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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213404/hydrogen-sulfide-alleviates-hypertensive-kidney-dysfunction-through-an-epigenetic-mechanism
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Gregory Weber, Sathnur Pushpakumar, Utpal Sen
Hypertension is a major risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal inflammation is an integral part in this pathology. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been shown to mitigate renal damage through reduction in blood pressure and reactive oxygen species; however, the exact mechanisms are not clear. While several studies have underlined the role of epigenetics in renal inflammation and dysfunction, the mechanisms through which epigenetic regulators play role in hypertension are not well defined. In this study, we sought to identify if microRNAs are dysregulated in response to angiotensin-II (Ang-II) induced hypertension in the kidney and whether H2S donor, GYY 4137, could reverse the microRNA alteration and kidney function...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212407/epidemiology-of-low-proteinuric-chronic-kidney-disease-in-renal-clinics
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Luca De Nicola, Michele Provenzano, Paolo Chiodini, Silvio Borrelli, Luigi Russo, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Santoro, Giuseppe Conte, Roberto Minutolo
CKD patients with low-grade proteinuria (LP) are common in nephrology clinics. However, prevalence, characteristics, and the competing risks of ESRD and death as the specific determinants, are still unknown. We analyzed epidemiological features of LP status in a prospective cohort of 2,340 patients with CKD stage III-V referred from ≥6 months in 40 nephrology clinics in Italy. LP status was defined as proteinuria <0.5 g/24h according to current KDIGO guidelines. Patients with higher proteinuria constituted the control group (CON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209636/a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-dietary-sodium-restriction-in-stage-3-4-ckd
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Rajiv Saran, Robin L Padilla, Brenda W Gillespie, Michael Heung, Scott L Hummel, Vimal Kumar Derebail, Bertram Pitt, Nathan W Levin, Fansan Zhu, Samer R Abbas, Li Liu, Peter Kotanko, Philip Klemmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often volume expanded and hypertensive. Few controlled studies have assessed the effects of a sodium-restricted diet (SRD) in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized crossover trial to evaluate the effect of SRD (target <2 g sodium per day) versus usual diet on hydration status (by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy) and blood pressure (BP) between May of 2009 and May of 2013...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209075/investigation-of-optimum-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-patients-on-maintained-hemodialysis
#4
Lan Chen, Ying-Ying Chen, Yi-Sheng Ling, Chun-Hua Lin, Jin-Xuan He, Tian-Jun Guan
BACKGROUND: Serum N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level is known to be strongly associated with fluid overload, and serves as a guide for fluid management in patients on hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed at investigating the relationship between NT-proBNP level and blood pressure (BP), ultrafiltration/dry weight ratio as well as hemoglobin, and to explore the optimal cutoff point of NT-proBNP level in Chinese patients on HD. METHODS: A total of 2306 patients on maintained HD for stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this prospective study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208907/current-practice-of-hypertension-in-india-focus-on-blood-pressure-goals
#5
Jagdish S Hiremath, Vijay M Katekhaye, Vijay S Chamle, Rishi M Jain, Amit I Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Recommended Blood Pressure (BP) goals in elderly and those with co-morbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) vary in different Hypertension (HTN) management guidelines. AIM: To understand currently followed BP goals and practices among the physicians involved in management of HTN in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational survey was conducted at 66(th) annual conference of Cardiological Society of India (CSICON-2014, Hyderabad)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198732/intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-time-has-come
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Marcel Ruzicka, Swapnil Hiremath
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Release of the findings from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial has resulted in a renewed examination of intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering. Only a few national hypertension guidelines (Canada and Australia) have changed recommendations, but considerable heterogeneity still exists with respect to the patient population to whom intensive BP lowering may apply. RECENT FINDINGS: There is fairly robust evidence that lower BP targets in nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) results in a decrease in heart failure and mortality...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194575/outcome-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-with-a-history-of-neonatal-acute-kidney-injury
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Syeda Maqsood, Nicholas Fung, Vikas Chowdhary, Rupesh Raina, Maroun J Mhanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with a history of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHOD: In a retrospective, case control study, medical records of all ELBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between Jan 2002 and Dec 2011 were reviewed. Medical records were reviewed for infants' demographics, blood pressure (BP) at NICU discharge and at ≥3 years, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at ≥2 years...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178182/effects-of-magnesium-on-the-phosphate-toxicity-in-chronic-kidney-disease-time-for-intervention-studies
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REVIEW
Yusuke Sakaguchi, Takayuki Hamano, Yoshitaka Isaka
Magnesium, an essential mineral for human health, plays a pivotal role in the cardiovascular system. Epidemiological studies in the general population have found an association between lower dietary magnesium intake and an elevated risk of cardiovascular events. In addition, magnesium supplementation was shown to improve blood pressure control, insulin sensitivity, and endothelial function. The relationship between magnesium and cardiovascular prognosis among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasingly investigated as it is becoming evident that magnesium can inhibit vascular calcification, a prominent risk of cardiovascular events, which commonly occurs in CKD patients...
