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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789493/critical-appraisal-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-and-circulating-soluble-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-as-a-predictive-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Adel M A Assiri, Hala F M Kamel, Abeer A ALrefai
The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptors promote vascular complications of diabetes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The soluble form of the receptor for the advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) has been studied as a vascular biomarker in various diseases with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of the serum levels of the AGEs and their receptor sRAGE with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the cardiovascular risk factors among HD patients. There were 130 HD patients and 80 age and gender matched control subjects were involved; 31...
May 22, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779117/how-common-is-balkan-endemic-nephropathy-among-immigrants-in-endemic-regions
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Ljubica Đukanović, Maja Račić, Ivko Marić, Zlatko Maksimović, Jelena Simić, Jela Aleksić, Sanja Stanković, Vesna Pejović, Višnja Ležaić
PURPOSE: In the early 1970s, a number of authors described the development of Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) in immigrants in endemic regions. The aim of this study was to examine whether immigrants in endemic regions are suffering from BEN today. METHODS: The study involved 193 residents of two endemic regions divided into three groups: two groups of native residents-(1) members of BEN families, (2) members of non-BEN families, and (3) immigrants, who had moved from non-affected settlements to the endemic regions of Kolubara (38 years ago) or Semberia (20 years ago)...
May 19, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779027/association-of-pre-end-stage-renal-disease-hemoglobin-with-early-dialysis-outcomes
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Carola-Ellen Kleine, Melissa Soohoo, Omesh N Ranasinghe, Christina Park, Maria V Marroquin, Yoshitsugu Obi, Connie M Rhee, Hamid Moradi, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja
BACKGROUND: Incident hemodialysis patients have a high mortality risk within the first months after dialysis initiation. Pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) factors like anemia management may impact early post-ESRD outcomes. Therefore, we evaluated the impact of pre-ESRD hemoglobin (Hgb) and pre-ESRD Hgb slope on post-ESRD mortality and hospitalization outcomes. METHODS: The study included 31,472 veterans transitioning to ESRD. Using Cox and negative binomial regression models, we evaluated the association of pre-ESRD Hgb and Hgb slope with 12-month post-ESRD all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization rates using 4 levels of hierarchical multivariable adjustment, including erythropoietin use and kidney decline in slope models...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776670/-predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-in-a-university-hospital-a-prospective-cohort
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Adriene Stahlschmidt, Betânia Novelo, Luiza Alexi Freitas, Sávio Cavalcante Passos, Jairo Alberto Dussián-Sarria, Elaine Aparecida Félix, Patrícia Wajnberg Gamermann, Wolnei Caumo, Luciana Paula Cadore Stefani
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality associated with urgent or emergency surgeries are high compared to elective procedures. Perioperative risk scores identify the non-elective character as an independent factor of complications and death. The present study aims to characterize the population undergoing non-elective surgeries at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and identify the clinical and surgical factors associated with death within 30 days postoperatively. METHODOLOGY: A prospective cohort study of 187 patients undergoing elective surgeries between April and May 2014 at the Hospital de Clínicas, Porto Alegre...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771270/effect-of-conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitors-to-everolimus-on-hepatitis-c-viremia-in-adult-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Larissa Sgaria Pacheco, Valter Duro Garcia, Ronivan Luis Dal Prá, Bruna Doleys Cardoso, Mariana Ferras Rodrigues, Helen Kris Zanetti, Gisele Meinerz, Jorge Neumann, Diego Gnatta, Elizete Keitel
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no specific immunosuppressive protocol for hepatitis C (HCV)-positive renal transplants recipients. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the conversion effect to everolimus (EVR) on HCV in adult kidney recipients. METHOD: This is an exploratory single-center, prospective, randomized, open label controlled trial with renal allograft recipients with HCV-positive serology. Participants were randomized for conversion to EVR or maintenance of calcineurin inhibitors...
May 14, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768958/bevacizumab-induced-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-treatment-with-eculizumab
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Anusha Vakiti, Daulath Singh, Ravi Pilla, Muhamad A Moustafa, Kelly W Fitzpatrick
Bevacizumab (Avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody used for the management of various solid malignancies including colorectal, lung, brain, renal, and ovarian cancers as well as age-related macular degeneration of the eye. It is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which exhibits its action by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tissue. Common side effects include hypertension, fatigue, headaches, and increased risk of infections. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious side effect associated with bevacizumab due to its anti-angiogenic effect...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767854/emerging-association-between-parathyroid-hormone-and-anemia-in-hemodialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Motoko Tanaka, Hirotaka Komaba, Masafumi Fukagawa
Anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). There are various causes of renal anemia such as decreased production of erythropoietin, resistance to erythropoietin, shortened survival of red blood cells, and bone marrow fibrosis. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a less recognized, but potentially significant cause of renal anemia in CKD patients. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) has been regarded as a uremic toxin that has multiple adverse effects, and its elevated levels have been associated with renal anemia in hemodialysis patients...
