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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148024/blue-planet-dialysis-novel-water-sparing-strategies-for-reducing-dialysate-flow
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Alejandra Molano-Triviño, Benjamin Wancjer, Mauro M Neri, Akash N Karopadi, Mitchell Rosner, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Hemodialysis (HD) is an expensive therapy in economic and in ecological terms, owing to a high carbon footprint and significant consumption of natural sources, especially water. Our aim was to review strategies to diminish waste of water in maintenance dialysis, exploring previously described water reuse trends and less known strategies for reducing the dialysate flow. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of water-sparing strategies, including the reuse of reverse osmosis rejected water and the reduction of dialysate flux...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148022/hemodialysis-versus-peritoneal-dialysis-an-observational-study-in-two-international-centers
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Renhua Lu, Carla Estremadoyro, Xiaohuan Chen, Mingli Zhu, Leonardo C Ribeiro, Yucheng Yan, Alessandra Brendolan, Wei Fang, Carlo Crepaldi, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Given that it is difficult to randomize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to either hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD), differences between these renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities are of major interest and remain controversial. METHODS: All data on maintenance dialysis patients during 2009 to 2013 in the Renji Hospital in Shanghai, China and in the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy were selected. Patients who changed their therapy from HD to PD or PD to HD during this study were excluded...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148021/routine-adoption-of-timp2-and-igfbp7-biomarkers-in-cardiac-surgery-for-early-identification-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Chiara Levante, Fiorenza Ferrari, Chiara Manenti, Faeq Husain-Syed, Marta Scarpa, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Massimo De Cal, Valentina Corradi, Grazia M Virzì, Alessandra Brendolan, Federico Nalesso, Pércia Bezerra, Salvador Lopez-Giacoman, Sara Samoni, Mara Senzolo, Davide Giavarina, Loris Salvador, Raffaele Bonato, Silvia De Rosa, Enrico Rettore, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a severe complication affecting many hospitalized patients after cardiac surgery, with negative impacts on short- and long-term clinical outcomes and on healthcare costs. Recently, clinical interest has been aimed at defining and classifying AKI, identifying risk factors and developing diagnostic strategies to identify patients at risk early on. Achieving an early and accurate diagnosis of AKI is a crucial issue, because prevention and timely detection may help to prevent negative clinical outcomes and avoid AKI-associated costs...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147074/increased-levels-of-srage-in-diabetic-ckd-g5d-patients-a-potential-protective-mechanism-against-age-related-upregulation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-inflammation
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Elena Dozio, Valentina Corradi, Elena Vianello, Elisa Scalzotto, Massimo de Cal, Massimiliano Marco Corsi Romanelli, Claudio Ronco
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may induce cardiac remodeling in kidney disease by promoting fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) expression. Since AGEs are increased in diabetes mellitus (DM), our first aim was to evaluate the existence of any potential association between AGEs, FGF-23, inflammation, and increased cardiovascular risk in DM patients on dialysis (CKD-G5D). Secondarily, we explored the potential role of the soluble receptor for AGEs (sRAGE) as a marker of heart failure. Levels of glycated albumin (GA), sRAGE, c-terminal FGF-23 (cFGF-23), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and inflammatory mediators were compared between DM and non-DM CKD-G5D patients...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118766/the-role-of-endotoxin-in-the-setting-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-5
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REVIEW
Anna Clementi, Grazia Maria Virzì, Alessandra Brocca, Claudio Ronco
Lipopolysaccharide or endotoxin, the major cell wall component of gram-negative bacteria, plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of sepsis. It is able to activate the host defense system through the interaction with Toll-like receptor 4, thus triggering pro-inflammatory mechanisms. When the production of inflammatory mediators becomes uncontrolled and excessive, septic shock develops with multiple organ dysfunction, such as myocardial and renal impairment, which are hallmarks of cardiorenal syndrome type 5...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118764/folic-acid-and-homocysteine-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease-progression-which-comes-first
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Cianciolo, Antonio De Pascalis, Luca Di Lullo, Claudio Ronco, Chiara Zannini, Gaetano La Manna
Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) occurs in about 85% of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients because of impaired renal metabolism and reduced renal excretion. Folic acid (FA), the synthetic form of vitamin B9, is critical in the conversion of homocysteine (Hcy) to methionine. If there is not enough intake of FA, there is not enough conversion, and Hcy levels are raised. Summary: Hhcy is regarded as an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in end-stage renal disease...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114041/phospholipase-a2-receptor-1-epitope-spreading-at-baseline-predicts-reduced-likelihood-of-remission-of-membranous-nephropathy
