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Keigo Tsushida, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Kana Masuda, Satoshi Tanimura, Hiromasa Miyake, Yuka Arata, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Jun Wada
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with not only higher in-hospital mortality but also the subsequent development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent evidence has suggested the involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired dynamics in the pathogenesis of AKI. Estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is an orphan nuclear receptor that acts as a transcription factor to regulate the transcription of genes required for mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation. In the present study, we examined the effects of ERRα deficiency on the progression of AKI induced by cisplatin...
March 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Miguel Fontecha-Barriuso, Diego Martin-Sanchez, Olga Ruiz-Andres, Jonay Poveda, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Lara Valiño-Rivas, Marta Ruiz-Ortega, Alberto Ortiz, Ana Belén Sanz
Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression patterns not caused by an altered nucleotide sequence, and includes non-coding RNAs and covalent modifications of DNA and histones. This review focuses on functional evidence for the involvement of DNA and histone epigenetic modifications in the pathogenesis of kidney disease and the potential therapeutic implications. There is evidence of activation of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the AKI-to-CKD transition of diverse aetiologies, including ischaemia-reperfusion injury, nephrotoxicity, ureteral obstruction, diabetes, glomerulonephritis and polycystic kidney disease...
March 9, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, Amer Hayat Khan, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Azmi Sarriff, Yusra Habib Khan, Siew Hua Gan
BACKGROUND: Despite myriad improvements in the care of dengue patients, acute kidney injury (AKI) remained least appreciated intricacy of dengue infection. Exiting literature does not provide any information on renal outcomes among dengue patients surviving an episode of AKI. METHODS: Dengue patients who developed AKI were followed up for post-discharge period of three months and renal recovery was assessed by using recovery criteria based on different thresholds of serum creatinine (SCr) and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR)...
2018: PloS One
Yu Zhang, Li Jiang, Baomin Wang, Xiuming Xi
BACKGROUND: Although there were studies to investigate the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery, most of them focused on one specific type of surgeries. The risk factors for postoperative AKI in patients undergoing all surgeries in intensive care units (ICU) have not been reported. METHODS: Data from 1731 patients undergoing surgery in 30 ICUs of 28 tertiary hospitals in Beijing from March to August 2012 were prospectively collected. AKI was defined and staged by the KDIGO criteria...
February 26, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Osamu Ichii, Taro Horino
Mature microRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded RNAs with approximately 18-25 bases, and their sequences are highly conserved among animals. miRNAs act as posttranscriptional regulators by binding mRNAs, and their main function involves the degradation of their target mRNAs. Recent studies revealed altered expression of miRNAs in the kidneys during the progression of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in humans and experimental rodent models by using high-throughput screening techniques including microarray and small RNA sequencing...
January 2018: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
Aart J van der Molen, Peter Reimer, Ilona A Dekkers, Georg Bongartz, Marie-France Bellin, Michele Bertolotto, Olivier Clement, Gertraud Heinz-Peer, Fulvio Stacul, Judith A W Webb, Henrik S Thomsen
PURPOSE: The Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC) of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its 2011 guidelines on the prevention of post-contrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI). The results of the literature review and the recommendations based on it, which were used to prepare the new guidelines, are presented in two papers. AREAS COVERED IN PART 1: Topics reviewed include the terminology used, the best way to measure eGFR, the definition of PC-AKI, and the risk factors for PC-AKI, including whether the risk with intravenous and intra-arterial contrast medium differs...
February 9, 2018: European Radiology
Aart J van der Molen, Peter Reimer, Ilona A Dekkers, Georg Bongartz, Marie-France Bellin, Michele Bertolotto, Olivier Clement, Gertraud Heinz-Peer, Fulvio Stacul, Judith A W Webb, Henrik S Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: The Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC) of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its 2011 guidelines on the prevention of post-contrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI). The results of the literature review and the recommendations based on it, which were used to prepare the new guidelines, are presented in two papers. AREAS COVERED IN PART 2: Topics reviewed include stratification of PC-AKI risk, the need to withdraw nephrotoxic medication, PC-AKI prophylaxis with hydration or drugs, the use of metformin in diabetic patients receiving contrast medium and the need to alter dialysis schedules in patients receiving contrast medium...
