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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454069/recipient-characteristics-and-morbidity-and-mortality-after-liver-transplantation
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Sumeet K Asrani, Giovanna Saracino, Jacqueline G O'Leary, Stevan Gonzales, Peter Kim, Greg McKenna, Goran Klintmalm, James Trotter
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, liver transplantation of sicker, older non-hepatitis C cirrhotics with multiple co-morbidities has increased in the United States. METHODS: We sought to identify a parsimonious set of recipient factors among HCV negative adult transplant recipients associated with significant morbidity and mortality within 5 years after liver transplantation using national (n=31,829, 2002-2015) and center specific data. Coefficients of relevant recipient factors were converted to weighted points and scaled from 0-5...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453992/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-associated-with-carotid-arterial-wall-elasticity-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-potential-marker-of-early-stage-atherosclerosis
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Rei Kaneko, Shojiro Sawada, Ai Tokita, Rieko Honkura, Noriko Tumura, Shinjiro Kodama, Tomohito Izumi, Kei Takahashi, Kenji Uno, Junta Imai, Tetsuya Yamada, Yukiya Miyachi, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai, Yasushi Ishgaki, Hideki Katagiri
AIMS: Detection of early-stage atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is important for preventing cardiovascular disease. A phased tracking method for evaluating arterial wall elasticity sensitively detects early-stage atherosclerosis. However, biochemical markers for early-stage atherosclerosis have yet to be established. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 180 T2DM patients, who were classified as not having atherosclerosis according to the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) criteria...
February 14, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453878/estimated-gfr-in-stable-older-kidney-transplant-recipients-are-present-algorithms-valid-a-national-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Kristian Heldal, Karsten Midtvedt, Anders Hartmann, Anna Varberg Reisaeter, Torbjørn Fossum Heldal, Stein Bergan, Cathrin Lytomt Salvador, Anders Åsberg
Several equations have been developed for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but none were developed based on data from elderly kidney transplant recipients (KTR). The primary aim of this study was to evaluate different creatinine based equations in stable elderly KTR. A national cross-sectional study was performed using data from 263 consecutive kidney transplant recipients 60 years or older who performed a routine GFR measurement one year after engraftment...
February 17, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453673/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-discerns-preclinical-diabetic-retinopathy-in-eyes-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-clinical-diabetic-retinopathy
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Dan Cao, Dawei Yang, Zhongning Huang, Yunkao Zeng, Jun Wang, Yunyan Hu, Liang Zhang
AIMS: To investigate changes in retinal vascular plexuses and choriocapillaris in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) without diabetic retinopathy (DR) and healthy controls using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: A total of 71 DM2 and 67 healthy control subjects were included. All subjects underwent OCTA examination (RTVue-XR Avanti; Optovue, Fremont, CA, USA). Average vessel density in superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP) and choriocapillaris, parafoveal vessel density in SCP and DCP, FAZ area (mm 2 ) in SCP, microaneurysms and capillary nonperfusion were taken into analysis...
February 16, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453374/cardiovascular-and-renal-protective-role-of-angiotensin-blockade-in-hypertension-with-advanced-ckd-a-subgroup-analysis-of-attempt-cvd-randomized-trial
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Shokei Kim-Mitsuyama, Hirofumi Soejima, Osamu Yasuda, Koichi Node, Hideaki Jinnouchi, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Taiji Sekigami, Hisao Ogawa, Kunihiko Matsui
The ATTEMPT-CVD study was prospective randomized active-controlled trial and the main findings had been reported. According to baseline GFR and albuminuria categories, we divided the patients of the ATTEMPT-CVD study into 2 subgroups: (Group 1) the patients with at least one of eGFR of <45 ml/min per 1.73 m 2 and UACR of ≥300 mg/g creatinine, defined as G3b and/or A3; (Group 2) the patients except for Group 1, defined as the other patients. In patients with G3b and/or A3, the incidence of cardiovascular events was significantly less in ARB group than in non-ARB group (11 vs 22, respectively) (HR = 0...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452887/protein-intake-and-long-term-change-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-the-jackson-heart-study
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Rakesh Malhotra, Loren Lipworth, Kerri L Cavanaugh, Bessie A Young, Katherine L Tucker, Teresa C Carithers, Herman A Taylor, Adolfo Correa, Edmond K Kabagambe, T Alp Ikizler
OBJECTIVE: Dietary protein intake could have deleterious renal effects in populations at risk for chronic kidney disease. Here, we examined whether higher protein intake (≥80th percentile of energy from protein) is associated with decline in kidney function and whether this decline varies by diabetes status. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: Participants were African-Americans (n = 5,301), who enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study between 2000 and 2004...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452878/combining-novel-renal-injury-markers-with-delta-serum-creatinine-early-after-cardiac-surgery-and-risk-stratification-for-serious-adverse-outcomes-an-exploratory-analysis
