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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216260/angiotensin-receptor-blockers-are-associated-with-lower-mortality-than-ace-inhibitors-in-predialytic-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-study-of-therapy-with-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade
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Chih-Ching Lin, Yu-Te Wu, Wu-Chang Yang, Min-Juei Tsai, Jia-Sin Liu, Chi-Yu Yang, Szu-Yuan Li, Shuo-Ming Ou, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu
Dual renin angiotensin system (RAS) blockade using angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) in combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is reported to improve proteinuria in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. However, its renoprotective effect and safety remain uncertain in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). From January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2009, we enrolled 14,117 pre-dialytic stage 5 CKD patients with serum creatinine >6mg/dL and hematocrit <28% under the treatment with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and RAS blockade...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212486/emerging-concepts-and-spectrum-of-renal-injury-following-intravesical-bcg-for-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Azharuddin Mohammed, Zubair Arastu
BACKGROUND: Intravesical Bacilli Calmette-Guerin (IVBCG) therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has long been in use successfully. Albeit rarely, we still face with its safety concerns more than 25 years on since its approval by US Food and Drug Agency in 1990. Local and systemic infection following intravesical BCG is widely reported as compared to immune mediated local or systemic hypersensitivity reactions involving kidneys; acute kidney injury (AKI) and other renal manifestations are well reported but not of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
December 6, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181437/clinical-features-of-patients-treated-by-peritoneal-dialysis-for-over-a-decade
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Mengli Tong, Yuhui Wang, Jun Ni, Ning Weng, Chuanxia Chen, Hongyu Chen, Lindholm Bengt
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is well-established as renal replacement therapy in end stage renal disease and has survival rates similar or better than hemodialysis (HD) for the initial years on dialysis therapy. However retention rate is lower due to higher technique failure rates than in HD and few patients stay on PD for more than 10 years (PD>10 yrs). Here we investigated clinical features characterizing PD>10 yrs patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a single center study of 450 prevalent PD patients, 35 PD>10 yrs patients (n=35) were compared with patients (n=415) who had been on PD for shorter periods of time in terms of clinical characteristics...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181237/prediction-of-kidney-graft-rejection-using-artificial-neural-network
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Leili Tapak, Omid Hamidi, Payam Amini, Jalal Poorolajal
Objectives: Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. Several studies have attempted to identify predisposing factors of graft rejection; however, the results have been inconsistent. We aimed to identify prognostic factors associated with kidney transplant rejection using the artificial neural network (ANN) approach and to compare the results with those obtained by logistic regression (LR). Methods: The study used information regarding 378 patients who had undergone kidney transplantation from a retrospective study conducted in Hamadan, Western Iran, from 1994 to 2011...
October 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173691/clinical-outcomes-and-survival-in-aa-amyloidosis-patients
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Yavuz Ayar, Alparslan Ersoy, Mustafa Ferhat Oksuz, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Berna Aytac Vuruskan, Abdülmecit Yildiz, Emel Isiktas, Aysegül Oruc, Sedat Celikci, Ismail Arslan, Ahmet Bilgehan Sahin, Mustafa Güllülü
AIM: Amyloid A amyloidosis is a rare complication of chronic inflammatory conditions. Most patients with amyloid A amyloidosis present with nephropathy and it leads to renal failure and death. We studied clinical characteristics and survival in patients with amyloid A amyloidosis. METHODS: A total of 81 patients (51 males, 30 females) with renal biopsy proven amyloid A amyloidosis were analyzed retrospectively. The patients were divided into good and poor outcomes groups according to survival results...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173356/contrast-induced-nephropathy-after-cardiac-catheterization-culprits-consequences-and-predictors
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Yub Raj Sedhai, Reshma Golamari, Santosh Timalsina, Soney Basnyat, Ajay Koirala, Ankush Asija, Tatvam Choksi, Akanksha Kushwah, David Geovorgyan, Tawseef Dar, Madhura Borikar, Waseem Ahangar, Joseph Alukal, Subtain Zia, Jose Missri
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common complication after radiocontrast exposure. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of 513 hospitalized patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from June-December 2014 was done, of which 38 patients with end-stage renal disease and 57 patients without preprocedural creatinine were excluded. Serum creatinine concentration before the procedure and each day for 3 days after the procedure was recorded...
