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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350569/practice-pearl-liraglutide-and-cardiovascular-and-renal-events-in-type-2-diabetes
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Robert Guthrie
Review of: Marso S, Daniels G, Brown-Frandsen K, et al. Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2016; 375: 311-322. Mann J, Orsted D, Brown-Frandsen K, et al. Liraglutide and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2017; 377: 839-848. This comprehensive research project, LEADER, led to two reports, one focusing on the effect of liraglutide on cardiovascular events, and the second one reporting on the renal effects on the same study population. The study group included 9340 patients with type 2 diabetes...
January 19, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350243/current-opinions-on-nephrolithiasis-associated-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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REVIEW
Xiaoming Cong, Luming Shen, Xiaojian Gu
Nephrolithiasis is a common urological disease and could be secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). PHPT is traditionally characterised with hypercalcaemia. Recently, a normocalcemic PHPT has been officially recognised at the International Workshops. Regarding this new phenotype, nephrolithiasis is frequently found in studies that evaluate low bone mass. However, until now, no study on aetiology of nephrolithiasis considered normocalcemic PHPT. Hypercalciuria related to PHPT is considered as an important risk factor of stone formation in hypercalcemic PHPT, but the precise relationships between hypercalcemic PHPT and nephrolithiasis and between normocalcemic PHPT and nephrolithiasis remain unclear...
January 19, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344023/eicosapentaenoic-acid-as-a-potential-therapeutic-approach-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis-a-review
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REVIEW
Kenneth M Borow, R Preston Mason, Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan
Background: Patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis have excess cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden with substantially increased CV event rates compared with the general population. Summary: Traditional interventions that, according to standard clinical guidelines, reduce CV risk such as antihypertensive therapy, diet, exercise, and statins are not similarly effective in the hemodialysis population. This raises the question of whether additional risk factors, such as enhanced inflammation and oxidative stress, may drive the increased CVD burden in hemodialysis patients...
December 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342419/investigation-of-the-transport-of-xanthine-dehydrogenase-inhibitors-by-the-urate-transporter-abcg2
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Makiko Nakamura, Kyoko Fujita, Yu Toyoda, Tappei Takada, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kimiyoshi Ichida
Hyperuricemia induces gout and kidney stones and accelerates the progression of renal and cardiovascular diseases. Adenosine 5'-triphosphate-binding cassette subfamily G member 2 (ABCG2) is a urate transporter, and common dysfunctional variants of ABCG2, non-functional Q126X (rs72552713) and semi-functional Q141K (rs2231142), are risk factors for hyperuricemia and gout. A recent genome wide association study suggested that allopurinol, a serum uric acid-lowering drug that inhibits xanthine dehydrogenase, is a potent substrate of ABCG2...
November 22, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340323/clinical-and-pathological-significance-of-autoantibodies-to-erythropoietin-receptor-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ckd
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Akinori Hara, Kengo Furuichi, Akihiko Koshino, Haruka Yasuda, Trang Thi Thu Tran, Yasunori Iwata, Norihiko Sakai, Miho Shimizu, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Takashi Wada
Introduction: We examined the impact of autoantibodies on the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) in type 2 diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: A total of 112 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes who had CKD were enrolled in this study and followed for a mean of 45 months. Sera from these patients were screened for anti-EPOR antibodies using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results: Anti-EPOR antibodies were detected in 26 patients (23%)...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339642/significance-of-salvage-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-multiple-myeloma-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-japan
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Tsuyoshi Muta, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Tomohiko Kamimura, Yoshinobu Kanda, Masaharu Nohgawa, Yasunori Ueda, Koji Iwato, Osamu Sasaki, Takehiko Mori, Naoyuki Uchida, Shinsuke Iida, Takahiro Fukuda, Yoshiko Atsuta, Kazutaka Sunami
Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has been employed for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM) after up-front ASCT. The present retrospective study aimed to examine the survival benefit from salvage ASCT. Among 446 patients with relapsed MM after up-front single ASCT, 70 patients received salvage ASCT, the employment of which reduced the risk of mortality after relapse (p = 0.041). Using the parameters before initial ASCT, the advantage of salvage ASCT compared to standard therapy was confirmed in the subgroup with an international staging system stage of I or II (p = 0...
