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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528984/risk-reclassification-ability-of-uric-acid-for-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-essential-hypertension
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Maria Perticone, Giovanni Tripepi, Raffaele Maio, Antonio Cimellaro, Desirée Addesi, Rossella Baggetta, Angela Sciacqua, Giorgio Sesti, Francesco Perticone
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is associated with incident cardiovascular events in different settings of patients. We tested whether the inclusion of uric acid (UA) in Cox models including standard risk factors allows to better stratify cardiovascular risk in a cohort of 1522 naïve hypertensives with preserved renal function. METHODS: We used multiple Cox regression models to assess the independent effect of UA on cardiovascular outcomes, and Harrell'C index, Net Reclassification Index (NRI), and Integrated Discrimination Improvement (IDI) as indicators of the additional prognostic value of UA beyond and above that provided by standard risk factors and estimated glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR)...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522654/diabetic-kidney-disease-challenges-progress-and-possibilities
#2
Radica Z Alicic, Michele T Rooney, Katherine R Tuttle
Diabetic kidney disease develops in approximately 40% of patients who are diabetic and is the leading cause of CKD worldwide. Although ESRD may be the most recognizable consequence of diabetic kidney disease, the majority of patients actually die from cardiovascular diseases and infections before needing kidney replacement therapy. The natural history of diabetic kidney disease includes glomerular hyperfiltration, progressive albuminuria, declining GFR, and ultimately, ESRD. Metabolic changes associated with diabetes lead to glomerular hypertrophy, glomerulosclerosis, and tubulointerstitial inflammation and fibrosis...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508971/short-term-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-monoclonal-gammopathy
#3
Masaaki Yanishi, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takashi Yoshida, Hisanori Taniguchi, Kenji Yoshida, Takao Mishima, Yoshihiro Komai, Kaneki Yasuda, Masato Watanabe, Motohiko Sugi, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the common pre-malignant B cell disorders with a general prevalence of 3-5 % at age over 50. Because of the potential malignant transformation and immune insufficiency, pre-transplant MGUS recipient should be carefully followed after allograft transplantation. The post-transplant prognosis and quality of life (QOL) in patient with MGUS have not yet been fully determined. The aim of this study is to evaluate function and pathology of the renal allograft and self-assessment QOL changes during 2 years after transplantation in our case of MGUS-bearing recipient...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504869/kidney-outcomes-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-receiving-an-orthotopic-liver-transplant-alone
#4
Neeraj Singh, Shahab Ahmadzadeh, Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, Yasir Qazi, Adrian Sequeira, Hrishikesh Samant, Robert McMillan, Gazi B Zibari
Kidney transplant in patients with liver cirrhosis and non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. We report 14 liver cirrhotic patients who had persistently low MDRD-6 estimated-glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR) < 40 ml/min/1.73m2 for ≥ 3 months and underwent either liver transplant alone (LTA) (n=9) or simultaneous liver-kidney transplant (SLKT) (n=5). Pre-transplant, patients with LTA compared with SLKT had lower serum creatinine (2.5±0.73 vs. 4.6±0.52 mg/dl, P= 0.001), higher MDRD-6 e-GFR (21...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500518/incremental-start-to-pd-as-experienced-in-italy-results-of-censuses-carried-out-from-2005-to-2014
#5
Loris Neri, Giusto Viglino, Giancarlo Marinangeli, Anna Rachele Rocca, Alessandro Laudon, Antonino Ragusa, Gianfranca Cabiddu
BACKGROUND: It is not known how widely used in Italy an incremental start to in peritoneal dialysis (Incr-PD) is. METHODS: By analyzing the peritoneal dialysis (PD) censuses conducted by the PD Study Group (GSDP-SIN) for the years 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 in all the Centers performing PD in Italy, the use of Incr-PD, i.e. continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with 1 or 2 exchanges/day or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) with 3-4 sessions/week, was examined among incident PD patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499765/ckd-epi-equation-a-suitable-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimate-for-drug-dosing-in-hiv-infected-patients
#6
A Gagneux-Brunon, E Botelho-Nevers, P Delanaye, F Lucht, A Frésard, C Cazorla, C Guglielminotti, C Fafin, C Mariat, O Moranne
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate concordance between glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimates (Cockcroft and Gault, modification of diet in renal diseases, chronic kidney disease epidemiology study group equations) for drug dosing in HIV-infected patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a monocentric study. GFR was measured using the gold standard method (plasma clearance of iohexol) in 230 HIV-infected patients. Concordance rate was evaluated between measured GFR (mGFR) and estimated GFR (eGFR) for different GFR categories (GFR>90 mL/min, GFR<90 mL/min, GFR>70 mL/min, and GFR<70 mL/min)...
