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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922364/association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-serum-level-of-cystatin-c-in-type-2-diabetes
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Tomomi Murai, Noriko Takebe, Kan Nagasawa, Yusuke Todate, Riyuki Nakagawa, Rieko Nakano, Mari Hangai, Yutaka Hasegawa, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Yasushi Ishigaki
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is considered to be a cardiovascular risk factor independent from visceral adiposity, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. We explored the parameters related to EAT accumulation, aiming to clarify the novel pathophysiological roles of EAT in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: We examined the laboratory values, including cystatinC, and surrogate markers used for evaluating atherosclerosis. EAT was measured as the sum of the adipose tissue area, obtained by plain computed tomography scans in 208 subjects with T2DM but no history of coronary artery disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921875/chronic-kidney-disease-and-incident-apparent-treatment-resistant-hypertension-among-blacks-data-from-the-jackson-heart-study
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Rikki M Tanner, Daichi Shimbo, Marguerite R Irvin, Tanya M Spruill, Samantha G Bromfield, Samantha R Seals, Bessie A Young, Paul Muntner
It is unclear whether black patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) vs those without CKD who take antihypertensive medication have an increased risk for apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (aTRH). The authors analyzed 1741 Jackson Heart Study participants without aTRH taking antihypertensive medication at baseline. aTRH was defined as uncontrolled blood pressure while taking three antihypertensive medication classes or taking four or more antihypertensive medication classes, regardless of blood pressure level...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921709/kidney-allograft-failure-in-the-steroid-free-immunosuppression-era-a-matched-case-control-study
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Mohamad M Alkadi, Jim Kim, Meredith J Aull, Joseph E Schwartz, John R Lee, Anthony Watkins, Jun B Lee, Darshana M Dadhania, Surya V Seshan, David Serur, Sandip Kapur, Manikkam Suthanthiran, Choli Hartono, Thangamani Muthukumar
We studied the causes and predictors of death-censored kidney allograft failure among 1670 kidney recipients transplanted at our center in the corticosteroid-free maintenance immunosuppression era. As of January 1, 2012, we identified 137 recipients with allograft failure; 130 of them (cases) were matched 1-1 for recipient age, calendar year of transplant and donor type with 130 recipients with functioning grafts (controls). Median time to allograft failure was 29 months (interquartile range 18-51). Physician validated and biopsy confirmed categories of allograft failure were: acute rejection (21%), glomerular disease (19%), transplant glomerulopathy (13%), interstitial fibrosis tubular atrophy (10%), and polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (7%)...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920786/cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-associated-renal-amyloidosis-causing-protein-losing-nephropathy-in-a-red-kangaroo-macropus-rufus
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Mary Irene Thurber, Jenessa Gjeltema, Matthew Sheley, Ray F Wack
A 10-year-old male castrated red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) presented with mandibular swelling. Examination findings included pitting edema with no dental disease evident on examination or radiographs. The results of blood work were moderate azotemia, hypoalbuminemia, and severely elevated urine protein:creatinine ratio (9.9). Radiographs showed an interstitial pattern of the caudal right lung, and an abdominal ultrasound demonstrated scant effusion. Symptomatic and empirical therapy with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor did not resolve clinical signs...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920703/prognostic-usefulness-of-an-age-adapted-equation-for-renal-function-assessment-in-older-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Lucía Rioboo Lestón, Emad Abu-Assi, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubin, Rafael Cobas-Paz, Berenice Caneiro-Queija, Jose Manuel Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Andres Íñiguez-Romo
BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction negatively impacts survival in acute coronary syndrome patients. The Berlin Initiative Study creatinine-based (BIScrea) equation has recently been proposed for renal function assessment in older persons. However, up to now it is unknown if the superiority of the new BIScrea equation, with respect to the most recommended chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration creatinine-based (CKD-EPIcrea) formula, would translate into better risk prediction of adverse events in older patients with acute coronary syndrome...
September 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920466/annals-express-evaluation-of-common-paediatric-creatinine-based-glomerular-filtration-rate-gfr-estimating-equations-in-black-african-children-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Yashna Rampursat, Rajendra Bhimma, Elaene Naicker, Fozy Peer, Verena Gounden
Background The use of serum creatinine (S-Cr) equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is well known in adults and children. We evaluated the revised Schwartz creatinine based estimated GFR (eGFR) prediction equation in Black African children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Methods Review of medical records of all Black African patients aged 2-18 years old who have had GFR determined by intravenous Technetium-99m-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate((9)(9)(m)Tc DTPA), for the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban, South Africa was performed...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920100/a-urinary-fragment-of-mucin-1-subunit-%C3%AE-is-a-novel-biomarker-associated-with-renal-dysfunction-in-the-general-population
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Zhen-Yu Zhang, Susana Ravassa, Martin Pejchinovski, Wen-Yi Yang, Petra Zürbig, Begoña López, Fang-Fei Wei, Lutgarde Thijs, Lotte Jacobs, Arantxa González, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Peter Verhamme, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Javier Díez, Harald Mischak, Jan A Staessen
INTRODUCTION: Sequencing peptides included in the urinary proteome identifies the parent proteins and may reveal mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease. METHODS: In 805 randomly recruited Flemish individuals (50.8% women; mean age, 51.1 years), we determined the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from serum creatinine using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation. We categorized eGFR according to the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guideline...
