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Renal, kidney, renal transplant

Stan Benjamens, Robert A Pol, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Aiko P J de Vries, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Stefan P Berger, Riemer H J A Slart
INTRODUCTION: This study focused on the value of quantitatively analyzed and qualitatively graded renal scintigraphy in relation to the expected duration of delayed graft function after kidney transplantation. A more reliable prediction of delayed graft function duration may result in a more tailored and patient-specific treatment regimen post-transplantation. METHODS: From 2000 to 2014, patients with early transplant dysfunction and a Tc-99m MAG3 renal scintigraphy, within 3 days post-transplantation, were included in a dual center retrospective study...
2018: PloS One
Sridevi Gutta, Nadja Grobe, Meenasri Kumbaji, Hassan Osman, Mohammad Saklayen, Gengxin Li, Khalid M Elased
ACE2 and NEP are metalloproteases which are highly expressed in the renal proximal tubules. ACE2 and NEP generate renoprotective angiotensin (1-7) from angiotensin II (Ang II) and Ang I, respectively, and therefore could have a major role in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent data demonstrated increased urinary ACE2 in diabetic patients with CKD and kidney transplants. We tested the hypothesis that urinary ACE2, NEP and ADAM17 are increased and could be risk predictors of CKD in diabetic patients. Urinary and plasma ACE2, NEP, and ADAM17 were investigated in twenty healthy nondiabetics (ND), and forty diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria (Dnormo), microalbuminuria (Dmicro) and macroalbuminuria (Dmacro) using ELISA, Western blot, fluorogenic and novel mass spectrometric-based enzyme assays...
March 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
M Angeles Tejero Hernández, Elena García Martínez, M José Arroyo Marin, Elena Gómez Guzmán
The cardiorenal syndrome has been defined as a situation in which therapy to relieve congestive symptoms of heart failure is limited by a decreased renal function. The resistance to conventional diuretic treatment makes difficult managing these patients. Tolvaptan, a selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist, has been used successfully in adults with this pathology but the experience with children is very limited. A five-year-old girl with renal failure waiting for a heart transplant is presented. Tolvaptan (0...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Alexandra Ljimani, Hans-Jörg Wittsack, Rotem S Lanzman
Renal transplantation is the therapy of choice for patients with end-stage renal diseases. Improvement of immunosuppressive therapy has significantly increased the half-life of renal allografts over the past decade. Nevertheless, complications can still arise. An early detection of allograft dysfunction is mandatory for a good outcome. New advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have enabled the noninvasive assessment of different functional renal parameters in addition to anatomic imaging. Most of these techniques were widely tested on renal allografts in past decades and a lot of clinical data are available...
March 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
J Aleksova, S Kurniawan, G J Elder
Fracture risk increases in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), but bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is less predictive of risk than in the general population. In this study of patients with ESKD, a lower trabecular bone score (TBS), indicative of microarchitectural deterioration, was associated with higher bone turnover markers and prevalent non-vertebral fracture. INTRODUCTION: Declining renal function carries increased fracture risks, but BMD is less predictive of fracture for dialysis patients than the general population...
March 19, 2018: Osteoporosis International
A L Tan, M Lawson, J Preston, S Wood, A Griffin, H Rhee
Renal cancers are some of the most common solid organ malignancies found during follow-up of patients who have undergone renal transplantation (RT). In this case report, we describe a life-threatening spontaneous hemorrhage of a rare subtype of renal cell carcinoma in the native kidney of a 27-year-old man, 4 years after RT. After fluid resuscitation and stabilization, the patient underwent emergent open radical nephrectomy with the final histopathology reporting T1bN0Mx mucinous tubular and spindle cell (MTSC) carcinoma...