February 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174659/making-an-impakt-improving-care-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-the-community-through-collaborative-working-and-utilizing-information-technology
#9
Gang Xu, Rupert Major, David Shepherd, Nigel Brunskill
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious long-term condition, which if left untreated causes significant cardiovascular sequele. It is well recognized management of modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure (BP), can lead to improved long-term outcomes. A novel information technology (IT) solution presents a possible solution to help clinicians in the community identify and manage at risk patients more efficiently. The IMproving Patient care and Awareness of Kidney disease progression Together (IMPAKT) IT tool was used to identify patients with CKD and uncontrolled hypertension in the community...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164170/ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-chronic-kidney-disease-ready-for-prime-time
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Manuel T Velasquez, Srinivasan Beddhu, Ehsan Nobakht, Mahboob Rahman, Dominic S Raj
Hypertension is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is the most important modifiable risk factor for CKD progression and adverse cardiovascular events in these patients. Diagnosis and successful management of hypertension are critically dependent on accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement. This is most relevant to CKD patients, in whom BP control is difficult to achieve and in whom early antihypertensive treatment is imperative to prevent kidney and cardiovascular complications. Accumulated data indicate that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is better in detecting hypertension than office BP measurement...
July 2016: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161697/in-the-wake-of-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial-new-targets-for-improving-hypertension-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#11
Crystal C Tyson, Thomas M Coffman
Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) was a multicenter randomized controlled trial showing the significant benefit of intensive reduction of blood pressure to a target of 120 mm Hg in individuals with hypertension and elevated cardiovascular risk. Because SPRINT includes the largest cohort of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be prospectively studied in a hypertension intervention trial, it has particular relevance to the field of nephrology. Here, we review the findings of SPRINT and assess their potential impact on guidelines for treatment of hypertension in patients with CKD...
February 4, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160524/urinary-f2-isoprostanes-in-cats-with-international-renal-interest-society-stage-1-4-chronic-kidney-disease
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W Whitehouse, J Quimby, S Wan, K Monaghan, R Robbins, L A Trepanier
BACKGROUND: F2 -isoprostanes, a biomarker of oxidant injury, increase with advancing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in humans. In cats, the relationship between CKD and oxidative stress is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether cats with advancing CKD have increasing urinary F2 -isoprostanes. ANIMALS: Control cats without evidence of CKD (≥6 years old; n = 11), and cats with IRIS stage 1 (n = 8), 2 (n = 38), 3 (n = 21), and 4 (n = 10) CKD...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160190/changes-in-cardiac-function-after-a-single-intravenous-administration-of-ckd-712-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Sang-In Park, JaeWoo Kim, Kyung-Sang Yu, In-Jin Jang, SeungHwan Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: CKD-712, a candidate treatment for septic shock, acts by increasing cardiac output. This study investigated changes in the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and tolerability of CKD-712 after a single intravenous administration. METHODS: A dose-block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation study was conducted in 44 healthy subjects receiving 20, 40, 80, 160, 240, or 320 μg/kg CKD-712 or placebo. Pharmacodynamics were evaluated using computerized impedance cardiography, vital signs, platelet aggregation, and bleeding time...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149061/effects-of-6-months-yoga-program-on-renal-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-from-chronic-kidney-disease
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Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Tung Vir Singh Arya, Amit Kumar, Ashish Yadav
AIM: To study the effect of 6 months yoga program in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients with CKD were studied and divided into two groups (yoga group and control group) to see the effect of yoga in CKD. Patients in the yoga group were offered yoga therapy along with other conventional treatment modalities, while the control group was only on conventional treatment. Subjects in yoga group were trained to perform specific yogic asanas for at least 5 days a week for 40-60 min a day...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148966/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibition-attenuates-hypertensive-chronic-kidney-disease-through-reduction-in-proteinuria
#15
Zahraa Mohammed-Ali, Chao Lu, Mandeep K Marway, Rachel E Carlisle, Kjetil Ask, Dusan Lukic, Joan C Krepinsky, Jeffrey G Dickhout
