) are commonly used as markers of renal function in clinical practice. However, the utility of the Japanese equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in cancer patients has not yet been evaluated. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the extent and correlating factors for differences between eGFR and both 24-h Ccr and CG in advanced-stage thoracic cancer patients...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882009/functional-and-structural-abnormalities-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-in-severely-malnourished-children-a-hospital-based-study
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Misbah Anjum, Khemchand N Moorani, Ifra Sameen, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Shazia Kulsoom
OBJECTIVES: The association of malnutrition and systemic diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) is well known. Various urinary tract abnormalities may be associated with malnutrition. So objective of current study was to determine the frequency of functional and structural urinary tract abnormalities in severely malnourished children admitted in Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) of a tertiary care facility, Karachi. METHODS: This descriptive cases series of 78 children was conducted in NRU from October 2014 - March 2015...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878110/discontinuation-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-ap-in-children-with-spina-bifida-a-case-series-analysis
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Kevin G Couloures, Michael Anderson, Michael Machiorlatti, Olivera Marsenic, Lawrence Opas
BACKGROUND: Spina bifida increases the risk for urinary tract infections (UTI). Antimicrobial prophylaxis (AP) reduces symptomatic UTI's but selects resistant organisms. Measures to ensure regular and complete emptying of the bladder combined with treatment of constipation reduce the risk for UTI. OBJECTIVES: Demonstrate that close adherence to a catheterization regimen in children with spina bifida (Selective Treatment - ST) reduces the need for antimicrobial prophylaxis...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875991/the-prevalence-of-renal-impairment-in-individuals-seeking-hiv-testing-in-urban-malawi
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Nicola Glaser, Sam Phiri, Tom Bruckner, Dominic Nsona, Hannock Tweya, Nomeda Ahrenshop, Florian Neuhann
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a major health threat to people living in low- and middle-income countries, especially when it is combined with HIV, antiretroviral treatment (ART) or communicable and non-communicable diseases. Data about the prevalence of CKD and its association with other diseases is scarce, particularly in HIV-negative individuals. This study estimated the prevalence of CKD in individuals who were either HIV-positive (and ART-naïve) or HIV-negative in an urban Malawian population...
November 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
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