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Barbara Seitz-Polski, Hanna Debiec, Alexandra Rousseau, Karine Dahan, Christelle Zaghrini, Christine Payré, Vincent L M Esnault, Gérard Lambeau, Pierre Ronco
The phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R1) is the major autoantigen in primary membranous nephropathy. Several PLA2R1 epitopes have been characterized, and a retrospective study identified PLA2R1 epitope spreading as a potential indicator of poor prognosis. Here, we analyzed the predictive value of anti-PLA2R1 antibody (PLA2R1-Ab) titers and epitope spreading in a prospective cohort of 58 patients positive for PLA2R1-Ab randomly allocated to rituximab (n=29) or antiproteinuric therapy alone (n=29). At baseline, the epitope profile (CysR, CysRC1, CysRC7, or CysRC1C7) did not correlate with age, sex, time from diagnosis, proteinuria, or serum albumin, but epitope spreading strongly correlated with PLA2R1-Ab titer (P<0...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111542/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
#8
Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. The pathophysiologic pathways are of great interest by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provokes cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increases the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073602/current-perspectives-in-kidney-diseases
#9
Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073601/early-continuous-veno-venous-hemofiltration-is-effective-in-decreasing-intra-abdominal-pressure-and-serum-interleukin-8-level-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis-patients-with-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
#10
Jianmin Xu, Ying Cui, Xiangping Tian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of early continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) in decreasing the intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and serum interleukin-8 (IL-8) level in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients with abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Twenty-five ACS patients of SAP were enrolled in a prospective study conducted according to the standard management protocol. They were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Affiliated Yidu Central Hospital of Weifang Medical College and underwent CVVH...
October 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065398/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
#11
Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. Of great interest are the pathophysiological pathways by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerating the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provoking cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increasing the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
October 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058154/clinical-and-genetic-heterogeneity-in-familial-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
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Guillaume Dorval, Olivier Gribouval, Vanesa Martinez-Barquero, Eduardo Machuca, Marie-Josèphe Tête, Véronique Baudouin, Stéphane Benoit, Imen Chabchoub, Gérard Champion, Dominique Chauveau, Hassib Chehade, Chokri Chouchane, Sylvie Cloarec, Pierre Cochat, Karin Dahan, Jacques Dantal, Yahsou Delmas, Georges Deschênes, Phillippe Dolhem, Dominique Durand, Zelal Ekinci, Khalil El Karoui, Michel Fischbach, Jean-Pierre Grunfeld, Vincent Guigonis, Mongia Hachicha, Julien Hogan, Maryvonne Hourmant, Aurélie Hummel, Nassim Kamar, Thierry Krummel, Didier Lacombe, Brigitte Llanas, Laurent Mesnard, Nabil Mohsin, Patrick Niaudet, Hubert Nivet, Paloma Parvex, Christine Pietrement, Loic de Pontual, Claire Pouteil Noble, David Ribes, Pierre Ronco, Eric Rondeau, Marion Sallee, Michel Tsimaratos, Tim Ulinski, Rémi Salomon, Corinne Antignac, Olivia Boyer
BACKGROUND: Familial steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) is a rare condition. The disease pathophysiology remains elusive. However, bi-allelic mutations in the EMP2 gene were identified, and specific variations in HLA-DQA1 were linked to a high risk of developing the disease. METHODS: Clinical data were analyzed in 59 SSNS families. EMP2 gene was sequenced in families with a potential autosomal recessive (AR) inheritance. Exome sequencing was performed in a subset of 13 families with potential AR inheritance...
October 23, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055944/automatic-dialysis-and-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-keeping-the-primacy-of-human-consciousness-and-fighting-the-dark-side-of-technology
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Zaccaria Ricci, Stefano Romagnoli, Claudio Ronco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023830/drug-management-in-acute-kidney-disease-report-of-the-adqi-xvi-meeting
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M Ostermann, L S Chawla, L G Forni, S L Kane-Gill, J A Kellum, J Koyner, P T Murray, C Ronco, S L Goldstein
AIMS: To summarize and extend the main conclusions and recommendations relevant to drug management during acute kidney disease (AKD) as agreed at the 16(th) Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) consensus conference. METHODS: Using a modified Delphi method to achieve consensus, experts attending the 16(th) ADQI consensus conference reviewed and appraised the existing literature on drug management during AKD and identified recommendations for clinical practice and future research...