November 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172403/circulating-renalase-predicts-all-cause-mortality-and-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Seon Ha Baek, Ran-Hui Cha, Shin Wook Kang, Cheol Whee Park, Dae Ryong Cha, Sung Gyun Kim, Sun Ae Yoon, Sejoong Kim, Sang-Youb Han, Jung Hwan Park, Jae Hyun Chang, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Ki Young Na
Background/Aims: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been found to show markedly increased rates of end-stage renal disease, major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs), and mortality. Therefore, new biomarkers are required for the early detection of such clinical outcomes in patients with CKD. We aimed to determine whether the level of circulating renalase was associated with CKD progression, MACCEs, and all-cause mortality, using data from a prospective randomized controlled study, Kremezin STudy Against Renal disease progression in Korea (K-STAR; NCT 00860431)...
November 29, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167190/an-outcomes-based-definition-of-proteinuria-remission-in-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Jonathan P Troost, Howard Trachtman, Patrick H Nachman, Matthias Kretzler, Cathie Spino, Radko Komers, Sarah Tuller, Kalyani Perumal, Susan F Massengill, Elaine S Kamil, Gia Oh, David T Selewski, Patrick Gipson, Debbie S Gipson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Proteinuria is used as an indicator of FSGS disease activity, but its use as a clinical trial end point is not universally accepted. The goal of this study was to refine proteinuria definitions associated with long-term kidney survival. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data on 466 patients with primary FSGS with proteinuria (urine protein-to-creatinine ratio >1 g/g) were analyzed from five independent cohorts. Proteinuria by months 1, 4, and 8 after study baseline was categorized by conventional definitions of complete (<0...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155503/relatives-in-silent-kidney-disease-screening-risks-study-a-chinese-cohort-study
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Philip Kam-Tao Li, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Yuk Lun Cheng, Tze Hoi Kwan, Chi Bon Leung, Miu Fong Lau, Koon Shing Choi, Samuel Ka-Shun Fung, Yiu Wing Ho, Siu Ka Mak, Sydney Chi-Wai Tang, Kin Shing Wong, David Yong, Sing Leung Lui
AIM: Family members of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have higher risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Limited study has examined the risk of developing CKD in relatives of patients in earlier stages of CKD. METHODS: From January 2008 to June 2009, the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology studied first-degree relatives of stage 1-5 CKD patients from 11 local hospitals. A total of 844 relatives of 466 index CKD patients (stages 1-2: 29.6%; stage 3: 16...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146139/how-to-prevent-renal-cachexia-a-clinical-randomized-pilot-study-testing-oral-supplemental-nutrition-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-and-without-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Michael Zilles, Christoph Betz, Oliver Jung, Stefan Gauer, Renate Hammerstingl, Astrid Wächtershäuser, Thomas J Vogl, Helmut Geiger, Aida Asbe-Vollkopf, Rainer U Pliquett
OBJECTIVE: End-stage renal disease associates with catabolism and sarcopenia. Hypothetically, peroral supplemental nutrition over 6 months prevents catabolism in hemodialysis patients. DESIGN: Prospective randomized pilot study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00687050). SUBJECTS: Twenty-three hemodialysis patients (15 males and 7 females) with or without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection of 2 ambulatory hemodialysis centers...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146035/renal-outcomes-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors
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A J Scheen, P Delanaye
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) are increasingly being used in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The present review summarizes the current knowledge of the effects of DPP-4is on renal outcomes by analyzing the experimental preclinical data, the effects of DPP-4is on urinary albumin-creatinine ratios (UACRs) and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) from observational studies and clinical trials, and renal events (including kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy) in recent large prospective cardiovascular outcome trials...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142983/efficacy-and-safety-of-sparsentan-compared-with-irbesartan-in-patients-with-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-randomized-controlled-trial-design-duet
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Radko Komers, Debbie S Gipson, Peter Nelson, Sharon Adler, Tarak Srivastava, Vimal K Derebail, Kevin E Meyers, Pablo Pergola, Meghan E MacNally, Jennifer L Hunt, Alvin Shih, Howard Trachtman
Introduction: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a leading cause of nephrotic syndrome and end-stage renal disease. There are no US Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies for FSGS, and treatment often fails to reduce proteinuria. Endothelin is an important factor in the pathophysiology of podocyte disorders, including FSGS. Sparsentan is a first-in-class, orally active, dual-acting angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and highly selective endothelin Type A receptor antagonist...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142953/absence-of-hiv-associated-nephropathy-among-antiretroviral-naive-adults-with-persistent-albuminuria-in-western-kenya
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M K Koech, M O G Owiti, W D Owino-Ong'or, A K Koskei, M J Karoney, V D D'Agati, C M Wyatt