March 16, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Musallam Abukhalil, Osama Mehjez, Mohammed Aladdam, Bettina Bottcher, Sobhi Skaik, Mohammed Matter
BACKGROUND: In 2013, al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, introduced an assessment programme for potential kidney donors on the basis of medical and radiological evaluation. The aims of this study and an associated clinical audit were to examine the final outcome of the potential live kidney donors assessment programme, to review the findings and determine the level of accuracy of the radiological evaluations, to assess the completeness and standard of radiological record keeping, and to evaluate adherence to guidelines...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Andrea Petronio Rossi, Gianluigi Zaza, Marina Zanardo, Francesco Pedelini, Laura Dalla Verde, Chiara Caletti, Alessia D'Introno, Antonio Lupo, Mauro Zamboni
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant (RTX) recipients seem to experience a better quality of life compared to dialysis patients. However, the factors responsible for this positive effect are not completely defined. Conceivably, a change in the physical performance of these patients could play a role. METHODS: To assess this, we measured: (1) waist circumference, fat mass and appendicular fat-free mass (aFFM) by dual-energy X-ray densitometry, (2) physical performance with the Short Physical Performance Battery, and (3) muscle strength with the handgrip test, in 59 male RTX, 11 chronic kidney disease in conservative treatment (CKD) and 10 peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Nancy Kim, Roxanna Juarez, Angela D Levy
In patients with end-stage renal disease, the treatment of choice for most patients is renal transplantation. Complications that occur after kidney transplant can be broadly divided into vascular and non-vascular categories. Non-vascular complications can further be divided into surgical and medical categories. When evaluating renal transplant imaging, it is helpful to consider the occurrence of complications in a timeline from time of surgery. Ultrasound is often the first modality used for evaluation of renal transplants particularly in the early postoperative period...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Thomas Tängdén, Pier Giorgio Cojutti, Jason A Roberts, Federico Pea
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Valganciclovir is used as oral prophylaxis for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in kidney transplant recipients. However, limited pharmacokinetic data exist to guide dosing in this patient group. This study aimed to describe the population pharmacokinetics of valganciclovir in a large sample of kidney transplant recipients and predict optimal dosing based on Monte Carlo simulations. METHODS: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) data from adult kidney transplant recipients who received valganciclovir prophylaxis during a 10-year study period were collected retrospectively...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Yuehong Li, Binbin Li, Wei Wang, Jiaxuan Lv
The aim of the present study was to analyze the risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients who have received a liver transplant. A total of 190 patients who underwent liver transplantation between March 2001 and January 2015 were followed up, and analyzed retrospectively. Sex, age, primary disease, preoperative laboratory findings (hemoglobin, albumin, creatinine and glomerular filtration rate), surgical approach, blood loss during the surgery and transfusion volume, postoperative complications, and the average levels of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) (from liver transplantation to the onset of CKD) were analyzed...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Si Liu, Baoshan Gao, Gang Wang, Weigang Wang, Xin Lian, Shan Wu, Jinyu Yu, Yaowen Fu, Honglan Zhou
Primary hyperoxaluria type 2 is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by glyoxylate reductase/hydroxypyruvate reductase deficiency and characterized by recurrent episodes of nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. Herein, we describe a case of primary hyperoxaluria type 2 in a 33-year-old man who failed to respond to conventional therapies; thus renal transplantation was performed. This case demonstrated that, although primary hyperoxaluria type 2 is rare, hyperoxaluria should be suspected and blood oxalate and stone component be examined in patients with recurrent episodes of nephrolithiasis, particularly in those who are unresponsive to conventional therapies...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Nicole A Pilch, Vinayak Rohan, Vinaya Rao, Patrick D Mauldin, Zemin Su, Derek A Dubay, Thomas A Morinelli, David J Taber
BACKGROUND: Several studies have been performed to evaluate surrogate markers of long-term allograft function in renal transplant recipients. These include serum creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), slope of eGFR, and more recently eGFR variability. The aim of this study was to measure eGFR slope while assessing the variability of this slope and if high variability occurring at any time post-transplant was predictive of poorer long-term outcomes in a large cohort of kidney transplant recipients...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Hasan Yuksekkaya, Meltem Gumus, Aylin Yucel, Meltem Energin, Serafettin Demirci
BACKGROUND: Mistaken ingestion of all manner of toxic matter is common in childhood, but poisoning with fireworks and matchsticks is rare. Fireworks usually contain 10% yellow phosphorus and 50% potassium chlorate. Potassium chlorate is an extremely reactive and toxic agent that is used in fireworks and matchstick heads. METHODS: Eleven cases (7 females and 5 males; median age, 36 months [ranging from 24 to 48 months]) of poisoning after ingestion of fireworks and matchstick(s), between February 2008 and June 2014, were reviewed...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Tiong Y Lim, Enoka Gonsalkorala, Mary D Cannon, Stella Gabeta, Leonie Penna, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation (LT) is a successful treatment for both acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. The number of women of reproductive age undergoing LT is increasing. Pregnancy outcomes are favourable but there is still a lack of prognostic markers. We aimed to identify factors predictive of adverse pregnancy outcomes in LT recipients. METHODS: An analysis of all pregnancies occurring in LT recipients from 1989-2016 at King's College Hospital was performed...