October 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985084/controlling-plasma-stability-of-hydroxamic-acids-a-medchem-toolbox
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Paul Hermant, Damien Bosc, Catherine Piveteau, Ronan Gealageas, BaoVy Lam, Cyril Ronco, Matthieu Roignant, Hasina Tolojanahary, Ludovic Jean, Pierre-Yves Renard, Mohamed Lemdani, Marilyne Bourotte, Adrien Herledan, Corentin Bedart, Alexandre Biela, Florence Leroux, Benoit Deprez, Rebecca Deprez-Poulain
Hydroxamic acids are outstanding zinc chelating groups that can be used to design potent and selective metalloenzyme inhibitors in various therapeutic areas. Some hydroxamic acids display a high plasma clearance resulting in poor in vivo activity, though they may be very potent compounds in vitro. We designed a 57-member library of hydroxamic acids to explore the structure-plasma stability relationships in these series and to identify which enzyme(s) and which pharmacophores are critical for plasma stability...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972423/autoimmune-manifestations-associated-with-lymphoma-characteristics-and-outcome-in-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Vincent Jachiet, Arsène Mekinian, Fabrice Carrat, Eric Grignano, Aurelia Retbi, Jean-Jacques Boffa, Pierre Ronco, Eric Rondeau, Jérémie Sellam, Francis Berenbaum, Olivier Chazouillères, Jean Capron, Sonia Alamowitch, Francois Chasset, Camille Frances, Paul Coppo, Olivier Fain
This French multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed to describe the autoimmune manifestations (AIMs) associated with lymphoma among patients hospitalized between 2005 and 2016 in three French University Hospitals. Among 2503 patients with lymphoma, 108 (4.3%) had AIMs, mostly autoimmune cytopenias (71.3%), neurological diseases (10.2%), kidney diseases (6.5%), systemic vasculitis (5.6%) and others. As compared with the 2395 lymphoma patients without AIMs, those with AIMs were older (p = .01), more frequently had B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (p < ...
October 3, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963831/-neprilysin-inhibition-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
REVIEW
Luca Di Lullo, Claudio Ronco, Antonio Bellasi, Mario Cozzolino, Fulvio Floccari, Vincenzo Barbera, Simone Verdesca, Rodolfo Rivera, Antonio De Pascalis, Anna Mudoni, Antonio Santoro
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher incidence of cardiovascular (acute and chronic) events, which in turn have an increased risk of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Inhibition of neprilysin, in addition to offering a new therapeutic target in patients with heart failure, could represent a potential improvement strategy in cardiovascular and renal outcome of patients with CKD. Inhibition of neprilysin by inhibiting the breakdown of natriuretic peptides, increases their bioavailability resulting in an increase in diuresis and sodium excretion and, in addition to exerting an inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) system...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940326/status-of-implementation-and-organization-of-cancer-screening-in-the-european-union-member-states-summary-results-from-the-second-european-screening-report
#18
Partha Basu, Antonio Ponti, Ahti Anttila, Guglielmo Ronco, Carlo Senore, Diama Bhadra Vale, Nereo Segnan, Mariano Tomatis, Isabelle Soerjomataram, Maja Primic Žakelj, Joakim Dillner, Klara Miriam Elfström, Stefan Lönnberg, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
The second report on the implementation status of cancer screening in European Union (EU) was published in 2017. The report described the implementation status, protocols and organization (updated till 2016) and invitation coverage (for index year 2013) of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening in the EU. Experts in screening programme monitoring (N = 80) from the EU Member States having access to requisite information in their respective countries provided data on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening through online questionnaires...
September 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931697/worldwide-experiences-with-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis
#19
REVIEW
Anna Giuliani, Akash Nayak Karopadi, Mario Prieto-Velasco, Sabrina Milan Manani, Carlo Crepaldi, Claudio Ronco
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is common in the elderly population, and renal replacement therapy (RRT) is often required. However, in this particular subgroup of patients, the choice between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) is often not an easy decision to make. Published literature has adequately demonstrated that PD prevalence is significantly less than HD across all patient age groups despite several advantages. We also know that elderly patients are less likely to complete a PD assessment, due to both medical and social barriers...
September 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918099/role-of-hpv-dna-testing-in-modern-gynaecological-practice
#20
REVIEW
Guglielmo Ronco, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
The identification of some types of human papillomavirus (HPV) as necessary, but not sufficient, cause of cervical cancer has suggested the use of HPV testing in cervical cancer prevention. A large number of studies has provided evidence supporting its application (1) as primary screening test, (2) for triaging borderline cytology, (3) for follow-up after positive primary test but no abnormal histology and (4) as a test of cure. They also allowed a reasonably good definition of the appropriate policies and protocols, leading to the delivery of evidence-based guidelines resulting from a systematic review of the literature...
August 12, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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