February 7, 2018: European Radiology
Siavash Piran, Hugh Traquair, Noel Chan, Marlene Robinson, Sam Schulman
Anticoagulant-related nephropathy is an acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with excessive anticoagulation. The nature of the association between excessive anticoagulation with warfarin and AKI and its incidence remain unclear. To evaluate the incidence of AKI in excessively anticoagulated patients taking warfarin and examine potential risk factors. A retrospective chart review was performed in patients on chronic warfarin. The primary outcome was AKI, defined as an acute increase in creatinine of > 26...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Ladan Golestaneh, Joel Neugarten, Frederick Kaskel, Aileen P McGinn
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte disorder and a prognostic marker for mortality. We hypothesize that in advanced chronic or acute kidney disease, hyponatremia is not independently associated with mortality because of the contribution of kidney failure to its pathophysiology. METHODS: Clinical Looking Glass, Montefiore's clinical database, was used to build a cohort of all patients hospitalized between January of 2009 and December of 2011. A chronic kidney disease (CKD) group and an acute kidney injury (AKI) group were defined based on GFR measurements during and before index hospitalization...
February 2, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Eva Rodríguez, Carlos Arias-Cabrales, Sheila Bermejo, Adriana Sierra, Carla Burballa, María José Soler, Clara Barrios, Julio Pascual
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recurrent acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among patients after a first hospitalized AKI. However, little is known about the prognosis of recurrent AKI episodes in chronic kidney disease (CKD) development, cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS: A retrospective study included patients admitted to our Hospital from 2000 to 2010. AKI was defined according to the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative criteria. In the follow-up period after the first AKI episode, clinical, laboratory data and the number of repeated AKI episodes, etiology and severity were recorded...
January 23, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
David T Selewski, Dylan M Hyatt, Kevin M Bennett, Jennifer R Charlton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite abundant evidence in adults, the relationship between acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unanswered in pediatrics. Obstacles to overcome include the challenges defining these entities and the lack of long-term follow-up studies. This review focuses on pediatric populations at high-risk for AKI, the evidence of the long-term effect of AKI on renal health, and biomarkers to detect renal disease. RECENT FINDINGS: AKI in critically ill children and neonates is common and independently associated with adverse outcomes...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Zondiwe Victor Mwanza, Mignon McCulloch, Mark Drayson, Timothy Plant, David V Milford, Gavin Dreyer
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on paediatric kidney disease in developing countries such as Malawi. Descriptive research on kidney disease is essential to improving patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at a tertiary hospital in Malawi from 2012 to 2013. Children under 14 years with proteinuric kidney disease were enrolled from paediatric wards and outpatient clinics at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from patients at enrolment and at 3 months review at which point clinical status and disease outcome were ascertained...