March 14, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Wilbert S Aronow, William H Frishman
The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guidelines diagnose hypertension if systolic blood pressure (SBP) is ≥ 130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is ≥ 80 mmHg. Increased BP is SBP 120-129 mmHg with DBP < 80 mmHg. Lifestyle measures should be used to treat individuals with increased BP. Lifestyle measures plus BP-lowering drugs should be used for secondary prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events in individuals with clinical cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, or stroke) and an average SBP ≥ 130 mmHg or an average DBP ≥ 80 mmHg...
March 13, 2018: Drugs
Cathrin L Salvador, Anders Hartmann, Anders Åsberg, Stein Bergan, Alexander D Rowe, Lars Mørkrid
Background: Assessment of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is important in kidney transplantation. The aim was to develop a kidney transplant specific equation for estimating GFR and evaluate against published equations commonly used for GFR estimation in these patients. Methods: Adult kidney recipients (n = 594) were included, and blood samples were collected 10 weeks posttransplant. GFR was measured by51 Cr-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid clearance. Patients were randomized into a reference group (n = 297) to generate a new equation and a test group (n = 297) for comparing it with 7 alternative equations...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
Joke I Roodnat, Anneke M E de Mik-van Egmond, Wesley J Visser, Stefan P Berger, Wilbert A G van der Meijden, Felix Knauf, Madelon van Agteren, Michiel G H Betjes, Ewout J Hoorn
Background: Enteric hyperoxaluria due to malabsorption may cause chronic oxalate nephropathy and lead to end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is challenging given the risk of recurrent calcium-oxalate deposition and nephrolithiasis. Methods: We established a protocol to reduce plasma oxalic acid levels peritransplantation based on reduced intake and increased removal of oxalate. The outcomes of 10 kidney transplantation patients using this protocol are reported...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
Maria Irene Bellini, Kostas Koutroutsos, Jack Galliford, Paul E Herbert
Background: The prevalence of overweight and obese kidney transplant recipients (KTR) has risen in parallel to the obesity epidemic that has affected the general population over the last two decades. At present, there is an ongoing debate regarding the suitability for transplantation of obese patients. Methods: Data were prospectively collected on consecutive single organ KTR transplanted between January 2014 and March 2016. The patients were stratified according to their body mass index (BMI) using the World Health Organization classification...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
Jennifer S Husson, Bharath Ravichandran, Srijana Jonchhe, Shyamasundaran Kottilil, Eleanor Wilson
Short treatment duration of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) has been successfully used to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection in treatment-naive noncirrhotic patients with viral loads (VLs) under 6 million IU/mL. However, this short duration has not been studied in renal transplant recipients (RTRs), a patient population on lifelong immunosuppression. Here, we describe 3 RTRs who received 8 weeks of LDV/SOF, meeting the standard criteria for shortened treatment duration. All 3 patients tolerated treatment well and achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks (SVR 12)...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
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