September 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918017/efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-tricyclo-dna-antisense-oligonucleotides-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-mouse-model
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Karima Relizani, Graziella Griffith, Lucía Echevarría, Faouzi Zarrouki, Patricia Facchinetti, Cyrille Vaillend, Christian Leumann, Luis Garcia, Aurélie Goyenvalle
Antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) hold promise for therapeutic splice-switching correction in many genetic diseases. However, despite advances in AON chemistry and design, systemic use of AONs is limited due to poor tissue uptake and sufficient therapeutic efficacy is still difficult to achieve. A novel class of AONs made of tricyclo-DNA (tcDNA) is considered very promising for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a neuromuscular disease typically caused by frameshifting deletions or nonsense mutations in the gene-encoding dystrophin and characterized by progressive muscle weakness, cardiomyopathy, and respiratory failure in addition to cognitive impairment...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917713/the-bvas-is-an-independent-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events-and-cardiovascular-disease-related-mortality-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis-a-study-of-504-cases-in-a-single-chinese-center
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Yi-Hua Bai, Zhi-Ying Li, Dong-Yuan Chang, Min Chen, Cees G M Kallenberg, Ming-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the major causes of death in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) during long-term follow-up. This study investigated risk factors for cardiovascular events (CVE) and CVD-related mortality in Chinese AAV patients. METHODS: Five hundred and four AAV patients in our center were retrospectively included. The predictive value of variables associated with CVE and CVD-related mortality were analyzed...
August 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916834/ultrastructural-characterization-of-the-glomerulopathy-in-alport-mice-by-helium-ion-scanning-microscopy-him
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Kenji Tsuji, Hani Suleiman, Jeffrey H Miner, James M Daley, Diane E Capen, Teodor G Păunescu, Hua A Jenny Lu
The glomerulus exercises its filtration barrier function by establishing a complex filtration apparatus consisting of podocyte foot processes, glomerular basement membrane and endothelial cells. Disruption of any component of the glomerular filtration barrier leads to glomerular dysfunction, frequently manifested as proteinuria. Ultrastructural studies of the glomerulus by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and conventional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) have been routinely used to identify and classify various glomerular diseases...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916770/changes-in-cd73-cd39-and-cd26-expression-on-t-lymphocytes-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-patients-suggest-impairment-in-adenosine-generation-and-turn-over
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Lovis Kling, Urs Benck, Annette Breedijk, Lisa Leikeim, Marianne Heitzmann, Stefan Porubsky, Bernhard K Krämer, Benito A Yard, Anna-Isabelle Kälsch
Extracellular adenosine, generated via the concerted action of CD39 and CD73, contributes to T-cell differentiation and function. Adenosine concentrations are furthermore influenced by adenosine deaminase binding protein CD26. Because aberrant T-cell phenotypes had been reported in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients, an impaired expression of these molecules on T-cells of AAV patients was hypothesized in the present study. While in AAV patients (n = 29) CD26 was increased on CD4(+) lymphocytes, CD39 and CD73 were generally reduced on patients' T-cells...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915510/drug-eluting-vs-bare-metal-stents-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-disease-insights-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander Volodarskiy, Sunil Kumar, Radoslaw Pracon, Mandeep Sidhu, Evgeny Kretov, Tomasz Mazurek, Olga Bockeria, Upendra Kaul, Sripal Bangalore
BACKGROUND: Most drug-eluting stent (DES) trials have excluded patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The efficacy of DES implantation in patients with CKD is therefore not known. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes with DES vs bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in patients with CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were searched for studies including at least 100 patients with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤60 mL/min/1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915230/albuminuria-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-non-diabetic-chronic-kidney-disease
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Meng-Jie Huang, Ri-Bao Wei, Jing Zhao, Ting-Yu Su, Qing-Ping Li, Xi Yang, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND Albuminuria has been associated with cardiovascular events, but whether such an association can be explained by endothelial dysfunction is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the relationship between the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) and biomarkers of endothelial function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS The cross-sectional associations of renal dysfunction and UACR with procoagulant and inflammatory factors were evaluated for 151 consecutive CKD (stage 3-5) patients...