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David R McIlroy, David Farkas, Kun Pan, John W Pickering, H Thomas Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic utility of multiple novel urinary biomarkers of renal injury when used alone, in pair-wise combination with an early delta serum creatinine (ΔS Cr ) term, and combined as a broad biomarker panel for the prediction of serious adverse outcomes that may reflect AKI in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Post-hoc analysis of prospective observational study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: 603 adults undergoing cardiac surgery...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452688/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-orbital-and-rotational-atherectomy-in-calcified-narrowings-in-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Edward Koifman, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Kayode O Kuku, Alexandre H Kajita, Kyle D Buchanan, Arie Steinvil, Toby Rogers, Nelson L Bernardo, Robert Lager, Robert A Gallino, Itsik Ben-Dor, Augusto D Pichard, Rebecca Torguson, Jiaxiang Gai, Lowell F Satler, Ron Waksman
We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of rotational atherectomy (RA) and orbital atherectomy (OA) during percutaneous coronary intervention in an all-comer population with severely calcified lesions. We included all patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with OA or RA in our institution from October 2013 until October 2016. Comparison of baseline and procedural characteristics, along with acute complication rates and postprocedural cardiac enzyme elevation, was performed. There were 191 RA and 57 OA patients...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452170/expression-and-significance-of-sirt1-in-renal-allografts-at-the-early-stage-of-chronic-renal-allograft-dysfunction
#10
Yue Xia, Jin Deng, Qin Zhou, Xiaofei Shao, Xingyan Yang, Mengjiao Shao, Hequn Zou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and significance of Sirt1 in renal allografts at the early stage of chronic renal allograft dysfunction (CRAD). METHODS: CRAD rat models were established using classical orthotopic F344-Lewis kidney transplantation. F344 and Lewis uninephrectomized rats were used as controls. Twelve weeks after the operation, the rats were sacrificed for renal function, histological, immunohistochemistry and molecular biological analyses...
February 13, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451618/the-association-of-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-frailty-phenotype-among-non-geriatric-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Demet Tekdos Demircioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of frailty and the association of vitamin D levels and the frailty phenotype among non-geriatric dialysis patients. METHOD: Seventy-four stable, chronic hemodialysis patients from the hemodialysis unit of the hospital were enrolled in the study. The patients' medical histories and laboratory findings were obtained from the medical records of the dialysis unit. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were determined using chemiluminometric immunoassays...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451445/repeated-measurements-of-renal-function-in-evaluating-its-decline-in-cats
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Natalie C Finch, Harriet M Syme, Jonathan Elliott
Objectives The aim of this study was to describe the variability in renal function markers in non-azotaemic and azotaemic cats, and also the rate of change in the markers. Methods Plasma creatinine concentration and its reciprocal, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and urine specific gravity (USG) were studied as markers of renal function in client-owned cats. GFR was determined using a corrected slope-intercept iohexol clearance method. Renal function testing was performed at baseline and a second time point...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451067/combined-detection-of-umcp-1-and-utweak-for-rapid-discrimination-of-severe-lupus-nephritis
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X W Dong, Z H Zheng, J Ding, X Luo, Z Q Li, Y Li, M Y Rong, Y L Fu, J H Shi, L C Yu, Z B Wu, P Zhu
Reliable markers for the rapid discrimination of severe renal damage remain a vital concern for lupus nephritis (LN). To determine a better tool for kidney damage detection, the present study compared the evaluation ability of novel urinary cytokines and chemokines (namely urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (uMCP-1), tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (uTWEAK)) with traditional serum or urinary markers (namely urinary alpha 1-microgrobulin (uα1-MG), beta 2-microglobulin (uβ2-MG) and serum complement C3 (C3), complement C4 (C4), creatinine (Cr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and cystatin C (Cys C)) in discriminating LN renal damage...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451000/novel-automated-immune-turbidimetric-assay-for-routine-urinary-cystatin-c-determinations
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Balázs Szirmay, Péter Kustán, Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Andrea Ludány, Ágnes Lakatos, Diána Mühl, István Wittmann, Attila Miseta, Gábor L Kovács, Tamás Kőszegi
AIM: There is no commercially available urinary cystatin-C (u-CYSC) test in the market. Therefore, we optimized and validated an automated immune turbidimetric test for u-CYSC measurements and investigated u-CYSC concentrations in acute and chronic diseases which might lead to renal tubular disorders. MATERIALS & METHODS: A particle-enhanced immune turbidimetric assay was adapted and validated on a Cobas 8000/c502 analyzer. Urine samples of different patient groups were also analyzed...