May 9, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498634/older-people-with-type-2-diabetes-including-those-with-chronic-kidney-disease-or-dementia-are-commonly-overtreated-with-sulfonylurea-or-insulin-therapies
#7
C E Hambling, Samuel Seidu, M J Davies, K Khunti
AIM: To evaluate potential overtreatment with sulfonylurea and insulin therapies amongst older people with Type 2 diabetes, including those with chronic kidney disease or dementia. METHODS: Using the ECLIPSE Live software tool, we developed a search to examine data on older people (age ≥ 70 years) with Type 2 diabetes, who were prescribed sulfonylurea or insulin therapies over the previous 90 days. Sixteen Norfolk general practices participated, representing a population of 24 661 older people, including 3862 (15...
May 12, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483858/validation-of-a-routine-two-sample-iohexol-plasma-clearance-assessment-of-gfr-and-an-evaluation-of-common-endogenous-markers-in-a-rat-model-of-ckd
#8
Mandy E Turner, Kimberly J Laverty, Paul S Jeronimo, Martin Kaufmann, Glenville Jones, Christine A White, Rachel M Holden, Michael A Adams
Endogenous markers of kidney function are insensitive to early declines in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and in rodent models, validated, practical alternatives are unavailable. In this study, we determined GFR by modeling the plasma clearance of two compounds, iohexol and inulin, and compared the findings to common endogenous markers. All plasma clearance methods of both iohexol and inulin detected a decline in renal function weeks prior to any increase in endogenous marker. Iohexol plasma clearance and inulin plasma clearance had a very high agreement and minimal bias when using 12-sample models...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457399/polyomavirus-nephropathy-ten-year-experience
#9
J S Costa, E Ferreira, R Leal, N Bota, C Romãozinho, V Sousa, C Marinho, L Santos, F Macário, R Alves, J Pratas, M Campos, A Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Polyomavirus nephropathy (BKVN) is an important cause of chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD). Recipient determinants (male sex, white race, and older age), deceased donation, high-dose immunosuppression, diabetes, delayed graft function (DGF), cytomegalovirus infection, and acute rejection (AR) are risk factors. Reducing immunosuppression is the best strategy in BKVN. The objective of our study was to evaluate CAD progression after therapeutic strategies in BKVN and risk factors for graft loss (GL)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457395/fibrogenesis-in-kidney-transplant-dysfunction-progress-biomarkers
#10
J S Costa, R Alves, V Sousa, C Marinho, C Romãozinho, L Santos, F Macário, J Pratas, L Prado E Castro, M Campos, A Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: Fibrogenesis markers, such as alpha-actin (AA), CD163 (macrophages), and E-cadherin, have been studied as chronic kidney allograft injury (CAI) predictors, a major cause of allograft failure. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the value of these markers in predicting CAI and initiation of dialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 26 kidney allograft biopsies (from 22 patients with CAI) during 2 years, evaluating intensity and percentage of marked cells on glomeruli and tubulointerstitial compartment...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457375/evaluation-of-renal-function-in-patients-undergoing-lung-transplantation
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C Carillo, Y Pecoraro, M Anile, S Mantovani, A Oliva, A D'Abramo, D Amore, A Pagini, T De Giacomo, F Pugliese, E A Rendina, F Venuta, D Diso
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney failure are serious complications after lung transplantation. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the primary indicator of renal function. Several equations have been proposed to evaluate the estimated GFR (eGFR). We compared three different equations to determine which has the better correlation with the development of acute and chronic renal failure in lung recipients. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with a mean age of 54...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449154/dual-raas-blockade-with-aliskiren-in-patients-with-severely-impaired-chronic-kidney-disease
#12
Franz Maximilian Rasche, Claudia Joel, Thomas Ebert, Thomas Frese, Filip Barinka, Volker Busch, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Tom H Lindner, Jochen Schneider, Stephan Schiekofer
Dual renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blockade (dRAASb) is purposed in the prevention of the cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). However, all attempts with dRAASb even in patients with moderate impaired chronic kidney disease (CKD) were terminated due to the typical severe adverse events (SAE), e. g., hyperkalemia and rise of serum creatinine. The aim of our study with the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren was to evaluate the effect of dRAASb with a washout phase in patients with severely advanced CKD. We have studied 45 patients (G3b to 4, A2 and >A3; median glomerular filtration rate (GFR) CKD-EPI 31 (23-40) ml/min per 1...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432640/osteoporosis-bone-mineral-density-and-ckd-mbd-treatment-considerations
#13
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Jordi Bover, Lucía Bailone, Víctor López-Báez, Silvia Benito, Paola Ciceri, Andrea Galassi, Mario Cozzolino
Osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have both independently important potential impact on bone health. A significant number of patients with CKD stages 3a-5D have been shown to have low bone mineral density (BMD), leading to a strikingly elevated risk of fractures (mainly hip fractures) and higher associated morbidity and mortality. Mechanical properties of bone beyond age and menopausal status are additionally affected by intrinsic uremic factors. Therefore, we review in this article not only general concepts of osteoporosis and related consequences, but also the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of low BMD and bone fractures in CKD, beyond increased vascular calcification...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423972/sexual-function-and-testosterone-level-in-men-with-conservatively-treated-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Kerstin S Fugl-Meyer, Marie Nilsson, Britta Hylander, Mikael Lehtihet