January 17, 2018: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331969/temporal-trends-in-antithrombotic-treatment-of-real-world-uk-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-findings-from-the-garfield-af-registry
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Patricia N Apenteng, Haiyan Gao, Fd Richard Hobbs, David A Fitzmaurice
OBJECTIVE: To investigate evolving patterns in antithrombotic treatment in UK patients with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre, international registry. SETTING: 186 primary care practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: 3482 participants prospectively enrolled in four sequential cohorts (cohort 2 (C2) n=830, diagnosed September 2011 to April 2013; cohort 3 (C3) n=902, diagnosed April 2013 to June 2014; cohort 4 (C4) n=850, diagnosed July 2014 to June 2015; cohort 5 (C5) n=900, diagnosed June 2015 to July 2016)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306459/serum-uric-acid-levels-are-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-score-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-eurika-study
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Claudio Borghi, Fernando Rodriguez-Artalejo, Guy De Backer, Jean Dallongeville, Jesús Medina, Javier Nuevo, Eliseo Guallar, Joep Perk, José R Banegas, Florence Tubach, Carine Roy, Julian P Halcox
BACKGROUND: Reports are conflicting on whether serum uric acid (sUA) levels are independently associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) death risk. METHODS: This post hoc analysis assessed the relationship between sUA levels and CV death risk score in 7531 patients from the cross-sectional, multinational EURIKA study (NCT00882336). Patients had at least one CV risk factor but no clinical CV disease. Ten-year risk of CV death was estimated using SCORE-HDL and SCORE algorithms, categorized as low (<1%), intermediate (1% to <5%), high (≥5% to <10%) or very high (≥10%)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304555/the-epigenetic-contribution-to-the-development-and-progression-of-vascular-diabetic-complications
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Hanah Rodriguez, Assam El-Osta
SIGNIFICANCE: The number of people suffering from diabetes worldwide is steadily rising. Complications from diabetes, including cardiovascular and renal disease, contribute to the high morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Recent Advances: hyperglycaemia promotes tissue damage through diverse mechanisms involving increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Increased oxidative stress drives changes in chromatin structure that mediate gene expression changes leading to the up-regulation of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic mediators...
January 5, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301473/blood-pressure-control-over-time-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematous
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P O Avar Aydin, J Shan, H I Brunner, M M Mitsnefes
Introduction Hypertension (HTN) is prevalent in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and causes early cardiovascular aging and progression of renal and cardiac disease. The aim of this longitudinal retrospective study was to evaluate the prevalence of HTN, the follow-up blood pressure trends, and risk factors for HTN in a population-based cohort with childhood-onset SLE (cSLE). Methods Demographic and clinical data of consecutive visits from the baseline to the last visit were extracted from electronic medical records of patients with cSLE...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301167/acute-kidney-injury-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-clinical-review
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Ahmed Siddiqi, Peter B White, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Nirav G Patel, Hephizibah Adam, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) have an increased risk for progression to chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and increased mortality. The outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients who develop AKI have remained controversial. The purpose of this review was to summarize and identify the current literature focused on 1) major risk factors, 2) short-term outcomes, and 3) costs associated with the development of perioperative AKI after TKA...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287584/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-and-without-chronic-kidney-injury-and-impact-of-its-initial-management-on-prognosis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Fabien Stucker, Belen Ponte, Victoria De la Fuente, Cyrielle Alves, Olivier Rutschmann, Sebastian Carballo, Nicolas Vuilleumier, Pierre-Yves Martin, Thomas Perneger, Patrick Saudan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe clinical characteristics of patients with community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI), the effectiveness of initial management of CA-AKI, its prognosis and the impact of medication on its occurrence in patients with previous chronic kidney injury (CKI). METHODS: We undertook a prospective observational study within the Emergency Department (ED) of a University Hospital, screening for any patient >16 years admitted with an eGFR <60 ml/mn/1...
