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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934731/fasting-spot-urine-ph-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-japanese-population
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Masanori Shimodaira, Shinji Okaniwa, Tomohiro Nakayama
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between urine pH and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components while controlling for covariates. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 5,430 Japanese subjects (4691 without MetS; 739 with MetS) undergoing health assessments. Partial correlation analysis and analysis of covariance were used for controlling confounding parameters (age, gender, serum uric acid (UA) levels, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and smoking and drinking statuses)...
September 19, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934189/cystatin-c-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-a-hypertensive-population
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R Garcia-Carretero, L Vigil-Medina, O Barquero-Perez, R Goya-Esteban, I Mora-Jimenez, C Soguero-Ruiz, J Ramos-Lopez
Calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using creatinine-based equations may underestimate cardiovascular risk. Cystatin C-based eGFR may be a stronger prognostic biomarker than creatinine-based eGFR when assessing cardiovascular outcomes and mortality. Our aim was to determine whether levels of serum cystatin C, as an estimator of GFR, had a higher predictive value than creatinine-based eGFR for incident cardiovascular disease among hypertensive patients. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 2016 hypertensive patients from the Hypertension Unit at Mostoles University Hospital between 2006 and 2016...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932781/data-on-the-relation-between-renal-biomarkers-and-measured-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Hans Pottel, Laurence Dubourg, Elke Schaeffner, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Toralf Melsom, Edmund J Lamb, Andrew D Rule, Stephen T Turner, Richard J Glassock, Vandréa De Souza, Luciano Selistre, Karolien Goffin, Steven Pauwels, Christophe Mariat, Martin Flamant, Sebastjan Bevc, Pierre Delanaye, Natalie Ebert
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "The Diagnostic Value of Rescaled Renal Biomarkers Serum Creatinine and Serum Cystatin C and their Relation with Measured Glomerular Filtration Rate" (Pottel et al. (2017) [1]). Data are presented demonstrating the rationale for the normalization or rescaling of serum cystatin C, equivalent to the rescaling of serum creatinine. Rescaling biomarkers brings them to a notionally common scale with reference interval [0.67-1.33]. This article illustrates the correlation between rescaled biomarkers serum creatinine and serum cystatin C by plotting them in a 2-dimensional graph...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929695/-effects-of-mongolia-astragali-radix-in-protecting-early-cardiac-and-nephritic-functions-of-patients-of-hypertension-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Ning-Yin Li, Xiu-Li Li, Xiao-Ping Zhai, Qiong-Ying Wang, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiao-Feng Wang, Jian-Yun Fan, Feng Bai, Jing Yu
To explore the effect of Mongolia Astragali Radix produced in Longxi of Gansu province in protecting cardiac and nephritic functions of patients of essential hypertension(EH) with metabolic syndrome(MetS). A total of two hundred and twenty-six EH patients with MetS aged above 18 were selected. Patients were randomly divided to control group(adopted conventional medical treatment), Astragali Radix group 1(added Astragali Radix capsules 10 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment) and Astragali Radix group 2(added Astragali Radix capsules 5 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment)...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920703/prognostic-usefulness-of-an-age-adapted-equation-for-renal-function-assessment-in-older-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Lucía Rioboo Lestón, Emad Abu-Assi, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubin, Rafael Cobas-Paz, Berenice Caneiro-Queija, Jose Manuel Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Andres Íñiguez-Romo
BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction negatively impacts survival in acute coronary syndrome patients. The Berlin Initiative Study creatinine-based (BIScrea) equation has recently been proposed for renal function assessment in older persons. However, up to now it is unknown if the superiority of the new BIScrea equation, with respect to the most recommended chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration creatinine-based (CKD-EPIcrea) formula, would translate into better risk prediction of adverse events in older patients with acute coronary syndrome...