September 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914962/impaired-phosphate-tolerance-revealed-with-an-acute-oral-challenge
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Mandy E Turner, Christine A White, Wilma M Hopman, Emilie C Ward, Paul S Jeronimo, Michael A Adams, Rachel M Holden
Elevated serum phosphate is consistently linked with cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and mortality in the setting of normal and impaired kidney function. However, serum phosphate does not often exceed the upper limit of normal until glomerular filtration rate (GFR) falls below 30 mL/min/m(2) . It was hypothesized that the response to an oral, bioavailable phosphate load will unmask impaired phosphate tolerance, a maladaptation not revealed by baseline serum phosphate concentrations. In this study rats with varying kidney function as well as normo-phosphatemic human subjects, with inulin-measured GFR (13...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914638/long-term-risk-and-predictors-of-cardiovascular-death-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-the-coronor-study
#15
Christophe Bauters, Olivier Tricot, Thibaud Meurice, Nicolas Lamblin
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the residual risk of cardiovascular death (CVD) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who receive modern secondary prevention. Our aim was to analyze the causes of death and to determine predictors of CVD in the 5-year CORONOR registry. METHODS: We studied 4184 consecutive CAD outpatients who were free from any myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularization for more than 1 year at inclusion. Antithrombotics were prescribed in 99%, statins in 92%, inhibitors of renin-angiotensin system in 82%, and β-blockers in 79%; 86% had prior coronary revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913845/urinary-wt1-positive-cells-as-a-non-invasive-biomarker-of-crescent-formation
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T Fujita, T Sofue, M Moritoki, Y Nishijima, Y Tokuhara, H Wakisaka, Y Kushida, R Haba, H Ohsaki
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between urinary WT1-positive cells (podocytes and active parietal epithelial cells) and WT1-positive cells in renal biopsy to investigate whether urinary WT1-positive cells are useful for detection of crescent formation. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with kidney disease were investigated (15 cases with crescentic lesions and 37 cases with non-crescentic lesions) for immunoenzyme staining using anti-WT1 antibody for urine cytology and renal biopsy...
September 15, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912839/addition-of-nonalbumin-proteinuria-to-albuminuria-improves-prediction-of-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-progression
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Jong Ho Kim, Seo Young Oh, Eun Heui Kim, Min Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Jin Mi Kim, Yong Ki Kim, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is generally accepted as a sensitive marker of diabetic nephropathy but has limitations in predicting its progression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of nonalbumin proteinuria in addition to albuminuria for predicting the progression of type 2 diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR) were measured in 325 patients with type 2 diabetes and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) ≥30 mL/min/1...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912532/chronic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-poorer-in-hospital-outcomes-in-patients-hospitalized-with-infections-electronic-record-analysis-from-china
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Guobin Su, Hong Xu, Gaetano Marrone, Bengt Lindholm, Zehuai Wen, Xusheng Liu, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
Predominantly based on studies from high-income countries, reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) has been associated with increased risk of infections and infection-related hospitalizations (IRHs). We here explore in-hospital outcomes of IRHs in patients with different kidney function. A total of 6,283 adults, not on renal replacement therapy, with a discharge diagnosis of infection, and with an eGFR 1-12 months before index hospitalization, were included from four hospitals in China. We compared in-hospital outcomes (death, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, length of hospital stay (LOHS) and medical expenses), between patients with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD, defined as eGFR ≤ 60 ml/min per 1...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910975/emerging-role-of-hur-in-inflammatory-response-in-kidney-diseases
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Jin Shang, Zhanzheng Zhao
Human antigen R (HuR) is a member of the embryonic lethal abnormal vision (ELAV) family which can bind to the A/U rich elements in 3' un-translated region of mRNA and regulate mRNA splicing, transportation, and stability. Unlike other members of the ELAV family, HuR is ubiquitously expressed. Early studies mainly focused on HuR function in malignant diseases. As researches proceed, more and more proofs demonstrate its relationship with inflammation. Since most kidney diseases involve pathological changes of inflammation, HuR is now suggested to play a pivotal role in glomerular nephropathy, tubular ischemia-reperfusion damage, renal fibrosis and even renal tumors...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910789/end-stage-renal-disease-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Lu Dai, Edyta Golembiewska, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Despite marked improvements in renal replacement therapy during the last 30 years, the age-adjusted mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still unacceptably high and comparable to that of many malignancies. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. However, traditional risk factors can only partially explain the high premature cardiovascular burden in this population. Nontraditional risk factors, including persistent low-grade inflammation, are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, and other causes of CVD and may also contribute to protein-energy wasting and other complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
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