January 31, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Yan Zhu, Ping Xu, Qing Wang, Jian-Quan Luo, Yi-Wen Xiao, Yi-Yi Li, Yan-Gang Zhou, Andrew Cave, Hoan Linh Banh
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine: 1) the incidence and the risk factors of diclofenac/acetaminophen combination as a single agent induced Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in postoperative pain relief 2) the average cost and length of hospital stay for patients in AKI group and non-AKI group. METHODS: All patients with no prior history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and normal serum creatinine [44~130 μmol /l] who received diclofenac and acetaminophen combination as a single agent intramuscularly (IM) between January and December 2015 in The Second Xiangya Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China were included in this retrospective own-control study...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Siree Asvapromtada, Hiroko Sonoda, Minami Kinouchi, Sayaka Oshikawa, Saki Takahashi, Yuya Hoshino, Thitaporn Sinlapadeelerdkul, Naoko Yokota-Ikeda, Toshiyuki Matsuzaki, Masahiro Ikeda
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and an alteration in renal water handling has been observed during the transition of AKI to CKD. Urinary exosomal release of aquaporin-1 (AQP1) and AQP2, important proteins for renal water handling, has recently been reported to predict their levels of renal expression. We therefore examined the patterns of urinary exosomal release of AQP1 and AQP2, and the exosomal marker proteins tumor susceptibility 101 protein (TSG101) and ALG-2 interacting protein X (Alix), in the acute and chronic phases following induction of AKI by renal bilateral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in rats...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
David M Small, Washington Y Sanchez, Sandrine F Roy, Christudas Morais, Heddwen L Brooks, Jeff S Coombes, David W Johnson, Glenda C Gobe
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction exacerbate acute kidney injury (AKI) but their role in any associated progress to chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear. Antioxidant therapies often benefit AKI but their benefits in CKD are controversial since clinical and pre-clinical investigations often conflict. Here we examined the influence of the antioxidant, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on oxidative stress and mitochondrial function during AKI (20-minute bilateral renal ischemia plus reperfusion/IR) and progression to chronic kidney pathologies in mice...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Umar Farooq, Aaron Tober, Vernon Chinchilli, W Brian Reeves, Nasrollah Ghahramani
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disease burdened by uncertainties of definition, management strategies, and prognosis. This study explores the relationship between demographic characteristics of nephrologists and their perceptions about the definition, management, and follow-up of AKI. Methods: We developed a Web-based survey, the International Survey on Acute Kidney Injury (ISAKI), consisting of 29 items in 4 categories: (1) demographic and practice characteristics, (2) definition of AKI, (3) management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in AKI, and (4) sequelae of AKI...
December 2017: Kidney Diseases
Michael Hultström, Mediha Becirovic-Agic, Sofia Jönsson
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a syndrome of reduced glomerular filtration rate and urine production caused by a number of different diseases. It is associated with renal tissue damage. This tissue damage can cause tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis that leads to nephron loss and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review describes the in-common mechanisms behind tissue damage in AKI caused by different underlying diseases. Comparing six high-quality microarray studies of renal gene expression after AKI in disease models (gram-negative sepsis, gram-positive sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion, malignant hypertension, rhabdomyolysis, and cisplatin toxicity) identified 5,254 differentially expressed genes in at least one of the AKI models; 66% of genes were found only in one model, showing that there are unique features to AKI depending on the underlying disease...
March 1, 2018: Physiological Genomics
Grzegorz Wystrychowski, Wojciech Wystrychowski, Władysław Grzeszczak, Andrzej Więcek, Robert Król, Antoni Wystrychowski
Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) induces local inflammation leading to kidney damage. Since pentoxifylline (PTX) and steroids have distinct immunomodulatory properties, we aimed to evaluate for the first time their combined use in IRI-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in rats. In two experiments, PTX (100 mg/kg body weight subcutaneously) was administered 90 min prior to renal IRI or/and methylprednisolone (MP; 100 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly) was infused 60 min after reperfusion of a solitary kidney (AKI model: 45 min ischemia, 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats) or one kidney with excision of contralateral kidney 2 weeks later (CKD model: 90 min ischemia, 38 rats)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
C Williams, K Borges, T Banh, J Vasilevska-Ristovska, R Chanchlani, V L Ng, A I Dipchand, M Solomon, D Hebert, S J Kim, B C Astor, R S Parekh
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and its impact on chronic kidney disease (CKD) following pediatric non-kidney solid organ transplantation is unknown. We aimed to determine the incidence of AKI and CKD and examine their relationship among children who received a heart, lung, liver or multi-organ transplant at the Hospital for Sick Children between 2002 and 2011. AKI was assessed in the first year post-transplant. Among 303 children, perioperative AKI (within the first week) occurred in 67% of children, and AKI after the first week occurred in 36%, with the highest incidence among lung and multi-organ recipients...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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