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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318628/b-and-t-cell-subpopulations-in-patients-with-severe-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-may-predict-an-early-response-to-rituximab
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Michelle Rosenzwajg, Eva Languille, Hanna Debiec, Joana Hygino, Karine Dahan, Tabassome Simon, David Klatzmann, Pierre Ronco
Primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) is characterized by antibodies to the podocyte, but little is known about B- and T-cell populations and their response to rituximab is controversial. To help resolve this we compared 33 lymphocyte subpopulations and 27 cytokines/chemokines in 25 patients with severe PMN and 27 age-matched healthy individuals. At baseline, patients had a significantly increased percentage of naive B-cells with significantly decreased switched and non-switched memory B-cells. There was a significantly decreased percentage of natural killer (NK) cells with an increase in the CD56(bright)CD16(-/lo) NK subset...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314581/a-proposal-for-standardized-grading-of-chronic-changes-in-native-kidney-biopsy-specimens
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Sanjeev Sethi, Vivette D D'Agati, Cynthia C Nast, Agnes B Fogo, An S De Vriese, Glen S Markowitz, Richard J Glassock, Fernando C Fervenza, Surya V Seshan, Andrew Rule, Lorraine C Racusen, Jai Radhakrishnan, Christopher G Winearls, Gerald B Appel, Ingeborg M Bajema, Anthony Chang, Robert B Colvin, H Terence Cook, Sundaram Hariharan, Loren P Herrera Hernandez, Neeraja Kambham, Michael Mengel, Karl A Nath, Helmut G Rennke, Pierre Ronco, Brad H Rovin, Mark Haas
Chronic changes represent an important component of native kidney biopsy evaluation and have a major bearing on predicting prognosis and guiding treatment. We propose here a uniform, semiquantitative approach to assessing such changes, which include glomerulosclerosis, tubular atrophy, interstitial fibrosis, and arteriosclerosis, and we report these findings as an overall chronicity grade.
April 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294655/recovery-after-acute-kidney-injury-a-new-prognostic-dimension-of-the-syndrome
#3
Claudio Ronco, Fiorenza Ferrari, Zaccaria Ricci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292720/clinical-relevance-of-hypogammaglobulinemia-clinical-and-biologic-variables-on-the-infection-risk-and-outcome-of-patients-with-stage-a-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#4
Francesca R Mauro, Fortunato Morabito, Iolanda D Vincelli, Luigi Petrucci, Melissa Campanelli, Adriano Salaroli, Giuseppina Uccello, Annamaria Petrungaro, Francesca Ronco, Sara Raponi, Mauro Nanni, Antonino Neri, Manlio Ferrarini, Anna R Guarini, Robin Foà, Massimo Gentile
The prognostic effect of hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG), clinical and biologic characteristics on the infection risk and outcome has been retrospectively analyzed in 899 patients with stage A chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Low levels of IgG were recorded in 19.9% of patients at presentation, low levels of IgM and/or IgA in 10.4% and an additional 20% of patients developed HGG during the course of the disease. Before the start of any treatment, 160 (12.9%) patients experienced at least one grade ≥3 infection requiring a systemic anti-infective treatment and/or hospitalization...