May 16, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761242/safety-and-efficacy-of-benzbromarone-and-febuxostat-in-hyperuricemia-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Haibo Yu, Xinying Liu, Yaxiang Song, Jiafen Cheng, Hui Bao, Ling Qin, Xuan Zhou, Ling Wang, Ai Peng
BACKGROUND: To compare the safety and efficacy of benzbromarone and febuxostat in hyperuricemia patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 20-60 mL/min/1.73 m2 . METHODS: This study was a single-centered, parallel-grouped, randomized clinical trial (RCT). We randomly assigned hyperuricemia participants with eGFR 20-60 mL/min/1.73 m2 into benzbromarone and febuxostat treatment group. Drugs were adjusted by titration from small doses. RESULTS: Seventy-three eligible participants enrolled, 66 subjects (33 in each group) were included finally for analysis...
May 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759048/evaluation-of-atg5-polymorphisms-in-italian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-contribution-to-disease-susceptibility-and-clinical-phenotypes
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C Ciccacci, C Perricone, C Alessandri, A Latini, C Politi, F Delunardo, M Pierdominici, F Conti, G Novelli, E Ortona, P Borgiani
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common heterogeneous autoimmune disease that is caused by the involvement both of genetic and environmental factors. There is evidence that autophagy is involved in several aspects of SLE pathogenesis. In particular, polymorphisms in the ATG5 gene have been observed to be associated with disease susceptibility. Our aim was to verify if ATG5 polymorphisms are involved in the susceptibility to disease and its clinical phenotypes in an Italian cohort of SLE patients. This study involved 315 SLE patients and 265 healthy controls...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753673/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-malnutrition-using-3-scoring-systems-among-outpatients-with-heart-failure-a-comparison-with-body-mass-index
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Shirley Sze, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Syed Kazmi, Alan Rigby, John G F Cleland, Kenneth Wong, Andrew Lawrence Clark
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to report the prevalence, clinical associations, and prognostic consequences of malnutrition in outpatients with heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Malnutrition may be common in HF and associated with adverse outcomes, but few data exist. METHODS: We applied the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI), controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score, and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) to consecutive patients referred with suspected HF to a clinic serving a local population (n = 550,000)...
May 2, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753419/severe-renal-failure-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-induced-by-malignant-hypertension-successfully-treated-with-spironolactone
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H M Villafuerte Ledesma, J M Peña Porta, P Iñigo Gil, P Martin Azara, J E Ruiz Lalglesia, A Tomás LaTorre, A Martínez Burillo, P Vernet Perna, R Álvarez Lipe
Malignant hypertension can cause thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) characterized by hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. On the other hand, severe hypertension is sometimes associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Distinguishing these entities is important because of therapeutic implications. Plasmapheresis should be initiated as soon as possible if we are dealing with TTP. We describe the case of a 30-year-old man referred to our hospital with malignant hypertension, severe renal failure and TMA: haemoglobin=9g/dL, total bilirubin=0...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750742/an-atypical-case-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Tine Francois, Johan Vande Walle, Evelyn Dhont, Werner Keenswijk
We present the case of a 2-month-old infant presenting with pallor and laboratory results showing: hemoglobin 5.1 (10 to 1.5) g/dL, MCV 94.7 (75 to 105) fL, leukocytes 17.4 (7 to 15) ×10/μL, platelets 259 (150 to 450) ×10/μL, hyperbilirubinemia and renal dysfunction. A hemolytic anemia with tubular injury secondary to hemoglobinuria was suspected. Hyperhydration and packed cells were given but she deteriorated. Fluid overload with anuria further complicated the course necessating hemodialysis. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome was suspected and eculizumab was administered resulting in rapid improvement...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747407/transcription-factors-as-therapeutic-targets-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Akihito Hishikawa, Kaori Hayashi, Hiroshi Itoh
The growing number of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is recognized as an emerging problem worldwide. Recent studies have indicated that deregulation of transcription factors is associated with the onset or progression of kidney disease. Several clinical trials indicated that regression of CKD may be feasible via activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2), which suggests that transcription factors may be potential drug targets for CKD. Agents stabilizing hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), which may be beneficial for renal anemia and renal protection, are also now under clinical trial...