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is implicated in chronic kidney disease (CKD) development in patients and in animal models. Here we show that ER stress inhibition through 4-phenylbutyric acid (4-PBA) administration decreases blood pressure, albuminuria, and tubular casts in an angiotensin II/deoxycorticosterone acetate/salt murine model of CKD. Lower albuminuria in 4-PBA-treated mice was associated with higher levels of cubilin protein in renal tissue membrane fractions. 4-PBA decreased renal interstitial fibrosis, renal CD3(+) T-cell and macrophage infiltration, mRNA expression of TGFβ1, Wnt signaling molecules, and ER stress-induced pro-inflammatory genes...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137609/dietary-nitrate-load-lowers-blood-pressure-and-renal-resistive-index-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Stephan Kemmner, Georg Lorenz, Jana Wobst, Thorsten Kessler, Ming Wen, Roman Günthner, Konrad Stock, Uwe Heemann, Klaus Burkhardt, Marcus Baumann, Christoph Schmaderer
Beetroot has a high concentration of inorganic nitrate, which can serially reduced to form nitrite and nitric oxide (NO) after oral ingestion. Increased renal resistive index (RRI) measured by Doppler ultrasonography is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality in hypertensive patients with reduced renal function over time defined as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aim was to investigate whether the supplementation of dietary nitrate by administration of beetroot juice is able to reduce blood pressure and renal resistive index (RRI) as prognostic markers for cardiovascular mortality in CKD patients...
January 28, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130427/nephron-number-hypertension-and-ckd-physiological-and-genetic-insight-from-humans-and-animal-models
#17
Xuexiang Wang, Michael R Garrett
The kidneys play a vital role in the excretion of waste products and the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid-base balance, regulation of blood pressure, and production of several hormones. Any alteration in the structure of the nephron (basic functional unit of the kidney) can have a major impact on the kidney's ability to work efficiently. Progressive decline in kidney function can lead to serious illness and ultimately death if not treated by dialysis or transplantation. While there have been numerous studies that implicate lower nephron numbers as being an important factor in influencing susceptibility to develop hypertension and chronic kidney disease, a direct association has been difficult to establish because of three main limitations: (1) the large variation in nephron number observed in the human population; (2) no established reliable non-invasive methods to determine nephron complement; and (3) to-date, nephron measurements have been done after death which doesn't adequately account for potential loss of nephrons with age or disease...
January 27, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118643/the-association-of-baseline-and-longitudinal-change-in-endothelial-microparticle-count-with-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Darren Green, Sarah Skeoch, M Yvonne Alexander, Philip A Kalra, Ben Parker
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a unique milieu of vascular pathology, and effective biomarkers of active vascular damage are lacking. A candidate biomarker is the quantification of circulating endothelial microparticles (EMPs). This study observed baseline and longitudinal EMP change (δEMP) and established the association of these with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in CKD. METHOD: An observational study in adults with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 mL/min/1...
January 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118620/association-of-albuminuria-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-functional-performance-measures-in-older-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Dawn F Wolfgram, Katelyn Garcia, Greg Evans, Sara Zamanian, Rocky Tang, Thomas Wiegmann, Rajeev Sharma, Ruth Campbell, Jeff Whittle
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly common and disproportionately affects older adults. The contribution of kidney disease to the functional impairment noted in the elderly CKD population is unclear. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of a hypertensive cohort of people aged ≥75 years from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. We evaluated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) as predictors of 3 measures of functional status: EuroQol-5 Dimensional (EQ-5D) score, Falls Efficacy Scale (FES) score, and gait speed...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117377/albuminuria-is-an-independent-risk-factor-of-t4-elevation-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Xin Du, Binbin Pan, Wenwen Li, Yonghua Zou, Xi Hua, Wenjuan Huang, Xin Wan, Changchun Cao
This study was to explore the association between thyroid dysfunction and albuminuria. 581 cases with chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this study. The clinical characteristics consisted of sex, age, serum creatinine, urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), thyroid function were recorded. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated by CKD-EPI four-level race equation. Prevalence of different thyroid diseases was calculated by chi-square test. Levels of thyroid hormone were compared among different albuminuria groups by Kruskal-Wallis test...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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