Introduction: HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) has been strongly linked to African ancestry. However, studies have demonstrated wide variability in the prevalence of HIVAN in different sub-Saharan African populations. Accurate assessment of the disease burden is important because antiretroviral therapy (ART) is increasingly available and may prevent progression to end-stage renal disease. Methods: We prospectively screened ART-naïve, afebrile, nonhypertensive, and nondiabetic adults attending a large HIV care program in Western Kenya for the presence of albuminuria (dipstick albumin ≥ trace or urine albumin to creatinine ratio [UACR] ≥ 30 mg/g)...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136724/-expert-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-renal-impairment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132947/associations-between-weight-loss-kidney-function-decline-and-risk-of-esrd-in-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children-ckid-cohort-study
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Elaine Ku, Joel D Kopple, Charles E McCulloch, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Robert H Mak, Barbara A Grimes, Mark Mitsnefes
BACKGROUND: Anorexia and malnutrition are associated with poor outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We assessed changes in body mass index (BMI) as kidney function declines and its association with risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among 854 participants followed between 2005 to 2013 in the CKD in Children (CKiD) Study. PREDICTORS: Repeated measurements of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by serum creatinine concentration in our trajectory analysis using mixed models; change in BMI z score (per year) after eGFR decreased to <35mL/min/1...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118771/a-profile-of-renal-function-in-northern-cameroonians-with-essential-hypertension
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Marcel Tangyi Tamanji, Divine Amagho Ngwakum, Olivier Pancha Mbouemboue
Background/Aim: The two-way cause and effect relationship existing between high blood pressure and kidney dysfunction is currently a well-documented phenomenon with patients in either category being almost equally predisposed to the other pathology. Our goal was to assess the renal function capacity of hypertensive patients in our setting. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study involved the determination of blood pressure levels and the collection of blood and urine samples for the measurement of renal function markers...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108375/association-between-postoperative-hyponatremia-and-renal-prognosis-in-major-urologic-surgery
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Sehoon Park, Jung Nam An, Jung Pyo Lee, Yun Kyu Oh, Dong Ki Kim, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim
Recent evidence for the clinical significance of postoperative hyponatremia after urologic surgeries remains scarce. We examined the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of electrolyte imbalance in urologic surgery. Patients with newly developed hyponatremia, defined as a sodium level lower than 135 mEq/L within 7 days after surgery, were included in our study group. The primary outcome was progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Secondary outcome was composition of progression to ESRD and creatinine doubling/eGFR halving from baseline...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106625/association-of-the-frequency-of-pre-end-stage-renal-disease-medical-care-with-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-and-hospitalization
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Jun Ling Lu, Miklos Z Molnar, Keiichi Sumida, Charles D Diskin, Elani Streja, Omer A Siddiqui, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
Background: Previous studies have demonstrated that early pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care could improve postdialysis prognosis. However, less is known about the specific types of interventions responsible for the improved outcomes. We hypothesized that more frequent predialysis laboratory testing is associated with better postdialysis outcomes in incident ESRD patients. Methods: In all, 23 089 patients with available outpatient laboratory tests performed during the 2-year predialysis (i...
July 3, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100450/meglitinides-increase-the-risk-of-hypoglycemia-in-diabetic-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Pei-Chen Wu, Vin-Cent Wu, Cheng-Jui Lin, Chi-Feng Pan, Chih-Yang Chen, Tao-Min Huang, Che-Hsiung Wu, Likwang Chen, Chih-Jen Wu
The safety of short-acting meglitinides in diabetic patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been widely reported. Diabetic patients with advanced CKD who had a serum creatinine level of > 6 mg/dL a hematocrit level of ≦ 28% and received erythropoiesis-stimulating agent treatment between 2000 and 2010, were included in this nationwide study in Taiwan. The outcomes of interest were defined as hypoglycemia and long-term mortality. The risks of hypoglycemia and death were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models, with end-stage renal disease and anti-diabetic drugs as time-dependent variables...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094269/hemorrhagic-shock-due-to-bleeding-from-an-arteriovenous-fistula-after-allograft-biopsy-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Akihiro Ryuge, Masahiko Yazawa, Kazuki Kitajima, Ryuto Nakazawa, Hideo Sasaki, Tatsuya Chikaraishi, Yugo Shibagaki
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after allograft biopsy occurs in 1.6-8.3% of kidney transplant patients and most cases remain asymptomatic. Here, we report a case of hemorrhagic shock in a kidney transplant recipient following bleeding from an AVF after graft biopsy. Immediate intensive care including angiographic embolization saved the patient and the allograft. A 62-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease caused by diabetic nephropathy underwent ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. No complications occurred in the early postoperative period...
November 1, 2017: CEN Case Reports
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