February 27, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292575/the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-what-to-expect-from-new-oral-hypoglycemic-agents
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REVIEW
Luca Di Lullo, Michela Mangano, Claudio Ronco, Vincenzo Barbera, Antonio De Pascalis, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Russo, Biagio Di Iorio, Mario Cozzolino
Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people have chronic kidney disease (CKD), whose most common causes include hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and diabetes. About 40% of patients with diabetes develop CKD and intensive blood glucose control through pharmacological intervention can delay CKD progression. Standard therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus include metformin, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones, and insulin. While these drugs have an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes, only the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone can be used across the spectrum of CKD (stages 2-5) and without dose adjustment...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257452/prognostic-value-of-pla2r-autoimmunity-detected-by-measurement-of-anti-pla2r-antibodies-combined-with-detection-of-pla2r-antigen-in-membranous-nephropathy-a-single-centre-study-over-14-years
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Franck Pourcine, Karine Dahan, Fabrice Mihout, Marine Cachanado, Isabelle Brocheriou, Hanna Debiec, Pierre Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Clinical course of membranous nephropathy (MN) is difficult to predict. Measurement of circulating anti-PLA2R autoantibodies (PLA2R-Ab) and detection in immune deposits of PLA2R antigen (PLA2R-Ag) are major advances in disease understanding. We evaluated the clinical significance of these biomarkers. METHODS: In this 14-year retrospective study, we collected data from 108 MN patients and assessed the relationship between clinical course, PLA2R-Ab and PLA2R-Ag...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255652/attenuation-of-liver-cancer-development-by-oral-glycerol-supplementation-in-the-rat
#7
Alejo M Capiglioni, Florencia Lorenzetti, Ariel D Quiroga, Juan P Parody, María T Ronco, Gerardo B Pisani, María C Carrillo, María P Ceballos, María de Luján Alvarez
PURPOSE: Glycerol usage is increasing in food industry for human and animal nutrition. This study analyzed the impact of glycerol metabolism when orally supplemented during the early stage of rat liver carcinogenesis. METHODS: Wistar rats were subjected to a 2-phase model of hepatocarcinogenesis (initiated-promoted, IP group). IP animals also received glycerol by gavage (200 mg/kg body weight, IPGly group). RESULTS: Glycerol treatment reduced the volume of preneoplastic lesions by decreasing the proliferative status of liver foci, increasing the expression of p53 and p21 proteins and reducing the expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin-dependent kinase 1...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249254/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-new-synthetic-vitamin-e-bonded-membrane-on-the-hypo-responsiveness-to-the-erythropoietin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Francesco Locatelli, Simeone Andrulli, Sara Maria Viganò, Massimo Concetti, Sauro Urbini, Franca Giacchino, Roberto Broccoli, Filippo Aucella, Maria Cossu, Paolo Conti, Laura Fattori, Giorgio Punzo, Daniela Angelini, Marco Peruzzini, Salvatore Di Giulio, Marta Piroddi, Francesco Galli, Lucia Del Vecchio
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has been related to hypo-response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to verify whether vitamin E (ViE) on a synthetic polysulfone dialyzer can improve ESA responsiveness. METHODS: This controlled, multicenter study involved 93 HD patients on stable ESA therapy, who were randomized to either ViE-coated polysulfone dialyzer or to a low-flux synthetic dialyzer. The primary outcome measure was the change in ESA resistance index (ERI) from baseline...
March 2, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239826/observational-multicentric-survey-on-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-demographic-and-clinical-data-from-34-italian-centers
#9
R Luchetti, S Tognon, M Cacciavillani, S Ronco, N Buzzelli, G Lanni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at a national level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric observational study was conducted in 34 Italian centers by specialists participating in the Management of Peripheral Neuropathies Study Group on 377 patients (age, mean±SD 56±14.4 years, 73.2% females) with CTS. The characteristics of the disease and its management were recorded at baseline and during a 2-month follow-up using a standardized clinical record and assessed with validated clinical tests...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239173/acute-kidney-disease-and-renal-recovery-consensus-report-of-the-acute-disease-quality-initiative-adqi-16-workgroup
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REVIEW
Lakhmir S Chawla, Rinaldo Bellomo, Azra Bihorac, Stuart L Goldstein, Edward D Siew, Sean M Bagshaw, David Bittleman, Dinna Cruz, Zoltan Endre, Robert L Fitzgerald, Lui Forni, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Eric Hoste, Jay Koyner, Kathleen D Liu, Etienne Macedo, Ravindra Mehta, Patrick Murray, Mitra Nadim, Marlies Ostermann, Paul M Palevsky, Neesh Pannu, Mitchell Rosner, Ron Wald, Alexander Zarbock, Claudio Ronco, John A Kellum
Consensus definitions have been reached for both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and these definitions are now routinely used in research and clinical practice. The KDIGO guideline defines AKI as an abrupt decrease in kidney function occurring over 7 days or less, whereas CKD is defined by the persistence of kidney disease for a period of >90 days. AKI and CKD are increasingly recognized as related entities and in some instances probably represent a continuum of the disease process...