December 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285424/maturation-of-arteriovenous-fistula-analysis-of-key-factors
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REVIEW
Muhammad A Siddiqui, Suhel Ashraff, Thomas Carline
The growing proportion of individuals suffering from chronic kidney disease has considerable repercussions for both kidney specialists and primary care. Progressive and permanent renal failure is most frequently treated with hemodialysis. The efficiency of hemodialysis treatment relies on the functional status of vascular access. Determining the type of vascular access has prime significance for maximizing successful maturation of a fistula and avoiding surgical revision. Despite the frequency of arteriovenous fistula procedures, there are no consistent criteria applied before creation of arteriovenous fistulae...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277590/feasibility-of-a-modified-e-pass-and-possum-system-for-postoperative-risk-assessment-in-patients-with-spinal-disease
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Dong Hyun Chun, Do Young Kim, Sun Kyu Choi, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon, Seong Yi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case control study OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using Estimation of Physiological Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) and Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (POSSUM) systems in patients undergoing spinal surgical procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative spine disease has increased in incidence in aging societies, as has the number of older adult patients undergoing spinal surgery...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261470/science-to-practice-can-functional-mr-imaging-be-useful-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Amit Pursnani, Pottumarthi V Prasad
Functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the kidneys has gained interest recently, especially in the detection of early changes in acute kidney injury or to predict progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The application of these methods to cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is novel. CRS is widely accepted as a complex clinical problem routinely faced by clinicians. In this issue, Chang et al ( 1 ) present their preliminary experience applying blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) MR imaging to the kidneys in mice with experimental myocardial infarction...
January 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243035/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-ocular-involvement-an-overview
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REVIEW
Rosanna Dammacco
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease of undefined etiology and with remarkably heterogeneous clinical features. Virtually any organ system can be affected, including the eye. SLE-related eye involvement can be diagnosed in approximately one-third of the patients and is usually indicative of disease activity. An early diagnosis and the adoption of suitable therapeutic measures are necessary to prevent sight-threatening consequences, especially in patients with juvenile SLE. Periocular lesions, such as eyelid involvement and orbital inflammation, are relatively rare and, in case of orbital masses, may require a biopsy control...
December 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238427/hiv-associated-nephropathy-in-africa-pathology-clinical-presentation-and-strategy-for-prevention
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REVIEW
Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Mohamed H Ahmed, Ahmed O Almobarak, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Heitham Awadalla, Clare L Woodward, Dushyant Mital
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can lead to progressive decline in renal function known as HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN). Importantly, individuals of African ancestry are more at risk of developing HIVAN than their European descent counterparts. An in-depth search on Google Scholar, Medline and PubMed was conducted using the terms "HIVAN" and "pathology and clinical presentation", in addition to "prevalence and risk factors for HIVAN", with special emphasis on African countries for any articles published between 1990 and 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229941/urinary-endotrophin-predicts-disease-progression-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Daniel Guldager Kring Rasmussen, Anthony Fenton, Mark Jesky, Charles Ferro, Peter Boor, Martin Tepel, Morten Asser Karsdal, Federica Genovese, Paul Cockwell
Renal fibrosis is the central pathogenic process in progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Collagen type VI (COL VI) is upregulated in renal fibrosis. Endotrophin is released from COL VI and promotes pleiotropic pro-fibrotic effects. Kidney disease severity varies considerably and accurate information regarding CKD progression may improve clinical decisions. We tested the hypothesis that urinary endotrophin derived during COL VI deposition in fibrotic human kidneys is a marker for progression of CKD in the Renal Impairment in Secondary Care (RIISC) cohort, a prospective observational study of 499 CKD patients...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225875/an-88-year-old-patient-with-adpkd-underscoring-the-importance-of-risk-factor-modification
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Abhilash Koratala, Freddy R Malpartida, Amir Kazory
The mean age of onset of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is between 56 and 69. Our case represents one of the oldest patients with ADPKD, whose chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression rate could be successfully reduced by optimal risk factor modification.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224373/pharmacotherapy-and-treatment-options-for-hiv-associated-nephropathy
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Steven Menez, Mohamad Hanouneh, Blaithin A McMahon, Derek M Fine, Mohamed G Atta
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a worldwide disease with significant mortality and morbidity. There are a multitude of HIV-related kidney diseases including HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) most prominently. The risk of developing HIVAN increases with decreasing CD4 count, higher viral load, and based on genetic factors. The mortality rate for those with HIVAN-end stage renal disease (ESRD) remains 2.5-3 times higher than ESRD patients without HIVAN. Areas covered: The epidemiology of HIVAN, particularly risk assessment, will be explored in this review...
January 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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