May 9, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743400/-epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-subsequent-to-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-administration-and-successfully-treated-with-rituximab-in-a-patient-with-aplastic-anemia
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Hiroaki Nagata, Takahiro Fujino, Ayako Muramatsu, Yuka Kawaji, Kodai Kuriyama, Muneo Oshiro, Yoshiko Hirakawa, Toshiki Iwai, Hitoji Uchiyama
Rabbit antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is an effective immunosuppressive therapy for patients with aplastic anemia (AA). However, Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-LPD) is a rare but serious complication of the therapy. An 81-year-old man was diagnosed with severe AA on the occasion of melena. Because cyclosporine monotherapy did not improve his condition, rabbit ATG was additionally administered. Thirty-one days after the administration of rabbit ATG, the patient presented with fever and general malaise...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743397/-transplantation-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-confirmed-by-renal-biopsy
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Satoshi Miyamoto, Shunsuke Kimura, Yosuke Hosoya, Daisuke Hasegawa, Hisashi Ishida, Atsuro Daida, Toshihiro Matsui, Yuri Yoshimoto, Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Takuya Fujimaru, Tadashi Kumamoto, Shin-Ichiro Mori, Koyu Suzuki, Atsushi Manabe
An eight-year-old girl with myelodysplastic syndrome (refractory cytopenia) received a bone marrow transplant (BMT) from an unrelated donor because of immunosuppressive therapy failure. Following administration of foscarnet for cytomegalovirus reactivation at day40 post-BMT, serum creatinine increased, and proteinuria, hematuria, and hypertension gradually exacerbated and became prolonged. However, neither schistocytosis nor other organ damage was evident. At six months post-BMT, renal biopsy revealed diffuse glomerular damage with glomerular lobulation, a double contour of the glomerular basement membrane, erythrocyte congestion and thrombi in the glomerular endocapillaries, and mesangiolysis, confirming the diagnosis of transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA)...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738538/the-hypoxia-inducible-factor-erythropoietin-epo-epo-receptor-pathway-is-disturbed-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease-related-anemia
#16
Daniel Landau, Lital London, Inbar Bandach, Yael Segev
OBJECTIVES: Anemia is a known driver for hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) which leads to increased renal erythropoietin (EPO) synthesis. Bone marrow (BM) EPO receptor (EPOR) signals are transduced through a JAK2-STAT5 pathway. The origins of anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are multifactorial, including impairment of both renal EPO synthesis as well as intestinal iron absorption. We investigated the HIF- EPO- EPOR axis in kidney, BM and proximal tibia in anemic juvenile CKD rats. METHODS: CKD was induced by 5/6 nephrectomy in young (20 days old) male Sprague-Dawley rats while C group was sham operated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737013/incremental-dialysis-for-preserving-residual-kidney-function-does-one-size-fit-all-when-initiating-dialysis
#17
Anna T Mathew, Yoshitsugu Obi, Connie M Rhee, Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
While many patients have substantial residual kidney function (RKF) when initiating hemodialysis (HD), most patients with end stage renal disease in the United States are initiated on 3-times per week conventional HD regimen, with little regard to RKF or patient preference. RKF is associated with many benefits including survival, volume control, solute clearance, and reduced inflammation. Several strategies have been recommended to preserve RKF after HD initiation, including an incremental approach to HD initiation...
May 7, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735420/-post-streptococcal-glomerulonephritis-in-the-south-of-tunisia-a-12-year-retrospective-review
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Bayen Maalej, Mona Ben Amor, Manel Jallouli, Manel Weli, Mohamed Charfi, Yassine Abdelkefi, Olfa Chakroun, Khaoula Kamoun, Jamil Hachicha, Noureddine Rekik, Taher Gargah, Lamia Gargouri, Abdelmajid Mahfoudh
AIM: Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is a frequent cause of acute nephritis in children. This study aimed to describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes of PSGN and look for predictor's factors of severity. METHODS: A 12-year retrospective review of case notes and laboratory data was conducted at a department of pediatrics, pediatric emergency and intensive care, Hedi Chaker Hospital. RESULTS: One hundred seventy eight children were treated for PSGN with a mean age of 7...
May 4, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734154/treatment-of-posttransplantation-anemia
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Kohei Unagami, Masayoshi Okumi, Tomomi Tamura, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe, Kosaku Nitta
Kidney transplantation represents a renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal failure, with outcomes improving from year to year. With the improved survival prognosis, treatment of complications of chronic kidney disease after transplantation is becoming increasingly important. In particular, posttransplantation anemia (PTA) is often protracted, which could be related to a variety of factors, including the renal function status, graft rejection episodes, and infectious causes. PTA occurs in about 30-40% of transplant recipients, and is known to affect the function of the transplanted kidney as well as patient survival...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734151/renal-anemia-and-iron-metabolism
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Chie Ogawa, Ken Tsuchiya, Kunimi Maeda, Kosaku Nitta
Normal iron metabolism is essential for effective hemoglobin (Hb) production in the management of renal anemia. Considering that studies regarding the optimal Hb levels predated the creation of the iron management indices found in the treatment guidelines for hemodialysis (HD) patients, an increase in the Hb levels caused by intravenous iron supplementation has been used as an iron management index. However, no consideration was given to iron metabolism or the long-term safety of intravenous iron supplementation...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
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