April 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236468/volume-expansion-and-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#11
Peter A McCullough, Jun Zhang, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222690/ngal-expression-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-does-not-predict-severity-of-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury
#12
Martin G Friedrich, Ioannis Bougioukas, Johanna Kolle, Christian Bireta, Fawad A Jebran, Marius Placzek, Theodor Tirilomis
BACKGROUND: Renal injury is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and therefore, early detection and much more prediction of postoperative kidney injury is desirable. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a predictive biomarker of acute kidney injury and may increase after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, time correlation of NGAL expression and severity of renal injury is still unclear. The aim of our study was to investigate CPB-related urine NGAL (uNGAL) secretion in correlation to postoperative renal function...
February 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213622/understanding-renal-functional-reserve
#13
Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Kellum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186567/hypothermia-and-kidney-a-focus-on-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
Silvia De Rosa, Massimo Antonelli, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177092/-newer-anti-diabetic-therapies-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Luca Di Lullo, Claudio Ronco, Vincenzo Barbera, Mario Cozzolino, Francesca Santoboni, Annalisa Villani, Antonio De Pascalis, Antonio Bellasi
Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people have chronic kidney disease (CKD), whose most common causes include hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and diabetes. About 40% of patients with diabetes develop CKD. Intensive blood glucose control through pharmacological intervention can delay CKD progression. Standard therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes include metformin, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones and insulin. While these drugs have an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes, only the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone can be used across the spectrum of CKD (stages 25) and without dose adjustment...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125806/procalcitonin-and-interleukin-6-levels-are-they-useful-biomarkers-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
#16
Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Grazia Maria Virzì, Massimo de Cal, Davide Giavarina, Mariarosa Carta, María-Jimena Muciño-Bermejo, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Loris Salvador, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury is an independent predictor of chronic renal disease and mortality. The scope of this study was to determine the utility of procalcitonin (PCT) and plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in predicting renal outcome and mortality in these patients. METHODS: PCT and plasma IL-6 levels of 122 cardiac surgery patients were measured at 48 h after the surgical procedure. Primary endpoints were adverse renal outcome and mortality...
January 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114144/hepatitis-c-treatment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Michel Jadoul, Paul Martin
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a very common infection found among hemodialysis (HD) and kidney transplant patients. It is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have much better efficacy (sustained viral response (SVR)) and tolerance than interferon-based regimens. Very recent studies extend this breakthrough finding to chronic kidney disease (CKD) populations. SUMMARY: CKD patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >30 ml/min/1...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114139/uric-acid-vascular-stiffness-and-chronic-kidney-disease-is-there-a-link
#18
REVIEW
Juan C Ramirez-Sandoval, L Gabriela Sanchez-Lozada, Magdalena Madero
Controversy exists with regard to the causal role of hyperuricemia in chronic kidney disease. Vascular stiffness may be the link that explains the relation between hyperuricemia and kidney disease. Hyperuricemia is associated with a number of effects on the vascular endothelium and vascular smooth muscle cells, including an increase in oxidative stress, production of vasoconstrictors, and changes on the structural properties of the large artery wall. Observational evidence in large epidemiological cross-sectional studies suggests that there is an independent association between uric acid and arterial stiffness...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114135/preface
#19
Peter Kotanko, Laura Rosales, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114132/development-of-a-limb-preservation-program
#20
REVIEW
Richard F Neville, Ahmed Kayssi
In the global scenario, as the prevalence of renal failure and diabetes increases, healing and limb preservation assume increasing clinical importance for patients and healthcare systems. Unfortunately, there continues to be variation in the care delivered to patients at risk of losing a limb based on geography, race, socioeconomic status, and insurance status. There are also a variety of therapeutic approaches to patients with limb-threatening ischemia; 25% undergo primary amputation, 25% undergo medical therapy, and only 50% undergo any attempt at revascularization...
2017: Blood Purification
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