September 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917208/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-birth-outcomes-in-a-spanish-birth-cohort
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Cyntia B Manzano-Salgado, Maribel Casas, Maria-Jose Lopez-Espinosa, Ferran Ballester, Carmen Iñiguez, David Martinez, Olga Costa, Loreto Santa-Marina, Eva Pereda-Pereda, Thomas Schettgen, Jordi Sunyer, Martine Vrijheid
BACKGROUND: Prenatal perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) exposure has been associated with reduced birth weight but maternal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) may attenuate this association. Further, this association remains unclear for other perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA). We estimated associations between prenatal PFAS exposure and birth outcomes, and the influence of GFR, in a Spanish birth cohort...
September 13, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913589/estimating-renal-function-in-old-people-an-in-depth-review
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Maharajan Raman, Rachel J Middleton, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green
Estimates of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should provide accurate measure of an individual's kidney function because important clinical decisions such as timing of renal replacement therapy and drug dosing may be dependent on eGFR. Formulae from which eGFR is derived are generally based on serum creatinine measurement, such as Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD and CKD-EPI. More recently, calculation of eGFR using other laboratory biomarkers such as cystatin C has emerged with apparent greater accuracy. In old people, there is age-related physiological change in the kidney, which could lead to reduced GFR...
September 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889188/factors-associated-with-accelerated-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-without-overt-cardiovascular-disease
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Alessandro Giollo, Andrea Dalbeni, Giovanni Cioffi, Federica Ognibeni, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Giovanni Orsolini, Pietro Minuz, Maurizio Rossini, Cristiano Fava, Ombretta Viapiana
Data on the progression of atherosclerosis in spondyloarthritis (SpA) are scarce, despite a high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of an accelerated subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with SpA. Study participants were 66 patients free of CVD classified according to ASAS criteria. The patients were evaluated at baseline and after 13.5 ± 3.6 months. Ultrasound measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and distensibility coefficient (cDC) were used to assess the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887027/accurate-egfr-reporting-for-children-without-anthropometric-data
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Emil den Bakker, Reinoud Gemke, Joanna A E van Wijk, Isabelle Hubeek, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Anders Grubb, Arend Bökenkamp
INTRODUCTION: Reporting estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) instead of serum concentrations is advised in current guidelines. Most creatinine-based eGFR equations for children require height, a parameter not readily available to laboratories. Combining height-dependent creatinine- and cystatin C-based eGFR improves performance. Recently, a height-independent creatinine-based eGFR equation has been developed. AIM: To compare the combination of height-independent creatinine- and cystatin C-based equations with a combination of equations using anthropometric data...
September 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887023/chronic-kidney-diseases-among-patients-undergoing-elective-arthroplasty-risk-groups-and-the-value-of-serum-creatinine
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Pyry P Jämsä, Niku K J Oksala, Antti P Eskelinen, Esa R Jämsen
BACKGROUND: In arthroplasty clinics, we tend to evaluate patient's kidney function looking at serum creatinine (SCr), while estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is recommended. We reported the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD; eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) in different patient groups and investigated whether CKD is missed by evaluation based on SCr. METHODS: Preoperative SCr values were used to calculate eGFR in 20,575 consecutive hip or knee arthroplasties...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884361/importance-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-change-as-surrogate-endpoint-for-the-future-incidence-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-general-japanese-population-community-based-cohort-study
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Eiichiro Kanda, Tomoko Usui, Naoki Kashihara, Chiho Iseki, Kunitoshi Iseki, Masaomi Nangaku
BACKGROUND: Because of the necessity for extended period and large costs until the event occurs, surrogate endpoints are indispensable for implementation of clinical studies to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients' prognosis. METHODS: Subjects with serum creatinine level for a baseline period over 1-3 years were enrolled (n = 69,238) in this community-based prospective cohort study in Okinawa, Japan, and followed up for 15 years. The endpoint was end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