Sexual dysfunctions are common, but underrecognized, in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are inversely associated with the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Sexual dysfunctions may affect quality of life in males with CKD. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship among sex hormones, sexual function, and sexual satisfaction in a group of men between 18 and 50 years of age with CKD Stages 1 to 5 not treated with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Fasting blood samples for hemoglobin, testosterone, prolactin, and luteinizing hormone and questionnaire surveys (Sexual Complaints Screener for Men, International Index of Erectile Function, and Aging Male Symptom scale) were evaluated in 100consecutive men...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420645/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-rates-of-transfusion-and-progression-to-end-stage-renal-disease-in-patients-undergoing-transradial-versus-transfemoral-cardiac-catheterization-an-analysis-from-the-veterans-affairs-clinical-assessment-reporting
#15
Amit N Vora, Maggie Stanislawski, Gary K Grunwald, Mary E Plomondon, John S Rumsfeld, Thomas M Maddox, Mladen I Vidovich, Walter Woody, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Hitinder S Gurm, Sunil V Rao
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for bleeding, transfusion, and dialysis after cardiac catheterization. Whether rates of these complications are increased in this high-risk population undergoing transradial access compared with transfemoral access is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: From the Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking program, we identified 229 108 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization between 2007 and 2014, of which 48 155 (21...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406084/evidence-that-tmp-gfr-can-be-estimated-with-the-walton-bijvoet-nomogram-in-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#16
Kenneth R Phelps, Darius L Mason
BACKGROUND: The Walton--Bijvoet nomogram incorporates the assumption that GFR = creatinine clearance (Ccr). It determines phosphate tubular maximum per volume of filtrate (TmP/GFR) from serum phosphorus ([P]s) and fractional excretion of P (FEP), and equates TmP/GFR with actual reabsorption per volume of filtrate (TRP/Ccr) at FEP ≥ 20%. It has not been validated in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We studied 28 controls and 30 patients with stages 3 - 4 CKD...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405987/cardiorenal-syndrome-clinical-outcome-study
#17
H R Shah, N P Singh, N P Aggarwal, D Singhania, A Kumar
BACKGROUND: Over recent years, the field of medicine has been challenged by the twin epidemic of heart failure and renal insufficiency. The coexistence of the two problems in the same patient, referred to as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), is defined as 'disorders of the heart and kidneys whereby acute or chronic dysfunction in one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction of the other. The mechanisms underlying this interaction are complex and multifactorial in nature. OBJECTIVE OF STUDY: Identify and classify patients admitted with cardiorenal syndrome into various subtypes and assess clinical outcome at discharge and at three months...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400188/devascularized-parenchymal-mass-associated-with-partial-nephrectomy-predictive-factors-and-impact-on-functional-recovery
#18
Wen Dong, Jitao Wu, Chalairat Suk-Ouichai, Elvis Caraballo Antonio, Erick Remer, Jianbo Li, Joseph Zabell, Sudhir Isharwal, Steven C Campbell
PURPOSE: Parenchymal mass loss is the predominant factor associated with functional outcomes after partial nephrectomy (PN), and is primarily due to excised parenchymal mass (EPM) and/or devascularized parenchymal mass (DPM). We evaluate the importance of EPM and DPM relative to functional recovery after PN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 168 PN patients had necessary studies to determine EPM and DPM and evaluate parenchymal mass changes and functional loss within the operated kidney...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395663/renal-function-and-oxygenation-are-impaired-early-after-liver-transplantation-despite-hyperdynamic-systemic-circulation
#19
Jenny Skytte Larsson, Gudrun Bragadottir, Bengt Redfors, Sven-Erik Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after liver transplantation and is associated with the development of chronic kidney disease and increased mortality. There is a lack of data on renal blood flow (RBF), oxygen consumption, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal oxygenation, i.e. the renal oxygen supply/demand relationship, early after liver transplantation. Increased insight into the renal pathophysiology after liver transplantation is needed to improve the prevention and treatment of postoperative AKI...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391266/interpretation-of-the-fractional-excretion-of-sodium-in-the-absence-of-acute-kidney-injury-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Michiel F Schreuder, Arend Bökenkamp, Joanna A E van Wijk
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa) may be helpful in establishing the cause of acute renal failure. This study was performed to determine the influence of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), sodium intake, and tubular function on FeNa in children without renal failure. METHODS: In this single institute cross-sectional study, 24-h-urine collections from patients (4-18 years of age, GFR >60 mL/min/1.73 m2) were used when considered reliable, and analyzed to determine sodium excretion, creatinine clearance and FeNa...
April 8, 2017: Nephron
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