February 16, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450209/creation-and-assessment-of-a-clinical-predictive-calculator-and-mortality-associated-with-candida-krusei-bloodstream-infections
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Ryan Kronen, Kevin Hsueh, Charlotte Lin, William G Powderly, Andrej Spec
Background: Candida krusei bloodstream infection (CK BSI) is associated with high mortality, but whether this is due to underlying comorbidities in affected patients or the organism itself is unknown. Identifying patient characteristics that are associated with CK BSI is crucial for clinical decision-making and prognosis. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of hospitalized patients with Candida BSI at our institution between 2002 and 2015. Data were collected on demographics, comorbidities, medications, procedures, central lines, vital signs, and laboratory values...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450119/evidence-of-antidiabetic-activity-of-spirulina-fusiformis-against-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-wistar-albino-rats
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Jerine Peter Simon, Udhaya Lavinya Baskaran, Kadar Basha Shallauddin, Giridharan Ramalingam, Sabina Evan Prince
The aim of our study is to investigate the protective effect of Spirulina fusiformis against streptozotocin-induced diabetes in Wistar albino rats. Rats were divided into five groups: group I was normal control, group II was diabetic control (50 mg/kg b.w. of streptozotocin, i.p.), group III was Spirulina fusiformis (400 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) treated diabetic rats; group IV was Glibenclamide (0. 6 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) treated diabetic rats and group V was treated with Spirulina fusiformis (400 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) alone...
February 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449502/the-crescentic-implication-of-renal-outcomes-in-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
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Fanghao Cai, Fei Han, Hongya Wang, Haidongqin Han, Jingyun Le, Lan Lan, Ying Xu, Jianghua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between crescents and renal outcomes, and the implications on therapeutic choices. METHODS: There were 231 patients with biopsy-proven proliferative lupus nephritis (PLN) who were divided into 4 groups: 59 patients were in the noncrescent group (NC); 59 patients exclusively with segmental crescents were in the segmental crescent group (SC); patients with circumferential crescents were categorized into 2 groups according to the crescentic ratio (C1 had 64 patients with ≤ 25%, and C2 had 49 patients with > 25%)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449126/thrombelastography-suggests-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-renal-dysfunction-and-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#18
Kevin Meier, Daniel M Saenz, Glenda L Torres, Chunyan Cai, Mohammed H Rahbar, Mark McDonald, Stuart Fraser, Elena Espino, H Alex Choi, Nancy J Edwards, Kiwon Lee, James C Grotta, Tiffany R Chang
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to quantify coagulopathy using thrombelastography (TEG) in patients with renal dysfunction and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We reviewed patients admitted with spontaneous ICH between November 2009 and May 2015. TEG was performed at the time of admission. Creatinine clearance (CCr) was calculated using the Cockroft-Gault equation. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on normal (CCr ≥ 90) or reduced renal function (CCr < 90)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448903/effects-of-different-types-of-soy-sauce-on-the-formation-of-heterocyclic-amines-in-roasted-chicken
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Syifaa A S, S Jinap, Md Jahurul Haque Akanda, Maimunah Sanny, A Khatib
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of different types of soy sauce and marinating time on the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) in roasted chicken. Chicken breast samples were marinated with sweet, salty, light and dark soy sauce at 0, 3, 6 and 12 hours (control treatment was the chicken without marinade). The concentrations of free amino acids, sugars and creatinine were determined before roasting while HCA concentrations were determined after roasting. All types of soy sauce significantly increased (p ≤ 0...
February 15, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448207/ferulic-acid-protects-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-suppressing-inflammatory-events-and-upregulating-antioxidant-defenses-in-balb-c-mice
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Salma Mukhtar Mir, Halley Gora Ravuri, Raj Kumar Pradhan, Sairam Narra, Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Madhusudana Kuncha, Sanjit Kanjilal, Ramakrishna Sistla
Sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is responsible for 70-80% mortality in intensive care patients due to elevated levels of endotoxin, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) caused by gram-negative infections. Ferulic acid (FA), a phenolic phytochemical is known for its renal protection on various induced models of nephrotoxicity. However, the curative effect of FA in LPS-induced AKI is not well studied. This study aimed to investigate the effect of FA on LPS-induced AKI in mice model and to understand the protective mechanisms involved, to provide evidence for FA in the treatment of AKI...
February 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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