September 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879528/effects-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-myocardial-washout-rate-of-thallium-201-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-on-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is often performed even in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We assessed the effects of CKD on myocardial washout rate (WR) of thallium (Tl)-201 in patients with normal myocardial perfusion on SPECT. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-six patients with normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled in this study. CKD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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/28877825/effectiveness-of-peritoneal-dialysis-in-treating-adult-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Ying Ma, Hai-Yun Wang, Zi-Juan Zhou, Yang Li, Wei Yang, Bing-Yan Liu, Jing-Hua Xia, Xue-Mei Li, Li-Meng Chen
Objective To observe the clinical characteristics,dialysis modalities,and outcomes of end stage renal disease(ESRD)patients with polycystic kidney disease(PKD)and to evaluate the feasibility of peritoneal dialysis in these population. Methods The clinical data of ESRD patient whose primary diagnosis was PKD in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively collected from January 1993 to December 2015.PKD patients were divided into two groups according to dialysis modality,namely peritoneal dialysis group(PKD-PD)group and hemodialysis(PKD-HD)group...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876690/evaluating-kidney-function-in-living-donors-in-south-africa
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J O Okuthe, G P Candy, A M Meyers, R Britz, N Malan, V Vangu, J Fabian
BACKGROUND: Measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall index of kidney function. Equations that estimate GFR (eGFR) have been developed for clinical use such as Cockroft and Gault (C+G), four variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (4-v MDRD) and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI). Although widely used, they have not been validated in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHOD: Data on 350 adults evaluated for live kidney donation from 1996 to 2013 at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) was reviewed...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869167/determinants-associated-with-the-correction-of-glomerular-hyper-filtration-one-year-after-bariatric-surgery
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Guillaume Favre, Rodolphe Anty, Clémence Canivet, Gabrielle Clément, Imed Ben-Amor, Albert Tran, Jean Gugenheim, Philippe Gual, Vincent L M Esnault, Antonio Iannelli
BACKGROUND: Increased adipokine production and hyperfiltration may explain the links between obesity and chronic kidney disease. Indeed, hyperfiltration may precede a subsequent accelerated decline of kidney function in these patients. Glomerular filtration rate decreases after bariatric surgery in young obese patients with hyperfiltration. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify the factors associated with this decrease 1 year after bariatric surgery. SETTING: We used data from a prospective cohort of severely obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery in Nice University Hospital...
July 19, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
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
#17
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/28860393/mild-or-moderate-renal-insufficiency-does-not-increase-circulating-levels-of-cobalt-and-chromium-in-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty
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O Lainiala, A Reito, P Jämsä, A Eskelinen
AIMS: To determine whether there is any association between glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and blood cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) levels in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified 179 patients with a unilateral 36 mm diameter head as part of a stemmed Summit-Pinnacle MoM hip arthroplasty. GFR was calculated using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula. RESULTS: Normal renal function (GFR ≥ 90 ml/min/1...
September 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856476/impact-of-monocyte-macrophage-inhibition-by-ibandronate-on-graft-function-and-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-a-single-centre-follow-up-study-over-15%C3%A2-years
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Frank-Peter Tillmann, Wolfgang Grotz, Lars Christian Rump, Przemyslaw Pisarski
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ibandronate administration on long-term graft function and graft survival after successful renal transplantation. METHODS: Seventy-two renal transplant recipients (36 patients each in the treatment and control group) were included and followed over a 15-year period. Data on graft function and death-censored transplant outcome were recorded at 1, 5, 10, and 15 years. RESULTS: Death-censored Kaplan-Meier analysis showed significantly improved graft survival of the treatment group (p = 0...
August 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852494/age-dependent-reference-intervals-for-estimated-and-measured-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Hans Pottel, Pierre Delanaye, Laurent Weekers, Luciano Selistre, Karolien Goffin, Olivier Gheysens, Laurence Dubourg
BACKGROUND: Defining mean and reference intervals for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has been the subject of only a limited number of studies and review articles, with contradicting statements about the mean. Normal measured GFR (mGFR) values of ∼120-130 mL/min/1.73 m(2) have long been the referenced values for young adults but seem to be too high according to recent studies. Reference intervals are difficult to define because of the age decline of GFR, which is also observed in healthy subjects...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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